Craig Sams imagines the health farms of the future where ‘super healthy’ humans are raised. Until just over a decade ago the missus and I would go to Shrubland Hall Health Clinic up in Suffolk, where we’d enjoy vegetarian food, bracing country walks, massage, pilates and other healthful activities and return refreshed and invigorated. They […]
The Royal Voluntary Service has opened a hospital shop with a difference – a “dietary specific shop” under the brand name Revi
Vitamin and mineral supplementation can play a key role in tackling micronutrient deficiencies that are contributing to a “global pandemic” of chronic disease.
Critics of strict food avoidance regimes warn they are leading us down the road to nutritional reductionism. Jim Manson asks if they are right.
The second meeting of the Micronutrients and Health All Party Parliamentary Group, has highlighted the fact that teenagers have the worst diets among all age groups, making them an ‘at risk’ group in nutritional terms. The meeting, which took place on 13 September, focussed on ‘Improving teenage nutrition: new research and future policy’. Carolyn Harris, […]
A panel of scientists has accused the supplements industry of “heavily marketing” pregnancy multivitamins to mothers-to-be who, they argue, do not in the main need them. Writing in Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, the scientists say they reviewed a wide body of research and found that specialist pregnancy supplements did not boost the health of mothers […]
Only 6% of UK adults understand government recommendations regarding vitamins and minerals, according to a new survey commissioned by the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA), down a massive 76% on 2012. In addition to this worrying figure, 50% of those surveyed don’t know that anaemia is related to lack of iron in the diet, 63% […]
Children who grow up on a diet of fast food meals will have a lower IQ in adulthood than those who regularly eat freshly-cooked meals, according to a study. (more…)
New research shows that over 30 million adults are not eating the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day – almost an 8% increase from 2010 – led by almost 70% of 18-24 year olds. (more…)