Posts Tagged "vitamin d"

Vitamin D

Are we getting enough Vitamin D? Vitamin D is widely known as The Sunshine Vitamin and has multiple benefits to human health. It is an essential micronutrient, contributing to: maintenance of normal bones and teeth normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus maintenance of normal muscle function normal function of the immune system Our skin naturally produces vitamin D when sufficiently exposed to sunlight in the summer months, but this changes during late autumn and winter because the sun is too low in the sky. In fact, if we spend most of our time indoors, or covering up...

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Embrace your inner glow

Posted on Jun 27, 2018 in News & Events

It’s been a harsh winter and I’d like to think that, if there is any justice, a great summer complete with all the benefits of getting out of doors more, is on the way. Many of us will think of how to get that summer sun kissed look but because (a) there are no guarantees of sun and, (b) when it does show its face, we must be so careful about being safe in the sun, I think it’s wise to have a plan B in place. Many people turn to tanning products to get the sun kissed look without sun or sunbed. But even here care is needed as many of the mainstream tanning products are so full of...

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Autumn Poem and more

Posted on Aug 18, 2017 in News & Events

There are wonderful poems about autumn moods and colours, but Jack Prelutsky’s lines from a classroom have a slant many youngsters will share: The leaves are yellow, red and brown, A shower sprinkles softly down The air is fragrant, crisp and cool, And once again, I’m stuck in school. So it’s back to lunchboxes, homework and timetables, and autumn can be a bittersweet time as the freedom of warmer days becomes a memory. But in many ways the change of season is a better time to take stock than the New Year, and a good opportunity to plan for new approaches and fresh schedules. A...

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Winter is magic

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 in News & Events

The winter is most people’s least favourite season. Chilly, wet, dark and dreary is how we often think of it, but the brighter side can be cheering – as can vitamin D! The dark evenings mean for many people that it’s time to share the table with friends. We can hunt out recipes for comfort food again, banished last Spring with our winter coats, and relish kitchen smells of spicy soup on the stove and fruit cake in the oven. Did you know that hot food smells much better than cold because aromatic molecules travel more effectively in heat than cold? The same applies to heating and...

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Winter Good Health

Posted on Nov 15, 2014 in News & Events

Although we had a wonderful Indian summer, seasonal coughs and colds made their usual appearance on time, as the school year began and bugs were shared round. IAHS members are often asked what we think about the flu jab, and though we can’t comment specifically, what we can do is offer a wide range of effective immune boosters. Some are well known such as vitamin C which we can now source in drop form which even babies can use. Others are combinations such as vitamin C, zinc and elderberry. Olive leaf as an anti-viral is increasingly popular, and of course nobody needs to be reminded of...

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