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Calcium as part of a nutritious diet… (updated October 2018)

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Q.Why is calcium in the diet important? How much do I need? Important questions – calcium is needed for strong and healthy bones and teeth. Calcium is also required for cell signalling, blood clotting, muscle contraction and nerve function. Most adults between the ages of 19-65 will need 700mg of calcium a day, (different amounts apply for 0-18 year olds, women breastfeeding will …

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2016 in nutrition and looking to 2017

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I’ve just been reflecting on the highlights of this last nutritional year and again it’s been a busy one… Nutrition Research The department of health have finally recommended that everyone has 10 mcg daily of Vitamin D. (The dosage is controversial – it’s considered too low in some circles – but it’s a step in the right direction). New research …

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Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

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As a nutritional therapist, lots of people ask me about Vitamin D.  So, what’s all the fuss about? Well, people are right to be concerned – especially at this time of year. In the winter, we cannot synthesise Vitamin D from sun exposure. This is because in the UK we don’t get adequate sun.  And whilst it’s possible to get some …

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