Water for Health Blog: Promoting better health through hydration, nutrition and mindful eating.
At Water for Health, we want to help you reach peak health, look fresh and feel energised. Our broad knowledge of nutrition and hydration, as well as our commitment to keeping up to date with developments in the world of natural health, makes our blog a treasure trove of information. In this section, you’ll find diet advice, news about emerging disease-prevention studies, product reviews, topical content and lots more besides.
April 16, 2018
Since we introduced Progurt to the UK market last year, we have had great feedback from our clients – many of whom have thanked us for making the world’s strongest probiotic available to them.
Because we only recently integrated Feefo Customer Reviews into our website, however, there aren’t yet many on our main product page at this time (a good deal of feedback has come to us via good old fashioned telephone). That said, the Progurt international portal lists verified customer reviews, with the current total standing at 550+. In addition, there have been a number of reviews published in recent years.
April 9, 2018
The release of Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s book The 4 Pillar Plan, which itself comes on the heels of his massively popular BBC One show Doctor in the House, begs the question: is lifestyle medicine headed for the mainstream?
Is the prospect of an approach to health which emphasises treatment of the root cause – and not the symptoms – altering the paradigm we have become accustomed to here in the UK? The answer is very possibly, and in this article we aim to outline the reasons why.
March 22, 2018
We have often written about vitamins, minerals and nutrients which are lacking in the traditional British diet. Iodine is another important element of sound nutrition which many Brits fail to get enough of. This is cause for major concern, since iodine contributes to the thyroid as well as other aspects of health.
In this blog we intend to discuss the importance of iodine – and by extension nascent iodine, the ideal form of the mineral recognised by the body. We’ll also discuss why the public awareness of iodine and its benefits is falling well short in the UK.
March 9, 2018
In recent weeks, the interaction between vitamin D and magnesium has been highlighted, leading many to wonder whether they should take vitamin D and magnesium together. At the risk of keeping you in suspense, the short answer is a resounding yes!
The Sunshine Vitamin is rarely out of the news, with studies coming to light all the time illuminating benefits for bone health, heart health, even cancer prevention. But what about the link between vitamin D and magnesium? Read on to find out why you should always take these two nutrients together.
February 27, 2018
Most people have a good idea of the best nutrition for health: that is to say, the best foods to eat (or avoid) in order to stay in fine physical condition. It is no secret that a diet composed largely of fruit and vegetables, with minimal processed carbohydrates or refined sugars, will pay dividends for your wellbeing. However, there may often be a need to tailor your diet for a specific organ. In this article, we aim to summarise the optimum nutrition for the heart, paying particular attention to the best nutrients, vitamins and minerals for the heart and circulation.
February 14, 2018
Apple cider vinegar has in recent years been suggested as a virtual panacea for mankind’s ills. With a long history of usage as a home remedy, the vinegar is one of the most commonly-touted substances in the world of natural health: an ancient ‘superfood’ whose appeal is enhanced by wellness gurus, the influence of whom is compounded by massive social media platforms. But what can apple cider vinegar do for skin, hair and those wishing to lose weight? In this article, we aim to outline the key benefits.
February 1, 2018
Dry January (or #DryJanuary if you prefer) has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s not difficult to see why. After overindulging at Christmas, swearing off alcohol for a month seems like an indubitably good way of undoing the harm you did to your body over the festive season and giving your liver a proper chance to recover. But are there measurable health benefits to this fad, or is the initiative purely a way of massaging one’s conscience?
January 22, 2018
As I sit here writing at the end of a long day, I am literally aching to move. For the past few days I've had constant cramps, both when lying still and when moving: my physiotherapist has discovered a muscle spasm in my lower back, which – because it's pinching a nerve running down to my left thigh – has put an abrupt end to my favourite activities.
January 12, 2018
I can only tell my story in hindsight, now that I understand and accept the way that I felt. We are all wired in different ways, some of us more chilled and laid-back whereas others more wild and full of beans. I just classed myself in the ‘wild and full of beans’ category and was proud of it. As a child I was popular at school, good fun, extremely diligent, a high achiever, in all the sports teams… I think you get the picture!
January 8, 2018
Anyone who takes a daily cod liver oil capsule or fish oil supplement quite clearly cares about their health. The marine-derived dietary supplements are among the most popular natural products on the market, rich in omega-3 fatty acids which variously contribute towards the brain, heart and eyes. The question is, which is better: cod liver oil capsules or fish oil softgels? In this article, we’ll cover the key differences between these popular natural supplements and help you make a more educated purchase.
December 29, 2017
At this time of year – with the Christmas crockery sided away and guilt setting in after an indulgent festive season – many of us start to set priorities for the New Year. Fitness and health goals are certainly the most common, hence the surge in gym memberships throughout the country. Even if you don’t subscribe to the conceit of resolutions – noting that most dissolve before January is over – it’s a good time to think about what you want to achieve in the 12 months ahead.
December 20, 2017
The role of vitamin K in heart health has been highlighted time and again over the years. Although perhaps more well-known for its effect on bones, via its inhibition of arterial calcification, a growing body of research puts vitamin K alongside omega-3 fatty acids when it comes to maintaining optimum cardiovascular health.
In this blog we’ll attempt to summarise some major studies published in the last decade, leaving you in no doubt as to the efficacy of this most invaluable nutrient.
December 12, 2017
Winter is a good time to talk about vitamin D. In fact, it’s been precisely one year since we wrote a blog saying as much. At no other time are blocked noses, hacking coughs, sneezing fits and sore throats quite so ubiquitous. You may wonder how vitamin D ties into this roll call of seasonal symptoms, and if so, it’ll probably shock you to learn that vitamin D deficiency is at the very root of them.
December 5, 2017
As we begin to appreciate the synergy between gut health and overall wellness, and the role of probiotics in building up good microflora, novel new uses of gastro-therapy are coming to light. While probiotics are commonly touted for their benefits to immune health and indigestion, new research suggests they could also be used as an adjunct for blood pressure regulation.
November 27, 2017
Digestion – a facet of health we think little about if all is well, but which has the potential to send our overall levels of wellbeing plummeting if something’s wrong. In this blog, we’ll look at the supplements you should be reaching for when bloating, gas, stomach pain, diarrhoea or other symptoms of poor digestion threaten to ruin your day.