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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.

Good Fats, Bad Fats: Knowing the Difference

A new global study, published just last month, has correlated high consumption of dietary fats with a reduced risk of death and stroke. In direct opposition to those who insist we should avoid saturated fats like the plague, scientists confirmed that cutting sat fats so they made up less than 3% of our total calories, actually increased death rates by 13%.

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Turning Things Around: From Addiction to Peak Health

This is a story about going from the depths of drug and alcohol addiction to peak performance and optimal health. My name is Nick Elvery, and for over a decade I was addicted to hard drugs and alcohol, which seemed like an impossible trap to get out of.

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The Top 5 Healthiest Teas

If you’re looking to overcome your coffee addiction, or just receive a health boost from indulging in a new hot drink, look no further. We’ve been investigating the myriad health benefits of tea to bring you a rundown of the best kinds on the market.

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It’s Love Your Gut Week 2017

Though we should all make a year-round effort to nurture the good bacteria in our gut, this week is “Love Your Gut Week” (4-10 September). The initiative, which is run by a collective of digestive health charities and organisations, is dispensing recipes, tips and expert advice to encourage people to take better care of their microbiome.

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4 Essential Nutrients for Better Overall Health

We all know the key nutrients around which a healthy diet should be built. They are, of course, carbohydrates, protein and fat – and together they provide the fuel needed for humans to physically function.

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5 Reasons Not to Eat Late at Night

How many of you count dinner as your final meal of the day? If it is but a prelude to supper, or you’re prone to late-night snacks while binging on Netflix, you may want to read on. Because it turns out that grazing after dark isn’t just bad for Gremlins; it can have negative consequences for your health, too.

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Going Solo: Refusing Conventional Treatment for Cancer

It's controversial, no doubt about that: choosing to refuse conventional treatment can bring at best exasperated sighs; at worst, family feuds. And why would anyone go against the oncologist's advice? In the end I did just that, and I'm here to tell the tale.

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The Many Benefits of Glutathione

It’s been dubbed a master antioxidant, a bastion of defence against chronic illness and a major natural detoxifier. Some people even believe that it helps to slow the ageing process. But what is glutathione, how does it work, and does it live up to the considerable hype?

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What to Make of Stalling Life Expectancy Stats

In this week’s newsletter, we bemoaned the fact that life expectancy rises are grinding to a halt in England. The story broke a few weeks back and quickly disappeared from view, barely remaining in the news long enough to kickstart a conversation.

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Magnesium Deficiency and Insomnia: Is There a Link?

Insomnia plagues as many as one in three people in the UK, but is something so small but vital as a magnesium deficiency overlooked as the cause? According to clinical research and many world-renowned integrative doctors, this is exactly what is going on for many people living with insomnia.

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Vitamin D2 vs D3: Which One’s Superior?

While there are dissenting voices on most topics in the field of natural health, you will struggle to find anyone who does not recommend maintaining high levels of vitamin D, whether it be through diet, time spent outdoors in the sun, the use of supplements or a combination of all three. Vitamin D exists in two forms: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. In this blog, we aim to outline the key differences between the two.

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The Most Beneficial Bacteria

If you have your ear to the ground, you’ll have heard much about gut health in recent months. You’ll have learned that cultivating good bacteria could reduce depression and IBS, among other things. Maybe you also came across the news story, late last year, suggesting Parkinson’s disease starts in the gut. But one question remains: what’s the most beneficial bacteria of all?

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Should You Remove Fluoride From Your Water Supply?

The fluoridation of our water supply is about as contentious an issue as you can conceive. Although half a century has elapsed since adding fluoride to drinking water became normal practice, the debate around whether the process is ultimately good – or terribly bad – has barely lowered in volume or intensity. If you live in the UK, you may or may not be drinking fluoridated water on a daily basis. In this article we will explore the possible health implications of this, and suggest a means of removing fluoride from your tap water if you so desire.

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Can Ayurveda Help with Lyme Disease?

Bacteria is all around us. Every day we come into contact with both friendly and unfriendly strains – in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and virtually everything we touch; bacteria live on us and in us, adhesive microorganisms we cannot possibly hope to escape entirely. And, of course, we wouldn’t want to: this is a symbiotic relationship, one which helps us properly digest food and absorb valuable nutrients. But not all bacteria is good.

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Immune System Boosters: How to Nurture Better Immunity

The immune system is, and probably always will be, a hot health topic. This should come as no surprise: it is, after all, our body’s first line of defence against illness. In theory, a robust immune system should protect us from the debilitating effects of the cold and other seasonal allergies, as well as more crippling chronic ailments. Of course, not everyone can rely on such a health-sustaining system – and even the strongest immune defences need a boost once in a while.

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