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.
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.
November 17, 2017
We have often written about the health benefits of drinking clean water, and the necessity of using a good-quality filter if the water from your tap is not up to scratch. Many of our customers are concerned only with removing fluoride, although others – like us – note an aversion to unnatural components such as oestradiol, trace pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, chloramine – the list goes on and on. And to that list we can now add plastics.
November 13, 2017
The typical doctor-ordered protocol for Helicobacter pylori eradication is antibiotics twinned with proton-pump inhibitors – PPIs. However, given we’re on the verge of a so-called ‘antibiotic apocalypse’, with resistance at an all-time high, people can be forgiven for pursuing natural alternatives.
November 7, 2017
A great many species of bacteria make up the human microbiome, but the same dozen or so strains come up repeatedly when probiotics are discussed. One of the major players is Streptococcus Thermophilus, and it supports your body’s biology in a number of unique ways.
November 1, 2017
Homeopathic remedies for health complaints large and small are easy to find these days, although the same old sceptics continue to shout down any claims that a natural – rather than pharmaceutical – product may be of any use in alleviating illness.
October 24, 2017
The wholly unnecessary overuse of antibiotics is not just wiping out our healthy resident gut bacteria, but it’s leading to an ‘antibiotic apocalypse’. This is the view of an increasing number of doctors, both traditional and functional/naturopathic, as well as health officers and scientists attending a recent meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
October 17, 2017
Let’s start by saying that the blame for the obesity epidemic cannot be laid at a single door: to make such a claim would be irrefutably simplistic and counterproductive. However, it’s impossible to exculpate food companies for hurrying the process along.
October 11, 2017
That we should drink water at regular intervals throughout the day is a given, but with so many options, it can be difficult to know which is the best type. Will plain old tap water suffice or should we opt for bottled, filtered, ionised or electrolyte-rich?