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.
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?
October 3, 2017
It was only a year ago I realised I’d spent most of my life in a stupor. When you look that word up in a dictionary, it uses drunkenness in an example sentence: ‘an unconsciousness brought on by intoxicants’.
September 29, 2017
Nothing is more magical than a child being born. But something equally spectacular and significant happens in the time before a newborn baby completes its journey out of the birthing canal.
September 26, 2017
Sleep, as we all know, is critically important to good health – as essential to our mental and spiritual wellbeing as our physical vitality. At least according to one top scientist, though, we simply do not get enough of it. And our insistence on burning the midnight oil is having serious consequences, not just for our health but also for the economy.
September 19, 2017
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%.
September 11, 2017
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.
September 8, 2017
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.
September 5, 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.
August 29, 2017
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.