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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.

The Best Foods to Eat to Prevent Bowel Cancer

It is an established fact: the food we eat can have a major influence on the development or progression of disease.

Only last year we learned that eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day correlated with a 28% reduction in cardiovascular disease risk, not to mention a 31% reduction in the risk of premature death.

The reduction in cancer risk, meanwhile, was 13%.

In this article, we look at the best foods to prevent and fight bowel cancer – the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Continue reading

What's the Strongest Probiotic on the Market?

Questions abound about probiotics: which source is best? Which species provide the most benefit? Are synbiotics more important? How much good bacteria is enough?

One of the most common queries made by people searching for a probiotic supplement is, what’s the strongest on the market?

Perhaps these people appreciate that a high-strength product is needed to exert the desired effects.

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Are Vitamin D Supplement Side Effects Overstated?

At Water for Health, we’re big advocates of vitamin D supplementation. We’re also the first to tell you that, if you get enough natural sunlight throughout the year, you probably don't need to bother with them.

One subject we haven’t focused on too much is the side effects of vitamin D supplements.

However, since there’s so much misinformation out there about the potential harms of taking a daily vitamin D tablet, it seems necessary to set the record straight.

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Shower Head Filter Benefits for Hair, Skin and More

Although tap water filters have become ubiquitous due to the growing awareness of contaminants in our supply – everything from microplastics and hormone residues to trace pharmaceuticals and volatile organic compounds – some people would never think twice about stepping under the shower.

After all, showering gets you clean, no?

Although shower head filters remain something of a niche purchase, there are many valid reasons why you might wish to install one – particularly if you value the appearance of your hair and skin. Continue reading

The Importance of Health Monitoring and Regular Health Checks

If you want to be healthy it’s highly important to self-monitor. This applies even to those who feel and believe they are in good physical condition, since many undiagnosed health issues have no observable symptoms whatsoever.

That’s right, it’s more common than you might think to suffer from a particular health condition without even knowing it. So do look after your health and make sure you know where you stand when it comes to your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and more.

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How to Relieve Constipation Quickly and Naturally

No-one is in a hurry to talk about constipation – except us if this blog is anything to go by. Nonetheless, it’s a much more common problem than many assume.

A condition which affects people of all ages, constipation is sometimes linked with stomach ache and bloating, making it one of many gastrointestinal symptoms typically associated with dysbiosis or a lack of dietary fibre.

Unlike some illnesses, it is generally accepted that constipation can be treated by making simple changes to your lifestyle and diet.

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5 Incredible Green Tea Benefits for Healthier Teeth

Our food and lifestyle are important factors that directly affect our dental health.

Few would contest that increasing consumption of sugar and other highly acidic foods tend to have a negative effect on our teeth and gums.

Regular cleaning with your dentist could be a way of keeping your oral health in check.

But there are various natural means, such as by maintaining a proper diet, that can be used to preserve sound dental health and hygiene.

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Vitamin D for Babies and Children: Why It’s Essential

Several recent news stories have put vitamin D in the spotlight, asking whether children and infants should receive supplements to assure a healthy intake.

While the adverse health outcomes of chronic deficiency are widely acknowledged, until recently many believed supplements were largely unnecessary for youngsters.

The prevailing belief was that breastmilk and vitamin D-fortified formula were sufficient for babies, and that the sun was a suitable source for kids.

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4 Simple Lifestyle Changes for a Healthier You

Every day, we’re bombarded with mixed messages regarding our health and wellbeing, with several different remedies and exercise routines promising to be the gateway to better health and improved fitness.

This post, courtesy of the cycling specialists at Start Fitness, aims to cut through the noise and provide some simple steps towards a healthier you, free of jargon and needless complication, breaking things down into easy and actionable segments of advice. Continue reading

5 Key Benefits of Using a Filter Water Bottle

More and more of us are ditching tap water and using filter bottles to achieve improved levels of hydration.

For those yet to hop on the filtering bandwagon, we’ve compiled an article detailing the notable benefits of doing just that.

If you thought those ubiquitous slimline vessels were nothing more than a fashion statement, guess again: using a portable filter is all about gaining access to clean, safe, fresh drinking water wherever you are.

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Coenzyme Q10 and Statins: Answers to Common Questions

Heart disease remains one of the world’s biggest killers, and with cholesterol management often deemed a major weapon against the condition, the number of statin prescriptions has continued to soar.

However, because statins can cause agonising side effects, many believe that the benefits have been oversold and the risks understated.

With statins now the most prescribed drug in the United Kingdom, we decided to focus our attention on the relationship between coenzyme Q10 and statins, answering the most common questions which tend to be asked.

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How to Restore Gut Health by Nourishing Your Microbiome

Gut health isn’t just about taking probiotics. It’s about creating the right environment for your microbiota to thrive.

Did you know that you have a collection of gut microbiota as unique to you as your fingerprints?

Did you also know that this includes at least 1,000 different species of bacteria, good and bad, with more than 3 million genes, weighing up to 2kg?

Some experts now consider this colony of microbiota to be an organ in its own right – and for good reason.

If you want to feel good, and keep your gut health and immunity tip-top, read on.

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What is Glutathione and What Does It Do?

If you’re stressed, suffering from chronic illness, or are over 45, supplementing with glutathione could increase immunity and help you to live for longer.

We continually expose ourselves to and are bombarded with toxins, as well as producing our own as a byproduct of metabolism.

Add stress, increasing age, illness and a poor diet to the melting pot, and we have a recipe for widespread free radical damage leading to chronic disease.

So how can you counteract this inevitable onslaught and increase your longevity?

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Top 5 Vitamins to Boost the Immune System

When our immune systems let us down, we often reach for the vitamins we should have been taking in the first place.

The phrase ‘closing the stable door after the horse has bolted’ springs to mind. While vitamins can help us boost, tune and enhance our immune response, endeavouring to avoid easily-rectified nutritional deficiencies is the best policy.

Eating a diet rich in these immune-boosting vitamins is key if you wish to not only avoid seasonal colds, but maintain a good state of health year-round.

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Low Vitamin D and Weight Gain: What’s the Link?

A great many factors influence body weight, most of them well known to us: but could a specific nutritional deficiency be hampering your efforts to stay in shape?

Vitamin D deficiency has an array of troubling symptoms, and according to a number of studies, we can add weight gain to the lengthy list.

So what’s the link here, and are there genuine grounds for adding vitamin D to your diet as a means of keeping the weight off? Read on to find out.

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