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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.

Junk Food Advertising Drives Obesity Figures

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.

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What’s the Healthiest Water You Can Drink?

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?

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Mindfulness: Our Own Medication for the Monkey Mind

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’.

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Probiotics During Pregnancy – The Benefits to Mother and Child

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.

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Are We Living Through a Sleep-Loss Epidemic?

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.

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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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