Month: December 2010

Vitamin D deficiency in winter

Vitamin D deficiency is a common problem in the UK, especially in winter – apparently more than half of the population has insufficient levels. Sunlight is the main provider – a problem when most of us don’t venture outside so often in the colder months.  Linked to better skin and hair, more positive moods and good bone health, Vitamin …

Eat well this party season

Tis the season to indulge: it’s no fun to worry about diet and drink intake at this sociable time of year. Yet with the various parties, family occasions, evening activities, and the inevitable richer seasonal food (such as chocolates, brandy sauces, meats and rich puddings) it’s no surprise most people put on pounds over the christmas period – it is easy to …