SILENT INFLAMMATION – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Inflammation is the body's natural response to a real or imagined threat. Acute inflammation protects the body, e.g. when you cut your finger or sprain your ankle the body releases chemicals to trigger inflammation, initiating a healing response for blood cells and antibodies to help mop up the damage of the injury; you experience pain, … Continue reading SILENT INFLAMMATION – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Obesity – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

The latest obesity statistics in UK are alarming. According to the BBC 60% of adults and 30% of children in UK are overweight and 30,000 people die annually from obesity-related illnesses. Britain has 1.5 million adults classed as morbidly obese and weight loss operations and obesity-related hospital admissions have soared in recent years. Obesity/ Overweight … Continue reading Obesity – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips Ginger

Ginger (root) has been used throughout the world as a therapeutic agent for centuries to treat common colds, fever, to aid digestion, treat stomach upset, diarrhoea, nausea, rheumatic disorders, gastrointestinal complications and dizziness. It part of the same family as tumeric, cardamom and galangal. It is consumed as a food, medicine or spice. It is … Continue reading Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips Ginger

Aloe Vera: (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Aloe Vera is a species of succulent plant from Africa that is spiky with thick green fleshy leaves and can grow to a metre tall. It has been mentioned as a herbal medicine for about 2000 years though it may have been used for much longer. It is used in Indian medicine for colic, constipation, skin diseases, … Continue reading Aloe Vera: (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Stress – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Stress is "the non specific response of the body  to any demand"; i.e. not a psychological term, but a TOTAL REACTION of a person to all the demands of their environment. Types of Stress: Emotional and/or mental Physical from over work/exercise/ biomechanical strain Chemical  - internal and external from environmental pollutants, toxins, poor diet,  allergies, … Continue reading Stress – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Vitamin D in the news 2011 – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips November 2011

This sunshine vitamin can be a challenge to keep topped up in UK winters and cloudy summers Below are extracts from news about Vitamin D featured in 2011. "Millions of people may be at risk of ill-health because of low levels of vitamin D" MEDSCAPE 09.06.11 Vitamin D deficiency is associated with far-reaching health consequences, … Continue reading Vitamin D in the news 2011 – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips November 2011

Berries – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Berries are small, sweet, juicy, brightly coloured, fleshy  fruits. They are produced from one ovary, with their many seeds embedded in the fruit. They can be one fruit (strawberry) or many joined together (raspberry). Berry colours are from natural plant pigments called polyphenols such as flavinoids, anthocyanins and tannins, which are concentrated in the skins … Continue reading Berries – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Summer Salad Tips – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Fresh, raw fruit and vegetables generally have higher nutritional value than when cooked because heat destroys many vital nutrients. Experiment with some of the ingredients listed below to add extra flavour and texture to your salads and make a meal of them. Try one new ingredient at a time. Remember different shapes can vary taste, … Continue reading Summer Salad Tips – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

From Pyramid to Food Plate – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

5th - 11th July is Childhood Obesity Awareness Week 2011. July 2011 is also Ice Cream month! The food plate is important for avoiding obesity and encouraging health by eating a balanced diet  The food plate has replaced the pyramid that was established in USA in 1992 as a guideline to a balanced diet. The … Continue reading From Pyramid to Food Plate – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Hayfever – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Hayfever can bring misery for its many sufferers at various stages through the warmer seasons The allergic reaction creates histamine, mucous and inflammation and taxes the immune system. It may seem to start suddenly and often relates to a pollen, plant or tree blooming at a particular time of year. The timing may help to … Continue reading Hayfever – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips