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Anti-Ageing Health Tips from a Nutritionist

Anti-Ageing Health Tips from a Nutritionist

Here are a few tips to help you age gracefully, naturally. From Erin McCann, Nutritional Consultant for Unbeelievable Health.

 

1) Increase Your Antioxidants

Antioxidants play an important role in reducing inflammation, repairing damaged cells and restoring balance throughout the body. These actions aid in prevention of chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. They also aid in reducing the signs of aging by repairing damage to the skin from sun and pollutants and improving skin elasticity. Increase antioxidants by:

• Eating more fruits, like berries and citrus fruit, and vegetables, like leafy greens and squashes.
• Take a quality, natural supplement containing antioxidant rich plant extracts, like Bee Prepared Immune Support Daily Defence or Max Strength.

2) Maintain a balance between Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids

The balance between Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty acids is important for reducing inflammation in the body, supporting cognitive function and for maintaining cellular. Ideally the ratio should be between 1/5 to 1/2 (Omega 3/Omega 6). When consuming the typical ‘Western Diet’ this ratio can be 1/16. This balance can be maintained by:

• Reducing processed, refined foods and take aways in your diet.
• Eating fresh oily fish like wild salmon, mackerel, haddock and sardines 3 or more times a week.
• Cooking with coconut oil as an alternative to butter, margarine and other oils.

3) Eat balanced meals and snacks regularly. 

Research has found that excess insulin can speed the ageing process and create inflammation in your body. You can balance insulin and blood sugar levels by:

• Eating meals with a combination of complex carbohydrates, quality vegetarian or lean animal proteins, and antioxidant rich vegetables.
• Having quality snacks between meals, such as hummus with vegetables or oatcakes, to maintain energy and balance insulin levels.
• Reduce stimulants like coffee which can increase insulin production.

4) Exercise regularly

Exercise not only aids in weight management but it supports your body with improving energy production, immune function and bone density. Increase your exercise throughout the day by:

• Taking a brisk 20 minute walk each day.
• Opt to use the stairs or walking to destinations when you can.
• Incorporate resistance training into your regime such as yoga, pilates or weights

5) Support immune function. 

As you age, your immune system may not work as efficiently. A well functioning immune system will aid your body’s natural defences against infection and chronic illness. The best ways to support immunity are:

• Get adequate sleep and rest.
• Find ways to manage stress. Stress hormones have natural immunosuppressive actions.
• Eat immune supporting nutrient rich foods containing zinc, B vitamins, vitamin C and flavoioids.
• Get out in the sun for a dose of Vitamin D.
• Take natural, plant extract immune support supplements like Bee Prepared Immune Support, which will balance and support immune function without over stimulating it.

For more information on Unbeelievable Health Bee Prepared visit unbeelievablehealth.co.uk

If you have a question for Erin or would like to request press samples please email Rebecca Goodyear PR at hi@rebeccagoodyear.com or all 020 3651 7360

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Anti-Ageing Health Tips from a Nutritionist

Treating Molluscs From The Inside Out!

Taking antiviral nutrients such as bee propolis, elderberry extract and olive leaf extract may help support your immune system in fighting molluscs outbreaks.

What are Molluscs?

Molluscs or molluscum contagiosum are small, waxy white or pink bumps that appear on the skin. They tend to gather in clusters and are typically not itchy or painful. These wart-like lumps are caused by a common virus that primarily affects children between the ages of 1 – 4 years and adults with compromised immune systems.

Molluscum contagiosum are spread through skin-to-skin contact. They are also transmitted by sharing of towels or children’s soft toys that have been used by someone infected with the virus. Molluscs are easily spread on the body through scratching. Spreading of the bumps can be reduced by covering the affected parts of the body and by disinfecting toys and common areas in the home.

Medical Treatment of Molluscs

Medical treatment options for molluscum contagiosum are limited. A dermatologist may remove the bumps or treat them with chemicals; both procedures may be painful and leave scarring. Often times, doctors recommend letting the virus run its course. It may take up to 12 – 18 months before the immune system is able to eradicate the molluscum contagiosum virus.

Natural Remedies for Molluscs

There are natural remedies that seem to be effective in building the body’s defenses to reduce the spread and appearance of molluscs. Bee propolis, elderberry and olive leaf extracts all have proven anti-viral actions in the body. Taking these ingredients in combination, as found in BEE Prepared Immune Support capsules, may aid immune function and reduce and eliminate the appearance of molluscs. Zinc is an important nutrient in supporting the immune system. Zinc is best taken as a citrate or picolinate form for absorption.

For external therapies, taking a bath with the addition of anti-viral essential oils such as lavender, eucalyptus, and melissa (lemon balm) may also help to reduce the molluscs and reduce the spread of the viral infection.

Eating anti-viral and immune supporting foods can also support your natural defences. Foods to include are garlic, ginger, onion, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, kale, and dandelion greens.

BEE Prepared for skin infections and viral breakouts.

If you want to ask Erin or one of the Unbeelievable Health team a nutritional health question or would like to request press samples please email Rebecca Goodyear PR – hi@rebeccagoodyear.com or call 020 3651 7360.

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