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Why Choose Nature’s Answer Vitamin D3 Drops

Why Choose Nature’s Answer Vitamin D3 Drops

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has published a new paper, “Vitamin D & Health”*. In it, the SACN recommends the reference nutritional intake for vitamin D be 10 µg/d (400 IU/d), throughout the year, for everyone in the general UK population aged over four; including those pregnant and lactating, and especially those at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency; the housebound, elderly, infirm.

Vitamin D is synthesised in our bodies when exposed to UVB radiation, but this can be influenced by several variable factors, such as time of day, season, latitude, altitude, cloud cover, air pollution, clothing and sunscreen use. In the UK, one of the most cloud covered countries in the industrialised world, sunlight-induced vitamin D synthesis is only effective between late March/early April and September, so all the more reason to supplement with vitamin D through the winter months.

Vitamin D is involved in so many processes in our body, but here are seven top reasons** to supplement your diet with vitamin D!

 

  • Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus

Adequate vitamin D is required for efficient calcium absorption and for the maintenance of normal blood levels of calcium and phosphate that are needed for the normal mineralisation of bone.

  • Vitamin D contributes to normal blood calcium levels

Calcium in the blood contributes to normal blood clotting.

  • Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

Vitamin D is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children. For children one consequence of not having enough vitamin D is it can cause their bones to soften and can lead to rickets. There is also a well-established link between vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis and this is most associated with the negative effect on calcium metabolism.

  • Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function

This has relevance to all age groups and none more so than those at risk of osteoporosis. Vitamin D receptors are to be found in skeletal muscle cells and research suggests that people with unwarranted muscle aches, pains and weakness have a significant incidence of low serum vitamin D.

  • Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth

Vitamin D supplementation may help reduce the risk of developing tooth decay. Research shows that vitamin D may help reduce the risk of tooth decay in infants and younger children. Also, studies have shown that children with tooth decay have lower levels of vitamin D.

  • Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system

Vitamin D is essential to innate immune cell functions and the association between vitamin D depletion and weakened immune function has been researched.

  • Vitamin D has a role in the process of cell division

Healthy cell division is vital to the overall health of all of our body; skin, muscle, organ and bone.

Why Choose Nature’s Answer 4,000iu Vitamin D3 Drops

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  • 2 drop serving – mix with food or liquids
  • 4000 IU per serving
  • 240 servings per bottle
  • Suspended in extra virgin olive oil
  • Vegetarian source
  • Preservative & sweetener free

 

About Nature’s Answer

Nature’s Answer are dedicated to a healthier you.

They offer the highest quality in dietary supplements and are the pioneers of alcohol free and low alcohol liquid herbal extracts.

Utilising Advanced Botanical Fingerprint Technology™ Nature’s Answer ensure all raw materials meet the grade before using carefully controlled extraction techniques to capture the holistic balance of each herb so that the synergistic value of each and every plant is passed on in all their products.

References

*https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/537616/SACN_Vitamin_D_and_Health_report.pdf

** Referencing EU Commission and Regulations 2012

 

Not Another Bunch Of Flowers Launches Bespoke Gift Box Subscription Service

Not Another Bunch Of Flowers Launches Bespoke Gift Box Subscription Service

Many people send tokens of their well-wishes when someone is first diagnosed with an illness. As treatment goes on and on, it can get harder and harder to choose a gift that’s sensitive, meaningful and relevant. It’s lovely for those going through treatment to receive little treats to provide a little boost and act as a reminder that someone is thinking of you and rooting for you. Not Another Bunch of Flowers offer a new bespoke gift box subscription for regular gift deliveries. The service is completely bespoke but was introduced with the intention of sending a gift to coincide with every chemotherapy session (usually 6 gifts in total with a gift sent every 3 weeks.

How it works: The customer supplies Not Another Bunch of Flowers with a budget, frequency of gifts and total number of gifts. A list of suggested gifts is shortlisted. The suggestions can be amended to suit the recipient. Not Another Bunch of Flowers willI then get in touch with the customer before every treatment session to check that they are still happy with their selection of gift(s) and to see what message they would like to include. All gifts are lovingly wrapped, include a handwritten message and are pretty, pampering or practical plus safe for use during treatment and welcome in hospitals.

Although the gift box subscription was introduced for chemotherapy patients, as it is a completely bespoke service there is an option for everyone; gifts suited to men, women, new-mums, teens and more! It can be applied to any illness, treatment regime, pregnancy and birth. It has already proven really popular with families, groups of friends or work colleagues who club together to buy a selection of gifts to be spread out to coincide with the treatment sessions.

 

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Editor’s Notes: Not Another Bunch of Flowers

Not Another Bunch of Flowers is an online web shop set up by Anikka Burton to help friends and family of poorly people make thoughtful gift choices for their loved ones.

Anikka was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 aged 33, and has had the full works of chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiotherapy, hormonal therapy and 5 operations to date. When first diagnosed, Anikka’s friends, family and colleagues sent so many bunches of flowers that she ran out of vases, jugs, pint glasses… until she was putting them in saucepans and anything else that would hold water! Not Another Bunch of Flowers was founded on the principle that whilst flowers are bright and beautiful amongst the gloom of illness, there are only so many a girl needs!

Buying an alternative present can be a difficult choice: some usual food and drink gift options may be off the cards; some ingredients in toiletries must also be avoided by some, such as parabens, sulphates and even some natural ingredients. Not Another Bunch of Flowers helps shoppers pick out the right practical (never boring!) gifts for those going through chemo, such as eye masks, button front pyjamas, beanies, and all sorts of bits and bobs you would never have thought of if you hadn’t been through it yourself.

Not Another Bunch of Flowers is generally known for supplying gifts for cancer patients – due to Anikka’s personal story and the resulting PR. However, Not Another Bunch of Flowers also sells general get well gifts, hospital gifts and gifts for mums-to-be and new mums.

The website offers a wide range of gifts such as jewellery, nightwear, quilts, puzzles, beauty products and sweets. You can also buy cards for every occasion: get well cards, empathy cards, cards for mums-to-be or birthday cards. And on top of that the website features a blog where you can find supportive and useful tips for specific situations.

Not Another Bunch Of Flowers Launches Bespoke Gift Box Subscription Service

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Misdiagnosis

Each year 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK – that’s one person every 10 minutes. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign during October to increase the awareness of the disease. Misdiagnosis of cancer does happen more than you would think, and for a variety of reasons.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month reminds the public to ensure that they check for symptoms, this can include monthly self-examinations or by attending a scan. Read our post on How to Check Your Own Breasts for more information.

The failure to diagnose or undetect breast cancer and it’s symptoms are fatal as this gives the opportunity for the disease to advance to a more serious stage, and increase the risk of harming the patient and lowering the cure rate. It’s not just older women who experience breast cancer, it can also happen at a younger age.

Anikka Burton was misdiagnosed and had to fight for a biopsy despite her family history. At a young age, Annika’s mother passed away with breast cancer and when Anikka found herself experiencing symptoms of breast cancer she was told by doctors that it definitely wasn’t cancer. After the struggle for a biopsy, Anikka was diagnosed with an aggressive, locally advanced primary breast cancer in 2011 at just 33 years of age. Anikka has gone on to have the full works of chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiotherapy, hormonal therapy and 5 operations to date. During treatment she wrote a blog to help others through treatment: www.chemoforbeginners.com.

From her negative experience, Anikka went on to create a positive with the launch of Not Another Bunch of Flowers, of which Anikka says:

“Sometimes our light bulb moments don’t come from positive experiences. It can be the hardest things we go through in life that inspire our creativity. I hope that from my actions I inspire and motivate others to see there is a light at the end of the tunnel.”

Unfortunately, a misdiagnosis can happen to anyone. Going through a cancer diagnosis can be an unexplainable, terrifying and uneasy experience. If you feel that you have been given a misdiagnosis, don’t be afraid to seek another doctor or specialist elsewhere.

To avoid a misdiagnosis, it’s vital that you let your Doctor know exactly how you are feeling. Here are 5 steps to avoid misdiagnosis:

  1. Seek a specialist.
  2. Write down each symptom.
  3. Know your medical history.
  4. Describe and be specific about your symptoms while talking with your doctor.
  5. Question. Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you possibly can.

Editor’s Notes: Not Another Bunch of Flowers

Not Another Bunch of Flowers is an online web shop set up by Anikka Burton to help friends and family of poorly people make thoughtful gift choices for their loved ones.

Anikka was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 aged 33, and has had the full works of chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiotherapy, hormonal therapy and 5 operations to date. When first diagnosed, Anikka’s friends, family and colleagues sent so many bunches of flowers that she ran out of vases, jugs, pint glasses… until she was putting them in saucepans and anything else that would hold water! Not Another Bunch of Flowers was founded on the principle that whilst flowers are bright and beautiful amongst the gloom of illness, there are only so many a girl needs!

Buying an alternative present can be a difficult choice: some usual food and drink gift options may be off the cards; some ingredients in toiletries must also be avoided by some, such as parabens, sulphates and even some natural ingredients. Not Another Bunch of Flowers helps shoppers pick out the right practical (never boring!) gifts for those going through chemo, such as eye masks, button front pyjamas, beanies, and all sorts of bits and bobs you would never have thought of if you hadn’t been through it yourself.

Not Another Bunch of Flowers is generally known for supplying gifts for cancer patients – due to Anikka’s personal story and the resulting PR. However, Not Another Bunch of Flowers also sells general get well gifts, hospital gifts and gifts for mums-to-be and new mums.

The website offers a wide range of gifts such as jewellery, nightwear, quilts, puzzles, beauty products and sweets. You can also buy cards for every occasion: get well cards, empathy cards, cards for mums-to-be or birthday cards. And on top of that the website features a blog where you can find supportive and useful tips for specific situations.

Beauty Despite Cancer – Recognise Yourself by Jennifer Young

Beauty Despite Cancer – Recognise Yourself by Jennifer Young

In Beauty Despite Cancer Jennifer shares her knowledge and experience by showing those living with cancer and beyond how to prevent, reduce, disguise, camouflage and soothe their appearance-related side effects. This guide to beauty, hair, style and well-being for cancer patients is the most comprehensive ever published.  

How it startedDo you have anything for cancer patients? This was the question that started it all. Some ladies asked Jennifer Young ‘the’ question on a visit to her local cancer centre. They were opening a beauty and wig salon on the chemotherapy ward and they wanted a skincare range that met their needs. Jennifer was asked to help.

Who is the author Jennifer Young has a BSc (Hons) in biology and is an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine. She is a qualified nutritional therapist, and an experienced microbiologist, aromatherapist, beauty therapist and product formulator. With two postgraduate qualifications in health-related fields, she has been accepted by the courts as an expert witness for occupational health cases and has been active in medical research. She is the creator of the Defiant Beauty collections and founder of www.beautydespitecancer.co.uk.

What’s it all about – A comprehensive guide to what to expect when going through cancer treatment, covering all the questions you want to ask, and full of tips and advice about things that didn’t even cross your mind. Split into four main sections –

Hair – wigs and wig care, headwear, cooling caps, scalp treatments, regrowth.

Face – causes of stress to the skin and how to counteract them, anti-ageing, complementary therapies, hormones, sleep and tips for sleep, appetite and nutrition, chemo skin, oral care, makeup & cosmetics

Body – nails, changes to your body during treatment, surgery, lingerie

Self – wellbeing, reflections on the inevitable question – “why me?”, yoga, nutrition, choosing a therapist to work with, emotions – preparing for treatment and moving on: life after cancer

Why it’s important – women don’t stop being women when they are diagnosed with cancer. All types of cancer are on the rise, with 1 in 2 of us being diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives[1] and breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Women have a 1 in 8 chance of diagnosis at some point in their lives.[2]

Where can the book be purchased – the book is available from www.amazon.co.uk and www.beautydespitecancer.co.uk RRP £14.99  

References

[1]http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2015-02-04-1-in-2-people-in-the-uk-will-get-cancer

[2]http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/statistics-by-cancer-type/breast-cancer#heading-Zero.

Press Release: Live Your Life to the Fullest with NUTRABIOTICS

Press Release: Live Your Life to the Fullest with NUTRABIOTICS

NUTRABIOTICS provide premium supplements for a healthier life focusing on the purest natural ingredients whilst being dedicated to the sustainability of the environment. A privately owned British company, Nutrabiotics manufactures in the UK to the highest GMP and pharmaceutical grade EU standards.

From joint support to healthy weight loss, it is Nutrabiotics’ aim to help to maximise a healthy lifestyle. The product range includes:

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Joints Mobility & Flexibility – 60 Capsules (£17.99)

Contains a unique combination of natural nutrients including pure Glucosamine HCL, Chondroitin and Zinc Sulphate & Vitamin C.

 

2015_Nutrabiotics_Acai_Ketones_Green_CofffeeDietary Supplement with Powerful Antioxidant Properties – 60 Capsules (£17.99)

Combining three popular ingredients for supporting weight loss in one capsule (Acai Berry, Raspberry Ketone & Green Coffee Extract). It is packed with nutrients and minerals to deliver a powerful dose of antioxidants whilst boosting energy and overall sense of well-being.

nutrabiotics-raspberry-ketones (1)Dietary Food Supplement – 60 Capsules (£14.99)

Raspberry Ketone Extract is the phenolic compound, i.e. an effective antioxidant, found in red raspberries and is a popular ingredient for supporting natural healthy weight loss.

 

For Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails – 45 Capsules (£14.99)2015_Nutrabiotics_Hair_Skin_Nails

Our leading beauty supplement. Contains essential nutrients like Biotin and Omega-3s to support healthy hair, skin, and nails. As our body cannot produce the essential fatty acids within Omega-3s, we must obtain them through nutrition.

 

2015_Nutrabiotics_Glen_Robinson As a professional athlete, Glen Robinson is convinced of the purity of Nutrabiotics and says he “cannot  recommend this product [Joints Mobility & Flexibility] highly enough, whether you want to use it as an  injury preventive or if you suffer from joint problems this supplement is for you!”

 

Nutrabiotics’ premium supplements are available from nutrabiotics.co.uk.

For more information, press samples and images contact us via pr@rebeccagoodyear.com, or give us a call 020 3651 7360.

 

 

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