Vitamin D has a number of key roles to play in keeping you healthy and is probably best known for its part in regulating the amount of calcium and phosphate in your body which, in turn, is important for healthy bones and teeth.
Increasing amounts of evidence however are revealing a wide range of other important roles that vitamin D plays in the body, including insulin production, immune health, neuromuscular function - and as an inhibitor of cancer cell growth.
Glucose is the body’s basic energy currency and is required by nearly every cell in the body to function healthily.
In fact, the brain, our most vital of organs, uses no other type of fuel and is the body’s heaviest glucose consumer, accounting for around 60% of our overall glucose metabolism at rest.
Glucose is delivered to your body’s cells by the blood that flows around them. Insulin, also carried in the blood, is the hormone responsible for persuading those cells to open their doors and let th...
Becoming a non-smoker is without doubt one of the most powerful choices you can make to improve your health and reduce your risk of a wide range of serious, life-threatening health conditions including several cancers, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, emphysema and dementia.
There are many ways to go about giving up. The most effective approach by far for many people appears to be a combination of expert support and medications that reduce your cravings (either nicotine replacement therapy or medi...