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What’s bitter about sugar?

We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth  and our waistline.  But, what are the more concealed and serious effects that sugar has on the body? A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that drinking a 20-ounce (600ml) sugar-sweetened soft drink a day was associated with the equivalent of 4.6 years […]

Does diet have a role to play in erectile function?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects around 18 million men in the US alone (1).  It is associated with reduced sexual intimacy and quality of life, as well as psychological distress for both the affected person and their partners.  Modifiable factors for ED are largely similar to those of cardiovascular disease and include smoking, obesity, inactivity, diabetes […]

Feed your immune cells

Our immune system is a complex interaction made up of at least six different cells, the bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, appendix and skin. The immune system has a vital role: to protect us from harmful substances, germs and cell changes that could make us ill. It’s also one of the most fundamental systems in […]

Optimise your Immune System

There is something called ‘plasticity’ in our immune system. This means that when the immune system sees a pathogen it has never seen before- e.g. a virus, fungus or bacterium- it can come up with a defence mechanism to deal with it in the most efficient way. It activates the ‘army’ to tackle this pathogen […]

Lina’s mission

Lina’s journey into nutrition started when she lived in Cyprus.  Lina grew up in a suburban house, surrounded by organic fields of citrus, olive and fig trees and a herb and vegetable garden nurtured by her parents.  Her love and appreciation for quality produce was born then.   In 1998 Lina came to England to […]