Articles

In this section we offer a selection of technical articles that may be of interest. This articles have been published only with the purpose to inform and do not pretend to prescribe.

The use of Titanium Dioxide for tablet coatings

Evaluations of titanium dioxide by JECFA, and EFSA have each concluded that there are no safety concerns associated with the use of titanium dioxide as a food additive …

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Constipation

It might not be the kind of thing most people want to talk about, but constipation is a very common problem. According to the NHS, an estimated one in seven adults and up to one in three children in the UK has constipation at any one time. Women are also twice as likely to suffer from constipation as men. If you’re a pregnant woman or an older person, you’re also more likely to be affected.

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Back Pain

Back pain is rather like that old saying about death and taxes: it affects most people at some point during their lives. One survey suggests that every year, 49 percent of adults in the UK report lower back pain that lasts for at least 24 hours (i), while another claims it’s the second-most popular reason for long-term sickness in most parts of the country (ii).

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Detoxification

Good health is determined by many factors, one of which is the body’s ability to detoxify effectively.  This is the process whereby toxins, compounds that have harmful effects on cells, are either neutralized or excreted from the body.

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Varicose veins and spider veins

Unattractive dark blue or purple bulges on your calves of the inside of your legs are a sign that you have varicose veins. They’re fairly common, though experts don’t agree on how many people are affected: according to the NHS, up to three in 10 adults have varicose veins. It’s also thought that varicose veins run in families – though in some cases, there may not be any medical or genetic reason why they develop.

Meanwhile, in addition to not looking very attractive, sometimes larger varicose veins can also cause other symptoms, including discomfort, aches, cramps, itching, dry skin and swollen ankles and feet.

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Anxiety

According to a survey commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week in 2015, 24 percent of adults in Britain say they always or often feel anxious.
The problem with always feeling anxious is it can affect your day-to-day life, and can make you feel depressed and unable to concentrate, feel self-confident or get a good night’s sleep.

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Urinary incontinence

What is urinary incontinence?
What types of incontinence exist?
How to fight it?
What are the causes?

This article answers these and other questions about this condition that affects about 50 million people, men and women, in the developed world.

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Leg Cramps

Cramps in your legs affect the calf, feet and thigh muscles, and can be incredibly painful. They are also very common, especially in older people and pregnant women.

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Five energy foods

Eating a healthy, balanced diet that includes some starchy foods, at least five daily portions of fruit and vegetables, some protein and dairy foods will help counteract tiredness and keep your energy levels normal.

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