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January is always hard to face and with current news, it feels even harder this year. Food and lifestyle can have a profound effect on our mood and wellbeing and it does not need to cost a fortune or take a huge amount of effort to start reaping some benefits. We recommend starting with 5 tips. Read more below or watch Heather in action on Virgin Media Weekend AM.
Vaginal ecology is extremely dynamic and is affected by numerous host (i.e. you!) factors including age, ethnicity, hormonal changes and life stages, infection and even use of various sanitary items like tampons and moon cups. With this in mind, it is no wonder that imbalances or dysbiosis can occur. Often these imbalances can be modulated with diet, lifestyle and nutraceutical interventions however.
A study published in Oct of this year (in the journal Advances in Nutrition) aimed to evaluate the benefits of antioxidants on sperm count and quality1. There have been numerous studies in this field but, as often in science, it can be hard to pin down a definitive answer. This is a well-designed meta-analysis which tries to take into account data from lots of different studies and apply rigid statistical analysis to make sure that the effects seen are true (or to be as sure as we can be). This meta-analysis amalgamated data from 18 separate studies including almost 1800 men.
The festive season is in full swing and it’s tempting to throw dietary caution to the wind until the New Year, especially with all the bad news. But with the average person gaining an extra 3 – 7 pounds over Christmas, that is not going to make January feel any less dismal. Heather shares her tips on Virgin Media Weekend AM or read more below.