Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Monday, 21 December 2015

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Young entrepreneur takes on ‘forgotten’ dementia market after caring for his mum

A young entrepreneur who cared for his mother when she had dementia has launched a revolutionary online marketplace and support network for the 850,000 people in the UK affected by the condition.

James Ashwell, 34, cared for his mum in his twenties when she developed dementia at the distressingly young age of 54.

Having experienced a journey into the unknown with his own mum’s dementia, James founded www.Unforgettable.org, backed by Alzheimer’s Society, to share advice and products with others facing the condition.

Dementia is the biggest health fear for over 55s in the UK and 225,000 people develop dementia each year; yet it can be very difficult to find products to help, with no dementia stores on the high streets and no recognisable online retail brands.

James said:P  “Dementia can be incredibly cruel, particularly for families caring for their loved ones, but there is still life to be lived.  Looking back at when we cared for our mum it was a journey into the unknown, we didn’t know what to expect or where to start, but gradually we discovered advice and products that made a big difference to her – and our – quality of life.

“Now, after three years of blood, sweat and tears from my fantastic team, we are using technology to help enlighten everyone else who’s facing dementia, both with what to expect along the way and the different support available.”

Unforgettable.org provides access to products and services that can help people with dementia and their carers, including:

Advice from experts on aspects of dementia: like how to live well with the condition, why people with dementia wander and information on memory loss and confusion.
There's a range of informative blogs on topics such as ‘The power of smell in dementia care’ and ‘Doll therapy and dementia: what you need to know.’
Real life stories and diaries.
Forums for people with dementia and their carers to connect and share experiences/advice.

Products featured on Unforgettable.org can help with a range of aspects including:

Wandering: Wearable but invisible tracking for when a person with dementia goes missing.
Time orientation: Clocks that help people know whether it is night or day.
Oral hygiene: A simple protective device that makes cleaning a loved one’s teeth easier.
Remote care: Home monitoring systems that send alerts if something is wrong.

James received initial funding from the charitable arm of Bridges Ventures and Unforgettable.org now has £2m funding, with the prospect of a further £5m.

This year James hired David Lethbridge, an expert in ecommerce and  former Co-founder of Confetti - one of the first wave of consumer internet businesses in the UK - as CEO of Unforgettable.org.

David Lethbridge said: “Unforgettable.org can help people with dementia stay at home longer, reduce stress for carers, make dementia products more accessible and improve the lives of all those affected by dementia.

“We can’t sit back and ignore dementia; although there’s no cure yet, there’s still plenty of life to be lived. Unforgettable.org isn’t going to eliminate the condition, but it will transform the discovery, distribution and development of dementia products and services and provide a bit of a silver lining to those coping with the condition.”

David Lethbridge’s thoughts on why the dementia market could be being ignored:

Lack of awareness by carers and suppliers that products and services exist that can help.
Healthcare companies concentrate on care homes, yet two thirds of those with dementia are at home.
People just know there is no cure so can be often very defeatist, rather than look for a solution.

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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Sunday, 17 May 2015

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Sunday, 15 March 2015


What is Ketoslim?

Ketoslim is an incredibly intelligent diet aid that is specifically aimed at those of us who need to adopt a low-carbohydrate and low-glycemic diet regimen.

Some of us are looking to lose weight, there others who need to keep our blood sugar under control and there are still others who are concerned about our overall health so have decided to adopt a low-carbohydrate and low-glycemic diet.

A useful method of helping one to stick with a low-carbohydrate low-glycemic diet is the innovative KETOslim range of products.

As well as some delicious shakes they also produce some equally delicious meal replacement bars, too, which certainly helps you to maintain your low-glycemic and low-carbohydrate diet, but without the risk of missing out certain key nutrients, vitamins or minerals,

Of course, in theory one should be able to run a low-carbohydrate and low-glycemic diet regimen without the assistance of the dedicated nutritionists who worked tirelessly for years to design the KETOslim range of products.

But, in all honesty, why take the risk? Why take the risk of making yourself feel ill because you (a non-nutritionist, after all?) accidentally omitted some vital elements from your diet? Vital elements that are placed in the KETOslim product range to stop this sort of problem from occurring?

KETOslim is produced by Nature’s Plus, a leading Californian health supplement provider. To learn more please visit  http://www.nutricentre.com/


LighterLife is a unique method of dieting. They refer to it as 5:2 dieting. This means that you fast for two days and eat normally for the rest of the week.

Fasting? Isn't that what saintly people do to be nearer to their god/s, by declining to eat food?

Whilst that's not wrong, it's not how the concept of the fast is understood at LighterLife.

The LighterLife two day fasts means that instead of earing "ordinary" foods for those two days.

What do these consist of? A variety of meals. There are tasty toffee flavour bars that are high in protein and also high in fibre (and which do have a delicious toffee flavour, in case you are wondering!) and there are some tempting spaghetti bolognese meals.

You have to eat all four bars or all four meals throughout the day and each box will be the equivalent of one day's fasting.

The bolognese flavour meals are also high in protein and fibre.

They are all packed with the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients,  both containing 100% of the RDAs.

The LighterLife range is exclusive to the highly popular Superdrug chain.

The range also consists of  Fast Americana Chicken flavour FastPot, 2 LighterLife Fast Cantonese Black Beans flavour FastPot and a range of other tasty meals, shakes, bars, etc.

However, they do point out that the product is unsuitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women or people who have diabetes that is controlled by medication.

PhD woman, meal replacement with busy women in mind

PhD woman bills itself as a "unique range of nutritional products designed to support the needs of the active woman."

So, that would be you, then? You are an active woman who wants to balance your hectic lifestyle with actually attempting to eat a good, healthy and well-balanced diet.

PhD woman have a tasty Meal Replacement bar which is intended as a great alternative to their Meal Replacement shake.

And whilst their shakes are tasty, sometimes you might fancy an alternative, or there just might be a time when you really do not have the time or the facilities to prepare and enjoy a shake.

For example when you are late and hurrying for the bus, when you are on a train journey or at a work site that doesn't have the space for you to set about making a shake.

And as they say, variety is the spice of life and it does one good to ring the changes every-so-often, replacing a delicious shake with an equally delicious meal bar, just because you can, is not a bad idea.

Highly trained and fully qualified nutritionists work for PhD woman and they have used all of their training and experiences to work together to create meal replacements that are specially designed for the needs of today's modern woman.

It contains Vitamin C, important for maintaining a healthy immune system, iron, ideal for helping to reduce fatigue and tiredness, protein, which is necessary to help your body maintain muscle tone, Biotin for looking after the condition of your hair and skin and Vitamin B6, required for women to assist in the regulation of hormone system activity.

The recommendation is that you should eat one or two meal bars a day (for example, breakfast and lunch) and then have an ordinary but well-balanced meal in the evening.

PhD woman acknowledges that you must remain properly hydrated so recommends that you consume an adequate amount of liquids during the day.

There are two flavours available, Caramel Crunch or Chocolate Peanut.

You can learn more at http://www.phd-woman.co.uk/products/weight-control

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Diet meals. What are available?

Experts, well, some self-styled experts, it has to be admitted, pontificate long and hard on how easy it is to lose weight.

One person I know said: "There's no need for people to be fat! All they need do is to consume less calories than they expend in a day and they will lose weight! It's easy!"

Well, no. It isn't that easy. Interestingly the person who made that statement is very slender, yet during the day she will eat two Cornish pasties, two sausage rolls, several packets of crisps, some nuts, a noodle pot and a bewildering range of confectionery, including several chocolate bars and a bag or three of hard sweets.

Everyone who works with her is fascinated -and perhaps a little envious- of her ability to consume so many calories and yet not put any weight on. She is in her mid-30s and has given birth to two children and is, to be fair, known for her consumption of alcohol.

For the rest of us, those of us who have slower metabolisms, who would put weight on just by looking at what my acquaintance eats during the day, it seems that it is a good deal harder than just expending more calories than we consume.

Yes, exercise is a key part of losing weight or, at the very least, keeping our weight stable (the suggested 10,000 steps a day is a good starting point) and we need to ensure that we have a well-balanced diet but sometimes we do need the help of expert nutritionists and dieticians.

But! Just ask for an appointment locally with a nutritionist or a dietician and you may, unfortunately, discover that such appointments are either rare or non-existent in your area.

When I was much younger I severely injured my knee in a motorbike accident. As a result of this I found walking difficult so, inevitably, I began to put on some weight.

I visited my doctor, who referred me to the elderly and somewhat customer-surly practice nurse who merely handed me a "diet" sheet that advised me to consume a certain breakfast cereal as the so-called diet sheet was a barely disguised advert for a well-known breakfast cereal. Which I found to be of absolutely no help whatsoever.

And speaking to health care professionals locally, the situation is no better, even though there is, or so we are told, a greater understanding of the part an understanding of the importance of the science of nutrition is in modern life. It's a pity, but this increased understanding has, in many areas, failed to result in actual positive steps to help people with their diet, even though there are government programmes that are supposed to help you and your family to be more healthy.

However, we can tap into the expert help of nutritionists who can help us look after our calorific intake and the amount of minerals and vitamins that we consume.

They can do this for us as they work for companies who produce diet systems which consist of diet meals, diet shakes and diet meal. bars.

Over the next while That's Health and sister publication That's Food and Drink will be publishing a series of articles featuring a range of diet systems specifically designed to help you taker control of your life and what you consume.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Real breakthrough in the battle against joint pain

There has been a genuine breakthrough in the long battle against joint pain.

Studies have shown that Litozin+ can lessen joint pain by 29%. And that's great news for the millions of people who suffer from joint pain.

Painful joints can seriously impinge on the sufferers' quality of life. They can curtain or even completely stop some forms of physical activity, sleep patterns can be disturbed and depression can be a byproduct.

However, the latest research indicates that help is at hand for those people who are suffering from joint pain.

Clinical research indicates the new Litozin+ with Rosenoids is proven to dramatically cut the grinding, relentless pain that afflict the joints of sufferers.

The clinical trial involved 150 people who average 65 years of age. All of whom were experiencing mobility issues and had done so for several years. This as a result of joint pains.

The findings of the trial were remarkable and were published in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology.

People who took three capsules a day of Litozin+ reported a reduction in joint pain/joint discomfort of (on average) 29%.

The results are very promising and likely to be of great benefit to those who suffer from joint pains.

They are available from Holland and Barrett and Amazon.

As well as the capsules the product is also available as as powder which needs to be mixed with water or added to food. As mixing with water can take a considerable time the That's Health Tester points out that adding the powder to food might be the easiest option.

From Holland and Barrett 90 Capsules costs £19.99, the one a day powder sachets costs 30 x 3.6g  £29.99.

The That's Health tester -who suffers from considerable joint pain- will be reporting back to readers of That's Health as to her progress with our trial.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Slim Sip can help you lower cholesterol and control blood sugar

Although it is not sold as a magic cure, Slim-Sip can certainly help you in the fight to control cholesterol and keep a lid on blood sugar levels.

It's a new food supplement that contains a very useful 'super-fibre.'

What might it do for you? Clinical trials have shown that Slim Sip is proven to help you lower your cholesterol levels and keep a lid on blood sugar levels whilst also helping people gain control of their weight.

How does it do this? It contains Glucomannan, which is a particular type of water-soluble fibre which, when subject to water, forms a very high viscosity gel.

This will help you by slowing down the rate of absorption of sugar and cholesterol from your stomach and your intestines. Thus it is known for helping to control blood sugar levels, trapping and helping eliminate fats and oils and reducing cholesterol levels.

It is reported that the above ingredient is the only ingredient supported by the EFSA for claims on weight and cholesterol management.

It's a perfectly natural substance which is derived from the root tubers of the Konjac Potato.

The substance absorbs water and swells up by an astonishing 200 times its original size.

Not only does it help regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levels it also has a tendency to reduce the appetite, too, which can help to reduce food intake.

It's got a delicious and sparkling orange flavour and if consumed on a regular basis, it can help you keep a lid on cholesterol, blood sugar and fat absorption.

In order for it to work effectively, you must follow the instructions on the pack..

It is available from branches of Boots and a box of 30 sachets will cost £19.99.

It's also available from New Image Health at http://www.newimagehealth.com.