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When thinking about important minerals in the body such as calcium and iron, many forget about magnesium, even though it is involved in over 300 processes in the body.
One of the best measures you can take to prevent or reduce inflammation is to try an anti-inflammatory diet. An anti-inflammatory diet involves eating certain foods and avoiding others in order to minimise the symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases.
We have included a test for zinc within our new Nutrition Check. Find out why zinc is important for good health and the problems with over-supplementing.
Dr Peter Prinsloo is a chemical pathologist and doctor who is head of clinical governance at Medichecks.
Introducing our new Nutrition Check, the perfect way to tell whether the diet you are following is good for you or is causing insufficiency or deficiency in important vitamins and minerals.
In the final instalment of our autoimmune series learn more about coeliac disease and what a gluten free diet is.
It may seem like a good idea to cut certain food groups from our diets, but it is safe to do so?
Many of us are aware that low levels of iron in our body is bad news and can lead to anaemia, but the risks of excess iron are less heard of, despite the toxic effects that an iron build-up can cause.
Read more to find out how to cope with and improve symptoms of a dreaded hangover during the festive period
Nutritionist Effie Parnell-Hopkinson chats about how seasonal eating can boost your immune system and low mood this winter.
How did Dr Emil get on following a ketogenic diet?
How will switching to a ketogenic diet affect our very own bodybuilding doctor Emil?
Find out how I improved my 6:3 ratio on a plant-based diet.
There are often times when illness is unavoidable and medication is necessary, but can certain diseases be avoided through a well-balanced diet?
Folate and folic acid are terms often used interchangeably despite the fact they are not the same.
We advise people with raised cholesterol to eat the Mediterranean diet - but what, exactly does it consist of?
Despite having a well-balanced diet and taking additional supplements, your body may not be getting the nutrients it needs.
Learn all about what many consider the 'world's healthiest diet'!
Essential fatty acids are vital for good health, but do you know your numbers?
We’re following Medichecks doctor Emil Hodzovic on his plant-based experiment.
Can Emil, a practising doctor and competitive bodybuilder, survive on a plant-based diet?
Since we have been including a vitamin B12 test in our top-of-the-range UltraVit checks we've identified lots of people who are low in this important vitamin.
Have you abandoned the traditional balanced diet? Read how cutting out food groups can affect your health.
Why are so many people deficient in vitamin D? And what can be done about it?
Ceri, Alistair and I (aka the Medi-guinea Pigs) all believe we follow a healthy lifestyle, and in particular eat healthy diets. However, over the last 12 months, as we have used our own bodies to further the cause of scientific investigation (ha!) we have found that there have been some startling differences in our results.
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