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Natural Solutions
                           September 2006



Nutri Centre’s Q & A section 

Suppliers of complementary medicine, Nutri Centre (now offering their range of products in a number of larger Tesco stores), are providing laterlife visitors with the opportunity to ask questions on health issues.  

The Q & As are produced by Jo Rawlinson in conjunction with the Nutri Centre. Jo is a trained complementary health practitioner who regularly works with and writes on behalf of the Nutri Centre.



Q:   Can you please recommend an effective remedy for the symptoms of arthritis; I believe they may be triggered by certain foods.

A:   It is widely accepted that certain foods can trigger symptoms of arthritis. An exclusion diet can determine whether your symptoms are diet-related. For some people, it’s wheat and bran that cannot be tolerated. Others don't do well with dairy products like milk and cheese and citrus products like oranges, grapefruits and lemons. For more about intolerances and to test yourself, visit

The British Medical Journal has reported a link between prolonged use of NSAIDS as painkiller relief and double heart attack risk, so it might be wise to find natural preventative measures.

Litozin has been shown to be more effective than glucosamine for arthritis. Anti-inflammatory Litozin is based on rose hip. A study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology (August 05) found it effective in 82% of cases, in comparison with 40% for glucosamine.

Celadrin is another highly effective natural compound for joint flexibility and health. A natural anti-inflammatory, it works in a more dramatic - but similar - way to EPA and DHA in fish oils, lubricating at cellular level to restore fluids that cushion bones and joints.

Zinc and selenium have been shown to have some benefit (zinc 30mg, selenium 100-200 mcg).

Q:   I am travelling long-haul later this year. I already suffer sleep disturbances and I don’t want my trip spoilt by jet lag. Can you help?

A:  UK doctors prescribe sleeping pills by the cartload every year, but you can use natural remedies to re-regulate your body clock if it has been disturbed by travelling.

The body’s circadian rhythm determines when you sleep and when you wake. It is controlled by a hormone called melatonin, which decreases with age. By 60, your body produces half the amount of melatonin it did when you were 20. You can obtain melatonin on prescription for short-term use only.

As a more natural measure, you could increase your intake of tryptophan which will in turn help the body to boost melatonin production. Bananas, muffins, turkey are all rich sources. Or take natural compound, 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan).

Enad Alert, a safe, natural and fast-acting nutritional supplement will quickly and effectively deliver a substance called NADH, a natural energy-producing coenzyme present in every living cell. This will help to boost energy and endurance levels.


Litozin joint health by Lanes.

?19.99 for 120 capsules.

Celadrin 525mg by Solgar,

?19.95 for 60 softgels

EnadAlert -

pack of eight 10mg tablets, ?12.99

All products are available from The Nutri Centre. Order by calling 0800 587 2290 or shop online at www.Nutri . For more information, speak directly with a nutritionist on 020 7 436 5122


If you would like to ask a question, please send an email to

The information above is provided by the Nutri Centre. Laterlife cannot endorse any information presented and recommends that you consult your doctor if in doubt about any medication or health-related matter.

* Please note questions cannot be answered personally but will be selected for inclusion in future editions of 'Natural Solutions'



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