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VIDEO: Health stores help keep us healthy

Friday November 26, 2021
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Did you know fertility, gut health, mental wellbeing and even chronic illnesses are influenced by your diet and lifestyle habits?


At Viridian Nutrition, we believe independent health stores are the best place to go for advice about diet and lifestyle as well as the right tailored supplements. So, we are proud to be part of a new campaign to raise awareness of health stores as a valuable resource in the community.


The Food Manifesto campaign, run by The College of Medicine explores the power of food and nutrition, identifying the value of holistic health to improve physical and mental well-being.


Often, we wait to think about our health and visit a GP when feeling unwell, but taking a proactive approach with nutrition and lifestyle – such as diet, sleep, and food supplements can provide us with positive energy, strength and uplifted mood to help us be healthier and happier.


We believe people should make more use of the knowledgeable and caring advice available at local independent health stores, and this is supported by an NHS doctor.


Dr Siobhan Brennan, an NHS GP, explains in the film: “I think it’s really important that people can take ownership of their health going forward and recognise that it’s not just a GP that can help them with their problems.

 

“(There are) accredited health stores with people that have very good knowledge bases around healthy eating and recommended ways of having a better lifestyle.” Run in conjunction with ITN Productions industry News, The Food Manifesto is a news-style programme, filmed with Dr Michael Dixon, chairman of the College of Medicine.


The 5-minute Viridian section of the programme explores health stores as part of the health care system and demonstrates how they can be a valuable resource for proactive health advice. In particular, enabling people to manage their own health by focussing on diet and lifestyle to help reverse poor health conditions and chronic illnesses.

 

Help from Health Store specialists

 

From fertility to digestive health, the film shares experience from passionate health store owners and gives an insight into how people have benefited from the help of health stores. It also discusses ways in which health stores have worked with their local GPs and supported social prescribing.


Dr Brennan, said: “Very often these health stores will complement what a GP will say, and will be able to have more time to invest in people on a face-to-face basis.”


To watch the video, head over to Viridian’s YouTube channel @viridiantv.


If you haven’t already been to your local health store, you can find your nearest health one by visiting findahealthstore.com


 

TAGS: VideoHealth Stores, College of Medicine, Health Food Stores

 

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