Vitamin D, also known as ergocalciferol and cholecalciferol, is a well-known vitamin that is considered one of the most essential vitamins for us.

Vitamin D, unlike other vitamins, functions like a hormone, and there are receptors for it on every single cell in your body.

It is produced from cholesterol when your skin is exposed to sunlight and It’s also found in certain foods such as fatty fish and fortified dairy products, though it’s very difficult to get enough from diet alone.

The recommended daily intake (RDI) is usually around 400–800 IU, but many studies show that you should get…


Ever had that itch you just can’t scratch? If you suffer from dry and itchy skin caused by eczema, you’ll know all about it: scratching the itch can make it worse. Luckily, there are some soothing tips and emollients to help relieve dry skin and itchiness caused by eczema, like Dermol 500 Lotion. But, before we head into the world of skin condition solutions, here’s a few surprising facts about eczema you might not know already.

1. There are different types of eczema

The term ‘eczema’ is a catch all for quite a few different types of the skin condition. The most common one is called atopic…


Thrush: if you’re just associating it with women (or the bird), then you’re missing out on some important info. Thrush in men happens more often than you think — so it’s time we talked about it.

Thrush is the common word for an infection from a yeast-like fungus called Candida Albicans. This fungus is often harmlessly there on our skin, but it can cause a problem when it multiplies.

Candidal infections can affect different parts of your body, but it usually causes problems in warm and moist areas, like the genital area, in the mouth (oral thrush) or on the…


It’s hay fever season… and this is an event we’re not celebrating. If you have to deal with hayfever allergies, you’ll know all about the sneezing, wheezing and streaming eyes that can come with this otherwise glorious time of year — and you’re probably not a fan, either. Not sure when your symptoms are going to strike? It’s not easy to track, but it’s usually spring and summer. If you’re one of the unlucky few, you might have hay fever all year round (and you’ll have our sympathies, too).

We’re here to help you put away the tissues and breathe…


It’s been five weeks since I started working from home and around the same time since I saw anyone besides my flatmates due to COVID-19. I can’t really decide if it’s flown by or it’s been driving me to despair. But one thing I do know is that I’ve not experienced any Fear Of Missing Out.

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People have told me otherwise, but I’m really an introvert at heart. These five weeks haven’t felt too bad in all honesty. I was expecting cabin fever to set in after the third week but I’m still yet to see that.

I like to…


And it’s now become a habit.

Here I am, many months later, writing an article on medium again. It’s been a while but I’ve been writing more for myself lately. More specifically, I’ve been journaling.

It’s all the rage at the moment, every other ‘Morning Routine’ article that I read points towards journalling as an ultimate way to start the day. But I’ve had a lot of trial and tribulation with journalling. When I first heard about journaling it was from Tim Ferris with his bullet journal method. I’m a type-A person so this sounded great, write everything down in…


and here’s why…

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About two years ago now I really started to get into personal development books. You know, the ones which tell you those daily positive affirmations are the only way forward. Well, it’s not all like that but I have come across a few and instantly regretted flicking through the pages. My reading habits have changed significantly since I picked up this genre. I used to plough through non-fiction books but I’ve started to become a bit more selective in what I read. …


Even though my Instagram is plastered with travel pictures I wouldn’t call myself a nomad by any stretch of the imagination. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some beautiful places around the world, places where the culture is unimaginably different to mine, the food is heavenly and the hidden markets and cafes are oh so tempting. You see, I grew up in the UK in a relatively small town where the creature comforts were always there. Everything I needed (or should I say, wanted) was at my fingertips. It still is. …


And no, it wasn’t hard…

I always thought Dry January was some strange fad that people do just for a bit of fun. I know I don’t have a problem with drinking (if my university days are anything to go by), so I never really thought Dry January was necessary. But I’ve come to realise over the last month that for me, personally, and maybe it resonates with you, that Dry January wasn’t about my consumption, it was about my lifestyle.

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You see, for me and my main friend group, drinking is not just a past-time, it’s almost ritual for…


A millennial’s take.

I’ve been meaning to go to Barcelona for a very long time. I love Spanish and I always talked about it being my favourite language to learn when I was young but I had never actually been to Spain.

This year I finally went, and much to my surprise, I went alone. It was possibly the best trip I’ve ever been on.

Roll back a couple of years, I first started going properly traveling with my then girlfriend. We went to Bali, Vietnam, Finland, Hong Kong, Switzerland and so many other places I never imagined I would…

Drew Stewart

Millennial, Photographer, Struggling Entrepreneur.

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