Know Your Nutrients: Chromium

This next post in the series which explores key nutrients that are required by our bodies to support our optimal health and wellbeing. Each nutrient will be described in terms of its role, highlighting various key benefits, including our potential for deficiency, dietary sources, and potential benefits for supplementation.  Naturally found in many foods and […]

Time-restricted eating for weight loss

We asked Dr Shane to explore whether time-restricted eating (TRE) is an effective strategy for weight loss. What is time restricted eating? Time-restricted eating (TRE) is a nutritional intervention wherein food intake is limited to a consistent daily window without changes in nutritional quality or quantity.1 Usually, seen as a 8 to 12 hour daytime […]

Natural Support for Sciatica

You asked and Dr Shane answered……… Sciatica is a common type of pain where the sciatic nerve, which runs from our lower back to our feet, is irritated or compressed.1 Health professionals help us manage and recover from such pain. We can also help self-manage our pain through adhering to appropriate guidelines. Plus, there are […]

Know Your Nutrients: Berberine

This next post in the series by Dr Shane explores key nutrients that are required by our bodies to support our optimal health and wellbeing. Each nutrient will be described in terms of its role, highlighting various key benefits, including our potential for deficiency, dietary sources, and potential benefits for supplementation. Berberine is a chemical […]

Know Your Products: A to Z Pure Health Liquid Chlorophyll.

Having just launched, and promoted A to Z Pure Health’s new Liquid Chlorophyll, we have been asked what the benefits are of adding this product to our supplement plan. We thought we would ask Dr Shane to bring this information to life…… We all generally know that Chlorophyll is involved in energy production by green […]

How to manage our Mental Health and Anxiety?

We asked Dr Shane what we can be doing to help our mental health and especially anxiety, here is what he recommends: OCCURRENCE The charity MIND informs us that in England alone 1 in 4 of adults experience a mental health problem of some kind each year. In any given week this rate is 1 […]

Supporting Our Children’s and Teenager’s Mental Health.

Globally, approximately 10 to 20% of children and adolescents are experiencing mental health problems according to the World Health Organization (WHO).1 Obviously this has come to be a serious public health issue, with much research and work being developed into general medical and primary care.2 Our children and teenagers are experiencing mental health problems both […]

Are Vitamin and Mineral Levels Optimal in Athletes?

As we are now allowed to return to the gym, team sports and exercise Dr Shane examines whether vitamin and mineral levels are optimal in athletes. A recently published German article looking at the effectiveness of sports nutrition in ensuring adequate micronutrient status in athletes has demonstrated low levels across several key nutrients. The aim […]

If you are female team sport player this new review article will be of interest.

Photo credit: Driffield RUFC Ladies XV Renard and colleagues (2021) have just published a summary of research looking at comparing the food intake of female team sport participants to recommendations for both health and performance. The article is titled, “How Does the Dietary Intake of Female Field-Based Team Sport Athletes Compare to Dietary Recommendations for […]