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Immune system support; never has there been more focus.

Our immune system performs a vital role: it protects our body from harmful substances, germs and cell changes that could make us unwell. The system is made up of various organs, cells and proteins.1 Without our immune system, we would have no way to fight harmful things that enter our body from the outside or […]

Vitamin D: Supporting Whole Body Health – Why and What should I take?

Summary: The value and benefit of vitamin D has not always been a hot topic in the general media. However, during this year with the focus on COVID-19, supporting our immune systems and minimising our risks, there has been much interest. It is reported that vitamin D sufficiency increases resistance to viral infections and helps […]

Know Your Nutrients: Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)

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. B-VITAMINS: B-vitamins are a group of […]

Dr Shane looks at whether current research can help us prepare during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have asked Dr Shane with continued testing and reporting of COVID-19 cases in the UK, can current research give us any direction in how best we can prepare ourselves. Before any discussion, we must understand that central to controlling the spread of this virus, as well as limiting our own potential infection, is the […]

Know Your Nutrients: Alpha Lipoic Acid

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. Alpha Lipoic acid (ALA) is a […]

Know Your Nutrients: Apple Cider Vinegar

This is a new series of posts that will explore 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. Fermented from apples, apple […]

What supplements do I need in pregnancy?

Getting pregnant can be an overwhelming experience. Above everything, you want to make the right decisions that will allow your baby to grow healthily. Eating a variety of nutritious foods is especially important when you are pregnant because the food you eat will provide the nutrients your baby needs. You can get most of what […]

Kudos to Kudzu

Many people have commented on how much alcohol they have consumed during lockdown. We asked Resident Nutritionist Dr Shane Thurlow his thoughts: Clay and Parker (2020) have recently highlighted in The Lancet Public Health that “governments should give public health warnings about excessive alcohol consumption during isolation to protect vulnerable individuals”. This warning supports concerns […]

Supporting your health and wellbeing during this unprecedented time – Part 7.

The last installment of this blog series focusing on supporting your health and wellbeing will discuss Zinc, an essential trace mineral. The previous posts of other key nutrients can be found here: Vitamin D, Vitamin C, NAC, Oil of Oregano and Garlic, Glutathione and Selenium. Overview The British Nutrition Foundation tells us that Zinc plays […]