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 […]

Vitamin D, no better time to ensure you are optimising your intake?

Ireland’s government are currently been urged to act upon the latest evidence and include Vitamin D as part of the countries national strategy to tackle COVID.  The Times have recently reported this story, indicating “Take vitamin D supplements to prevent severe Covid-19, health experts urge.”1 Dr Daniel McCartney (director of human nutrition and dietetics at […]

Nutrition and immunity at all ages.

Our health and wellbeing have always been important. However, in this unprecedented time, a lack of either can have serious acute and long-term consequences. The influence of our diet and nutrition in relation to our health has never been more in focus. This is especially true in respect to our immune system and its function. […]

Know Your Nutrients: Biotin (Vitamin B7)

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. Biotin is a B vitamin and […]