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 […]

Can you really improve your skin through diet?

We have had quite a few requests from people wondering how they can improve their skin, so we asked our Consultant Dietitian Nutritionist Katherine Kimber…….. First things first, what is skin?  Skin is a complex organ, that acts as a natural barrier between internal and external environments. It’s made up of a variety of different […]

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 […]