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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 […]

Omega 3, why adding to your diet and supplement regimen will benefit your health.

We asked Dr Shane Thurlow why we should take Omega 3, this is what he said: Fish oil is a rich source of long chain omega-3 fatty acids, a group of polyunsaturated fats that primarily include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).1 The use of fish oil supplements is widespread in the UK and […]

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 […]

Supporting your health and wellbeing during this unprecedented time- Part 6. Let’s go nuts for selenium.

The sixth installment of this blog series focusing on supporting your health and wellbeing will discuss Selenium, an essential trace mineral of fundamental importance. The previous posts of other key nutrients can be found here: Vitamin D, Vitamin C, NAC, Oil of Oregano and Garlic and Glutathione. Overview Studying the role and importance of Selenium […]

Supporting your health and wellbeing during this unprecedented time – Part 5

The fifth installment of this blog series focusing on supporting your health and wellbeing will discuss Glutathione, one of our most important antioxidant and detoxification factors. The previous posts of other key nutrients can be found here: Vitamin D, Vitamin C, NAC and Oil of Oregano and Garlic. Overview Dr Mark Hyman (Medical Doctor and […]

Supporting your health and wellbeing during this unprecedented time, HERBally – Part 4

Oil of Oregano and Garlic are the two plant-based products that will be the focus of this fourth installment. These two wholefood products are full of naturally occurring compounds that can help support our health and wellbeing. Like our previous discussions on Vitamin D, Vitamin C and NAC, this blog will briefly summarise their antioxidant […]