Category Archives: Coronavirus

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Supporting your health and wellbeing during this unprecedented time, NACturally – Part 3

This is the third installment focusing on supporting your health and wellbeing. Following on from our discussions on Vitamin D and Vitamin C, this blog will present information on N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a lesser known nutrient. Overview A derivative of the amino acid L-cysteine, NAC has been demonstrated to have important medical applications (Pei et al., […]