Category Archives: Immune Support

How does Beetroot help the body?

Why is there so much buzz about beetroot? Beetroot is a root vegetable that’s most often found in it’s purple/red variety. There are a few other varieties too, like yellow and orange. Beetroot is most often found in the UK in pickled form, added pre-cooked to salads, or used raw in juices. In the UK, […]

Know Your Nutrients: Friendly Bacteria

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts promoted as having various health benefits. They’re usually added to yoghurts or taken as food supplements and are often described as “good” or “friendly” bacteria.1 What are Probiotics? What are the health benefits of Probiotics? What should I know when taking Probiotics? Probiotics products Summary What are Probiotics? Our […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]