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Germany’s – Agrifood Sector

The Irish Times recently reported on a move by German farmers, food retailers and environmental groups to tackle ‘ruinous’ economic and environmental practices in Agrifood. The ‘Future of Agriculture’ Government Commssion, presented a 170 page report to Angela Merkel, which may potentially help the survival of small farmers, improve animal welfare and boost sustainability. To […]

Curcumin – Optimal Health

A recent study published in the Journal Frontiers in Pharmacology outlines the benefits of the active compound in turmeric, curcumin on our health status. The study supports the application of curcumin on health promotion and disease prevention. There is particular emphasis on its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. Turmeric Juice is a popular holistic supplement […]

Vitamin D and Depression

A recent study ‘Inflammation and the Association of Vitamin D and Depressive Symptomatology’ published in the Journal Nutrients addresses the complex relationship between depression and vitamin D. The purpose of the study was to examine if this relationship is affected by inflammation. The outcome of the study highlighted the connection between Vitamin D, depressive symptoms […]

Baby Foods – Heavy Metals

The Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Committee on Oversight and Reform U.S. House of Representatives published a report on February 4, 2021 entitled ‘Baby Foods Are Tainted with Dangerous Levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury’. The Subcommittee requested internal documents and test results from some of the largest baby food manufacturers in the […]

Nutrients and Brain Function

A study published in the Journal Nat. Rev. Neuroscience outlines the impact of specific nutrients on cognitive function. Dietary intake plays a crucial part on brain and mental health. By understanding the biochemical effects of food on cognition we have the capacity to manipulate the diet and improve mental ability. Reference: Fernando Gomez – Pinilla, […]

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Curcumin – Anti-inflammatory

A review article published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine investigates the use of the spice, curcumin as a a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Several experimental and pharmacologic trials have demonstrated its efficacy. There has been a significant increase in the number of clinical trials testing the efficacy of curcumin in treating a variety […]

Amino Acids and Mental Health

A recent study entitled ‘Dietary intake of branched-chain amino acids in relation to depression, anxiety and psychological distress’ was published in the Nutrition Journal. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between dietary Branch Chain Amino Acids and psychological disorders including depression, anxiety, and psychological distress in a large sample of Iranian […]

Homeopathic Treatment as an Add-on Therapy for Cancer

The results of a clinical trial on Homeopathic Treatment as an Add-On Therapy May Improve Quality of Life and Prolong Survival in Patients with NonSmall Cell Lung Cancer: A Prospective, Randomized, Placebo Controlled, Double Blind, Three Arm, Multicenter Study WAS published in the Journal ‘The Oncologist’, October 2020. The trial involved patients with non-small cell […]

CAM Therapy- Mental Health

A recent study carried out in Sweden and published in the Journal, Issues in Mental Health Nursing investigates the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Psychiatric Units in Sweden. Mental illness has been termed the pandemic of the 21st century. Many people who suffer with depression, anxiety and other mental health problems consult […]

New research – Glutathione supplementation and COVID-19

A study published in the Journal Antioxidants identifies the role of glutathione in protecting against severe inflammatory responses triggered by COVID-19. A common similarity in all conditions associated with COVID-19 appears to be an impaired redox imbalance and accumulation of reactive oxygen species. Glutathione is a key antioxidant and plays a fighting role against oxidative […]

Complementary Therapies & Oncology Research by UCC

The Cork Area Hospital Group, supported by funding from the Irish Cancer Society, have launched a Research Project to access the level of demand and clinical outcomes from the use of CAM Therapies in Oncology Services. The Research is being conducted by UCC (University College Cork) Participation is open until the end of March and […]

New research – Microbiome and COVID-19

COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory illness but new research is emerging which suggests that the GI tract may be involved. A study published in the Journal ‘Gut’ has found an association between the gut microbiome and COVID-19 host immune responses. This study concluded that gut microbiota dysbiosis after COVID-19 resolution could contribute to persistent symptoms […]

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