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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 […]

Vitamin D deficiency- Cancer Patients

A recent study published in the Journal ‘Nutrients’ addresses the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in critically ill cancer patients requiring ICU admisssion. The researchers aimed to explore if ICU survivors may benefit from supplementation. Low levels of Vitamin D are common in cancer patients due to prolonged hospitalisations, avoidance of sunlight following radiation therapy […]

Homeopathy: Effective and Economical

Securvita, is one of Germany’s leading health insurance companies and promotes itself as a ‘pioneer of naturopathy and provider of modern medicine. The company has released an analysis of data from its policy holders that shows that those who receive homeopathic care are significantly better off and need fewer conventional medicines than those who receive […]

Vitamin C and COVID-19

The Global Campaign VitaminC4COVID backed by a consortium of Vitamin C researchers, doctors and healthcare professionals makes a plea for regulators to bring vitamin C into the therapeutic realm of measures in the battle against COVID-19. The campaign cites over 100 research papers on Vitamin C trials as published in the Journal Nutrients some of […]

Vitamin D reduces COVID-19 infection and death rate!

A group of Health Science and Medical experts from the U.K., U.S. and Europe have sent an open letter to world Governments stating that there is clear evidence that Vitamin D reduces Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths. The letter indicates that global patterns and risk factors for the COVID-19 pandemic and Vitamin D deficiency match […]

Christmas Deliveries

We are advised the following dates for posting, however, please note An Post are still advising delayed delivery times, with some areas experiencing up to 7 days delay: Ireland – December 21st Northern Ireland – December 19th Great Britain – December 18th Europe – December 12th Rest of the world – December 7th

COVID-19 and Obesity

A Review paper, as published in the Journal ‘Frontiers in Nutrition’ supports the clinical potential of supplemental nutrients as adjuncts of therapy in high-risk COVID-19 for obese patients in particular. The incidence rate and comorbidity of COVID-19 rises in the obese patient. This article suggests that micronutrients may boost host immunity against viral infections including […]

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