Category Archives: Nutrients

Water-wise : Drinking water treatment

  Water-wise is an Irish company based in Co. Galway. The filtration system itself is manufactured in Germany. It’s founder, Fritz Mohn has been living in Ireland since 2008 and formerly worked as a Food Process Engineer overseas. Water is something living that should be respected. It is not just the chemical formula H2O. It is […]

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Role of Magnesium in Vitamin D Activation and Function

Dr. Anne Marie Uwitonze from the Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry, University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Dentistry in Kigali has published a review article entitled ‘Role of Magnesium in Vitamin D Activation and Function’ in the ‘Journal of the American Osteopathic Association’. To view the full article Click here

Healthy Diet – Blood Pressure

Dr. Loo RL of Medway Metabonomics Research Group, Medway School of Pharmacy, Universities of Kent and Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, UK, carried out a study on the ‘Characterisation of metabolic responses to healthy diets and association with blood pressure: application to the Optimal Macronutrient Intake Trial for Heart Health (OmniHeart), a randomized controlled study’. The results were published […]

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Vitamin D – Cardiovascular Health

Dr. Catarina Magalhaes Porto of the University of Pernambuco, Brazil published an article, ‘Association between Vitamin D deficiency and heart failure risk in the elderly’ in the Journal ESC Heart Failure. To view the full article click here    

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Phytochemicals and organically grown vegetables

Dr. Diully Mata Balisteiro, Sao Paulo University, Brazil conducted a study comparison among conventionally and organically grown soybeans and their antioxidant capacities. Read here It was found that organic soybeans had a higher protein content and lower trypsin inhibitory activity than soybean cultivated by the conventional system.

Dairy consumption and Asthma

A recent report shows how the consumption of unprocessed (raw) cow’s milk may be linked to the improvement of asthma and other sensitivity symptoms. The PASTURE study looked at the differences in fatty acid composition between raw milk and industrially processed milk. Read more. It is worth considering whether the herd are classed as A1 […]

Milk – what is science saying.

Milk and dairy products feature prominently in CAM Provider consultations and many people are advised to remove such products from their diet. Scientists are giving increasing levels of attention to cows milk. Martin Murray has made a detailed  review of scientific research published so far which provides interesting reading.  The review is published in Positive […]

Healthy Ageing – foods to prevent cancer.

In a recent ‘Townsend Letter’ article (August/September 2015), Dr. Ronald Klatz and Dr. Robert Goldman, both experienced practitioners specialising in healthy ageing, looked at an anti-ageing approach to cancer through protective foods. This is just one subdivision that can stimulate positive changes for improved ageing. To read the article on the potential health benefits of […]

Turmeric – Useful supplement for cognitive enhancement

Turmeric is widely appreciated in Ayurvedic healthcare systems. Research and studies are continuously showing why it is can be extremely beneficial to health.

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Vitamin D – deficiency linked to Alzheimers and Dementia

A recent study links vitamin D deficiency, also known as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin, with the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s in later years. Led by Dr. David Llewellyn from the University of Exeter, the team of researchers claim there is a direct link between such cognitive health conditions and low levels of vitamin D. For […]

Turmeric – Curcumin and its link to Colon Health

Researchers at the University of Arizona’s Steele Children’s Research Center conducted a study in which they uncovered that curcumin,which is the bio-active molecule derived from the spice Turmeric, blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Curcumin has been scientifically studied previously and it has shown to have the ability to reverse, suppress and prevent the development of cancer. […]

Heart Problems – Could the humble tomato help prevent CVD

Scientists at the University of Cambridge U.K. conducted research on the effects of oral Lycopene, the active ingredient in a tomato. It was found to have beneficial effects in lowering the risk of Cardiovascular Disease. The results were published in Plos One June 2014.  CVD is a worldwide problem but with a lower incidence in […]

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