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European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2021

Today, November 18th is European Antibiotic Day. Antibiotic resistance is particularly important in these times of COVID. More bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics, making antibiotics increasingly ineffective. Only very few new antibiotics are entering the market. Cautious and appropriate use of antimicrobials is vital. Complementary and Integrative Medicine can play an important role in advocating the use of non-antibiotic treatments.

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Further evidence – Vitamin D

New research from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Edinburgh has evaluated the association between Vitamin D and Covid-19. A subsequent study published in the Journal, Scientific Reports in September, supports the use of dietary Vitamin D to protect against deficiency particularly in the winter months.

New Vistas Vitamin D3 2500iu will offer adequate supplementation. Ideally, a CAM Provider can evaluate a person’s specific requirements and design a personalised health programme to help achieve wellness goals.

Reference: Xue Li, An observational and Mendelian randomisation study on vitamin D and COVID-19 risk in UK Biobank, Scientific Reports 2021

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Infant formula trials – not reliable

A study published in the British Medical Journal in October 2021, systematically reviews the conduct and reporting of formula trials. Trials comparing at least two formula products in children less than three years of age were included but not trials of human breast milk or fortifiers of breast milk. The results show that formula trials lack independence or transparency, and published outcomes are biased by selective reporting.

Reference: Bartosz Helfer, Conduct and reporting of formula milk trials: systematic review, BMJ 2021.

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Vitamin C and Metabolic Syndrome

Vitamin C – Mental Vitality

A study published in the European Journal of Nutrition, supports the use of Vitamin C supplementation. Inadequate vitamin C status is related to a low level of mental vitality. Vitamin C supplementation effectively increased work motivation and attentional focus and contributed to better performance on cognitive tasks requiring sustained attention.

Ideally a CAM Provider can evaluate people’s health requirements and create a personalised health plan to achieve wellness goals. New Vistas Vitamin C capsules are a popular supplement used by CAM Practitioners.

Reference: Minju Sim, Vitamin C supplementation promotes mental vitality in healthy young adults: results from a cross-sectional analysis and a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, European Journal of Nutrition, 2021.

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Australian Bush Flower Workshop – Divine Presence Essence

Ian White Founder, CEO and 5th Generation Australian herbalist is hosting a four-week transformation journey of inner exploration and meditation on each of the four Divine Presence Spiritual Essences – Isis, Solar Logos, Gaia and Rainbow Essence.

As a group all participants will take one of the Divine Presence Essences weekly and meditating together will create a tremendous energy build-up to allow one to go deeper into the journey with each of these four essences.

In his Divine Presence, Webinar Series Ian White will provide;

• Case Histories
• The story of each Essence: Isis, Solar Logos, Gaia and Rainbow Essence
• Insights on how to utilise these remedies in your personal or professional practice

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Complementary and Integrative Medicine – Pediatrics

A survey carried out at the Children’s Hospital St. Marien in Germany assessed the demand for integrating complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) into routine pediatric care. 1323 parents parents took part in the survey. 40 % of participants had already been using CIM for their children. Homeopathy was the preferred and most widely used form of CIM, followed by ostepathy and phytotherapy. More than 80% of participants welcome the introduction of CIM in the hospital setting with Homeopathy being the most desired therapy.

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Reference: Dennis Anheyer, S. Kalman, Integrative pediatrics survey: Parents report high demand and willingness to self-pay for complementary and integrative medicine in German hospitals, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 2021

Ian White, Australian Bush Flower Essences

Ian White – Australian Bush Flower Essences Webinar

Discover the healing qualities of the Australian Bush!

Ian White invites you to join him for the Level 1 Online Workshop over 8 weeks. Discover the healing qualities of the Australian Bush from the comfort of your own home and from anywhere in the world!

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Digestive Enzyme Complex

We are proud to present our new Digestive Enzyme Complex. This supplement complements our selection of digestion related remedies. It is a plant-sourced food supplement which enhances gut homeostasis, assimilation of nutrients and ease gut discomfort.

Whole Health Cognitive Complex

We are delighted to announce the return of Whole Health Cognitive Complex in powder form. This carefully tested blend of vitamins and amino acids can be mixed with juice or water to nourish the brain and limbic sytem.

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.

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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 recommended by CAM Providers to incorporate curcumin into a personalised health plan. Ideally, a CAM Provider will evaluate a person’s health requirements and create a helpful strategy to achieve wellness goals. The article discusses the benefits of curcumin supplementation.

Reference: Javad Sharifi-Rad et al, Turmeric and Its Major Compound Curcumin on Health: Bioactive Effects and Safety Profiles for Food, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnological and Medicinal Applications, Front Pharmacol. 2020; 11:

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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 and inflammation.

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