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Immunity & Zinc; Important Nutrition Research

Zinc is an important nutrient when it comes to immunity. A review published by the Molecular Diversity Preservation International shows how zinc plays a central role in the immune system and how zinc-deficient individuals experience increased susceptibility to a variety of pathogens. The researchers from the Aachen University Hospital in Germany describe the links between altered zinc homeostasis and disease development. The review considers cellular function, such as the intracellular killing of harmful pathogens, cytokine production as well as ROS production, and how they are dependent on zinc. These responses and overall immunity are impaired when zinc is deficient. According to the authors, changes in extracellular zinc levels have been suggested to activate immune cells, functioning as ‘danger signals’. In this regard, zinc can be recognised as a gatekeeper of healthy immunity since the adequate function of almost all immune cells is highly zinc-dependent.

Whole Health Immune Complex contains active ingredients including Zinc which supports immune defences. This supplement is a colloidal mineral providing a targeted approach for easily-absorbed nutrition.

Reference: Wessels, I., Maywald, M., Rink, L. (2017) ‘Zinc as a Gatekeeper of Immune Function’, University Hospital RWTH Aachen

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Understanding Homoeopathy

Over the past few months, there have been a few developments and initiatives that have kept the debate on homeopathy alive in the media. Homoeopathy continues to undergo scrutiny and strong statements are frequently made in the media against it. You will rarely hear public figures speak out in favour of Homoeopathy. New Vistas Healthcare continues to support our colleagues in the European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products (ECHAMP).

ECHAMP have devised a summary of recent news and links to some of the resources that seek to bring a better balance to the discussions.

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Australian Bush Flower Essences – Podcast

UK based practitioner, Gloria Kimberley hosts a very informative podcast with Ian White, founder of Australian Bush Flower Essences.

Gloria has been using Australian Bush Flower Essences and recommending them for many years but she wanted to learn more. She attended a 3 day Workshop with Ian White in beautiful Malahide Castle in Ireland in 2018 and was given the opportunity to interview the man himself!

To listen to this podcast and learn how the Australian Bush Flower Essences support emotional healing click here

Numerology & Australian Bush Flower Essences Workshop – Ian White

Numerology & Australian Bush Flower Essences

Date: Saturday & Sunday May 9th & 10th 2020
Venue: Maldron Hotel, Roxboro, Limerick
Price: €300 Early Bird, if booked and paid in full before March 20th. Bookings thereafter €360.

Learn how to quickly & easily understand your partner, friends, family and clients
Numerology considers the mystical properties of numbers and offers insightful understanding of an individual’s personality & abilities. As a useful tool, it can assist with life choices, careers, relationships and achieving their higher purpose. Ian White will teach participants about Personal Year Cycles, Ruling Numbers & how best maximise Bush essences within the information obtained for friends and clients. Learning out-comes:

• The inherent quality of each number
• Personal Year Cycles – 9 Year Cycles of Change
• Ruling Numbers – Life’s Primary Pathway
• Day Numbers – The Other Side of You
• The Arrows – Added Strengths
• Chart Compatibility and Comparison
• Recognising major strengths and weaknesses inherent in the chart
• Selecting specific Bush Essences for all aspects of a chart

No prerequisites for this workshop.
Please note: Depending on the number of participant questions and the flow of each workshop, as well as time constraints, all topics may not be covered.
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P.R.A.N.A. I

P.R.A.N.A. Polarity Reflex Analysis & Nutritional Assessment Kinesiology

Date: March 7th & 8th 2020
Venue: CityNorth Hotel, Gormanston, Dublin
Price: €300, to be paid in full prior to commencement
Registration: 8:45am. Course: 9am-5pm.
Tutor: Pat Roche, MKAI

PRANA is a complete professional, multi-dimensional energy assessment program. It uses the energy field to trace the root cause of body/mind imbalances, empowering the client to receive the best possible wellness outcomes. The weekend includes practical learning sessions, building the Practitioner’s confidence in this mode of testing. PRANA helps deliver efficient and exact responses, creating a more stable regeneration of a toxic and stressed environment. Participants must be proficient in TFH (Touch for Health). To book your place today click here

Red Yeast Rice – Cholesterol

A scientific study published by the European Food Safety Authority validates the health claims relating to the active ingredient Monacolin K from red yeast rice and the maintenance of normal blood LDL cholesterol. Elevated LDL cholesterol is an increasing health concern. The maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels is best achieved under the guidance of a CAM Practitioner, where a person’s individualised needs can be met and monitored.

New Vistas Red Yeast Rice Complex is a popular food supplement containing 100mg of Monacolin K. The article addresses the benefits of supplementation on cholesterol management and heart health.

Reference: EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA); Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to monacolin K from red yeast rice and maintenance of normal blood LDL cholesterol concentrations (ID 1648, 1700) Pursuant to Article 13 (1) Regulation (EC) 1924/2006 EFSA Journal 2011;9 (7) : 2304

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GABA – Motor learning behaviour

A report published in the journal Current Biology describes the roles of GABA in learning related brain activity. It is a neurotransmitter that affects many aspects of health, especially emotional and physical stability and plays a crucial role in learning and memory. It is prominent in regions of the brain like the hippocampus responsible for memory formation.

The report offers a strong rationale for the use of interventions that decrease/increase GABA in a localized region in conjunction with rehabilitation for patients suffering with motor learning difficulties.

Reference: Charlotte J. Stagg, The Role of GABA in Human Motor Learning, 2011, 21:6

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Vitachrome Active from New Vistas

Green Tea – Heart Health

A recent study published in the Journal of Preventive Cardiology addresses the health benefits of green tea in reducing the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. It is an excellent anti-oxidant. Vitachrome Active, is a popular holistic supplement. It has been used to help the body deal with stress and is often used to improve stamina and energy levels. Ideally a CAM Provider can evaluate people’s health requirements and create a helpful strategy to achieve wellness goals. The article discusses the benefit of green tea and how its protects the cardiovascular system.

Reference: Xinyan Wang, Tea consumption and the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality: The China-PAR project, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2020

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Turmeric Juice- Skin Aging

The skin is the barrier that segregates the body from the outer environment. It protects the body from water loss and microorganism infection. As it is the largest organ of the body, the skin shows obvious signs of aging as a person grows older.
Skin aging is a complex biological process which is influenced by a combination of intrinsic (genetics, cellular metabolism, hormone and metabolic processes) and extrinsic (chronic light exposure, pollution, ionizing radiation, chemical toxins) factors. One of the primary reasons for skin aging is free radical damage.
Turmeric is a native Asian plant and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for around 4,000 years for its health benefits. Research has shown that Turmeric may have a range of benefits for the skin including protecting us from premature aging. Studies suggest that natural constituents of turmeric juice, especially curcumin, may possess particularly strong antioxidant activity, and may directly reduce skin aging – including preventing moisture loss and protecting against wrinkles.
The New Vistas pure, organic Turmeric Juice is carefully harvested and preserved to retain vital phytonutrients and active ingredients. Our Turmeric Juice is the most complete and active form of turmeric. It is the blend of active curcumin and its essential oils that make our pure Turmeric Juice a powerful antioxidant and a beneficial food supplement.
Take one tbsp. daily. It can be taken directly or mixed in water or juice. It is best taken in the morning, preferably on an empty stomach, to aid maximum absorption.

As well as benefitting skin aging, turmeric juice it has many other benefits for optimal health due to its anti-inflammatory potential. The polyphenol compound, curcumin, alone or combined with other agents, could represent an effective drug for cancer therapy.

A very interesting study carried out by Antonio Giordano and Giuseppina Tommonaro was published in Nutrients.

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Reference: Antonio Giordano and Giuseppina Tommonaro , Review Curcumin and Cancer, Nutrients 2019, 11(10)

Happy Christmas

We would like to thank all our loyal, kind and enthusiastic customers for their support, encouragement and consideration throughout 2019. The natural healthcare community is a fascinating and hugely rewarding experience for all involved and we are grateful that we can still play an important role in establishing optimal physical, emotional & spiritual well-being responses. we look forward to many more productive years. Our Irish and UK office will close on Friday December 20th. There will be no deliveries or web orders processed until we return on Thursday January 2nd. For any urgent needs please contact your local Health Store who may stock what you are looking for.

Wishing you all great health and heartfelt joy for 2020.

Cognitive Health – GABA

A study published in the Journal NeuroImage outlines the correlation between occipital GABA and cognitive failure. We are pleased to announce the release of our second food supplement from the new Whole Health range. Rich in blended vitamins and amino acids, this support aims to nourish mental activities such as thinking, learning, memory and judgement. Similar to Whole Health Immune Complex, this easily absorbed liquid nutrition helps strengthen and reinforce resources. Amino acids are commonly called the body’s building blocks, essential for growth, repair, healthy metabolism, hormones and production of neurotransmitters. Vitamin D3 supports immune responses and can regulate moods. Vitamin C known for its antioxidant effects, helps clean up a toxic environment. B vitamins are essential to help balance neurotransmitters and for optimum brain function. Such nutrients are particularly valuable during times of stress or illness. Blended together with GABA and Magnesium Citrate, this new supplement should be tried for its restorative properties as it may help with symptoms of irritability, restlessness, stress and lack of focus.

Ideally, a CAM Provider can evaluate people’s health requirements and create a helpful strategy to achieve wellness goals. The article discusses the role of GABA in cognitive health.

Reference: Kirstian Sandberg, Occipital GABA correlates with cognitive failures in daily life, NeuroImage

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Vitamin D – Melanoma

A study published in the Journal Cancer Research suggests that high levels of Vitamin D are associated with thinner primary melanoma and better outcome. Melanoma patients commonly avoid sun exposure and consequent Vitamin D deficiency might worsen outcomes. The study concluded that vitamin D-VDR signalling contributes to controlling proliferative/immunosuppressive Wnt/beta catenin signalling in melanoma and this is associated with less metastatic disease and stronger host immune responses.

Macánta Vitamin D3 2500iu may help replenish Vitamin D levels. Ideally a CAM Provider can evaluate a person’s health requirements and create a helpful strategy to achieve wellness goals.

Reference: Sathya Muralidhar et al., Vitamin D-VDR signaling inhibits Wnt/beta-catenin-mediated melanoma progression and promotes anti-tumor immunity, Cancer Research, 2018

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