Viruses, Vitamin D levels and Multiple Sclerosis

Hands hold MRI scan of head, neck and brain of patient, holding in hands.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological diseases, is progressive and affects 2.8 million people worldwide. In addition, MS is the most common disabling neurological (affecting the nerves) disease in young adults (20-40 years old). Shockingly more than 9,000 people live with Multiple Sclerosis in Ireland, and it affects women twice as […]

Little known vitamin K2 can boost your life expectancy

Would you be interested to hear that a little known family of molecules, Vitamin K, may be the missing ingredient in your diet? And may decrease your chance of dying from heart disease or osteoporosis, two leading causes of death. It may even help with diabetes, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and certain cancers.

Prozac Vs Omega 3 for Depression

Startling disclosures, from previously hidden sources, that Prozac is no more effective than placebo in the treatment of clinical depression has met with reactions ranging from surprise to despair. However, these revelations are neither new, nor surprising. Unconvincing outcomes from earlier trials raised serious questions about the efficacy, as well as safety, of new generation […]

The Expanding Role Of Omega-3 in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.

While the health benefits of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) omega-3 have been well established for the past three decades, it is only recently, since its appearance as a pharmaceutical agent, that this remarkable fish oil product has received recognition for its usefulness as a preventive and therapeutic agent in a wide range of clinical disorders. […]

What serum level of Vitamin D should I aim for?

Looking back to the early 20th century, it became known that vitamin D deficiency, brought about by lack of sunlight, caused rickets in young children. Rickets manifests as weaker bones, malformations and stunted growth, and is very painful. Supplementing with cod liver oil, high in Vitamin D, was therapeutic in correcting this condition. Surprisingly rickets […]

Why supplementing with Vitamin D3 has become critical

As a Holistic Health Care practitioner, working with nutrition and lifestyle to create robust health for my clients and me, there are several supplements I would not be without.  Vitamin D3 is right up there near the top of the list.  Natural synthesis of Vitamin D3 requires UVB sunshine on the skin.  Ireland, being at 51-55 degrees […]