Monthly Archives: May 2020

Selenium and Vitamin D – forms, functions and research

During this anxious and difficult time we are trying to keep you up to date with emerging research about useful interventions for protecting health and supporting immunity. Our previous blog has highlighted nutrients that have been considered important for protecting against infections. Research is currently emerging with the nutrients vitamin D and selenium at the forefront. Population groups which are most likely to be severely affected by Covid-19 are also most likely to be deficient in vitamin D and selenium.

Of course this can, on the surface, be attributed to coincidence and other factors, but this blog aims to describe the functions of both nutrients which play an essential role in immune function, reduced risk of infection and supporting lung health.

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Last updated on 7th June 2021 by cytoffice


Which breathing exercises help alleviate stress?

Intuitively most people would agree that breathing exercises can help with stress. The links between the two are many and intimate and in this article, guest writer Anastasis Tzanis – a yoga and breathwork teacher, and a registered nutrition practitioner – will aim to shed some light into the types of breathing that can help us relieve stress and those that do not.

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Last updated on 23rd February 2021 by cytoffice

Vitamin B12 study

B12 supplement study rebuttal

It is typical of much of what passes for medical science for there to be deep biases against all that is non pharmaceutical practice. When we see alarming headlines about such an essential nutrient as  Vitamin B12 being dangerous, when in fact widespread deficiency and inadequate treatment is rife, then it is vital we carefully and robustly assess what lies behind the  headlines.

Our article this week is provided by Dr David Morris. Dr Morris has been a qualified doctor since 1994 – after training in internal general medicine he moved into General Practice in 2000 and practises as  freelance GP and Integrative Physician. He has trained and practices in  a wide range of integrative modalities including acupuncture, functional nutritional medicine and homeopathy. He holds Membership of the Royal College of Physicians – MRCP(UK) – and has a Postgraduate Diploma in the Study of Integrative Medicine.

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Last updated on 23rd February 2021 by cytoffice