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THE LAST two places in the final of Show Me The Funny will be up for grabs in the fifth heat of the popular comedy competition takes place at The King's Head on Mon February 17.
Silica is a necessary trace element in the human body and as a main component of collagen it is essential for building bones, tissues, hair skin and nails.
Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture has begun this week with a series of events throughout the county, which will culminate in a spectacular, fire-lit Opening Ceremony at South Park in Galway City on Saturday 8 February.
We are just past the so-called most depressing day of the year, the third Monday of January, commonly known as Blue Monday. Although the evidence is lacking on how true that is, as we know that depression can affect people all year round rather than just one day of the year. However people may feel a little low and tired during this period of the year due to the post-Christmas slump, mixed with the cold weather and lack of sunlight.
Most people are aware of the important role of calcium in the body. Magnesium and calcium go hand in hand, especially in relation to bone health, and also to ensure proper nerve impulse transmission. Magnesium has an influence on the metabolism and regulation of calcium so it is important to have a good dietary balance of both these important minerals. In fact magnesium is needed in order for calcium to be bound to tooth enamel.
Since retiring as a professional athlete, former World and Olympic champion and award-winning healthy cookbook author, Derval O’Rourke, has become a mother to two young children, Dafne and Archie, and set up her own business derval.ie.
Chromium is an essential trace mineral which forms a major part of Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF) in the body, being responsible for the proper use of glucose.
Iron is the main component needed for the production of haemoglobin, the pigment within our red blood cells, where it is required for oxygen transportation from the lungs to the body’s tissues, and the carbon dioxide transportation from the tissues to the lungs. In addition to transporting oxygen through the bloodstream Iron is also a component of myoglobin, a pigment which functions in the muscles in a similar fashion as haemoglobin in the blood therefore allowing muscle cells to retain oxygen.
Sulphur is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body and it play’s a very important role in the body’s organs and systems.
Iodine is combined with the amino acid ‘tyrosine’ in order to manufacture active thyroid hormone. This is the main function of iodine in the body. Although iodine’s activity is essentially linked to thyroid function, a deficiency in iodine can lead to a variety of symptoms and disorders. The main deficiency in this mineral can lead to ‘goiter’ which shows as the enlargement of the thyroid, causing swelling at the base of the neck.