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Éva-Hill Hamilton, Scope clinical nutritionist, has shared her seven top tips on how to support the immune system as research from the ‘Scope Gut Education Report’ reveals that almost half (46 percent) of people in Ireland are unsatisfied with their level of knowledge on gut health.
Deputy Peter Burke has called on the Minister for Education Joe McHugh to give clarity to SNAs, many of whom have been told they will be redeployed in efforts to tackle COVID-19.
New research recently conducted has revealed that more than a third of Irish people are relying on vitamin supplements to reach their daily recommended nutrient requirements, instead of consuming foods naturally rich in vitamins.
Widely known as the sunshine vitamin, there is a reason vitamin D is so easy for our bodies to synthesise in the summer months — we need it for a huge variety of functions. Yet, chances are that you are low in it, since it is estimated around one billion people worldwide are deficient or have insufficient levels. So what is vitamin D? Interestingly, it is not simply a fat soluble vitamin that is produced endogenously when UV rays reach our skin at the correct angle, it is actually also a hormone. Its various forms have a range of names; including calcitriol, ergocalciferol, calcidiol, and cholecalciferol.
The days are slowly getting shorter and we will soon find ourselves in the midst of winter, making it harder to escape the colds and flu going around. Here are a few of Evergreen’s top tips to support your immune health, and to help to keep colds and flu at bay.
It is fair to say that weather wise, August 2019 will not be remembered fondly. Rain, rain, and more rain seems to be the only forecast for the month and it seems September will not be getting any better.
Seasonal flu is a highly infectious viral illness of the respiratory tract that can be life threatening in people with long term medical conditions, those aged 65 years and over, and pregnant women. Flu symptoms come on suddenly with a fever, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. A cold is usually a less severe illness, that starts gradually with a sore throat and a blocked or runny nose and is usually mild compared to the flu.