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CNM Pioneers Online Natural Health Diploma Courses

Responding to the current worldwide health challenges, the College of Naturopathic Medicine is now offering online its internationally recognised diploma and short courses to overwhelming positive response from the public. CNM graduates and students know:

  • that a healthy and robust body can resist infections better and return to health faster
  • that a strong immune system is important
  • how to boost the immune system naturally

At CNM we believe that good health comes from education and practice. The CNM Diploma courses, based on time-proven natural medicine principles and cutting-edge scientific evidence, include, in addition to the informative lectures, many clinical practice sessions. Students apply their knowledge in real-world clinic scenarios throughout their studies. Combined with thorough business marketing training, this offers CNM graduates all of the skills, knowledge and tools required to start a thriving business upon graduation.

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Boost your immunity post lockdown

As we move away from isolating at home and restrictions ease, many of us will be concerned about our chance of contracting Covid 19, but what can we do about this? Apart from following the all-important advice of the government, we can also take some steps to improve our immunity.

  • Vitamins and minerals – consider boosting your immunity with vitamin D exposure from the sun, vitamin B6 (found in dairy, chicken, fish, spinach and carrots), and vitamin E (in seeds, nuts such as almonds and spinach, as well as the mineral zinc which is available in the Mediterranean diet. If you are not getting enough of these consider taking a supplement.
  • Keep a healthy weight and manage your sugar levels – being overweight, and suffering from pre-diabetes or diabetes, can weaken the immune system and make it more difficult to combat infections.
  • Get active – it’s good for blood circulation. This means that your immune cells can travel around your body more efficiently so that they can do their job.
  • Control your stress levels – when you are stressed the level of the hormone cortisol in your body rises and this makes it more difficult for your body to fight infections.
  • Sleep it off – a body that doesn’t get enough sleep will find it hard to fight off infection as the body’s ability to defend itself is depleted without deep sleep.
  • Cut it out – consider stopping smoking as this can weaken lungs and the body’s ability fight off respiratory infections.

Free videos to nurture mum and baby

Nurture Mum is a new Irish forum founded by Kathy Whyte, a health professional, former nurse and midwife with a masters in nutritional medicine. Kathy and other experts offer recommendations and advice on the vital role of nutrition and lifestyle during the first 1000+ days (from preconception, through pregnancy to toddlerhood), shaping health futures for mum, baby and families.

A number of presentations will be launched during July to cover the first 1,000 days of a baby's life. These include: pregnancy nutrition, exercise during pregnancy, breathing and relaxation, Covid and you and your baby, breastfeeding, the role of the public health nurse, managing minor newborn ailments, baby massage and weaning. The presentations take the form of 30-minute videos, direct to camera.

Kathy’s aim is to increase awareness of the importance of nutrition and lifestyle throughout the first 1000+ days of a baby’s life. This is a unique window of opportunity to promote maternal and child health, to reduce risk of complicated pregnancy and labour, childhood obesity, asthma and allergy. nurturemum.ie

Vitality returns for 2020

Your inside scoop on Ireland’s leading natural health and wellbeing show

Whether you’re looking to learn about the latest fitness trends, upgrade your nutrition, build a stronger mindset or learn about living a more sustainable life, join Vitality on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September at the RDS, Dublin, for two days of classes, panel talks, demonstrations and experiential workshops.

Bringing together all the very best in nutrition, lifestyle, fitness and sustainable living in an exciting and feel-good environment for all the family, plans are well underway to ensure a great show, despite the current worries around Covid-19.

With four distinct zones: Food & Cookery, Fitness, Wellbeing and Sustainability, the line-up of engaging expert speakers covers all aspects of celebrating healthy and positive living, and with more than 130 top class exhibitors, there really is something for everyone at the show.

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July Events


College of Naturopathic Medicine - Online Open Days/Evenings

Online Open Evening 2nd July 7pm-8pm

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