A RENOWNED nutrition, sports psychology and hypnotherapy expert who abandoned modern medicine to follow his passion for natural therapies says the healthy heart supplement he has developed was inspired by his sister’s heart scare.
Waterford-based David Burke has teamed up with geopathic stress consultant, Brendan Murphy, and the health-conscious architect who designed the 5 Star Monart Destination Spa in Wexford, Stephen Carr, to form Celtic Nutrition.
The passionate trio’s first supplement for the Irish and global market is Body Balance for a Healthy Heart. Feedback from consumers has been so encouraging they’re planning a clinical study to definitively and independently prove its efficacy.
Enterprise Ireland has also been quick to spot its export potential and one of the team has been accepted onto the coveted New Frontiers enterprise programme.
The trio have all worked together at various stages of their careers and say the new healthy heart supplements have been fine-tuned over several years to produce a quality product that, unlike most in the market, is completely devoid of fillers or bulking agents.
Consumers are required to take just three supplements together daily, with food, and are advised to continue the regime over 90 days. All of its ingredients are natural and do not impact on prescription medication being taken for any underlying ailments.
Celtic Nutrition’s Body Balance for a Healthy Heart is just one of about a dozen high-quality supplements they plan to bring to market. But they chose the Healthy Heart product first, given the high number of deaths from heart disease in Ireland and across the globe in recent years, David Burke said. A 30-day supply retails in select pharmacies and health food stores at just under €60 a month and is also available directly from their website on www.celticnutrition.ie
Most cardiovascular problems are created by one or all of three elements: blocking of arteries, stiffening of blood vessels and blood thickening, David Burke explained. The ingredients of Body Balance for a Healthy Heart have been specifically chosen and blended to combat these three elements and ultimately act like a drain unblocker, he said.
“We want to help as many people as we can with Body Balance for a Healthy Heart. We picked it for market first as heart disease is the number one killer in Ireland. With all the money we’ve spent on heart health, why is it that we’re seeing heart disease raise its head in our schools?
“My own sister developed heart disease, even though she didn’t smoke, wasn’t overweight and there’s no history of heart disease or diabetes, high cholesterol or blood pressure issues in our family. She’d felt unwell, went to her GP, got the all clear and next thing, she had a heart attack. She was on 28 tablets before she started taking it. She’s taking it daily and within 3 months she was off 22 of her medications.
“We’ve seen some amazing transformations, even in people with no underlying heart issues but are taking Body Balance for a Healthy Heart as a preventive measure. People who’ve taken it say they’ve more energy. Others have said it has improved their memory. Anyone who is into sport would really benefit from it. The key to heart health is nitric oxide – the stuff that dissolves the ‘gunk’ in your blood. Healthy Heart has helped lots of my clients and others who’ve bought it in their health store or pharmacy. I’m confident the clinical study will back up what we’ve seen.”
While the supplement is not a magic pill, taking it, following a healthier diet and reducing stress can all contribute to a far healthier heart and general wellbeing, he added.
David first began working with geopathic stress expert, Brendan Murphy, over 10 years ago. He completed several tests for patients who came to David’s clinic in Waterford with various ailments, Brendan explains. They got talking about natural therapies and the quality of supplements on the market and the idea of forming Celtic Nutrition was born.
“We started talking about the lack of quality supplements over 10 years ago but really focused on doing something about it 5 years ago. The amount of useful ingredients in most supplements on the market was miniscule.
“We approached several producers before selecting Pro Pack in Dublin. David finalised the ingredients and how they should be extracted. ‘Body Balance’ has taken about 3 years to fine tune and it features the perfect balance of vitamins, minerals and oils. The testimonials we’ve received from people who have used it are glowing. They’re experiencing everything from the expected clinical improvements in heart function but also greater energy levels and increased brain function.”
Celtic Nutrition’s Body Balance for a Healthy Heart contains natural components essential for many important physiological processes, including energy production, muscle contraction, muscle relaxation and keeping our cells healthy. It also contains Magnesium as depletion may also be associated with structural damage to muscle cells, impairing post-exercise muscle recovery.
Healthy Heart also helps with mood. For proper mental clarity and brain function, we need to ensure our body receives the necessary nutrients, David Burke explains. “This can be achieved through a balanced diet if the nutrients are in the vegetables and fruits we are eating. For example, a deficiency in Thiamine (Vit. B1) can cause confusion, irritability, fatigue, nerve damage and mental changes such as apathy and depression. I can’t stress enough the importance of combining vitamins, minerals and oils in the right ratios to ensure maximum absorption by the body.”
About Heart Disease and general health
17.3 million people or 30% of deaths worldwide per year are the result of cardiovascular diseases. The ability of the body to naturally absorb vitamins and minerals is based on the inter-relation between the various elements of foods which is extremely significant. The balance between these elements within the foods, how well they survive digestion and the extent that they can be absorbed into the cells is what matters.
David Burke continually states: “It’s not what you eat, it’s what you absorb! At Celtic Nutrition we are inspired by the qualitative sciences of the balance of nature and we see the body as an intricate part of this. 99% of medicine focuses on the quantitative aspects of science and this fundamentally leaves out the human aspect of the treatment. We have been extremely careful through our years of research and trials to ensure the quality of the various ingredients have been sourced from the most natural sources and produced without the use of unnecessary chemicals.”
Minerals are an essential part of our natural diet and a lack of them may, in part, account for our increasing susceptibility to diseases such as heart disease (magnesium), cancer (selenium), diabetes (chromium) and mental illnesses (zinc). Zinc is perhaps the most commonly deficient mineral and the most critical mineral for mental health. The average intake is half of the RDA of 15mg. Every one of us should take care of the minerals we need, for the good of our health.
Minerals are needed for the proper formation of blood and bone, the maintenance of healthy nerve function, heartbeat regulation, reproduction and foetal development. They are essential to the process of growth, healing and energy release. It is not just the presence of minerals in the body that is important – they must be in the correct ratio to each other. The level of each mineral has an effect, directly or indirectly, on every other mineral, so if one is out of balance your whole system is affected. Therefore, it is imperative minerals are selected and combined in the correct ratios to ensure the maximum absorption.