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NTOI NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2018
 
Welcome to our November newsletter! 

This month we are discussing Medicinal Mushrooms, Th1/Th2 Balance, Working remotely as many of do and how to use Linked In to get business.

For those who still haven't completed their CPD for 2018 or have difficulty attending live events due to work or family commitments, you can still gain registered CPD points from attending NTOI accredited webinars. We have two accredited webinars on the members site: A Nutri Advanced SIBO webinar and a Dr Dillis Claire herbal webinar. You can also attend a number of accredited webinars via The Solgar Academy: www.solgaracademy.co.uk .
These webinars cover a variety of topics, and have fantastic content.  All are about 1 hour long and achieve 1 cpd point per webinar.
There is a job oportunity posted on the Notice Board tab of the Members site. It's for a partime position with Nature's Plus. More details on Members site.  
 
 
 
What is Chaga?
 
Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus) is a mushroom that typically grows on birch trees in colder climates across the Northern Hemisphere. At first glance, the mushroom doesn’t look very appealing; actually, it doesn’t even looks like a mushroom at all! Appearances can be deceiving, however, as this special mushroom packs a punch when it comes to its health value.

What Is Chaga Mushroom?
Chaga has been consumed for centuries in the East, most typically as tea, where its health benefits are well established. More recently, chaga has been gaining popularity in the West, where its numerous health benefits are now being recognized by many health gurus. Technically, chaga is a highly-concentrated black mass of mycelium that protrudes from birch trees infected with parasitic--but non-toxic--fungus Inonotus Obliquus. The dark, hard and cracked exterior, which often appears like burnt charcoal, is called the sclerotium. The interior has a rusty yellow brown color.

What Are the Benefits of Chaga Mushrooms?
The health benefits of Chaga are numerous, many of which can be attributed to its immune-boosting ingredients and antioxidants.
 
Are You Th1 or Th2 Dominant? Effects + Immune Response
 

TH1 and TH2 are two types of T Helper cells, which are part of the adaptive immune system. Currently, there are at least 7 different types of T helper cells, but TH1 and TH2 are the ones we've known about the longest. These two cells have a unique relationship: When one "goes up" (is stimulated) it suppresses the other one- that's why they're generally drawn on two ends of a seesaw.

Th1: Th1 cells are involved in what is called “cell-mediated” immunity, which usually deals with infections by viruses and certain bacteria. They are the body’s first line of defense against pathogens that get inside our cells. They tend to be pro-inflammatory and are involved in the development of organ-specific autoimmune disease.

Th2: Th2 cells are involved in what is called “humoral-mediated” immunity, which deals with bacteria, toxins, and allergens. They are responsible for stimulating the production of antibodies in response to extracellular pathogens (those found in blood or other body fluids). They tend not to be inflammatory and are involved in systemic autoimmune disease and other chronic conditions.

 
 
 
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A Guide To Conquering Remote Work Loneliness from Remote Workers Around the World
 
 
Remote work is an amazing way of life for so many people and companies around the world, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges.

Even with the wonderful perks — the flexibility, getting to work where you’re the happiest, focused work time, potentially traveling around the world, and more — it’s hard to avoid moments of loneliness with this work and lifestyle.

It’s often difficult to fully predict what remote work will be like until you actually try it! Still, there are still many things you can do to build healthy habits for a positive remote work experience, sans loneliness, right from the start.
  1. Know that you’re not alone in how you feel
  2. Incorporate human connection
  3. Find like-minded people around you
  4. Understand your own unique personality type
  5. Take time to reflect on your needs
  6. Incorporate right amount of variety for you into your days
  7. Allow for serendipitous interaction throughout your day
  8. Slow down, no matter where you are
  9. Get involved with an online community
  10. Be open to new community experiences
  11. Embrace 1:1 connections
 
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LinkedIn for Business: The Ultimate Marketing Guide
 


When it comes to acquiring customers, most people focus on the cool kids of social networking like Facebook and Twitter. But sitting at the front of class with a lot of ambition is LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is fast becoming a publisher, super connector, economic data specialist and mobile first company. Folks, it's time to grow your business with LinkedIn.

If you read the statistics, LinkedIn currently has 277+ million users but is growing fast. For every second, two new users sign up. Long-term the company wants to reach 3 billion users. What does this mean for you and your business? It means get in now to take advantage of the growth to come. Hey, chances are your customers are already on there.

Things you can do to help grow your business with LinkedIn.
1. Use LinkedIn’s publishing platform to expand your network and position yourself as a thought leader to drive leads.

2.Spark Discussion
If one of your connections posts about your industry or area of expertise, leave an insightful comment. This allows you to promote yourself to the connections of your connection.

To Learn more check this great article by Hootsuite!
 
 
 
Just  a reminder to regularly check out the NTOI Members site.

We have been busy during the year adding valuable content and resources to the site. These include tutorial videos on how to navigate the members site, the new updated NTOI logo, plus much more.

The refreshed NTOI logo is on the site in various formats for you to use on your own printed materials, website and social media.

There is also a generic flyer with our official definition of NT and a version with a blank space for practitioners to input their own contact details.

 So we urge you to visit the Members site and check out the different pages. We will be adding to this on a regular basis, and would welcome any suggestions for items you would like to see added.

See:   https://www.ntoi.ie/cpd-events/ for full details and booking of these events and many more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have Any Question?
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