Maxine Sheils

Maxine Sheils

About Maxine Sheils

Maxine is a Nutritional Therapy graduate of the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Manchester who has recently joined Igennus as a Customer Support Nutritionist and is based here in Cambridge. Her interest in nutrition was sparked after working as an Au Pair in Australia to a family who were living on a raw food diet where coincidentally, she started to endure severe digestive problems. She joined CNM as a student to further her new found passion and was able to support her own body in regaining health. Maxine is passionate about nutrition and her ability to help others achieve their optimal health. She specializes in female hormonal problems such as endometriosis, thyroid problems, stress, autoimmunity and digestive disorders. Her degree in Psychology provides her with a strong ability to understand and motivate others to achieve their health goals.

Astaxanthin – the king of antioxidants

This month we’re focusing on an exciting new ingredient, astaxanthin. For those who aren’t familiar with astaxanthin (as-ta-xan-thin), allow me to acquaint you with one of nature’s most potent antioxidants, and the many reasons why astaxanthin would be a fabulous addition to any supplement regime. The latest research shows promising […]

Supporting the use of medication with nutrition: A focus on statins

Statins are the most commonly prescribed medications in the UK, with an estimated 7 million people currently being prescribed them. There are several types of statins available in the UK, including simvastatin, fluvastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin and atorvastatin, all of which are used for both cholesterol management and protection from cardiovascular […]

Processed foods: what you need to know 2

Consumption of ‘ultra-processed foods’ is at a record 50% here in the UK according to a recently published Europe-wide study. The link between consumption of processed foods and obesity was also confirmed. It’s long been speculated that our consumption of hyper palatable, highly processed foods is in part to blame […]

Products we love: festive gift ideas

What do you buy for the family member who doesn’t like to use harsh chemicals on their skin? Your loved one who avoids fragrances filled with parabens and phthalates? The colleague you picked out for Secret Santa who appears to have every food intolerance known to man? Or your dear […]

Top 5 immune-boosting foods from your kitchen 2

We were fortunate enough to have a beautifully long summer but that’s a far cry from the current cold weather, so we thought this would be the perfect time to share our favourite immune-boosting foods before those office sniffles start. It happens every time the weather changes, one person in […]

Dairy versus alternatives: what you need to know 2

The subject of dairy is a complex web of confusing media headlines and fad-diet led claims but here at Igennus, we’re more interested in educating our customers on validated research helping to lay bare the truth, so you can make an informed decision on whether something really is good or […]

Student health part 1: Eating well on a budget

Fresher’s week is upon us and oh what an exciting time it is for everyone entering a new chapter! Whether you’re the student who is out making new friends, partying hard and trying out any activity you can; the student enjoying the course you have worked hard to get a […]

Protein – are you getting enough?

You need only open a magazine to see that the latest ‘celebrity eating craze’ is a ‘high protein’ diet; protein ‘shops’ have taken over high streets, and social media flashes pictures of ‘meal prep’ containing nothing but steak, eggs, chicken and additional protein shakes and bars for good measure. But […]

Managing endometriosis naturally

Lena Dunham has recently been sharing her struggles with endometriosis and it appears that more celebrities also suffer with the condition; even Marilyn Monroe is rumoured to have had it. Whilst this helps to raise awareness of a painful, not uncommon condition, many people still don’t know, or have even […]

Applied nutrition for endometriosis

  It is estimated that one in ten women of reproductive age suffer with this debilitating illness and yet it takes on average seven years for a diagnosis to be made. Is it any wonder that sufferers of this poorly understood reproductive disease are drained by the time they visit […]

Spotlight on Pure Essentials Daily Vitamin D3

  Vitamin D has been in the news a lot recently, thanks to TV shows such as ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’ and news reports of its potential ability to stop the common cold and flu. The truth is that vitamin D is receiving a lot of hype for a […]