Natural remedy file for summer ailments

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Health

What a stunning start to our summer! It’s hard to believe that we are in the same country we were in only a week ago. But while we all welcome the beautiful weather it can also bring some hazards, so...

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The magic of fermentation


Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Health

‘Fermented Foods: The Ultimate Superfood’ — “This book is my song of praise and devotion to fermentation. For me, fermentation is a health regimen, a gourmet art, a multicultural adventure, a form of activism, and a spiritual path, all rolled...

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Iodine plays an important part


Posted on: 6th May, 2014 in Health

Are you Iodine Deficient? I have been curious about the talk of widespread Iodine Deficiency in Ireland and the UK for a while now, but it took a recent radio interview with Professor Mike Gibney, professor of Food and Health...

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Becoming fluoride free

Posted on: 7th April, 2014 in Health

Earlier this Spring, Organico Cafe in Bantry became the first cafe in Bantry to install a reverse-osmosis filter which removes all chemicals, heavy metals and bacteria from our water — including, of course, chlorine and the now infamous Fluoride. We...

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The coconut craze


Posted on: 6th March, 2014 in Health

Coconuts are exotic but are certainly not a new food in Europe, having been first reported by Marco Polo in 1280! However, it feels as if there is a coconut craze both in Ireland and across the world at the...

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Don’t feed cancer

Posted on: 5th February, 2014 in Health

I saw a quote on FaceBook yesterday attributed to the Buddha, which struck home: ‘The problem is, you think you have time’. This may sound a bit dramatic, but it resonated with me because I have often thought to myself...

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Simple natural remedies to prime you for 2014

Posted on: 15th January, 2014 in Health

As I am writing this, it is a sparkling sunny day outside and my dry tickly cough has nearly disappeared thanks to a homemade natural cough mixture — so I’m feeling pretty positive about 2014! For the first column of...

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Christmas bite-sized health tips


Posted on: 31st December, 2013 in Health

Jessie Field Marshall, a Yoga Teacher here in Bantry (we are lucky to have her working in our cafe too) has been taking Udo’s Oil for the last couple of months and has really noticed the improvement in her joints....

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