Is coffee an addiction or a healthy drink?

Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in Health

Let’s face it: many of us love our coffee! But is it a guilty pleasure or a healthy drink that is good for us? It feels like one day we see studies that support coffee and the next day we...

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Healthy January – but where should I start?

Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in Health

New year, new resolutions – it can be hard to know where to start with your health, and I know I feel a little on the back foot after Christmas indulgences. The New Year is a great time to make...

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Happy tummy – Happy Christmas!

Posted on: 6th December, 2016 in Health

When our digestive system is struggling, it can be very draining. Up to 15 per cent of our energy goes on digesting our food; and I don’t know about you but I have always found Christmas to be the most...

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Protecting your eyes – naturally

Posted on: 8th November, 2016 in Health

Shakespeare is known for saying our eyes are the windows to our soul. I was squinting recently to watch an escaped helium balloon disappear into the blue sky when it struck me just how precious my vision is. It’s a...

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Eat well, live well, be well

Posted on: 10th October, 2016 in Health

Our father used to love the catchphrases “Eat Well, Live Well” and “You are what you Eat”. We often see Hippocrates quote “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food’ but what guidance do we take...

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Summer tips for healthy living

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Health

Summertime is my favourite time of the year, I just love it! I even love the damp days — I love not having to wear layers, or shoes, and not having to think about firewood. I love leaving home in...

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Earthing – balancing your body’s natural charge

Posted on: 4th July, 2016 in Health

I was on my way back from a weekend in the Aran Islands recently, feeling great as I had spent the weekend in the sun and sea, walking and swimming and generally being enthralled with our incredible amazing beautiful country....

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Fix your gut — fix your brain

Posted on: 10th June, 2016 in Health

I was at a very interesting talk recently, at the Ballymaloe Litfest. It was given by a Professor at UCC called Ted Dinan, who is a psychiatrist at UCC and is also involved in a lab, which studies gut health...

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