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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What to eat for breakfast

Posted on: 10th May, 2016 in Health

This month I have been researching breakfasts. Despite what we have all been told, breakfast might not be for everyone; it seems some people are actually better off not eating it, and skipping breakfast might well be better for you...

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Why I eat organic

Posted on: 4th April, 2016 in Health

You may have heard those funny ads on the radio for Irish food, which highlight the fake brand phenomenon — “Killtefeelyballybridgewater…now where’s that again? Don’t tell me, don’t tell me!”  The focus of this campaign is to make us aware...

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