It’s time to change the management of ME/CFS

It’s time to change the management of ME/CFS

It is International ME/CFS Day on Thursday 12th May 2022 and a chance to share some information on why the medical guidelines around it need an update in Ireland.  It's also time to share my story on previously living with its chronic symptoms. ME (Myalgic...

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Are snacks good or bad for you?

Are snacks good or bad for you?

Before I started studying nutrition back in 2007 I didn’t think twice about the type of snack I ate. Cadburys dairy milk wholenut bars, maltesers and chocolate chip cookies were some of my favourites! They were often grabbed when energy levels were low. Little did I...

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My journey into wellness

My journey into wellness

I had an interest in science, health and wellbeing from an early age. I grew up on a dairy farm in Co. Laoise and was inspired by nature. My grandparents were avid gardeners, and produced all their own food, so the love of eating healthy nutritious food filtered down...

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Crispy lemon thyme chicken with roasted veggies

Crispy lemon thyme chicken with roasted veggies

If you are looking for a simple dinner recipe that's easy to pull together, yet nutritious and super tasty, then this is for you! It is also dairy and gluten free for and suitable for coeliacs, or anyone with a sensitive tummy. (Serves 4, prep 15 mins, cooking time 55...

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Vietnamese veg curry

Vietnamese veg curry

Vietnamese vegetarian curry (adapted from the Happy Pear’s first cookbook). A couple of days a week I opt for a meat free dinner and curries are my favourite go to option. I love the flavours from the spices along with the rainbow of colours from all the veg.  Having...

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Are you still confused about fats?

Are you still confused about fats?

How important are essential fatty acids when it comes to our health? Fats get a bad press when we talk about diet, but they are, of course, vital for health. As one of the key building blocks for our bodies, they form part of our cells, form the basis of many...

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Great breakfast option –  Blueberry Smoothie

Great breakfast option – Blueberry Smoothie

A great breakfast option that's quick and easy to make.  Simply put all of the ingredients into your blender (e.g. Nutribullet) and voila, ready to drink! Full of antioxidants, magnesium, Omega 3 and monosaturated fats, this smoothie will help to balance your blood...

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Phospholipid Smoothie

Phospholipid Smoothie

This phospholipid smoothie is a good option for breakfast during a busy work week.  It's full of good fats (Omega 3, 6 and 9's) to help fuel your brain and will keep you full until lunchtime! Ingredients: ½ avocado ½ banana 1 tbsp Coconut oil 1 tbsp hemp oil or flax...

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Keeping it simple

Keeping it simple

As I pack for my Camino trip tomorrow, I felt inspired to share my thoughts on what’s really started to resonate with me lately, keeping it simple! I love walking, spending time in nature, meeting new people and when a good friend asked last year if I would like to...

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