Bloated Stomach

Bloated Stomach

Beat the Bloat! Is Bloating (such as a bloated stomach) a symptom that you are all too familiar with?   I can totally relate as I struggled with it in the past when I was dealing with IBS symptoms.  It can also raise its ugly head from time to time with certain...

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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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