Health Tips

Probiotics for Women’s Health

By Jennifer Kavanagh – CNM Nutrition Student and Bio-Kult Bursary winner
Why we’re pro Probiotics

Probiotics – you’ve heard of them, right? If you are anything like me, then you have literally ingested litres of Kombucha in a bid to have a healthy gut, keep up with the Joneses and let’s […]

Winter Immune Booster

By boosting your immune system in advance, any bugs that may come your way this winter, will be thrown off more easily.

Immune Suppressing Foods

White sugar, caffeine, and alcohol, have the effect of suppressing the immune system. High fat food is another one to watch. An excess of high fat […]

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar was first discovered in about 5000 BC and has been used medicinally for centuries, treating everything from poison ivy rash to stomach aches.  The process of making vinegar is long and slow resulting in a fermented product which is a highly potent antioxidant and antimicrobial.  As […]

Discourage insect bites

This is a tip to discourage flying insects such as mosquitos, sandflies, gnats and horseflies from biting you when you’re sitting down to enjoy a meal al fresco on a balmy summer’s evening.

Mix 4 drops of geranium essential oil and 4 drops of rosemary essential oil, into 40ml of […]

Soothing the Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with Nutrition

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a growing complaint amongst the Irish, is a movement disorder of the gut.  Up to 20% of Irish people suffer from this condition, comprising of twice as many women as men. Our body moves the food that we eat moved through our intestines, which are […]

Prebiotics and Probiotics

What are Prebiotics and Probiotics and How Can They Help with Your Digestion Complaints?

Are you feeling bombarded by the vast range and type of pre and probiotics available on the shelves? Do and wonder how exactly they work and how they can enhance your digestive health?

Probiotics:

Our bodies are mostly […]

3 Key Health Benefits to Slowing Down Your Eating

Eating too fast is bad for your waistline, your digestive function, and your mental health.  Here are just 3 reasons why you should slow down your eating:

Improve your digestion

Have you ever experienced bloating, excessive fullness, or cramps after eating too fast? When you rush through eating your food, often […]

Beat the Winter Blues Naturally

For some, January may not be the easiest of months and it’s no surprise; after all most of us over indulge in spending, eating  the wrong foods, and consuming  too much alcohol over the festive season. Diet and lifestyle greatly influence our brains behaviour, so here are some tips […]

Now is the Time to Think Vitamin D

Vitamin D is well known for its role in bone health. In fact, it is a hormone which plays an important role in many bodily processes. Therefore, its deficiency can negatively affect our health. It has been associated with osteoporosis, cancer and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Research […]

Winter Wellness

Q: “How do I stay healthy over the Christmas season when I suffer with food intolerance? I’ve finally got my digestion back on track and don’t want to undo all my hard work!”

Christmas can be a tricky time of year for those who suffer with intolerances, with mince […]