Health Tips

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 […]

Inflammation – The Silent Killer

Inflammation is designed for short, intensive reactions to short term external dangers. We need it for survival. However, when inflammation becomes chronic (long term), it slowly but progressively damages our organs, our health and leads to rapid ageing. Many serious illnesses are linked to chronic inflammation – arthritis, autoimmunity, […]

Iron: The Buzzword in Today’s Toddler’s Nutrition

According to health statistics in Ireland, Many children do not meet the dietary recommendations for their fruit and vegetables. To make matters worse, one fifth of an Irish child’s energy intake comes from sugary drinks, biscuits, confectionary, chocolate and cake. With these statistics in mind, it can be worrying […]

A day in the life of a herbalist

At CNM, herbalists learn different approaches to Herbal Medicine, the most common are Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese. Outlined Below is how these approaches differ and how they work wonderfully together.

Western Herbal Medicine –

Uses constituents in the herbs to bring about an action in the client’s body. Different phytochemicals […]

Courgettes for healthy skin and bones

Courgettes are in season between June and October, so you still have time to enjoy the goodness that courgettes have to offer:

Courgettes are a good source of B vitamins, folate, magnesium, calcium, copper, phosphorus, zinc and omega 3 fats, but are especially rich in:

Vitamin K; essential for blood coagulation, […]

Chinese Medicine for Children’s Health

Pediatrics’ has had a long history in Chinese medicine and has been practiced since the Song dynasty (960 – 1279). Chinese doctors understood the differences between treating adults and children, realizing that they are in many ways different in physiology and how to approach treatment.

I first began to use […]

Increase your fibre to support your digestion

Chia Seeds (Salvia hispanica)

Chia seeds have been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries. Today, they draw the interest of many people for their health benefits. As it turns out chia seeds are a rich source of nutrients, Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants.

They are composed of […]

Mind those Microbes

It is all about diversity – When it comes to the inner workings of your microbial world:
The majority of my work is supporting clients with digestive distress which has become all too common. The latest statistics are that over 20% of people worldwide suffer from IBS alone and these […]

What should I eat before my morning run?

Running first thing in the morning requires a different approach to when you run later in the day. So deciding on when you are training dictates what to eat and when, sounds easy right? Well the problem is that when you are planning your run around a busy work […]

Cucumber for Clear Complexion

Did you know that cucumber is often referred to as a superfood?

This superveg is a great source of B vitamins and is a good snack to eat for a quick pick me-up. Compromising mostly of water, cucumber is a great food source to help keep you hydrated while helping […]