How to Make Turmeric Golden Milk Ingredients: 1 cup of nut milk of your choice 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or other oil of your choice ¼ – ½ teaspoon of turmeric golden paste Directions: For a cold smoothie: blend all the ingredients in a blender. Add fresh pineapple or other fruits according to your taste. For… Read More


How to Make Turmeric Butter Try making turmeric butter. It is an easy and delicious way to include this anti-inflammatory food into your diet. Use on sandwiches, with grains or mix a teaspoon of turmeric butter with warm milk for a tasty beverage. Ingredients: ¼ cup virgin cold-pressed coconut oil, softened but not melted ¼… Read More


4 Common Blood Tests 4 of the most common blood tests are for haemoglobin, white blood cell count, follicle-stimulating hormone and blood cholesterol. The following two blood tests are usually carried out as part of a Complete Blood Count (CBC). 1. Haemoglobin (Hgb) Normal ranges: Male: 13.5 to 18 gm/dL Female: 11.5 to 16.5 gm/dL (gm/dL:… Read More


How to Make Turmeric Golden Paste Make your turmeric golden paste weekly or fortnightly and store in the refrigerator to have on hand for adding to hot and cold drinks, to make turmeric butter or as a base for tasty curry dishes. Ingredients: 1/2 cup turmeric powder 1 cup water 1/3 cup one of the… Read More


Infant Nutrition 14 Months and Onwards Guidelines for infant nutrition vary wildly and are often contradictory. A simple guideline to ensure the best nutrition for your infant are the baby’s natural growth stages. By 14 to 18 months of age a baby’s digestive tract begins to mature and the first molars appear. The molars are used to… Read More


Mindfulness: The body scan The body scan is an ideal practice to help strengthen your mind/body connection. It grounds your awareness in your body. You can practice it while sitting, standing or lying down, for durations of 5 – 30 minutes or longer. The purpose of the body scan is to experience your physical body… Read More


Nutrition for 8 to 14 Months Old Baby After your baby has been on fruits a couple of months, some veggies can be introduced. Raw celery sticks or lightly steamed pieces of carrot, broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini are all good options for baby to pick up and nibble. Baby will enjoy the different colours, tastes… Read More


When is my baby ready to eat solid food? Most parents begin introducing solid foods around 6 months of age. This is because a baby’s first teeth start to grow in at around 6 months and because most infants are born with a 6 month store of iron in their liver. However, there are three… Read More


Infant Nutrition Human breast milk is the ideal food for infants. The nutritional quality of a mother’s breast milk will rely on the quality of the mother’s diet, but generally speaking, breast milk is THE SUPERFOOD for infants. Sadly, Ireland has the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world. According to an Irish Times article,… Read More


Cucumber with Kale Pesto Ingredients: Kale Pesto: 2 cups of de-ribbed kale leaves ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds ½ cup of cold pressed olive oil ½ teaspoon of unrefined sea salt 1 clove of garlic Juice of one lemon Cucumber spaghetti 1 large cucumber OPTIONAL: Nutritional yeast flakes – sprinkle on top just before serving. Also use… Read More