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

Lemons: Health Benefits “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” ~  Elbert Hubbard Lemons have many health benefits as well as being the essential ingredient for making a refreshing jug of fresh lemonade. They are most noted for their vitamin C content, which is why we often think of lemons when we have a cold… Read More

Amaranth Protein Amaranth is a seed that cooks like a grain and is generally referred to as a pseudo-grain. It is higher in fibre than most grains. Similar to buckwheat and quinoa, it is gluten-free and easy to digest. Amaranth is noted for being high in plant protein. Its seeds are 13–15% protein, which is higher than most grains… Read More

The #1 health habit for 2018 Drink a cup of warm water first thing in the morning. Adopting healthy habits takes some effort. This one however is relatively easy as most us will put a kettle of water on the boil in the morning. Many of you may already be doing this and most people know… Read More

Autumn: Time to strengthen immunity Autumn is an ideal time to support your immune system. If you are experiencing the first sniffles, sore throat, cough, cold sores or lowered energy levels, it can be a sign that you need to strengthen immunity —your body’s defence system. A strong immune system will help you to fight… Read More

12 good reasons to see a nutritionist Eating healthy is the single most influential factor in maintaining health and disease prevention. Good nutrition presents us with the opportunity to feel good from the inside out. So whether you want to lose or gain weight, improve fertility, maintain good health, improve your athletic performance or quality… Read More

Safe food additives Some food additives sound scary, but aren’t! Not all complicated sounding ingredients are bad for us. Common food additives that still meet the standard for clean eating include: Sodium Bicarbonate: aka Baking soda! Used in baked goods or as an anti-caking agent in powdered ingredients, Mono-calcium Phosphate: Non-aluminium baking powder. Used in… Read More

5 food additives to avoid We know that man-made food additives are not good for us, and while avoiding them entirely is not an option for most of us, we can limit our exposure to them. Be prepared to get into the habit of reading food labels. It also helps to know what to look out… Read More

Dulse Seaweed Dulse: Palmaria palmate Dulse, also known as Dillisk, (Dilleasc or Creathnach in Irish), is a red seaweed that has been harvested along the coasts of Ireland for centuries. It is sold dried, either whole or flaked. Dried dulse has a soft, chewy texture and rich umami flavour. It has been likened to smoked bacon… Read More

Grocery shopping for a whole foods diet Clients new to a whole foods diet commonly ask “What do I shop for and where can I get it?” Grocery shopping can seem daunting if you are new to a whole foods diet. Thankfully, increasing consumer demands has resulted in most supermarkets now offering a few shelves… Read More