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


The Urinary System The urinary system is also called the genitourinary system. Genito refers to the genital organs and the reproductive system. Urinary refers to the kidneys and urinary tract. They are grouped together because of their close physical proximity. The primary function of the urinary system is to filter the blood by removing metabolic waste such as… 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


Baked Amaranth with Beets I got some fresh organic beets—which usually I would use for salads or juice,  but today I wanted something warm. The cupboard was a little bare but I had amaranth and thought to combine both beets and amaranth and bake them. This little experiment resulted in a dish I will definitely make again. The result: delicious,… 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