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Cocoa & Orange Energy Balls

By |2024-02-07T18:27:39+00:00February 7, 2024|Nutrition, Recipes|

These cocoa and orange energy balls are gluten-free, sugar-free, made with wholesome ingredients in less than 20 minutes! And they’re yummy :- ) They are part of the suggested snacks of the 5-Day Detox I regularly run. They will satisfy a sweet craving without giving up real foods! Cocoa & Orange Energy Balls Ingredients: 100 gr sultanas 80 ml almond milk 80g oat [...]

Upcoming events – Nov 2023

By |2023-11-22T13:34:04+00:00November 22, 2023|Events, Nutrition & lifestyle|

A few weeks ago, I held a couple of events as part of the Kerry Mental Health & Wellbeing Fest. Since there was quite a bit of interest and good feedback, I’m happy to be holding them again: 1) “Flourish from Within: How Gut Health Shapes Emotional Wellbeing” In this talk, we explore the direct connection between gut health and emotional well-being. You will hear [...]

Roasted Root Vegetables

By |2022-10-31T13:05:34+00:00October 31, 2022|Nutrition, Recipes|

There’s nothing like a roasted root veggies dish. They’re very nutritious and they have plenty of vitamin A and C to keep your immune system strong. Here is an easy recipe for a roasted vegetables dish, that I include in my 5-Day Detox as a side dish to be served alongside any meal. Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, peeled 4 carrots, peeled or scrubbed 3 [...]

Leek and sweet potato soup

By |2022-10-31T16:37:51+00:00October 31, 2022|Nutrition, Recipes|

This is a super tasty soup, with great texture, perfect for the cooler autumn evenings. And it is quite filling, too! Sweet potatoes are a superfood, full of some antioxidants such as beta-carotene and anthocyanins, that are associated with good health and longevity. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 onion, diced 2 leeks, sliced 3 medium sweet potatoes, cubed 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1 litre vegetable stock [...]

Baked Apples or Pears

By |2022-10-31T12:51:13+00:00October 31, 2022|Nutrition, Recipes|

Are you looking to stay healthy this autumn? Apples contain loads of fibre, so that they can help your heart stay healthy. Fibre also makes you feel fuller for longer, so you’ll be less likely to give in to cravings for sweets, during this time of the year when we tend to get those cravings! You can eat them on their own, cut into chunks [...]

Do you spend enough time in nature?

By |2022-10-10T12:36:09+00:00October 10, 2022|Nature|

Now that it’s autumn, we might not spend as much time in nature as in summer, specially if we were on holidays at the mountain or by the sea. But it’s still important to try to spend time in nature and enjoy it. As a society, we spend too long indoors, too long sitting down, too long in front of screens. However, we should make [...]

Is coffee good or bad for you?

By |2022-09-21T17:44:33+00:00September 21, 2022|Nutrition, Sleep|

It depends! The reality is that it depends on your metabolism, on the amount you take, the time of the day… there isn’t a single valid answer! Not everybody processes caffeine in the same way. Some people process it faster, but for other people it remains in the nervous system for many more hours. Moreover, the way our body metabolises coffee changes as we age. [...]

Raspberry mousse

By |2022-10-31T12:29:07+00:00April 29, 2022|Nutrition, Recipes|

This is a lovely sweet treat that I include in the recipe book for my 5-Day Detox in case you have a sugar craving (as we avoid having sweets during the detox). It contains natural ingredients, it’s very easy to make and it will satisfy your sweet tooth! Serves 4 Ingredients: 250 gr frozen raspberries 140 gr raw cashews 120 ml full-fat canned coconut milk [...]

Breast cancer: risk factors, diet and HRT

By |2022-04-19T09:09:09+00:00February 18, 2022|Nutrition & lifestyle|

Last December, a very close person called me out of the blue. We generally don’t call each other unexpectedly, so I feared that something was amiss. Indeed – she had just found out that she had breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most frequently occurring cancer in the EU. In Ireland, breast cancer incidence is of 16,5 cases per 10,000 women/year (1). It is estimated [...]

Why you shouldn’t worry about what you eat this Christmas

By |2022-10-31T12:25:40+00:00December 20, 2021|Nutrition|

It’s nearly Christmas! And, while it is a wonderful time of the year to spend time with the family, some people dread the large meals and what it will mean in terms of feeling bloated, eating too much sugar and drinking too much - and if they will fit in their jeans in January! Here’s my take on why you should not worry about eating [...]

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