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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 |2022-07-10T17:51:42+00:00April 29, 2022|Nutrition, Recipes|

This is a lovely sweet treat that I include in the recipe book for my Spring 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 [...]

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 |2022-07-14T10:17:48+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 [...]

8 simple tips to improve your sleep

By |2022-05-04T11:17:51+00:00December 5, 2021|Sleep|

Sleep is an important part of the health puzzle. Do you find it difficult to fall asleep, or do you often wake up at night? Try to follow these simple tips to improve your sleep. Nutrition: Limit sugar and caffeine intake, especially in the afternoon/evening. Take microsleeps during the day if you feel tired, or just sit down and relax for a few minutes, rather [...]

Kale & fruit smoothie with chia seeds

By |2021-12-21T15:09:50+00:00November 29, 2021|Nutrition|

Ingredients: 1 bunch of raw kale 2 pears 1 orange 1 tbp of chia seeds 200 ml of oat milk Method: Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. I made this smoothie with raw kale, pear and orange, but you can add your favourite fruits. Berries are a great option. If you’re tight on time, you can buy frozen [...]

Boost your health with green smoothies

By |2021-12-21T15:12:44+00:00November 29, 2021|Nutrition|

Anna (not her real name) suffered constant headaches. She couldn’t concentrate or work properly. She didn’t sleep well and was very often in pain. She had been at the doctor and been given iron supplements. This helped for a while, but not enough. . She ate a healthy diet of vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fruit. But after a coaching session or two with me, [...]

Reversing cellular aging with nutrition and other lifestyle changes

By |2021-12-21T15:27:55+00:00November 18, 2021|Nutrition & lifestyle|

It sounds like science-fiction, but it is true. Our cells age as we get older. This is reflected on the length of our telomeres, the tips of our chromosomes, which shorten with age. When these telomere caps are gone, the cells can die. However, lifestyle factors such as non-smoking and the consumption of fruits, vegetables and foods rich in antioxidants in general has been associated [...]

Did you know that 70% of your immune system is in your gut?

By |2022-07-10T17:59:38+00:00June 17, 2021|Nutrition|

And do you know that we have many more bacterial cells than human cells? This means that, in a way, we are more bacteria than human! (although not in terms of weight).Our microbiome, which resides mainly in our gut, has a huge impact on overall health and our immunity. Certain bacteria thrive with certain kind of foods, such as complex, unrefined carbohydrates found in most [...]

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