Food for Thought: Food & Mood

The Health at a Glance Report recorded 18.5% of the Irish population as having experienced a mental health illness such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression or alcohol/drug use in 2016. Adverse mental health appears to be more prevalent in women than in men however it is believed that there are many unreported cases of mental health disorders. Moreover, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), depression … Continue reading Food for Thought: Food & Mood

Food for Thought: Vegan-Friendly Alternatives To Cow’s Milk

At present, the plant-based market is work c. €10bn. By 2027, this is expected to treble to be worth over c. €30bn. Are you contributing to the growth of this market? I sure am! I love coconut flat whites or if there’s only oat drink, I’ll take that either. Nonetheless, the global dairy market is still worth over one hundred times the milk alternatives market. … Continue reading Food for Thought: Vegan-Friendly Alternatives To Cow’s Milk

Food for Thought: The Immune System

To keep our immune system in check we’re often advised to take a multi-vitamin. However, did you know that many of the foods we cook with every day can all play a role in strengthening our immune systems too? So, if your local chemist is closed, give some of these home remedies a try. If you have health concerns, always seek the advise of a … Continue reading Food for Thought: The Immune System

A Year of Reading – 2020

In 2019, I started the year with a new year’s resolution to read 25 books. That was just over two books per month. I achieved this goal and was inspired for 2020 when I decided to read 30 books in the year. Today’s date is December 26th 2020 and I am delighted to say that, with less than a week to spare, I have completed … Continue reading A Year of Reading – 2020