Food for Thought: Food & Mood

The HealthΒ 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: 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

100 days to less sugar: Days 51-60

Half way there. We’re half way there and I’m somewhat enjoying this challenge. It’s been tough at times, for sure. However, I feel I have much more control over my food choices and don’t say yes to chocolate simply because it’s there. I’m more likely to enjoy a treat because I want it, not only because it’s on offer. Day 51: Momma produced two little … Continue reading 100 days to less sugar: Days 51-60

100 days to less sugar: Days 41-50

We’re almost at the halfway mark. I recently found out that I have inspired Healthy International Students to take on the challenge and share their progress publicly. This really delighted and humbled me and I hope that other people are inspired too. Day 41: My housemate returned home from a trip to the Philippines and brought home some delicious Milka chocolate. I’ve resisted so far. … Continue reading 100 days to less sugar: Days 41-50

100 days to less sugar: Days 31-40

This ridiculous challenge would be almost over if I had decided to do it only for the length of Lent – 40 days. No such luck Amy, struggle on less sugar hunz. Day 31: We had a busy day in the office with the launch of a new yogurt and the beginning of wellness week. Fiona’s Food for Life brought in the goodies and my … Continue reading 100 days to less sugar: Days 31-40