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

Food for Thought: Vitamin D

Whilst the media may suggest otherwise, in general, there is a clinical need for only a few supplements. These include vitamin D, calcium, iron and vitamin B12. Vitamin D, sometimes referred to as the sunshine vitamin, in particular is a cause for concern among the Irish population. This is because vitamin is mainly synthesised by the action of sunlight on the skin. However, this action … Continue reading Food for Thought: Vitamin D

Food for Thought: Gut Health

In the last couple of years, gut health has become a “hot topic” as nutrition research has continued to show that there is a notable connection between our gut and our overall health and well-being. It has been concluded that the health of our gut can have an impact on our mental health, immune health, heart health and more. The gut microbiota (also known as … Continue reading Food for Thought: Gut Health