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

Food for Thought: Eat a Variety of Food that can Support Gut Health

To help support good gut health, it is important to include as many plant-based foods as possible in your diet each week. I challenge you this week to keep a log of the different plant-based foods that you eat. These will include all fruit and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes, nothing forgetting that different colours of the same fruit or vegetable will be … Continue reading Food for Thought: Eat a Variety of Food that can Support Gut Health