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: 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

Listen to these Podcasts: The 2020 Edition

Today, September 30th, is International Podcast Day. My love for podcasts is strong and, inspired by this international day of recognition, I decided to update my 2019 podcast list and create this 2020 version. A lot can change in a year *cough* COVID *cough*. Equally a lot can stay the same – you’ll notice some of my recommendations have carried through from 2019 to 2020. … Continue reading Listen to these Podcasts: The 2020 Edition

100 days to less sugar: Day 71-80

I am heading into the last month of my sugar challenge. It seemed like such a mad decision back in February but the time has really flown by and I don’t regret it. Day 71: Had carmelised pear in my oats this morning, as per day 70. Otherwise, a virtually temptation-free day. Day 72: I made s’mores cookies which smelled and looked awesome. The temptation … Continue reading 100 days to less sugar: Day 71-80