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Nettle Pesto

  Nettles are often thought of as merely an invasive weed.  But perhaps think again before ridding your garden of those nuisance nettles. Nettles, particularly young nettles, are tasty and nutritious and can make a great addition to your diet.  They are high in vitamins and minerals, particularly […]

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Festive Treats

Here’s a simple grain and dairy free sweet treat recipe for the festive period. Happy Christmas! Lemon Coconut Bites Ingredients 1 cup desiccated coconut ½ to 1 cup dates (depending on taste) 1 cup walnuts, hazelnuts or pecans (soaked overnight) Juice and rind of 1 lemon Pinch […]

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Bone Broth

  This is ideal weather for introducing bone stocks/broths into your diet.  Bone broths are a great source of minerals, and contain natural gelatin which supports digestive health. You can make a large pot of stock and refrigerate or freeze some for later use. Stock can be used to […]

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Fermented Vegetables

Traditionally most cultures included probiotic foods in their daily diet to aid digestion and promote beneficial bacteria in the gut. With modern diets, and processing methods such as pasteurisation, probiotic foods are now rarely eaten. A simple way to include these foods in your diet is to […]

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Oats and Phytic Acid

Porridge oats can be a warming breakfast option during the winter but it is important to prepare oats properly. Whole-grains contain something called phytic acid which can impede absorption of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. Soaking grains in a slightly acidic medium (i.e. warm […]

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Women’s Health Workshop

  Women’s Health Workshop Irish School of Homeopathy With Thérèse Cosgrove Saturday, 14th June, 10am – 5pm Maldron Hotel, Oranmore, Galway This workshop is the ideal follow-on course for anyone who has attended an introductory workshop and would like to know more. During this 1 day course […]

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Do you have Adrenal Fatigue?

  Common symptoms include: Difficulty waking in the morning Need caffeine to get going Feeling overwhelmed by everyday tasks Pronounced fatigue in the afternoon between 2-5pm Feel better in the evening and more alert around 10-11pm Waking between 2-3am with busy or anxious thoughts Eyes over-sensitive to […]

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Autism – it’s not all about genetics

Extract from Irish Times Article: Autism – it’s not all about genetics What I was told at diagnosis – that autism is an inborn genetic disorder – has been debunked in recent years Adrienne Murphy, The Irish Times Tue, Mar 18, 2014, 01:00 The journey of knowledge-acquisition […]

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Is Your Antacid Making You Tired?

Recent research published in The Journal of The American Medical Association (link below) showed that commonly used antacids, including proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), inhibit the absorption of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is sometimes referred to as the “longevity” vitamin and the “anti-fatigue” vitamin.  It is involved in many essential  functions in the body […]

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Food Intolerances Cause Bloating, Fatigue & Joint Pain

It is estimated that food intolerances affect over 40% of people and can significantly impact health. Unlike a food allergy, symptoms of food intolerance generally come on gradually and though not immediately life-threatening, can still leave the sufferer feeling extremely unwell. Food intolerance is associated with antibody-antigen […]

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