Multi-vitamins: do we need them?

So many of us take a daily nutritional supplement as a little extra health insurance alongside our healthy diet, popping a supplement into our shopping trolley alongside our vegetables, oily fish, seeds and all the other food we buy to help keep ourselves well nourished. Do you take a multi-vitamin? Whether you buy your multinutrient […]

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Super Healthy Skin

The health of our skin can be a reflection of how healthy we are on the inside. When we are stressed out, have hormonal fluctuations or are feeling tired, we can see it in our skin. Spots and zits, redness and inflammation, dry skin or oily, the food we put into our body could be […]

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Underactive thyroid? Diet can help

The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of our neck, just below our voicebox. This little gland releases hormones into the bloodstream that regulate metabolism and cell regeneration. When thyroid function is out of whack, it can affect how we think and feel. Symptoms of an underactive thyroid include […]

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The health benefits of tea

If Ireland has a ‘national drink’, then arguably it has to be a good cup of tea: whether in times of grief and sadness or happiness and celebration, it is what we turn to for comfort. Tea drinking has been considered a healthy habit since ancient times, and now there is a mass of evidence to […]

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Is five-a-day really enough?

A HIGHER intake of fruit and vegetables is linked to a reduced risk of diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. We know these foods are good for us, so why are so many of us vegetable dodgers? With recent advice suggesting we should aim to eat seven to 10 portions of vegetables and fruit […]

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