Maximum Fibre, Minimum Fuss

Most of us know that eating a high fibre diet is good for our gut, helping to keep us regular and our digestive tract in good working order, but have you ever stopped to consider that increasing fibre in your diet might help with weight management, may help to support cardiovascular health (high fibre diets are thought to reduce risk of heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure), reduce risk of type 2 diabetes and help support optimal female hormone balance?

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Constipation: are you regular?

How regular are you? Are you regular? One of the questions I always ask my 1-2-1 clients is how often they poop. It can tell a lot about a person’s general health, not just the state of their digestive tract. Constipation affects our mental and emotional health as well as our physical well-being, so it […]

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Ten Good Things

When it comes to diet and nutrition, the rules and restrictions of healthy eating can seem overwhelming – and quite honestly, entirely off-putting. One week, headlines tell us that we should all be eating less fat, the next week the message is low sugar. No wonder we end up feeling dazed and confused about the […]

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Nutrition for Men’s Health

Yesterday was Father’s Day, so it’s the perfect time to talk about optimum nutrition for men’s health. Unfortunately, men tend to draw the short straw in the health stakes from mid-life onwards, with a shorter life expectancy than women and an increased risk of heart attack and strokes. Testosterone levels decline naturally as men age, […]

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Why you should eat your greens (and purples)

The term ‘superfood’ is often used to describe exotic foods that are relatively new to our diet, with exotic names like acai, goji or chia, but there are a group of green (and purple) super-duper foods that the Irish have been eating for generations that promise a myriad of health benefits. Brassicas or cruciferous vegetables […]

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What to eat or not eat if you have high blood pressure

It is estimated that about one in eight people in Northern Ireland have high blood pressure, although many of us may be symptom-free and don’t even realise it is affecting us. If left untreated, high blood pressure or hypertension is a risk factor for heart attacks and stroke.   So what is high blood pressure?  As […]

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Eat more fibre, for the good of your health!

We know it keeps us regular and helps to prevent constipation, but apart from the effects on bowel health, did you know that getting sufficient fibre in our diet is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, weight management and bowel cancer.  We should be aiming for 30g fibre a […]

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Are you getting enough fibre in your diet?

Dietary fibre may not be the most glamorous subject in the nutrition world but there may be more to this indigestible substance than keeping us regular. Getting sufficient fibre in our diet could play a role in supporting weight management, blood-sugar control, cardiovascular health and hormone balance. :: What is fibre? When we think fibre, […]

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The Good Gut Guide

Grumblings, rumblings, farts and poo. Gut health is not something we usually discuss in polite conversation, so how do you know what is normal, and what is not? IBS is one of the most common health diagnosis, thought to affect about one in five of us. Symptoms can vary from pain and discomfort, constipation and diarrhoea, to bloating and […]

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