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Looking at the effects of Sunburn from the inside out!Have you ever thought about what foods you are eating and how this may affect your reaction to the sun?Despite there being highly effective sunscreens and lightweight clothing that protects against ultraviolet radiation, some people are still very sensitive and get burned easily. The best strategy
Saturated fat got a bad rep in the late 1960s when a doctor named Ancel Keys presented his diet-heart hypothesis. This theory proposed that an excess of saturated fat in the diet from red meat, cheese, butter, and eggs raises cholesterol which is deposited on the lining of arteries causing them to harden and narrow until
An antioxidant that helps you lose weight? Is this for real? Yes! Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that is made in the human body’s energy-producing cells. One great thing about Alpha-lipoic acid is that it is both a water-soluble and fat-soluble antioxidant. This gives it a tremendous advantage over other antioxidants, as it can
Are you really interested in a healthier you? Like everything else in your life you have to prioritise what you want in life, how healthy, happy and content you are. ‘Healthy groceries are too expensive, I can’t afford them’ ‘Take way food again tonight? Sure its only twice a week’ ‘Non toxic monthly supplements for
Metabolic health is defined as having ideal levels of: Blood sugar, High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, Blood pressure, Triglycerides, Waist circumference. These factors directly relate to a person’s risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Metabolic syndrome is very common during menopause when women can develop: Higher blood sugar, Higher triglycerides, Lower protective cholesterol HDL, High
Irish people are known for their sense of humour, hospitality, friendly nature, St. Patrick’s Day and Guinness. However, it is also emerging from studies that Irish people are nutritionally deficient due to processed foods and lack of sunlight! There are five underrated supplements that every Irish person should be taking: Vitamin D One thing Ireland is not
What are Palpitations? Palpitations occur when the heart is not behaving normally; It can appear to, skip a beat, beat rapidly or irregularly or you may even feel a thud in your heart. Although palpitations are very common and often harmless, they can be frightening to the person who is usually unaware of his
The term going braless may be uncomfortable, unprofessional and for some women downright unthinkable. Men may even consider the issue provocative! Is it really ‘undress to thrill’ or ‘dressed to kill’? Let us consider the pros and cons and address the question:
How do you keep insulin low in fat loss? Of the three foods we eat, being Carbohydrate , Protein and Fat, Carbs raise blood sugar and insulin levels the most. For this and other reasons, low carb diets can be very effective for losing weight and controlling diabetes. Many studies have confirmed their ability to lower insulin
Do You Have Dry Cracked Lips? Lips ideally should be moist and kissable but for lots of people, they are dry and cracked! At this time of year, a lot of people are suffering from dry cracked lips. That’s because it is winter, and the weather is cold and the heat is on. Humidity is
As many of us know, most processed foods contain any number of food additives, like, artificial flavours, colourants, preservatives, etc. However, they also contain another less talked about additive called emulsifiers.Each of these food additives has the potential to disrupt your health. We all know about artificial sweeteners and their problems associated with health, however,
If you live in Ireland you will more than likely have heard of “The Happy Pear”. When it comes to Vitamin D3 let me explain why it is important to take Vitamin D3 as part of the “Happy Pair” combination. What I am talking about here is when you take Vitamin D3 you should also
What is Thrush? Thrush is another name for Candida, which is a yeast infection. If you ask any woman about yeast infections they will know exactly what you are talking about and possibly live with on a day to day basis. Some women will know about it because they are experiencing vaginal candida infections and
Stress can be seriously messy. It can disrupt your life, your health, and your relationships. We have all heard the expressions flippantly dished out from time to time, “Take it easy”, “Calm down” or “Take a chill pill”, however unhelpful these sayings are. I want to arm you with a coping strategy for those fraught
If sugar is the new tobacco we should be labelling it with a big fat health warning. Sugar is toxic and is present in many foods that we consume every minute of the day. It is in Bread, Flour Cakes, Scones, Sodas, Chocolate, Fruit juice, Cereals, Rice, Tinned foods. Do I need to go on?
The amazing health benefits of dark chocolate whether it be a little or a lot need to be examined. Unfortunately, what Cadbury have done to chocolate through processing, has altered this naturally healthy food into a disease promoting product full of sugar. The History of Chocolate The first solid bar of chocolate was introduced by an English
What does Vitamin D and Vitamin D3 do? Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. Your body produces Vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. Sunshine is possibly the best source of Vitamin D however if this is not possible, you can also
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As a lifestyle pharmacist, I am here to explain to you how changes in your diet can make drastic changes to your health.
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