Make your own Tea Medicinal

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   Make your tea medicinal   Nothing beats a hot drink during cold Irish weather. Before you sit down to your traditional cup of tea, consider herbal alternatives, which offer some wonderful health benefits. Here are a few favourites to try: Ginger Tea Primary herb for the reproductive and digestive system. It is a great…

Are you getting enough Vitamin D ?

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  Now is the time to think Vitamin D Vitamin D is well known for its role in bone health. In fact, it is a hormone which plays an important role in many bodily processes. Therefore, its deficiency can negatively affect our health. It has been associated with osteoporosis, cancer and an increased risk of…

BENEFITS WILD GARLIC PESTO

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    Wild Garlic Pesto The health benefits of wild garlic are similar to regular garlic, just slightly weaker. Garlic has strong anti-viral properties and has been shown to benefit cardiovascular health. The addition of nuts and seeds to this pesto means it is packed with minerals, healthy fats and antioxidants. This versatile pesto can…

9 Ways to Beat Common Skin Problems

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9 Ways to Beat Common Skin Problems We’re used to hearing about our skin in connection with beauty, rather than health.  Skin however, is a remarkably complex organ (the largest in our bodies), which reflects your total health.  Treatment for common skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and rosacea therefore, often include a closer…

PCOS – What it is and what can I do to help my hormones?

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome is an imbalance of the hormonal system identified by multiple cysts developing on the surface of the ovaries. PCOS is more prominent in women of reproductive age, with many women unaware that they suffer from the illness as it often goes undiagnosed until fertility problems arise. The symptoms of PCOS can vary…

Reducing your risk of Breast Cancer

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Natural tips from Naturopath and CNM Lecturer, Gemma Hurditch. Here are some key natural health tips to help keep in check our chances of developing breast cancer.   Watch your weight Being overweight or obese is a risk factor for developing breast cancer. Maintaining a sensible weight is protective against many forms of cancer. Intermittent…

Gingerbread Pancakes with Coconut Yoghurt and Mulled Fruit Compote

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Pancake – Dry 225 g organic buckwheat flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground ginger pinch ground nutmeg 1 tsp baking powder pinch baking soda pinch sea salt Pancake – Wet 1 flax egg 1 tbsp flaxseed meal or ground raw flaxseed with 3 tbsp water 300 ml non sweetened dairy free milk oat or coconut works well 4 tbsp black treacle 3 tbsp organic coconut oil melted Compote 450 g mixed red & black…

Are you low in Vitamin D ?

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    Now is the Time to Think Vitamin D   By Nutritionist, Karla Bohan for the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Karla specialises in weight management and sports nutrition.   Vitamin D is well known for its role in bone health. In fact, it is a hormone which plays an important role in many bodily…

Fit for Winter!!

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                                                                                                             Fit for Winter: A Naturopathic Guide to Staying Well. By Áine Fanning, Naturopath & Herbalist for The College of Naturopathic Medicine Winter is upon us again and to many people it can mean different things. To some it symbolises Christmas, family occasions and memories, to others it brings the images of snow and…

Some Positive Vibes!!

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    Morning Motivation & Rituals By Nutritionist and CNM Lecturer Claire Grady for the College of Naturopathic Medicine Morning rituals are essential to one’s ability to be productive. And like the old adage says ‘Tus maith leath na hoibre’ or ‘A good start is half the work’.   Here are the top morning rituals…