Brain Power!

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Which Foods Naturally Increase Brain Power? By Nutritionist and College of Naturopathic Medicine Graduate Pamela Ryan. What you eat can play a significant role in how well your brain functions day to day and throughout life. The following are some of best evidence-based foods for improving brain function Oily Fish  The best source of omega-3…

Gluten Sensitivity

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Gluten Sensitivity By Nutritionist and CNM Graduate Adrienne Donaghy for the College of Naturopathic Medicine.       Gluten sensitivity – what’s it all about? Wheat sensitivity is becoming a more common term as there are more components in wheat than just gluten that people can become sensitive to. Gluten sensitivity is a condition where…

Hayfever & Allergies

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  Natural tips to help those nasty Allergies!! Supplements that may help include the following : fish oils these will help aid inflammation of the mucus membranes and ease symtoms. Boost your immunity with the likes of Vit C  and quercitin which contain anti-histamines. Take a probiotic supplement to help build a healthy gut and strengthen…

Natural Energy & Metabolism Boosters

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    Boost your energy levels with these handy little tips from Elsa Jones Food –  Apple Cider Vinegar , green tea ….. add spices to your food that have a thermogenic effect on your body like chilli, ginger and cayenne pepper!!  Supplements  – GNC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR CAPSULES   and Gnc green tea capsules…

Pre and Post Workout Snack Tips

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  PRE WORKOUT Have a well balanced meal 2-3 hours before training including protein,carbs  and a small amount of good fats! Typical example of this meal  would be a chicken fillet(protein) , vegetables(good carbs) and half an avocado(good fats). AVOID HEAVY FOODS BEFORE TRAINING!!  SNACK ON NUTS OR RICE CAKES WITH ALMOND BUTTER IF YOUR TRAINING IS LESS…

Natural Nutrition for Anxiety & Low Mood

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  Feed your brain with good food which may enhance your serotonin levels!! Supplements which may help include the following : b-complex , magnesium , vit d3 ,and Gnc Triple strength omega 3   Complex carbs such as oats ,sweet potatoes and brown rice are slow release, and have a longer lasting benefit on energy and…

Loss Weight and Beat those SugarCravings

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  IT’S ALL ABOUT BALANCE!!!   Keep your meals balanced with the right amount of protein rich foods ie meat, fish and poultry!   Include slow release carbs like brown rice, pasta, sweet potatoes and quinoa!   The remainder of your plate should be colourful vegetables which you will get your nutrients and source of fibre…

Sugar Free Granola

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    Sugar Free Granola Ingredients: 1 Cup of Oats 1 Cup of Sunflower Seeds 1 Cup of Pumpkin Seeds 1 Cup of chopped Almonds 2tsp of Cinnamon 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract 1/4 cup of Coconut Oil pinch of salt   Mix ingredients together, spread onto a lined baking tray and pop into the…

Inflammation – The Silent Killer

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By Nutritional Therapist and College of Naturopathic Medicine graduate Sharon O Dwyer Inflammation is designed for short, intensive reactions to short term external danger. We need it for survival. However, when inflammation becomes chromic (long term), it slowly but progressively damages our organs, our health and leads to rapid ageing. Many serious illnesses are linked…

Vegan Pea & Mushroom Risotto

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Welcome, This is the first of many weekly featured posts I’ll be contributing to The Health Store blog. I’m delighted to be invited to post here weekly and hope you all enjoy the content that’s to come! I’m Gail O’ Mahony from Gails Nutrition. My background as a qualified Nutritional Therapist and Health store manager/deputy…