The Importance of Fat

  Throughout my training as a nutritional therapist, the necessity of the right type of fats in the diet was consistently emphasised, and many clients I've worked with have shown classic symptoms o...

The Full Facts on Fibre

    The word ‘fibre’ frequently appears on cereal boxes and other packaged foods, yet many of us do not realise the importance of fibre in our diets for long-term health, weight control and ...

Gluten-Free Grains and Flours

Gluten-Free Grains: Oats (Preferably certified gluten-free) Oat groats Millet flakes Buckwheat flakes Buckwheat groats Quinoa and Quinoa Flakes Bulgar wheat Brown rice Wild rice Gluten-free Oat ca...

Beans and Legumes

Beans and Legumes Buy dried beans and lentils to soak and cook at home, rather than tinned versions. Look out for beans sold in cartons (Tesco stocks them) or sprout your own at home! Chickpeas Bor...

Oils and Vinegars

Oils and Vinegars Organic virgin coconut oil Organic virgin Olive Oil Flaxseed Oil Sesame Oil Cold pressed Pumpkin seed oil Walnut oil Cider vinegar Red wine vinegar Raw Apple Cid...

Plant-Based Milks

Plant-Based Milks Make sure to buy the unsweetened version, even those sweetened with agave syrup. Most of these are fortified with calcium and vitamin D3, depending on the brand. Avoid brands contain...

My Top Fitness, Fashion and Beauty Tips

Here's a selection of my top tips in everything from fitness, to fashion, beauty and lifestyle, as featured on Evoke.ie:   1. ‘For me it’s about feeling my best on the inside, because that’s when I ...

Herbs and Spices

Herbs and Spices It's a great idea to stock up on plenty of herbs and spices. Many have medicinal and healing properties, and they really help to add flavour to dishes without using refined sugar, salt o...

Drinks

Drinks Dandelion coffee  Redbush/rooibos tea  Herbal teas: Ginger, chamomile, peppermint, green tea, liquorice, cinnamon, chai etc.  Coconut water Green Juice (It's better to a...

Fitness Q&A

    I recently took part in a little Q&A for Leanne Moore's new fitness column in the Limerick Leader, giving some of my top exercise tips :) Here it is: 1: What is your weekly fitne...