Menopause is a hot topic at the moment and the time between peri menopause and complete cessation of periods can vary greatly. Some women sail though this time without any symptoms and the only thing they notice is that their periods have stopped. Others however can experience anything from hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, declining libido, osteoporosis, ageing skin, lack of energy, joint pains, weight gain, headaches to changes in hair quality.
Leaving aside the potential impact of organic farming on the environment and looking at it from a purely nutritional perspective, there are a couple of key points to consider when deciding whether or not to chose organic food. [Read more…]
A simple google search can bring up a lengthy list of nutrients that are purported to be essential for thyroid hormone production and optimal thyroid function. But how essential are these and what do they do? Sometimes it sounds like if you just open your mouth and take a whole pile of these, your thyroid will just spring into action. So while this might get a little too science-y, here’s the story of thyroid hormone production.
It might not be new, but intermittent fasting will be big in 2021, as the evidence supporting it’s benefits continues to mount. Read Heather’s tips in The Irish Independent and more on our recent blog and this Irish Examiner article on new ideas for 2021.
One of the few positives from lockdowns has been the increase in home cooking and our increased veg intake as a result. Why not aim to build your own healthy recipe repertoire and get one new recipe under your belt this month? Couple that with the trend for eating seasonal and sustainable food and you are all set to hit several food trends for 2021. See below a one day meal plan with recipes or listen to Sorcha’s tips on meal planning and store cupboard essentials (at 1:43).