Healthy Category

Get Happy! Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

A new study from Australia which will be published in the August issue of American Journal of Public Health claims that eating more fruit and vegetables may actually make you happier. Researchers found that people who switched from eating almost no fruit and vegetables in their daily diets to eating eight portions of fruit and […]

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How Touch Can Lead to a Greater Healthy Happy Glow

How Touch Can Lead to a Greater Healthy Happy Glow

In a bid to avoid surgery to deal with strictures (narrowing of intestine) due scarring from Crohn’s disease inflammation I am going to travel to the UK in a few weeks to undergo physical therapy which is supposed to break down the scar tissue.  I’ll blog about my experience and why I chose to try […]

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Recipe: Dairy-Free Coconut Yogurt

coconut yogurt

I’ve always loved yogurt so when I had to go dairy free a few years ago I really missed it (and ice-cream!).  So when I discovered dairy free (and vegan) coconut yogurt I fell in love hard and fast.  I love it with fresh berries or adding it as a topping to green smoothie bowls […]

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June Favourites

June Favourites

I love looking at other people’s monthly favourites so thought I’d start a monthly series of my own under the headings healthy, happy and glow.  Here we go: Healthy Irish strawberries There’s nothing like an Irish strawberry – sweet and juicy with the most amazing smell!  It’s one of my smells of summer that transports […]

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Staying Healthy in Vegas

I’m recently back from a vacation in the U.S. (a week in Vegas followed by a road trip through Death Valley and Yosemite to Monterey, Big Sur, Santa Barbara and LA and finally back to Vegas). While I’m following a combination of different diets for my Crohn’s disease (Autoimmune Paleo / Specific Carbohydrate Diet / […]

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International Women’s Day – Women Who Have Inspired Me on My Wellness Journey

international women's day

With today being International Women’s Day, it got me thinking of the women who have been instrumental in my wellness journey.  I’ve never met any of them but through their books, blogs or talks I’ve learnt so much about health and happiness that’s been invaluable to my healing journey. Sarah Ballantyne – The Paleo Approach […]

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9 Things Having Crohn’s Disease Has Taught Me

Things Crohn's Disease Has Taught Me

1 Health is a journey not a destination While some people go into remission for years and say ‘I’m cured’, I personally don’t think you can ever say you are ‘cured’ of a chronic condition. I like to see health as more of a continuous journey than a particular destination (i.e. cured).  When reaching a […]

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What is ‘health’?

health

I’d say most people’s resolutions after Christmas involved getting ‘healthy’ in some shape or form. It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about recently.  With a number of high profile and wealthy celebrities passing away this month from cancer like David Bowie and Alan Rickman, it’s evident that when it boils down to it, true […]

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The Non-Deprivation Way to Detox (you can eat food!)

Food-based Detox

I’d hazard a guess and say that this is the most popular time of year for juice cleanses and detox programmes.  After weeks of over-indulgence in rich and sugar-laden foods and drinks over the Christmas season, people are gung-ho about ‘cleaning up their act’, getting ‘back on the band wagon’ and repenting for their sins. […]

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10 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy, Happy, Glow Over Christmas and Into the New Year

It’s quite ironic that the holidays are probably the time of year that you most want to feel and look your best but they can end up being a minefield of health woes due to stress, overwhelm, overindulgence, party hangovers and colds and flus. It’s almost an unspoken rule that come December you have to […]

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