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Get Some Nutrient Bang for Your Buck with Glorious Greens

I’m Irish, it’s March, it’s nearly St. Patrick’s Day so I thought I’d talk about greens. As a kid my mum was always telling me to ‘eat your greens’ and I have to say sometimes I saw it as some sort of punishment –cabbage, sprouts or broccoli boiled within an inch of their life weren’t […]

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Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day 2015

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

  When I was younger, Mother’s Day usually consisted of me making my Mum breakfast in bed.  French toast, orange juice and a cup of tea was the menu of choice and the card was pretty much always home-made.  I lost my Mum to cancer when I was 17 so I haven’t celebrated Mother’s Day […]

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Get Your Green On! 5 Reasons to Drink Green Smoothies and A Great Tasting Recipe

You’ve heard that green smoothies are healthy and they’re getting more popular by the day but maybe you still need convincing. Here are my top 5 reasons to give them a try and my go-to recipe for somebody starting out: Green smoothies are very nutritious. They’re a cheeky way of upping your fruit and veg […]

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5 Natural Cold & Flu Remedies

A Healthy Happy Glow Cold and Flu Remedies

Seems like everybody has a cold or flu this week.  I can’t move without someone coughing, sneezing or wheezing over me.  It really is cold/flu season!   So if you are trying to get over a cold or flu here are five of my favourite natural remedies.   1. Kick the sugar habit At the best […]

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The Language of Love

“All of us blossom when we feel loved”  Gary Champman Given that it’s Valentine’s Day later this week, I’ve been thinking a lot about love and relationships.  We all know that having friends or being in a romantic relationship makes us feel good emotionally but did you know that good relationships can keep you healthy […]

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Let the Sunshine In! Why you need some Vitamin D!

Sunshine Vitamin D

Vitamin D is frequently called the “sunshine vitamin.” Every tissue in the body has Vitamin D receptors, including the brain, heart, muscles and immune system.  It assists with the absorption of calcium helping to build strong bones, teeth and muscles.  It also activates genes that regulate the immune system and release neurotransmitters (e.g., dopamine, serotonin) […]

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6 Tips to Have Your Skin Glowing This Winter

Get Glowing Skin This Winter

Baby it’s cold outside!!!  Let’s face it, winter can play havoc with our skin.  Going from indoor central heating to harsh weather conditions outside can leave our skin tired, dry and dull. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  If you incorporate some of my tips below you can have soft, smooth, gorgeous skin […]

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Happiness in a Jar

Happiness in a jar

Last week I talked about writing a gratitude journal to help cultivate a happy attitude. Another nice habit I came across this week has been the happiness jar.  This project is inspired by author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert and is a simple way of noting the things that made you happy throughout your year. […]

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Benefits of Exercise (and weight loss isn’t one of them)

This time of year gym memberships sky-rocket and exercise classes are packed out with people who are eager to lose the pounds they put on over Christmas.  But looking at exercise as just a means to lose weight is really short sighted as weight loss is just an added bonus if it happens. Exercise is […]

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Hello 2015!! New Year…. New Healthy Habits

new year

  Yes, I’m probably behind the rest of the world but today is the beginning of my new year. Let me explain.  Today is the day I go back to work and leave the holidays behind.  While everybody else has been making (and maybe already breaking) resolutions I’ve hung out in holiday mode for the […]

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