Weaning your baby

When to start your baby on solid food? Somewhere between the fourth and sixth month, you should start weaning your baby onto solid foods. Generally babies will start paying attention to food and they will stop pushing their tongue out when a spoon or bit of food is placed in their mouth. Young babies have […]

Nutritional Therapy for Childhood Asthma

10% of the population in Ireland suffer from Asthma and is most common in children under the age of 10. The symptoms are generally ; wheezing when breathing out, rapid, shallow breathing that is easier when sitting up, coughing especially at night. This can be quite scary for both the parent and the child. What […]

Reducing Stress at Meal Times.

The Gut and the Brain are now known to be very much connected. The Autonomic nervous system (ANS) connects the gut and the brain. There are two branches to the ANS, the parasympathetic and the sympathetic. The parasympathetic nervous system controls rest and digest and the sympathetic nervous system is our fight or flight response. […]

Gluten Free Bread Alternatives.

Bread can be very difficult for people to give up when going wheat or gluten free. Below are a few alternative bread recipes that are easy and taste great!   Lunch in a bread 250g ground almonds. ½ tsp sea salt ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 5 eggs 1 ½ tsp apple cider vinegar 1 […]

Boosting Your Child’s Immune System

With cold and flu season starting it is important that you boost your child’s immune system so as they can fight off infection and virus’s that they may come in contact with. Probiotics Antibiotics work by killing all bacteria in the body including good bacteria. When our good bacteria are low we are more susceptible […]

Using Herbs and Spices to boost your health

      Herb/Spice       Nutritional Properties               Cautions Black Pepper Antioxidant Enhances the absorption of selenium, B vitamins and curcumin. May also accelerates energy metabolism. Limited in persons with ulcers of fragile and irritated digestive system. Garlic Antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. Can treat infections and colds. Anticancer properties. Prevent heart […]

Nutrition for Active Children.

Nutrition for Active Children. Active children require adequate energy intake for growth and maturation, as well as physical activity. Growth should be regularly monitored and energy intake adjusted to meet individual needs. Young athletes who do not consume enough energy through food, are at risk of delayed maturation, attenuated growth and poor sports performance. Catch-up […]

Hydration in Exercise

Rehydration in Exercise. FOR BOTH ADULT AND YOUNG ATHELETES. During exercise the body produces sweat as a way to cool the body down. Sweat is made up of water and electrolytes (mostly sodium which gives our sweat that salty taste). Proper hydration before, during and after exercise is vital to our ability to perform and […]