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26
Oct

How Peri-Menopause impacts Weight

Menopause is when you have not had a period for over 12 months. The peri-menopause are the years leading up to this and in these years you can experience a myriad of symptoms. Peri-menopause usually starts in the 40’s and it can impact your weight. Peri-menopause affect your weight in 4 ways; poor sleep making you tired and hungry a slower metabolism Altered Bowel  Painful

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12
Aug

Carbohydrates for Exercise during Weight-Loss

When clients start a Low-Carb eating plan, they frequently worry that they will not have enough energy to get about their daily tasks or to exercise.  In the first 3 weeks of the Low-Carb plan I discourage intensive exercise, as you will need time for the body to adapt to burning fat.  In recent weeks I have a few clients who

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18
Jan

Changing Food Habits & Behaviours

Setting yourself Up to Not Fail Can you imagine a landscape artist driving a car through a beautiful countryside and not stopping along the way to soak in a scene? The urge to capture and maybe later paint it, is likely to be overwhelming. Now imagine someone who loves cake going into a bakery, hungry and they are giving out

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23
Nov

Prebiotics are Fuel for the Gut

Your gut bacteria need Prebiotic foods Prebiotics are high-fibre foods that contain simple and complex  sugars but also non-digestible or resistant starches. We cannot digest them and they pass into our lower bowel and are zero calorie. Our gut bacteria ferment them to produce short chain fatty acids (scfa’s) and in the process they also  produce gas and in some

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2
Oct

How to improve Sleep during the Menopause

You don’t appreciate it until it is gone’ This is so true when it comes to sleep. Do you remember a time when you fell asleep easily and woke up refreshed, energetic and ready for the day. Then suddenly in your 40’s or 50’s, you begin to experience sleep issues: Difficulty falling asleep Sharp awakenings at 3am Lengthy periods of

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12
Oct

The best way to cook vegetables and retain nutrients

Raw, freshly-picked vegetables have the highest nutrient density however a plate of raw vegetables holds little appeal on a cold Irish day. Therefore, when we enjoy cooked vegetables, we must accept a loss of some nutrients as certain nutrients are sensitive to heat, light, acid and alkaline solutions or they are soluble and are therefore lost in cooking water that

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15
Feb

You can improve sperm health and production with food and lifestyle changes

There is potential for sperm to be damaged from the stem cell to mature sperm phase which takes 65-75 days. Changing your diet, your lifestyle choices and losing weight can help. The Nutrients needed to Make & Protect Sperm As cells divide and multiply, folic acid and zinc are essential for healthy replication e.g. future mothers take folic acid to ensure an

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