It's that time of year again where colds and flus become the bane of everyone's life and you try everything to shake off the sniffles, so this week, I'm focusing on setting the facts straight before you spend a fortune when faced with an aisle of bottles claiming to "boost" or " support" your immune … Continue reading Achoo-se your Vitamins wisely this winter
In Ireland, you may have seen this week that minimum pricing for alcohol of at least 10c per g of alcohol has been proposed - meaning "cheap" alcohol will no longer be available for consumers. Cans of beer / cider could double in price in some cases, with a typical 12.5% wine costing a minimum … Continue reading Pour decisions: how many calories do you drink
Ahead of World Psoriasis Day this Sunday, I thought I would share my story and spread awareness of the condition, along with tips advised by various organisations. What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a lifelong, autoimmune condition that affects millions of people around the world which annoyingly, has no cure. Symptoms present themself as red, flaky … Continue reading Living with psoriasis
In light of the new sugar tax that has been proposed in Ireland and the UK, I've decided to base this weeks rant on the topic of sugar and weight gain, is it enough to just tax sugary drinks to combat the alarming rates of obesity? Firstly, it's important to know where the proposed tax … Continue reading Lets not sugar coat the new sugar tax
We've all been told how important sleep is, not only for energy and mood levels but now it seems that sleep deprivation is linked with higher risks of being overweight by having a larger waist circumference. A large study conducted among UK adults found that those who have shorter lengths of sleep (~6 hours a … Continue reading Manage your weight with your eyes closed
I want to address the area of fruit and weight gain this week as multiple sources say to watch how much fruit you eat and at what times because sugars from fruit can cause weight gain. On the other hand we are now being told that 10 servings of fruit and veg is better than … Continue reading Why is bashing fruit so apeeling?