15 Ways to boost your immune system

Friday 2nd March 2018 - Áilín Quinlan - Irish Independent

Áilín Quinlan asked the experts for their top tips to restore your sparkle. Leftover foods like re-cooked potato and re-heated rice are good for you. 1 There is no magic pill There's no easy solution to revitalising a flu-battered immune system, says dietitian Paula M... Read more →

10 ways to get the life you want

Wednesday 28th February 2018 - Mark Rhodes - Irish independent

Think it, write it down, believe in it... and make it happen, writes entrepeneur and author Mark Rhodes From deciding on how you would like your life to be at a certain point in the future, to making that dream a reality - here are the 10 steps you need to follow to take control of your destiny... Read more →

Endometriosis: Is radical surgery the answer?

Tuesday 27th February 2018 - Lena Dunham - Irish Independent

American actress Lena Dunham has revealed she's had her womb removed to cope with the pain of the condition. But is that a step too far for most women? Lena Dunham is no stranger to controversy and last week made headlines once again with the announcement that she had undergone a hysterectomy f... Read more →

Forever young: the secret to ageing well

Monday 26th February 2018 - Guy Kelly - Irish independent

Researchers spent years studying a group of people over 80 to find out what sets them apart. As their findings are published this week, Guy Kelly unlocks the mystery to a long, happy life. It's a question that's vexed humans since the Early Dynastic Period, but now it turns out Eric Idle gave u... Read more →

How to quit smoking - for good: Psychologist David Coleman on his own nicotine addiction

Monday 19th February 2018 - David Coleman - Irish Independent

Nobody wakes up one morning and, out of nowhere, stops smoking. Successfully giving up smoking takes a lot of thought, planning, effort and commitment. There is a lot of psychological research about change, about how we come to change, what motivates us to change, what makes us welcome ... Read more →

Getting more movement into your workday

Friday 16th February 2018 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

To be honest, it is something I have been saying and thinking for years - if you spend your days trying to clock up 10,000 steps, you might want to pause and have a rethink. People have been following the catchy fitness goal of 10,000 steps to gauge their activity levels for a while now, but it'... Read more →

The rise of alternative water

Thursday 15th February 2018 - Tomé Morrissey-Swan - Irish Independent

The idea has been batted around for a while now, but the so-called 'sugar tax' on fizzy drinks will officially come into effect on April 6. The date was announced last week and will see a tax of 30c per litre added on to sweetened drinks with over 8g of sugar per 100ml in a bid to fight rising obe... Read more →

Foods for life: The seven ages of eating

Tuesday 13th February 2018 - Lynne Caffrey - Irish Independent

As our bodies grow and age, it is essential that the food we eat has all the nutrients we need to thrive, writes Lynne Caffrey. But who needs what, and when? Babies Public health experts have moved away from the blanket 'breast is best' message to reassure new mums that every breastfeed they... Read more →

How much are we really drinking?

Monday 12th February 2018 - Kathy Donaghy - Irish Independent

As we settle in to the second month of a new year and resolve to be the best and healthiest version of ourselves that we can be, now is probably a good time to ask ourselves how much we drink and to look at our alcohol consumption in terms of our overall health and wellbeing. Be honest ... Read more →

Allergy or intolerance: What's the difference?

Friday 9th February 2018 - Health & Living - Irish Independent

There's an increasing trend towards using the terms 'intolerant' and 'allergic' as interchangeable - but the reality is that the two are very different things. A food allergy is an immune reaction to food proteins. Essentially a food protein, the allergen, causes the body's immune syste... Read more →