Five top foods for good gut health, according to dietitian Jo Travers

Wednesday 19th September 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

The health of our gut affects almost every aspect of our mind and body, from our mood and immune system, to digestive health and comfort, according to dietitian Jo Travers. She has shared her top five foods for good gut health in honour of Love Your Gut Week which began yesterday. The health... Read more →

Are you struggling to conceive? These common health conditions may be the cause

Wednesday 19th September 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

Almost one in five couples are now affected by infertility, which can be caused by a wide range of conditions. But what are the most common factors causing difficulties for couples who are trying to start a family. Endometriosis Endometriosis affects about one in 10 women of child-bearing ag... Read more →

How to be happy: Scientifically proven principles to follow in your life

Thursday 13th September 2018 - Tom Ough - The Irish Independent

Happiness is unique in the enormous variety of pseudoscience and claptrap that surrounds it. "No medicine cures what happiness cannot," wrote Gabriel García Márquez. False. "Sanity and happiness are impossible combinations," said Mark Twain. Incorrect. "Happiness is having a lar... Read more →

We collected close to 100kg of rubbish in one hour' - Ploggers on popular Dublin beach haul bottles, lids, paper, baby wipes

Thursday 13th September 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

Sport has always been central to my life. It's a strong part of Australian culture. Growing up in Adelaide, I played soccer in the winter and cricket in the summer. I was also a competitive swimmer. I got a job with the Tourism Board of Australia based in LA and that's when I started running.... Read more →

Why mushrooms could solve the war on plastic, according to leading scientists

Thursday 13th September 2018 - Jamie Johnson - The Irish Independent

Fungi could be the key to winning the war on plastic, leading scientists at Kew Gardens has said. The first ever report on the state of the world’s fungi has today revealed that if the natural properties of fungus can be harnessed and developed, plastic could be broken down naturally in... Read more →

Today I left the house at 8.30 and I won’t be home until 10.30 tonight' - 2FM's Louise McSharry on being a working mother

Monday 10th September 2018 - Geraldine Gittens

When 2fm DJ Louise McSharry posted a full length photo of herself on Instagram recently, thousands applauded her for doing so. She wrote: “I know how helpful it is for me to see other fat women in great outfits,” underneath the candid photo of herself laughing, and basically, not ... Read more →

I was healthy except for a sore throat... then the GP rang

Friday 7th September 2018 - Bairbre power - The Irish Independent

I'm not in and out of the doctor's surgery very often thank God, but I do 'mind' myself and I'm certainly getting more 'careful' in my old age. With regular trips away for work, I've assembled a little bag of cure-alls, from Nexium (dodgy tummy), Paracetamol (sore head), Motilium (travel sickness)... Read more →

Is coconut oil all it's cracked up to be?

Wednesday 5th September 2018 - Orla Walsh - The Irish Independent

Many coconut oil fans will have been surprised to read that a leading Harvard researcher has described the popular ingredient as "pure poison." Karin Michels, an epidemiologist at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health made her comments in a lecture about the dangers of relying on so-called 'supe... Read more →

How to differentiate between sick, and 'sick sick' in the back-to-school season

Wednesday 5th September 2018 - Dr Brian Higgins - The Irish Independent

This week, we send our young off to school like young soldiers going to war. After a carefree summer ceasefire from illnesses, we are returning to the trenches of coughs, colds and flus. Childhood illnesses can often be distressing and as children can get sick very quickly, it is often difficult t... Read more →

Be Your Best You: Less Stress and More Happiness

Monday 3rd September 2018 - Claire O'Mahony - The Irish Independent

The back-to-school days may be well behind us, but the arrival of September still presents an opportunity for a fresh start. Although we no longer have to worry about timetables and exams, the beginning of a new school year will motivate many of us to climb out of our depressing old rut sand shake... Read more →