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  • Mama Mindfulness for stressed busy mums Stressed busy mothers can take some calming time out with new “Mama Mindfulness” course designed especially with mums in mind. Mindfulness teacher Nikki Fitzpatrick, herself a mother of three, has created the course to help mothers to slow down, become more focused and find a greater sense of calm and well being. Nikki has worked in the ...
  • A sweet solution to antibiotic resistance Honey may be the sweetest way to resolve the growing problem of anti-biotic resistance. The sweet-tasting produce of the honey-bee has unique properties with the “ability to fight infection on multiple levels making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance” say scientists. Honey “uses a combination of weapons, including hydrogen peroxide, acidity, osmotic effect, high sugar ...
  • Making your own herbal tinctures, syrups and teas – April 5th Discover the herbs to help your heart, circulation, respiratory and immune systems. Make herbal tinctures, syrups and teas.  You will also learn to make creams, ointments, pastes and decoctions at the first of three Herbal Workshops by Medical Herbalist Christine Best this Saturday – April 5th 2014. There are still some places left on the workshop which ...
  • Hemp and green tea used in gluten-free crackers Hemp and decaffeinated green tea are being used by food scientists to develop a gluten free snack cracker. The aim is to improve the nutrition, protein, fibres, minerals and essential fatty acids in the crackers. Hemp flour, used in the crackers, is a bi-product of cold pressed help oil. It is rich in proteins, fibres, phytochemicals, minerals, omega-6 ...
  • Work stress could sharpen the brain Work stress may be good for you.  A mentally challenging job which is stressing you out today could keep your mind sharp after you retire. A new study based on 4,182 people over 18 years suggests that certain jobs have the potential to protect your brain function in later life. The participants worked in a variety of ...
  • Top tips from the Best Gurus – tonight in Dublin – March 26th Jane Stephenson shares top tips  from the best Gurus tonight (March26th) at a light hearted seminar in Dublin. Jane has been hosting events with global inspirational speakers since 1995 in both Ireland in the UK. Along the way she has picked up some tips for living joyfully and she will share them in this fun evening. From Eckhart ...
  • Tequila plant’s hidden health value Tequila plants could help people with diabetes and those fighting obesity. A natural form of sugar found in the agave plant called agavins is non digestible. Although it provides the sweetness, it can act as dietary fibre and does not raise blood glucose.  They can also increase insulin. Agavins, however, are not found in the finished Tequila product ...
  • Powerful oats protect the heart Powerful compounds found in oats could play an important role in protecting the heart. Eleven top scientists from around the glob have identified antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-itch and anti-cancer properties in oats. While eating whole grains is already associated with a reduced risk of disease, most of the benefits have been attributed to the high fibre in the ...
  • Be smart – don’t work on your phone at night Using your smartphone at night to try and cram in more work is a waste of energy – and not just the phone’s. Working like this at night diminishes your work output the following day. A study by Michigan State University found that people who use their smartphones for business after 9pm were more tired and less ...
  • Marriage good for men’s bones Marriage is good for the health of men’s bones but only if they marry after the age of 25. Men in stable marriages or marriage like relationships who have never previously divorced or separated also have greater bone strength. The same, unfortunately, does not hold good for women. The study by the University of California found, however, that ...
  • Dim the lights to make more rational decisions Dim the lights if you want to make an important decision. Human emotions, both positive and negative, are felt more intensely under bright light. A news study has shown that in brighter rooms people look for spicier sauces on food,  see more aggression in a fictional character, found women more attractive, felt better about positive words and ...
  • Energy drinks linked to poor teen mental health Energy drinks consumed by teenagers are being linked to poor mental health and substance abuse. The Researchers have called for limits on teen’s access to the drinks and reduction in the amount of the caffeine in each can. They found that students who are prone to depression as well as those who smoke marijuana or drink alcohol,are ...
  • Omega-3 good for sleep Omega – 3 found in algae and seafood  is associated with better sleep. Children on a course of daily supplements of omega-3 had nearly one hour more sleep and seven fewer waking episodes a night compared with those who did not take the supplements. The study looked at sleep in 362 health 7-9 year old UK school ...
  • Vinegar -not just good for chips Vinegar is good for more than chips.  It now has potential as an inexpensive and non-toxic disinfectant which could fight against TB and other stubborn bugs. Vinegar has been used as a disinfectant for thousands of years. Now the active ingredient – acetic acid – has been found to be effective against drug resistant and disinfectant  resistant ...
  • Quinoa gets stamp of approval for Coeliacs The highly nutritious grain Quinoa can be eaten as apart of a gluten-free diet and is well tolerated by people with coeliac disease. Coeliacs have an immune reaction to dietary gluten – a protein present in wheat barley and rye – that primarily affects the small intestine. New research published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology has ...
  • Gum chewing linked to headaches and migraine Chewing gum has been linked to headaches in both teenagers and younger children, The findings could help countless cases of migraine and tension headaches in adolescents without the need for additional testing or medication. A study found that 26 out of 30 patients had a significant improvement in their headaches when they stopped chewing gum and 19 ...
  • Head for the sea to feel happy, calm and refreshed  Head for the sea if you want the get the full health benefits of being in nature. Researchers who looked at 2,750 people who visited urban parks, the countryside and the seaside came to the conclusion that visits to the coast were the most beneficial. The study ran over two years and found that being outdoors regardless ...
  • Vitamin C may reduce blood pressure Taking large doses of vitamin C may slightly reduce blood pressure. Scientists at John Hopkins University who have analysed years of research and come up with this conclusion have stopped short, however, of recommending that people take these high doses. Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient found primarily in fruits and vegetables. The researchers found that taking five ...
  • Healing the heart with Louise Hay The grief and loss associated with death or the break-up of a relationship or a marriage is a difficult, painful experience to negotiate. Author and self-help visionary Louise Hay has joined with grief and loss expert David Kessler to explore the healing aspect of  heartbreak in a book called simply “You Can Heal Your Heart” Famous for ...
  • Pecan shells keep meat from spoiling Pecan shells have properties to protect raw meat from bugs. Extracts from pecan shells may be effective in protecting meats like chicken from listeria growth. The unroasted and roasted organic pecan shells were subjected to a process to produce antimicrobials that were tests against Listeria and other bacteria. Extracts from the shells were also tested on poultry skins ...
  • Meditation can reduce inflammation Meditation not only calms the mind, it  can actually cause molecular changes in the body which can reduce inflammation and help faster physical recovery from a stressful situation. Mindfulness based trainings have shown beneficial effects on inflammatory disorders and are endorsed by the American Heart Association as a preventative measure. New findings now show that molecular change ...
  • Seeds and oregano oil combine to benefit health Sunflower seeds and sunflower oils have been shown to cut the risk of heart disease and benefit obesity, bone health and blood pressure. The problem up to now however is that the seeds have a short shelf life because of their high protein and fat content and become rancid quite quickly. A new study has found that ...
  • A brainy approach to diabetes The brain could be the key to diabetes and this discovery could open the door to entirely new ways to prevent and treat the disease. New research suggests that the brain plays a key role in the regulation of glucose and the development of type 2 diabetes. Up to now the emphasis in research has been focused ...
  • Endless health benefits from drinking tea The Irish habit of drinking endless cups of tea has a lot to recommend it. New research credits tea with promoting weight loss, improving heart health and slowing the progression of prostate cancer. Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world and the research also showis that it can improve bone health and activate areas ...
  • An apple a day cuts strokes and heart attacks The Victorians were right. An apple a day really does keep the doctor away especially in adults over 50 years of age. A new study shows this could prevent or delay about 8,500 heart attacks and strokes every year in the UK. The 150 year old public health message still holds as good as it did when ...