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  • Messy kitchens encourage high calorie snacking Clean your kitchen and cut your calorie intake. A cluttered kitchen leads to stress and increases the likelihood of you grabbing high calorie, indulgent snacks. Stressed out women who were asked to wait for another person while in a messy kitchen, ate twice as many calories as those asked to wait in a kitchen when it was ...
  • Poor sleepers use Facebook as distraction Poor sleepers turn to Facebook more often as an easy distraction from tiredness. Lack of sleep leads to more frequent online activities such as browsing facebook, according to a new study at the University of California. “When you get less sleep, you’re more prone to distraction,” said lead researcher Gloria Mark, a UCI informatics professor. “If you’re being ...
  • Lomi Lomi Nui Kahuna Bodywork – Eva Lennox Interview of the week – with Clodagh Sheehy Eva Lennox Her mother’s cancer treatment pushed Eva Lennox’s life in a whole new direction towards alternative medicine. It ultimately led her to study the ancient practice of Lomi Lomi Nui in Hawaii which she now practises in Dublin. To read more about Eva Click  here: http://irishhealing.ie/healing/interviews/lomi-lomi-nui-kahuna-bodywork/      
  • “Healthy” labels put people off food Sugary snacks become much more attractive when people are told they are bad for them. Equally food with a “healthy food ” label drives people away. Perversely a “healthy heart” symbol on the food makes it more attractive. “The word ‘healthy’ seems to turn people off, particularly when it appears on foods that are obviously healthy”, says Dr ...
  • New sunscreen allows vitamin D production Sunscreens protect you from burning but also stop the production of essential vitamin D. For the first time researchers have developed a sunscreen that keeps its sun protection factor (SPF) but still allows the body to produce vitamin D. Solar D is now available in Australia and we be available in other countries later this summer. Sun exposure ...
  • Breastfeeding could save 820,000 lives and €275bn a year   Improving the rate of breastfeeding worldwide could prevent about 820,000 child deaths and also save more than €275billion a year in health costs. The financial figure is comparable to the entire global pharmaceutical market. An in-depth Breastfeeding Series, published in The Lancet medical journal says the 820,000 child deaths could be prevented each year “by improving breastfeeding ...
  • Wounds benefit from seaweed bandages Seaweed gel is a low cost way of creating bandages that help wounds to heal. The team at  Newcastle University have found a way to preserve stem cells in the seaweed gel to make bandages which can be applied to wounds like an ulcer or burn to speed up the healing process. The “bandages’ have many potential ...
  • Always look on the bright side of ageing A negative attitude to growing old can make the whole process worse. Those with such an attitude become frail before their time, working slower and showing a decline in cognitive abilities. “The way we think about, talk about and write about ageing may have direct effect on health” says Dr Deirdre Robertson of Trinity College, Dublin. “Everyone will ...
  • Managers should be nice to staff who are quitting. Bad and good bosses lose the same number of employees but how the manager handles the departure can benefit his or her company. A worker who leaves on good terms can potentially be an important strategic asset in the future. The move can be viewed as a positive for the company provided the employee leaves on good ...
  • Antidepressants double anger and suicide risk for children Children and teenagers on commonly prescribed antidepressants double their risk of aggression and suicide. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, recommends “minimal use of antidepressants in children, adolescents and young adults as the serious harms seem to be greater”. They suggest alternative treatments such as exercise or psychotherapy. A team of researchers in Denmark, who carried ...
  • Zen Pod relaxation and mindfulness in Malahide Gift yourself some well deserved time out in a Relaxation Pod with relaxation specialist Nikki Fitzpatrick. Nikki has developed a unique combination of guided visualisations and meditations, mindfulness exercises, breath work, affirmations and positive life skills for her five week courses. The “My Zen Pod” courses are designed to help you rest, rejuvenate, recouperate and alleviate stress ...
  • Students stand to sharpen attention Students think best on their feet.  Given a choice to stand or sit at stand-height desks those who opted to stand showed better working memory, attention and brain function. The researchers looked at the skills used to analyse tasks, break them into steps and keep them in mind until the tasks were complete. These are the skills ...
  • Eating fibre improves sleep Eat  more fibre to improve your sleep. By contrast consuming lots of  saturated fat and sugar in a single day can lead to a lighter and more disturbed sleep that night. People who eat more fibre spend more time in the deep stages of sleep compared to those with a high saturated fat diet. Those with a high ...
  • Soldiers’ trauma eased by Transcendental Meditation Soldiers who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after tours of duty in Iraq are being helped by the practice of Transcendental Meditation. It has allowed some soldiers to get off medication and get better control of their debilitating symptoms. The soldiers in the study had served multiple tours over years and were being treated at ...
  • Coffee boosts New Year fitness resolutions A simple cup of coffee could help your stick to that New Year’s exercise regime. Huge numbers abandon their fitness New Year promises within the first six months but a new study suggest coffee could be the key to keeping the new resolutions. A perception that there is not enough time is one of the main reasons ...
  • Black raspberries – new superfood Black raspberries are being hailed as the latest superfood. The fruit, grown in Central Europe has been shown to have greater health benefits that the more common red raspberries or blackberries. Researchers found that black raspberries had three times the amount of antioxidants of the other two fruits and 1000pc more phenolics and anthocyanines which increase antioxidant ...
  • Night shift workers more prone to “drowsy driving” crashes Night shift workers have an increased risk of “drowsy driving” crashes because of the effects of their shift pattern on  their sleep-wake cycles. A study has found that 37.5pc of drivers taking part in a test drive after a night shift were involved in near-crash events. The same drivers with sufficient sleep the night before the test ...
  • Happy New Year 2016  Irish Healing wishes everyone lots of  joy, happiness, health and abundance in 2016.
  • Unhealthy food loses taste in the mirror An “eating mirror” could be the key to a healthy diet.   Unhealthy food loses its attraction in a dining area with a mirror. Students faced with a choice between chocolate cake and fruit salad found the cake was less tasty in the room with the mirror. The fruit salad, however, tasted the same in both rooms. The researchers ...
  • Happy Winter Solstice Happy Winter Solstice. This is the turning point in the year – the darkest day when the light begins to return. The Neolithic passage at Newgrange shows how Irish people 5,000 years ago in the Stone-Age celebrated the Winter Solstice. Their engineers were clever enough to create a passageway which captures a light beam only at the time ...
  • Apple body shape linked to binge eating Women with apple shaped bodies may be more prone to binge eating. Storing more fat  around the stomach has been linked to a risk of eating episodes where the woman feels “out of control”. Women with greater fat stores around their middle also say they are unhappy with their bodies which in turn may contribute to loss-of ...
  • Walk barefoot for “foot core” health It may be winter but taking your shoes and socks off is good for your feet. Walking barefoot around the house can improve balance and posture and help prevent common injuries like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures and tendonitis. Muscles in the feet play a vital but underappreciated role in movement and stability but their role ...
  • Men eat more to impress women Men like to impress – even when they’re eating. Men will eat significantly more food in the company of women than they will with other men. At an all-you-eat Italian buffet studied over two weeks, men ate 93pc more pizza and 86pc more salad when they dined with a woman than when they dined with other men. The ...
  • Don’t be afraid to lick your wounds Dogs know exactly what they are doing when they lick their wounds. Scientists have found licking a wound makes it heal faster.  The mucous in saliva stimulates white blood cells to build up a good defence against invading infection. A group at Lund University in Sweden with colleagues from Copenhagen and Odense in Denmark, carried out the ...
  • Tai Chi helpful for knee osteoarthritis Tai Chi has been hailed as a viable alternative treatment for people suffering with knee osteoarthritis. The American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in San Francisco shows that Tai chi can have  physical benefits. As part of a study a group of 106 people with the knee problem completed 12 weeks of classical Yang style Tai Chi ...