Water Quality And Filtration

Water quality. The human body is constituted of roughly 50-75% water. This substance covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface, and all known life is contingent on the precondition that water is present in a given environment. Without water, there is no life to begin with; and without the presence of water, life cannot abide.     Yes, this substance may be readily available to us, available from many sources, drinkable, and essentially everywhere we go […]

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Mindfulness At Mealtimes

In this article we will address the Philosophy of Eating. In upcoming articles on this site, we will further address the encouragement of salubrious digestive function, as digestive health is a point of great contention for many in this here and now, day and age. For now, I would like to focus simply on the act of mindful eating.     Food is central to every one of our lives. It is the very stuff that […]

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Sugar: some things to consider.

Sugary treats are essentially ubiquitous in this day and age; in restaurants, cafes, shops, canteens, staring out from their display cases, cakes in neat little arrangements, sweets and chocolate bars in brightly coloured packaging, calling to us… Even if we can muster the willpower to not over-indulge, sugar surrounds us everywhere we go, and allowing ourselves to succumb to the cravings sometimes seems inevitable.                 It can also be a difficult task to avoid sugar […]

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Shopping for food. Part 1

When we are attempting to pursue a health-conscious life, there is much to consider! What we are eating is always the most important consideration to pay mind to, but there are many other things we need to keep in mind. The focus of this article is: where we get our food. It is easy to eat well when you know the right places to shop. Some businesses are simply more attuned to quality than others; […]

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The undeserved bad reputation of fat.

When considering what to eat, one of the more important things to be mindful of is: the ratio of macronutrients we are consuming. ‘Macronutrients’ are fats, proteins, carbohydrates. Most in my part of the world have very carb-heavy diets. High-protein diets are also very common in a country like Ireland. But, often stigmatised unfairly are diets that are unusually high in fat; saturated fats in particular. Although we always want to be calculating in how […]

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An Introduction To Healthy Eating – Natural Nourishment

I have found myself in many conditions over the course of my life: obese, underweight, sickly, vital. From the time I found my way into this world, I seemed like a passenger in many senses, being a passenger to my state of health was one of them. It seemed to just happen, how I felt. As a child, I assumed I didn’t have a lot to do with it. I figured my state of well-being […]

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5-DAY Yoga and Juice Fitness Challenge

Let this week be your inspiration to a daily morning practice and healthier eating habits. On five consecutive mornings we meet up before work and duties for a full practice of  Hatha Yoga, Freshly Pressed Organic Juice and Nutrition Tips. There’s no better way to start the day! Venue:  Douglas Yoga Centre, Maryborough Woods, Douglas, Cork Cost: €60 (€20 non refundable deposit to be paid before 22nd July) Booking: 089 418 7147    innerlightyoga@gmx.com   €20 […]

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Recipe: Anti-inflammatory tea

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea: 1 teaspoon grated fresh turmeric root or ½ teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root or ½ teaspoon ginger powder pinch of black pepper (to increase turmeric’s bio-availability) juice of ½ lemon 1 cup filtered water If you don’t have a greater handy or powder version of the root, you can simply slice it. Benefits: body and liver detoxifier reduces symptoms of cold and flu cleanses and purifies the […]

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5 steps to a better health

5 steps to a better health 1. Drink more water! – Have you heard this dozens of times? There is a reason for it. Roughly 60-70% of the body is made of water. It is one of the most essential elements to health. The human brain is made up of 95% water, blood is 82% and lungs 90%. Water regulates body temperature and serves as a lubricant in digestion, and other body processes. It is […]

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