Bulletproof coffee has been a fad for a few years now - with its main presence of social media consisting of videos of butter being blended with coffee and coconut oil. It has been claimed to promote weight loss, improve physical performance and seriously boost energy...but do any of these claims actually stack up? The … Continue reading Butter and coffee – and mental clarity
While I do try and follow a healthy diet for the most part (weekly Wow burger habit not withstanding), and I don't believe you should be too reliant on supplements, there are a few things I find hard to get enough of solely from food - and really recommend for that added glow. And, with Black Friday … Continue reading The best supplements for glowing skin
Cutting back on dairy, despite the benefits my skin has experienced, has not been easy. I have always been a big chocolate fan, and custard, crème brûlee and ice cream are up there with my favourite desserts. So although I definitely still indulge in the odd milkshake or dessert, for the most part I avoid … Continue reading 5 Dairy Free Recipes
Acne has many supposed causes, ranging from a genetic predisposition to gut health and skin hygiene - so it can be difficult to decide what to believe, and figure out what will work for you. Although there are many dermatologists that refute any relationship between diet and acne vulgaris, dairy comes up time again among patients … Continue reading Does dairy cause acne?
In the last few months I've been over and back to London like a yoyo, and up and down the motorway between Cork and Dublin more often than I can count, along with conferences and other events...so I am officially an expert at hand luggage and packing last minute (as despite my best intentions, last … Continue reading Travel tips – keep your glow at 36,000 feet
The Lancet is one of the most widely read medical journals in the world. So when they published an article recently that appeared to endorse fats over carbohydrates to promote a healthy and longer life, a lot of people sat up and took notice. The idea that fats are actually good for us, and that … Continue reading Fat vs Sugar – who wins?
Following on from my last post, about how to ease aching muscles, I'm making myself feel even better about being sore post-exercise(and feeling old), by reading up about the inflammatory effects of too much exercise. Yes...you read that correctly, exercise can cause inflammation, if you over do it - even though moderate exercise is widely touted for … Continue reading The Benefits of Turmeric
I have discussed giving up wheat before, but this granola is gluten free by accident. I was looking to make something that was going to fill me up until lunch time (not always possible from a breakfast on the go - I'm really an "eggs, toast, avocado and sides" girl at heart, even at 6am) … Continue reading Gluten Free Granola
An ever-so-slightly compulsive multitasker, I love being able to get things done while doing something else (clearly I'm aiming for "coolest person the year" 2017 to add to my 2016 accolade). So breakfasts I can bake while I’m out running, or decent face masks that I can wear while flying (without freaking fellow passengers out … Continue reading Beauty sleep – how to get the most out of your night
What is it about our future selves that we are so optimistic will be different from our current selves? Why, oh why, do I think “January me” will be so much more attracted to exercise and healthy food than “December me” and am annually shocked that I am not magically enthusiastic after NYE? I mean, … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions: You don’t need to detox