In the early 1990’s there was a classic ad aired on Irish TV that featured a skeleton man proclaiming the virtues of drinking cow’s milk for the calcium benefit for our bones. Let’s jump in the time machine and check this one out for a sec…Continue reading “Them Bones Them Bones Need Calcium”
It’s hard to believe it’s been this long since I had a sip of alcohol. 160 days, zero blips. I started this on June 4th 2019 by signing up to the OYNB 90 day alcohol free challenge. I enjoyed it so much that I am now going for the 365 challenge. A whole year with no beer, even now with 160 days under my belt, it still feels a bit surreal.
Why did I decide to give up alcohol? These are my why’s.Continue reading “160 Days Alcohol Free”
This is my go to Christmas dinner these days instead of the traditional turkey and ham staple. Even back when I was eating meat morning, noon and night, I would still find this one very filling and wholesome.
I found this one in Gaz Oakleys Vegan 100 superb cook book. I have modified it slightly so it’s not 100% vegan as I have added eggs. I just found the eggs bind the mixture better so am using them instead. For vegan, just use flax eggs.
Here’s how you smash it together in no time at all.Continue reading “Heart Healthy Nut Roast”
As a child, I was naturally curious about everything I saw and heard around me. At some point in my life, and I’m guessing it’s the same for alot of us, this curiosity seemed to disappear, somewhere in my 30’s.
I think for me, the combination of increasing responsibilities, marriage, kids, jobs, mortgages just sucked up almost all of my time and energy. Most if not all of my hobbies took a back seat as I tried to navigate these choppy waters. There was simply no time or energy left in my day for me to be curious and follow that curiosity wherever it led.Continue reading “Following Your Curiosity”
I’ve just started back into Year 3 of nutritional science and my first module is the Nervous system. Every system I study just blows me away with it’s complexity and how it functions and the nervous system is no different. It is amazing what is going on inside the billions of nerve cells (called neurons) inside our brains and bodies every millisecond of the day. There is no computer or AI in the world that can even come close to performing at the same level as the human nervous system.Continue reading “The Magic of the Nervous System”
I love this simple quote from Henry Ford. While only a few words long, it highlights the enormous impact that your mindset & your beliefs can have on your life.Continue reading “Whether You Believe You Can or You Can’t”
As a well documented component of the Gerson Therapy protocol, I was keen to try out the mighty coffee enemas as a way to cleanse the colon and detoxify the body.
Here’s how it went.Continue reading “First Time Coffee Enema”
Day 98 homework from OYNB – what brings you meaning?
To me meaning and purpose are kind of interchangeable. In fact, I probably prefer purpose as it seems a little more focused and changeable. Meaning feels a bit finite and fixed to me.
This is my take on this big tough question.Continue reading “What Brings You Meaning?”
Moderate alcohol consumption offers perceived benefits for our health in terms of stress management, relaxation and social enjoyment but the reality maybe quite the opposite. Additionally, the definition of “moderate” can vary wildly from one person to the next.
Excessive alcohol consumption and binge drinking negatively impacts our bodies in a multitude of ways.
Here is just a few of the main ones.Continue reading “How Does Alcohol Impact Your Nutrition”
Falafels are one of my goto favourite plant based foods. They are super simple to put together and I eat them alot with hummus or fry them in a little oil to make them even better in a pitta or a rye crisp bread sandwich.Continue reading “Simple Falafels + Tahini Sauce”
This one has been on my “to check out” list for quite a while now. On a recent staycation in Ireland, we were visiting our much loved city of Cork in the south of Ireland. It is here where I first came across floatation tanks, also known as isolation tanks or sensory deprivation tanks. They are named so as they aim to cut off all external stimuli to allow the body and mind relax, rest, repair and recover as part of a therapy known as a REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy).
I can’t think of a time in history when a service like this was more required. With our 24/7 on demand, always connected modern day mess we call a society, finding a place where you can remove yourself from all external stimulation can be very difficult to find. No phones, no internet, no advertisements, no emails, no whatsapps, no facebook, no people, just you. Imagine!
Here’s what happened when I tried this.
When we exercise we utilise glucose as fuel to help us move and perform our workout. This glucose is often synthesised from glycogen stored in our muscle tissues and liver, in a process called glycogenolysis.
As part of working out, muscle proteins can also be broken down (6). Once you have finished exercising, the body will try and rebuild those muscle proteins and restore the glycogen reserves that were converted to glucose during the exercise.
Eating the right nutrients post work out can help your body achieve this faster. Let’s dive in.Continue reading “What To Eat After a Workout”