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Mindfulness retreat at the Wellwood Centre

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Thanks to Pat and Mary for their wonderful day of mindfulness and mediation yesterday. The venue was amazing and Pat’s food was divine. The tutor Marjo Oosterhoff had some excellent tips and advice on how to include mindfulness into everyday practice . Well done to all involved Ashling...
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Functions of Vitamin C in the body

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Function of Vitamin C May help prevent cell damage and reduce risk for certain cancers, heart disease and other diseases. Helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps gums healthy. Protects you from infections by keeping your immune system healthy. Increases the amount of iron your body absorbs from some foods....
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Red Lentil and Carrot Soup with an Asian Fusion

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2 tablespoons sunflower oil 4 cloves of garlic 2 heaped tablespoon freshly grated ginger 1 rounded dessert spoon curry powder 1 rounded teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon allspice 1 heaped teaspoon freshly ground cumin seeds 1 heaped teaspoon freshly ground coriander seeds 200 grams – 1 medium onion – finely diced...
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Raising Healthy Eaters – Healthy shopping tips:

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• Plan ahead, make a list • Read the labels – Carbohydrates of which sugar: 4 g = 1 tsp of sugar • Choose fresh, real food over packaged processed food • Support your local growers; visit your farmer’s markets • Buy food that is in season • Try something...
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One of the key nutrients on a fertility diet – B6

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B6: Vitamin B6 may be used as a hormone regulator. It also helps to regulate blood sugars, alleviates PMS, and may be useful in relieving symptoms of morning sickness. B6 has also been shown to help with Luteal Phase Defect. Food sources: Tuna, banana, turkey, liver, salmon, cod, spinach, bell...
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Some tips to increase your fruit and veg intake

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Keep a fruit bowl on the kitchen counter. Pack a piece of fruit and some cut up veg when you are leaving the house. Add fruit and veg to lunch by having them in soup or salad. At dinner add plenty of veg and choose fresh fruit for dessert. Add...
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