Recipes for Energy

Some beetroot a day…

…helps thin your bile making detox a lot more efficient! This in turn helps improve digestion, energy, skin health, balance hormones and prevent illness and disease. Also brilliant for balancing blood pressure in the body. A little of this beetroot & ginger pickle added to meals is an easy way to get it into your Read the full article…

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Nutrition & Health

What TO Eat

There is so much talk at the moment about what NOT to eat – gluten, wheat, dairy, sugar, meat – and it seems nutritionists in the media have become defined by what they avoid rather than what they encourage. Surely we should be embracing food as one of life’s pleasures and encouraging high quality, ethically Read the full article…

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Coconut Oil Pulling

  Oil pulling is an old Ayurvedic remedy that involves swishing oil around your mouth for 15-20 minutes ideally first thing in the morning or on an empty stomach. It is said to “pull” toxins from the body with the intention of improving oral and overall health. I’ve been using coconut oil as it is Read the full article…


Great Food & Restaurants

Quality Sea Veg Nori Flakes

Apparently seaweed is the new kale – or so I read in a weekend magazine! In any event, it is a great source of iodine and iodine appears to be a nutrient we are quite deficient in in Ireland. Thyroid conditions are rife, possibly due to the addition of fluoride to the tap water (fluoride Read the full article…

Welcome to Recipe for Energy

Lynda McFarland – Nutritionist & Chef

recipe for energy Welcome to Recipe for Energy.
I 100% agree with the old adage “you are what you eat” but the problem nowadays is that most people don’t know what to eat! There are so many conflicting messages in the media and amongst nutritionists and health professionals and, to top this off, a lot of food is processed to such an extent that the enzymes are destroyed and the body can’t do anything with it, let alone digest and absorb its nutrients. Rather than depress the people I work with by advising on a long list of foods to EXclude, I prefer to keep it positive and concentrate on what foods to INclude…and there are lots!

I am a big fan of traditional farming and preservation methods, and traditional processes to make food more digestible. I recommend organic veg, dairy, eggs and meat, sourdough breads, raw local honey, using the whole animal such as offal and bones for broth and fermented foods such as sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, yoghurt and kombucha. I think tropical fruits are a great source of enzymes and are highly digestible.

The areas I like to work on are prevention of diseasedigestion, immunity, weight control and energy levels and I find, once given the right foods and nutrients, the body is amazing at naturally healing itself and bouncing back.