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De-Stressing & Nourishing Our Bodies

The longer I work as a nutritionist and the more clients I see, the more convinced I am that disease and cancer have a direct link with stress. Stress affects our systems hugely and comes in various guises. Recognising what causes stress on a personal level and combatting it is paramount to good health and Read the full article…

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Spring Cleaning

Spring, my favourite time of year! When everything starts to grow again; the days get longer and the brighter mornings wake us up more naturally. I think this is the best time of year to contemplate improving our health and to make any dietary changes, as opposed to January when it is cold and dark Read the full article…

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Simplifying Nutrition: Recipe for Heart Health

Our relationship with food has become complicated. Many people spend their entire lives searching for the right diet to help them lose weight, boost energy, sleep better and improve their mood. We are over-fed yet under-nourished thanks to the rise of the processed food industry over the past 100 years. Bodies that evolved to receive Read the full article…

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The Thyroid

Thyroid illnesses have become hugely prevalent in Ireland over the past thirty to forty years. Conditions range from hypothyroidism (under-active) and hyperthyroidism (over-active) to autoimmune thyroidism (Hashimoto’s and Grave’s disease). The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped organ located in the neck, just below the “Adam’s apple”, and is one of the largest endocrine glands Read the full article…

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Health Coaching for Employees

Health coaching for employees is an area more and more companies are investing in due to the massive costs incurred by sick leave each year. The health of employees should be of paramount importance to any organisation. Consider the cost to the company of short and long term leave not to mention the standard of Read the full article…

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Get in Tune with Your Body – Good Digestion

Take Responsibility – Get in Tune with Your Body By Lynda McFarland, Athlone Nutrition Clinic The Importance of Good Digestion Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcers, constipation, heartburn, diarrhoea, bloating, gas, tiredness after eating, burping, bad breath and discomfort have all become very common conditions and unfortunately, they are conditions that greatly Read the full article…

Keep Health Notes…

I often suggest to clients that they keep notes on what works for them and what doesn't e.g. what works – going to bed early, eating some green veg every day, getting up early and going for a walk or run; what doesn’t – eating late at night, drinking more than a certain amount of alcohol Read the full article…

Get Healthy! Programmes

New “Get Healthy” Programmes @ Athlone Nutrition Clinic – take control of your immunity, weight, blood sugar levels, heart health, mood and digestion with the right foods and good lifestyle choices.  Two-week and eight-week one-to-one or on-line programmes available. On-line support in between sessions. E-mail info@athlonenutritionclinic.com or phone 090 6470897 for a questionnaire.

Digestive Problems

Treatment for IBS, IBD, food intolerances, bloating and other digestive issues at Athlone Nutrition Clinic Did you know that approximately 70% of the immune system resides in the gut? And that problems associated with low stomach acid are more common than those with excess stomach acid; however both conditions have similar symptoms but very different Read the full article…