Reproductive (natural fertility, pregnancy, parenting)

Male Health The Big Issues

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Father's day is an important time treat Dad. It is also a good reminder to focus on men's health and some of the big health issues affecting men. This is especially relevant as some Irish men can have difficulty talking about their health. Whilst promoting adequate screening is important, particularly when it comes to the prostate,  nutritional and herbal approaches can assist every man in looking after their general health and wellbeing and increasing their life expectancy.

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Are Food Additives Driving Your Child Crazy?

food additives

Recently there has been a lot of media attention on food additives and how they affect mood. Food additives are used to preserve, colour and flavour foods. Some are harmless, in fact some are even beneficial. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is used to preserve food and lecithin, which is involved in fat metabolism and the conduction of nerve impulses, is used as an emulsifier. Many however are not only harmful but some are actually carcinogenic, i.e. promote cancer. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) conducted a study into people’s diets and found that Australian pre-schoolers are consuming almost double the amount of preservatives and additives than the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends. These are linked with asthma, eczema, hay fever and other allergic disorders and behavioural disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Irish kids have a similar diet.

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Natural Aphrodisiac Herbs & Foods

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Aphrodisiacs are named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Aphrodisiacs cause you to be aroused and intensify sexual desires. Throughout history, many foods have been reputed to be aphrodisiac and were thought to improve sexual function or fertility. Bananas and asparagus were thought to be aphrodisiacs due to their shape, while honey was prescribed to newlyweds on their honeymoon.

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Female Health SLS & Parabens

SLS Paraben free 

In the same way that we are what we eat, we are also what we put on our skin. Many women are becoming increasingly aware that petrochemicals in many toiletries can negatively affect our health. Petrochemicals are chemical products made from petrol or more correctly oil. They are found in all non-organic or everyday products such as make-up, face creams, deodorants and are even found in sanitary napkins and tampons.

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