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Migraine and Diet

Posted by Eamonn Brady on

Diet triggers Studies indicate food has an influence on migraines; common foods blamed for causing migraines include chocolate, cheese, red wine and dairy.  Foods containing amines especially tyramine and phenylethylamine are suspected to cause migraines. Reducing the intake of foods containing amines can decrease migraines in 20% - 50% of individuals.   Foods with most amines include: dairy products, chocolate, eggs, citrus fruits, meat, wheat, nuts and peanuts, tomatoes, onions, corn, apples, and bananas. The list contains vital nutrients so it is not recommended to avoid these foods totally.   Cheese: Aged cheese such as cheddar, blue cheese, Swiss, parmesan, feta,...

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B Vitamins- the energy vitamins

Posted by Eamonn Brady on

  There are eight B vitamins. Most of the B vitamins help release energy from food. I will discuss other individual benefits in this article.   Vitamin B1 or thiamine helps to regulate mental functions and nerve growth and memory. Thiamine can be found in whole grains, beans, oranges, peas, peanut butter, pork, liver and fish. A deficiency of vitamin B1 is common among people who abuse alcohol. Heavy smokers or people who consume too many carbohydrates have a greater need for vitamin B1. Vitamin B2 is also called riboflavin. It helps produce many of the body’s hormones and helps...

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Always see the bigger picture when it comes to weight loss and healthy eating.

Posted by Caroline Masters on

 With Caroline Masters, Nutritional Therapist, Whelehans Pharmacy, Pearse Street.  When it comes to our health we have to see the long term goals at all times.  Everyone is looking for a short term fix but for sustainable change it is better to put in a bit of time and effort.  You need to look at your present eating habits and routine and see where you can make changes.  You always have a choice when it comes to your meals so better food choices with good nutrition and lower calories is preferable for weight loss.  Education is needed – know...

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“New Formula” Whelehans Childrens Tonic

Posted by Eamonn Brady on

“New Formula” Whelehans Childrens Tonic Mummy’s little helper to ensure your kids are getting what they need Just a couple of weeks in and already “Back to School” is a distant memory. With the new term in full swing and the routine established, Autumn is imminent. One thing that is always a concern to parents at this time of the year is “How can I be sure my kids are getting enough of the right food, especially when they’re at school?”. It seems that no matter how hard you try, ensuring that your children get their “five a day” (infact...

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Keep on top of your game this Autumn with “new formula” Whelehans Tonic

Posted by Eamonn Brady on

With Autumn arriving, you can already feel the change in temperature, the shortening of the days and a bit of a nip in the air as we head towards winter. With the busy lifestyles we all have these days, keeping our minds and bodies in tip top shape can be something that is easily overlooked. It’s vitally important to our wellbeing that we make sure that we are taking in enough fuel to get us through the busy days. Over the years, people have chosen Whelehans Tonic, a simple Iron and Vitamin syrup, to help supplement their diet, boosting their...

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