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The latest news, research and events from the world of natural health


12-13 May,
The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Cork Vegfest
12 May, Cork City Hall
A celebration of vegan food and lifestyle. Full of local food stalls, cruelty-free cosmetics, expert diet and nutrition talks. Tickets on sale on Eventbrite.

College of Naturopathic Medicine – Free Open Days & Evenings
16 May, 6.30am - Dublin
17 May, 6.30pm - Galway
19 May, 11.30pm - Cork

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We are delighted to announce the results of our third Rude Health magazine readers survey. Thanks again for responding to our annual survey, we really appreciate your feedback.

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Vitality Expo

Vitality Expo 2018 is Ireland’s brand new consumer and trade natural health exhibition where you can learn about exciting new products and remedies, meet natural health suppliers, discover the latest natural health trends, and obtain tips and expert advice from the many well-known figures within the natural health industry in Ireland and beyond.

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A low fat or a low carb diet for weight-loss?

Naturopath Gemma Hurditch answers for College of Naturopathic Medicine

There is hot debate on whether a low-fat or a low-carb eating regime is the best way to trim down. Mainstream health organisations traditionally recommend the low-fat route, whilst popular culture is embracing the low-carb trend; so which is best?

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HealthFest for Ireland’s teens

Organised by the National Dairy Council and safefood, HealthFest is a free event for transition year students at the National Sports Campus in Dublin on Thursday 26 April. The full day seminar is designed to educate young people about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in a practical, engaging and fun environment.

This year’s Healthfest will have interactive sessions with experts including leading fitness expert Karl Henry, Irish dietitian Orla Walsh, chef Adrian Martin who will demonstrate some of his favourite dishes and special guest speaker, Eoghan McDermott of 2FM who will speak about the importance of looking after mental health and wellbeing.

Diet and nutrition will be a big focus on the day, giving young people the tools and skills to understand the importance of eating well with a healthy balanced diet. During the teenage years this is even more important to support the phase of rapid growth and development.

Dublin welcomes WellFest 2018

WellFest takes place at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8 on 12-13 May with headline names Davina McCall and ‘Lean in 15’ famed Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, plus personal trainers, nutritionists and authors.

There will be a dedicated mental fitness stage, curated by performance psychologist Gerry Hussey. Popular areas such as WellKids, WellFood and WellTalk will be returning to expanded spaces, along with the largest WellVillage market to date.

Weekend and day tickets for the festival are on sale now on www.wellfest.ie.

New sleep tool for young people in Ireland

The Sleep Programme is a new practical tool which aims to address poor sleep habits among young people in Ireland. It provides teachers and youth workers with the tools to support young adults to improve or maintain their sleep routine. The programme addresses areas such as stress, diet, physical activity, drug and alcohol use in young people and encourages changes to poor sleep hygiene. The resource was funded by the National Youth Council of Ireland’s (NYCI) Connected Communities programme.

‘The Sleep Programme’ is available for download from www.crosscare.ie, www.kwetb.ie and www.docchildandfamily.ie

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