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31st January 2019

Integrating Ayurveda Into Your Lifestyle – With Jasmine Hemsley

Composed of the Sanskrit “Ayur,” meaning life, and “Veda,” meaning knowledge, Ayurveda is the science of life. This holistic system of wellbeing developed in India some 5,000 years ago as a way to help people sync with nature and thrive in an ever-changing environment. This knowledge was passed down as an oral tradition until around 1000 BC, when it was inscribed as part of “the Vedas,” an ancient body of texts that are still sacred today. Ayurveda is often considered to be one of the oldest medical systems, and is certainly the most developed. In some parts of India, Ayurveda has been the only system of healthcare since it was first developed, although it was banned under British rule between 1835 and 1947. Thankfully, the tried-and-tested practice survived underground until India reclaimed its independence, when Ayurveda became recognised as a medical system in its own right. Below are Jasmine’s 5 top tips […]
31st January 2019

Leonie Lynch’s Tips For Personal Wellbeing

We want to help you on your way to optimal wellness this February so we have grabbed the top tips and tricks from some of our amazing speakers, chefs and instructors who will be at Thrive! Every day we will post tips from our yogis, pilates instructors, foodies and speakers! Who’s in? Today Solo Flow instructor and creator of Juspy – Leonie Lynch shares her top tips for personal wellbeing Eat as much as you want but move as much as you eat Never deprive yourself of anything especially food. Just know what is enough and if it is too much on occasion move enough to balance things out. Give yourself a break. Life is hard enough. Throw guilt out the window. Done is better than perfect. Live in the moment and be unapologetic. Work hard. Play hard. Sleep as much as you can get away with. Leonie will appear on […]
29th January 2019

Sinead Delahunty’s Squash, Lentil and Pistachio Salad

Sinead Delahunty does it all, physiotherapist, Gaelic footballer, food blogger and author. In the kitchen Sinead inspires through quick, easy and healthy recipes. Her blog DELALICIOUS started in 2015 and has grown over the years and is an award nominated blog both nationally and internationally. In April 2018 Sinead released DELALICIOUS – A Full Plate For A Full Life. You can join Sinead for cooking class on March Saturday 30th only at Thrive Festival. Sinead Delahunty’s Squash Lentil and Pistachio Salad I could honestly eat salads every day! Salads don’t have to be “rabbit food” and can combine a lot more ingredients that just lettuce and greens. You often hear people saying “a salad never fills me up”! I think where some people are going wrong is by not including a source of carbohydrate (grains, lentils, pulses, potatoes, rice, pasta) or protein (meat, chicken, fish, dairy) in their salad. This Squash, Lentil & Pistachio Salad recipe […]
24th January 2019

When It Comes To Protein, How Much Is Too Much?

With the popularity of high protein diets such as the Atkins diet and added protein products in our supermarkets (not to mention bulking powders and shakes) – you may be unknowingly taking in too much protein! Yes it is possible! Despite the popularity of protein diets nowadays, excess protein does not help – and may hurt – the body. What are proteins? Proteins are basic components in all living things and the human body has over 10,000 different proteins which are integral to the body’s normal functioning. They are necessary for enzymatic activity, immunity, cell signalling, and muscle work. They are also involved in repair and transport processes and are the building blocks for several cellular structural elements. The FSAI states the recommended daily amount (RDA) of protein for your average adult in Ireland is set at 0.75g per kilogram of body weight. However individual protein requirements will inevitably vary, depending on the […]