Tuesday 23 January 2018

editor Yvonne Hogan


Welcome to this week's Health & Living. Our cover story this week is with the very interesting Dr Fionnula McHale. Dr McHale practises functional medicine in her clinic in Artane. Functional medicine is big in the US - it seeks to prevent disease and alleviate chronic conditions by promoting optimial health through nutrtition, exercise and other lifestyle changes. Unsurprisingly, Dr McHale's clinic is incredibly busy. You can read Claire O'Mahony's interview with Dr McHale on pages 8 and 9.

We also have a very ­interesting feature on self defence on pages 10 and 11. Joanna Kiernan looks at Self Protection Ireland, which is run by serving members of the Defence Forces and the Garda Siochana and runs courses for women in self defence. Something we should all consider.

Gillian Fitzpatrick interviews ­celebrity nutritionist Amelia Freer on page 14. Freer is the nutritionist that singer Sam Smith credits with his recent weight loss. She gives us some tips from her new book Eat. Nourish. Glow, plus a delicious cauliflower pizza recipe.

We have great advice, as always, from David Coleman and ­another great workout from Siobhan Byrne. Dr Nina Byrnes answers your medical questions on page 15.

Happy reading!


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