Monthly Archive

October 2013

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 41 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
News for Public
Ross Cullen
2226

Lack of information on side-affects a concern as some people may unknowingly be taking banned substances

  The Irish Rugby Football Union’s National Performance Nutritionist Ruth Wood-Martin, today (21st October 2013) warned that young people may be risking their health by using sports supplement read more..

News for Public
Ross Cullen
2060

Safefood launches childhood obesity campaign

This month, Safefood launched a national campaign with an objective of taking on childhood obesity. The campaign will feature on television, radio, poster and point of sale advertising and includes read more..

Healthy eating, healthy weight and dieting
Siobhan Power
7470

Alcohol and Weight Loss

When trying to lose weight people often forget to look at their alcohol intake. Alcohol is linked to obesity, as it contains a high amount of calories and very little other nutrients. This is why alco... read more..

Diabetes
Siobhan Power
5349

Diabetes - Are You At Risk?

Knowing the symptoms and risk factors for diabetes is important as non-diagnosis can seriously affect your quality of life. Undiagnosed or poorly controlled diabetes can damage your heart, arteries, e... read more..

Sports and exercise nutrition
Siobhan Power
25399

A Guide to Sports Nutrition Supplements

Good eating and drinking practices along with talent, training, conditioning, motivation, dedication, adequate sleep and recovery are essential for optimal sports performance.  Without these basi... read more..

Diabetes
Siobhan Power
8607

Living Well With Pre-Diabetes

Pre-diabetes is where the amount of glucose in the blood (blood sugar) is higher than normal, but it is not high enough for you to have diabetes. People with pre-diabetes have an increased risk of dia... read more..

Sports and exercise nutrition
Siobhan Power
14240

Nutrition for Adventure Racing / Triathlons

Adventures races are endurance races that cover a variety of distances, durations and terrain. These events are usually 'continuous' and all adventure races include more than one discipline, comm... read more..

Sports and exercise nutrition
Siobhan Power
13676

Food and Fluid for Your Marathon

Running a marathon distance of 42.2km requires extensive training and preparation to enable your body to be physically and mentally ready for the challenge. Whether you are a first timer or a veteran ... read more..

Women's Health
Siobhan Power
13816

Women and Iron

All about Iron Iron is an essential mineral. It is needed to make healthy red blood cells which are cells that carry oxygen around our body and give us energy. Women are at risk of having low body st... read more..

Women's Health
Siobhan Power
19471

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Following a healthy lifestyle before, during and after pregnancy has lots of benefits for both you and your developing baby and is a wonderful investment in your baby’s future health. This m read more..

Women's Health
Siobhan Power
4727

Planning a Pregnancy

Whether you are only starting to consider becoming pregnant or have been trying for a while, healthy eating and lifestyle will help prepare your body and improve your fertility. Here are some top tips... read more..

Women's Health
Siobhan Power
2817

Physical Activity During Pregnancy

Can I exercise during pregnancy? Yes – all women are encouraged to exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. For most pregnancies, regular mild or moderate physical activity... read more..

Women's Health
Siobhan Power
36183

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

A little bit of background... Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder in women. It affects approximately 10% of women of reproductive age worldwide. Obesity is associat... read more..

Women's Health
Siobhan Power
12644

Nutrition and Menopause

MENOPAUSE is the time of change in a woman’s life marking the end of fertility, usually occurring between the ages of 45-55 years. The level of the hormone oestrogen in the body falls which can ... read more..

Women's Health
Siobhan Power
2807

Healthy Weight During Pregnancy

As your baby grows, the placenta develops and fluid is retained to protect your baby. As a result of this your weight should naturally increase. Gaining weight too quickly or gaining too much weight read more..

Diabetes
Siobhan Power
14322

Healthy Eating With Gestational Diabetes

During pregnancy women can develop gestational diabetes mellitus due to changes in hormone levels. Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a condition where there is too much sugar, also kno... read more..

Women's Health
Siobhan Power
6999

Healthy Eating Tips During Breastfeeding

Eat to your appetite. Though you may need more calories or energy, your body’s signals are the best guide. Avoid skipping meals. You may find yourself low in energy if you leave long gaps b read more..

Women's Health
Siobhan Power
6631

Food Safety and Hygeine During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, women are more likely to suffer from food poisoning which may also affect the baby. Foodborne illnesses can be difficult to treat, so it is important to always practise good food hyg... read more..

Women's Health
Siobhan Power
17912

Frequently Asked Questions About Food in Pregnancy

The A-Z of good antenatal Nutrition Alcohol There is no definite safe level of alcohol intake for pregnancy. It is best to avoid alcohol completely as it can impact on baby’s development. ... read more..

News for Public
Edel McNamara
2684

INDI Launch new website

Welcome to the new look INDI website, launched at the INDI AGM on the 12th October.  The site has several new features for members, as well as a new section for Health Care Professionals. Enjoy b... read more..

Heart Health
Siobhan Power
22736

Cholesterol Lowering With the Portfolio Diet

The Portfolio Eating Plan is a dietary approach to lowering cholesterol. It can be tried before starting on cholesterol lowering medication or if intolerant to cholesterol tablets. It is not recommend... read more..

Heart Health
Siobhan Power
80086

How To Manage Cholesterol

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Ireland today. The good news is that 80% of heart disease is preventable simply by changing your lifestyle. There are lots of things that can affect your... read more..

Public
David Henry
2309

Board Of Management

Board Of Management INDI Board Members 2019-2020 Fiona Healy Registered Dietitian, qualified barrister, working in professional regulation. Fiona Healy worked as a dietitian in... read more..

Members
David Henry
542

INDI Senior Management Team

The INDI has a Senior Management Team (SMT) who oversee the management and development of the organisation. The SMT meets monthly and is comprised of the following: SMT Executive: INDI CEO Hono... read more..

Heart Health
Siobhan Power
9943

Understanding Blood Pressure

Blood pressure measurements show the amount of work that your heart has to do to pump blood around your body. If the pressure inside your blood vessels is high and is left untreated, it will increase ... read more..

Heart Health
Siobhan Power
8960

Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol consumption is a growing health concern in Ireland. Drinking too much alcohol has been linked to many health conditions including liver damage, high blood pressure and obesity. Do you worry... read more..

Sports and exercise nutrition
Siobhan Power
275110

The Truth About Alcohol and Exercise

Whether you exercise casually or competitively it is important to understand the effect alcohol can have on your performance. Taking too much alcohol could prevent you reaping the rewards from all the... read more..

Healthy eating, healthy weight and dieting
Siobhan Power
8547

Healthy Eating Without Breaking the Bank

These days we’ve all become used to bargain hunting, but searching for a healthy diet is cheaper and easier than you think. Being a savvy grocery shopper is about getting organised and knowing w... read more..

Healthy Ageing
Siobhan Power
19989

Feeding Strategies in Dementia

Dementia is a progressive illness of the brain and can often be associated with confusion, agitation and forgetfulness. If you are supporting or caring for someone with dementia you may have noticed t... read more..

Fact Sheets
Siobhan Power
9490

Eating Well With Parkinson's Disease

Nutrition has an important role to play in the management of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). On diagnosis of PD there is no need to make special dietary changes, once your current diet is well balanced. Th... read more..

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