Mary Ellen Guiney is 30 years of age. She has a biochemistry degree from the National University of Galway, Ireland where she also rowed at home and internationally and won the All Ireland Championships in a crew boat.
  • Triathlons

    Triathlons are becoming hugely popular today as they use three different disciplines: swimming, cycling and running. Triathlons are one of the healthiest forms of exercise as they promote the use of all muscle groups and the swimming and cycling part are low impact and thus easy on the joints. There are various distances used which … Continue reading Triathlons

    Food Pyramid

    There are several different food guidelines out there in each country which promote the use of a food pyramid or food wheel. One of the biggest contributors to obesity is the huge amount of carbohydrate that is promoted while individuals adopt a relatively sedentary lifestyle. It is recommended to get at least 150 minutes of … Continue reading Food Pyramid

    Sports Nutrition

    Today alot of sports enthusiasts and body builders are promoting low carbohydrate and high protein diets in order to bulk up and participate in cross fit. Some body builders are encouraged to take in 200g of protein per day which can cause several heart and kidney problems as they are damaging to the cellular process … Continue reading Sports Nutrition


    Starvation affects those in the developing world but as above also affects those in developed countries who tend to choose a starvation based diet to look as thin as they can. Children and adults in the developing world suffer from malnutrition and display a large belly which is due to a lack of protein in … Continue reading Starvation


    Anorexia affects alot of individuals today and is more common in teenage girls than any other age group, but it can occur at any time in life. It is a disease centred around control and it’s progression is not helped by the media and how girls and boys should look based on peers such as … Continue reading Anorexia


    Mary Ellen got involved with her mother’s cooking from a very young age and has all of of mother’s recipes in her head simply by participating and helping to cook family meals from a young age. All of these recipes are very balanced and nutritious and contain all of the three food groups and plenty … Continue reading Obesity


    OCD is very common today and stems from anxiety. Alot of individuals with OCD do not use drugs to treat the illness. It is essentially paranoia in every day life. Common obsessions include excessive doubt, fear of behaving in a socially unacceptable manner, need for order, symmetry or exactness. Common compulsions include repeatedly showering, repeatedly … Continue reading OCD


    Alot of individuals who experience psychosis have a spiritual connection with God. However when this is mentioned to psychiatirsts, they usually deem the indivdual as being schizophrenic and administer drugs to treat the problem. Individuals may experience a negative psychosis where they feel paranoid in their surroundings and feel like a voice is telling them … Continue reading Psychosis


    Alot of people today suffer from anxiety and are not even admitted to hospital for this. Doctors and GPs quite regularly administer drugs to treat the illness which is not the best route to take. Drugs commonly prescribed include xanax and valium. While Mary Ellen was out in South East Asia all of her travelling … Continue reading Anxiety


    Alot of individuals today are getting diagnosed as having bipolar which Mary Ellen’s late mother had. Doctors tend to think of the individual as being “high”, however alot of individuals classified as this are extremely intellignet, multi-disciplinary and are simply high on life as they tend to be quite positive individuals and happy all of … Continue reading Bipolar