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.
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    Mary Ellen has been a keen nutrition guru and experimental cook since an early age which was ingrained by her mother. She has completed a masters in Food Nutrition and Health at University College Dublin. Her thesis was focused on the effects of psychiatric drugs on overweight and obesity in individuals experiencing mental illness. Her love for nutrition was developed further when her mother was taken ill with cancer in 2013 where Mary Ellen researched alot on alternative nutrition. 

    The impact of nutrition on cardio-metabolic health and good nutritional adherence versus fad diets

    PART A Importance of nutrition for maintaining a healthy lifestyle   Food is composed of macronutrients and micronutrients which are essential for growth, repair and energy. Protein is essential for growth, physical strength and muscular hypertrophy. The recommended allowance of protein is

    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 g

    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 th


    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

    Fresh Lavender is a good sleep inducer

    Lavender is a favourite for many people thanks to its pleasant, refreshing scent, and the many health benefits it brings. Cultivated in countries all around the world, it's easy to get some and use it yourself. While it's easier to use lavender oil, there are things you can do with fresh lavender, a

    Hieracium pilosella – an ancient remedy

    Centuries ago, many plants related to Hieracium pilosella were used in traditional herbal treatments all over Europe. Back then, they were consideredmiraculous remedies against lung diseases.Nowadays, even if their popularity has considerably decreased, such plants are still collected and used by so

    Medicinal Plants

    Medicinal plants can be used to treat almost any medical problem, as long as you follow a few simple rules and don’t neglect your treatment. After all, the active compounds in medicines are extracted from herbs. It may seem easier to go to the pharmacy whenever you have a problem, but wouldn’t

    Wild Medicinal Plants Used by Local Communities of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

    Neena Rani Boktapa* and Avinash Kumar Sharma  Non Wood Forest Products Division Forest Research Institute, Dehradun 248006 *Silviculture Division Forest Research Institute, Dehradun 248006 ninuboktapa@gmail.com  Issued: March 01, 2010  Abstract An ethnobotanical study was carried out in a

    8 Amazing Changes When You Cut Negativity from Your Life

    We all know the "meh" people of the world: The ones who complain about everything, never see the good in anything, and think that sharing any sort of happiness will "jinx" whatever it is they secretly want (just not enough to infuse it with the joy and gratitude it deserves).