This Irish Life Podcast 22 – Grow Your Own Organic Food -Part 1 of 3

The boys havin da craic, chatting about the best ways to grow food in your home and garden. In the world of today we have somehow become brainwashed to think that it is okay to eat large amounts of rubbish, processed, dead food that travels half way across the world to our local supermarket and then we buy it and eat it. Most of this food is covered in pesticides, herbicides and who knows what else before it reaches your local store. They are often sprayed with chemicals to preserve them, keep their colour and prevent them rotting too fast. This is madness and so far from our natural state of being. This approach to food makes us sick and keeps us sick. Growing your own food leads to a range of benefits from health to money, to lifestyle and positivity, this is a must-consider for anyone looking to live a better life. Running through the super-importance of soil and what to plant in. How to plant. What to plant. When to plant. The best tips for quick learning. Plus of course a Bollox Alert that may surprise you, a Hot Topic that is curing cancer and plenty of banter….

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This Irish Life Podcast – Top 5 Health Tips

Here are 5 simple tips that can be applied in order to increase how healthy, strong and happy we are as people. They are simple but we often overlook them.

  1. Diet and lifestyle choices dictate how good or bad you feel physically and mentally. If you choose the eat a diet that is nutritionally rich in vitamins, minerals, omega oils, clean proteins, clean carbohydrates and water you will feel amazing and rarely be ill. Plus, if you practice fasting for 12+ hours a day you will have a body and mind that functions optimally, correctly, predictably and reliably in most cases. It also has a nurturing effect on gut health which will bring further balance to the body. The more clever you are with these choices the better you feel and longer you live a healthy, happy and strong life. ORGANIC nuts, seeds, vegetables, grains, legumes, fruits, berries are the most nutritionally dense foods that the human body can absorb with maximum efficiency. Plant- based foods are best. Animal-based foods do have benefits but they also have many negatives too so choose wisely.
  2. Exercise or any type of physical exertion has an extremely positive impact on physical and mental health. Weight training, aerobics, running, walking, yoga, pilates, martial arts, plyometrics, stretching, compound exercises will add a new dimension to life and energy. Building a routine is key and staying hydrated, with adequate levels of nutrition are important for the body to derive max benefit for these activities.
  3. Hot & Cold Shock promotes healthy body and mind, supports healing, lengthens life-span and balances/resets immune responses from the brain. The chemistry changes that occurs within the human body down to the cellular level is positively influenced to a high level when exposed to extremes of hot or cold. Increases in norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin plus the knock-on impact this has on the endocrine system and autonomous nervous system are amazing to say the least. These extremes can be achieved using saunas, ice/cold baths or showers and cyrotherapy.
  4. Being the ‘Real-You’ makes life easier. Find yourself. Wear your heart on your sleave. Be the full ‘real you’ but don’t trust anyone that hasn’t earned your trust before. Don’t apologize for being real, talking facts and being the person you are in full. Forget what other people think about you. When you choose to battle, pick your battles wisely and rarely. Stay happy and grateful. Know yourself, know your place, know your strengths and know your weakness.
  5. The way you think affects the way you feel. The way you feel affects the decisions you make and thus the course of your life-path. Being positive and thinking positive will lead to more positive outcomes and more positive encounters with more positive people. Likewise the opposite is true of negative/worry/anxious thinking. As much as possible (in this crazy world!) – think happy, try to be happy (even when you feel like being sad) and be kind and positive. Wim Hof breathing and conscious deep-breathing can be a quick way to get the brain chemistry thinking happy fast. Meditation & visualization of varying types is also very effective. Plan out your goals, map-out the happy life you want to live and then go live it with energy and enthusiasm. Appreciate what you have and strive for more.

These tips are based on what we have learned and observed through our own experience and research. We have spoken about much of this on our podcast This Irish Life if you are interested in this kind of thing.

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The Benefits of Heat Shock – Podcast 20 Clip-it-Up.


Live longer, age better, heal faster, feel great and much more…… Get to the sauna fast guys and girls.

We have been trying this out for the last few weeks. Staying in the sauna for periods of 20-30 minutes, short 1-2 minute break, and back in again to get to a total of an hour. The longer you can stay in without a break the better. It is intense but totally a great buzz during and afterwards with multiple health benefits for body and mind. Finishing off with a few cold showers for about 5 minutes while doing Wim Hof breathing (of course!). #thisirishlife 

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Vegan Quinoa Simple Super Salad

Protein-packed, nutritionally-loaded salad ideal for post workout refuel.  Recipe is below for 5 large portions. 

Prep time – 30 minutes


500 grams of organic quinoa

1 x Punnet of organic cherry tomatoes

2 x large organic red onions

3 x cloves of organic garlic

7 x teaspoons of cayenne pepper

7 x teaspoons of turmeric

7  x tablespoons of olive oil

400 grams of organic chopped tomatoes 

Plenty of sea salt and ground black pepper to taste 

How to make it-

Rinse the quinoa in cold water. 

Put into a large saucepan and add 1 litre of boiled water. 

Bring back to the boil and simmer until the water has soaked in – about 15 minutes.

Chop up tomatoes, thinly dice the onions and the garlic. 

Put the quinoa in a colinder and rinse again with boiled water. Put in a large bowl and leave to cool for 15 minutes.

Once the quinoa is cooled a bit add the olive oil, turmeric and cayenne pepper.  You could add in other herbs and spices as you wish, I just stuck with these to begin with but the reason they are included is as much for nutrition and health benefits as they are for taste. Be careful with the cayenne, I like it hot, you may not like it that hot. Mix it up! 

Add the chopped tomatoes and salt and pepper. Mix again. 

Add the fresh cherry tomatoes, onion and garlic. Mix it up and you are ready to serve. 

A protein-packed, nutritionally-loaded and tasty vegan salad that will fill you up and deliver fantastic health benefits.