RSVP Magazine

Are Poo Banks The New Antibiotics?

We are not joking! Having someone else’s faecal matter pumped into you sounds more like a scene from the recent horror film The Human Centipede. But stool banks may be the most dramatic development in human healthcare since the discovery of antibiotics, as Professor Adam Hart, author of the popular science book TheLife of Poo, […]

Benefits Of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar

It may not be the tastiest drink but apple cider vinegar has become a staple in many shopping baskets because it of its impressive health benefits, although some of these benefits have not been back up scientifically. Not only can it be an added ingredient in many recipes like salad dressings and sauces, but drinking […]

James Patrice Gives Us A Peek Inside His Fridge And Shares His Daily Diet With Us

Food Diary: Breakfast: Poached eggs x 2, half of an avocado, 1 slimbo/slimster Lunch: 2 turkey burgers, Spinach, peppers, tomato, brown rice (That’s on a good day – a lunch out with the gals could end up being something a bit more calorie-laden!) very fond of scones!  Dinner: Stir fried mince and veg, brown rice on […]

Pure Results Fitness Camp – Pure & Simple

She’s a 44-year-old avid walker who had always dreamt about mixing up her fitness regime and doing a bootcamp to shed the pounds, but MANDY KILLORAN, from Enniscrone, Sligo, never had the confidence or the courage to take that first step… until now. In July, she was named the winner of RSVP’s amazing reader competition […]

HEALTH NEWS: Heat Rash – What It Is And How To Tackle It.

The arrival of warmer weather is a welcome relief for most of us – but, for others, skin conditions such as heat rash or prickly heat can make the summer a living hell. Dr. Sushil Ranga, a GP with a special interest in dermatology, explains what we need to do to avoid the common complaint […]

‘Superfoods are marketing gimmicks.’

We were all delighted when we heard the the humble ‘blood sausage’ that is black pudding was being hailed as a superfood thanks to its natural nutritional benefits but it seems the whole superfood buzz is all just hype. Yes, according to today’s Irish Daily Mail, many so-called superfoods like kale, chia seeds and quinoa […]

Cork fishmonger Pat O’Connell Gives Us A Peek Inside His Fridge

This month, Cork fishmonger Pat O’Connell gives us a sneak peek into his refrigerator and tells us about his average daily dietary pattern and exercise regime.   FOOD DIARY: Breakfast Cornflakes or porridge, depending on the time of year, and a cup of tea. Mid morning Latte and a fruit scone. Lunch Soup and a […]

Travelling with a baby? Aisling O’Loughlin has the perfect advice

Travelling with a baby? Aisling O’Loughlin has the perfect advice to save a lot of time and energy while you are on holiday. We are all sick of overly-complicated prams that take up too much space and weigh a ton, right? Well, what should we do? “My preferred mode of transport for baby this time […]

HEALTH NEWS: How best to manage holiday ailments and hay fever

Holiday season is here – and so too is the desire to get some badly-needed sun on our bones, somewhere foreign preferably. But while your passport, SPF and the all-important holiday wardrobe have been top of your list of travel essentials, it’s advisable to safeguard against some of the most common holiday pitfalls also. DRY […]

How to keep that motivation when trying to eat healthy and live well

Twenty-five year old Doireann Wylde from Ennis in Co. Clare was diagnosed with IBS at the age of 17 and suffered chronic back pain in my early twenties which escalated from three car accidents. Over the last two and a half years, the up and coming vlogger transformed her quality of life through diet, exercise […]

Homegrown Beauty – Miss Fit Skinny Tea

With so many brands within the beauty industry, it makes it that bit more special when you discover a product that has been home-grown on our lovely emerald isle. From products derived to solve common Irish beauty dilemmas to new and innovative beauty essentials developed right here on our shores, these Irish beauty businesses give […]

Wellness Wednesday: 5 Ways To Relieve Period Pain Naturally

Some of us experience pain, bloating, acne, headaches, cravings, weight gain, water retention, anxiety, irregular periods, heaviness and mood swings during this cyclical hormonal change. This can easily cause stress and create havoc during the time of menstruation. Here are some easy ways natural ways to reduce these pains: Stay Away From Sugar  Don’t consume […]

Alcohol and IBS- Not an Ideal Mixer

Twenty-five year old Doireann Wylde from Ennis in Co. Clare was diagnosed with IBS at the age of 17 and suffered chronic back pain in my early twenties which escalated from three car accidents. Over the last two and a half years, the up and coming vlogger transformed her quality of life through diet, exercise […]

HEALTH NEWS: We tackle how best to manage hay fever

According to Allergy Ireland, hay fever affects around 20% of the population, in particular teenagers and young people. However more and more of the population are experiencing hay fever symptoms for the first time as adults, with WhatClinic.com noting a 19% increase in those searching for allergy testing. Climate change, increased pollution and the introduction […]

RECIPE: The Pink Lady Smoothie With Strawberries And Bananas

Looking for a quick and easy recipe for a healthy power smoothie? Why not give the Pink Lady a try? in 3 easy steps you’re set to go! Ingredients: -1 ripe banana sliced (about 1/2 cup) –10 ounces frozen sliced strawberries  –1/2  cup milk –Blender    Instructions: Cut up 1/2  a banana into slices, (the […]

Do you want to exercise but find you have no time or inkling to go to the gym?

Twenty-five year old Doireann Wylde from Ennis in Co. Clare was diagnosed with IBS at the age of 17 and suffered chronic back pain in my early twenties which escalated from three car accidents. Over the last two and a half years, the up and coming vlogger transformed her quality of life through diet, exercise […]

‘Daddy’s Girls’ with Brian and Chloe Ormond

He’s our first love, the person who has our back no matter what obstacles life throws at us over the years. So with Fathers’ Day fast approaching, there’s no better time to show our daddy how great he is. We caught up with some famous faces to hear about their father/daughter relationship, what makes their […]

Wellness Wednesday: 7 Ways To Beat Bad Breath Naturally

What’s even more humiliating and socially unacceptable than the remains of a spinach salad speckled across a toothy grin? Yes, it’s bad breath. Halitosis. A foul odor emanating from the mouth. It’s not a medical emergency, of course, but some 25 to 30 percent of the world’s population suffer with this distressing problem. The origins […]

Aisling O’Loughlin Reveals Why She Called Her New Son ‘Joe’

What’s in a name? Aisling O’Loughlin has opened up about baby Joe for the first time since welcoming her third baby into the world last month. The Xposé presenter said that Joe wasn’t her first choice as a name and it took a lot of discussion with her partner, Nic Mac Innes. When they finally decided […]