Watergrasshill Community Care, a sub group of the local community council. hosted a very informative and entertaining health information seminar and social evening in the beautiful First Fruits Arts Centre on Tuesday last, May 9.

They welcomed over 80 friends and neighbours’ from nearby Carrigtwohill, Glenville, Carrignavar and locals in Watergrasshill to the evening seminar, organised by Cork County Federation Muintir na Tíre.

Inspirational speaker Siobhan Dalton, nutritional therapist from Cashel, County Tipperary, talked on the link between certain foods and inflammatory conditions.

She urged people to have a balanced response. She urged them to limit meat and dairy products and to include vegetable sourced proteins such as lentils, legumes and beans. She said that people should also include fish and eggs in their diet.

Siobhan said certain herbs and spices are very useful when one is trying to reduce inflammation such as turmeric / ginger which are supportive of the stomach lining. Basil is also beneficial as it lowers cortisol levels.

An excellent speaker, Siobhan also advised people on how little changes to their lifestyle and nutrition could significantly improve their mood. She finished up by taking a question and answer session and individual consultations with members of the audience.

Joan Cahill, of Watergrasshill Community Care Group, welcomed everybody to Watergrasshill. She said that they were delighted to host this very important health information seminar.

Mr. Finbarr Motherway, of Cork County Federation Muintir na Tíre, thanked Watergrasshill for hosting the seminar and he said he was most impressed by the facilities in Watergrasshill First Fruits Art Centre. Finbarr, who is chairman of the organising committee, thanked everybody involved in organising the event and he thanked the HSE and especially Mr Brendan Scahill community work department, Cork North for all his support.

The evening continued with supper music and dancing organised locally and a great night was had by all.