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Detox to reset your body for better health

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By Jill O'Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

It's so important to detox the body every now and then. The benefits include clearing out the gut by de-bloating the stomach.

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This in turn increases energy levels, leading to healthier skin and hair, aids internal organs to work better resulting in weight loss, anti-cellulite, and an overall improvement in the immune system by healing constipation and leaky gut, reducing inflammation - giving you a better feeling of well-being.

We don't drive our car without getting it serviced every year, and when we do it runs better. The same should be done for our bodies. How many can say that they have detoxed and recharged the body this year. If you answered not yet or never don't worry, it's never too late to start.

Yes, it's difficult and hard to start or to know where to get started, but I can guarantee you that you will feel great and your skin will look better after it.

Try to start off with introducing extra fruit and vegetables into your diet and cut out processed food as much as possible especially anything in a pack. Cut out all carbohydrates; breads, pastas, potatoes, for a short while which will allow the body time to flush out the toxins that have built-up over time. It is extremely important to increase your water intake. Every day we are supposed to drink two litres of water, during a detox try to increase it to four litres. Introduce a juice to replace one meal a day for three days eventually leading up to a three-day juice diet.

You will suffer a few headaches, they will pass but you will get great clarity when you build up to the three day juice detox.

The best green detox juice includes one lemon, a bunch of celery, bunch of basil, one green apple, and a half-inch piece of ginger but this is optional.

Celery is an amazing vegetable as it contains antioxidants that may help to lower inflammation in your body. It's also hydrating and low in sugar. It can help counteract acidosis, purify the bloodstream, aid digestion, helps prevents migraines, relax the nerves, reduce blood pressure and clears up skin problems, congestion and spots.

For more information or advice on how to get started, book a consultation with Jill call 064 6632966.

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Kerry Airport to get almost €1.5m funding

Kerry Airport is in line for nearly €1.5m in funding under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025. All five regional airports in the country will share a total of €21,100,051 released […]

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Kerry Airport is in line for nearly €1.5m in funding under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025.

All five regional airports in the country will share a total of €21,100,051 released under the scheme.

Kerry Airport will get €1,434,355 to put towards vital safety operations like air traffic control, fire services and security.

The CEO of Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, welcomed the funding.

“We are grateful to Minister Naughton, the Department of Transport and Kerry’s two Government TDs, Minister Norma Foley and Deputy Brendan Griffin for their continued support,” he said.

“The funding will help to ensure that Kerry Airport remains compliant with regulatory requirements in key areas, such as air traffic control, fire services and security.”

Funding this year for airports will total over €37 million building on the €161 million provided in unprecedented aviation supports during 2021.

“I welcome this funding which will deliver further vital financial supports to Kerry Airport with a particular focus on safety, security operations and air traffic control,” Minister Foley said.

“This funding reinforces the importance and value that Government places on the vital role of our regional airports and how connectivity directly supports tourism and enterprise in Kerry.”

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Town centre Safe Street programme extended by 12 months to allow full review By Sean Moriarty The temporary closure of Plunkett St to vehicular traffic has been extended by another […]

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Town centre Safe Street programme extended by 12 months to allow full review

By Sean Moriarty

The temporary closure of Plunkett St to vehicular traffic has been extended by another 12 months.

The closure was revealed by the Killarney Advertiser last month and this week Kerry County Council has started its public consultation into the closure.

The town centre street was fully pedestrianised to allow food businesses to serve meals outside and to facilitate social distancing during COVID-19.

Other measures included the widening of footpaths on New St and High St.

The current temporary closing of roads order expires on December 31 but will now be extended to the same date next year.

The purpose of this new closure is to examine the success or failure of several measures that were brought in during the pandemic to allow social distancing on the town’s streets.

“This involved the creation of buildouts to accommodate Outdoor Dining and the creation of public realm areas, which the closure of Plunkett Street facilitated. Feedback from businesses in particular has been very positive, allowing enhanced offerings to the public who have also voiced their support for these developments in the town,” said Angela McAllen, Killarney Municipal District Manager, said at the November KMD meeting.

However, Cllr Donal Grady believes that several of these ‘buildouts’ need to be decommissioned as they are not being used for their designated purpose and are taking up car parking spaces in the town centre.

“Any place that is not being utilised needs to be turned back into parking spaces,” he told the Killarney Advertiser this week.

He added that the lack of parking “is driving people out of town”.

Ms McAllen said the Council would look at what areas are being used to their full potential and their future will be decided during the latest closure’s term.

Town centre regeneration is set to commence next year under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF).

“The URDF town centre and street upgrade for Killarney was approved in September to proceed to planning and detailed design stage and allows for the consideration for potential inclusion of some of these measures in the wider development of the town centre,” she added.

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