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Ger’s August 18 Monthly Update

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General awareness of the benefits of medicinal mushrooms (said to be the ‘next big thing’ in natural health) has certainly been growing over the last few years and recently we’ve seen customers increasingly interested in one particular mushroom called ‘Lion’s Mane’.

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Ketogenic Naan Bread with Melted Garlic Butter

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Once again this grain-free, ketogenic bread has been supplied by our Blood Sugar Balancing Guru (as he is otherwise known!) Paul Wright! Paul is a qualified Nutrition and Health Coach and is currently studying to become a Nutritional Therapist. He became interested in nutrition to help control his own Type 1 Diabetes and through his own experience and experiments has obtained a vast amount of knowledge on how to control blood sugars. read more →

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Wexford Yoga Centre Open Day Not To Be Missed

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Sadhana Yoga Centre in the Faythe in Wexford town is in the process of reinventing itself largely following events in the life of its founder Linda O’Grady. I had a chat with Linda to find out just what had brought her to this, what her background and modus operandi as a yoga teacher is and just what plans she has for Sadhana.
Linda has been working in the bodywork area for the last twenty years and what struck me was how rightly proud she is of her illustrious yoga lineage. She teaches Vinyasa Krama Yoga and was taught by Srivatsa Ramasami. Srivatsa Ramaswari in turn received the teachings from Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (November 18, 1888 – February 28, 1989), an Indian yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer and scholar. Often referred to as “the father of modern yoga,”  Krishnamacharya is widely regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century. If close to source is good then Linda has it!

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Bulk Buying by Liza

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We are all looking for ways to save money when shopping. Many of the products we buy are contained in single use packaging that costs money and natural resources to make. So when you buy in bulk, you often eliminate the need for packaging, which has a positive impact on the environment. It is believed that plastic packaging can lead to ingestion of synthetic chemicals over time, so buying in bulk might also help preserve your health. read more →

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Tina’s Spiritual Tidbits!

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Holistic and Spiritual healer and guide Tina Wilkins founder of Spirit Essence offers many different readings and practices here in Only Natural. Tina is instore on Saturday afternoons 3pm til 6pm apart from the last weekend of the month when she will be in on the Sunday 2pm til 5pm. For a personalised session or to book an appointment contact Tina on 089 702 0235 and she will be able to advise what treatment is right for you.

Tina Wilkins wants to share with us some simple things that anyone can do to introduce some positive energy and healing into our daily lives. In today’s society I think we could all do with a bit of extra positivity and these tips added to over time won’t take much time out of your day but may make you feel that little bit more positive about life!

July was an amazing month with the sun continuing to shine! It’s lovely to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and of course the natural source of Vitamin D is so good for all of us. Obviously the glorious weather has disadvantages: the lack of rain has parched the land and so much of the beautiful foilage and colour has gone. It also can be uncomfortable to work in unless you’re fortunate to be in a shaded cooler space. Keeping hydrated is paramount to assisting our equilibrium so we remain in optimum health. There’s some lovely bottled water infused with CBD oil which I treat myself to on my visits to the shop, it tastes so fresh. read more →

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Practise What You Preach – Going the Whole30!

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We’re no strangers to giving out dietary advice here in Only Natural and we do tend to practice what we preach for the most part! Nichola has been talking about the benefits of a Paleo diet for a while now so decided she needed to stop preaching and start practicing! Have a read below to find out how she’s getting on.

Working as a nutritional therapist, I think it’s only fair that if I advise a client to make challenging dietary changes, I need to know what those changes feel like myself. Having read yet again of the digestive benefits to the Paleo Whole30 plan, I decided to jump in. read more →

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BetterYou, a company at the edge of innovation

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With knowledge of nutritional health continuously moving at a tremendous pace there’s always a ‘new trend’ and the most successful companies tend to be those who engage in research and use it to produce products with new and unique benefits. BetterYou is a UK based natural health company who certainly fit this bill and, over the last few years, they have time and time again introduced innovative and truly effective products to the market which have won many loyal customers. BetterYou was set up to provide availability of superior supplementation, using pioneering delivery mechanisms of those vitamin and minerals increasingly under represented or omitted due to modern diets and lifestyles, including transdermal (through the skin) magnesium and oral vitamin sprays. read more →

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Eco Friendly Bathing Habits by Liza Seavers

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Swap shower gels for natural soap bars

Avoid soap containing unsustainable palm oil or those wrapped in plastic. Only Natural have beautiful, naturally fragranced unwrapped soaps from ‘Faith in Nature’ and also from an Irish owned company ‘Palm Free Irish Soap’. By opting for packageless or minimally packaged products the need for recycling is reduced. Obviously recyclable packaging is better than un-recyclables but the recycling process still puts a significant strain on the environment. Some cosmetic companies offer a refill service where you can top up your container at a discounted rate.

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Try Shampoo Bars

Shampoo bars are also a greener option worth trying. Palm Free Irish Soaps have a bar called ‘Thyme Travel’. I love the fresh, natural scent of this bar. To use simply rub on dampened hair and work up a lather then wash out. The makers of this bar recommend rinsing with apple cider vinegar as a great natural conditioner and then treating the hair to a drop of argan oil. Friends of mine have tried this and they love it, unfortunately my hair is too fine but my husband tried the product and is now fully a converted shampoo bar devotee. read more →

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Raw Key Lime Pie

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I think most of us now know that healthy eating is not all about denial and deprivation but this recipe once again proves that it is possible to eat delicious treats whilst doing your body (and mind) some good.  Plus the vibrant colour of this Raw Key Lime Pie is bound to be an attention grabber at any dinner table!  The recipe says serves 2-4, this would be 4 generous slices and you could easily devide this into 6 slices. read more →

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Ger’s July 18 Monthly Update

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We’re bringing Dale Pinnock to Wexford

Dale Pinnock, UK celebrity chef, author and nutritionist has just updated and republished The Clear Skin Cookbook first brought out in 2012 and, in partnership with Viridian Nutrition, we’re delighted to be hosting Dale for a cookery demo highlighting the do’s and dont’s of his unique 60 day clear skin program on the 20th of August. There’s a bit of time to go yet so watch this space and final details of the event and how you can be there will be in our August newsletter. The program is a nutritional, supplemental and lifestyle guide for anyone suffering from skin issues like acne, eczema and psoriasis. We currently have copies of the book to give away in Only Natural (Ts & Cs apply, purchase necessary) and this month’s recipe is a small taster of how following Dale’s plan certainly needn’t be about self denial! Here’s an excerpt from Dale’s own story on Viridian’s website which explains just why skin problems are an issue so very close to his own heart.

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