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Ger’s October 18 Monthly Update

Ger's Monthly Update Only Natural

I do love a good Show

The Vitality Expo in the RDS in early September (you know the one, I harped on incessantly to get you all to go!) was brilliant. For me some of the highlights included the zero waste talks which made me want more than ever to make that ethos central to Only Natural (watch this space, plans are afoot). The sooner the collective penny drops and we all realize that our use and throw away lifestyles just aren’t sustainable, the sooner we stand a chance of keeping our world habitable. Yes by all means get yourself a buy now trendy keep cup (and be proud that you did, the ocean is made up of drops) but see it as a jumping off point and let the consciousness slowly pervade your life, how you dress, what you eat, where you holiday, one facet at a time.

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Home Made Muesli with Highbank Orchard Syrup

High Bank Orchard Only Natural
Our recipe of the month this month comes from Highbank Orchard and uses their award winning Orchard Syrup, a sweet and delicious syrup made from nothing but organically grown Kilkenny apples! read more →

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Therapist of the Month – Olly Gogarty (N.C.E.F. A.C.E )

Olly Gogarty Fitness Only Natural

Working on Wexford’s Fitness for 25 Years

I’ve known Olly Gogarty for at least the 25 years that he’s been offering fitness training in Wexford both in the Talbot Hotel Gym and under his own steam at Olly Gogarty Fitness.
When I asked Olly just what sets his offering apart from the many fitness classes/personal training options out there he was quick to inform me about just how all inclusive his approach is. Olly specializes in tailoring exercise programs of his designing to individuals’ strengths or indeed their possible limitations. With this in mind his first task is always to establish the individual’s health status as a starting point. “Everybody can be facilitated to some extent” says Olly “My mission is to empower you to become as fit as your potential allows by designing programmes that are effective, enjoyable and specific to you”. Currently Olly is working with clients suffering from MS, Spina Bifida, COPD, Depression and with clients suffering from and in remission from Cancer. His approach is to facilitate people’s journey to better fitness and the improved vitality that comes with it no matter what individual challenges they need to surmount. 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!

You may have missed my weekly presence in the shop offering readings and reiki, sometimes life just doesn’t go to plan  (well the one we’ve mapped out in our heads anyway!). The last couple of months have been chaotic to say the least. So working on the principle that our inner world reflects our outer world, for we’re all part of the big plan. I realised that as challenging as the weeks have been I can see that reflected in the world around me. The weather has been beautiful and sunny one day then cold and wintery the next.  This has highlighted for me the need to do some inner work and find the balance within myself.

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Love Your Bones!

MAG365 Only Natural

World Osteoporosis Day is happening on 20th October and Claire from our most popular magnesium supplement MAG365 came to pay us a visit and reminded us that their range of products does not stop at magnesium! Claire has very kindly penned the below blog for us focusing on their bone products.

What Is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a very common condition in Ireland, it is a ‘thinning’ of the bones and is a disease that manifests itself in childhood. However it often doesn’t become an issue until later in life when we become more aware of our bone density and maybe Osteopenia is a concern.

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Salt & Skin Problems – An Anna Skrine Case Study

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The below case study as been provided by our resident intolerance tester Anna Skrine and once again shows the ability of the human body to heal itself once allergens have been removed!

Salt and Skin Problems

If you have a diet high in salt – and many people forget that bags of crisps contain a huge amount this addictive condiment – one of the ways your body may try to get rid of the excess is through your skin. Salt is very acidic in the body, and this can show up as inflammation either inside your body, as with an ulcer somewhere in your digestive tract, or outside as red itchy skin. The following case is of man who had a severe skin inflammation when I first saw him, and was very addicted to salt. His body took just six weeks to cure itself once the cause was taken away. read more →

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Ger’s September 18 Monthly Update

Ger's Monthly Update Only Natural
We’re still beaming with pride at being selected among the top 100 shops in the country by Retail Excellence Ireland and looking forward to participating in the selection process as it continues so fingers crossed please. I’ve said it already but I’ll repeat myself. Thank you all of our loyal customers who make it possible for us to enjoy moments like this by your continued support. In a world where more and more of life is turning into faceless, personless interactions some of us in retail want to buck the trend, we actually want to know you and serve your natural health needs all the better for it. read more →

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Dale Pinnock’s Nutty South East Asian Sweet Potato Hotpot

Dale Pinnock Recipe of the Month Only Natural
This is one of the dishes that Dale cooked at his cookery demo in Joyces and we enjoyed it so much that we thought we just had to share it!  This wonderful warming dish really is super easy to put together and is also super tasty too and as with all currys tastes even better the next day! read more →

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Damien Wade, Wexford’s holistic gym instructor

Damien Wade Health 3.0 Only Natural
September’s here and Summer’s a fond memory so many of us are gearing up for a new schedule for the months ahead. Inevitably gyms, of which Wexford has many, get busy again. If you’re among those thinking if reacquainting yourself with treadmill and weights you might like to know about a gymnasium where the offering is subtly different, if you want it to be.

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Lorna’s Back to School Tips with Active Iron

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It’s that time of year again for the kids to head back to school. As they dive in to classes, sports, and other after-school activities, it’s a good idea to take a few measures to help set them up for a healthy year. Here are our top 5 back to school health tips to think about.

Bedtime

It’s important for kids and adults to get enough sleep each night. Most adults need around eight hours of sleep every night with kids needing a little more. Sticking to a routine is important so those early mornings don’t become grumpy ones. Set them (and yourself) up for the day with a reasonable bedtime. read more →

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