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Ger’s May 19 Monthly Update

Ger's Monthly Update Only Natural

Hi everyone, I can’t believe it’s already May, it seems like only yesterday I was taking down the Christmas tree. Oh well, time moves on and change happens and in Only Natural we’ve lots happening so if you’re as passionate about Natural Health as we are come on in and check out the latest such as…………..

We’re Going Wild

As part of our mission to bring our customers the very best there is in our field we’re about to take on the Wild Nutrition range. This is a range of ‘food grown’ supplements including nutritional, herbal and combination formulas. Born from the passion of nutritionist Henrietta Norton to produce the very best supplements for her own family’s use Wild Nutrition is based on the premise that smaller units of food grown supplements are way more effective than mega doses of synthetic nutrients. Many of the formulas are geared towards female health and were born from Henrietta’s own story. As she puts it “Nutrition changed the course of my life. I suffered with chronic Endometriosis during my twenties. Each month I would nearly pass out with the pain. To add insult to injury, the doctor told me that I would never be able to have children. So I went to see a nutritional therapist who specialised in female health. I listened. I changed my diet. It changed my life. Today I’m a mother of three.”

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Bellis Perennis – the Common Daisy

Common Daisy Doris Potter Only Natural

Submitted by Doris Potter

Do you remember from childhood past times, the playing with daisies or making daisy chains?

Can you put your foot on 7 daisies? According to a folklore saying: If you can, then summer surely has come.  I love the very common plants and knowing the mystery of their healing properties. Such a plant is the Common Daisy, growing in abundance all around us, but its very good healing properties are almost forgotten.

Its pretty flowers peep out from our lawns from early spring until late autumn. This plant has given its existence completely over to the course of the sun, even the day rhythm of light and dark is expressed in opening its petals in the morning and closing them in the evening. Is it surprising that “Daisy” is a shortened version of “Days-Eye” or that in the North Myths it is referred to as “Baldur’s eye”? Baldur being the Sun-god.

This little plant has not only an affinity to light and the sun, but also harbours an enormous amount of vitality. You mow it and already the next day it is there again.  Apparently its great healing qualities are equivalent to the nowadays better known Calendula or Arnica. It used to be called ”Bruisewort” or “Woundwort” indicating it’s use, also reduces bleeding. read more →

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Tina’s Spiritual Tidbits for 2019!

Spiritual Healing Only Natural

Holistic and Spiritual healer and guide Tina Wilkins founder of Spirit Essence offers many different readings and practices here in Only Natural. 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!

Wow! And here is May, the time of blossoming, when natures starts to reveal the promise of the harvest to come. Well are you ready? Personally I’m finding the energy is a mirror of the weather; one day calm, full of promise, the next a raging storm! Let’s hope that this month brings the balance and warmer brighter days, so that we can all benefit from being in rhythm with natures’ cycle. To assist in balancing myself I’m using positive affirmations and crystal energy. Hematite is good for helping feel connected and grounded; a sign of needing its help, is feeling spacey or unable to focus.  Sodalite is good for clearing head space and calming irrational thoughts. If you’re feeling edgy and unsettled red jasper helps centre and ground. If you just feel out of sorts and can’t find a reason then Amber helps clear and balance the energy centres. (I saw some some lovely jewellery in the shop). read more →

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Did You See the First Shoots of Stinging Nettle Appearing?

Doris Potter

Submitted by Doris Potter

Instead of being reviled, consider stopping for a moment. Stinging Nettle (Urtica diocia) is one of the best healing plants found in our part of the world. When I looked it up it listed it as a remedy for 29 symptoms of illness! Don’t worry I will not bother you with them all! But I will give you the gist of its quality.

Stinging nettle is a close companion to mankind. You will find it wherever humans are dwelling or have dwelled, never in places where there was no settlement. The young stinging nettle leaves are very rich in vitamins and iron and can be used as a very nutritious vegetable or as tea. read more →

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Healing Emotions Through Visualization

Anna Skrine Visualisation Technique

Anna’s Other Talents

Anna Skrine has worked with us in her capacity as Food intolerance tester for many years now and she has had many happy customers as attested to by her case studies many of which we’ve shared with you here. But this is only a part of Anna’s work and she also works with clients on the level of emotional and spiritual healing. We’ve wanted to let you know about these aspects of her work for some time now so here’s Anna’s own take on ‘visualization’, why she uses it and to what ends.
Unresolved emotional problems are stored in the subconscious, and the language of the subconscious is images, not words. This is why working with visualization is such a successful, gentle and profound method for safely getting to the core of a problem, and helping with its healing. read more →

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What has nature in store for us after a long Winter?

Doris Potter, Massage, Only Natural

You can look in the hedges along tie lane ways in our country side or at forest edges and you may find a shrub with delicate white flours in early spring, usually in March, but this year already in February.

The shrub has long spikey thorns and in October little fruits not unlike plums, but are bitterly sour and used traditionally in sloe gin after the first frost.

You may know it as

Blackthorn/Sloe – Prunus Spinosa (Rose family)

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Rhythmical Massage Therapist Doris Potter

Rythmical Massage Therapy Doris Potter Only Natural

A New Dr Hauschka Trained Therapist

Doris Potter is a rhythmical massage practitioner who’s been working in Only Natural for a short while now. Doris uses the Dr Hauschka body oils and her work is imbued with the same anthroposophical philosophy that informs the company’s ethos.

Doris has already acquired quite a following for this indulgent, rhythmical massage and below is Doris’s take on this form of massage and a bit about herself:

Health and wellbeing depend on the interplay of a magnitude of differentiated life rhythm. As living earthly beings we depend on the rhythm of our solar system as well as our individual finely adjusted inner rhythms, expressed in breathing, heartbeat, pulse, digestive organs and even in cell function. read more →

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Ger’s February 19 Monthly Update

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Taxing times ahead ???

Since the issue of adding VAT to the cost of natural health supplements came to a head before Christmas both Health Stores Ireland (representing independent health stores) and the IHTA (representing the companies that supply us) have been doing their best to inform you our customers and the powers that be, who can chose whether or not to implement this tax, about its basic injustice. Right now the Vatman has spoken and the news is not good. The official line is that the upper rate of vat (23%) will be applied to ALL but a very small number of food supplements from March 1st. If you’re reading this you, like 80% of people in this country, are likely to use food supplements to protect your and your family’s health. That money will come out of YOUR pocket. Here’s a resume I read recently of the story so far:

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Ger’s January 19 Monthly Update

Ger's Monthly Update Only Natural

A fresh new year is upon us once again and we hope you’re as excited as we are at the prospect of a new year and all the amazing possibilities that it offers. We here in Only Natural hope that we will continue to be part of your journey into natural health and we will try to bring you the latest information, trends and products as they hit the scene over the coming year.

Propolis

As winter progresses we turn to vitamins C and D, Zinc, Echinacea and Olive Leaf, Oregano Oil and Garlic, all the traditional immune boosters to keep sickness at bay. This year however I think that a sometimes overlooked winter ally is going to make a bit of a comeback. I’m thinking of propolis. Also called bee glue, propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees produce by mixing saliva and beeswax with resins gathered from tree buds. They use it to keep the hive infection free and it seems it can have a similar effect for us. read more →

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How Are You Feeling? – A Song by Paula O’Reilly

How Are You Feeling Paula O'Reilly Aware

Grappling with mental health issues is part of life today. If you’re not personally affected then you probably know someone who is. A local woman is doing her bit to support Irish mental health charities and to raise awareness of how any one of us could help someone that needed it by simply reaching out to them.

Says Paula O’Reilly “I am a singer/songwriter from Adamstown in Co. Wexford and have released a single that I have written called How Are You Feeling? The song is available on iTunes etc with a focus on promoting positive mental health. 50% of proceeds from the song will go to the mental health charity Aware (www.aware.ie). The song just reminds you to ask those around you how are you doing.”

Here’s the itunes link so you can have a listen and maybe support Aware by buying the song and maybe also keep your eyes peeled for anyone who might just ‘need a chat’.

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