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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

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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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Staying Well in Winter

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The darker months of winter are a challenge to many of us when it comes to staying well with less daylight and harsher weather bringing what can seem like a maelstrom of colds and flus, coughs, sneezes and sore throats. Consequently in Health Stores we spend these months advising our customers just how not to succumb to winter ailments and here are our top tips. read more →

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Ger’s November 18 Monthly Update

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A new remedy for winter and summer

All Seasons’ Complex is the latest addition to the Irish Botanica herbal range of which we’re particularly fond. The range is the brainchild of David Foley, a consultant medical herbalist, trained in both Western and Chinese herbal medicine. He has been involved with herbs for over 30 years. First as a grower and then having been trained at the College of Phytotherapy to become a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, the oldest body of practising herbalists in existence (est. 1864) . He did a post-grad in Chinese Herbal Medicine to become a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. He runs a busy practice in both Letterkenny and Derry for the last 20 years as well as a busy health food store for nearly 25 years along with his wife in Letterkenny.

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Colin Smith – KI Health Steps

Colin Smith

We’re happy to be working with Colin Smith, Natural Health Practitioner from Ferns, whom many of you will have heard on South East Radio where he does a regular natural health spot. Resulting from many years of his own practice Colin has brought a remarkable range of health supplements aimed at general and, in particular cardiovascular, health to the market and here’s Colin’s own summing up of their benefits. Colin will be in Only Natural to introduce and sample his range on the 23rd and 24th of November so be sure to come in for a chat with him if you have any issues which he might be able to help you with on one of these days.

Putting Your Heart Into It

Ki Health Steps is a Wexford based company located in Ferns owned and managed by husband and wife team Colin & Lorraine Smith.

Colin has over 30 years’ experience working as an alternative therapist in many different sectors, specialising in Arthritis and cardiovascular issues as well as many other complaints. He has always had a passion for health and nutrition and how to help people live a long and healthy lifestyle in a simplistic way but also how to reverse illness. read more →

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Love Your Bones!

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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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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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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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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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A Day with The Master!

Ger and Kim with Ian White Australian Bush Flower
Last month Kim and I spent a day in the lovely surroundings of Malahide Castle in Dublin learning more about the Australian Bush Flower essences from Ian White the Australian healer and naturopath who’s spent most of his life developing the range and training others in their use. It was inspirational to spend time in his company. The first thing I noticed about him was his slow, deliberate, way of speaking, frequently punctuated by pauses for reflection. His spirituality, sincerity and his deep love for the remedies and admiration for the plants that they’re made from were obvious from the start and he peppered the day with many stories of people who’d been helped spiritually, emotionally and physically by them. He showed many slides of himself gathering the plants to make the remedies (he does all of that himself!) in the outback and the majesty of the Australia’s nature seemed to validate the potency of the remedies (as well as making me want to be on an Australia bound aeroplane at the earliest possible opportunity!). read more →

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