They Need Your Support
In other years we’ve loved giving our support to WSPCA, these good people do all they can to look after animals in need locally. This year we have their beautiful 2020 calendars for sale for just €8 and all proceeds go to the charity. Please check them out when you’re in the shop. read more →
Wellwex is coming! On Sunday July 21st Wexford Racecourse will play host to Wexford’s first Wellness Festival. All our local movers and shakers in the areas of fitness, nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, creativity as well as national influencers like Pat Divilly will be there to share what they’re all about with everyone who attends.
Only Natural will be there too. We’re so excited about Wild Nutrition our new, cutting edge supplements brand and so look forward to showing them off on the day. Ashling, Wild Nutrition’s Nuritional Expert, will be with us on the day to explain just why they’re so different to other supplements and to give advice to all comers. The range specialises in Female Health issues but covers all aspects of health. With once off special offers on the day we look forward to seeing you there.
An Anna Skrine Case Study
Wiley’s Finest Fish Oils
Health Store staff all over Ireland are probably all pretty jubilant just now. Only yesterday I joined a large contingent of fellow health store people to protest outside the Dáil about the imposition of VAT on health supplements. After that we handed letters into the Dept. of Finance and the offices of the Revenue Commissioners asking them to take into account the more than 70,000 signatures collected from people opposed to the plan and to defer it. We voiced our discontent but the general feeling was that it would happen anyway. read more →
Anthony William is a blogger and author on natural healing that I admire a lot and when I read this recipe based on the therapeutic properties of Chaga mushrooms I immediately wanted to share it here. I’m in no position to personally endorse anything as an anti cancer agent but, given the proliferation of the disease in today’s society, I feel that people should be aware of its potential and given the choice to use what they choose alongside of, or indeed in place of, conventional treatment. Here’s his take on Chaga and a suggestion on how to use it.
Spiced Creamy Hot Chaga
Nothing quite hits the spot and soothes the soul like a warm drink on a cold day (or anytime of year!). Add in the incredible medicinal properties of Chaga mushroom and some special healing spices, and you have yourself a deeply therapeutic and delicious drink to enjoy. This recipe would be wonderful to serve to friends and family or to savor on a quiet morning or evening alone. read more →
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.
As this month is all about Digestion we thought it would be a good idea to show that if you improve digestive issues it can have a knock on effect on other symptoms too.
The below case study has been provided by Nichola Forrest, one of our in-house Nutritional Therapists and this month’s Therapist of the Month:
I find that if you fix the gut first by improving the diet and using appropriate supplements often other symptoms can disappear too. The following case study might highlight this further:
Sarah was a 35 year old mother of two who came to me complaining of IBS symptoms including bloating, cramping and constipation as well as recurrent sinusitis and ongoing fatigue. Over a few months we removed dairy (milk, yoghurts and chocolate were her favourites!) and supported her digestion with some digestive enzymes and probiotics. We found that she could tolerate brown bread but that yeasty, white sliced pan aggravated the IBS symptoms. She was fortunate in that her sinus problems disappeared when she cut her dairy intake right down but the constipation and fatigue continued. Once we introduced a magnesium supplement in the evenings both of these symptoms improved considerably.