First of all we’d like to offer huge congratulations to everyone involved in Wexford’s first natural health festival WellWex. We were proud to be part of it and look forward to being so again, we hope WellWex goes from strength to strength. If it’s a reflection of just how much Wexford has embraced the natural health movement, then it’s in no danger in this part of the country.
Our own Emma took it all in on the day and here are her impressions.
“The festival’s mission was to promote a sense of community, to celebrate wellbeing and to encourage the visitor to #findyourwell.
Move : from gentle yoga flow classes to intense TRX and jump fitness classes there were levels and styles to suit everyone.
Create : creativity classes were held to allow festival goers to explore their fun side.
Learn : we were inspired and motivated by all of the amazing speakers like Pat Divilly, Ellen Hogan, Lock Gannon and Only Natural’s own Nichola Forrest who took part on the day and openly and honestly shared their experiences for all to learn from.
Eat : there were fabulous food stalls scattered around the village from healthy vegan options provided by ‘The Crazy Vegetable‘ to some wholesome but indulgent treats served up by Westgate Design, again there was something for everyone.
There was a feeling of community and belonging that seemed to flow into and from each area of the village.
WellWex challenged us to open our minds and hearts and certainly let us find our well.”
Colloidal Silver, a must for the household medicine kit
We were recently contacted by a potential new supplier called Ciarán Broadberry of Silver Water (or Uisce Airgid). Ciarán is a homeopath and manufacturer of colloidal silver water from Co Kerry. Where possible we love to support small Irish producers with heart and Ciarán ticks all the boxes for us. He makes his silver water to the highest possible standards and all materials used are totally sustainable and recyclable. This is how it all started in Ciarán’s own words.
“I am a practicing Homeopath working mainly around Kerry for the past ten years or more. Six years ago I came across Colloidal Silver Water that our midwife was using to help women in labor who had contracted an infection. She had been using this for many years with great success. I, in turn started using the same substance with my Homeopathic Clients who were presenting with recurring infections, not dealt with by the traditional antibiotic route. I discovered that this Colloidal Silver Water had a wide-ranging application with a high percentage success rate.”
So how does colloidal silver water (i.e. water in which the mineral is in suspension all through it) work? The silver particles are positively charged and this attracts them to disease causing organisms such as viruses, fungi, bacteria and other singe-celled pathogens. When the silver particles attach themselves to the pathogens they disable their oxygen metabolism enzymes i.e. they suffocate and kill them. Once an infecting organism has died the silver particle releases its bond and looks for another one to attach to. Dead pathogens are then cleared out of the body by the lymphatic and other elimination systems.
Applications for colloidal silver include :
Moderate to severe infections
Colds, flus, viral, bacterial
Parasitic infections, strep throat
Ear infections, mouth ulcers
Abscesses, burns, cuts
Abrasions and wounds
Urinary tract infections, kidney and sepsis
Acne, psoriasis, eczema
Post operative wounds, warts
Verrucas, Athlete’s foot
Vomiting bugs, H1N1, Ecoli, salmonella
Hay Fever and allergies
Any inflammatory condition
Any other topical or internal infections that are bacterial, viral or fungal in nature.
You can see why I suggest colloidal silver for every home remedy kit. There are so many day to day conditions which it can treat effectively. After ingesting, colloidal silver circulates in the body for a week or two before being eliminated. It doesn’t interact with medication or upset the digestion or gut flora. It is considered safe for adults, children, plants and animals.
We have Ciarán’s products on our shelves right now but are looking forward to his coming to officially launch the range in Only Natural on Friday 23rd August from 11am to 1pm when you can put any personal queries you might have to him and benefit from his years of manufacturing and working with colloidal silver. We hope you’ll make it in.
Wild Herb Elixirs
For all you fans of all things herbal, local Medical Herbalist Phil Walsh (SNHS Dip. Herbalism), founder of Wild Herb Elexirs will be in Only Natural on Friday 9th of August from 10am to 2pm. You can try Phil’s herbal balms which can be used for all skin healing and moisturising applications, sleep issues (when they’re rubbed on the soles of the feet) and lots more and which are gaining a huge loyal following and she’ll be delighted to tell you all about the medicinal plants and their properties that she works with every day.
Dr Jayne Donegan coming to the Ferrycarrig
Back in June we let you know about ARNICA, a group set up by parents passionate about building natural immunity, which is something that we here in Only Natural are also passionate about. Arnica Ireland and Irish Vaccination Awareness (IVA) are working together to bring Dr Jayne Donegan to The Ferrycarrig, Wexford on Wednesday 11th September. Dr Jayne Donegan will be giving two lectures on the day:
Lecture 1: What do you do if you don’t vaccinate (and even more so if you do)? Nursing Children Supportively Through Acute Illness
Lecture 2: Measles, Mumps, Rubella: Which is worse – the disease or the vaccine?