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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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Product Review – Body Balance for a Healthy Heart

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Local innovation leads to a new heart health supplement

For over 10 years now David Burke has run a very successful naturopathic practice in Waterford, offering services including acidity and allergy testing, nutritional medicine, NLP and hypnotherapy. I spoke to Wexford man StephenBody Balance image Carr with whom David recently set up Celtic Nutrition. The Company’s aim is to bring David’s unique nutritional supplement formulas to the Irish marketplace. The first of these, Body Balance for a Healthy Heart, has just hit the shelves and we’re delighted to be stocking it in Only Natural.
My impression from speaking to Stephen is that David is more than passionate about his formulas, taking as long as it takes to get the right nutrients, in the right forms and dosages, in the right ratios and from the right sources for optimum benefits! Body Balance for a Healthy Heart is the result of long years of clinical practice and three years of product research.
According to the Company website “Most cardiovascular problems are created by one or all of three elements: blocking of arteries, stiffening of blood vessels and blood thickening. The ingredients of our “Healthy Heart” product have been specifically chosen and blended to combat these three elements.” Interestingly, although cardiac health is the main focus of Healthy Heart it has also been found to benefit sports/athletic performance as well as mood and clarity of mind.
It has a very comprehensive list of ingredients so I’ll just touch on some of the main ones here. See celticnutrition.ie for the full picture including testimonials.

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Recipe of the Month – Ollie’s Fuel Food Veggie Bake

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As we get closer to our cookery demo day with Oliver McCabe in Murphy’s Barn on Saturday May 7th we’re enthusiastically trying lots of recipes from his book. Both Ruth (full credit to her for these beautiful images of her creation!) and I cooked his Fuel Food Veggie Bake and were in agreement that it was hearty, comforting, wholefood at its best so it’s the recipe we want to share with you now. What can I say? If you don’t have the book it’s well worth the purchase (we have signed copies for €20) and if you’d like to take it a step further, meet Olly and hear about his unique food philosophy at first hand then put Saturday May 7th in your diary right now.

I was so impressed with the use of millet in this recipe and felt this powerhouse grain needed looking into more, want to know more on millet, just click here.

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Ingredient Focus – More About Millet

Think magnesium, think millet.

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It’s not everyday I cook millet, in fact I always thought it rather bland. My mind was changed when I made Oliver McCabe’s delicious FoodFuel Veggie Bake where millet makes up one layer with vegetables, lentils and a sweet potato topping – yummy! 

The millet, which is cooked in vegetable stock first, really does have the comfort food value that mashed potatoes have for me so I think I’ll be using millet much more than I have been.
Millet is full of nutrients your body needs, such as:
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Maganese
  • Tryptophan
  • Phoshorus
  • Fibre
  • B vitamins
  • Antioxidants
All in all this little grain is a nutritional powerhouse. Its magnesium content alone can help us maintain healthy teeth and bones, respond better to mental and physical stressors and keep blood pressure and bowel health normal.
Why not give it a try if you haven’t done so yet?
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Raw Milk, the Benefits!

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We had been looking for a supplier of raw unpasteurized milk and dairy products for some time and are delighted to have discovered The Fermoy Natural Cheese Co. (check them out on Facebook), who are now supplying us with raw milk and hopefully soon raw cheese, yoghurt and kefir. Anna Skrine who works with us as a naturopath and food intolerance tester is also an advocate of the benefits of raw milk and here’s Anna’s take on just why it’s so much more wholesome and beneficial than the pasteurized version:

Anna-Skrine-photoWonderful News – Live Raw Milk is now available in Only Natural!

Live Raw Milk is a wonderful food source, and delicious! It is how nature intended it to be, and is alive because the natural lactic acid bacteria are still in it; and it is they that help you both to digest the milk, and make it easy to assimilate (i.e. absorb) into the body and use the calcium in the milk. Live raw milk has natural probiotics, such as such as lactobacillus acidophilus. The fats in raw milk, which are in their natural form (and so again easy to use in the body), contain all the fat-soluble vitamins – Vitamin A, D, E and K. The milk fat also contains Omega 3, and CLA (Omega 6), which has anti-carcinogenic properties, and incidentally is often used in products used for slimmers. In fact, the fat is the most important part of the milk! Live raw milk also contains Vitamin C and B vitamins.

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