Ger touched on the Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity Testing aka Arteriograph Test briefly in his March Monthly Update so we are now delighted to let you know that we have set a date for Declan Murphy of Heart Health Matters to carry out the Arteriograph Test in Only Natural on Friday 5th April.
This test is a non-invasive method for a comprehensive diagnosis of the cardiovascular system and is used to assess the level of aorta (main blood vessel) stiffness. Increased stiffness of your aorta increases the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. By analysing the stiffness of your aorta it is possible to assess your risk of heart disease long before symptoms physically appear.
The test will take about half an hour to complete and costs €50, results will be printed and explained and a copy given to take away. Booking is essential and there are guidelines to follow before the test so to make an appointment or for more information contact the shop 053 912 3236.
If you or anyone you know suffers from high cholesterol, high blood pressure or any other cardiovascular disease then this talk is for you. On the night David Burke will be explaining why more and more of us are suffering from these diseases but more importantly what we can do to help prevent them and reverse them.
If you want to learn how to help protect your heart make sure to come along to The Talbot Hotel on Thursday 21st February at 7.30pm.
Colin Smith, co-founder of KI Health Steps, is instore on 23rd and 24th November to showcase his range of natural supplements. Colin has decades of experience in the health industry and through this experience he develped a range of supplements for cardiovascular health – KI Gold and KI Sport.
Colin will be in Only Natural from 11am to 3pm on both Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November when he will be offering tastings of these products and also going into the science behind them and how they work they work in the body. If you or anyone you know is concerned about their heart health make sure to call instore on either of these days to find out how you can help your heart out!
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 →
Aoife from our most popular magnesium supplment, MAG365, is hosting an instore in Only Natural on Saturday 17th February from 11am to 3pm.
Magnesium is used in over 300 different bodily functions and can help with such things as energy production, building of strong bones and teeth, muscle cramping, headaches, migraines, period pain, restless legs, constipation and racing mind to name just a few! It is also one of the minerals that in today’s society a lot of people lack, especially due to stress and consumption of caffeine and alcohol.
If you would like to know exactly what taking a magnesium supplement might do for you make sure to pop in to have a chat with Aoife on Saturday 14th between 11amn and 3pm.
The use of medicinal mushrooms for healing and health enhancement goes back millennia in eastern cultures but relatively little is known about their properties and benefits in the west. Until recently that is, as health scientists have taken a serious interest in their uses and beneficial properties. We’ve just taken on a range in the form of dried mushroom powders and, as we’re keen to recommend them where appropriate, have been doing our research. The Company’s called Om Organic Mushroom Nutrition and they’re based in California. Their remit is to organically grow and minimally process (low temperature drying and powdering) the most potent medicinal mushrooms on the planet. They sell them individually and in combinations. Here’s some information I found on the web on just three of them Reishi, Chaga and Cordyceps.
As Ireland continues on the road to becoming Europe’s most obese nation avoidable deaths and diminished quality of life due to heart disease are still part of our health climate. Better heart health is achievable through lifestyle choices and, where applicable, preventative and remedial supplementation. Coronary heart disease involves damage and narrowing of arteries and veins resulting in the heart having a more difficult job to fulfill its function of pumping blood around the body resulting in an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Firstly reduce your exposure to the risk factors that predispose to heart disease. These include being overweight, smoking, excessive stress, insufficient exercise, raised cholesterol and diabetes.
A heart healthy diet includes lots of whole grains and vegetables, healthy fats from fish and vegetable sources, soluble fibre to both regulate the digestion and reduce cholesterol (oats and oat products like oat bran and oatcakes come to mind here) and heart healthy herbs such as garlic and turmeric.
Hawthorn is a very effective and quick acting remedy for high blood pressure.
If elevated cholesterol is a problem due to lifestyle or hereditary causes Red Yeast Rice (taken with COQ10 which is sometimes included in the supplement), Plant Sterol tablets (Irish made brand Zerochol comes to mind) and Soya Lecithin can all be beneficial.
Join Nichola this month on The Morning Mix with Alan Corcoran on Friday 24th June at 11.15am. This month Nichola will be talking about Heart Health and what you can do to make sure yours is ticking over smoothly!
Most people know that fish oils and COQ10 are great for a healthy heart but there is so much more you can do so make sure to tune into South East Radio this coming Friday at 11.15am and lets see if we can make your heart sing!