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Nichola’s Nutrition Tips

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Nichola Forrest, Nutritonal Therapist B.A. HDipEd, DipNut IINH, mNTOI.  See clients from Only Natural on Wednesday mornings, cost of appointment is €60 for the initial consultation and €40 for follow ups. For appointments ring or text 087 619 6831.

Nichola Forrest has kindly decided to share some of her nutritional tips with us, just little ways in which we can try to increase our nutritional intake.  This blog will be updated month to month and we hope you’ll find it very informative.

Oil Pulling for Oral Health

This oral therapy is a type of Ayurvedic medicine that dates back 3,000 years and it involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil, preferably raw virgin coconut oil, around the mouth for 10-15 minutes.

Make sure to oil pull first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything. Swish the oil around for 10-15 minutes, do not gargle or swallow the oil.  Spit out the oil, preferably into a bin, and then rinse your mouth and brush your teeth as normal.

Some of the reported benefits are: Whitens teeth; Strengthens teeth, gums and jaw; Prevents cavities and gingivitis; Banishes bad breath; Relieves headaches and hangovers; Helps you sleeps better; Clears sinuses; Detoxifies the body. read more →

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CBD Info Day Instore with Love Hemp

Love Hemp imageThe demand for CBD oil is certainly on the increase and we have a wide variety instore with differing strengths, flavours and ways of taking it such as oil, capsule, gummy bears and E-liquids to add to your vape!  The varying doses and strengths can be a bit mind boggling so luckily Love Hemp have agreed to do an instore on Saturday 10th November from 12pm to 4pm to explain it to us and anyone else who wants to know.

A lot of our customers take CBD oil for many different reasons and if you’ve been contemplating taking it but just don’t know enough about it here is your chance to find out. So make sure to drop into Only Natural on 10th November between 12pm and 4pm to have a chat with the Love Hemp rep.

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Love Hemp CBD Oil Tasting Instore

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Ever wondered what the ever increasing popular CBD oil tastes like?  Well if so make sure to pop instore on Friday 23rd March from 12pm to 5pm and meet Martin from LoveHemp who is offering tastings instore.

So what is CBD oil? well according to LoveHemp:

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is an extract from industrial hemp plants, grown legally under licence, which is used as a food supplement to help improve and maintain health. CBD is just one of about 100 cannabinoids found in industrial hemp but it is one that has been found to be particularly beneficial.

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Oliver McCabe’s Protein Punch Energy Smoothie

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It’s getting close to the time when juicy, delicious, sunkissed Wexford strawberries will be found in abundance on the road sides the length of the country and we think this Oliver McCabe smoothie recipe is one to be kept on hand.  Not only do strawberries taste of summer but they are also an excellent source of antioxidant-promoting Vitamin C and keeping with our Healthy Skin theme this month Vitamin C is essential for healthy skin repair and growth.

This recipe is high in plant protein, essential fats, dietary fibre, magnesium and antioxidants plus to boost the skin loving effect of this smoothie even more we added a tablespoon of Udo’s Choice oil, however any essential fatty acid oil such as flaxseed, hemp oil or a fish oil could be added.

This recipe is enough for 3 tumbler glass size portions

Ingredients:

400ml unsweetened almond milk

7 strawberries, topped and tailed

1 1/2 bananas, peeled

1/4 mango, peeled and stoned

1 heaped tablespoon hemp or pea protein

1 teaspoon golden flaxseed

1/2 teaspoon spirulina powder

Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend for 20 seconds.  Pour into a glass and serve immediately. And enjoy the taste of summer!

For more easy to prep wholefood recipes why not join with us and Oliver on the 7th May in Murphy’s Barn for a demo of 9 recipes from his book The FuelFood Cookbook followed by a gorgeous 2 course lunch. A lovely morning away from it all in the peaceful surrounds of Murphy’s Barn – for tickets call instore or book here nowwebsite-slider2

 

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