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Damien Wade, Wexford’s holistic gym instructor

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September’s here and Summer’s a fond memory so many of us are gearing up for a new schedule for the months ahead. Inevitably gyms, of which Wexford has many, get busy again. If you’re among those thinking if reacquainting yourself with treadmill and weights you might like to know about a gymnasium where the offering is subtly different, if you want it to be.

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Free Cholesterol Testing Instore

Zerochol_logo1A representative from Zerochol (a plant sterol supplement used to reduce cholesterol levels) will be instore with us on Friday 19th January offering free cholesterol testing.  If you are worried about your cholesterol or just want to keep on eye on it now is a great time to get yours tested?

There are many reasons why cholesterol levels might be high therefore, there are many ways in which you can tackle it – through diet, lifestyle and supplement.  We will also be offering plenty of information so make sure to call in for a chat.

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Therapists of the Month – Jane Carroll and Fabrizio Marini

Therapists of the Month Jane Carroll and Fabrizio Marini

Jane Carroll and Fabrizio Marini only met this year and out of their friendship has come what promises to be a great working partnership. Jane offers massage therapy as well as acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and Fabrizio is a nutritional therapist. They both work from the Therapy Centre which Jane established in Tomcoole in Barntown in 2005.

Jane Carroll

Jane’s training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture was with Dr. Vincent Carroll in Lansdowne College but her experience of also working in a conventional medical environment with the in depth knowledge of pharmaceutical practice that this has given her has been instrumental in forming her own practice methods.

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Give Your Liver A Helping Hand This Christmas!

Give your liver a helping hand

The season of indulgence is on us and indulgence inevitably leads to stress for the liver and possibly also for the waistline so this year why not take a few simple steps to boost your liver’s function before Christmas? We’re on a mission in Only Natural, we just did some great training with Caroline Harmer who works with Renew Life UK, the leaders in natural health supplements for digestion and metabolism and here’s Caroline’s considered take on what you can do right now to guarantee a happier, healthier Christmas and beyond.

Looking after your liver during the Christmas party season

Many people find themselves thinking about cleansing in January and detoxing their liver following the Christmas festivities. But there are things you can do to support your livers health while indulging in festive food and drink.

The liver is your major detoxification organ, performing over 500 functions in the body. Even with healthy organic eating, purified water, restful sleep, and regular physical activity, in today’s modern world the liver requires additional support to keep up with everyday stressors, environmental pollution, and chemical toxins.

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Men’s Health – It’s a Man Thing!

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The state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute.

This rather shocking statement is from the Movember Foundation website. Starting from a conversation between two Australian men in 2003 the Movember Foundation has brought the Men’s Health Cause to worldwide attention and Ireland is now firmly on board with events to raise awareness and funds happening all over the country this month.
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Men do seem to start at a disadvantage here, we just don’t talk about it! The 2011 E.C report into The State of Men’s Health in Europe says that ‘health is often socially constructed as a feminine concern so that men often feel they should appear unconcerned about their health thus presenting a ‘real’ male identity.’ Is it ‘real’ not to take care of yourself? I don’t think so! Once this stereotype is broken down we can admit to our concerns and get into the habit of voicing them, seriously looking at the lifestyle factors that are stopping men from having the same health expectations as women and addressing them and getting the routine health checks that spot symptoms before they turn into major issues. So perhaps the first step is to become ‘body aware’ and to be willing to seek help and advice at the first sign that anything might be wrong.
With regards to lifestyle the basic recommendations are valid for both sexes, eat a natural, wholefood diet and get enough exercise. The ‘gym shake’ is a great starting point for increasing your nutrient intake through food by looking at the many ‘superfood blends’ available specifically for this purpose.

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Therapist of the Month – Anne Marie Ferris

Reducing Stress and building Self Esteem

therapist Anne Marie Ferris

Following on from last month’s topic of ‘Stress’ we thought it would be good to introduce you all to therapist Anne Marie Ferris as teaching her clients to remove stress from their lives is central to how Anne Marie works. Anne Marie’s background for the last thirty years and an area in which she still works for part of her time is education. This fundamentally informs Anne Marie’s practice and she often works with parents and children in areas such as stress reduction and self esteem.

NLP

A visit to Anne Marie can involve any or all of the therapies at her disposal. These include Neurolinguistic Programming which seeks to deal with how our belief systems and emotions can be serious barriers to happiness. It teaches that our fears and limiting beliefs can disrupt our whole quality of life, confusing us with conflicting thoughts, eroding our self confidence and making us question and doubt ourselves and our abilities. Just imagine how life could be if that weren’t the case. NLP seeks to help you see and understand how you can change the responses and behaviours that don’t work for you to the ones that allow you to live your life to the full.

Thought Field Therapy or Tapping Therapist

Also used is Thought Field Therapy, also known as ‘Tapping’. This is a simple, read more →

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