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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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Ger’s September 18 Monthly Update

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We’re still beaming with pride at being selected among the top 100 shops in the country by Retail Excellence Ireland and looking forward to participating in the selection process as it continues so fingers crossed please. I’ve said it already but I’ll repeat myself. Thank you all of our loyal customers who make it possible for us to enjoy moments like this by your continued support. In a world where more and more of life is turning into faceless, personless interactions some of us in retail want to buck the trend, we actually want to know you and serve your natural health needs all the better for it. read more →

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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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Ger’s November 2017 Update

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For November we bring you news of some of the small companies both new to us and not so new who are natural partners for us ethically and otherwise, from a new vegan ‘cheese’ producer to a small scale soap producer in the West which came into being in answer to an bigger environmental issue to our favourite candle producers in Cornwall. Our industry seems to be conducive to building a network of individuals and companies who, although each doing different things, are united by a bigger aim, healthier people and a healthier planet! We have quite a number of events happening this month so make sure to have a read below and keep an eye on our Events section of our website.

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Foodie Heaven – Spoiled for Choice at Lunchtime

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A lot has happened around the Supervalu carpark (where we are located) over the last few months and, with my foodie hat on, I’m thrilled to say that it’s all been about new dining options. So, in case you hadn’t noticed and are looking for a new dining experience or two, here’s the lowdown.

Since Rocky from the Arts Centre’s D’Lush opened his new offering (the name’s the same!) opposite Bank of Ireland the queues haven’t stopped. The offering is pretty much the same as in Cornmarket with perhaps a little more emphasis on brunch. Big flavours and healthy balanced meals are the order of the day and allergies, gluten free, non dairy and vegan diets are all amply catered for. My lunch was Mexican chicken, feta, beetroot, chorizo, seeds, smoked salsa and minted yoghurt salad…… divine !

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Right next door is Ramen, Wexford’s latest Asian Street Food offering. Ramen is a chain so, while we don’t have the individuality of a D’Lush, the offering is still very strong on health, flavour and value. Everything’s made to order so tweaking a recipe to suit individual taste and need is no problem. Offerings include noodle dishes, wok dishes and curries and you can tell from the big containers of freshly prepped vegetables that form the heart of the cuisine that they pack a nutritional punch. I had the pad Thai with tofu and loved it.

Further down almost at the Quay is Button and Spoon, recently opened sibling to its very successful and stylish sister restaurant in Bridgetown. Style is the byword here too with the delightfully countrified interior. It’s certainly not style over substance however with a well crafted menu offering everything from breakfasts to die for to inventive soups to the most decadent cakes and desserts (maybe not for every day!). I chose the lentil Dahl and rice. The tomato based Dahl was expertly spiced, a delicious lunch.

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We’re so well served in Wexford by a marvelous range of daytime eateries and, if these three are anything to go by, food which offers great taste as well as all the benefits of wholesome, natural ingredients certainly isn’t too much to ask for!

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Long Distance Runner John Baldwin Instore

Join renowned long distance runner John Baldwin instore on Saturday 22nd April when he will be giving free one on one consultations to share his own experience on training, diet and nutrition.

John is very passionate about his running but also about nutrition and magnesium in particular.  John will be discussing the very many benefits of magnesium in the body and will also be giving out tastings of Mag365 our most popular magnesium.  John will also be giving out tastings of Synergy Protein Powders and letting everyone know the benefits of protein in the body too!!

So make sure to drop by for a chat!

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Happy New Year, Happy New You

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Would you like to maximize your potential for happiness and health in 2017? If so this is for you. Happy new year, happy new you is a holistic health and awareness programme put together by Spiritual Earth and Only Natural. It will take place over 5 Thursday evening sessions running from January 12th to February 9th 2017 from 7 – 9 pm. 
Gain insight and understanding of our most powerful tool – our mind and practical tools to find your way to health, energize your life, restore wellbeing and thrive at physical, mental and emotional levels.

Topics covered include:

The 5 sessions will deal with how to approach in a truly holistic way five common issues that can stand in the way of health and happiness in today’s world. These are as follows:

Jan 12 Detox for Vitality and healthy weight management

Jan 19 Sleep Better, Stress Less

Jan 26 Pain and how to manage it

Feb 2 Overcome depression and low mood

Feb 9 How to have more energy than you know what to do with

When we can change our mind we can change anything, change that happens in the mind can be sustained, if we are fully present in every moment we will move towards balance and alignment – bringing what we think, say and do all into balance. Learn tools to help you live in the moment and make the best of the moment and bring lasting, positive change to your life.

Our mind can be our best friend or our worst enemy – it is our ticket to happiness or misery – our choice – we can be the boss of our mind and our thoughts or we can be slaves. Learn how your mind works and how to use it to get the very best out of yourself and your life.

Learn how to use breathing techniques to ease pain and stress in the body, learn how to address emotions that may amplify pain – learn different, light gentle movements and techniques to ease pain in the body.

Putting it all into practice:

The programme is designed to introduce participants to all the paths to wellbeing from the physical such as diet, nutrition and exercise to the mental and spiritual paths of meditation and yoga and how to use them to overcome life’s physical and emotional challenges. It represents a unique synthesis of what Only Natural and Spiritual Earth are all about.
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The cost is €12 per session or €50 to attend all five, guest therapists will be invited to contribute and refreshments and healthy snacks will be served each night.
If you are looking for a boost – This could be just the gift for you and for friends and family –  An excellent Christmas gift, giving you the right start to 2017!  Gift vouchers are available from Spiritual Earth or Only Natural.  Call Spiritual Earth at 0871 335230 or call or visit Only Natural 053 912 3236 or book online.
Places are limited so it is advisable to book early.
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Featured Therapist – Kinesiologist Nuala Sammon

Holistic health imageNuala Sammon RGN Dip AK is a Systematic Kinesiologist whom I went to visit in her own home a few miles outside Enniscorthy in late January. Her background is interesting in that Nuala is both a highly specialised nurse in a Dublin hospital as well being an alternative practitioner. For me at least the obvious passion and integrity that Nuala brings equally to both aspects of her therapeutic life give me great confidence in her motivations. Nuala’s primary diagnostic tool is that of muscle testing, a non invasive method of determining both the current level of function of the bodily systems and the appropriateness of specific remedies for patients. Working with her observations based on muscle testing Nuala recommends both nutritional supplements for their effects on the physical level and vibrational, energetic remedies such as Australian Bush Flower remedies for their emotional and spiritual healing properties.

According to the website of the Association of Systematic Kinesiology in Ireland, of which both Nuala and Finola Foley who practices in Fethard on Sea and who was our featured therapist a few months ago are members 

“Systematic Kinesiology can help with more than 80% of all the health problems that most people put up with, either because it isn’t bad enough to go to the doctor, or because they have sought help but received no relief.

Almost everyone you know suffers from some sort of discomfort as a result of stress. As many as 50% of people suffer from back ache at one time or another, almost everyone gets colds or the flu.  Just feeling unwell, or a bit tired, seems almost to be the norm.

It need not be! Systematic Kinesiology can help you balance your body’s systems, and enjoy a level of health and well-being you may not have experienced since you were a child.”

kinesiology imageKinesiology offers gentle and effective treatments for many health problems such as Headaches, Food Intolerances, Digestive Problems, Bloating, Neck & Shoulder Problems, Sinusitis, Pain, Sleep Problems, Learning Difficulties, Reflux, Fatigue, Anxiety, Fears & Phobias and Vertigo.

Here’s Nuala’s own take on what she offers:

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