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Staying Well in Winter

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The darker months of winter are a challenge to many of us when it comes to staying well with less daylight and harsher weather bringing what can seem like a maelstrom of colds and flus, coughs, sneezes and sore throats. Consequently in Health Stores we spend these months advising our customers just how not to succumb to winter ailments and here are our top tips. read more →

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Lorna’s Back to School Tips with Active Iron

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It’s that time of year again for the kids to head back to school. As they dive in to classes, sports, and other after-school activities, it’s a good idea to take a few measures to help set them up for a healthy year. Here are our top 5 back to school health tips to think about.

Bedtime

It’s important for kids and adults to get enough sleep each night. Most adults need around eight hours of sleep every night with kids needing a little more. Sticking to a routine is important so those early mornings don’t become grumpy ones. Set them (and yourself) up for the day with a reasonable bedtime. read more →

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Ger’s July 18 Monthly Update

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We’re bringing Dale Pinnock to Wexford

Dale Pinnock, UK celebrity chef, author and nutritionist has just updated and republished The Clear Skin Cookbook first brought out in 2012 and, in partnership with Viridian Nutrition, we’re delighted to be hosting Dale for a cookery demo highlighting the do’s and dont’s of his unique 60 day clear skin program on the 20th of August. There’s a bit of time to go yet so watch this space and final details of the event and how you can be there will be in our August newsletter. The program is a nutritional, supplemental and lifestyle guide for anyone suffering from skin issues like acne, eczema and psoriasis. We currently have copies of the book to give away in Only Natural (Ts & Cs apply, purchase necessary) and this month’s recipe is a small taster of how following Dale’s plan certainly needn’t be about self denial! Here’s an excerpt from Dale’s own story on Viridian’s website which explains just why skin problems are an issue so very close to his own heart.

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Diann’s Herbal Tales

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Diann Fletcher Jones amongst many things is a recently qualified medicinal herbalist, as you can imagine Diann herself is very passionate about the health benefits that herbs can bring and so has decided to share some of this information on a monthly basis! And hopefully before too long we will have a catalogue of different herbs for various ailements and conditions that you can refer to anytime you wish.

Stop and Smell the Flowers

Suddenly we are cocooned in blankets of summer green, the gentle vibration of the earth is pulsing with life force and if we stop to listen a sense of well-being cascades over us.
This is the healing for this month, just stop, slow down, bend to the open flower and partake of its healing fragrance, touch the terrain of  a tree trunk and senses it’s heart beat, listen to the wind through the leaves. Be aware of the humdrum of busy insects and the magic of the sun as it dapples drops of light on the earth. That is where you will find peace and health this month .
With love and blessings
Diann x

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Nichola’s on the Radio

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Join Nichola for her monthly slot on The Morning Mix with Alan Corcoran on Friday 25th May at 11.15am.

This month Nichola will be talking about Stress and how it can affect our daily lives.  She will also be discussing many different ways in which we can help our bodies deal with stress and reduce our cortisol levels through lifestyle, exercise, diet and supplementation.

Stress affects everyone at some point in their lives so make sure to tune into South East Radio this coming Friday at 11.15am and hopefully Nichola can help you keep it under control.

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Magnesium Info. Instore

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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.

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Nichola’s on the Radio Discussing Medicinal Mushrooms

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Join Nichola for her monthly slot on The Morning Mix with Alan Corcoran on Friday 26th January at 11.15am.

This month Nichola will be discussing the ancient tradition of Medicinal Mushrooms and their many uses and beneficial properties.  Used for centuries in Eastern cultures some of the reported benefits of mushrooms are – immune enchancement, blood pressure regulation, alkalizing, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and much more…

Make sure to tune into South East Radio tomorrow at 11.15am to hear what Nichola has to say.

 

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Medicinal Mushrooms, Ancient Healing for the Modern World

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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.

Reishi

In China known as the “Mushroom of Immortality”, “The Great Protector” and “The Herb of Good Fortune” Modern Science is now validating these curious names given to what is truly an extraordinary substance. Reishi is one of the most researched herbal substances on the planet. Terry Willard’s book “Reishi: Mushroom of Spiritual Potency and Medical Marvel” sums up for us what numerous Modern Scientific Studies have revealed about Reishi. The following properties are all attributed to this amazing mushroom.

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Nichola’s on the Radio

Nichola Forrest Nutritionist

Join Nichola for her monthly slot on The Morning Mix with Alan Corcoran on Friday 29th September at 11.15am.

This month Nichola will be discussing herbs and herbal remedies.  Herbs have been used for centuries to treat many common and not so common conditions and Nichola will do her best to go through as many as she can such as menopausal support, sleep, stress, anti-viral and immune boosting.  She will also be talking about herbalist David Foley and his Irish Botanica herbal range which are some of the most potent on the market.

So make sure to tune into South East Radio on Friday 29th September at 11.15am to hear what advice Nichola has to give.

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Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist Atara Noiade

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Chinese Herbalist and Acupunturist Atara Noiade will be instore today offering acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine.  Acupuncture forms the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and consists of the insertion of very thin needles at specific body points. This is to facilitate the smooth and balanced flow of Qi to help bring the body back into balance and relieve minor, and not so minor, ailments.

Although acupuncture is commonly used for pain relief Atara lists the following as disorders that can also be helped by the technique : Insomnia, stress/tension, fatigue, palpitations, arthritis and joint problems, headaches and migraines, diabetes, IBS, PMS, smoking, sciatica, visual problems, infertility and bladder/kidney problems.

Did you know that acupuncture can also be used very effectively to revive skin’s youthful appearance?  Atara is currently offering 10 sessions of ‘Facelift Acupuncture’ for €450. According to Atara:
‘Facelift Acupuncture’ involves the stimulation of Qi and Blood to improve the colour and elasticity of the skin, resulting in fresher, younger-looking skin!

If you’re wondering what acupuncture can do for you make sure to make an appointment by contacting us on 053 912 3236.

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