[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8887″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A fresh new year is upon us once again, a blank page to fill however you wish.¬† It’s time to acknowledge all our achievements of the past year and be excited for what you can achieve in the coming one. We, in Only Natural, are here to help you on that journey and we think we’ve made it a bit easier for you to know exactly who to ask.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Getting to Know Us

We’ve just festooned our hallway with some rather dashing pictures of ourselves and I hope it’s going to serve a little more than our vanity. We’re currently eight in Only Natural and, despite our common passion for natural health, I think we’re a pretty diverse group of individuals. Each of us has particular interests and strengths (from essential oils to gluten free food, from sports nutrition to natural bodycare) within the sector so we thought we’d put that out there a bit so you know who to ask about an area of particular interest to you or a problem you need help with. So check them out next time you’re in the shop, the theory is ‘Get to know us better and you’ll get more out of your interactions with us.’

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You Heard it Here First Folks!

Only Natural was a founding member of the Irish Association of Health Stores (since renamed Health Stores Ireland) when the organization came into being in the mid 1980s (in fact we have a rather lovely wooden plaque to attest to the fact!) and we’re thrilled to announce that the Association’s annual Show (formerly called Rude Health and wound down about five years ago) is about to be reborn. Health Stores Ireland’s Vitality Expo will take place in the RDS over the 8th and 9th of September 2018 so put the dates in your diary right now. We’re currently putting a program of speakers and demonstrators in place which will ensure that Vitality Expo will showcase everything that’s wonderful about your local independent hearty food store and is THE must see natural health event of the year. You can check it out now at vitalityexpo.ie .

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Detox your Body , Detox Your Heart

Yes you’ve got that January feeling, you want to detox! That’s no bad thing and we can certainly help, a short detox a few times a year can be a good plan for most of us. So we go to work on it, we leave off sugar, coffee and alcohol for a while, we take milk thistle to boost our livers, psyllium to get those bowels working, drink more water to cleanse our skin and take a little more exercise to get that heart pumping.

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This is all well and good but have you ever thought about the other areas of life where stagnation can set in? I’m talking about your mind and your heart! We’ve written a bit recently about Australian Bush Flower Essences, the flower essence system aimed at promoting better mental and emotional wellbeing and I feel that, at a time of year when we naturally look to renew ourselves, they really could come into their own. Just as you need to give the physical overload the heave ho, what about the toxic thoughts and behavior patterns that might be standing between you and the person you want to be?

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These essences are a pretty comprehensive emotional support and well being system to help with everything from poor communication skills to low self esteem to jealousy to poor learning capacity to feeling down right ‘down in the dumps’. And don’t get me wrong, people do see physical benefits from using them too, we are talking body, mind, spirit here and often problems can manifest on all three levels.
If we’ve peaked your interest that’s good because we’ve invited Suzan Turan our Bush Flower mentor to spend some time on the shop floor on Saturday 20th of January.

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Competition

Our competition this month is a beautiful prize for both body and soul and to celebrate their instore with us Australian Bush Flower Essences have given us this jam packed hamper with some of their most popular products to give away to one lucky winner – make sure to to keep an eye on our Facebook page in January for details on how to enter![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”11256″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” border_color=”green”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Free Cholesterol Testing Instore

We will have a representative from Zerochol instore with us on Friday 19th January from 9.30am¬†offering free cholesterol testing and also advice on how to naturally reduce your cholesterol if needed.¬† There are many reasons why your cholesterol can be high such as stress, lack of sleep, sun exposure and menopause therefore there are many different ways in which you can rebalance the levels of cholesterol in your body through diet, lifestyle and supplement. If you’re worried about your cholesterol levels make sure to come instore on the 19th for your free test and advice.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]