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by Deirdre Murphy

by Rosanna Davidson


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by Oliver McCabe






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HAPPY NEW YEAR! First and foremost, I would just like to wish everyone a happy and healthy year for all of 2018. As most of us know, it is usually around this time that we reflect the most on our general well-being and appearance and make up our minds to begin the new year with the best of intentions for improving our health.

in eating the food that suits your particular body? There would be no better gift to give yourself. With this test, everything you eat has the chance to enhance both your health and your figure, rather than resulting in more bloating, discomfort and weight frustrations. Comprehensive testing includes up to 180 different foods of a wide variety. Feel free to book an appointment with me, Breda Hayes O’Connor, on 087 277 2955.

Perhaps, in the hopes of maintaining our new year’s resolutions, I suggest that you take it one step at a time, and begin with your health and improving your energy to reach a new standard you would be happy with in 2018. Breda O’Connor

After the hectic run-up to Christmas and the many overindulgences of the festive food that disturbs your digestive system, it is important to give your body the optimum nutrition for energy and vitality. After all, it can be difficult to lose weight and feel energised when the food you are eating is slowing you down both physically and mentally. Why not consider treating yourself to a food sensitivity and nutrition test – to aid and guide you

SUPERIOR BLEND OF HERBS TO SUPPORT YOUR BODY Flor-Essence® is a superior blend of eight herbs which work to support, cleanse and strengthen the entire body. This Synergistic formula provides the body with valuable nutrients, antioxidants and blood purifying agents. Think of the body as a finely tuned vehicle. If we do not feed it with the proper fuel it will under-perform. If we do not maintain the vehicle, it will break down. Toxic over-load will lead to increased possibility of more long term complaints. To really see and feel the benefits we recommend taking Flor-Essence twice a year using our 10 Day Wellness Program to simply and effectively cleanse. Ingredients: Filtered water, Burdock root, Sheep Sorrel, Slippery Elm Bark, Turkish Rhubarb Root, Red Clover, Blessed Thistle herb, Kelp, Watercress and Citric acid. Flor-Essence® is available from your local Horans Health Store. 2

The opinions expressed in Horans Newsletter are not necessarily those of the publisher, but of individual writers. Advice is for information only and should not replace medical care. Check with your GP before trying any remedies. Due to the current legislation in the Republic of Ireland some products mentioned in Horans Newsletter may not be available in all Horans Health Food Stores.



preventing the growth of unhealthy bacteria. Ideal for people with active lifestyles or diets lacking in essential nutrients.


Floressence: a blend of eight cleansing herbs, which gather and flush toxins out of the body. A quick 10 day program to effectively cleanse the system post Christmas.


Now that the Christmas craze is behind us for another year and things are beginning to settle, many of us are returning to our normal daily routine. Because we have been running on full steam for the past few weeks, we may now be feeling a little burnt out and run –down.

Vitamin C (1000mg): to help boost and maintain a healthy immune system 1-2tbsp of a Fibre Supplement (at night before bedtime such as lepicol or psyllium husk): to keep you regular and help maintain good bowel health. Super 8’s: good bacteria is essential to help maintain a healthy gut and a strong immune system

We may be feeling symptoms such as, bloating, constipation, low energy, poor sleeping pattern and low mood. Now is the time to start looking after your overall health and addressing any of these symptoms. This will help to ensure that you get off to a good start and embrace a healthy new year!

Magnesium: may help to ease mental and physical stress and promote healthy relaxation. Dr Wolz range of products: these are an ideal choice for those who feel constantly tired and stressed.

If you are looking for a natural solution to help with any of these symptoms, pop in store and have a chat with us. Some of the products which may be beneficial include:

Of course, any unexplained changes to your health should always be discussed with your GP. Until Next Time, Happy New Year Stay Healthy, Deirdre

Superfoods (such as Wheatgrass, Chlorella, Spirulina): great for detoxing and improving energy levels. They provide you with all your essential vitamins and minerals as well as

My NEW YEAR Health Goals by Rosanna Davidson I enjoy following a healthy and active lifestyle all year round, so my health goals for 2018 include maintaining a good level of fitness throughout the cold and dark early months of the year, so that I’m feeling fit, strong and healthy once spring arrives. We’re all a little bit more susceptible to colds and flus in the winter months, so I’ll definitely be paying extra attention to my immune system health by taking vitamin D3, good bacteria and eating plenty of fresh, whole foods daily. Here are my top New Year supplement picks:

UDO’S CHOICE SUPER 8 GOLD MICROBIOTICS: With a guaranteed 102 billion ‘friendly’ bacteria per capsule, Udo’s Choice Super 8 Gold microbiotics are designed to support digestive health and encourage the growth of beneficial gut flora. I have been using them for the past few months and I believe that they have really helped to improve my digestion. If you are already a fan of Super 8, think of Super 8 Gold as an upgrade!

very first indication of a blocked sinus, sore throat or other symptoms of a cold.

ONE NUTRITION POWER GREENS: Many of us struggle to eat enough dark green leafy vegetables, so this powder is an easy way to boost your daily intake, although it’s not a substitute for a balanced diet. I like to add it to smoothies, and benefits include a boost in energy levels. Rich in iron, it can improve oxygen flow around the body and help reduce feelings of fatigue.



A high-quality and vegan vitamin D3 supplement, I love how easy this is to take. Just a spritz under your tongue and it’s quickly absorbed into your bloodstream. D3 is particularly important to take throughout the winter months in Ireland when we don’t receive enough sunshine for vitamin D production in the body, and it’s essential for immune support and bone health.

Echinacea is a popular traditional herbal medicine for helping to improve cold and flu-like symptoms. I love that this brand is Irish, of a superior quality and ethically sourced. I would begin taking it at the

Shop Rosanna’s New Year picks in Horan’s Health Stores now. Photo by Gill Books


DISCOVER THE UDO’S OIL EFFECT WITH FITNESS EXPERT, PAT DIVILLY’S TOP TIPS The foods we eat will have a huge impact on how we look, feel, move and think and so it is our responsibility to educate ourselves and make small consistent changes to any habits that aren’t giving us what we want.

NUTRITION • Buy and cook as much ‘real’ (unprocessed) food as possible e.g. fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, seeds, nuts and spices. • Embrace ‘good’ fats. Omega 3 and 6 fats are essential to your body’s wellbeing, especially your heart, brain and eye function. Many fans also see an improvement to the quality of their skin and hair. You need to add them into

MINDSET • Understand the underlying reason (the ‘why’) for making the change. Embrace it fully. It will help you keep going when you feel challenged. • Set yourself a roadmap, a 90-day goal. Break it into manageable chunks as if you are on a journey. • Be kind to yourself. Each evening journal what you did well that day and what part of the journey you travelled. Congratulate yourself. If you ‘fall off’ the wagon, use these journaled achievements to get yourself up and going again.

your diet by eating specific omega rich foods (oily fish, avocados, flaxseeds and walnuts) and supplementing with a quality organic oil such as Udo’s Oil. By so doing, you are laying a solid foundation for good health. • Batch cook, refrigerate and freeze. This makes life easier and is healthier than consuming ready-made meals. • Eat with intent. Savour your food. Let your taste buds take you on a journey by cutting out unnecessary distractions when eating (TV, phone, radio).

EXERCISE First and foremost, find a form of exercise you enjoy. • Decide on your goal. By having one, (however small) you will be more likely to stay focussed and motivated. • Start slowly e.g. a twenty-minute walk per day. When you are into a rhythm and routine, try to build your time and pace up by an extra 1% per day. Always listen to your body. Grab your own bottle of Udo’s Oil from your local Horans Health Store.

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Whenever I take a break from work, like Christmas holidays, I often get sick and feel exhausted, how can I avoid this happening?

It is quite possible you are adrenally exhausted before your break. When your adrenal glands are on their last legs, most people keep going by working long hours, or using stimulated drinks, such as tea and coffee, and cigarettes. Adrenal hormones may also help to suppress infections. But when the pressure is off and you sit back for a week or so, your adrenal glands will also relax and your true state which is usually utterly knackered emerges! You could take 3g of VITAMIN C and a high dose of B-COMPLEX daily, plus some Rhodiola (this is a herb that helps to nourish the adrenal glands). It


By Deirdre

I suffer from indigestion on and off. I have a good enough diet and avoid the food I think aggravate it as much as possible but I still get it. What can I take that would be natural?

Salus do a very good ARTICHOKE supplement which helps maintain a healthy digestion. It’s liquid form and you take20ml either before or after meals. Another product to look at is A. Vogels’ DIGESTISAN, this also contains artichoke along with Dandelion and Peppermint. 20 drops in a little water 3 times a day should help. Also, consider taking a digestive enzyme capsule prior to each meal, which will help you breakdown and digest your foods.

is important to get some balance into your life long-term The information contained in this column is not a substitute for medical advice and you should always consult with your GP.

If you have a health question, please feel free to email me on

Why Breakfast Matters by Oliver McCabe Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should be wholesome and filling. A good breakfast provides a great start for the entire day, and has a great effect on mood and productivity. It’s vital for mental and physical health, as part of a daily routine and particularly in times of stress.


Mindful eating: Taking some calming breaths before eating will aid good digestion. No refined sugar and less caffeine: Refined sugar and caffeine may make you feel better temporarily, but your body soon “crashes” from the high, leaving you exhausted or irritable. Low serotonin (the happy hormone) levels in the brain can cause cravings for carbohydrates such as cakes, sweets, chocolate and alcohol, as the body uses insulin to trigger serotonin release.

breakfast is important for everyone, regardless of age, but especially for children and teenagers as it helps them remain focused and fuelled. Breakfast of champions: The ideal breakfast should have plenty of fibre and whole grains, some protein and healthy fat, and as little added sugar as possible—in other words, a good balance of healthy carbohydrates, protein and essential fats. Keep your breakfast choices simple so you don’t need to worry or stress about it. Egg It: Eggs contain important brain fats called phospholipids. Phospholipids enhance your mood, mind and mental performance. There’s no evidence that eating eggs promotes high blood-cholesterol levels or increases the risk of heart disease. Eggs can help to build muscles and they are rich in protein, cholesterol and vitamins A, D and E. Yolks are rich in vitamin D so eat the whole egg to get the whole nutritional package.

Don’t skip: Most people simply make up for a skipped meal by eating more at other meals, which is not advisable. Breakfast is the perfect opportunity to ensure that you have your recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals. Skipping breakfast can mean missing out on essential nutrients plus a greater probability of filling up on nutrient-poor sweet or savoury snacks, while missing out on fruit and vegetables. Skipping meals rarely helps with weight loss.

Oat Up: Oats are economical, versatile and nutritious. Prepare hot porridge with natural yoghurt and fresh berries or soak oats overnight in apple juice and natural yoghurt to create a bircher muesli topped with flaxseed and banana. Alternatively, bake oats in the oven the day before with nuts and seeds and maple syrup to make a scrumptious granola with chia seeds. Oats stabilise blood sugar levels and prevent sugar crashes, as they are full of slow-releasing carbohydrates that give you plenty of energy until lunchtime. They contain a lot of soluble fibre that is rich in beta-glucans. This particular type of fibre has been shown to lower bad cholesterol levels and help prevent high blood pressure.

Quick Breakfast: Sip on a homemade green smoothie throughout the morning or have your oat porridge with nuts, seeds, natural yoghurt and fresh fruit, or a boiled egg first and then fruit an hour or so later. A nutritious

Try getting up fifteen minutes earlier to enhance your enjoyment of the early morning experience of the best meal of the day—you’ll be glad you did. Soon it will become a stress-free daily ritual with wonderful benefits. 5


HOW TO KEEP YOUR MIND AND BODY HEALTHY THIS WINTER Every New Year, we make plans to get our health back on track. While the resolutions are important, taking omega-3 and vitamin D daily is one of the best ways to fight off the winter blues and keep colds and flus at bay. Omega-3 and vitamin D offer a wide array of benefits to the body and Marketing Director deficiency is widespread. With this in mind, Eskimo-3 are delighted to announce the addition of NEW Eskimo-3 Advanced EPA with Vitamin D3, a high quality food supplement combining omega-3 fish oil with natural vitamin D3.

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The most beneficial Omega-3 fats EPA and DHA are primarily found in fresh, oily fish such as mackerel, salmon, anchovies and sardines. Your body can’t naturally produce Omega-3, so you must get these fatty acids from your diet. Omega-3 fatty acids are the building blocks of every living cell in the human body. They are absolutely necessary for normal health and development. Omega 3s supports brain, eye, and heart health throughout

life. Omega-3s also play an important role in thinning the blood and reducing inflammation throughout the body – in the blood vessels, the joints, skin and elsewhere. Omega-3s have been found to improve numerous heart disease risk factors. There is more scientific evidence behind the cardiovascular benefits of fish oil than any other nutritional supplement. Omega-3s have been found to improve numerous heart disease risk factors. They help to reduce blood pressure, reduce triglycerides and improve blood circulation. Recent research demonstrates that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D can play a role in reducing depression. Studies have found that people who consumed fish frequently exhibited fewer depressive qualities than those who didn’t consume fish.


Vitamin D is fast becoming known as a “super-nutrient” and is perhaps the single most underrated nutrient. No longer just an important nutrient for healthy bones, some studies have shown an association between low levels of vitamin D and

certain cancers, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and cardiovascular disease. Vitamin D is crucial when it comes to activating your immune system. It helps to keep the “guards” of your immune system alert. Vitamin D is also important for bone, teeth and muscle health. Vitamin D also regulates the conversion of tryptophan into serotonin –your feel good hormone. Low levels are thought to be responsible for S.A.D (seasonal affective disorder), commonly referred to as “The Winter Blues”, and therefore supplementing with vitamin D during the winter months can help ease symptoms and improve mood. The need for supplemental Vitamin D has never been greater. The human body is able to produce vitamin D3, but only after sufficient exposure to the UVB rays in sunlight, therefore deficiency is often an issue for people during the winter months, when sunlight is in short supply. Taking a daily fish oil supplement, naturally rich in omega-3 with added vitamin D3 can support your heart, brain, joints, immune system, bones, mood and skin and is a simple way to safeguard your health.


On the market for more than two decades and with over 120 scientific studies, the Eskimo range represents probably the finest quality fish oil on the market, providing Omega-3 rich oil of legendary purity, freshness and stability. The oil is always from sustainable sources, and there is full traceability and quality control throughout the production process, from fishing boat to finished oil. This traceability (and accountability) has resulted in the Eskimo® range being awarded a ‘Friend Of The Sea’ certificate. Further information is available at

Overindulged over Xmas? Try A.Vogel Milk Thistle

A.Vogel’s Milk Thistle Complex was amongst the very first herbal products formulated by Alfred Vogel, one of Switzerland’s best known naturopaths. The seeds of Milk Thistle are combined with four other important herbs used in healthcare for centuries – fresh extracts of Dandelion, Artichoke, Peppermint and dried Boldo leaves. The five herbs in Milk Thistle Complex are Globe Artichoke


(Cynara), Milk Thistle and Dandelion, with support herbs Boldo and Peppermint. Globe Artichokereduces cholesterol and lipid levels in the blood through its action on the air. Phytotherapists use these herbs to enhance liver and gall bladder function and help improve digestive function. “Nature is always ready to make amends for our mistakes.” Alfred Vogel




Fill a litre bottle of water at the start of your day to help you track your daily water consumption. Aim to have one litre consumed by lunchtime. Refill, and aim to finish the second litre by bedtime. Use for all your teas, coffees, soups - even what you use to make your porridge in the morning! It all counts.

• Great source of Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, B Vitamins, Fibre • Contains 17,3 grams protein per one cup of aduki beans • Promotes regular bowel movement Heidi, Killarney


Coconut Oil can be used to soften and soothe ageing, dry skin or you can apply it as an intensive hair-repair oil (simply comb into hair, leave for approx 30 mins, wash as usual, for a silky, youth ful gloss). Mary, Listowel


For years I abused my hair, I have been pink, purple, blue, black, blonde, every colour, my hair had gotten to the stage where it had gotten so dry and brittle just breaking away when brushed I decided to stick with one colour and try the Naturtint hair colour in shade 5n, my hair has never felt and looked so good, its strong, less split ends and most of all shiney and healthy. Sinead, Horans Healthstore Newcastlewest


Add an extra crunch to your salad this month by using sesame sticks instead of croutons – also packed with protein. Deirdre, Manor


Marigold heals irritated & sore skin such as eczema, wounds and rashes. Comfrey speeds up the healing process of cuts, scars & slow healing wounds. Chickweed is brilliant for relieving skin irritations like insect stings/bites, reduces inflammation in acne/ spots, blisters, chicken pox etc.

Work smart - check the capacity of your favourite cups and mugs, maybe change over to a 330ml instead of a standard 250ml mug. Fill a travel mug and consume on the journey to work. Give yourself mental reminders - put your water where you can see it. If you find it difficult to drink plain water add something to it eg. A squeeze of lemon, any cordial, a few mint leaves.

Measuring and tracking any aspect of our behaviour increases our awareness of our behaviour which, in turn, increases our chances of implementing successful changes in our lives. All of your body systems, and especially your brain, work most efficiently when they are guaranteed a regular supply of water. So, do yourself a big favour - keep yourself well-watered and you will blossom. Ps. Only drink small amounts with your meals. Caroline, Mitchelstown

After a while you will find yourself keeping a mental tot of what you are drinking, and you will have an increased awareness of your natural thirst levels. Congratulations! You are successfully developing a new healthy habit.


1. Which product can be used as an egg replacement in baking, while still high in protein & Omega 3? CHIA SEEDS 2. What can be taken daily for both preventing& easing symptoms of colds and flu’s? ECHINACEA 3. Which tea can help with sleeplessness and stress.? YOGI BEDTIME TEA

4. Which Vitamin contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth, immune function and is especially important to take in the winter months? VITAMIN D 5. Which essential oil helps to relieve sinus congestion by adding a few drops in hot water and inhaling the steam? EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL Heidi, Killarney


1 Banana 5 Almonds ( soaked overnight in water) Half cup of Horans Organic Oatflakes Berries, seeds and nuts of your choice 2 dates for sweetness Add milk either Hemp/ Almond or Coconut. Whizz up in food processor and off you go


This ancient product has been around forever but it is only recently that its amazing health benefits have come to light. When choosing apple cider vinegar it is important to choose Organic Raw Unfiltered with the Mother, which means it contains all the apple even its skin.

Majella, Nenagh

It can be consumed in the morning with warm water as it helps to detox the body after sleep. It helps to balance the ph in the body, making it more alkaline and less acidic which can lead to poor health. Apple cider vinegar can also help with many health issues if consumed before bedtime. It can greatly improve your overall life and health. One teaspoon in some water can help with sore throats, insomnia, sinuses, blood sugar levels, bad breath, weight loss, indigestion, reflux and bloating. It can help lower cholesterol. It improves the absorption of nutrients from our foods. It has antioxidant properties which can help with the aging process and can increase levels of good bacteria in gut. All in all it is a fantastic, affordable product to help obtain optimal health.  Jacinta, Killarney 7





• Thursday 11th: If you would rather attend an evening meditation class with Linda Finn you can do so from 7pm – 8pm. Cost is €80 for 6 weeks, booking is essential.

• Friday 19th January Ray Nolan Food Intolerance Testing, a comprehensive Food Test with Accompanying Vitamin & Mineral Assessment. Consultation Costs €99. To book your appointment contact us on 068 24356. Results available on the day.

• Wednesday 17th and Wed 24th of January - 10 to 4pm. Ear Candling. Sinus Drainage Massage, Plus Head Massage. Supports those who have sinus problems. Build up of mocus. Stuffy nose and head on a regular basis. Itchy Ears, etc. Booking is essential. Costs €35 for Treatment.

• Thursday 25th January Holly Power Nutritionist from Viridian Nutrition will be in store to offer FREE one to one consultations about Mood, Stress and Sleep. Or if you have any other health queries please call in and avail of a mini consultation.

• We Have regular Head Massage every Thursday. Treat yourself to this lovely calming and relaxing experience with Claire. It just takes 30mins of your time, just costs 20.00. Booking is essential.

• Tuesday 9th: Feeling flat, fatigued, low mood, stressed, anxious, fearful or a general lack of wellbeing? Then join Linda Finn’s morning healing meditation class from 10am – 11am. Cost is €80 for a 6 week course, booking is essential.

• Friday 12th: Overindulged at Christmas? Need to get back on the straight and narrow? Then call in from 12pm – 3pm to speak with Laura from Miss Fit Skinny Tea and find out how this tea can contribute to helping you in hitting your new year’s health goals. • Friday 19th: Call in store from 10am to 6pm to speak with Nigel from Solo Nutrition and learn how supplements can compliment your health. We will be offering customers the opportunity to Buy One Get One Free! • Thursday 25th: Nutritional Therapist Kerry O Connor will be offering FREE 15 minute consultations to help guide you to becoming a healthier happier you. To be guaranteed a consultation please book an appointment. • Friday 26th: Curious about your cholesterol? You should be! That’s why we are offering you the chance to check yours between 9am and 1pm for just €5 which is redeemable against any purchase on the day. Booking is essential. • Saturday 27th: Janice Tucker will be carrying out a Qi Gong workshop from 10am to 1pm. If you are looking to relax and calm your busy mind, quell anxiety and stress, enjoy peaceful sleep, melt away the pain and tension in your body then this workshop is not to be missed. Cost is €30 - booking is essential.


• Jan 20th: Call instore to get your free samples of herbal teas to try at home before you buy. • Jan 25th: John from Healthreach will be instore from 2-4pm with his new collagen skincare product. Call in to test Collagen Pure and John will answer any questions you may have.


• Collette Ashley from Blue Moon reflexology is In store Monday Saturday, to book an appointment now or for enquiries call 087-9133739

• Thursday 18th January Kerry O'Connor Nutritionist from Naturalife will be in store from 11-1pm offering FREE one to one consultations on how to heal your gut after the Christmas period and keep your immune system healthy and how to maintain energy throughout the day.

• Tuesday 30th January Free Skin Analysis with Beautician Karen using the Opatra Skin Analysis Machine, which takes digital images of your facial skin. Identify current or potential skin issues such as dehydration, lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne and more... To secure your FREE appointment contact us on 068 24356. Walk-ins are welcome.


• Friday 12th January. 12 - 4 pm. Let's get set for the New Year. Visit us instore to taste a variety of teas that can assist you with a Spring Clean: Match Green tea, dandelion tea, pu erh tea, nettle tea - a whole new range of flavours to try! • Thursday 19th January. 2 - 4 pm. REVIVE ACTIVE Information session. Come and meet John Lalor, Munster Brand Manager. This supplement supports heart and immune health, and can boost your energy. Tasting on the day. • Friday 26th January. 2 - 4 pm. FLORESSENCE cleansing drink has a log and interesting history. Used a part of a detox programme, it can invigorate you for the Spring. Come and meet Kerry O'Connor and learn more. Tatsting on the day.


• New Vistas Health Expert Emma will be here 25th January 11-1pm to discuss all your health questions and get you a headstart on a healthy 2018 • Breda Bell is available instore by appointment for Kinesiology which is a treatment to restore health and treat any health conditions you may have and also to pinpoint any allergy you might hav

• Friday 12 th January - Ray Nolan 10. to 5pm. Do you suffer with constipation? Have you I.B.S. ? Do you sleep well, if not, Why? Do you have sugar cravings? Book now for your food intolerance test. Costs €99.00 for 45.Mins.

• We have Laura here on Wednesday 17th. Free consultation on your health queries. Do you have Digestive problems? Bloathing? Burping , Gas and wind. Call and talk to Laura Between 2 and 4pm. • Thursday 18th January. from 9.30 to 4.30pm. Nigel will be here to answer any of your Health Problems. He is doing a special offer on the day also, buy one and get one free. Don't miss out on the great opportunity to chat to Nigel. No bookings necessary.


• Tuesday 9th January: Now that Christmas is over and the New Years Resolutions are in full swing, why not try making a maca smoothie?? Call in to our store on Tuesday 9th January to pick up FREE easy peasy recipe. • Sunday 21st January: Is your new years resolution better health? Call in store to meet Nigel from Solo Nutrition to put you on the right track. • Monday 22nd January: Jazz up your lunch break with a super healthy and super tasty salad... Collect your FREE Beetroot and Mint Salad Recipe in store. • Friday 2nd February: Ray Nolan's food intolerance testing with comprehensive vitamin and mineral assessment is available today. Booking is essential and please allow yourself 45 minutes for the consultation - fee is €99.00 with results available on the day.


• Wednesday 17th January, 11am -1pm - Over indulged over Christmas? Feeling tired? Feeling sluggish? Call to meet Kerry O'Connor, nutritional and food supplement consultant with Naturalife and gets tips how to detox your body for a "new you", sample our best selling detox formula Floressence and learn how cleanse your body naturally.

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WHY DO WE NEED ANTIOXIDANTS? Antioxidants are vital for our health as they have been shown to support healthy ageing, reducing chronic disease, improving cognition and mental health. Olivia Beck Ultimately they work to maintain and improve general health and wellbeing. Antioxidants are abundant in nature, because plants contain antioxidants to protect themselves too. The nutritional content of natural whole foods is just what our body needs to reduce the effects of oxidation. However, we sometimes struggle to obtain sufficient antioxidants in the modern world due to urbanization, overuse of agricultural land, intensive farming, stress-fuelled society and easy access to processed foods. This means that we are often unable to provide our body with the essential nutrition required to defuse this free radical activity. Not only do free radicals naturally occur in the body, we can also absorb them from our environment. Examples are through burnt or fried foods, exposure to chemicals such

as pesticides and cosmetic and domestic products

co factor for iron absorption [2]and supports collagen formation. [3] ww Billberry – Acts as a natural anti-inflammatory agent[7] supports circulation and strengthens capillaries[8]

SO WHAT CAN WE DO TO PROTECT OURSELVES? • Eat organic and/or local produce as much as you can afford. Look out for the ‘dirty dozen’ and ‘clean fifteen’ as a basis.

ww Grapeseed extract (as Vitaflavan®) - an excellent source of oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). These antioxidant molecules have approximately 50 times more free radical scavenging ability than vitamins C and E.

• Base your diet on whole foods in forms of fresh fruit and vegetables and good quality protein. • Minimize and ideally eliminate processed foods, usually void of any antioxidant nutrition.

ww Quercetin - One of the most potent antioxidants that is used often by nutritionists to support normal histamine release and support an overactive immune system.

• Keep a healthy mind by staying hydrated and maintaining good balance between work and home. • Look after your gut. A healthy gut is a healthy body! • Include key nutrients in your diet that help support high antioxidant activity, such as: ww Turmeric - containing the active ingredient curcumin. This spice is known, improving cognition and reducing the signs of ageing. ww Vitamin C - improves immune cell function (neutrophils & lymphocytes), [1] reduces tiredness and fatigue, acting as a


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Our favourite moisturiser from the HAREBELL HERB range for this time of year is CARRAGEEN AND LAVENDER. It can be used as a day and night moisturiser for both face and body. Carrageen is an Irish Seaweed, well-known for its beneficial properties for skin care, including anti-ageing, hydrating, nourishing and healing, while Lavender has a calming effect on the skin. This combination is great as it is hydrating, leaves the skin silky smooth and can be used on all skin types including sensitive skin. It can also be used around the eyes and lips to help with any fine lines and wrinkles.


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Milk Thistle Complex is made up of Milk Thistle herb combined with four other herbs that have been used in health care for centuries – Dandelion, Artichoke, Peppermint and Boldo leaves.

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