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Gut Microbiota – Liver Disease

Dr. David A. Brennar of the Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA published an article entitled ‘Role of Gut Microbiota in Liver Disease’ in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.

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Water-wise : Drinking water treatment


Water-wise is an Irish company based in Co. Galway. The filtration system itself is manufactured in Germany. It’s founder, Fritz Mohn has been living in Ireland since 2008 and formerly worked as a Food Process Engineer overseas.

Water is something living that should be respected. It is not just the chemical formula H2O. It is part of an organism that should be full of life and full of energy. As such it gives us the gift of health and vitality.

Water-wise filtration removes almost all substances that do not belong in natural water.  Additionally, it reactivates your drinking water and enhances its biophysical effect by using a natural process in harmony with nature itself. The treatment is similar to deep bed filtration using concentrated activated vegetable charcoal derived from coconut shells without the need for electricity, chemicals or additives. Filtration removes over 90 % of heavy metals, over 99.9% of bacteria, chemicals, chlorides, pesticides, hormones, medical residues and bad odours.

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The Water-wise filtration system can be purchased in-store at Nature’s Hand, The Crescent Shopping Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 22888











Ian White – Australian Bush Flower Essences

We have spent the last number of months excitedly awaiting the arrival of May 25th. Ian White, B.Sc., N.D., D.B.M. Naturopath and Founder of Australian Bush Flower Essences, had not lectured in Ireland for many years and whilst his reputation was highly regarded, it must be said that nothing beats the real deal. If a picture paints a thousand words then meeting this great man in person is the equivalent of an illustrious literary achievement.

Ian’s poise brought great balance and ease to each day. He led wonderful meditations throughout every class, which also set a measured tone of expectancy for the remainder of the day’s participation.  His clear and methodical approach ensured that each topic covered a variety of relevant and practical information, which can easily be used in any home or work setting. For healthcare professionals, his experience as a practitioner shone through, with thought-provoking insights and disciplines as to how to reach and help those crippled or plagued with deeply rooted health concerns. Not all advice centred around the ABFE range either, and so exploring additional wellness ideas such as numerology, expanded the set of tools which we all have at our disposal. We witnessed the conviction of kinesiology, of detrimental self-talk and negative beliefs and we could have talked about the art of forgiveness as an entire session in itself.

Friday was the Women’s Health workshop. The role of females, of how we see women, their relationships and physicality was discussed in great lengths. Topical concerns such as esteem, sexuality, family planning, comfort eating, family life, HRT, breast cancer and self-acceptance were all presented with a definitive wisdom and assurance. It shone a significant light on the role of ‘mother’ and undoubtedly inspired many attendants to delve deeper into their discomfort zones and review personal conceptual feelings of their place here in this life.

Saturday was an inspired workshop in terms of its bearing on our current society and the modern dilemmas faced daily by so many men, women and children. Mental & Emotional Wellbeing looked at the whole environment surrounding everybody; how a child is born, miasmatic inheritances, even close proximity to electronic devices and how we perceive spiritual pollution. The applications of Ian’s teachings and experiences can be exercised to help stressful situations from asthma to chronic worry and everything in between. We explored depression, bullying, sadness, dementia and cognitive imbalances which may be impeding greater health. Overall, we were presented with safe and easy tools to improve our emotional intelligence, and from there physical good health will also flow. Sunday was Ian’s Masterclass and we had the opportunity to explore a variety of topics personal to participants.

The Bush Flower Essences have been respected for many years for their gentle influences but be sure that these powerful remedies are imprinting strong and sturdy messages of support. For further guidance, we highly recommend either of Ian’s books, “Australian Bush Flower Healing” or “Australian Bush Flower Essences”, which discuss in detail the significance, history and applications of over 69 flower essences and a wide variety of emotional and physical complaints.

We would like to thank Ian for a profound and fun weekend and his wife Jane whose jolly energy brought extra warmth to each day. Thanks also to Seamus Murphy and Independent Irish Health Foods whose support was central to our wonderful event. Special thanks to all those who participated throughout each workshop – thank you for travelling and being present. We look forward to welcoming you to future events.


Homeopathy and Animals

Petra Weiermayer, Tierarztpraxis Weiermayer, Premreinergasse 25/11, 1130 Vienna, Austria published a case report entitled ‘Wound Healing Disorder in a Horse, Associated With Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria, Resolved With a Homeopathic Medicine – A Case Report’ in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science.

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Dementia prevention, intervention, and care

Prof Gill Livingston of the Division of Psychiatry, University College London, London, UK  published an article in The Lancet Journal entitled ‘Dementia prevention, intervention, and care’

The full article can be viewed here


Periodontal Disease

Dr. Dominique S. Michaud et al of the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA carried out a study to assess periodontal disease and cancer risk. The results of the study ‘Periodontal Disease Assessed Using Clinical Dental Measurements and Cancer Risk in the ARIC Study’ were published in the Journal of National Cancer Institute.

The article is available here

Magnesium supplementation

M-Rajizadeh A, et al. published an article entitled ‘Effect of magnesium supplementation on depression status in depressed patients with magnesium deficiency: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial’ in the journal ‘Nutrition’.

Read here

Book Signing : Healing, 45 Year Journey

Agnes McGuinness, Traditional Naturopath has been healing people for 45 years. In her book, Healing 45 Year Journey, Agnes gives us the benefit of her life of research, healing and treating others, often with simple procedures and natural remedies. It’s available in Nature’s Hand and it’s flying off the shelves.

Agnes McGuinness will be offering in-store book signing at Nature’s Hand, Crescent Shopping Centre, Limerick on Friday May 4th from 1pm-3pm

World Homeopathy Awareness Week – 2018

World Homeopathy Awareness Week is celebrated annually between April 10th-16th. It is an act of both recognition and awareness, helping to inform and acknowledge the benefits of Homeopathy.

In conjunction, we would like to share Dr Peter Fisher’s informative article on the growing popularity, evidence and significance of homoeopathy.

Dr Fisher is Director of Research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine. He specialises in Homoeopathy and is a member of the World Health Organisation’s Advisory Panel on Traditional and Complementary Medicine.

Read full paper here.

New Vistas Healthcare

Aluminium and Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Mohhseni HK et al published an article in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, ‘A pilot study measuring aluminium in bone in Alzheimer’s disease and control subjects using in vivo neutron activation analysis’.

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CAM Practitioners – A modern insight into today’s practices.

In her recent article, as published in Positive Health Online, Yvonne McLaughlin discusses the training needs of existing and future CAM Professionals so as to meet the ever-expanding demand from the public.

Market research indicates that 25% of EU citizens are now using CAM therapies. Read the full article here.

Book Launch: 45 Years Healing

We are pleased to announce the arrival of “45 Years Healing” by Agnes McGuinness, traditional Naturopath.

Agnes has served the CAM Community for nearly half a century and in her personal memoirs, she tells the history of how she came to practice in her community, her clinical experience over the years and some of her favourite natural tonics.

Some of her clients have also contributed to the book and kindly share their experiences of how Agnes has positively helped their health.

“45 Years Healing” is available here and in local health stores.