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Ian White – Back by Popular Demand!

We are delighted to announce Ian White’s return to Ireland this June. Following the success of last years’ event in Malahide Castle, Ian will be teaching a two day workshop entitled ‘ Kinesiology and Australian Bush Flower Essences’. This workshop helps users accurately muscle test using the Australian Bush Flower Essences. It is suitable for all CAM Providers, both experienced and non experienced Kinesiologists. Ian will teach a number of Kinesiology methods to determine health issues. For further details on the event please visit our training section click here

Rose Quartz Crystal for Heart Chakra by New Vistas Healthcare

Matters of the Heart

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

Many of us know that the brain sends information and issues commands to the heart and body in the form of neural signals but did you know that the heart possesses a heart-brain connection composed of about 40,000 neurons that can feel, sense, remember and learn? According to Harvard Medical School, chemical “conversations” between the heart and brain affect both organs. Research has found that negative emotions throw both heart rhythms and brainwave patterns out of sync. On the other hand, when a person experiences positive emotion, heart rhythms & brainwave patterns are harmonious and coherent. When we experience sincere and positive feelings such as love or appreciation, the heart processes these emotions & feel-good information is sent throughout the entire body. A great way to help boost and enhance positive emotion is with the Zephorium Aura Sprays. They combine colour therapy, aromatherapy, crystals and positive affirmations in beautiful chakra tonics. There are two sprays designed specifically for the Heart Chakra; Love & Surrender and Balance & Protection . The Love & Surrender Aura Spray is a powerful combination of pure Rose Oil and Rose Quartz Crystal properties. Rose oil helps to open the heart chakra to loving self and others. Its nurturing fragrance is said to help relieve grief and sadness and focuses on healing. The Balance & Protection Aura Spray is another powerful formulation, combining Jasmine Oil and Emerald Crystal vibrations. Jasmine is an uplifting and inspiring fragrance. The tonic protects heart vitality, encouraging areas of balance or finding middle-ground. Both Aura Sprays promote and support a healthy heart-brain connection.

Other remedies known for their effect on positive emotions and heart energy are the Australian Bush Flower Essences. The Relationship Essence is a combination essence that can help enhance the quality of relationships. When used regularly, these drops can help break early negative family conditioning or patterns which can hinder adult relationships. Combine with Sexuality Essence to improve intimacy this Valentine’s.

Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison & Cystic Fibrosis – A Personal Journey

Michael MorrisonMichael Morrison was well known and respected througout our CAM community. He worked from Tuan Health Sanctuary in Co. Wexford. Mike had a huge personal connection with integrative medicine. He was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic lung disorder. His family were advised of low survival rates – he may not survive beyond his 12th birthday. Against the odds, Michael had 36 happy years with his family. He wrote books on personal well-being and spiritual development. He share his knowledge and experiences in the hopes of progressing the environment for other CF patients.

His story is featured in this month’s edition of Positive Health Online. His parents, Breda and Ed, discuss how CAM therapies such as homeopathy, flower therapy and spirituality helped strengthen and encourage Michael during his life. They note how his quality-of-living was enhanced and how he used his own experiences to teach and help others with cystic fibrosis.

Michael passed on in 2014 but his kind, gentle nature lives on through his books and in the memories of all who had the pleasure to know him.

To view Michael’s article, click here.

Beta-glucans: Immune System support

The outcome of a clinical trial to determine if yeast-derived beta-glucans can prevent the occurrence of common cold was published in the European Journal of Nutrition. The trial concluded that supplementation reduced the number of common cold episodes and symptom duration.

ImmiFlex® and ImmiFlex Kids are immune supplements containing Wellmune® beta 1,3/1,6 glucan together with Vitamin D3 for additional immune health support. The ImmiFlex range of dietary supplements for the immune system promote a healthy lifestyle for the whole family.  The article evaluates the benefits of supplementation on the innate immune system and the body’s potential to defend against invading pathogens. Ideally, a CAM Provider can assess an individual’s health requirement and provide a personalised health plan.

Reference: Nielsen, Annegret & Riede, Linda & Bothe, Gordana & Busch, Regina & Gruenwald, Joerg. (2013). Yeast (1,3)-(1,6)-beta-glucan helps to maintain the body’s defence against pathogens: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicentric study in healthy subjects. European Journal of Nutrition. 52. 10.1007/s00394-013-0492-z.

To view the full article click here

 

Antibiotic Resistance – Threat to public health

There is a current growing awareness of the public health threat owing to antibiotic resistance. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is a United Nations agency.   They advocate for international public health and monitors and assesses health trends. WHO have said the problem is ‘rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world.’

Antiobiotic resistance happens when bacteria changes or responds differently to prescribed medication. This makes infections harder to treat and antibiotics less effective. Over-use or misuse of antibiotics can give rise to this problem. To help combat this global threat, national health plans are aiming to reduce the use of antiobitics, prevent patients from contracting infections and reduce the number of drug-resistant infections.

WHO’s Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023 has indicated it would like to strengthen the role of Traditional, Complementary & Alternative Medicines (TCAM) and look for solutions for improved healthcare. Promoting self-care, people-centred care and safe, effective use of TCAM may help contribute to lowering risk factors and the perceived threat. It is worth considering the anti-pathogenic abilities of natural options and supportive immune supplements to aid therapeutic activity.

To view more information on antibiotic resistance, click here.

 

 

Vibracell a multi vitamin

Antioxidants; Benefits to Wellness

In conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there is an insightful and well-documented account of antioxidants, free radicals and how they impact everyday health and our wellness. Antioxidants are natural molecules which support the health and integity of optimal cellular functions. They can be found in fresh fruits and vegetables. If the body is exposed to free radicals – unstable molecules, which may be from sources of toxicity or environmental pollution, this may lead to oxidative stress, which can impede optimal cell health. Oxidative stress may contibute to impaired health, such as cardiovascular disease, cognitive concerns and age-related macular degeneration.

The article, found in the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), clearly explains what antioxidants and free radicals are, discusses the defense actions of well-known super-nutrients like glutathione and vitamin C, and how how antioxidants can help support preventative medicine or enhance physiological functions. It is an interesting read for those looking to learn more about functional foods, medicinal plants and natural, non-toxic antioxidants. The centre provides access to health and science-related papers to help further the understanding of fundamental molecular and genetic processes influencing health and disease.

Reference: Lobo V, Patil A, Phatak A, Chandra N. Free radicals, antioxidants and functional foods: Impact on human health. Pharmacogn Rev. 2010;4(8):118-26.

To view the full article, click here.

VAT on Food Supplements

The Revenue have announced plans to start charging VAT (23%) on all food supplements as of March 1st 2019. This is concerning news for all health enthusiasts and for people who rely on the support and actions of health supplements.

Our Government launched Healthy Ireland in 2013. This approved, national framework called for action to improve the health and well-being of our population. The initiative outlined four goals;

  • Increase the proportion of people who are healthy at all stages of life,
  • Reduce health inequalities,
  • Protect the public from threats to health & well-being,
  • Create an environment where every individual and sector of society can play their part in achieving a healthy Ireland.

The Department of Health acknowledged that Ireland’s health profile is changing. A healthy population is both an asset and a national priority. The Revenue’s plans appear on face value to completely challenge these goals. Some people rely on nutritional support to manage pain, improve flexibility or to enhance immunity during stressful or challenging periods. This price increase completely threatens the reduction of health inequalities.

VAT is predominantly charged on luxury items. However, this new tax questions the Government’s priorities and how it distinguishes staying healthy or maintaining a level of wellness with that of a superficial or low necessity commodity.

What can you do:

Write to your local TD, senator or councillor. Object vocally to the price increase. Health is not a luxury item. Have your voice heard and take back freedom of choice when it comes you own well-being.

Weight Loss – Benefits of Chromium & Green Tea

A recent study, as published in the December edition of Nutrients, supports the use of dietary chromium and green tea supplementation. Obesity is an increasing health concern and there are urgents calls to re-class it as a disease. Healthy weight loss is best achieved under the guidance of a CAM Practitioner, where a person’s individualised needs can be monitored and met.

Bio-available chromium can help regulate blood sugars and protect lean body mass. Green tea is an excellent anti-oxidant.  Vitachrome Active, a popular holistic supplement, has been used to help the body deal with stress, as part of a weight loss program and is often used to improve stamina and athletic performances. Ideally, a CAM Provider can evaluate people’s health requirements and create a helpful strategy to achieve wellness goals.  The article discusses the benefit of supplementaion and how to protect lean body mass during weight loss.

Reference: Willoughby, D.; Hewlings, S.; Kalman, D. Body Composition Changes in Weight Loss: Strategies and Supplementation for Maintaining Lean Body Mass, a Brief Review. Nutrients 2018, 10, 1876.

To view the full article, click here.

Homeopathy – ECHAMP reports growth in France & Italy

Recent surveys, as reported by ECHAMP, the European Coalition on Homeopathy & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products, show that homeopathy continues to grow in France and Italy. We are happy to add that growth in Ireland continues. Homeopathy is commonly used for a wide range of issues including emotional and physical health and the maintenance of good health.

Support for homeopathy will keep emerging as its use in both acute and chronic complaints offers relief and results to end-users. Increasing use stems from growing confidence among doctors, therapists and pharmacies. Websites like the Homeopathy Research Institute  offer informative resources for readers looking for additional research.

To read the full article, click here.

2018; A Year in Review

This time of year is a wonderful opportunity to reflect and show gratitude for the 12 months gone by. Thanks to all our lovely customers for their continued support throughout the year and for your engagement and feedback.

The New Vistas Teaching Academy facilitated various training and seminars throughout 2018. Company philosophy and practice encourages on-going employee and CAM Provider training, personal growth and development. Thank you to all who attended our events this year. We hosted 9 Test Kit Testing workshops throughout Ireland and the UK as well as 7 Homotoxicology workshops. Our sincere gratitude is expressed as always to our tutors Elaine Geary, Yvonne McLaughlin, Sally Ann Hutcheson, Patricia Raven, Anja Ottenheim and Dr Heli Goode for their continued dedication and sharing of knowledge to the wider CAM community. Their active participation throughout the Academy is always greatly enjoyed by attendees. We will be circulating our 2019 Training Plan in the New Year.

This year also welcomed the return of Ian White to our shores. In May, Ian guided participants through three ever-evolving Australian Bush Flower Essences workshops in Malahide Castle; Women’s Health, Mental & Emotional Well-Being and Ian’s own Masterclass. Each day was anchored with a strong sense of empowerment and we look forward to future collaborations with ABFE and IIHF.

 

Martin Murray with Charles Tankard Hahnemann, descendant of Samuel Hahnemann, founder of Homeopathy, at New Horizons, London. July 2018

Agnes McGuinness, renowned Irish Naturopath, also released her first book in the Spring. It documents fresh and new ideas for encouraging good health and vitality. Agnes talks about how she came to be one of Ireland’s most in-demand and respected CAM Practitioners. She discusses the history of integrative therapies and shares some of her favourite home remedies. “Healing: 45 Year Journey” is also available in local health stores and through Amazon.

In July, we participated in the historic New Horizons in Water Science – Evidence for Homeopathy event in London. Lord Ken Ward-Atherton brought together some of the world’s most respected scientists, all in the name of homeopathy and promoting the scientific integration of vibrational medicine and mainstream healthcare.

This year, we introduced Nicotinex and Phosphatex to our Xenobiotic range. Nicotinex helps clear negative taints surrounding the ill-effects of smoking or nicotine toxicity. Phosphatex is used to help lesson agricultural toxicity. With a rise in reports of Multiple Chemical Toxicity (MCT) this year and antibiotic resistance, Xenobiotics become more and more relevant.

May 2019 bring forth great health and blessings to you all. Seasons Greetings.

Angela Burr-Madsen; In loving memory

There are indeed special people in our lives who never leave us, even after they are gone. As we approach our first Christams without our dear friend and mentor, Angela, we pause to remember the wonderful memories and legacy she left behind.

Rosaleen Kelly, a close colleague and friend of Angela’s put together a lovely tribute to her after her passing in January, which we share with you here.

We keep Angela’s family in our thoughts and prayers at this time of year, and are forever grateful for the energy, enthusiasm and passion she brought to kinesiology and CAM therapies.

Children’s Health; Glyphosate Generation

In her recent article, as featured in September’s issue of Irish Pharmacy News, Dr Heli Goode considers the impact environmental toxicity is having on a child’s health and development. She discusses endocrine disruptors, the implications of glyphosate and DDT and how exposure may be inhibiting healthy responses.  Read here.