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World Environment Day

World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. On the 5th June 2019, World Environment Day will be on the theme of air pollution. Hosted by China, World Environment Day invites us to consider how we can make changes in our daily lives to reduce air pollution, which in turn can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and benefit people’s health too.
Air pollution has a profound effect on our well-being and on the health of the flora and fauna of our planet. Apart from causing respiratory diseases, air pollution is a major cause of heart attacks, lung cancer and stroke in people. Air pollution also harms our natural environment, decreasing the oxygen supply in our oceans, making it harder for plants to grow and contributing to climate change.
How much pollution we breathe in is dependent on many factors, such as access to clean energy for cooking and heating, the time of the day and the weather. Rush hour traffic is an obvious source of local pollution, but air pollution can travel long distances, sometimes across continents on international weather patterns.
Ireland’s position on the west of Europe means that it is the first in line for fresh air from the Atlantic Ocean. However more than 1,500 people are thought to die in Ireland each year from breathing polluted air.
The five main sources of air pollution are agriculture, transport, household, industry and waste. These are all man-made and can be averted through good policies and practices.
Methane and ammonia produced by agricultural processes and livestock, contributes to ground level ozone causing asthma and other respiratory illnesses. The global transport sector accounts for almost one quarter of energy related carbon dioxide emissions. Diesel emissions have been in the spotlight since 2015 when Volkswagen was caught cheating regulatory tests. Virtually all diesel cars were then revealed to be pumping out far more pollution on the road than in official tests. In 2016, 71% of new cars in Ireland were diesel; the highest share of any European country. The main source of household air pollution is the indoor burning of fossil fuels such as wood and other bio-mass based fuels to cook, heat and light homes. Research at UCC found that particulate pollution can increase by 10 times during the evenings in small towns across Ireland because of coal, wood and peat burning. Industrial energy production is also a leading source of air pollution. Coal-burning power plants are a major contributor, while diesel generators are a growing concern in off-grid areas. Industrial processes and solvent use in the chemical and mining industries also pollute the air. Open waste burning and organic waste in landfills release harmful dioxins, furans, methane and black carbon into the atmosphere. Globally, an estimated 40% of waste is openly burned. The problem is most severe in urbanised regions and developing countries. Open burning of agricultural and municipal waste is practiced in 166 out of 193 countries. However not all air pollution comes from human activity. Volcanic eruptions, dust storms and other natural processes also cause problems. Sand and dust storms are particularly concerning. Fine particles of dust can travel thousands of miles on the back of these storms, which may also carry pathogens and harmful substances, causing acute and chronic respiratory problems.
New Vistas provide a range of xenobiotics which can help people with health issues arising from air pollution. Opsin II can help the body to detox toxins resulting from inhalant allergies. Agritex is a remedy specifically designed to help the body to deal with agricultural toxins while Industriox is specifically designed to aid in detoxifying industrial toxins from the body. Envirox is a highly recommended remedy in the treatment of pollution sensitivity. Fringed Violet can also be helpful in decreasing sensitivity to environmental irritants and chemical pollution.

Hay Fever Season

Allergic Rhinitis, more commonly known as Hay Fever becomes a cause for concern for many at this time of year. The pollen count is on the rise and symptoms of runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing are exacerbated leading to poor concentration, fatigue and irritability among sufferers. Thankfully, therapies like Acupuncture and Homoeopathy can help to ease symptoms. An article published in the Journal ‘Allergology International’ discusses the use of ‘Complementary and alternative medicine for allergic rhinitis in Japan’. It is always best to seek professional advice as individual health requirements can vary from person to person.

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Reference: Syuji Yonekura et al Complementary and alternative medicine for allergic rhinitis in Japan, Allergology International, Allergology International, Volume 66, Issue 3, July 2017,

Strengthening the immune system during hay fever season is also key. The ‘Whole Health Immune Complex’ supports an optimal immune response, keeping symptoms under control.

Natural Mineral Clay – Antibacterial

A review paper published in the Journal, International Geology Reviews outlines the antibacterial properties of natural clay. Natural clays have been used in ancient and modern times to heal skin conditions. Clay minerals are added to cosmetic and pharmaceutical formulations because of their therapeutic characteristics. Untreated clay minerals are abundant in nature and very effective at killing a broad spectrum of pathogens. Therefore, clay is an inexpensive treatment modality for infection. Argital natural cosmetics are a popular clay based skincare range for those suffering with chronic to mild skin conditions. Ideally a CAM Provider can assess individual health requirements and advise with regard to suitability of use. This article addresses the benefits of clay and it’s healing properties.

Reference: Lynda B. Williams and Shelley E. Hayden ‘Evaluation of the medicinal use of clay minerals as antibacterial agents’, Int Geol Rev. 2010, 52(7/8)

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13-19th May 2019. This year’s theme is body image. This topic is relevant to everyone. It spans across gender, age sexuality and ethnicity. Body image can have a profound effect on mental and physical health. Mental Health Awareness Week aims to ignite conversation about the relationship between the body and the mind. A holistic view towards the body/mind connection can help to prevent mental health problems. Another key goal of Mental Health Awareness Week is to share research on the topic of mental health and it’s impact on our overall health status. An article published in Positive Health Online gives great insight into the impact of emotional stress on health.
Reference: Sally Ann Hutcheson, RS Hom., ND, Cert. ASK, MBANT, CNHC, CSTA – As published in Positive Health Online – Issue 232, August 2016

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World Asthma Day

Each year, the first Tuesday of May marks World Asthma Day (WAD). It is organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. GINA organises WAD in collaboration with healthcare groups and asthma educators throughout the world. The aim; to increase information, care and support for those affected by asthma. Ireland has the fourth highest prevalence of asthma in the world. The Asthma Society of Ireland (ASI), our national charity, is dedicated to empowering Ireland’s 470,000 people with asthma. Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs which causes breathing problems. Symptoms of asthma include breathlessness, coughing, wheezing and a feeling of tightness in the chest. These symptoms vary in frequency and severity. The symptoms may simply occur when the body has to work harder, for example walking quickly, running or going upstairs. House dust may provoke an asthma attack as may exposure to cat, dog or horse hair. People who suffer from hay fever may find that they get asthma-like symptoms too. Whilst asthma cannot be cured, the symptoms can be controlled enabling people with asthma to live full lives. A kinesiologist can help to identify the stress that’s a contributory factor to asthma. Muscle testing is a unique way to find out what specifically is affecting a person, such as food sensitivities, emotional stresses and other imbalances. Kinesiology acupressure techniques can be used to access the areas of stress through the Chinese energy system, helping alleviate severe or troublesome symptoms. Kinesiology can also help detect the root of ill-health problems. Chronic illness is a complex and multi-layered issue. Homeopathy maintains an individualised approach to medicine. It considers the reasons why an illness took hold in the first place by addressing deeper constitutional issues. As systems in the body start to deteriorate, other things can go wrong, leading to increasingly poor health. The opposite is true when we begin to support, repair, drain and detoxify the body. Good health can return when we give ourselves the right stimulus. There are plenty of opportunities to educate, learn and explore, especially when it comes to patient care and chronic illness. We encourage all CAM enthusiasts to consider and share how natural medicines and therapies can contribute to improved quality-of-living and better health.

Hurry!!! – Limited availability for Ian White Workshop

There are limited spaces now available for the much anticipated ‘Kinesiology and Australian Bush Flower Essences Two Day Workshop’ on June 29th and 30th, 2019.
The workshop is filling up quickly so to avoid disappointment book online or call a member of our team to secure a place.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Immune Defence – Colloidal Minerals

The ‘Whole Health Immune Complex’ launched this month and so far, customer feedback has been extremely positive. This food supplement nourishes the body with colloidal minerals; used specifically for their enhanced bio-availability. It also contains amino acids, biologically active vitamin D3 and Betox beta-glucan, one of the purest and natural sources of immune modulators. Immune system support is always best achieved under the guidance of a CAM Practitioner where a person’s individual needs can be monitored and met.
Whole Health – the purpose is in the name – strategically supports normal functioning of the entire body. It enhances cells, nerves, muscles, bone and heart vitality. It promotes an alkalised environment and aids inflammatory concerns. The synergy of the ingredients encourages improved oxygen transportation and wound healing. Microscopic nutrients and dissolved minerals also provide a natural source of electrolytes. Ideally a CAM Provider can identify people’s health requirements and tailor a personalised health plan for the individual.

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World Homoeopathy Awareness Week 2019

World Homoeopathy Awareness Week (April 10th-16th) celebrates the birth of Samuel Hahnemann, the respected German physician recognised as the father of homoeopathy. April 10th commemorates his birthday. During Homoeopathy Awareness Week, people celebrate this occasion and use the opportunity to raise awareness of homoeopathy and how it helps improve health and wellbeing. The primary goals of World Homoeopathy Awareness Week are to raise public awareness of homoeopathy and improve accessibility to homoeopathy. It inspires a variety of public events. Free lectures, media interviews & educational posts, to name just a few, are provided and shared in over 40 countries. We encourage all members of the CAM community to participate and celebrate the shared successes of homoeopathy.

World Health Day 2019

World Health Day – April 7th
Every year the WHO run a themed campaign to mark World Health Day. This year’s theme is ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere’. It offers the opportunity to communicate the importance of justice in healthcare services, not only for the health of individuals, but also for the health of economies and society at large. CAM Providers can do their bit to ensure sustainability of services by lobbying for greater government support. CAM Therapies are fast becoming reliable tools to help prevent and support chronic health conditions. They should be available to all socio-economic demography, irrespective of financial status. Consumer health will benefit more if CAM therapies are offered through the public health system. ‘The Australian Report’ is an example of fighting adversity and standing up against those who try to discredit the CAM sector. Please use World Health Day on April 7th as an opportunity to offer hope to people everywhere that a healthcare utopia may one day be possible.
“Decisions are made by those who show up”

Colloidal Minerals – Immunity

We are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Whole Health Immune Complex’, a colloidal mineral solution for optimal immunity.

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As with any mineral supplement, a CAM Provider can evaluate individual health requirements and needs.

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Quercetin – Diabetes

A review paper was recently published in the Journal ‘Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy’ which outlines the literature supporting the role of the flavonoid quercetin in protecting against diabetes and its complications. Quercetin possesses hypoglycemic properties as well as its much researched anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet and estrogenic properties.

New Vistas Vitamin C Capsules contain quercetin. This supplement was designed to fight free radicals, cellular ageing and inflammation. Ideally a CAM Provider can devise a suitable program to cater for an individual’s health needs. This article discusses the benefits of supplementation to combat chronic health issues like diabetes.

Reference: Guang-Jiang Shi et al In vitro and in vivo evidence that quercetin protects against diabetes and its complications: A systematic review of the literature, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 2019

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Brain Awareness Week

March 11th – 17th is ‘Brain Awareness Week’. It is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

A study published in the Journal ‘Nutrition’ supports the use of vitamins and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the elderly population to help combat brain aging. Dementia related diseases such as Alzheimer’s are prevalent worldwide but the focus is primarily on offering palliative treatment of symptoms for the patient. A more promising alternative in disease prevention is to maintain a healthy brain for as long as possible. This study investigates the optimal supply of nutrients necessary for maintaining normal functioning of the brain. One of these nutrients is docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). This omega-3 fatty acid is found in high levels in algae oil. The Norsan Omega 3 Vegan Oil contains 1176mg of DHA per dose. Ideally a CAM Provider can evaluate individual health requirements and devise a suitable personalised health plan so as to monitor and meet a person’s needs. This review concludes that the use of vitamin and DHA supplementation for the aging population is a viable alternative approach to delaying brain aging and for protecting against dementia.

Reference: M. Hasan Mohajeri Ph.D., Barbara Troesch Ph.D., Peter Weber M.D., Ph.D. ‘Inadequate supply of vitamins and DHA in the elderly: Implications for brain aging and Alzheimer-type dementia’, Nutrition 2015

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