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Homeopathy Awareness Week 2020

It is ever so appropriate that World Health Day and Homeopathy Awareness Week fall within days of each other. Earliest reports suggest the Ancient Greeks noted the benefits of the Law of Similar – treating like with like.

Today we remember Dr Samuel Hahnemann’s birthday. He is considered the modern Father of Homeopathy and this is why we commence Homeopathy Awareness Week on April 10th. Homeopathy is highly regarded throughout the world. It is one of the most popular medicine systems in India. It is used to stimulate healing responses physically, mentally and emotionally. Nationally, we recognise the important role Homoeotherapy – integrating natural and complementary practices such as homeopathy, kinesiology, acupuncture, bio resonance, reflexology and additional CAM services to enhance optimum whole-health responses – plays in the well-being of our lives and that of our family and friends. Throughout Ireland there are busy Practitioners helping people navigate difficult terrains. That could be serious health concerns, both physically or emotionally or when people feel at an impasse in their lives and need some professional guidance and direction, to enhance their vital force and empower them with the tools to make the best decisions for their life’s journey.

The World Health Organisation defines health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” It is pragmatic to consider that good health is an on-going state. When people feel well, they are in balance, they are connected with their true sense of purpose, they recognise the continuous journey of healthy choices throughout their lives. It is unrealistic to think that the consideration of being healthy only begins at the first sign of symptoms.

Homoeopathy is considered a safe and natural healthcare system. The ingredients used are sourced from nature and honours the vibrational environment in which it works. It is used everyday for both acute and chronic concerns, even by well-know figures including Queen Elizabeth and David Beckham. It gently communicates and respects the body, allowing time and space for cellular restoration and spiritual awareness.

To learn more about Homeopathy Awareness Week, read here. If you are looking for a local Homoeotherapy Practitioner, please contact us for further information.

Wishing you all extremely good health over this long weekend.

'Clean Hands' from Dublin Herbalists

Hand Sanitiser by Dublin Herbalists

‘Clean Hands’ is a light and easily-absorbed hand sanitiser spray which leaves hands feeling fresh, soft and protected. It contains 65% Isopropyl Alcohol to keep your hands clean, Gylcerin to protect and moisturise, Lemon essential oil to refresh and uplift and Tea Tree oil to help ward off germs.

During times of national camaraderie, we all have a part to play. Supporting independent and local farmers, shops, businesses and ventures offers stability and invests in regional skills, talents and materials. Energetically, it helps promote continuation. Who better to use during times of unpredictability than those who are close to us. It nurtures a sense of representation, of local pride and contributes to national growth and security.

Dublin Herbalists’ story is one we can all relate to – seeking natural and pure skincare products sourced from Mother Nature. Read more about Naturopath and Herbalist Claire Brett here.

This hand sanitiser offers a beautiful aroma and is ideal for sunny, Summery days ahead.

You can order this hand sanitiser here


Australian Bush Flower Essences Test Kit - two boxes

Managing Stress and Flower Essences

Flower essences have been used throughout the ages, even dating back to the ancient Egyptians who collected dew to help with emotional imbalances. Under the Homoeotherapy umbrella, their subtle energy patterns are used to encourage emotional, spiritual, mental and physical harmony. Today, there are many difference flower essences to choose from. However, having worked with Australian Bush Flower Essences for many years, our Practitioners  acknowledge that clients resonate carefully and successfully with Ian White’s practical range.

According to Ian, a fifth-generation Herbalist and Naturopath, Australian plants possess an inherent strength. Metaphysically, the counrty is regarded for its wise, old energy. Ian harnesses these properties as well as the combined power of the land to provide this range of essences which helps empower those who use them. They can help clear energetic blocks which block an individual from connecting with their true selves – that intuitive space which recognises life purpose. Ian’s flower essences can help provide clarity, courage and enthusiasm. They are often used by people who are looking to stregthen their self-esteem, spiritual connections or for those seeking to unlock creativity or fun in their lives. Ian describes the effects of the flower essences as “similar to that of meditation” in that they help the person access the wisdom of their Higher Self. In his book, ‘Australian Bush Flower Remedies’, Ian talks about how Healing is promoted through the release of negative, unhelpful or false beliefs. In turn, the body is flooded with positive virtues such as love, joy, faith – feelings which are fundamental with the Higher Self.

During this current climate, Ian has compiled some helpful suggestions such as Calm & Clear Essence or Cognis Essence. Read more from Ian on how people can  manage stress or overwhelming feelings here.

Stress can be defined as any type of change that causes physical, emotional or psychological strain. However, not all types of stress are harmful or even negative. Good stress, or what psychologists refer to as eustress, is the type of stress we feel when we are excited. Our pulse quickens and our hormones surge, but there is no fear or threat.

A perceived threat or danger can trigger a stress response in the body, known as the fight-or-flight response. During this reaction, certain hormones like adrenaline and cortisol are released. This speeds the heart rate, slows digestion, shunts blood flow to major muscle groups, and changes various other Autonomic Nervous functions, giving the body a burst of energy and strength. The fight-or-flight response was originally named for its ability to enable us to physically fight or run away when faced with danger; however, it is now often activated in situations where neither response is appropriate – like in traffic or during a stressful day at work.

When the perceived threat is gone, systems are designed to return to normal function via the relaxation response, where the Autonomic Nervous System functioning returns to normal. But in cases of chronic stress, the relaxation response doesn’t occur often enough and being in a near-constant state of flight-or-fight can imbalance and weaken the physical body. Stress also takes an emotional toll. Some stressors may produce feelings of mild anxiety or frustration, while prolonged stress can lead to burnout, anxiety disorders and depression.

Homoeotherapy and Natural Healthcare Practitioners can provide resourceful  and efficient ways of managing detrimental affects of stress, but especially if chronic stress is taking its toll on your physical and emotional wellness. There are plenty of local Natural Healthcare Practitioners available for consultations and who can advise a Personalised Health Plan in line with your own individual and specific needs.


Immunity & Zinc; Important Nutrition Research

Zinc is an important nutrient when it comes to immunity. A review published by the Molecular Diversity Preservation International shows how zinc plays a central role in the immune system and how zinc-deficient individuals experience increased susceptibility to a variety of pathogens. The researchers from the Aachen University Hospital in Germany describe the links between altered zinc homeostasis and disease development. The review considers cellular function, such as the intracellular killing of harmful pathogens, cytokine production as well as ROS production, and how they are dependent on zinc. These responses and overall immunity are impaired when zinc is deficient. According to the authors, changes in extracellular zinc levels have been suggested to activate immune cells, functioning as ‘danger signals’. In this regard, zinc can be recognised as a gatekeeper of healthy immunity since the adequate function of almost all immune cells is highly zinc-dependent.

Whole Health Immune Complex contains active ingredients including Zinc which supports immune defences. This supplement is a colloidal mineral providing a targeted approach for easily-absorbed nutrition.

Reference: Wessels, I., Maywald, M., Rink, L. (2017) ‘Zinc as a Gatekeeper of Immune Function’, University Hospital RWTH Aachen

To view the full article, click here

Understanding Homoeopathy

Over the past few months, there have been a few developments and initiatives that have kept the debate on homeopathy alive in the media. Homoeopathy continues to undergo scrutiny and strong statements are frequently made in the media against it. You will rarely hear public figures speak out in favour of Homoeopathy. New Vistas Healthcare continues to support our colleagues in the European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products (ECHAMP).

ECHAMP have devised a summary of recent news and links to some of the resources that seek to bring a better balance to the discussions.

To read the full summary click here

Australian Bush Flower Essences – Podcast

UK based practitioner, Gloria Kimberley hosts a very informative podcast with Ian White, founder of Australian Bush Flower Essences.

Gloria has been using Australian Bush Flower Essences and recommending them for many years but she wanted to learn more. She attended a 3 day Workshop with Ian White in beautiful Malahide Castle in Ireland in 2018 and was given the opportunity to interview the man himself!

To listen to this podcast and learn how the Australian Bush Flower Essences support emotional healing click here

Numerology & Australian Bush Flower Essences Workshop – Ian White

Numerology & Australian Bush Flower Essences

Date: Saturday & Sunday May 9th & 10th 2020
Venue: Maldron Hotel, Roxboro, Limerick
Price: €300 Early Bird, if booked and paid in full before March 20th. Bookings thereafter €360.

Learn how to quickly & easily understand your partner, friends, family and clients
Numerology considers the mystical properties of numbers and offers insightful understanding of an individual’s personality & abilities. As a useful tool, it can assist with life choices, careers, relationships and achieving their higher purpose. Ian White will teach participants about Personal Year Cycles, Ruling Numbers & how best maximise Bush essences within the information obtained for friends and clients. Learning out-comes:

• The inherent quality of each number
• Personal Year Cycles – 9 Year Cycles of Change
• Ruling Numbers – Life’s Primary Pathway
• Day Numbers – The Other Side of You
• The Arrows – Added Strengths
• Chart Compatibility and Comparison
• Recognising major strengths and weaknesses inherent in the chart
• Selecting specific Bush Essences for all aspects of a chart

No prerequisites for this workshop.
Please note: Depending on the number of participant questions and the flow of each workshop, as well as time constraints, all topics may not be covered.
To book your place today click here

P.R.A.N.A. I

P.R.A.N.A. Polarity Reflex Analysis & Nutritional Assessment Kinesiology

Date: March 7th & 8th 2020
Venue: CityNorth Hotel, Gormanston, Dublin
Price: €300, to be paid in full prior to commencement
Registration: 8:45am. Course: 9am-5pm.
Tutor: Pat Roche, MKAI

PRANA is a complete professional, multi-dimensional energy assessment program. It uses the energy field to trace the root cause of body/mind imbalances, empowering the client to receive the best possible wellness outcomes. The weekend includes practical learning sessions, building the Practitioner’s confidence in this mode of testing. PRANA helps deliver efficient and exact responses, creating a more stable regeneration of a toxic and stressed environment. Participants must be proficient in TFH (Touch for Health). To book your place today click here

Red Yeast Rice – Cholesterol

A scientific study published by the European Food Safety Authority validates the health claims relating to the active ingredient Monacolin K from red yeast rice and the maintenance of normal blood LDL cholesterol. Elevated LDL cholesterol is an increasing health concern. The maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels is best achieved under the guidance of a CAM Practitioner, where a person’s individualised needs can be met and monitored.

New Vistas Red Yeast Rice Complex is a popular food supplement containing 100mg of Monacolin K. The article addresses the benefits of supplementation on cholesterol management and heart health.

Reference: EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA); Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to monacolin K from red yeast rice and maintenance of normal blood LDL cholesterol concentrations (ID 1648, 1700) Pursuant to Article 13 (1) Regulation (EC) 1924/2006 EFSA Journal 2011;9 (7) : 2304

To view the full article click here

GABA – Motor learning behaviour

A report published in the journal Current Biology describes the roles of GABA in learning related brain activity. It is a neurotransmitter that affects many aspects of health, especially emotional and physical stability and plays a crucial role in learning and memory. It is prominent in regions of the brain like the hippocampus responsible for memory formation.

The report offers a strong rationale for the use of interventions that decrease/increase GABA in a localized region in conjunction with rehabilitation for patients suffering with motor learning difficulties.

Reference: Charlotte J. Stagg, The Role of GABA in Human Motor Learning, 2011, 21:6

To view the full report click here

Vitachrome Active from New Vistas

Green Tea – Heart Health

A recent study published in the Journal of Preventive Cardiology addresses the health benefits of green tea in reducing the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. It is an excellent anti-oxidant. Vitachrome Active, is a popular holistic supplement. It has been used to help the body deal with stress and is often used to improve stamina and energy levels. 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 green tea and how its protects the cardiovascular system.

Reference: Xinyan Wang, Tea consumption and the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality: The China-PAR project, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2020

To view the full article click here

Turmeric Juice- Skin Aging

The skin is the barrier that segregates the body from the outer environment. It protects the body from water loss and microorganism infection. As it is the largest organ of the body, the skin shows obvious signs of aging as a person grows older.
Skin aging is a complex biological process which is influenced by a combination of intrinsic (genetics, cellular metabolism, hormone and metabolic processes) and extrinsic (chronic light exposure, pollution, ionizing radiation, chemical toxins) factors. One of the primary reasons for skin aging is free radical damage.
Turmeric is a native Asian plant and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for around 4,000 years for its health benefits. Research has shown that Turmeric may have a range of benefits for the skin including protecting us from premature aging. Studies suggest that natural constituents of turmeric juice, especially curcumin, may possess particularly strong antioxidant activity, and may directly reduce skin aging – including preventing moisture loss and protecting against wrinkles.
The New Vistas pure, organic Turmeric Juice is carefully harvested and preserved to retain vital phytonutrients and active ingredients. Our Turmeric Juice is the most complete and active form of turmeric. It is the blend of active curcumin and its essential oils that make our pure Turmeric Juice a powerful antioxidant and a beneficial food supplement.
Take one tbsp. daily. It can be taken directly or mixed in water or juice. It is best taken in the morning, preferably on an empty stomach, to aid maximum absorption.

As well as benefitting skin aging, turmeric juice it has many other benefits for optimal health due to its anti-inflammatory potential. The polyphenol compound, curcumin, alone or combined with other agents, could represent an effective drug for cancer therapy.

A very interesting study carried out by Antonio Giordano and Giuseppina Tommonaro was published in Nutrients.

To view the full article click here
Reference: Antonio Giordano and Giuseppina Tommonaro , Review Curcumin and Cancer, Nutrients 2019, 11(10)