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Justice for Homoeopathy

You may be familiar with the 2015 Australian Report issued by the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) suggesting that homoeopathy does not work.

Following its release, an investigation by the Australian Homeopathic Association was launched into the NHMRC’s conduct. The report published by them was the second report commissioned and questions have been asked of their reviewing methods, the impartiality of the committee, the findings published, and the whereabouts of the first report.

Subsequent complaints have been raised with the Commonwealth Ombudsman and after initial assessment, the complaint was found to merit a full investigation.

Release The First Report is a global campaign inviting supporters of integrative healthcare and justice to lobby the Australian government to publish the initial report and make right the unfair discrimination against homoeopathy.

Click here to sign this campaign and please share this link with other health enthusiasts.

For more in-depth information, please visit the Homeopathy Research Institute’s website.

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Summer Travel Plans

With holiday upon us, we encourage you to pack some basic essentials which can help weather common complaints while away. Preventative measures are often the easiest way to encourage a smooth and enjoyable vacation. For all Home-Use Kits, we encourage the inclusion of BAC and VIR. BAC is a wonderful remedy to help with tummy upsets and it’s also a great hand sanitizer. No more sticky residue, this is gentle to both the skin and immune system. VIR can be used to help safeguard against nasty bugs and viruses. Take a week beforehand to help prepare the body and strengthen natural responses. As most of us plan to relax and enjoy our holidays for a week or two, Hepex, the homoeopathic liver cleanser, is a courteous way of showing our liver that we do care about it and we are very grateful for all its important detoxification efforts on our behalf.  Microflora Liq. is a homoeopathic probiotic which helps strengthen natural immune responses. It can also help alleviate mild digestive complaints.  If upset stomachs and delicate constitutions are your particular weak areas while travelling, consider Digestive System Liq. It also works wonders after a heavy meal or over-indulgence. ADI may also come in handy for bouts of diarrhea. Remember to stay well hydrated throughout your travels also.

For those of you who take great pleasure in the sun and high temperatures, Australian Bush Flower Essences provide a lovely remedy called Mulla Mulla, which can help with sunburn. It’s great mixed with our own Vitamin E cream but can also be taken internally. It reduces the negative effects of the sun’s rays and encourages feelings of comfort with heat. For those preparing their bodies for the beach, or for people who find they suffer from sun burn, pack the versatile and luscious Argiltubo Clay Mask. Made from Sicilian green clay, this ready-to-use face and body mask can help sooth red or burnt skin. It also improves the look of skin tone, firming and refreshing the appearance of fine lines, stretch marks and cellulite. Its exfoliating and anti-ageing action is another reason this mask is so popular, and it also soothes the appearance of acne and pimples.

Australian Bush Flower Essences also offers a Travel Essence which is great for jet lag. It helps people feel more balanced when they arrive at their destination, especially if they find travelling disorientates, depletes or drains them. For those of nervous disposition, travel with our own ANX. This is a popular first-aid remedy for all sorts of trials and tribulations and it helps restore a sense of calm and peace for those who feel agitated and anxious. It can be particularly helpful for those who don’t enjoy flying. Speaking of which, don’t forget some Algin, to help counteract the negative effects of airport travel. Often people find themselves quite unbalanced after flights. This can also be due to the disruption of the central meridian equilibrium. So keep in mind how the environment around you makes you feel and how it can affect you and your wellness.


Complementary Medicine

An interesting article entitled ‘The health professional embracing complementary medicine’ was published in ‘The Irish Times’ this week.


To view the full article click here

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.

To view the article click here

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.

For more information please click here

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.

To view the fill article click here

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.