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The latest news, research and events from the world of natural health

CNM Pioneers Online Natural Health Diploma Courses

Responding to the current worldwide health challenges, the College of Naturopathic Medicine is now offering online its internationally recognised diploma and short courses to overwhelming positive response from the public. CNM graduates and students know:

  • that a healthy and robust body can resist infections better and return to health faster
  • that a strong immune system is important
  • how to boost the immune system naturally

At CNM we believe that good health comes from education and practice. The CNM Diploma courses, based on time-proven natural medicine principles and cutting-edge scientific evidence, include, in addition to the informative lectures, many clinical practice sessions. Students apply their knowledge in real-world clinic scenarios throughout their studies. Combined with thorough business marketing training, this offers CNM graduates all of the skills, knowledge and tools required to start a thriving business upon graduation.

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The Pat Curran Award for Excellence in Customer Service

Many Rude Health readers recently took the opportunity to recommend their Favourite Health Store Staff Member for the Pat Curran Award for Excellence in Customer Service for 2020. The overall winner Marion Moffatt who works at health store Nuts & Grains in Mullingar, Co Westmeath won a €500 cash prize and the store received €500 to give to a charity of their choice.

“I am beyond chuffed,” says Marion, “I’m glad we’ve managed to keep our customers happy and keep up good levels of customer service during a challenging year. I’m delighted they are happy with what we are doing here.”

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Health Stores Ireland Product Awards Winners 2020

Despite not being able to meet as a sector at the annual Vitality show this year, Health Stores Ireland has awarded Best in Category and Highly Commended awards to a range of favourite natural health products. Nominees were short-listed from Tried and Tested articles in Rude Health magazine over the last 12 months and winners were voted for by secret ballot by Health Stores Ireland members.

Health Stores Ireland Chairperson, Martha Brennan, commented that it was heartening to see so many Irish-based brands feature strongly in the awards. She hopes the announcements will bring some cheer and encouragement to the hardworking people behind the brands.

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Holistic healing: sleep issues

I get off to sleep quickly but often wake in the small hours and struggle to get back off to sleep until it’s nearly time to get up! What can I do about this?

Rosie Weston, Nutritional Therapist, CNM graduate answers for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine)

Your sleep can be affected by much more than the food you eat. What you do in the few hours before bedtime can negatively or positively affect your sleep cycle. Alcohol, caffeine, temperature, electronics, pollution and noise are all known sleep disruptors. Best to drink caffeine in the morning and not after 2pm and save alcohol for the weekends. Electronic devices emit blue light which affects melatonin production (our sleep-regulating hormone).

Try not to use these the few hours before bed or wear blue light-blocking glasses. Make sure your bedroom is cool and dark as this creates the best environment for deep sleep.

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Control your allergies

It may be winter, but many people still experience hay fever-like symptoms.

Check out these tips for keeping yours under control.

  • Make sure your house is well ventilated, avoid drying clothes on radiators and/or use a dehumidifier.
  • Vacuum the house regularly using a HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Arresting) filter.
  • Damp dust surfaces regularly, to reduce allergens on surfaces.
  • Wash bedding very regularly to remove allergens.
  • Apply an organic drug-free allergen barrier balm around your nostrils and the bones of the eyes throughout the day to trap dust, pet and mould allergens.
  • Shower at night before going to bed.
  • Ensure your pet is well groomed and shampooed and try to keep them out of bedrooms.
  • Use allergy-friendly mattress covers and bedding.
  • Keep cuddly toys and blankets in a cupboard to prevent the build-up of allergens on them.
  • Hose down your Christmas tree before taking it into the house to remove some of the dust and mould spores.

How to enjoy Christmas

Christmas may be a most wonderful time of the year, but for many people it can cause stress and anxiety. Here are some Rude health tips for making the festive season just that bit easier to cope with.

Put sleep first
without enough sleep you will struggle to hold it all together in these dark days of winter. Make your bedroom a relaxing space – turn off devices, burn lavender essential oil, create a routine to going to sleep that may involve a warm bath or reading a book. If this fails try taking a magnesium supplement.

Change your breakfast
to get your feelgood serotonin into your body you need to up your intake of tryptophan from eggs, fish, bananas, dried dates, soya, almonds and peanuts and combine these with carbohydrates such as oats, brown rice or wholemeal bread. Peanut butter and banana on toast, or boiled egg and toast should do it.

Make festive fun
tune into comedy shows that make you laugh. Laughter really is the best medicine – it can flood your body with feelgood chemicals and decrease stress levels. Go on, have a laugh! Another good way to do this is to play family board games.

MS READaTHON goes online

The MS READaTHON for Multiple Sclerosis Ireland, originally launched by Roald Dahl in 1988, runs until the end of November.

This year it has gone virtual and thousands of readers young and old will take part in raising awareness and vital funds. READaTHON is now encouraging ‘grown up’ readers to take part and get their offices, clubs and families to rediscover their love of reading. Readers can earn virtual Reward Badges and Stars for the goals they achieve, they can build their avatars, share their campaign on social media and rate and review the books they read.

Check out this new, interactive website packed full of amazing features at www.msreadathon.ie


World Vegan month

World Diabetes Day
14 November

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