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

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 2021. This year there are two overall winners Jill Bell from Well & Good in Midleton, Co Cork and Hannah Dare from Organico in Bantry, Co Cork. Each has won a €500 cash prize and the store received €500 to give to a charity of their choice.

Voter Claire wrote about Well & Good: "Through the pandemic it's been a go-to for so many items that sustained us for the last year and a half."

Voter Saoirse said of Organico: "an absolute gem in Bantry, a wealth of information, served with a friendly smile. They've been supporting the locals throughout the pandemic and working hard – they're my favourite place to shop in town."

Congratulations to our overall consumer winner Rosemary Walshe from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford who wins a €300 Hotel Break and Eskimo-3 hamper, and runners up Brigitte Le Juez, from Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan; Sandra Bealin from Blessington, Co Wicklow and Marian Collins from Strokestown, Co Roscommon who win Eskimo-3 hampers.

Rosemary Walshe nominated Evolv. Brigitte Le Juez nominated Bee Healthy, Glasslough St. Sandra Bealin nominated Harvest Fare. Marian Collins nominated Healthy Beings.

New Horan's store for Dun Laoghaire

A brand new Horan's health store has opened in Dun Laoghaire. Established in 1988, Horan's is a 100% Irish-owned business with 15 stores across Munster including shops in Tralee, Killarney, Limerick City, Cork, Tipperary along with the new Dublin store in Dun Laoghaire. Their online health store offers expertise, knowledge and health products to customers across Ireland.

Q. I'm struggling with a hormone imbalance, are there any natural remedies that can help?

Written by Michelle Sanchez, Naturopath, Nutritionist and Medical Herbalist for CNM College of Naturopathic Medicine

A. The cause of hormone imbalance is often multifactorial. Diet, exercise and lifestyle play a huge role in hormone health. Lifestyle factors including stress, not exercising or over exercising, and following a poor diet could cause an imbalance. Other causes include injury, trauma, eating disorders, certain medications and health conditions such as diabetes, thyroid dysfunction and adrenal gland disorders.

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Did you know?

Allicin is the key active ingredient that is produced when garlic is crushed and is part of the plant's natural defence system. It has been the subject of much research and can be found in fresh garlic and supplements. It quickly changes into other compounds, so using a stabilised form is important in a supplement. Recently, Allicin International conducted a small trial with participants who were experiencing the effects of Long Covid. Volunteers in the UK, USA and Hungary took five capsules per day then completed questionnaires.

Results showed 71% of participants recorded an increase in their wellness score and 94% recorded a decrease in symptoms.

Sing and dance key to healthy ageing

A new report published by the Institute of Public Health (IPH) has found that arts and creativity can help improve physical, psychological, and social health and wellbeing in older adults. Arts and Creativity in Later Life: Implications for Public Health and Older People reviewed more than 70 international studies investigating the potential health and wellbeing benefits of dancing, music and singing, visual and creative arts, and drama and theatre. The research found that dance is particularly beneficial for improving balance, mobility, strength, flexibility, physical activity, as well as improving cognitive function. Music and singing can provide improvements in cognitive function and improved emotions as well as social connections and a sense of wellbeing. This review assessed 73 studies from 18 separate countries, half of which related to dance.

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MS READaTHON this November

The 2021 MS Readathon begins on November 1st and lasts the full month of November. This year MS Ireland will be launching an updated interactive website and thousands of readers young and old will take part in raising awareness and vital funds to support the 9,000 people living with MS, the most common debilitating neurological condition affecting young adults in Ireland.

Traditionally, the campaign has been popular amongst schoolchildren in Ireland, but this year MS Ireland is encouraging "˜grown up' readers to take part and get their offices, clubs and families to rediscover their love of reading. MS Ireland is hoping to replicate last year's successful virtual campaign where almost 10,000 readers and over 300 schools took part. For more info

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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World Vegan Month

14 November
World Diabetes Day

19 November
International Men's Day

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