A balanced diet is pivotal to maintaining overall good health, but when it comes to additional nutritional support that you may need, we love Sun Chlorella!
Positive Life Optimistic October: Samhain Festival, Yoga gathering, Tantra @ Positive Nights & More!
Optimistic October! Autumn is here, bringing the beautiful colours in the foliage, the chills you feel when the wind blows on the early mornings and that lovely craving for the best hot cocoa in town! As every year, we get ready for Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve or simply Halloween and look forward to even more cozy nights next to our loved ones! Our Vibes this month is filled with beautiful events and as always lovely recommendations for your mind, body & spirit! Remember our Autumn issue of Positive life Magazine is now out! Sign up here to get a chilled copy in your postbox! Loads of love, from all the team. Join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if you haven’t already.x
Samhain & Yoga!
Samhain Yoga Retreat
Date: 27-29 October 2017
Location: Old Head of Kinsale, Cork, Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way Yoga invites you to celebrate the Celtic New Year with a 3 day relaxing retreat in Cork! The retreat includes vegetarian cuisine, accommodation and yoga classes.
Angel Therapy at Positive Nights
Corin Grillo / Angel Therapy
Positive Nights Event (Powerscourt Theatre)
Date: October 26th, 2017
This evening we welcome Corin Grillo to the stage. Weaving a combo of both traditional and energy/intuitive based therapies Corin provides an ideal environment for clients to make profound and often rapid positive changes. She works collaboratively with clients and help them tap in to their own inner voice, so that they can listen to their own wisdom on how to support and ignite their path towards healing.
Corin will also be hosting her own weekend workshop in dublin, find out more below:
Clothing with a Conscience!
Grown A clothing line with personal values that is conscious of the effects retail companies and their associated energy consumption has on the environment. For this reason they produce clothing with a shared responsibility for such impact. One TREE is planted for every T-shirt made. Their clothes are also very lovely! Slip them on this autumn and feel the vibes.
Vitamin C for a Healthy Autumn!
Abundance & Health : fresh new product: Altrient Vitamin C sachets. This high strength nutritional supplement is made to pharmaceutical standards to crash through your body’s absorption barriers -to get high potency vitamin C where you need it most, to your cells.
Visit abundanceandhealth.co.uk to get them and stay healthy and ready this season!
Yoga Gathering 2017!
October 27-30th, 2017
Seagrave House, Dunany, Co. Louth, Ireland
The first annual Kundalini Yoga is a moment when the timing is just right for a big and beautiful experience to unfold! Kundalini yoga teachers, inspirational speakers and Kirtan musicians will come together to share an elevated consciousness with anyone who feels the call to participate.
For tickets & more info visit wellwithin.ie/yoga-gathering
The Organic Trust in Ireland
The Organic Trust was established as a voluntary not-for-profit organisation. The Trust is the centre of excellence when it comes to organic inspection and certification. They have a very broad range of organic technical expertise available within their organisation.
You can learn more about their services and their work by visiting organictrust.ie
Queen of Tantra @ Positive Nights!
Date: October 5th, 2017
Positive Nights event.
The Powerscourt Theatre.
7:30pm – 9:30pm
On this very special evening Paul welcomes back the queen of Tantra, Dawn Cartwright! We will for sure have another beautiful evening to enjoy her wonderful guidance and insights into love & relationships.
Join Paul & Dawn for an evening of love and intimacy that is sure to inspire. You’ll be guided through Tantra practices that open the heart. A journey into the far reaches of human sexuality and Tantra.
Positive Vibes Majestic May: Kevin James, Sarah McLean, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Healthy Supplements and more!!
Majestic May! We are in full spring now! May has brought us the gift of beautiful weather to our emerald Isle and we are LOVING it! The busy bees are out, plans for BBQ’s and outside events are running smoothly; the sky is blue and all is well with the world. We have an amazing list of recommendations for you including Positive Nights events, A one of a kind theatre presentation, Kevin James and friends, and much more! Get ready because our Summer issue is coming out June 1st and is a seriously bumper issue! We have interviews with the insightful Eckhart Tolle, the beautiful Deva Premal, Brain and meditation expert Joe Dispenza and plenty more! Sign up here to get a hot copy in your postbox!
Dr. Joe Dispenza in Ireland!
Date: September 29- October 1st
Royal Dublin Society (RDS), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge
Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Progressive Workshop returns to Dublin in 2017 presenting a unique three day workshop where Joe will lead you through the language of science to reveal the latest research and findings of how to step into a new personal reality!
Don’t miss our exclusive interview with Dr. Dispenza in the coming Summer issue!
You can get tickets and learn more here!
Healthy Supplements for Family & Pets!
Diatomaceus Earth Ireland brings you the naturally occurring Silica compound that can be of much benefit to us when included in our meals. Some of the benefits are Healthier Colon, Increased energy, Healthier skin & Healthy hair. Our family, including our pets can use it as well as a natural boost, and its organic.
Well worth checking out:
Healthy & Delicious Food Bars!
Near to Nature offer a snack bar that is a healthier and handier option for your busy day. In fact these N2N bars are much more than just a snack, they are what we like to call ‘a functional food’! The bars are hand-made in small batches at Crossagalla Food Kitchens in Ballysimon, Limerick.
We tried their Turmeric bar and it is gorgeous! Check here for their products.
Positive Nights: Sarah McLean & The Power of Attention
Date: Thursday May 11th, 2017
The Powerscourt Theatre, Dublin 2
A long-time meditator and teacher, Sarah shares how attention is the most powerful—yet frequently overlooked—currency we humans are endowed with. She will be our guest at Positive Nights to help us discover how to reclaim our power of attention so you can hear the call to living your most creative, fulfilling, and peaceful life. She is recommended by, among many others, Deepak Chopra and Byron Katie.
One Night Only: The Watchmaker!
Date: May 5th, 2017
Location: Olympia Theatre
The Watchmaker ballet touches upon a universal issue: that of happiness, of self-actualisation and well-being available to us every day. This ballet is unique in the way that it brings street dance into the theatre and gives it a central focus. We love the vibe the artwork and the people, lovely work.
It is for sure a beautiful presentation with amazing dancers, Dont miss it! click here for tickets.
Kevin James & Friends in Dublin!
Date: May 13th
Location: IrishTown Gospel Hall, Dublin 4
Kevin James with Kim Kindersley and special guests! Double Dublin session. Deep mystical kirtan with a bolt of lightning.They have moved the circle closer to the city this time and are running two consecutive nights!
Positive Vibes, Active April: Simrit Kaur in Concert, Intuitive Workshop with Paul Buggle and much more!
Spring is here, as promised! The yearly extra hour on the clock announces longer days with more beautiful light to enjoy! We hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s day and are looking forward to the upcoming Easter break! We bring you an action packed April with interesting courses, events, Health products recommendations and much more! Our Spring issue is now out and yes, that JP Sears interview is hilarious! Theres plenty to enjoy reading such as Earthsong, Rick Hanson and of course our always wonderful regular writers. Sign up here to get a copy in your postbox!
Simrit Kaur in Dublin
Date: May 27th
All Hallow’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
Simrit Kaur is hailed world-wide for her haunting voice, music and undeniable and rare ability to transmit deep humanity and pure love through her sound. She is known for her revolutionary innovation in hypnotic world and chant music that heals and evokes the innate power within all.
A Training Event in Positive Neuroplasticity
Dates: June 6-8, 2017
Location: Grand Hotel, Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Rick Hanson comes with an Intensive three day workshop. Join this New York Times bestselling author for a deep experiential exploration of positive brain change – the essence of self-reliance and lasting inner strength and peace in a topsy-turvy world.
Check for tickets and more info on PNT (Positive Neuroplasticity Training) here
Kryon Channelling in Dublin
Date: April 30th, 2017
Location: Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland.
Lee Carroll & Monica Muranyi will be in Dublin to allow us to experience the wisdom from beyond with these 2 world renowned channels! Special guest Prageet Harris, Alcazar and the Stargate!
Intuitive Workshop with Paul Buggle
Date: April 8th, 2017
Location, Monkstown, Dublin, Ireland
Paul Buggle is bringing us for the second time this very special workshop. A day of exploring and connecting to your intuitive self. This intuitive workshop helps one to evolve the innate ability that we all have. The schedule for the day will be a guided meditation, learning attunement skills, practical exercises with discussion, individual assistance and guidance as well as a vegan lunch included.
Wild Nutrition Supplements
Wild Nutrition was launched in 2013 by Charlie and Henrietta Norton. This is a unique Food-Grown supplement brand providing bespoke formulations for all age stages of life.
We just interviewed Henrietta for our Summer issue about the process, the supplements and their special qualities. Coming soon.
Want to try their products? click here for more info!
Dawn Cartwright, Queen of Tantra, back in Ireland!
Dawn Cartwright will be back in Ireland to impart her Tantra knowledge in 3 amazing workshops. She will also be our guest at our Positive Nights event on WEDS, April 19th, 2017. (more info on our event with Dawn coming soon).
We recommend the Mindful Warrior Facilitator Course
Catriona McColgan and her team is bringing the The Sanctuary Mindful Warrior Programme once more! It’s a training course that focuses on the mind and body as an engine for living and is especially designed for those wishing to bring mindfulness to young people and deliver a proven programme in their own school or centre.
A Force of Nature
Supplements that harness superfoods
By Stephen Terrass
Terranova was really born out of my concerns about the misguided pharmaceutical mentality that had permeated the supplement industry since the mid-1980s. These concerns left me, on one hand, feeling disillusioned with the industry I had been in for 30 years, and on the other hand, excited by the challenge of doing something about it.
I felt was vital was to create a company that was a ‘safe haven’ for people who choose a vegetarian or vegan diet, whether for health reasons, ethical reasons or due to their religious affiliation. Vegan products are relatively easy to find, but finding a broad-spectrum vitamin company, which is 100% vegan is much more challenging.
The year before we launched, I was so fortunate to be invited by the highly respected botanical pioneer and founder of Eclectic Institute, Ed Alstat, to spend a few days with he, his wife and the rest of the Eclectic team at their organic herb farm and production facilities in Oregon. This trip was life-changing in that I saw the dramatic advantages of fresh freeze-drying of botanicals and superfoods, for which Ed was the industry’s pioneer.
It was experiences such as these, which lead me to work to create supplements that really helped the body and harnessed superfoods and natural active ingredients in a way that moved past the pharmaceutical model and embraced the power of nature.
Terranova’s Life Drink is available in Health Food stores nationwide.
A foundation for health.
From our Winter 2015/2016 issue. Be the first to read the next issue of Positive Life in print – Subscribe.
While vitamin and mineral supplements are extremely valuable as tools for maintaining health, their effectiveness can be limited if your overall nutritional foundation is poor. Realising this, a thoughtful company called Terranova designed a solution for you. ‘Life Drink’ is an ideal foundation not only for its own nutritional benefits, but also to enhance the effectiveness of a person’s normal food supplement programme.
Life Drink features a balanced pea and rice protein blend; the antioxidant powerhouse stabilised rice bran; spirulina and chlorella; ten different freeze dried super-greens; ten different freeze dried super-berries; freeze dried reishi and shiitake mushrooms; vegetarian omega 3, 6 and 9 oils; seven different digestive enzymes; and five different probiotic species with prebiotics! This combination of ingredients stands out because it isn’t provided by even the most comprehensive multivitamins. It’s light and easy on the stomach to take, quick acting, with people feeling results within thirty minutes and comes in jars as well as handy sachets you can pop into your bag.
Terranova are a great little brand who want to make nutrition work at a molecular level, getting right into the tiny, nitty gritty workings of our bodies and as a result, take great care at every step of the process. It makes for an interesting and authentic story as well as contributing to the health benefits of their products. The company was founded in 2008 by Stephen Terrass, the former Technical Director of well-known supplement brand, Solgar Vitamins UK. Going out on his own, Stephen set out to create Terranova as one of only a few broad-spectrum supplement companies, to use no fillers, to be 100% vegan friendly and to offer supplements that were perfect for children as well as general products for adults.
Their ingredients have a wonderful journey before they reach those little bottles too. Many are either certified organic or ethically wildcrafted. The 90-acre certified organic herb farm of their primary botanical supplier, is a secluded farm in Oregon, surrounded by native forest and the Sandy River canyon. They chose them as their supplier as every crop is nurtured in a pristine, chemical-free environment and harvesting only happens when the plants have reached their peak levels of bio-active markers.
And they care about their ingredients at the next stage too. Air, oven and and spray drying are the standard commercial methods to dry plant materials but as this can degrade important compounds and even alter a plant’s delicate biochemical balance, many of Terranova’s botanicals are freeze dried to retain all of the good stuff in order to benefit you.
The next time you pick up a supplement in a shop, do a little digging to see how its been made. Ingredients and production methods can make a huge difference in the potency and value of a product so it’s worth knowing what you’re buying. The story and the methods just might be the secret behind their impact.
Chia Bia Launch Vegan Omega 3 Oil
Dr. Bronner’s Coconut Oil
Dr. Wolz is the company behind another of our favourite supplements. It’s not often you can say a Noble prize winner worked on your supplement, but for Zell Oxygen Plus, it just so happens to be the case! It was developed in Germany by Dr. Wolz and Nobel prize winner Professor Lunen. What makes it unique is that it transports nutrients directly to the body’s mitochondria system using special yeast cells that are almost identical to human cells. Though many people don’t react well to yeast, this strand actually helps rid the body of negative yeasts like candida. It’s recommended to improve energy levels, strengthen the immune system, support healthy digestion, improve bowel function and aid sleep our sleep patterns. rossmorehealth.com | wolz.de
Green Health Aloe Arborescens
NUA Naturals is a health food business situated at the cutting edge of the rapidly growing global trends of health and wellness such as Raw foods, Lactose Free, and Vegan diets. NUA Naturals are lovers, suppliers and producers of organic health and super foods across the globe and they’re doing it all from thier base in Co. Galway. Their message to you? “Release the stress of having to make everything perfect for now and just make one change that will last.” They produce a wide range of health-boosting products, all designed to nurture you body, your mind and your spirit. nuanaturals.com
Superlife produce delicious bags of goodness to add to your smoothies, cereals, yogurts and more. They’re also wonderful for running online habit-changing programmes, supporting people in taking little steps towards much healthier diets and discovering the delectable options and variety of ingredients you can really get into your diet with a small bit of thought and just the right shopping list. haveasuperlife.com
Super supplement, Zell Oxygen Plus.
By Elva Carri.
The makers of Zell Oxygen Plus will be at the Natural Health Expo next weekend 20-21 September in the RDS, Dublin if you want to find out more, ask them your questions or pick some up. We can’t wait to be there ourselves to check out all the great exhibitors and speakers.
I grew up in a family where every ill was first approached with Vitamin C and garlic. Today when I go to buy Vitamin C, or garlic capsules as a much nicer alternative to munching the hot cloves down straight, I’m met with rows and rows of not only different types of these products, but also a host of other combinations, supplements and endless possibilities. On every occasion where I’ve felt lost in the sea of it all, health food shop assistants have been incredible in helping me navigate my way through them, leaving confident that I’ve purchased the right little bottle of magic.
Ron Donaghy is one of these wonderfully knowledgeable people, having run a health food store in County Antrim himself, but admits he spent a small fortune on supplements for his own health issues and hadn’t seen the great results he hoped for. So when the previous store owner recommended Zell Oxygen to him, he says it was hard not to be sceptical. “After a couple of bottles I was amazed at the difference.” And it wasn’t only Ron seeing improvements. In a TV interview discussing her health, local woman Marie Vaughan mentioned the benefits she had seen from taking Zell Oxygen. The next day the shop was overrun with people looking to get their hands on it and Ron says that’s when he began to see the wide variety of problems the supplement seemed to tackle.
Although Zell Oxygen Plus might sound like the supplement you’d find in a futuristic sci-fi film, it’s actually been around since 1969. It was developed in Germany by Dr. Wolz and Nobel prize winner Professor Lunen. What makes it unique is that it transports nutrients directly to the body’s mitochondria system using special yeast cells that are almost identical to human cells.
29 year old Blaine Kelly is a GAA player for St Mary’s Saggart and former Dublin player, but he’s not just a fan of the game, he’s a fan of optimising his entire potential in sport through his own health and fitness levels, and as part of his efforts to perform at his best, he’s been taking a powerful Irish supplement called Revive Active, specifically to help with a hip injury from a couple of years ago.
“When you play for Dublin and train three times a week you put repetitive strain on your body! Two and a half years ago I picked up a hip injury and struggled to maintain my fitness and mobility. I tried everything but nothing seemed to work. Then I started taking Revive Active Joint Complex. After only six weeks I noticed a significant difference and felt stronger and more flexible. Now three months later I feel great and am even back to training three times a week. I would recommend Joint Complex to anyone with joint problems, young or old, and I have to my team mates. With luck, it’ll help me to keep playing GAA for many years to come.”
Revive Active Joint Complex is a health drink supplement designed to increase mobility in your joints; from sports people to those whose comfort and range of motion has deteriorated with age. Happily, my own joints are still in good working order, but keeping your human hinges in tip top shape is a health priority for many. As well as helping rebuild cartilage, the active ingredients increase bone health, reduce pain in joints, increas flexibility and as a very nice little side affect, helps to rejuvenate your skin thanks to the collagen.
And it’s not just those in sports that the supplement is helping. Dr. Wendy Denning, one of Tatler’s Top 150 Private Doctors for three years in a row says she’s excited about the product as it combines ingredients she was previously advising people to take but could only purchase separately. The complex offers the whole package, so while seemingly expensive, it actually reduces costs for those already incorporating these beneficial ingredients at this dosage individually or through a variety of supplements and a month’s supply works out at about €1.50 per day, which seems a reasonable contribution to better health.
We’re big fans of it here at Positive Life too, and previously interviewed the incredibly dedicated people behind the Revive Active range. Galway Natural Health Co. have a track record for really high quality ingredients and products that do what they say on the tin and it’s great see an Irish company doing well not just because they’re Irish, but because they’re producing the goods and proving the results.
New Harley Street trials on Revive Active
New trials that have been carried out in Harley Street clinic in the UK on Irish produced health supplement Revive Active has shown significantly improved energy levels, heart function and circulation.
Revive Active, contains 26 synergistically paired ingredients scientifically shown to maximise benefits for energy, heart function and circulation. But why do these pairings matter?
- The pairing of CoQ10 and Vitamin E provides high concentrations of antioxidants to protect the body and skin from free radicals.
- The pairing of Vitamin D and Magnesium is vital for normal muscular and cardiovascular function.
- The pairing of Selenium and Vitamin E help promotes and maintains a healthy immune system and can help reduce cholesterol levels.
- The pairing of L-Arginine with L-Citrulline promotes protein production in the body to enhance sperm production in men.
- The pairing of B-Complex Vitamins helps reduce fatigue and tiredness as well as promoting normal brain function.
- The pairing of D-Ribose helps combat chronic fatigue syndrome and has been shown to enhance athletic performance and speed up recovery.
The recent Harley Street trial recruited 20 participants, mostly practitioners. All those involved agreed to take Revive Active daily and to be tested monthly for four months. Harley Street natural medicine specialist Dr John Ogden, tested each of the participants for:
- Digital pulse analysis – to detect the resting rate of the pulse.
- Heart Rate Variability – to detect any presence of arrhythmia or estopic beats.
- Arterial stiffness – to detect any evidence of arterial hardening and risk.
- Blood pressure – to detect for artery damage and arterial occlusive disease.
After two months of taking Revive Active daily, almost all participants in the trial had shown significant improvements in energy, circulation and cardiovascular health. Other results included participants who said that since taking a daily dose of Revive Active; 100% claimed their immune system was stronger, 100% claimed their wellbeing had been boosted since, 90% had increased energy and 90% had better mental clarity and focus.
Helen Powell, a nutritionist aged 63 who was involved in the trials spoke about her results positively.
“I have an underactive thyroid and this affects my energy levels. I have noticed a marked improvement in energy and mental clarity since taking Revive Active. I like the Cardiovascular benefits that Revive Active brings. I like the fact that it is a synergistic blend of nutrients in a liquid form without the added fillers one finds in nutritional supplements.”
Louise Kitty Graham, a massage therapist who was also involved had been dealing with fatigue and impaired performance and noted that within two months, her symptoms were gone, she was easily jogging further each day as her overall oxygenation was improved.