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Cold Sores -Treatment and Prevention

Many people suffer from cold sores in winter, for most it starts with that tell tale tingle and before you know it’s a full on blister which can be throbbing and extremely painful. Cold sores occur as result of exposure to the herpes simplex virus, which lies dormant in the system until it is triggered. Stress is a very common trigger, along with a compromised immune system, certain foods,...
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Benefits of Garlic

Did you know that garlic is one of the most ancient medicinal foods in the world? In the ancient world, garlic was fed to soldiers and slaves to keep them in good health. It was used in both World Wars as an antiseptic to prevent gangrene.Garlic was in use at the beginning of recorded history and was found in Egyptian pyramids and ancient Greek temples,it was given to the original Olympic...
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Movember- Its all about Men!

November is almost upon us and men all over Ireland are gearing up for Movember, today we are taking a look at men’s skin and some products for the grooming of that mo. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Ireland and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health,...
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Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey is the new buzz word in superfoods. Manuka honey comes from New Zealand where beekeepers set up their hives in wild uncultivated areas in which Manuka bushes grow. The bees gather nectar from the flowers of the Manuka bush, which is indigenous only to New Zealand. It has unique antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, stomach-healing,...
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Winter-Proof your Skin

It’s getting chilly out there, winter is fast approaching and we are all cranking up the heat in an effort to stay warm. Winter can wreak havoc on our complexions - and our hands, faces and bodies can all suffer. After months of cold weather combined with central heating, it begins to take its toll on our skin, leaving it feeling tight, dry and lack lustre. What happens to our skin in...
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One Product 7 Uses

We all love products that work as hard as we do, so it’s great when we find one product we can use in many ways. Here at Nature7 we are big fan of Vital Touch Sweet Almond Oil, at 4.60 for 60 ml it’s our favourite multi-tasking beauty bargain. Sweet Almond Oil is clear to pale yellow in colour with a faintly sweet nutty aroma. It is extracted from the kernals of the sweet Almond tree native to...
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Cold and Flu Season

Autumn has arrived bringing with it a dip in temperatures and the return of cold and flu season, almost everyone we spoke to over the weekend had a cold. Both colds and flu's are respiratory infections, determining which one you have may be hard. Generally a cold takes hold gradually but flu strikes suddenly- you can feel fine in the morning and then very unwell by afternoon. Classic cold...
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Lip Service

Look inside your handbag, It will most likely contain at least one lip balm (or 3 in my case!) While there’s much debate about how much of our skincare is absorbed into our bodies, there’s no argument about where lip balm ends up… same place as breakfast, lunch and dinner! So it makes sense to choose a lip balm which contains ingredients you’re happy to eat. A lot of lip balms contain...
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Eczema

Eczema Awareness week takes place in Ireland from 24th-30th September, to raise awareness about eczema and its impact on sufferers. For more information see www.eczemaireland.org. Eczema is now three times more common in Ireland than it was 30 years ago, it can be a challenging condition for sufferers causing physical and emotional upset. The word eczema comes from the Greek word “ekzein”...
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Superfoods = Superhumans

There is a definite hint of Autumn approaching in the air today, leaves are falling and its starting to feel a little chilly. At this time of year we tend to think of comfort foods, carbs and stodge which keep us feeling full and warm - while these foods are comforting they tend to slow digestion down and leave us feeling sluggish so we reach for a sugar fix for an energy boost which can send...
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Rosehip Oil

Rosehip Oil has grown to cult product status in the last few years; it’s now a staple ingredient in many skincare products. But it’s been used for centuries by the Inca’s who valued it for its healing properties and Rosehip tea has always been a cure all for colds and flu’s because of its high Vitamin C content. The oil is extracted from seeds of Rosehips and contains high level of Essential...
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Organic September

Natural and organic ingredients are the biggest requirements we have when choosing new products for Nature7; you can read more about why here Organic September is the UK Soil Association's month long celebration of all things organic. The Soil Association logo is one of the symbols to look out for on skincare products. It ensures that you can trust the product carrying its logo is definitely...
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Vitamin D-The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D has been getting a lot of press lately with even the HSE recommending it be given to babies – you can read what they say here. Vitamin D is known as the Sunshine vitamin as your body should be able to make all it needs with enough sunlight which is a little bit difficult with our Irish weather! In Ireland the sun is not in a good position for making Vitamin D between the middle of...
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Terranova Nutrition

TERRANOVA NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS We are really excited to bring you the latest in high quality nutritional Supplements Terranova Nutrition demonstrates a scientific yet holistic approach to the development of nutritional supplements. Their philosophy embodies complete nourishment, deep healing and profound wellbeing. Terranova believe that in order to get the most out of nutritional...
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Dry Skin Solutions

One of the questions we are most often asked is what can I do to help my dry skin? Dry skin is caused by a lack of oil production in the sebaceous glands. Age heredity factors, hormonal imbalances, smoking, and a lack of essential fatty acids can be contributing factors. Dry skin ages more rapidly and is very easily damaged. Using the right product will help, but with a little TLC we...
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7 Deadly Skin Sins

Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies and often reflects the state of our health, as we go through life our skin evolves with us. In childhood our skin is peachy soft and delicate and as we grow our skin takes on lines and wrinkles, we like to think of these as laughter lines! However we live in a world obsessed with beauty and appearance so our skin is often one of the first things...
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Whats in your Skincare?

Johnson and Johnson recently announced plans to remove harmful chemicals from their products by 2015, read the full article. Many people were shocked to hear the harmful effects of these ingredients and as a result are looking closely at the products in their bathrooms. Johnson and Johnson ingredients have been a point of concern for many years and this news is long...
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Aqua Nature

AQUANATURE – intense hydrating care for mature combination skin Replenishes moisture Enhances moisture-binding ability Smoothes wrinkles and fine lines Protects against environmentally caused aging Four luxurious products which work together to provide optimal, replenishing, anti-aging care. Refreshing Cleansing Mousse – Cleanses, softens, and restores suppleness. Gently and thoroughly...
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Sensitive Skin SOS

More and more of us are describing our skin type are sensitive, this can be due to our stressful lives, changes in the environment, foods we eat or simply using products which are too harsh. Sensitive skin can be any type of skin –even oily or combination skin can be sensitive, we can define this by the skins reaction. Sensitive skin is delicate and fine textured, sun and windburn happens...
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Coconut Oil a Supermodel Secret

Coconut Oil is one of the newest supplements to hit our shelves. A lot of this hype can be attributed to Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr’s love of it-the supermodel reportedly takes 4 teaspoon daily and if we thought anything would give us her glowing skin, we would definitely be checking it out! Coconut Oil is a great treat treatment for dry skin complaints, because of its...
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Self Tan

While sunshine might be in short supply at the moment and that desirable summer glow a little elusive, here at Nature 7 we are faking it. Ireland has the highest consumer ratio of tanning products in the world and a lot of self tan contains nasty chemical ingredients which we rather avoid. The Daily Mail featured some very interesting facts about the chemical dangers of fake tan recently, it...
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GP SPF25 Family Suncare Offer

There’s nothing like a sunny day to make us smile, everything looks better and the world is a nicer place when the sun shines…. While we need some exposure to the sun to help our bodies produce Vitamin D and prevent the winter blues we also need to be aware of the sun’s damaging effects. UVA rays from the skin cause damage which is not immediately seen, this results in wrinkles, loss of...
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Why Choose Natural Products?

Most of us use an array of products on our skin every day-from shampoo, body wash, lotions and potions to makeup without realising we absorb 60% of any product applied to the skin directly into our bloodstreams. We are always in search of the latest product to improve our skin, give our hair shine or achieve the perfect glow. Most of the products we use are full of man made chemicals-some are...
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Natural and Organic Healthcare – The Nature 7 Way

Welcome to Nature7, Ireland’s newest natural and organic healthcare website. Our mission is to bring you the highest quality natural products which are paraben and SLS free. Our products are produced by ethical companies who are committed to providing you with the best in natural healthcare without using chemical ingredients and are eco friendly. Our brands include Green People, Anne Marie...
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