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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

With Breda Gardner Homeopath, lcph, mcos, rgn

Health Therapies Clinic

13 Gladstone Street, Waterford.

Tel: 087 2025753.

Insight Natural Health Clinic

15 Upper Patrick St, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7724429

Remedies for the 'Flu

What a year it's been for colds and the 'flu! Everyone seems to have had a dose of it, and I know of lots of usually healthy people who have been unable to completely shake off the symptoms. The coughs and runny noses, aches and headaches all seem to gradually diminish, and then come back with a vengeance. I know of cases where people have been ill since before Christmas and who are still not right.

Someone recently asked me which homeopathic remedies work best for the 'flu, and as ever my answer was: "It depends!” – in other words, it depends on what your symptoms are. Here are some of the most useful remedies with

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Home Instead Senior Care will hold Open Days in Waterford and Dungarvan over the coming weeks to meet with those who are thinking about a career change or a return to the workplace in the New Year.

Danette Connolly,

Director of Care, Home Instead Senior Care said that the New Year is traditionally a very popular time for many to consider new careers or a return to the workforce. With an increasingly ageing population and a focus on delivering quality care in the community, job opportunities in this sector are plentiful, with Home Instead Senior Care planning to double the number of

CAREGivers it employs in 2018.

"Many of us start the new year with intentions of fulfilling a new goal or personal achievement. For many that might mean re-evaluating our careers and for others it might be about returning to the jobs market.”


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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us.

While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it's more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.

Whenever you bring awareness to what you're directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you're being mindful. And there's growing research showing that when you train your brain to be mindful, you're actually remodeling the physical structure of your brain.

Anyone can do mindfulness practice. There are no barriers. (


- Reduced Stress

- Better concentration

- Higher self-esteem

- Stronger immune system

- Better sleep

- Better memory

- Better self-mastery

- Better mental stamina

Mindfulness Meditation takes place every Wednesday at Anjali Yoga, 4

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Osteoporosis is Treatable

Osteoporosis Clinic Ireland is a multidisciplinary clinic, providing a unique triple therapy approach, that has been developed to assist people with or predisposed to bone health issues. Osteoporosis is a silent disease affecting 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over the age of 50 in Ireland, although all age groups can be affected.

Osteoporosis is preventable and treatable at all stages therefore it is important to address your bone health especially if it is hereditary. There are usually no warning signs an individual has developed osteoporosis and it's often only diagnosed when a bone is fractured.

10 Reasons why you should come to our Clinic

1. Osteoporosis has been called "the silent disease” because bone loss occurs initially without symptoms

2. We assist you to improve your bone health

3. Individual specific nutrition advice based on your symptoms

4. Weight bearing exercises to target the

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. For longevity in your love relationship, you and your partner would be well-advised to... a) have each other write down 25 times, "I will remain faithful" b) go out drinking together more often c) make love an extra time each week d) sit down together and write parallel essays recounting times you made love e) write parallel essays detailing a few memorable romantic moments.

A. Best to choose e). New research is crediting love with a truly amazing power: the ability to resist temptation, says University of California-Los Angeles writer Meg Sullivan. UCLA researchers and the online relationship service eHarmony asked coeds to reflect on the love they felt for their boyfriends or girlfriends after being presented with photos of strangers from "Hot or Not."

They were specifically asked to write an essay recounting the

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

The People of the Year Awards, in partnership with Today with Sean O'Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1, is looking for local heroes and ordinary people who do extraordinary things in Waterford.

Do you know someone who does extraordinary things that really make a difference to their family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues or local community? This is your chance to have their unsung heroism acknowledged live on TV.

The team behind RTÉ Radio 1's Today with Sean O'Rourke is calling out to people in Waterford to nominate their heroic partners, friends, parents, neighbours and co-workers that deserve some national recognition. The winner will be honoured at the 43rd People of the Year Awards, organised by Rehab Group, which will be held on

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 17th January - Tuesday 23rd January

Aries 21st March-21st April

There are to-do lists and then there are TO DO lists. The first are the day-to-day, hum-drum things. But ask yourself what it is you really want to do with your life. We're talking big dreams here, major achievements and milestones, and making memories that when you look back later in life you'll say "I actually did that!” Whether it's that trip of a lifetime or finally nailing that dream job, commit to it now.

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

The new moon on the 16th is supporting you in achieving what you want to achieve. Whatever it is you want, you may have to take a leap of faith, put your self-doubt and self-consciousness to one side and fake it til you make it on the confidence side of things.

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

This year we are again going to run some short relaxed courses in Le Presbytere. Síle's brother Colm Ronayne, nature lover extrordinaire, will be your guide to the natural beauty of this undiscovered part of the Languedoc. His great interest is in the plants and flowers, the birds and the insects of the area.

The Taste of Languedoc, Nature Walks with Colm will take place in 2018, in Spring and Autumn:

There will be two in Spring:

- Arrive Saturday 21st April, Depart Thursday 26th April.

- Arrive Saturday 5th May, Depart Thursday 10th May.

There will be one in Autumn

- Arrive Thursday 27th September, Depart Tuesday 2th October.

The courses will include Bed and Breakfast and a light lunch with dinner cooked by Martin on the five nights you are with us – Aperitif, Starter, Main Course, Cheese, and Dessert of the wonderful food and

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

This month thousands of people all over the country will have reached a very significant milestone in their lives. Men and women throughout Ireland who gave up smoking as a 2017 New Year resolution, and stuck to it, will find themselves 12 months nicotine free.

Experts at leading protection specialist Royal London are advising that there are financial benefits for those who have given up, along with the positive benefits to their health and their bank balances which they will have already experienced. Those who are nicotine free for a year can potentially take advantage of a reduction in their life assurance premiums which can amount to tens of thousands in savings over the years.

Colette Houton, Underwriting and Claims Lead at Royal London explained,

"When it comes to life assurance, smokers pay significantly higher rates than their non-smoking counterparts. But on the

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

The Charities Regulator has published guidelines to assist those who are considering setting up a registered charity. The 'What is a Charity?' booklet sets out the legal criteria which new entities have to meet if they are to apply to be a registered charity.

"This guide outlines the legal definition of a charity in Ireland, rather than the public perception of what a charity is or is not,” the Charities Regulator's Head of Registration and Reporting, Eamon O'Halloran said.

"It is a valuable resource for those who are considering whether they should establish a registered charity, as well as for existing registered charities who are considering revising their charitable purposes.”

The publication sets out the 'charity test' which organisations must meet if they are to be considered to be a charity. This includes that they must:

- Operate in the Republic of Ireland;

- Have

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Letters to the Editor


    Keeping a checkIt is common knowledge that when it comes to technology, if you want to do something, just ask a young person to show you. They have grown up with all the technology that is around us at the moment and seem adept at using it in the easiest fashion possible. But just because young people are good at technology, does that mean that they should have unfettered access to all the sites and apps that are available to them today?Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has just come out and said that he and …

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