Health Advice

The following articles on a series of health issues have been written by our members.
Totalling over 100, our members are located nationwide and lead the field in natural healthcare by providing guidance to consumers in relation to the options available.


A holistic approach to Acne based on good nutrition, natural remedies and a healthy lifestyle.


A holistic approach to the management of arthritis

Coeliac Disease

What is Coeliac Disease?


A holistic approach to the prevention of Eczema based on good nutrition, natural remedies and a healthy lifestyle.

Head Lice

How to deal with Head Lice effectively using natural methods

Infant and Toddlers

Nutritional guidelines for infants and toddler

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A holistic approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Meat Free

The essential information on healthy vegetarian eating


A holistic approach to the Menopause based on good nutrition


IAHS members will eliminate products containing aspartame from their shelves. Aspartame is touted as a solution for obesity and dental caries. It is widely available in products labelled ‘sugar free’. Developed 25 years ago, it was licensed as a food ingredient by devious means. Consumption of it is on the increase, with 2,000 tons of…

Save Our Supplements Ireland

An independent film producer has released a video about EU regulation of vitamins (Food Supplements Directive), which can be > viewed on YouTube. The issue highlighted in the video is only the tip of the iceberg for those of us who value freedom of choice in healthcare. There is more draconian regulation to come from the…

Irish petition on EU food supplement directive kept open

On Monday, the Irish Association of Health Stores (IAHS) defended its petition in the European Parliament against the European Commissions planned setting of EU wide maximum limits for dosages of vitamins and minerals in food supplements. The petition, submitted originally in December 2007 with the support of 60,000 Irish citizens, claims that measures to harmonise…

Opening of the New Evergreen Store

The new Evergreen store in Mainguard Street in the heart of Galway city provides everything a health store shopper could need or want. Ten years ago Aideen and Ciaran Hurley opened their first store on this site. In the intervening years Evergreen has become a familiar part of the landscape in Barna and Moycullan as…

Immune Systems, Sun and Summer Fruit

In the summer, members of the IAHS generally find that you, our customer, ask about immunity mainly in terms of hay fever prevention. Will it be different this year? At the time of writing there’s a lot of talk, but not much knowledge about swine ‘flu and whether it could become a pandemic or fizzle…

Shop profile :: Evolv, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford

One of the more modern health stores in the country is nestled in the historic and scenic town of Enniscorthy. Run by Matt, Nuala and their high-energy team of staff! Evolv is a shop people just love spending time in. Newly built & designed in 06 this large store spreads itself over three levels. Certainly…

Shop profile :: Sonas Wholefoods, Newcastle West, Limerick

It was a chance invitation to set up a health food store in Newcastle West which first spurred Rosemarie Bennis into action. Now nearly eight years on, Sonas is a thriving business and, a key shopping and reference point in West Limerick. Employing four highly trained staff, Sonas offers a full and comprehensive range of…

IAHS member scoops both prestigious awards

Achieving international recognition at the Health Food Institute Annual Awards Luncheon has become an annual event with IAHS members continuously receiving one or the other of the two main awards over the past 5 years. However – never before has one person scooped both! In what can only be described as a Marathon achievement, IAHS member Kate Murray,…

Shop profile :: Remedies, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Remedies is providing its complementary healthcare service to the local community of Dungarvan since 1996. Jurgen Denzinger and Kate Cross run this family enterprise combining a spacious health store with a busy homeopathic clinic. Providing solutions to meet their customer’s growing demand of wellness is a responsibility they take very seriously. Remedies has become the…

A New Seasonal Challenge

Now that the swine ‘flu pandemic has fallen as flat as we had predicted, thoughts turn to another immune challenge – hay fever. Your local IAHS health store will have a number of helpful natural options for sufferers. Increasingly hay fever seems to affect children, but sufferers of any age are well advised to practise…

Update :: IAHS petition to the EP

Update :: IAHS petition to the EP

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