News & Events

Welcome to summer!

This winter and spring saw more coughs and chesty problems than many of us in the IAHS can ever remember in the past, but brighter days are reflected in people’s faces and moods as well as immune systems. Early flashes of sunshine remind us to stock up on safe, low chemical sun protection and Deet-free insect repellent in the hope of balmy days to come. As I write, the main pollen season caused by grasses is imminent. In recent years we have seen hayfever symptoms become increasingly common for children, and they can present a serious...

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May 23, 2016

New IAHS contact details

The old postal address in Roscommon will be operational until Monday December 14th, 2015. From then on please use the following contact details: Irish Association of Health Stores Ltd. Kilmore, Galway Road Tuam County Galway H54 FC85 Office hours: Mon-Fri, 9-5pm. (lunch 1-2pm) Tel: 087 1006721 email:...

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Dec 8, 2015

Andrew Cape Memorial Awards

The Irish Association of Health Stores Annual Training Awards The Andrew Cape Memorial Awards 2015 Since its formation in 1986, the Irish Association of Health Stores has recognised the need for a professional & ethical approach to health food retailing. In order to maintain high standards of training for members and their staff, the IAHS, in conjunction with the UK Health Food Institute, administers two key training programs each year, the Certificate & the Diploma Courses in Healthfood Retailing. We are, once again, very grateful to...

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Nov 2, 2015

Pat Curran Memorial Award

Nominate your Favourite Health Food Store – for a chance to WIN €60 of Eskimo-3 The Pat Curran Memorial Award in Excellence in Customer Service Pat Curran was a real hero of the Irish natural health world and many were truly saddened at his passing earlier this year. Pat set up PPC, who sell the well-known Irish brand of omega-3, Eskimo-3, for over 20 years and was well liked by customers and colleagues alike. Pat was incredibly passionate about customer service and treating people with respect. He was a man of integrity, kindness and...

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Oct 28, 2015

Admin/Secretary for the IAHS wanted

ADMINISTATOR/SECRETARY FOR THE IRISH ASSOCIATION OF HEALTHSTORES The IAHS represents over 100 health stores in Ireland. The Association is run voluntarily by its members with this the only paid position. The present Secretary has been with us for twenty one years and is retiring shortly. We are now looking to recruit a suitably skilled and experienced person to co-ordinate the Association’s day to day activities. Duties include: General administration; Supporting the IAHS board and the wider membership; Managing and developing the day to...

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Oct 7, 2015

Folic Acid Campaign

The Irish Association of Health Stores fully supports safe food’s Folic Acid Campaign safefood’s new awareness campaign on folic acid launched on Monday, 20th July across digital and social media as well as publicity and PR. The campaign will remind all women who are sexually active and who could become pregnant of the need to take folic acid daily, irrespective of whether they are planning a pregnancy or not. The campaign titled ‘Babies know the facts about folic’ has been developed to encourage all sexually active women to take...

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Jul 30, 2015

July/August Rude Health

Welcome to the July / August issue of Rude Health Magazine Rude Health Magazine is also available as an e-newsletter, so make sure that you don’t miss an issue and check your local IAHS store for the July/August edition. Or sign up to the e-newsletter on the Rude Health Magazine website HERE. Highlights from this issue are: Tried and Tested – How Irish Association of Health Store staff rate what they sell Camille O’Sullivan shares her natural health tips to remain a peak performer Top to toe beauty without a chemical in...

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Jul 2, 2015

Going independent

We retailers who belong to the Irish Association of Health Stores (IAHS) and display the current IAHS logo are in this business because we love it! Many of us have become health store owners and assistants because we experienced health problems at some time in our own lives and found that the natural way to solve them beat any other. We aim to empower you to make decisions which will improve your own well-being. How do we know what works? We are constantly updating our knowledge thanks to training and information offered by the top quality...

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Mar 2, 2015

Safe use of Aromatherapy oils

SAFE USE OF AROMATHERAPY OILS – ADVICE FROM IAHS In response to the extremely unsafe advice from some U.S. based aromatherapy companies whose reps in Ireland are promoting the ingestion of essential oils orally ~ Advising untrained individuals to ingest essential oils orally is hazardous and illegal in Ireland Claiming it is safe practice due to an oil being “Therapeutic Grade Certified” is completely false There is no such industry standard as “Therapeutic Grade” or “Medical Grade Certified” Orally ingesting essential...

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Feb 3, 2015

Winter Good Health

Although we had a wonderful Indian summer, seasonal coughs and colds made their usual appearance on time, as the school year began and bugs were shared round. IAHS members are often asked what we think about the flu jab, and though we can’t comment specifically, what we can do is offer a wide range of effective immune boosters. Some are well known such as vitamin C which we can now source in drop form which even babies can use. Others are combinations such as vitamin C, zinc and elderberry. Olive leaf as an anti-viral is increasingly...

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Nov 15, 2014

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