The Production Support Initiative is a project lead by the Irish Health Foundation which aims to support as many people and businesses as possible who offer natural health and wellness benefits in their products or services. With our support they can quickly innovate, increase capacity, implement best practices, access new technology and deliver quality offerings that will improve mental and physical health on a large scale.

Supplying the goods and services we need to help ourselves get back to feeling healthy, strong and happy is the first pillar of what The Irish Health Foundation wants to achieve. It is the community and economic backbone of a healthy society.  We will increase the supply of health-promoting offerings in Ireland in a way that it is very accessible to people and not just based on profit motives alone. Connecting buyers with sellers in a way that adds value to everyone’s life is a primary consideration for us.

Number one is organic food and drink – It is no secret that the pesticides and herbicides used on fruits and vegetables do harm the body, particularly when consumed raw. If you are eating these non-organic (or worse yet – genetically modified) foods you are not gaining the benefits or the vitamins and minerals. Rather, you are getting a watered-down version of nutrients that is loaded up with poison. To me, this is ridiculous. We have an abundance of land in this country, ready and waiting to be used correctly. Poly-tunnels and orchards everywhere should be the norm. It’s time to go organic as a nation and lets say no to the junk that the market is so intent on selling us.

Number two is clean safe water without damaging chemicals being added. Fluoridation of water and the addition of other chemicals is a stone-age practice that is proven to be damaging to human health. We will be funding a solution to provide clean, life-giving water to our communities.

Number three, related to promoting good general health in the community – this initiative extends to supporting the creation and promotion of events and services locally in our Irish Health Found Centres that will positively impact on both mental and physical health. These centres will be a place to go for talks, classes, presentations, saunas, ice baths and much more. Leading edge natural health care and it is happening now. A place to learn what was never taught to us in school – how to stay well. We will pass this wonderful knowledge then on to our children and future generations.

The right balance of chemicals in the brain will dictate largely how we feel. Food and drink is one way we control this balance through the ‘gut’ – we address this with wholesome, clean food and drink as in points one and two above. The other way we influence it is through positive routines, exercise, training and health-promoting experiences and habits. This can be sports, martial arts, yoga, breathing techniques, mindfulness training, acupuncture, relieving pain, treating anxiety, building confidence, going vegetarian/vegan, anything positive at all. There are so many ways to feel great and so many people ready to deliver it, so The Irish Health Foundation will be supporting and developing these activities on a local and national sale as part of production support.

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If you would like to contribute to this change and begin building a better Ireland please donate in one of the following ways: