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Short Features and Brief Takes Issue 188

by Cherry Coad Aldridge(more info)

listed in product news, originally published in issue 188 - November 2011

Hypnotherapy Training at The Scottish School of Hypnotherapy

The Scottish School of Hypnotherapy, located in timeless Glendaruel, offers quality, professional and fully recognized hypnotherapy training.

 

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Whether you are seeking a change of direction in life or career, or simply the opportunity to explore your inner self, the Scottish School of Hypnotherapy can provide what you seek.

The practitioner level training in clinical hypnotherapy is the school’s flag ship course; students electing to undertake this qualification have the opportunity to absorb the requisite knowledge, confidence and competence to become effective clinical hypnotherapists.

So why not take a moment to imagine how it would feel to commence your study of hypnotherapy in the tranquil environment of the Western Highlands, fully supported, encouraged and supervised? Meet and forge links with other like-minded individuals who are seeking a more rewarding career opportunity.

Supervised, practical training followed by intense study ensures that graduates are fully equipped to practise when they are accepted as members of the National Society of Professional Hypnotherapists.  The certificate of the Scottish School of Hypnotherapy will be awarded after a mentored, probationary period and the completion of further case study work.

The practitioner course was originally offered by Vicki Watson in Blairgowrie in the late 1980s.  Since then content and approaches have been constantly updated to remain at the forefront of hypnotherapy training provision. Introductory and short courses, both vocational and non-vocational, are also part of our portfolio. Sample for yourself what we offer!   Why not sign up for a ‘taster’ – offered three times per annum – next course January 2012.

Further Information

For further information, please contact The Scottish School of Hypnotherapy  on Tel: 01369-820172; info@learn-hypnosis.co.uk  www.learn-hypnosis.co.uk

 


 

Crystal Ball Bath Dechlorinator – Helps Prevent Eczema Flare-ups

 

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Eczema can be a debilitating condition, hard to manage and quick to flare up, causing misery for both adults and children. Up to 40% of people will have an episode of eczema at some point in their lives – some grow out of it, for others it is a lifelong challenge.

There have been advances in the way eczema is treated, as well as identifying and preventing its triggers, including food, and irritants such as dust mites and furry animals. An under-recognized triggers is chlorine, which is added to UK water as a bacteria-control method and  can be an irritant in the bath and shower.

Use of a simple product such as the Crystal Ball Bath Dechlorinator or a shower filter can make a big difference. Both items can help prevent flare-ups of eczema by removing vast amounts of chlorine from domestic bathing water.

Don and Maxima Skelton faced first-hand the challenges that allergies can bring. Both their daughter and son suffered from severe food, environmental and chemical sensitivities, as did Maxima. Their personal experiences have ensured that they have a genuine understanding of all the issues at hand which lead to the launch, 20 years ago of The Healthy House Ltd.

Further Information

Crystal Ball Bath Dechlorinator and Shower Filter are available from Healthy House Ltd, who supply and support  a full range of products related to eczema and many other allergies and sensitivities. Please contact the Healthy House on Tel: 0845 450 5950 or 01453 752216;  info@healthy-house.co.uk  www.healthy-house.co.uk

 


 

Voice Dialogue Online Program - A 7-week journey of selves discovery

Next Program: January 18th 2012

 

Voice Dialogue

 

We're all made up of many different 'selves' or parts - some we know well, while others we keep hidden in the shadows. On this 7-week Voice Dialogue Online Program, you will meet some of your inner cast of characters - for example, your Pusher, Pleaser, Perfectionist and Inner Critic. You'll discover the influence that each of them has in your life as well as the gift that every one of them brings.

Bringing all your selves to life will help you deal effectively with the issues that cause stress and disruption in your life, and enable you to make clearer and more life-enhancing choices.

The Voice Dialogue Program is an interactive, web-based workshop that will take you on a safe, simple and powerful journey of positive transformation, helping you to lead a richer, more fulfilled life!

Benefits

At the end of this Program you will:

  • Break repetitive patterns of self-sabotaging behaviour
  • Deepen connections with your family friends
  • Express yourselves more freely in your intimate relationships
  • Access untapped sources of energy and creativity
  • Reduce stress by taking care of your underlying vulnerabilities
  • Support optimum health by responding sensitively to your body’s needs
  • Enhance self-esteem by befriending your inner critic
  • Handle change without being knocked off balance
  • Live a richer and more fulfilled life!

Register TODAY 

Further Information

Cost £295, limited to 70 places. Please contact John Kent from Voice Dialogue UK on Tel: 07941 141377;  info@voicedialogue.org.uk         www.voicedialogueonline.com/home

 


 

Sandeep Khurana: Music under the SK Infinity Label

 

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Sandeep Khurana is a Film Maker, Music Composer and Producer living in California.He has composed more than 50 music albums in the genres of New Age Music, Neo Classical, Film, Dance and World Music. His signature sounds are New Age, Ethereal, Meditative, and Mystical. The resonant and lilting sounds he paints, the musical landscapes he creates, owe their existence, to his endless years of experience in healing and spirituality, combined with his distinctive skill in music. 

He has produced short films and documentaries including the recently released Yoga Lifestyle New Age, a video series on various alternative healing techniques e.g. Reiki, Pranayama, Chakras, Mantras, and Meditation.

A Full Listing of his Music can be found at:

www.amazon.com/s/qid=1319137586/ref=sr_shvl_1-all?ie=UTF8&keywords=sandeep%20khurana&rh=n%3A163856011%2Cn%3A%21624868011%2Ck%3Asandeep%20khurana%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A625150011

His latest album is called The Love Philharmonic Soul Instrumentals, available at

www.amazon.com/The-Love-Philharmonic-Soul-Instrumentals/dp/B005WZSUFA/ref=sr_1_33?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1319137697&sr=1-33

Further Information

Sample and hear previews of Sandeep Khurana's music at:

http://skivamusic.com/music.htm

http://sandeepkhurana

Yoga Philharmonic: http://yogaphilharmonic.com

Wiki Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandeep_Khurana

Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/sandeepkhuranaworldwide

 

 


 

Green Lipped Mussel Tablets Launched by Power Health

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A staggering 8.5 million people in Britain suffer from back pain, caused by arthritis in the spine. Arthritis is a crippling disease that leaves many sufferers on the hunt for a solution that works. This October, Power Health has launched NEW Green Lipped Mussel tablets, to soothe swollen joints and arthritic pains. Containing carefully selected active ingredients, Hyaluronic Acid, Turmeric and Collagen, to help maintain flexible and healthy joints.

What are Green Lipped Mussels?

The joint-healing properties of the mussels were first noticed more than 100 years ago, in New Zealand, where they originated. The Green Lipped Mussel is the only sea species to contain naturally occurring proteins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids, as well as anti-inflammatory ingredient, glycosaminoglycan. Glycosaminoglycan is used by the body to build up cartilage and, is purported to help in the repair of damaged joint tissues.

Power Health’s formula has been specially developed to maintain healthy joints and can benefit a number of problems from:

  • Arthritis sufferers – those with back or neck pain
  • People who experience stiff or swollen joints
  • Active people and athletes who need to maintain good joint health to prevent injury!

Further Information

Green Lipped Mussel Tables are available from Power Health UK on Tel: 01759 302595; enquiries@power-health.co.uk    www.powerhealth.co.uk

 

 


 

101 Power Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation

by Judy Hall

Published by Fair Winds Press. 2011. Paperback. £9.09 / $12.91. ISBN-10: 1592334903.

 

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Spiritual expert Judy Hall releases the ultimate guide to utilizing the power of crystals

Bestselling author and crystal expert Judy Hall’s new book, 101 Power Crystals, offers the definitive guide to harnessing the power of crystals. Featuring rare and newly discovered crystals, each entry includes comprehensive information of each crystal’s history, mythology, symbolism and healing properties, alongside stunning, close-up accompanying photographs.

Since ancient times, crystals have been regarded as a source of power, able to channel love, health, protection, and many other benefits. The book brings together 101 crystals that are powerful across a wide spectrum of uses and suitable for all types of users. Several crystals in the book have not previously been included in any other volume, including Aurora Quartz, Que Sera, Trigonic Quartz and Preseli Bluestone, making 101 Power Crystals the must-have resource for anyone working with crystals today. 101Power Crystals also explains how to achieve crystal attunement, how to purify your crystal, how the shape of the crystal can affect the flow of energy and also a section on using crystals with the body’s chakra (the body’s psychic immune system) points.

Further Information

Available from Judy Hall and from Amazon:

www.amazon.co.uk/101-Power-Crystals-Ultimate-Transformation/dp/1592334903

www.amazon.com/101-Power-Crystals-Ultimate-Transformation/dp/1592334903

www.judyhall.co.uk/

 

 


 

Lifestream Calciflax for Women’s Health

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Health-conscious women have a new line of defence in their nutritional armoury with the launch of a unique new superfood supplement designed to help women feel fit, fabulous and full of vitality this winter!

Lifestream Calciflax combines four of the finest certified organic superfoods – flaxseed (linseed), prebiotic inulin, cranberry seeds and calcium – to create a vitamin and mineral-rich formulation ideal for bolstering nutritional sufficiency and promoting optimum health through the winter period. Packed with whole food antioxidants, fibre, omega 3 fatty acids and digestion-friendly prebiotics, Lifestream Calciflax has been specifically formulated to meet a woman’s individual nutritional requirements, and contains:

  • Lifestream Certified Organic Flaxseed (linseed) – rich in ALA omega-3 fatty acids, as well as fibre, photonutrients and lignans – all vital for maintaining youthful skin and healthy heart and brain function;
  • Lifestream Certified Organic Prebiotics (inulin) – a naturally soluble fibre extracted from chicory roots with a powerful prebiotic effect, these probiotics selectively stimulate the growth and activity of specific species of good bacteria within the gut to promote healthy bowel function and boost immune response;
  • Lifestream Certified Organic Cranberry Seeds – traditionally used to promote good urinary tract health, cranberry seeds are also antioxidant rich and packed with protein, fibre and protective phytonutrients;
  • Lifestream Certified Organic Natural Calcium – with calcium sourced from a pure and ecologically sustainable sea vegetable naturally rich in minerals and trace elements essential for good bone health, one serving of Lifestream Calciflax supplies 34% of your calcium and 15% of your magnesium requirements.

Formulated without artificial additives, preservatives, colours or flavours, Lifestream Calciflax is vegan, and free from gluten and dairy, and available as a powder which adds a deliciously nutty flavour when mixed with muesli, porridge, soups and yoghurts.

Further Information

Lifestream Organic Calciflax is available from all good health food stores, and online at www.grumpygorilla.co.uk .  For further information, visit www.lifestream.co.nz.

 

 


 

Essential Tai Ji

by Chungliang Al Huang, with photographs by Si Chi Ko

Published by Singing Dragon, imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2011. Paperback. £12.99/US $18.95. ISBN: 978-1-84819-053-5.

 

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First published over twenty years ago, this classic book distils the basics of the art of Tai Ji, lovingly presented in eloquent writing, and accompanied by splendid full colour photography and beautiful calligraphy.

Master dancer, brush calligrapher, bamboo flute player and philosopher, Chungliang Al Huang shares the basic movements of Tai Ji - and its relationships with nature, space and time - alongside stunning, inspirational photography by Si Chi Ko.

The book promotes strength, relaxation and clarity, as Master Huang teaches how to unify mind and body, achieving a healthier and more fulfilling state of being. In doing so, he touches on everything from the origins and meanings if Tai Ji to the vocabulary, basic moves, practice, and the Tai Ji dance. This beautiful and inspiring book has an essential place in any Tai Ji library, and will be of interest to students, scholars, academics, professionals, and the general reader.

Further Information

Available from Amazon:

www.amazon.co.uk/Essential-Tai-Ji-ebook/dp/B005F7X61S

www.amazon.com/Essential-Tai-Ji-Chungliang-Huang/dp/1848190530

To order in the UK and anywhere outside the USA, contact Singing Dragon on Tel: 020 7833 2307 Fax: 020 7837 2917 post@singing-dragon.com

To order offline in the USA, contact Singing Dragon on Tel: (toll free ordering) 866-416-1078 Tel: (main office) 215-922-1161 Fax: 215-922-1474 orders@jkp.com

 

 


 

Vital Woman for Menopause

 

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The hot flushes, mood swings and inability to concentrate during the menopause followed by cognitive decline thereafter are considered inevitable by most. However there are factors to help us control declining oestrogen levels;  these keys have been combined in vitalWOMAN to help create a more positive, brighter outcome…

Receptors for the female hormone oestrogen are not confined to the reproductive organs, but have been found to be widespread in the brain and nervous system. So when levels of the hormone become erratic at the menopause, so do we! And because oestrogen also affects other hormones and neurotransmitters affecting our mood, motivation, sex drive and cognitive ability, its decline thereafter seems to herald the end of life as we knew it.

In countries where consumption of soy is high, women suffer very little with menopausal problems and the isoflavones found in soy may be the first key to helping us here in the West.

Soy isoflavones have been proven to raise oestrogen levels when they are low and reduce them when they are high. By acting as mild oestrogens themselves, they exert this effect and in so doing offer relief from hot flushes and night sweats as well as helping to prevent the neurodegeneration and cognitive decline that accompanies falling oestrogen levels. Studies have shown that soy isoflavones significantly improve cognitive performance in postmenopausal women.[1]

Further evidence of their efficacy was published earlier this year in a study that showed women supplementing with soy isoflavones had significantly fewer hot flushes, in number and severity, than those who didn’t.[2] Menopause rating-scale scores (a way of reflecting general menopausal symptoms) also significantly decreased compared to baseline with isoflavone supplementation. Furthermore, mood was seen to dramatically improve over the study period.

The second key is Klamath blue-green algae, one of the most nutrient-dense food on earth providing a myriad of nutrients (amino acids, vitamins, minerals, super-antioxidants, enzymes, chlorophyll) and precursors for hormones and neurotransmitters. It is exceptionally rich in phenylethylamine (PEA), the amino acid we produce naturally in the brain when we feel happy, calm and focussed. PEA is a neuroregenerative molecule proven to improve attention, mental acuity, mood and levels of dopamine also known as the ‘feel good’ hormone, vital for concentration, short term memory, motivation and to generate feelings of sexual desire. A recent study showed that menopausal women who received PEA rich extracts from Klamath had significantly improved psychological profiles over those taking placebo, thus reporting a consistent change in their quality of life, for mood, anxiety and depressive attitude.[3]

The third and fourth keys are Angelica sinensis (also known as ‘female ginseng’) considered in Chinese medicine to be a key plant for regulating the female hormonal system and Cimicifuga racemosa shown in studies to be effective at relieving menopausal complaints.[4]

References

1.Two studies by the research group of Prof. Louise Dye, Human Appetite Research Unit, the Institute of Psychological Sciences at the University of Leeds, demonstrate a statistically significant effect of the consumption of soy isoflavones on specific aspects of memory in postmenopausal women. In 21 postmenopausal women, 100mg/d soy isoflavones taken for 8 weeks improved specific indices of verbal learning and memory after 4 weeks, and frontal lobe functioning after 8 weeks. Soy isoflavones were found to exert stronger cognitive effects in postmenopausal women compared to premenopausal women.  The physiological response to soy isoflavones may differ between postmenopausal and premenopausal women.  Circulating oestrogen was not significantly affected by soy isoflavones in the premenopausal women, but there was a significant increase in peripheral oestrogen in the postmenopausal women. It is well established that endogenous oestrogen levels play an important role in cognition. Oestrogen levels are also linked with neurodegeneration with age and cognitive decline in postmenopausal women.

2. Chedraui P, San Miguel G, Schwager G . The effect of soy-derived isoflavones over hot flushes, menopausal symptoms and mood in climacteric women with increased body mass index.. Gynecol Endocrinol. 27(5):307-13. May 2011. Epub 2010 Jun 8.

3. Genazzani AD, Chierchia E, Lanzoni C, Santagni S, Veltri F, Ricchieri F, Rattighieri E, Nappi RE  Effects of Klamath Algae extract on psychological disorders and depression in menopausal women: a pilot study. Minerva Ginecol. 62(5):381-8. Oct 2010.

4. Wuttke W. The Cimicifuga (black cohosh) preparation BNO 1055 vs. conjugated estrogens in a double-blind placebo-controlled study: effects on menopause symptoms and bone markers. University of Gottingen, Robert-Koch-Strasse 40, 37075 Gottingen, Germany. 14: 44 Suppl 1:S67-77. Mar  2003.

Further Information

For further information or to purchase vitalWOMAN please Tel: 0870 609 1180 or visit www.simplyvital.com

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    NLP Conference – 18-20 Nov 2011

    The NLP Conference is nearly upon us and bookings are still running ahead of last year. Saturday is looking particularly popular so it really is a good idea to secure your place now.  If you haven’t received a copy of the conference programme, you can view a pdf at the bottom of the NLP Conference homepage or we can send you one - just let us know.

     

    Further Information: Please contact the NLP Conference Team on Tel: +44 (0)1267 211880;   Fax:  +44 (0) 1267 211882;  nlpconference@crownhouse.co.uk   www.nlpconference.co.uk

     

    pH Balance Protects Your Bones

    Stressful lifestyles and rich diets can, over time, lead to pH imbalance and at worse metabolic acidosis. pH Balance capsules are the natural multi-mineral aid for combating the acid-overload. Containing carefully selected ingredients: Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium and Potassium, carbonic salts which have an alkaline effect in our body, detoxing the body. Available in powder and capsule form, they are free from flavour, sugar, lactose and gluten, making them suitable for pregnant women and children over 4 years. Pascoe's PH Balance offers 21pH urinary test strips for you to find out whether you are positive or negative for hyper-acidity.

     

    Further information, including stockists: www.phbalancepascoe.com

     

    The Special Yoga Centre

    The Special Yoga Centre is a registered charity based in London. This unique centre offers Yoga Therapy to children with special needs and dedicated support to the parents and families. Through the training of Yoga Therapists, the work now reaches 1,000s of children and families across the UK. The Charity is currently seeking new patrons to help with annual fund-raising projects to enable the to continue with their wonderful work. There is a short video which you might want to watch on: www.youtube.com/user/thespecialyogacentre?feature=mhee

     

    Further information: Tel: 020-8968 1900; www.specialyoga.org.uk

     

    Seagreens Healthy Living Awards

    Seagreens Mineral Salt has been placed in the Best Organic category for the Your Healthy Living Awards 2011. This is an opportunity for Seagreens to raise the nation's awareness of the remarkable nutritional benefits of seaweed. Seagreens would like PH readers to help by asking you to place a vote for Seagreens Mineral Salt. There is a chance to be a winner too as one lucky voter will be chosen to receive one of each winning product from the nine award categories.

     

    Further information: www.seagreens.com/mineralsalt and to vote visit www.yourhealthyliving.co.uk/organic

     

    Mobile Phones Exceed FCC Exposure Limits by As Much as Double for Children

    A scholarly article of mobile phones published online in the journal Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine reports finding that mobile phones used in the shirt or trouser pocket exceed FCC exposure guidelines and that children absorb twice as much microwave radiation from phones as adults. The paper entitled Exposure Limits: The Underestimation of Absorbed Cell Phone Radiation, Especially in Children, notes that the industry-designed process for evaluating microwave radiation from phones  results in children absorbing twice the cellphone radiation to their heads, up  to triple in their brain's hippocampus and hypothalamus, greater absorption in their eyes and as much as ten times more in their bone marrow.

     

    Further information: jvasquez@investorrelationsgroup.com  http://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?q=electromagnetic+biology+and+medicine+journal&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart

     

    Elevated Hormone Levels Add Up To Increased Breast Cancer Risk

    Post-menopausal women with high levels of hormones such as oestrogen or testosterone are known to have a higher risk of breast cancer. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Breast Cancer Research looked at eight different sex and growth hormones and found that the risk of breast cancer increased with the number of elevated hormones – each additional elevated hormone level increased risk by 16%.

     

    Further information Tel: 020-3192 2370;  hilary.glover@biomedcentral.com

    www.ukdistribute.com/links/1319020544171-NewsRelease_Elevated_hormone_levels_add_up_to_increased_breast_cancer_risk.doc

    http://www.ukdistribute.com/links/1319020544343-The%20combined%20influence%20of%20multiple%20sex%20and%20growth%20hormones%20on%20risk%20of%20breast%20cancer.pdf


    Chemo Cookery

    Inspired by his mother's battle with cancer, Jim Fisher, chef patron of French Cookery School has worked with Nutritional Therapist Lucy Hyland to create ideas and recipes to help people going through chemo. The recipes are available on his website and are completely free of charge. Jim is planning to add to the pages creating a valuable resource for cancer patients throughout the year. Jim also offers advice on what people should consume in order to improve their condition and they are quick and easy so that they will suit a cancer patient's appetite and changing sense of taste.

     

    Further information: Tel: 01684 575207; www.cookinfrance.com  www.foodforliving.ie

     

    Obese Children and Asthma

    Asthma is considered one of the main causes of school absenteeism and its prevalence has risen in the last few decades. Overweight children have been shown to have double the frequency of asthma than that of non-obese children. Poor diet and insufficient exercise are associated with a series of cardiovascular risks and other chronic diseases, but some studies point out that asthma could be added to that risk since the association between asthma and obesity comes from some common factors, as was discussed during the 2nd EAACI Paediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting (PAAM 2011) in Barcelona from 13-15 October.

     

    Further Information Tel: +41 44 205 55 33; Fax: +41 44 205 55 39 cristina.achiaga@eaaci.org   www.eaaci.net

     

    Two 2012 Spring Quests and Retreats

    Catriona MacGregor, author of Partnering with Nature is holding two Spring 2012 quests and retreats in Northern California. Full Moon Northern California Vision Quest which takes place on 4-8 May in the largest remaining protected area of wilderness in California and Women’s New Moon: Nature and Spirit Quest Retreat which is being held on 20-22 April 2012. Hiking, spirit animal journeys, meditation and working with energy in the plants and animals are a few of the powerful practices that you will discover and participate in during your retreat.

     

    Further information: www.naturalpathfinder.com/upcoming-quests.php

     

    Pilates Guru Launches New Healthy Back Initiative

    Lynne Robinson, celebrity Pilates Guru and Founder and Director of Body Control Pilates, is one of the creators of the new Back4Good® programme, a new pioneering initiative that provides a proactive, practical and long-term solution to managing the problem of low back pain. Back4Good® has been endorsed by leading medical professionals and by BackCare, the national charity for healthier backs and is now widely available across the UK.

     

    Further information Tel: 020-7636 8900;  www.back4good.eu

     

    Free Buteyko eBook Download

    Patrick McKeown has released a free ebook to download called Buteyko meets Dr Mew which is based on the life's work of Dr Buteyko and Orthodontist Dr John Mew. The journal General Dentist noted that children whose mouth breathing is untreated develop long, narrow faces, narrow mouths, high palatal vaults, crooked teeth and gummy smiles. These children do not sleep well at night due to obstructed airways; this lack of sleep can adversely affect their growth and academic performance. Many of these children are misdiagnosed as having attention deficit disorder (ADD) and hyperactivity.

     

    Further information Tel: freecall 1800 931 935  info@asthmacare.ie  www.asthmacare.ie

       www.snoring.ie   www.buteykodvd.com
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    World's Most Powerful Antioxidant Formula Reaches UK

    Hiorac is trusted by millions of health-conscious men and women across the world for its unrivalled ability to eliminate excessive free radicals within cells and help maintain good health, optimum weight balance and a youthful appearance. Just 5ml of Hiorac formula is equivalent to eating ALL the following amounts of antioxidant-rich super fruits: seven apricots, apples and bananas, 280g red grapes, pumpkin, broccoli and pineapple and 70g blueberries. RB Enterprises, based in Surrey, has become the first UK company to offer Hiorac for sale.

     

    Further information Tel: 020-8241 9275;  www.rb-enterprises.co.uk

     

    Diabetes Research Breakthrough

    A revolutionary insole could hold one of the keys to unlocking a complex health problem that is the prime cause of amputation among the UK's growing number of people with diabetes. The product has a unique design which was originally pioneered to soothe aching and tired feet for people who are exposed to prolonged periods of standing or walking at work. Research carried out by seven of Scotland's leading medical and academic experts, recently published in The British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease is now sparking worldwide interest in the insole. This is the first time that an insole has been proved to enhance circulation.

     

    Further information Tel: 0870 041 0150  www.autonomed.co.uk

     

    Integrating Clinical Aromatherapy in Specialist Palliative Care

    Integrating Clinical Aromatherapy in Specialist Palliative Care by Marianne Tavares focuses on wound care, skin care and mouth care and outlines the formulae and procedures she has developed. Marianne has combined her clinical experience and the best evidence available in producing this book which outlines how essential oils and bases were used in simple ways for symptom management, alongside conventional care. She uses histories to illustrate effective practice and describes how the practice was integrated into patient care by the development of comprehensive protocols and procedures.

     

    Further information: resourcesforcts@gmail.com

      info@clinicalaromapac.ca  www.clinicalaromapac.ca

     

    Beat the Winter Blues

    With winter nights and cold weather closing in, it is not surprising that we might feel ourselves feeling a bit blue and looking for ways to lift our spirits. VitalLIFT, an all natural pick-me-up could be the answer. It is jam packed with plant extracts known to be high in natural PEA, which is thought to play a key role in helping us to feel good and release natural endorphins, giving you a daily boost of the feel good factor.

     

    Further information Tel: 0870 609 1180  www.simplyvital.com

     

    Free, Peer-Reviewed Nutritional Medicine Information Online

    Many readers have written to the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service to say that when they try to talk to their Physicians about using Nutritional Medicine, the subject is promptly dismissed. Your Doctor may not have seen the research available online for free.

     

    Here are some highly reliable Orthomolecular resources online for free access: www.riordanclinic.org/research/journal-articles/

    www.riordanclinic.org/research

    www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL953B95B3BB977F54&feature=viewall

    http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/

    www.seanet.com/~alexs/ascorbate/

    http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/index.shtml  

    http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v06n09.shtml

     

    Further information: www.orthomolecular.org

     

    Role of Oxidants in Pre-Eclampsia

    A breakthrough article published in Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine, published by Informa, shows findings of a new study on pre-eclampsia which should prove to be a valuable resource for the identification of new therapeutic tools for this devastating condition. Pre-eclampsia is one of the most common and potentially serious pregnancy associated disorders and it continues to be the leading cause of maternal and foetal morbidity. There is now an emerging consensus that pre-eclampsia is a complex multi-factorial disease in which genetic factors, both maternal and foetal, and environmental factors are involved. This research and the article by Dr Nishizawa et al helps us take a big step towards finding meaningful therapeutic tools for treating pre-eclampsia.

     

    Further information: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/19396368.2011.587590

     

     

    Going Green for Weight Loss

    This year's diet trend is using a pH balancing strategy to keep svelte waistlines in check. Proponents of the alkaline diet advocate a careful balance of acid and alkaline-forming foods for optimum health, namely a diet of 75-80% alkaline and 20-25% acidic food. Acid-forming foods such as meat, dairy, processed grain like bread and pasta and sugars are a no-no, which nutrient-rich fruit, vegetables, pulses and green super-smoothies are the order of the day. Barley and Wheat Glass Powder from Lifestream can help keep your pH levels in check and keep hunger pangs at bay. 1tsp mixed with 1 litre of water sipped though the day is rich in nutrients, minerals, fibre, chlorophyll and other phytonutrients which are useful in assisting the body's digestive system and helping maintain nutritional sufficiency.

     

    Further information: www.grumpygorilla.co.uk  www.lifestream.co.nz

     

    Horphag Research Launches Nutritional Company

    Horphag Research, exclusive worldwide supplier of Pycnogenol®, a botanical extract from French maritime pine bark, has launched Horphag Research Nutrition. This new division of the company will focus on the growing opportunities for Pycnogenol®, its flagship ingredient, in the functional food and beverage sector as well as developing other nutritional  ingredients. Pycnogenol® has been extensively researched for safety and the product is already in a number of functional food and beverage products in the United States, Japan Europe and other countries.

     

    Further information: www.pycnogenol.com

     

    Deepak Chopra Interactive Journey of Mind-Body on Game Consoles

    Deepak Chopra, the internationally renowned author and expert on mind-body wellness, brings his extraordinary creativity, insight and philosophies to an entirely new milieu this autumn: video games consoles. Deepak Chopra's Leela, developed by Curious Pictures and published by THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQ1), is an extraordinary journey into the self that is scheduled to début on 8 November on Kinect™  for Xbox 360® and on Wii™, blending ancient philosophies with the newest home-entertainment technology. At its foundation is the concept of the Seven Chakras. Seven individual stages of Leela focus on these chakras. Leela is not a game, it is a one-of-a-kind experience that invokes whole-body movement, meditation and breathing techniques to relax, stretch and control both body and spirit.

     

    Further information: www.deepakchopraleela.com

     

    New Hot Stone Massage Bag

    The Vulsini Bag, launched in April 2011, is a ground breaking new product for anyone involved in Hot Stone Therapies. The bag heats basalt stones for hot stone massage without using water, eliminating the need for a bulky, impractical heater. Vulsini have been able to make Hot Stone Therapies truly mobile for the first time ever. The stones are arranged in the bag and the bag is plugged into any UK or EU socket. The temperature of the stones can be regulated by a built in digital thermostat and a thermometer on the front.

     

    Further information Tel: 020-7801 9620;  info@vulsini.com

      www.Vulsini.com

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    Migra-Cap - a unique migraine cure also offering pain relief during pregnancy. A drug-free product.

    www.migracap.com

  • Flower essences online

    Fine quality flower essences international ranges to help promote vitality and emotional well-being.

    www.flowersense.co.uk

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