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Short Features and Brief Takes Issue 192

by Cherry Coad Aldridge(more info)

listed in product news, originally published in issue 192 - March 2012

Light on Parenting Conference

Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 May 2012

Institute of Child Health, London

Light on Parenting: from conception to the early years is the most inclusive public conference ever organized on early parenting in the UK.

Light on Parenting Conference

It is a truly unmissable gathering of eminent speakers whose focus, from different angles and disciplines, is to facilitate new parents’ realization that they ARE the experts and to empower them to relate to their babies with greater awareness. The conference is a call to parents and those who are passionate about their work with parents, infants, and around pregnancy and birth to get together and affirm the benefits of support –rather than advice or information- for confident early parenting. This conference uniquely embraces the whole spectrum of early parenting - from conception through birth to the early childhood years.

The speakers and workshop leaders invited to bring an original angle to support the view that parents ARE the experts helping us reach a better, more intuitive and compassionate understanding of early childhood and parenting are:

  • First Expression therapist David Haas
  • Founder of Birthlight Françoise Freedman
  • Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London Dr Margot Sunderland
  • Emeritus Professor of Midwifery at Sheffield Hallam University Mavis Kirkham
  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and Psychologist Menis Yousry
  • Author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves Naomi Aldort
  • La Leche League leader Naomi Stadlen
  • Sydney based Psychologist and Psychotherapis and author of Parenting for a Peaceful World Robin Grille
  • Director of  Patrick Houser
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology Suzanne Zeedyk
  • Professor of Perinatal Psychobiology at Imperial College London Vivette Glover

Further Information

For further information and booking


The British Institute for Allergy and Environmental Therapy - BIAET

Principal: Donald M Harrison BA (Hons Psych) BSc MR Pharm S

BIAET logo

The British Institute was formed in January 1987 to bring together a group of Therapists who practise a unique system of allergy diagnosis and treatment, a system that had already been used very successfully for nearly ten years. The Institute's members are all qualified health professionals - both mainstream and complementary - with a keen interest in allergic conditions (such as Hayfever) and their causes.


Membership of the Institute is by way of its Diploma in Allergy & Environmental Therapy – Dip AET

The Course is written by practising therapists and is based on nearly 30 years of experience in the successful treatment of allergic conditions. It comprises 10 substantial distance-learning modules together with attendance on two occasions for practical instruction and lectures at the Institute's premises in Wales. All course materials are provided, together with text books.

Subjects covered are:

  • Introduction and historical background in brief
  • Allergy and the Immune System
  • The Patient Interview
  • Testing for Allergens
  • The Muscle Test
  • Treatment of Allergies
  • Isopathic (Homoeopathic) Desensitisation
  • The Candida Connection
  • Food Intolerance
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Psychological Connection
  • Allergic Symptoms & Iatrogenic Illness
  • Allergic Conditions of the Respiratory Tract
  • Allergic Conditions of the Alimentary Tract
  • Allergic Conditions of the Skin
  • Conditions of the Skeletal System
  • Conditions of the Nervous System
  • Conditions of the Reproductive System
  • Dental Amalgam Problems
  • Hyperactivity - ADHD
  • Post Viral Syndrome - Myalgic Encephalmyelitis
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • The Role of Parasites, Bacteria and Viruses

Further Information

Please contact The British Institute for Allergy and Environmental Therapy on Tel: 01974 241376; Fax: 01974 241795; 


Irene Royal Jelly Formulation for Nutritional Balance


Irene Stein, with 40 years of experience with a wide spectrum of health conditions, together with Masters of Complex Homeopathy and Plant Knowledge, has created her Unique Royal Jelly Formulation, Irene Royal Jelly.

Irene Product

Irene Royal Jelly combines the healing properties of fresh Royal Jelly, Ginseng, Damiana Aphrodisiaca, Capsicum Minimum and Saw Palmetto to bring balance and restore health.

The individual ingredients are:

  • Korean Ginseng - Ginseng is extracted from the plant Panax Ginseng. The word Panax is Greek in origin and means “all healing”. The Chinese have used Ginseng for thousands of years in their medicines; it is said that ginseng resembles the human body, and according to Chinese medicine, that is one of the reasons why it has such a potent healing effect. Like Royal Jelly, Ginseng is an adaptogen, normalising physiological functioning depending on individual needs (i.e., it will lower high blood pressure, but increase low blood pressure);
  • Capsicum Minimum - Capsicum Minimum is a strong circulatory stimulant and increases blood flow to all tissues. It has antiseptic and counter-irritant properties and is used to reduce pain. Capsicum is used to support the treatment of conditions marked by reduced circulation, to “flush out” diseased tissue and help reverse pathological conditions;
  • Damiana Aphrodisiaca - Damiana is used to combat depression, and as a mild purgative and diuretic, It also acts like testosterone to stimulate and enhance the reproductive system.
  • Echinacea - This is probably one of the most commonly used herbal extracts today, thanks to its powerful effect on the immune system. Studies have confirmed its place as a powerful natural antiseptic whilst clinical trials have shown Echinacea to be an immuno-stimulating plant which has been effectively used to treat clinical infections and chronic inflammatory disease. In fact, 30 of 34 recent studies carried out in Germany into the ability of Echinacea to act as a prophylactic, preventative or therapeutic agent, have demonstrated a positive effect on the body’s ability to resist disease.
  • Saw Palmetto (Serenoa Serrulata) - Saw Palmetto has many applications, chief amongst them being the treatment of urinary problems and catarrhal conditions. It is also used to tone the male reproductive system. Some evidence also suggests that it also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Formulating the Formulation……

In 1980, Irene Stein established links with a talented bio-organic chemist Dr Emile Coufalik. Dr Coufalik specialized in a polymorphic approach to herbology, combining a number of plant extracts, whereby each substance works in synergy with another to produce a total effect that is far greater than the effect of each plant taken in isolation.

Preserving Irene Royal Jelly’s Potency

The primary ingredient in the Irene Royal Jelly Formulation is fresh and unprocessed Royal Jelly. It is a widely held belief that fresh Royal Jelly is infinitely superior to the freeze dried variety. This was, and remains, the firm belief of Irene Stein who, from the outset, was determined to use only the pure and fresh variety in the Irene Formulation. The first Royal Jelly products to appear on the western market were in fact all freeze dried. Freeze drying (or lyophilization) is a simple method of preserving Royal Jelly for long periods. However, whilst freeze dried Royal Jelly is considerably cheaper than the fresh variety, it unfortunately does seem to be much less potent.

Further Information

For more information please contact Irene Stein on Tel: 00 972 9970 8628; Mob:  07831 641199;


The Ilkley Complementary Medicine Festival, the Kings Hall, Winter Gardens, Ilkley

Saturday 31st March – Sunday 1st April 2012


Ilkley is the UK’s premier festival promoting natural remedies & related products. Established in 1988, the twice yearly Complementary Medicine Festival attracts visitors ,exhibitors and practitioners from all over the country. The Ilkley Complementary Medicine Festival is held twice yearly - in April and October.

The next event is the Spring Complementary Medicine Festival

Saturday 31st March – Sunday 1st April 2012


Over 100 stands covering a wide range of Therapies, Services and Natural Products

There are numerous Talks and demonstrations, something to interest everyone including topics like Angelic Reiki and Crystal Energy to Stress Awareness and Kinesiology


  • Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm
  • Open to exhibitors from 8am


  • £3.50 Adults, £3.00 Concessions
  • Children Free under 16 years of age
  • 2 Day Pass £5.50


There is disabled access to the venue. A range of foods including Vegetarian Refreshments are served over both days.

Location and Accommodation

The King’s Hall, Winter Gardens is located in the heart of Ilkley, near Leeds and Bradford. The King’s Hall is directly opposite the railway and bus station. If you have sat. navigation on your car, the address is Station Road, Ilkley, LS29 8HB There is plenty of on street car parking nearby. We have compiled a list of places to stay in and around Ilkley.

Further Information

To enquire about the festival or book a stand at the next event, please contact Michael Weaver on Tel: 01943 872387; Mob: 07939468822


Personology with David Gavriel – Dr Face

A diagnostic method based on empirical scientific studies (measurable) indicates a direct connection between the personality characteristics and his physical structure.

Physiognomy = Personology, face features and body structure reading

David Gavriel

We all have similar features regardless of culture, gender, national origin, race or geographic location. The power of each attribute (feature) differs from person to person, which makes us distinct individuals.

David Gavriel, Expert Personologist, is certified and specialized at the International Center of Personology in San - Francisco, California, USA. David established himself as a senior lecturer in Personology, body language, facial expressions, and voice recognition.

With diagnostic analysis, David Gavriel combines a measurement system that includes the physical structure, face and body, and creates a profile set of career and personality. He performs personal diagnostics using a photo or by personal meeting. David lectures throughout the world for education and academics, government agencies, high-tech companies, communication groups and others.

David provides personal counselling for job interviews, human resources, communications and personal  image, business consulting, couples and individuals who wish to improve relationships, for parents and children with learning disabilities and behavioural problems, and helps in the criminology field.

The Personology is a key to the realization of personal potential, as well as an opportunity to get to know and understand our selves and those around us.

Understanding the range of features and how it affects us helps to be more aware in communication. As we become more aware of attributes through which they function in others, we can understand the origin and tie them to features of their communication styles. David sees personology as a mission to create interpersonal harmony the rehabilitation of prisoners and more.

UK London Visit this Spring

David will be visiting London (date to be confirmed) and will be doing presentations and consultations at that time. Please contact Sophie for further information – 07831 641199

Further Information

Contact David on Mobile: 972+528431444; 

Skype: david-gavriel , Nes - Ziyonna Israel.


How to Survive Hay Fever Season - The Healthy House Ltd


Spring is a time of rebirth, of blossoming trees and the first signs of summer. But for many people, it is also a time that marks the return of runny noses, sneezes, and sore eyes, as allergy season kicks in. Spring allergies are usually caused by pollens and airborne moulds, and most commonly show themselves as hay fever. It can also be a time that triggers asthma.

A full range of products and advice on allergies is available at  Products that relieve the symptoms of hay fever can include nasal sprays, pollen blockers, masks and items for the home that improve the air quality for severe sufferers.

Sinus Buster Nasal Spray

An all-natural product that works with the body to reduce or prevent symptoms. This homeopathic formula is designed specifically for chronic allergy sufferers, and may help relieve general symptoms and prevent outbreaks. The Allergy Formula desensitises the nerve fibres that react to allergy triggers while also blocking the environmental factors associated with those triggers.

Qu Chi Acupressure Band

The Qu-Chi point has been used for thousands of years by acupuncturists and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine. The Qu-Chi band operates by stimulating an acupressure point in the crook of your elbow, which helps to free the pathways to your nose and throat, quickly reducing breathing problems and streaming eyes and nose. Because it is a totally drug free natural product there is none of the drowsiness or other side effects associated with many conventional treatments.

Air Cleanse Allergy Spray

One of a range of products that helps reduce allergens in the home or work environment. The spray will denature allergens in the air, reducing exposure by 90%. Also available are similar products that denature allergens on furnishings and fabrics and a special lotion to wipe over the pet to reduce symptoms of pet allergies.

Bionaire Air Purifiers

The Bionaire is one of a full range of air purifiers available at The Healthy House. All Bionaire air purifiers filter out pollens, dust mite debris, mould spores, pet dander and smoke particles. This helps relieve symptoms caused by airborne allergens, which can cause asthma, wheezing, coughing, hay fever, sneezing, runny nose and eyes and even eczema.

Further Information

For more information on any of the products, please contact The Healthy House either on 0845 450 5950; 01453 752216;


Munro-Hall Clinic -  Mercury Free and Metal-Free Dentistry

Munro-Hall Clinic are a mercury-free and metal-free practice dedicated to a holistic approach to dentistry.

Munro-Hall Clinic

Dr Graeme Munro-Hall has over 35 years experience as a dentist in Britain and continental Europe. In 1992, he was awarded a Fellowship of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology IAOMT for his work on Dental Toxicology. Qualifications awarded by the IAOMT are not recognized as speciality qualifications by the General Dental Council. As an advisor the German government, Dr. Munro-Hall was instrumental in changing prevailing opinion about the safety of mercury amalgam fillings. He is active in bringing the scientific truth about Mercury Amalgam, Fluoride, toxic root fillings and cavitation infections to the attention of EU officials, Governments, Professions and Public in order to stop the use of Mercury Amalgam and Fluoride. He has been mercury free for over 20 years.

Dr Lilian Munro-Hall graduated in 1988 from Lund University, Sweden, one of the leading European research university for state-of-the-art dental materials and techniques.
Together, they developed the Hall V-Tox Therapy - a method of removing toxins from the body using intravenous Vitamin C.

Holistic Dentistry at Munro-Hall Clinic

  • Uses only non-toxic dental materials;
  • Mercury-free and metal-free dentists;
  • Look at the patient as a whole, not in parts;
  • Spend a long time examining and talking to the patient, testing as appropriate, before developing a plan for optimum health.
  • They are set up to restore patients to health not repair individual teeth;
  • Protect the patient during amalgam removal.

State-of-the-art Treatment Technology

Munro-Hall Clinic uses the latest treatment methods and most up-to-date equipment and techniques available including:

  • Lasers
  • Intra-oral magnifying TV cameras
  • Cavitat: Ultrasound technology to detect chronic infections (NICO'S)
  • Mercury Vapour Meter
  • TOPAS Toxicity Meter
  • Ultra Low Dose Digital X-Ray Machine
  • Air-Flow Cleaning
  • Square wave Magnetic Resonance
  • Lumen Light
  • Intra-venous Vitamin C
  • Ozone (from iv to topical application)

Further Information

Please contact Munro-Hall Clinic on Tel: Tel: 01234 840099; Fax: 01234 855844;


European College of K-Practic:  Dr Tedd Koren Seminar 9-10 June

European College of K-Practic (ECKP) can teach you, as a practitioner of any branch of natural treatment, effective and perfectly safe techniques to cure back, neck and limb pain. Enrol in a two year course, after which ECKP  will license you to practice as a fully trained K-Practic Therapist anywhere in the world.

K-Practic Training

You can gain  30 points towards the 200 points required for your K-Practic licence by attending Dr Tedd Koren's  KST seminar in London in June at London (Gatwick) on June 9 - 10, 2012. The Seminar taught by Dr Tedd Koren DC, the originator of this technique, is open to all alternative practitioners.

Many chiropractors, osteopaths and  doctors  are not getting anything like 100 percent success with back and neck pain...because they may not know newly developed effective techniques. Acupuncturists, Kinesiologists, reflexologists, masseurs  feel that these kind of techniques are  ‘out of their field’. Or they're afraid of it and feel it's ‘dangerous’. Other therapists in the more subtle techniques are working with one hand tied behind their backs.

I was in that position myself, some thirty years ago. In 1976 I qualified as an acupuncturist in Sydney, Australia, and started up a practice in Dublin,  Ireland, my home town. In no time at all, I was ‘flying’ and my practice was packed because I was among the first-ever acupuncturists in Ireland and I was getting good results.

But my own back pain had been cured in two treatments by a chiropractor in Australia, and I  wasn't getting that kind of result with my new back patients. Yes, I did get some impressive results with the needles, but I admit I ended up sending some of my back patients to chiropractic colleagues.

I studied many techniques over a number of years. And with the dynamite combination of chiropractic and acupuncture, my practice boomed and continues to boom now, 34 years later. I've never stopped researching back pain techniques all these years, in many countries,  and now I have a treatment package that's probably the best in the world today.

Further Information

Please contact Dr Ronnie Turner on Tel: 00353 1 2893147;

To register your interest


Fountain of Life Practices: Findhorn Community Scotland

June 8 – 15, 2012


It is with pure joy that I announce that plans have crystallized for my dream to teach in Scotland and be blessed to play and grow in the magic of Findhorn.  I am also elated to be graced with the opportunity to teach with two people that I feel radiantly exemplify, wisdom and dedication to serving others, Michael Shaffer and Deborah Doyle.

findhorn garden path                                          

Join us in the magical world of the Findhorn Community in Scotland for a once in a life time adventure. Enliven your body, mind and spirit and infuse your life with enchantment while embracing practical tools to deepen and strengthen your inner and outer being, and personal and planetary evolution.

Daily Practices include:

  • Hatha Yoga     
  • Do-In (energy massage)
  • Meditation in Motion
  • Barefoot Dew Walks

A special feature in our time together will be Space Work which utilizes principles based on the human nervous system, physiology and energy field. Space work enables us to have conscious choice and to take charge of our attention, with grace and finesse. This work will enhance the mastery and maintenance of our practices. Participants will gain valuable insights into their inner life, and acquire tools and inspiration for the fulfilment of their dreams.

About Naomi Call

Naomi Sophia Call is the author of Fountain of Youth Exercises and Yoga In Bed, published by Findhorn Press. Naomi is a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Lifestyle Teacher & Consultant, and Natural Chi practitioner.

Costs and Early Offer

The cost for the inclusive 7 day retreat is $1060.00 if paid in full by March 20th; $1,260 after March 20th. A $420 deposit is required to hold your space in the retreat. Deposits are due by March 20th and balance paid in full by May 22, 2012. Fees do not include airfare and optional local excursions.

Further Information

For information and registration please contact Naomi Call on Tel: Tel: 001 760.518.7953 (PST);  For information on Newbold House in Forres, Scotland visit


Kiwiherb Valerian - Effective Natural Remedy for Insomnia



Phil Rasmussen, highly respected New Zealand Medical Herbalist and creator of the Kiwiherb Herbal Remedies range says, “…an estimated one-in-three people in the UK will suffer from sleeplessness, otherwise known as insomnia, at some time in their lives!  This includes difficulty getting off to sleep, waking in the night or in the early hours of the morning, as well as appearing to sleep for long enough but feeling tired, lethargic and irritable the following day. 

“….practising as a medical herbalist in New Zealand, I found that those patients suffering from sleep deprivation experienced significant improvements in their sleep patterns and quality of sleep when taking the herb Valerian; especially if disrupted sleep was the result of worry or nervous tension.  Valerian has a long history of medicinal use, with centuries of anecdotal and scientific research to back its efficacy at helping people experience a peaceful and restful night’s sleep.  However, not all Valerian products are the same, varying in quality and strength and therefore in their effectiveness.”

  • Choose a practitioner-strength Valerian as it provides the required level of the herb’s active ingredients, necessary for delivering a natural sedative action.  High potency Valerian also possesses sufficient anxiety-relieving properties to gently yet effectively settle the mind and body, thereby aiding relaxation and promoting sleep;  
  • Make sure the dried root of the Valerian plant is used, as research confirms the root as the most potent part of the plant and that dried rather than fresh roots contain higher levels of active ingredients; making it more effective;
  • Select a tincture form of the herb as clinical trials support the fact that a liquid form of Valerian, rather than capsules or tablets, is faster acting as it is more readily absorbed by the body; an important factor to consider if suffering from insomnia;
  • Take a Valerian remedy that allows you to vary the dosage.  Since the extent of someone’s sleep problems varies from person to person, you should always start by taking a low dose and then gradually increase to a higher dose if needed;
  • Opt for organic where possible and a Valerian product that’s totally natural and in so doing, you’ll be taking one of the most natural, effective yet gentle sleep-aids there is and a remedy that won’t leave you with morning-after drowsiness often associated with pharmaceutical products;

Further Information:

Kiwiherb Organic Valerian Root Extract is available from health stores nationwide or by mail order from Kiwiherb’s UK distributor Lifeplan Products Ltd on Tel: 01455 556281;   For further product information, visit the new-look website


Beat the Winter Blues with Ceragem

Ceragem team

Cold weather, post-Christmas bills and flu bugs; it’s no wonder so many suffer with the 'Winter Blues'. Research[1] demonstrates over 70% of Brits felt having something to look forward to, such as a holiday, was the key to fighting the winter gloom. Preston based therapeutic thermal massage company Ceragem could provide the remedy to the blues, without the need to book an expensive holiday.

Ceragem’s patented design employing far infra-red heat and Jade Gemstones can help relieve   the symptoms of stress and migraines, and maximize the effects of a post-Christmas detox, helping you banish those dreaded Winter Blues. What's more, Ceragem pledge to “never charge for a massage”.

Owner Julie Gyi explains: “We are so happy and proud to be able to offer the unlimited free therapeutic massages here in Preston. We love the fact that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, can improve their wellbeing.” Through combining visits to the centre, whilst maintaining a balanced diet and taking regular exercise can help you sustain a healthy body and mind in 2012, without the expense of a foreign holiday.

Furthermore, the Centre acts as a community hub for visitors, providing opportunities to socialize and meet new people. Research[1] shows spending time with friends is also a beneficial way to banish the winter blues. Ceragem are extremely proud of their diverse customer base and the friendly, community spirit. Theresa O’Brien, a regular visitor to the centre enthused: “Since coming to Ceragem for a year, my energy levels have increased, I am sleeping much better and my outlook this winter has been a much happier and positive one. Every day I look forward to coming to Ceragem to be part of a warm, supportive and loving atmosphere.”


1. Research was conducted by ResearchNow. The omnibus survey of 1000 respondents was conducted in January 2012.

Further Information

For further information about Ceragem, or to take your first steps towards a more healthy 2012 why not come down and visit the centre. Alternatively Ceragem can be reached on Tel: 01772 200018;


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  • Brief Takes


    Anatomy & Physiology Courses

    Alternative Training are offering a series of 1 day seminars on the subjects of Anatomy & Physiology and Pathology & Disease to help students and Practitioners progress with their medical science courses. Each course will come with a Certificate of Attendance and Continuing Professional Development hours. Courses are being held on: 26 March, Anatomy and Physiology for Homeopaths; 27 March, Pathology and Disease for Homeopaths and 2 May, Anatomy and Physiology for Alternative Practitioners. Courses will take place at Hawkwood College, Stroud.

    Further information Tel: 01453 765956; 


    Macrobiotics for All Seasons Set For Release

    Macrobiotics for All Seasons by Marlene Watson-Tara is set for release on 28 February, providing a host of delicious recipes that makes eating a diet in tune with the seasons rewarding for your health as well as the planet. Macrobiotics is more than a diet; it is a whole life philosophy whose approach reflects ancient folk wisdom from the Far East and leading edge nutritional science from the West. The book discusses such topics as: the modern diet, health habits, healthy food and life energy, before moving on to provide specific macrobiotic recipes for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

    Further information Lotus publishing Tel: 01243 375006;


    Robert Gray Intestinal Cleansing Program

    Most of the unhealthy foods eaten today form mucoid substances in the whole intestinal tract. These mucoid substances accumulate in a build-up of stagnant matter in the intestines. Stagnant matter can block proper elimination, inhibit proper absorption of nutrients and serve as a breeding ground for germs and parasites. The Robert Gray Intestinal Cleansing program encourages the health-enhancing bacteria to multiply faster than the intestinal cleansing process can remove them, avoids the use of fasting and enemas, requires only a few minutes each day, is suitable for long-term use with diets and can be performed continuously on a day-by-day basis until the intestinal tract is completely cleansed.

    Further information Tel: 01342 410303;


    A New Fight Against Cancer

    On 4 February, World Cancer Day, the public attention for the fight against cancer was raised once more. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a new therapeutic approach which can be used in addition to mainstream treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. PDT and other novel approaches resulting from molecular biological research will be increasingly applied in the future. PDT is a procedure for the treatment of tumours and other tissue mutations. It applies light in combination with a light-activatable substance (photosensitiser) and oxygen present in the tissue. The sensitiser gathers selectively in the tumour or tissue mutation. When the cancer cells are exposed to light with the appropriate wave length, reactive types of oxygen are generated, impacting on and destroying cancer cells.

    Further information Tel: 069 / 95 90 83 16


    Erythrocyte Essential Fatty Acids Profile

    Over the past two decades there has been sustained interest in essential fatty acid supplementation. The focus has now switched from supplementation with fish oil to the use of oils containing specific, enhanced concentrations of named essential fatty acids. Improved distillation processing has helped to enhance the purity of supplemental oils and there are now many studies to support the benefits of essential fatty acid supplementation that reach beyond the area of cardiology. To date, studies which suggest that omega-3 fatty acid consumption has health-beneficial effect include those on the outcome of pregnancy, in the cognitive and visual development of dementia, metabolic syndrome and a variety of other inflammatory conditions.

    Further information Biolab Medical Unit, Tel: 020-7636 5959/5905;


    Happiness Project Coming Events

    Ben Renshaw, Co-Director of Success Intelligence is leading Real Leadership on 16 March and Show Up & Shine with Avril and Ola Odumosu takes place in London on 25 April. Ian Lynch, Business and Project Manager of Happiness Project for the past 7 years is leaving to start a new project.

    Further information Tel: 0845 430 9236; 


    Miranda Castro Master Class

    The School of Homeopathy is pleased to welcome their patron Mirandra Castro as a teacher for a fun and memorable weekend. Sharing Gems and Treasures: A Master Class with Miranda Castro is a 2-day master class where Miranda will share a glittering treasure trove of gems from more than 30 years in Homeopathic Practice. Miranda’s enthusiastic, down-to-earth teaching style combined with her energetic passion for Homeopathy make for a unique learning experience. The class will take place on 26-27 May at Hawkwood School, Stroud.

    Further information Tel: 01453 765 956;


    Awakening The Spine: Yoga for Health, Vitality and Energy

    Awakening the Spine is a book by Vanda Scaravelli, who for more than 25 years, until her death at the age of 91 in 1999, transformed bodies and lives with her innovative approach to yoga through the proper alignment of the spine. She listened to the body and worked with instead of against it. She used gravity grounding and breath to achieve dramatic improvements in health and well-being. Lovingly revised by Vanda’s daughter Paola Scaravelli Cohen, based on the extensive notes Vanda left behind. ISBN: 978-1-905177-26-4.

    Further information: Tel: 020-7737 6868;  Mob: 07977 483920;


    Reflexology App

    Anna Walsh, wellbeing specialist and Reflexology expert, has launched The Well-Being Self-Reflexology App, available on iTunes. It is designed to help many of us reap the benefits of Reflexology wherever we are, making this increasingly popular therapy accessible outside of the treatment room. Available for £1.99, the app consisted of six ready-made Well-Being Self-Reflexology treatments aimed to relieve stress and keep well, regulate sleeping patterns, help stop smoking and weight loss and ease pregnancy. The five-minute videos are short enough for the busy business person or parent to fit into their day.


    Becoming Whole: The Story of My Complete Recovery from Breast Cancer

    Becoming Whole by Meg Wolff is a six-month plan of personalized wellness counselling in the macrobiotic way which includes: A personalized initial consultation with Meg for 1 ½ -2 hours which will include her taking a history and developing a plan for you. Meg will work with you for your unique recommendations of what to eat macrobiotically for your condition. She will discuss with you your best lifestyle considerations and will follow up in person or by SKYPE every month for six months. There will be a tri-monthly fifty minute coaching call to discuss any practical issues with food, cooking or lifestyle issues and a complimentary copy of her recovery story from breast cancer Becoming Whole: The Story of My Complete Recovery from Breast Cancer.

    Further information:


    Depression’s Immune Effects

    Vicki Myers of Tel Aviv University (TAU) Sackler Faculty of Medicine has conducted research regarding the effects of depression and psychological stress on the human body’s immune system. Heart attack patients who suffer from depression are far more likely to be re-admitted for cardiac events in the future and they spend more time in the hospital than those with sunnier dispositions. These findings indicate that extra psychiatric support can have a life-saving effect and lessen the expensive cost of health care in the  long run.

    Further information Tel: 212.742.9070;


    Robyn Boyd Rawsome Recipes

    Rawsome Recipes is expanding and have now designed a series of green workshops to spread the good news. All workshops are held in Santa Cruz County on Sundays from 2-5pm. Classes are limited to 8 people so it is advisable to reserve a spot. 4 March - Fresh Start, 1 April - Superfoods, Super Recipes, 29 April - Dehydrator Delights, 27 May Superfoods, Super Recipes. From green drinks in the morning to chocolate mousse pie for dessert, the recipes are designed to optimize the use of super foods to give you maximum vitamins, minerals, enzymes and powerful antioxidants.

    Further information Tel: 831-566-0500


    Kiwiherb Calendula Ointment

    Kiwiherb’s Handy Hits is extolling the  benefits of Calendula ointment. Calendula has a long history of safe and effective use for a wide range of skin complaints; Kiwiherb Calendula ointment can be used on cuts and grazes, dry skin, eczema and dermatitis, skin rashes, chapped lips, sore nipples, blisters and minor burns. It is 100% natural and contains a high potency formula of organic Calendula flowers and lavender essential oil combined in a base of natural organic beeswax and organic sunflower oil. Safe and gentle on the skin, Kiwiherb Calendula Ointment is suitable for use by the whole family, including newborn babies.

    Further information Tel: 01455 556281;


    Ease Back Pain with a Revolutionary New Sleep System

    The unique Dorsoo Bed System, launched at the Back Pain Show in London on 24 February, features a patented hydraulic pump system combined with a flexible grooved mattress for the ultimate night’s sleep. Developed, designed and made in Belgium, the bed has been scientifically proven by Sleep Research Expert Prof Dr Guy Hoffmann. The Dorsoo Bed System can benefit people suffering from a range of conditions including arthritis, disc hernia, scoliosis, lumbago and sciatica and many more complaints. The 26 maintenance free pumps work in harmony with your body’s movements during sleep to ensure that your spine is always anatomically aligned, thus improving your blood circulation and lymphatic flow, whiles the breathable mattress helps you to sleep deeply and awake fully refreshed.

    Further information:


    Metastatic Breast Cancer Research

    Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most lethal form of breast cancer. It spreads easily through the lymphatic and blood vessels, forming metastasis which can lead to multi-organ failure. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Cell Communication and Signalling demonstrates how IBC cells use IL-8, secreted as part of the anti-inflammatory response by a specific set of white blood cells (monocytes), to increase fibronection expression. Fibronectin is a cell-adhesion molecule which is usually involved in wound healing and cell migration during embryogenesis. Over-expression of this molecule is thought to allow cancer to metastasize.

    Further information Tel: 020-3192 2370;


    Alexander Lowen Bioenergetics Home Study Training

    The Bioenergetic Home Study Training Program is directed by Robert Glazer PhD, editor of Alexander Lowen’s autobiography Honoring the Body. This comprehensive one year training emphasizes the principles and fundamental of bodywork Bioenergetic Psychotherapy as pioneered by Alexander Lowen. There are 5 training modules, each consisting of 3 Skype one-on-one 60 minute mentoring tutorial sessions with a Florida Society Bioenergetic Trainer, Training DVDs and teaching guides, Directed studies of Alexander Lowen’s books and Training specialized for trainees’ intended use of Bioenergetic skills.

    Further information Tel: 386-462-4830; 


    Breaking Free From Persistent Fatigue

    Lucie Montpetit was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis otherwise known as ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 2003. As an Occupational Therapist with a hectic family life, Lucie found her entire world turned upside-down as she tried to come to terms with her condition. Lucie found that obtaining the solution to the problem was not as difficult as her illness made her believe. Breaking Free From Persistent Fatigue published by Singing Dragon (ISBN: 978 1848191013) is a new book that combines practical ways to measure energy levels and identify stressors with concrete suggestions for how to modify habits, detoxify lifestyles and tackle daily challenges head on.

    Further information Tel: 020-7833 2307


    Professional & Accredited Ear Candling & Energy Medicine Training

    Ear Candling is a century’s old method of bringing an enhanced state of health to people healing ear, nose, throat and sinus problems. It has a consistent track record of success, helping with problems such as: sinus congestion, colds and flu, sore throat, earache and infections, snoring, vertigo and balance, tinnitus, allergy symptoms, asthma and bronchitis, hearing problems and ear pressure when flying or diving. Training in Ear Candling takes place on 5-6 May in Great Yarmouth.

    Further information Tel: 01493 843131;


    Unique Seminar in Gran Canaria

    A unique seminar is taking place in Gran Canaria on 9-15 April. Ancient wisdom scientifically proven. The unification of the micro-world and the macro-world. Understanding the structure and functioning of creation gives you the most powerful tools to maintain the balance in your life. We study human life as an energetic happening and we observe how it is expressed in an ever-changing matter. We observe the human being as the result of the interaction of an internal force with its environment.

    Further information Tel: 01553 670156;  Mob: 07780 0525 986;


    Drop The Fat Act & Live Lean

    Drop The Fat Act & Live Lean by Ryan Andrews is a new book with a completely different approach to losing weight. In the book you will learn how to gain body fat, lose muscle mass, lose mobility by avoiding exercise, use food to manage your feelings and drink your way to diabetes. Andrews replaces misconceptions about the best way to lose unwanted pounds with a new set of weight management skills that includes basic, research-driven principles of healthy nutrition.

    Further information Tel: 888-260-8458;  931-964-3571 x 403;  ISBN: 1-888-260-8458.


    How To Tell The Forgetful From Those At Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

    It can be difficult to distinguish between people with normal age-associated memory loss and those with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). However people with aMCI are at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD); identification of these people would mean that they could begin treatment as early as possible. A pilot study has indicated that a short, simple questionnaire (AQ), designed to identify people with AD by using informant-reported symptoms, was also able to recognize people with aMCI. The AQ consists of 21 yes/no questions designed to be answered by a relative or carer in a primary care setting.

    Further information Tel: 020-3192 2370;  Mob: 07786 981 967;


    Freeing Emotions and Energy Through Myofascial Release

    Freeing Emotions and Energy Through Myofascial Release by Noah Karrasch is a book written for bodywork and manual therapy Practitioners from a variety of disciplines, as well as other healers who want to expand their skills. This generously illustrated book explains how and where emotions and static energy are held in the body and how they can be released and rebalanced in therapies that challenge bodymindcore awareness. It includes many new ideas and techniques. This important book will enable bodywork and manual therapy Practitioners to work more confidently and more intuitively with their clients.

    Further information Singing Dragon, Tel: 020-7833 2307;


    Functional Foods 10th International Conference

    The 10th International Conference Functional Foods & Bioactive Compounds in Health & Disease, Science and Practice takes place on 13-15 March at the University of California. The conference will feature Nobel prize nominee Garth L Nicholson PhD, topics will include: Bioactive food compounds: Sources & potential benefits in health, Bioactive food compounds and public health, Bioactive food compounds & chronic diseases, Role of bioactive food compounds in nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics, proteomics and metabolomics.

    Further information Tel: 866-464-6955 (toll free phone) 469-441-8272 (international calls) 972-924-0993,


    Early Detection of Multiple Sclerosis Research

    Dr Alon Kairon of Tel Aviv University’s (TAU) Sackler Facility of Medicine has found that patients in the early stages of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) had a 40% less muscle endurance compared with their healthy counterparts. His new study, published in the Journal of Neurologic Physiotherapy, could help researchers understand the evolution of MS and improve the management of patients afflicted with the disease.

    Further information Tel: 212.742.9070 x 117

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