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Short Features and Brief Takes Issue 196

by Cherry Coad Aldridge(more info)

listed in product news, originally published in issue 196 - July 2012

Vital Development® Biodanza®

The New Vital Biodanza: …is to dance with life!.

Vital Development is a system of human development and emotional awareness and expression pioneered and founded by Patricia Martello & Marcelo Di Matteo.

Patrricia and Marcelo - Biodanza

Patrricia and Marcelo

Vital Development uses positive experiences like; positive emotions, music, movement, expression to awakening a warm sense of human communion to open up and awaken a profound and enjoyable connection with our profound and true human potentials. #It does this through specific vital dances and exercises; unique intense vital experiences of aliveness known as vivencias.

Saturdays in London: Saturday 14th July; Sunday 5th August

With Marcelo Di Matteo MBRCP Vital Development Biodanza Instructor

New Venue: Tara Yoga Centre, 25-31 Ironmonger Row, Old Street, London EC1V 3QW.

A unique experience of transcendental and spiritual connection with our profound identity through the Four Elements of power.

  • Which Element is lacking in your Life?
  • Which Element is becoming too much in your Life?

We will guide you to have the Vital experience of them in your bodies, to balance them and enjoy them!!!

Sunday in Brighton  15th July (1-5:30pm)

Patricia & Marcelo together in Brighton!  Venue: Knoyle Hall, Knoyle Road, Preston Park, Brighton BN1 6RB.

The Art of the Sexual Sacred: Affectionate Expression of Life

"The Human love mirrors divine love and this relationship is a tool for the evolution of our consciousness. As we wake up from our waking state of consciousness we enter celestial realms where we glimpse the soul; where we create new realities from " .

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.

Taking a sacred approach to the expression of our sexuality and affection allows us to give it the attention it deserves. It invites us to re-connect our hearts with our sexual desires, to respect our desires, and to express them in ways that honor ourselves and those with whom we share them.

Vital Holidays Vivencias in Greece 2012

Molyvos – Isle of Lesvos

Friday 20th (6pm) – Tuesday 24th (2pm) July 2012

with Patricia Martello MBRCP & Marcelo Di Matteo MBRCP

Further Information: www.biodanza.co.uk   www.vital-development.eu  info@biodanza.co.uk

 


Sally Stubbs Rapha Hypnosis Treatments

Sally Stubbs has developed and recorded 14 different Rapha Therapy Treatments which are available from Amazon and www.sally-stubbs.com .

Rapha Hypnosis

After 30 years of rigorous and robust checking we can state that Rapha Hypnosis Treatments produce ‘Cures that Endure’ and we guarantee you will have successful results or we will refund the purchase price.

Treatments available:

  • Kick Your Annoying Habits
  • Cure Insomnia
  • Enhance Your Happiness
  • Healthy Pregnancy
  • Stop Smoking
  • Harmonious Relationships
  • Weight Loss
  • End Anger
  • Fix Your Phobia
  • Solutions to Stress
  • Make Well Your Nervous Stomach
  • Gain Self Esteem & Confidence
  • Cure Alopecia (14 CD specialist course)
  • Mind Relaxation Techniques (2 CDs)

Explaining Rapha Hypnotherapy Treatments

The significant difference between RAPHA HYPNOSIS and other seemingly similar therapies is that Rapha Hypnosis is a permanent cure. It is not a series of management strategies to help you cope with your problem. Your problem may be long standing and although you want to be cured you know it will require serious intervention before you can be rid of it.

Rapha Hypnosis Treatments put you (your conscious self) in touch with your unconscious self, and teach you how to revise your automatic (unconscious) way of reacting. Why? Because it is a fact that more than 90% of our daily life is driven by our unconscious thoughts, beliefs and reactions, which we have learnt throughout the course of our life. (REF: Erickson, Jung, Einstein, Professor Lipton, [see him on You Tube] and many others)

Because they are by definition unconscious, we (the conscious we), need to be taught specific strategies to communicate with and resolve then revise these learnt problematic behaviours and replace them with positive beliefs, feelings and actions appropriate to our life now.

Fundamentally Rapha Hypnosis Treatments heal through education.

They educate you in:

  • The language that enables your conscious self to communicate with your unconscious self;
  • Specific diplomacy skills, such that your unconscious can elegantly cast off the habits and learnt traits that no longer serve you;
  • How to develop and integrate new strategies which will be your revised unconscious, now relevant responses.

Rapha Hypnosis is a very serious tool; the Treatments are 15 tracks on boxed sets of 5 CDs or the equivalent as MP3 downloads. You need to be prepared to Work with the audio treatment and a note book for at least 30 minutes per day for forty days to get to grips with your particular issue and cure yourself of it. Permanently. You owe it to yourself and paradoxically to your problem to treat it and yourself with all due respect. No short cuts.

Further Information

More detailed information on Rapha, the treatments and Sally’s credentials are available on www.rapha-hypnosis.com

 


Marshcouch – Unique Design Enables Instant Height Adjustment

 

 Marshcouch table  

Marshcouch leg

Marshcouch, was established 1982 , to fulfil a need in the portable couch market, to build couches that fit the needs of the therapist using them. Their ethos was to make light, strong couches, initially customized heights to suit the individual; the range later extending to include adjustable height

Weight and ease of use have always been a leading factor in their designs; they believe that a flat plinth should weigh no more than 12.5kgs and a backrest type max 15kg. Adjustable couches should be quick and easy to adjust, without having to turn the couch over and unscrew nuts and bolts or break your nails on fiddly zimmer frame pips !

The Marshcouch leg design allows instant adjustment, (about 7secs per end) utilizing large spring loaded plungers on each leg. This, combined with a cable suspension system (now much copied)  to eliminate centre legs, gives better stability and fast adjustment. Adjustment range is 24-32”; a later option added a second lower range of adjustment (17-25”); the lower range is proving extremely popular with shorter sports therapists, chiropractors and Feldenkrais practioners

Marshcouch service and support its couches throughout their lifetime, offering full service backup from repairs to re-upholstery. Marshcouch also supplies the Affinity range of couches, Chinese made, the best of the imported couches on the market, well built , good value for money with backup and a worthwhile guarantee. They serve to compliment our own range offering a lower cost option. Marshcouch has moved to specialize its range, offering custom built Alexander, Felenkrais, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Pre-natal & Reiki couches.

During the last 30yrs, many companies have come and gone, leaving their customers with worthless guarantees and no service back-up. Marshcouch regularly receive calls from therapists who’ve bought couches cheaply on ebay, only to find that couches break and their supplier, often working from a back bedroom laptop, doesn’t want to know, leaving them out of pocket and out of work! Marshcouch, is a real company, not virtual, with an address, a showroom and real people on the end of the phone for help and advice  You get what you pay for. Buy well and your couch should give you for years of trouble free service.

Further Information

To discuss your requirements, please contact Nigel Marshall at Marshcouch on Tel: 01442-263199;  nigel@marshcouch.com    www.marshcouch.com

 


Innerchange Self-Hypnosis

 

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Self-hypnosis is a very safe and effective personal development tool that can enable you to experience deep relaxation and access and utilize inner-resources to bring about positive changes from within. It can help to reduce stress, boost self-confidence, improve sleep and change unwanted habits. Innerchange Personal Development Programmes offer a range of professional quality self-hypnosis audio CDs and self-hypnosis workshops.  The workshops are run by Kathy Stephenson a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and the Course Leader of BA (Hons) in Education Studies with Psychology and Counselling. Kathy is an Advanced Cognitive Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner and has many years of experience running a private therapy practice. She has developed the Innerchange range of high quality professional CDs and self-hypnosis workshops by drawing on her combined experience as an educationalist and successful therapist

Innerchange self-hypnosis CDs range has been developed using a combination of hypnotherapeutic suggestions, NLP techniques, and creative visualization and soothing music to help to guide you into a state of complete mental and physical relaxation. Each CD is professionally recorded and lasts approximately 40 minutes. They are based upon many hours of clinical experience and are completely safe and natural. Regular listening to the positive suggestions and soothing metaphors helps you to focus your awareness within, bypass conscious resistance, replace negative thought patterns and bring about beneficial changes. An accompanying booklet helps to maximise the effectiveness of the programme. Click here to hear sample www.innerchange.co.uk/download/files/samples/sample_kathy.mp3

There are ten titles in the range including Effective Stress Management, Inner Calm Inner Confidence, Deep Relaxing Sleep, Health and Wellbeing, Slimmer Fitter, Healthier and Smoke Free and Healthy. The full CD range is available on Kathy’s website www.innerchange.co.uk  and readers who sign up to the innerchange newsletter will receive a £50 discount on forthcoming self-hypnosis workshops.

Further Information and Special Discount Offer

Innerchange is offering Positive Health PH Online readers a special discount on all CDs in the range available from the online shop www.innerchange.co.uk  at a special discount of £5 off each CD with promo code SH250.

 


Stephen Macallan Clinics - Vega and Rife Machines

Stephen Macallan

Stephen Macallan currently works from his clinic at home and occasional Mondays near Harley Street, London. For many years now he has specialized in helping people resolve allergies. He maintains that allergies are resolvable and that if you have one or more allergies to foodstuffs, it is not simply bad luck on your part. It is because of some underlying disorder(s). This is where his use of The Vega-Expert machine is so invaluable in helping to determine his patients’ allergies, and more importantly what are the underlying disturbances causing their ‘allergicness’.

Stephen also have a Rife machine in his clinic, which he uses more and more these days. The Rife machine functions either to improve or enhance cellular functioning, or to target pathogenic organisms such as bacteria, viruses or parasites. In the last few months he has achieved great success combating parasites and post-surgical infections (including some that have proved to be resistant to antibiotics). In the last year or two we have read in the news much about ever-increasing anti-biotic resistance and one expert has gone on to suggest that within 10 years there will be no effective anti-bacterial pharmaceuticals.

Stephen is very happy to report that Rife technology offers effective anti-microbial options, as do treatment strategies that encourage the body’s own immune system to engage in vigorous offensives against infection. The strategies that he is talking about here include herbs, naturopathic protocols, acupuncture, homoeopathy, reflexology, etc. etc. There are many treatment systems out there able to promote improved immune function, so if frequent infections are a problem for you, he encourages you to try some of the alternatives that are available. If you don’t know where to start looking for alternative help, please feel free to contact him. Be lucky, be happy.

Further Information

Please contact Stephen on Tel: 01270 650336; Mob 07985 585718; Stephen@stephenmacallan.co.uk    www.stephenmacallan.co.uk

www.facebook.com/alternativetherapyclinic

New Facebook business page www.facebook.com/alternativetherapyclinic

 


Emmi-dent Ultrasonic Toothbrush for Clean, Healthy Teeth and Gums

Emmi-dent 6 Ultrasonic Brush

Brushing your teeth using conventional manual and electric toothbrushes may become a thing of the past as the latest in ultrasound technology hits the UK oral care market. Emmi-dent ultrasonic toothbrushes are set to change the way we clean our teeth. The clinically proven and patented toothbrush technology utilizes 'nano-bubbles' in conjunction with 100% ultrasound to clean teeth and safely destroy bacteria and plaque, deep in the gum pockets, where conventional and electric toothbrushes cannot reach.

The Emmi-dent ultrasonic toothbrush looks like any other electric toothbrush, but is used in a very different way. Brushing becomes unnecessary because ultrasound does all the work through microscopic `nano bubbles` that are created when the special non abrasive toothpaste and ultrasound interact.

You will need to resist the temptation to brush your teeth with the Emmi-dent toothbrush. Just position the brush head on the teeth (usually 3 at a time), allowing the ultrasound to work for about 5 seconds before moving on to the next set of teeth.

We have all developed the habit of brushing over many years, so it may difficult to stop brushing and let the ultrasound and 'nano bubbles' do the work, but if you persevere, the results may astound you! The Emmi-dent can destroy bacteria and plaque and make light work of hard to remove tea, coffee, wine and other stains, taking your teeth back to their natural colour in just 3 or 4 days of use.

Recent studies suggest that oral health and gum disease in particular are related to serious conditions such as heart disease. The Emmi-dent can help improve your oral health and reduce gum disease, potentially reducing other health risks. It is safe and effective for use with fillings, crowns, bridges and implants so your dentist is also likely to be pleased with you too!

The Emmi-dent 100% Ultrasonic Toothbrush was show-cased to dental professionals and other visitors to the 'Innovation Zone' at the British Dental Association Conference and Exhibition in April 2012 and is now available to UK consumers and dental professionals.

Further information

Please contact the UK distributor: SleepRight (Europe) Limited on Tel: 0845 299 7089; info@sleepright.eu   www.emmi-dent.co.uk  

 


The Meditation Wave - Meditation for Busy,  No-Nonsense People

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The Meditation Wave improves productivity, alertness and emotional and physical fitness levels as a result of practising a One Minute Meditation, 5 times a day for 28 days.

These are the findings of  Dr Mariette Jansen, who initiated The Meditation Wave, as a research project to demonstrate the benefits of just 10 minutes meditation practice a day. 

“Meditation is a life skill that everyone should apply. There is nothing weird about it. It is something we all do from time to time, but we are not always aware of it”, says Mariette. “I want meditation to be seen as a normal part of daily routines.”

One definition  of meditation is that it is ‘a holistic discipline by which the practitioner attempts to get beyond the reflexive, ‘thinking’ mind into a deeper state of relaxation or awareness’. The key is that it is a technique to calm the mind. Meditation can take many forms and it doesn’t need to be complicated. Focus and concentration, for even just one minute, will help to create a restful state of the mind.

The Meditation Wave is the easiest way to incorporate meditation into a hectic lifestyle.

  • All materials are delivered via email;
  • There is no time commitment. The maximum time involved is 10 minutes a day, broken down into 5 chunks of approximately  2 minutes each;
  • Can be done anywhere and everywhere;
  • Cost for all materials and 1 month support: £37.

The Wave is aimed at and can be joined by both experienced meditators and non-meditators alike. Mariette says, “The Wave refers to the way brainwave frequencies alter, when someone meditates. But also, I can just see the concept of the One Minute Meditation sweeping across the UK, like a wave, and hopefully even rippling out over to the continent.”

Dr Mariette Jansen runs meditation workshops in Weybridge and Surrey and has integrated relaxation and meditation techniques in her work as a teacher of counselling students and with individual clients, who work with her to learn to manage their stress and de-stress. She publishes regularly on her blog (www.stressfreecoaching.co.uk ) about meditation, stress management  techniques and models of stress free living.

Further information and to join The Meditation Wave, please contact:

Mariette Jansen Coaching and Meditation on Mob:  07967 717 131; mariette.jansen.coaching@gmail.com  www.stressfreecoaching.co.uk www.facebook.com/TheMeditationWave  

 


Bimuno Travelaid – Protection from Travellers’ Diarrhoea

Travelaid

Don’t let Delhi Belly leave you toilet-bound on holiday! TRAVELAID from Bimuno is your suitcase essential for a happy tummy.UK travellers account for around 23.7 million trips per annum to countries linked with Travellers’ Diarrhoea (TD);[1] and the percentage of UK travellers reporting illness is 30% to 50%, [2] making it the biggest single health problem for those going abroad.[2]

Bimuno TRAVELAID is a 2nd generation (B-GOS) prebiotic, specially formulated with the specific gut health needs of holidaymakers, business and adventure travellers in mind. It is the only food supplement clinically proven to help prevent Travellers’ Diarrhoea;[3] Bimuno is a must-have suitcase essential this holiday season.

When travelling abroad, local food, drink, climate and stress can all have an effect on the balance of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria in your digestive system. An increase in certain types of ‘bad’ bacteria can lead to TD symptoms such as cramps, nausea, bloating in addition to diarrhoea, which can not only be distressing but impact on the wallet too, eating into precious holiday or business time.

So how does Bimuno work?

TRAVELAID’s unique patented formulation, contains Galacto-oligosaccharides (B-GOS), an ideal food for your guts ‘good’ bacteria (Bifidobacteria), resulting in a highly significant increase in their numbers and their activity within the gut.[4] Uniquely, the soft chewable pastilles also actively help to prevent ‘bad bacteria’ from becoming established in the gut. This dual-action helps to maintain a favourable balance of ‘good’ bacteria, thereby helping to prevent the dreaded ‘Dehli belly’, allowing you to fully enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of your new destination.

Clinically-proven to help prevent TD, Bimuno is the result of intensive research and development including peer reviewed, clinical trials conducted in collaboration with the University of Reading’s Food Microbial Sciences Unit and other globally recognized research institutes. With proven results, Bimuno’s TRAVELAID is widely recommended by travel clinics across the UK. Bimuno is the only 2nd generation (B-GOS) prebiotic on the market. It offers added functionality beyond its prebiotic (increases and strengthens beneficial bacteria) and bifidogenic (increases and strengthens the immunity boosting bifidobacteria) effect.

Directions: TRAVELAID should be taken daily for seven days before travel and then daily for the duration of the holiday or business trip.

References

  1. Office of Nat Stats:MQ6 Overseas Travel & Tourism Q4 2009, Table 26.
  2. www.NHS.com Travellers’ Diarrhoea.
  3. Drakoularakou A et al. European of Clinical Nutrition 64:146-152. 2010.
  4. www.bimuno.com

Further Information

Stockist: Bimuno TRAVELAID is available from Boots the Chemist online at www.bimuno.com  Price: RRP £9.99 (30 pastilles)

 


Auspicious Good Fortune

by Sumangali Morhall

Published by Mantra Books. 2012. Paperback: ISBN 978-1-78099-036-1 £12.99 $22.95; eBook ISBN 978-1-78099-037-8  £6.99 $9.99

Auspicious Good Fortune

One woman's inspirational journey from Western disillusionment to Eastern spiritual fulfilment.

Has your life ever flashed before you?

Sumangali Morhall chased everything Western society taught her to pursue: material wealth, academic success, and even the perfect relationship, only to discover something deeply significant was still missing. A sudden near-death experience opened her eyes, and her life began anew.

Left with nothing and nobody to rely on, her inner strength blossomed and her spiritual search began in earnest. Her journey led her to study meditation with Indian spiritual Master, Sri Chinmoy: a direction she could never have imagined. Sumangali reveals the arcane practice of learning from a contemporary Guru in lively detail, shedding light on misconceptions while remaining candid about her own initial doubts. Heart-warming, courageous, and beautifully crafted, this spiritual memoir follows a Western woman learning the ways of the East, and putting them into practice in her modern world: an ordinary person leading an extraordinary life.

Further Information

Available on Amazon:

www.amazon.co.uk/Auspicious-Good-Fortune-Inspirational-Disillusionment/dp/1780990367

www.amazon.com/Auspicious-Good-Fortune-inspirational-disillusionment/dp/1780990367

 


Acupuncture Cost-Effective Solution for the NHS

House of Commons talk pinpoints acupuncture as a cost-effective solution for the NHS

AACP - Parliament 

The AACP team meets David Tredinnick MP, Chair of the Parliamentary Group on Integrated Healthcare. Left to right: Paul Battersby (AACP Director), Lesley Pattenden (AACP Director), Vivienne Dascanio (AACP Chair), David Tredinnick MP, Gregory Byrne (AACP Chief Executive), Merian Denning (AACP Director)

Acupuncture as a cost-effective treatment for musculoskeletal disorders was highlighted at a recent meeting held in the House of Commons in a presentation by professional network the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

Chair of the AACP Vivienne Dascanio and her team gave a 75-minute presentation to the Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare on the evidence-based practices used by AACP members. The talk demonstrated that the early intervention of acupuncture treatment and physiotherapy can significantly reduce the overall cost to society of managing musculoskeletal conditions.

Speaking after the presentation, Mrs Dascanio said: “Musculoskeletal injury is the biggest cause of work absenteeism, with enormous expense to UK industry. Some 119 million working days are lost each year to back pain and 60 per cent of work-related illnesses are the result of back, neck or limb problems.

“Acupuncture as part of a physiotherapy service is presently widely accepted within the NHS and private practice. However, we need to ensure that GP practices and healthcare commissioners understand the very high professional standard of AACP members’ acupuncture services, and that supporting our physiotherapists to provide acupuncture requires minimal or no additional NHS funding when provided as an integrated part of a physiotherapy service. It also has much wider benefits to the health and economic wellbeing of society.”

The AACP is the UK’s largest professional acupuncture organisation. A principal objective of the AACP is to enhance the integration of acupuncture into mainstream physiotherapy for the management of pain and systemic conditions. The AACP has more than 6,500 member physiotherapists using acupuncture within the NHS, private practice and within the armed services.

 

 


 

Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction

by Evan Osar

Corrective Exercise

Published by Lotus Publishing. 2012. Softback. £25.49. ISBN-10: 1905367260.

Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction was published in 2012. Full of colour photographs illustrating precise assessments, corrective strategies, and functional progressions, Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction demonstrates how the three principles of human movement - respiration, centration, and integration - can be harnessed to improve common movement dysfunctions of the hip and shoulder.

The book discusses in detail how faulty movement patterns develop and the concepts and strategies useful for rehabilitation, and offers a host of corrective exercises that can be utilized to aid the recovery process. The book is broken down into three key sections:

Section one: an introduction to movement and the components of the movement paradigm, including muscles, joints, proprioceptors, and fundamental movement patterns;

Section two: discusses functional anatomy and kinesiology of the shoulder and hip complexes, including some of the common dysfunctions as well as several concepts that are necessary for improving function of these regions;

Section three: demonstrates the corrective exercise and movement progression, based on the principles set up in the first two sections of the book.

Author Evan Osar, a prominent Chiropractic Physician, says, “Dysfunctions of the movement system are at the core of most cases of musculoskeletal injury, including degenerative joint conditions, impingement syndromes, and chronic myofascial and joint pain. These movement impairments result in a host of injuries that can affect individuals in all aspects of their lives from work, to leisure, to sport.”

Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction is one of the only books of its kind currently on the market, and offers a unique view into hip and shoulder rehabilitation.

About the Author

Evan Osar is a chiropractic physician specializing in movement-based solutions to chronic pain and movement disorders. Dr Osar is an author and international lecturer on posture, stability, and the movement-based approach to corrective exercise and improved performance. 

Further Information

Available on Amazon:

www.amazon.co.uk/Corrective-Exercise-Solutions-Shoulder-Dysfunction/dp/product-description/1905367260  

www.amazon.com/Corrective-Exercise-Solutions-Dysfunction-ebook/dp/B0088E3ROG

 


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    Brief Takes

     

    Expectancy Course

    Expectancy, the leading provider of professional CPD courses on Complementary Therapies in pregnancy and childbirth, is now taking applications for the new academic year commencing September 2012. The ever popular FHT-accredited Caring for Pregnant Clients: Issues for Complementary Therapists (CPC) course in London on 1-2 December, is filling up, so don’t leave it too long to apply. The course can also be taken as a home study course, started at any time.

    Further information Tel: 08452 301323  info@expectancy.co.uk    www.expectancy.co.uk

     

    The Ginger Way to Stop Cravings

    A new study on ginger consumptions suggests there could be more to the spice than just flavouring your food. The study, carried out by Columbia University in New York, looking at the effect of ginger consumption on satiety levels and its ability to speed up the metabolism in overweight subjects. If you are looking for a new way to lose weight, Natur Boutiques Tropica bars are specially wrapped to lock in the goodness of nature and contain Lady Finger Bananas and ginger.

    Further information: www.naturboutique.co.uk  or ask at your local health store.

     

    David Shephard NLP Specialist

    David Shephard is one the of world’s leading figures/personalities in Personal Development and a Specialist in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Hypnosis and Timeline Therapy.  There are interview opportunities with David he is giving a demonstration of his amazing work at a free Premium NLP Event on Saturday 28th July 2012, in London at The Millennium Hotel, Gloucester Rd, Kensington. This event is also is also open to members of the public and is free to attend. David Shephard is one of only 50 people globally to have ever attained the title of Master Trainer of NLP.

    Further information Tel: 07974 215 334; Tel: 020-7205 2700;  markc@markcollinspr.com 

     

    7th International Green Awards™ Launches and Calls for Entries

    The International Green Awards™ a leading platform for sustainability intelligence, leadership and innovation, has now launched for the 7th year. This year the awards are free to enter and include a free sustainability review for all participants. It also sees the organization of several best practice sustainability summits in key international cities with a purpose of knowledge sharing. The awards are being judged by a global panel of influential and respected experts, advocates and spokespeople in international sustainability including the former Costa Rican President José Maria Figueres; former Executive Secretary to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Yvo de Boer and Andrew Steer, incoming President at the World Resources Institute (WRI).

    Further information:  www.greenawards.com  to register for any of the summits www.greenawards.com/city-summits

     

    Glooko Logbook App for Diabetes

    Glooko is a new company in the mobile health space that is changing the way people with diabetes monitor their disease. The company offers an iPhone logbook app that uses a cable to synch data from a user’s blood glucose meter. With millions of Britons suffering from diabetes, the biggest problem in fighting the disease is keeping the condition in check with daily measurement, tracking and real-time understanding of one’s insulin levels. Glooko solves all of these pain points and is the only such product that works with all popular measurement devices.

    Further information Tel: +1 650-395-8476;   support@glooko.com   www.glooko.com

     

    WHEE: Whole Healing – Easily and Effectively®

    The World of WHEE is running WHEE workshops throughout the year. WHEE is a wholistic hybrid derived from Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Telephone workshops are available, 1-3 day in-person workshops. WHEE Level 1 Practitioner Workshop on 7 and 8 July 2012 at Guelph, Ontario for anyone wanting to learn WHEE for personal use (7 July only) or Practitioners (8 July). Other courses take place on 15 and 16 September 2012 in Vancouver and 13 and 14 October 2012 in Charlottetown PEI.

    Further information: Distant learning MA/PhD course on WHEE, Energy Medicine University, California Tel: +1 (415) 331-1011 x 130; Wholistic Transformational Therapy Course, Vancouver Tel: Guelph +1 519 265-0698;  Daniel Benor: Tel +1 (609) 714-1885; +1 (866) 823-4214;  DB@WholisticHealingResearch.com   www.WholisticHealingResearch.com

     

    Eating Disorder Behaviours and Weight Concerns are Common in Women Over 50

    Eating disorders are commonly seen as an issue faced by teenagers and young women, but a new study reveals that age is no barrier to disordered eating. In women aged 50 and over, 3.5% report binge eating, nearly 8% purging and more than 70% are trying to lose weight. The study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders revealed that 62% of women claimed that their weight or shape negatively impacted on their life.

    Further information: Dr Cynthia Bulik, Author of the article can be reached via: +1 (919) 966-6047;  tahughes@unch.un.edu   Journal URL:

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291098-108X 

     

    Healthline Overview of Crohn’s Disease

    Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of Crohn’s Disease as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones. Healthline is partnered with the Crohn’s Disease & Colitis Foundation to help find a cure for Crohn’s Disease. Please share www.healthline.com/health/crohns-disease/fundraiser  with your friends to make a donation for the cause.

    Further information: www.healthline.com/health/crohns-disease  and www.positivehealth.com/article/case-study-rhythmical-massage-therapy-for-crohn-s-disease

     

    Tel Aviv University News

    Children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) have surprisingly higher recovery and remission rates than young adults with the condition. Tel Aviv University Researcher Dr Ron Ram of TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine has determined that a paediatric chemotherapy regime improves the chances of young adults for long-term survival and decreases their mortality rate. What’s more, the need for a bone marrow transplant, a common treatment for young adults with ALL, can be avoided as well.

    Further information Tel: 212.742.9070 ext 117;  www.aftau.org

     

    Health Benefits of Cranberry

    Recent results reported at Experimental Biology 2012 continue to build on the growing body of research on the cranberry’s key role in total body health. For nearly three decades, many studies have confirmed the cranberry’s urinary tract health benefits. Now, new research provides additional evidence of these benefits while also examining how the cranberry helps bolster immunity and antioxidant support. The cranberry helps urinary tract health, immunity, gives antioxidant support and helps keep urinary tract infections at bay. Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice can be found in all supermarkets and stores.

    Further information: www.oceanspray.co.uk

     

    Coenzyme Q10 for Male Fertility

    A new study shows that direct effects of Q10 ingestion on a higher pregnancy rate. The clinical usefulness of Coenzyme Q10 in the treatment of male factor infertility has been scientifically documented. A clinical study carried out in Iran has proven that administration of Q10™ in patients with reduced sperm mortality is effective in improving the kinetic features of sperm. Most importantly, a follow-up study showed a direct increase in the pregnancy rate. It is a safe, cost-effective and discrete treatment of reduced sperm motility.

    Further information: www.ubiquinol.org  www.KanekaQ10.info  www.kanekaQH.info

     

    Nature’s Power in Himalayan Salt

    Over many centuries, Himalayan Crystal Salt has remained un-polluted and natural deep within the Himalayas. Today we are able to utilize the benefits of Himalayan Crystal Salt’s healing properties in this same natural state without any fear of it being contaminated by modem cleansing practices. Himalayan Crystal Salt is the best way to get the salt that our cells need as it has been under immense pressure over millions of years resulting in Crystal formations. However, the elements in rock salt are not integrated into the salt’s crystal grid, but cling to the outside surface and crevices of the crystalline structure. All Himalayan table salt prices have been reduced by Bestcare.

    Further information Tel: 01342 410 303;  p.hoole@bestcare-uk.com   www.bestcare-uk.com   www.microrganics-uk.com

     

    Manuka Honey Gel’s Healing Powers

    Manuka Honey Gel can be used for all sorts of summer mishaps, cuts and grazes, insect bites or stings, rashes from shaving, prickly heat, skin irritations and sunburn. The certified natural, ultra-soothing gel harnesses Manuka Oil, to help save your skin from a wide array of discomforts. Manuka Honey Gel is also great spot treatment to zap unwanted blemishes, pimples and acne to restore your skin to its natural beauty. Living Nature Manuka Honey Gel is potent in its action, yet gentle on the skin and is suitable for all skin types. It is rich in nutrients, has anti-ageing antioxidants and helps hydrate, nourish, rejuvenate and protect skin naturally.

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    Vitality TV

    Vitality TV is a new London based online health channel which aims to change the way people approach health forever. They do not make unrealistic claims; they provide easy-to-use, common sense advice that can lead to long-lasting changes. Vitality TV is unique in that it is the only place on the web to have free videos on everything you need to stay healthy, from recipes and nutrition to yoga, fitness and a Think section that looks in depth at what health really means. All content is filmed professionally to broadcast standards.

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    Call for Scientific Articles

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) are calling for nominations of scientific articles of significant impact on the public health literature in the Americas. Articles must have been published within the three years prior to the nomination in a scientific journal that is indexed in a medical database (eg. PubMed, SciELO) or in the Pan American Journal of Public Health. The PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health was established in 1975. For each award, a jury of distinguished public health professionals is convened to review the nominations and recommend a winning candidate to the board of directors of PAHEF for approval.

    Further information: holsbackva@pahef.org    www.pahef.org    www.paho.org

     

    New Book Reveals How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

    Brendon McDonagh took control of his health and beat type 2 diabetes through an easy-to-learn system he developed. Now diabetes-free, he has made it his mission to help others follow in his footsteps. His new book, just released in ebook form, provides physical and psychological steps for individuals diagnosed with pre-diabetes or full type 2 diabetes. The book outlines the complete system that reversed Bendan’s diabetes to a medical all clear.

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    Tomatoes Are Secret Anti-Ageing Weapon

    According to new research, the humble tomato is nature’s secret anti-aging weapon. Results show tomatoes could help to protect against sunburn and skin ageing caused by sunlight exposure. Lyc-O-Mato® is the convenient way to add tomato lycopene to your diet. Lycopene is the natural pigment that makes tomatoes red. The original, natural tomato supplement provides a full complement of tomato carotenoids and other antioxidants to benefit good health and beautiful skin.

    Further information: Lyc-O-Mato® is available from Boots and independent health food stores and pharmacies and from www.vitahealthcare.com

     

    Lutein and Zeaxanthin May Reduce Cataract Risk

    A study has shown that Lutein and Zeaxanthin may reduce the risk of cataracts. The carotenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin may protect the lens of the eye from oxidative stress and reduce the risk of cataracts. The protective effects of Lutein or Zeaxanthin were reported to be similar to those of vitamin E. Lifeplan Eye C capsules contains Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Vitamin E, Zinc and Bilberry. There are no  additives and it is registered with the Vegan Society.

    Further information: Kevin.mceneaney@lifeplan.co.uk   www.lifeplan.co.uk

     

    Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2012-06-25

    The programme of the 2012 edition of the international Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre world meeting of food communities has been released, giving comprehensive information about the event that, from 25-29 October in Turin, Italy, will display the extraordinary diversity of food from all continents and unite small-scale farmers and artisans from around the world who follow the principles of good, clean and fair.

    Further information: www.slowfood.com

    http://forumweb.bestunion.it/forumwebnr/default.asp?o=665&1=ENG&t=FWEBEN  or http://salonedelgustoterramadre.slowfood.com/eventi.plp?pagina=laboratori_del_gusto

     

    A Dark Chocolate a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

    Good news for chocolate lovers is that a daily dose of dark chocolate could lower the risk of stroke and heart attack. In a study published by the British Medical Journal, Monash University Researchers showed that dark chocolate’s blood pressure- and cholesterol-lowering qualities make a cheap and tasty intervention strategy for the 30% of the Australian population at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Findings suggested that investing $42 per person, per year on dark chocolate-related health strategies including advertising and promotion, would be beneficial to the wider population in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

    Further information +61 3 9903 4841; or +61 408 508 454;  courtney.karayannis@monash.edu   www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e3657

     

    Natural Strategies for Pregnancy

    Laurel Alexander’s book Women’s Wisdom – Natural Wellness Strategies for Pregnancy gives mums-to-be all the information they need to enjoy a healthy, happy, natural pregnancy. The book offers a broad range of remedies women can use to ease and enhance their journey. A broad range of natural techniques for physical and mental wellness are presented including information on nutrition, diet and herbs for the body as well as medication, imagery and rituals to help calm and focus the mind.

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    Spray Away Tooth Decay

    Spray away tooth decay with the new Air Abrasion Surface Polish at No 1 Harley Street for whiter, brighter, healthier teeth. Designed to blast away decay by shooting streams of micron aluminium oxide powder onto the surface of the tooth, Air Abrasion works to remove surface build-up in a gentle, yet effective way, eradicating stains and plaque in one go. It is able, through measured kinetic energy to cut through tooth enamel without generating any heat. The Darfoor Dental Practice at No 1 Harley Street is offering this solution for those who want a pain-free solution to cleaner, whiter and healthier teeth.

    Further information Tel: 020-7580 2294  reception@drsimondarfoor.com   www.drsimondarfoor.com/simon_darfoor.php

     

    Food is Medicine

    Food is Medicine: The Scientific Evidence Volume I, by Brian R Clement PhD NMD LN gives you easy access to a wealth of scientific study highlighting the medicinal nature of food. Enjoy this long list of nutritional, scientific studies done concerning disease prevention and increased longevity. This is a great reference for any health care professional with thousands of scientific studies in chronological and categorical order.

    Further information Tel: +1 888-260-8458;  931-964-3571;  thomas@bookpubco.com

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