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Short Features and Brief Takes Issue 198

by Cherry Coad Aldridge(more info)

listed in product news, originally published in issue 198 - September 2012

BCNH Nutritional Therapy Qualification

Contemplating a career change? Always been passionate about nutrition? Read on - you could be part of the next generation of high calibre BCNH qualified Nutritional Therapy Practitioners.


BCNH has a distinguished reputation for training high calibre nutritional therapists by providing them with an excellent and rewarding academic experience.  BCNH offers various part-time courses (attendance and online), designed to fit around work, family or other commitments. BCNH teaches nutrition on the basis of Functional Medicine with a strong emphasis on a holistic, albeit evidence-based approach. Their aim is to help facilitate the integration of Nutritional Therapy (NT) into orthodox medicine, and as such, BCNH teaches nutritional therapy as an evidence-based subject, rather than an 'alternative' medicine.  The curriculum is continuously reviewed to ensure BCNH staff and students are up to date with the latest research.

BCNH training is of the highest quality - BCNH Degree-level Diploma in Nutritional Therapy is credit-rated by the University of Greenwich and accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC).  In addition, Diploma graduates can upgrade their qualification to a BSc by studying additional credits with the University of Greenwich.

Studying at degree-level is not just about taking lecture notes and absorbing facts; it is also about the development of intellectual skills, which any health practitioner needs to apply in a modern clinical practice. BCNH not only guides students in their development of technical knowledge and clinical skills, they also provide them with the training needed to critically evaluate the often conflicting findings from research studies in order to come to safe, evidence-based recommendations.  BCNH believes this provides their graduates with the best possible foundation for a safe and successful practice.

Based in Central London, BCNH is a truly global college, with graduates and students all over the world.  In addition to the Degree-level Diploma, BCNH offers various other part-time courses, including a Science Foundation Course and a short course for the general public (Nutrition for You & Your Family). Whether you are looking for a career in Nutritional Therapy practice, research, charity or corporate health promotion, BCNH courses will provide you with the knowledge, confidence and the tools to do whatever you set out to achieve.

Further Information

For detailed information on all courses, please contact BCNH on  Tel: 0844 736 5836; 

Tomatis Listening Therapy:  Back to School ........ for a Head Start

Tomatis Listening Centre

A new school year begins and this is the time of the year that the Listening Centre London is at its busiest, either completing courses children started in July or receiving bookings from concerned parents who realize that their children aren’t ready for the school environment.

Older children may be under performing, developing stress related symptoms due to poor reports and falling behind their expected levels. Happily, these situations can be helped by improving the child’s ability to listen. Listening is very different from hearing. A good analogy of listening would be the difference between gazing out of a window and not really focusing on anything in particular, compared to being interested and zooming in on objects of interest. One is a passive activity, the other active.

Poor auditory processing is behind a person’s lack of ability to hold focus and find meaning in what is being presented to them. Once interest and attention has been awakened by improving

the speed and quality of sound information relayed to the brain, learning and communication becomes meaningful and rewarding. Often children complain that subjects are boring and show little aptitude for them; this is usually a sign that the ‘way in’ hasn’t been found and hence no real excitement or sense of achievement can be attained in the subject.

Tomatis Listening Therapy opens doors that have been closed and allows the child to enter with wonder. Success in academic learning, is achieved by improved attention memory and concentration, better physical balance and coordination, and a heightened body awareness. All of these effects can result from undergoing Tomatis Listening Therapy.

The therapy works by exercising the muscles of the middle ear; these are the muscles that move the hammer and stirrup bones. Sound transmission then becomes quick and efficient, unlike slow distorted transmission which leaves us in a tuned-out state, rather liked an untuned musical instrument. Dr. Tomatis used to say rather poetically that the therapy makes us virtuosos of the muscles of the middle ear.

Further Information

To find out more about courses in Tomatis Listening Therapy for learning difficulties,

dyslexia and behavioural problems please contact Ella Williams, who will be happy to give more information about the original analogue Tomatis Method which she uses at her Centre in London. Please contact Ella at The Listening (Voice , Music & Language) Centre London Ltd on Tel: 020 73595268;    

IFPA 10th Anniversary Celebration Conference

IFPA 10th Anniversary Celebration Conference / Trade Show Sat 6th Oct 2012. Hilton Hotel

Hilton Watford
Hilton Watford

The IFPA is fully committed to education and continuing professional development (CPD);  annual conferences for the benefit of members and the continuing growth of their knowledge base. During the last couple of years IFPA has opened access up to all of our conferences, to other health care practitioners, friends and family members and indeed to anyone who wishes to come along and share the high standards of education and learning that the IFPA is known to hold.

The IFPA conferences are a means by which we are able to learn, update skills, network, to meet new and old friends and have a pleasant place to relax, refresh and unwind in our very busy and occupied lives. At the same time you will gain valuable CPD points and also be able to browse the varied trade stands where you will see some wonderful and irresistible products.

The IFPA is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and is pleased to announce this year's Conference and Trade Show is to be held at the Hilton Hotel, Watford.

Speakers and Subjects to be covered at this conference are:

  • Dr Jane Buckle PhD RGN - The M Technique - A great Tool for Aromatherapists;
  • Jan Kusmerick ND Consultant Aromacosmetologist - Aroma Physics;
  • Inge Westerlink Dip.Ed MMLDUK - Aromatherapy in combination with MLD;
  • Dr Peter Davies - Clinical Audit;

The conference fee for the day is just £95 plus VAT. Aromatherapy students can benefit from a special discounted rate and the ticket price is just £85.50 plus VAT. IFPA are also offering an exclusive block booking ticket deal. Buy 10 tickets for the price of 9 if they are purchased and paid for in one payment. This represents a massive saving of £95 plus VAT. Please note that only one discount can be used to purchase conference tickets.

The conference fee includes arrival, morning, lunch and afternoon tea / coffee plus:

  • Buffet Lunch;
  • All lectures and;
  • Access to the trade show.

A deposit of 50% of the conference fee will secure your place; the balance is due by the end of August 2012. After this date (due to our commitment and contract with the hotel), a non refundable return of payment will apply. All conference attendees will receive a certificate of attendance with 6 valuable CPD points. A booking form is available to download at

Further Information

Please contact IFPA on Tel: 01455 637987 Fax: 01455 890956

ICMF - Ilkley Complementary Medicine Festival

The Ilkley Complementary Medicine Festival, the UK’s premier festival promoting natural remedies and related products. is held at the Kings Hall, Winter Gardens, Ilkley.

Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th  October 2012 from 10am to 5pm

Ilkley Festival

Established in 1988, the Complementary Medicine Festival held twice yearly in March and October, attracts visitors, exhibitors and practitioners from all over the country. The next event is the Autumn Complementary Medicine Festival.

  • Exhibitors:  Over 100 stands covering a wide range of Therapies, Services and Natural Products;
  • Talks and demonstrations: Something to interest everyone including topics like Angelic Reiki and Crystal Energy to Stress Awareness and Kinesiology;
  • Times: Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 5pm;  Open to exhibitors from 8am
  • Admission: £3.50 Adults, £3.00 Concessions; Children Free under 16 years of age; 2 Day Pass £5.50
  • Facilities: There is disabled access to the venue ( Limited Access To The Workshops).
  • Food: A range of foods including Vegetarian Refreshments are served over both days;
  • Location: 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
  • Parking: There is plenty of on street car parking nearby. See the page labelled Directions.
  • Accommodation: Where to stay in Ilkley. 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;

Leading Industry Names Confirmed for CAMEXPO 2012!

CAMEXPO - the UK’s only dedicated professional holistic event - will celebrate its tenth anniversary show in style this 20-21 October at London’s Earls Court, with 200 leading exhibitors, including big name suppliers like A. Vogel, Revital, Symprove, Balens, Green People, The Nutri Centre, BioCare, Botanicals, Nutri (Import & Exports), and Lamberts Healthcare. 


With over 100 seminars, workshops and demos hosted by some of the CAM industry’s leading subject specialists, CAMEXPO’s exceptional CPD-accredited education programme is tailored specifically to equip CAM professionals with the latest research and advice they need to advance their business.  Conference highlights include a highly anticipated Keynote by the CThA’s chairman Kush Kumar entitled East meets West (taking place on day two at 10.30am), plus sessions from Dr Marilyn Glenville, Nutri-Link’s Antony Haynes, Expectancy’s Denise Tiran, ANH founder Dr Rob Verkerk; Essentials For Health’s MD Gill Tree, and Patrick Holford.

New speakers for 2012 include Naturopath Benjamin Brown MD, head of Nutri’s product innovation and professional education program, leading foot reader Jane Sheehan, Dr Kate James, Professor Dan Burke; and CAMEXPO 2011’s Outstanding Achievement Award winners Meghan Mari and Rachel Fairweather from the Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training. 

There are also plenty of training opportunities to enjoy, with CAMEXPO’s popular 48-strong Taster Workshop programme.  Offering exceptional value (at £18.50 inc VAT each), sessions provide bite-size introductions to a multitude of new therapies and techniques from some of the UK’s foremost experts and trainers (see  for further details). 

Further Information

Book your exclusive (Positive Health PH Online readers) £6 ticket to CAMEXPO before 19 October and save £14 off door entry; please register online at  using promotional code CAMNo037.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Campaign

I am initiating a campaign to increase recognition of pelvic organ prolapse, undoubtedly the most common medical condition women experience.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Inadequate statistics, little research funding, unacceptable levels of media coverage, absurd when you consider there are over three million women in the US with POP and millions more in countries around the world. The current dynamic for pelvic organ prolapse will not shift until all layers involved, women experiencing it, healthcare professionals who treat it, and the media who can broadcast it, all come together with a strong voice. It is my hope that as we continue to network and share insights, POP will become common knowledge for all women. Together we can evolve understanding of this common, diverse women’s health condition.

The YouTube below details my interest in establishing global POP awareness; the links below discuss the path Sherrie is taking to speak publicly in an effort to increase awareness and evolve understanding of this common, cryptic women’s health concern.

Please share this information with health and women’s organizations you feel may have an interest in pelvic organ prolapse initiatives. More information is available at the links below.

Further Information

Please contact Sherrie Palm, APOPS Founder/CEO, Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support on Tel: +1 262-441-0488; More information about Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic at

Fertility Clinic Offers Counselling Service

In line with HFEA requirements, leading Scottish fertility clinic Hope Fertility offers counselling to couples and individuals going through all stages of treatment.

Hope Fertility

Qualified psychotherapist Myra Eadie works independently within the service, which is based at Nuffield Health in Glasgow’s West End. Hope Fertility, which brings together more than a dozen of Scotland’s leading fertility experts, offers services such as IVF treatment, egg donation, egg sharing egg sharing, intracytoplasmic sperm injection and ovulation induction.

Couples and individuals are invited to make an appointment with Myra in the weeks leading up to the start of fertility treatment.

Myra explains: “Hope Fertility offers a variety of fertility services, and the timing of the first session of counselling depends on the treatment the patient is undergoing. If the treatment involves the preparation of embryos or surgical sperm retrieval, for example, we suggest that patients have their first appointment within the same month of the treatment being approved.

“Counselling can then continue throughout the treatment process, either on a regular basis, or as and when patient desires. If treatment is successful, women very often continue to seek counselling and do so until the first scan, because they are continuing to seek reassurance, which the first scan can provide.”

Hope Fertility offers a safe and confidential environment for couples or individuals to express their thoughts, emotions and feelings. With stress playing a key factor in infertility for many people, Myra teaches patients practical techniques that can aid the process. The majority of patients who use Hope Fertility’s counselling service are women, who attend sessions on their own, accounting for two thirds of Myra’s appointments. The remaining third is largely couples, with a small number of men solely attending sessions.

Further Information

Hope Fertility complements the Assisted Conception Unit (ACS) at Nuffield Health’s Glasgow clinic which is licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). For further information, please visit Hope Fertility at

Essential Key Life Skills

Essential Key Life Skills

The Learning Architect, a consortium of behavioural skills experts have researched and designed a comprehensive portfolio of key life skills. The portfolio of essential life skills has been developed working with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) model which divides life skills into subsets of categories which include the following:

  • Learning to know - cognitive abilities
  • Learning to be - personal abilities
  • Learning to live together - interpersonal abilities
  • 20 key life skills have been identified

This event will be hosted by presenter and author Liggy Webb, modern life skills specialist and international consultant with The United Nations. Visit

Next event dates for 2012

  • Friday 31st August
  • Friday 19th October
  • Tuesday 20th November
  • Event timings are 9.30am - 2pm
  • Reception and coffee served from 9am
  • Showcase and interactive bite size sessions
  • Refreshments and a 3 course lunch is included

Impact & Influencing

  • Positive Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Relaxation
  • Resilience
  • Self Confidence
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Value & Purpose Change Ability Communication Conflict Resolution Creativity Decision Making Empathy Feedback Goal Setting Healthy Living Life Balance

Further Information

Venue: Cotswold Conference Centre Farncombe Estate Broadway Worcestershire WR12 7LJ.

For more information please contact The Learning Architect on Tel: +44 (0)1242 700 027; 

NUIQUE® Omega 3 EPA and DHA - Omega 3 Supplement Direct from Source (Algae)

Nuique Pack

Omega 3 EPA and DHA are essential long chain fatty acids that cannot be synthesized by the human body but are vital for good health and therefore need to be obtained from the diet by consuming either oily fish or a fish or algae oil supplement.[*1]

A key reason oily fish contain essential long chain Omega 3 EPA and DHA is that they feed on Omega 3 rich algae, however recent reports have suggested that boosting your Omega 3 by increasing the amount of oily fish you eat can on one hand be very good, but can also have a potentially dangerous side effect.  Many of the most popular oily fish have been found to contain high levels of toxins, heavy metals and other contaminants that are detrimental to health. While boosting your Omega 3, the danger of ingesting these contaminants can be avoided by simply bypassing fish and going straight to the Omega 3 source - algae. 

Nuique® Omega 3 EPA & DHA supplement offers a rich source of EPA and DHA derived from algae that is farmed, away from the sea in a pharmaceutical grade facility.  To ensure purity, potency and consistency, each batch of Nuique is checked by an independent laboratory.

The food supplement NUIQUE® Omega 3 EPA & DHA is one of the purest sources of Algae Omega 3 providing a highly concentrated 100mg EPA and 400mg DHA per 2 capsule daily dose.  The Advantages of Nuique® Omega 3 supplement:

  • Pure, unadulterated and 100% natural
  • Offers high EPA and DHA directly from source without passing through the food chain
  • Algae oil is chemically identical to fish oil without worry of associated toxins
  • Less fishy in flavour (no fishy burps!)
  • Vegetarian and Vegan approved
  • Sustainable, does not contribute to diminishing fish stocks
  • Very low in Omega 6 and saturated fat as it has no added Omega 6 in the form of Sunflower oil or Sunflower lecithin


*1. Plant sources of Omega 3 don't contain either DHA or EPA. Instead, they contain ALA, an Omega 3 that the body can then convert to DHA and EPA. However, the assimilation of ALA requires a multi-step conversion process making it much less efficient in gaining the needed fatty acids than fish or algae oil which provide DHA and EPA directly.

Further Information

NUIQUE® OMEGA 3 EPA & DHA costs £18.65 for a month's supply (60 capsules); however if you buy if from  you can take advantage of a 3 for 2 offer. Link to additional Information on Omega 3 and its benefits:

Soft Tissue Release – A Practical Handbook for Physical Therapists

by Mary Sanderson

Published by Lotus Publishing. 2012. Softback. £11.99. ISBN 1905367376.

Soft Tissue Release – A Practical Handbook for Physical Therapists

Soft Tissue Release - A Practical Handbook for Physical Therapists was published on 28 August 2012. The book was originally written in 1998 as the first book on soft tissue release. It has since gone on to sell many thousands of copies, and has been instrumental in making soft tissue release a vital tool in the therapist's range of techniques that can be offered to clients.

Whether for sporting competition, work or generally for the maintenance of posture, everyone needs muscles that are not only strong, but also supple and in balance. Regular manipulation of the soft tissues has an essential role to play, and soft tissue release (STR) will transform any treatment, allowing specific problems to be rapidly and effectively addressed. The book has been updated and is published in colour for the first time, including new photography and drawings to illustrate the theory and techniques involved.

The book is split into ten comprehensive parts including an Introduction to STR, STR - the technique, STR and the young athlete, STR and Pregnancy/Post Pregnancy, STR and the Older Person, STR and Self-Treatment, as well as breaking down into specific body parts including, Lower Limb, Trunk and Neck and Upper Limb.

As well as having its own specific attributes, STR has all the physiological benefits of traditional massage, including increasing venous and lymphatic drainage. The increase in interstitial pressure during and after massage allows for easier fluid absorption so that fresh blood can enter fatigued or traumatised areas. Adhesive tissues can be mobilised and scar tissue broken into smaller particles for phagocytosis and lymphatic absorption to occur.

Author, renowned STR therapist, Mary Sanderson said: “Soft tissue release (STR) is a dynamic, participative and versatile massage technique that contributed to the healing of my own injury twenty years ago. Detailed, accurate and technical work to the soft tissues is often the missing link within physical therapies. Many injuries are due to minor soft tissue dysfunction and muscle imbalance and can be rehabilitated with the right massage.”

About Mary Sanderson

Mary Sanderson BA Sports Studies degree, London School of Sports Massage(Dip) Sports Massage and Certificate in Neuromuscular Re-education runs her own private practice in Hastings and is a senior tutor for the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM) and the Northern Institute of Massage. In addition to this she lectures to chiropractors and chartered physiotherapists on their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes.

Further Information
Available from Amazon and Lotus Publishing

COOKS & CO New Look Website; Free Guide to Speciality Oils Recipe Book

COOKS&CO, the fine food range for the discerning home cook, is celebrating the launch of its new look website with a special hamper competition and a free, downloadable, 24-page Guide to Speciality Oils Ebook for everyone who visits .  

COOKS & CO Guide to Oils

The special Guide - COOKS & CO’s first - can be downloaded as an interactive Ebook from the homepage of the new website. It features key tips on how to get the most out of speciality oils in the kitchen, and uses a host of delicious recipes to explain how different oils can be used for cooking and baking with great results.

To further mark the launch of the new look website, COOKS&CO is running a new competition, offering visitors the chance to win one of five hampers packed full of its comprehensive range of fine foods and ingredients - from the highest quality olives and antipasti to speciality vegetables, wild mushrooms, chillies and jalapeños, speciality oils and vinegars.

Everyone who joins the brand’s COOKS CLUB, an established online community for food enthusiasts, will be automatically entered into the competition. The COOKS CLUB area of the site also offers up cooking tips, the latest calendar of foodie events, and easy to follow, delicious recipes, along with guidance on seasonal produce.

Guide to Speciality Oils Content Overview

Meanwhile, COOKS&CO’s first Guide to Speciality Oils explains the key characteristics of the different oils in the COOKS&CO range - made up of Virgin Sesame, Walnut, Hazelnut, Roast Peanut, Grapeseed, Olive Oil with Chilli, and Rapeseed.

Special ‘Tasting Notes’ and a table of key health properties and nutrient contents also help readers build up a better understanding of different oils and how to use them, while a host of easy to follow and delicious recipes, including how to make five different types of mayonnaise, offer the opportunity to put new found knowledge to use straight away.

Further Information

COOKS&CO has an extensive range of fine food products designed for people who appreciate good food and fantastic flavours. Providing high quality food at affordable prices, COOKS&CO offers delicious ingredients which are sourced from producers whose focus is on delivering products of exceptional flavour and quality. COOKS&CO oils are available from Ocado and fine food and specialist retailers nationwide.

Chairs with Balls - Improve Your Posture and Provide a Core Muscle Workout

Research physiotherapists at Limerick University have compared sitting positions on a standard office chair and The Back App chair. The team found that the activation of important trunk muscles was significantly lower on the Back App meaning that sitting upright required less effort.

Chairs with Balls

The research leader, Kieran O’Sullivan, said “Most people would assume that sitting without a backrest would be hard. However, our work shows that using the Back App means that you sit upright more easily.”

A small ball at the centre of the circular base makes the user have to balance while they are sitting. The ball can be adjusted to change the amount the user has to balance from very little up to a level that provides a gentle core muscle workout.

The angle between thighs and trunk (known as the hip angle) is greater than on a regular chair. This leads to the shape of the spine, while sitting on the Back App, to be very similar to that when standing up. This neutral position is considered an optimal posture by physiotherapists.

The fact that sitting requires less effort on the Back App, according to Kieran, is “probably because of the larger hip angle or the motion of the seat or both.” Either way you will be using less effort to maintain a good posture, exercising you core and sitting on a very stylish chair.

Further Information

The paper and abstract are available at

For further information please contact Mike Dilke, distributor of the Back App chair in the UK, on Tel: 01727 757221; Mob: 07979 248286;


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    Turning Point Training

    Turning Point Training is offering Practitioner Training in Craniosacral Technique. Certificate in Craniosacral Therapy Level One starts on 12 October 2012 at The Martinsell Centre, Malborough, Wiltshire SN8 4JA. It takes place over four months with study taking place over three weekends. There is a residential option at The Martinsell Centre. Dates are 12/13/14 October, 9/10/11 November and 18/19 December 2012 with final exams on 20 January 2013. The certificate is also available starting 27 January 2013 at Rowan House, Marlow, Bucks SL7 1DH. This course is held over 7 months, one day per month. 27 January, 13 Feb, 23 March, 27 April, 25 May, 22 June and 27 July 2013.

    Further information Tel: 01769 579079 or 07944 411681


    British Natural Eyesight Conference

    Natural Vision Improvement expert Meir Schneider visits the UK in October for the British Natural Eyesight Conference.  On Friday October 26th, 2012 Meir will be presenting his workshop, Vision For Life. According to Meir, "Our eyes are meant to always be relaxed with the exception of a few moments of stress.  And yet, most modern people stress their eyes with only a few moments of relaxation."  His new book Vision For Life: Ten Steps to Natural Eyesight Improvement reveals his methods for exercising the eyes to improve eyesight for a variety of eye conditions including glaucoma and cataracts. 
    For more info visit and


    UK’s First Specialist Paediatric Acupuncture Clinic Opens in London

    The UK’s first Specialist Paediatric Acupuncture Clinic opens in London on 10 September 2012. The London Children’s Acupuncture Clinic, based at The Hale Clinic, Park Crescent W1 will offer treatments for a range of conditions from sleepless nights or lack of appetite to deeper problems such as asthma, eczema and attention deficit disorder. Initially the Clinic will run two sessions per week. Liz Lee and Emma Rickards-Tilley are the co-founders of this venture. Both hold degrees in Acupuncture treatment and Specialist Diplomas in Paediatric Acupuncture.

    Further Information Tel: 020-7631 0156; 07825 224 853; 07712 131 854;


    From Autism to Alzeimer’s International Conference

    From Autism to Alzheimer’s International Conference takes place in London on 17-18 November. The Conference will explore the field of Integrative Medicine as it pertains to the treatment of mental health, autism and related disorders. The current trial-and-error, poly-pharmacy approach to the treatment of psychiatric disorders may not work for everyone. Research studies have shown that many disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders and autism spectrum disorders often have dietary and biological  causes which contribute to symptoms. The Conference will take place at the Holiday Inn London, Regent’s Park.

    Further information Tel: 800-288-0383 ext.116,


    Castaneda Dreaming Seminar

    The Castaneda Dreaming Seminar workshop and Practitioners’ training module 1 takes place in London on 6 & 7 October 2012. Direct students of Carlos Castaneda, Miles Reid and Aerin Alexander are coming to London to present a seminar Dreaming A Vibrant Self - A Vibrant Life. The workshop is an opportunity to learn exercises and practices to enhance dreaming, awake and asleep, and if you wish to train as a Module 1 Being Energy Practitioner, helping others to arrive at new vibratory states of being and to dream a healthy and vibrant conscious life.

    Further information Tel: 020-7607 64444, 


    Manuka Honey

    Active Manuka Honey from Living Nature, the certified natural skin care and cosmetics brand from New Zealand, is a natural antimicrobial power that is unique and highly potent, yet gentle and kind to skin. Active Manuka Honey is also nutrient-rich, feeding our skin with nourishment and vital vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids as well as anti-ageing antioxidants. For your face use Vitalising Cleanser, Extra Hydrating  Gel, Nourishing Day Cream, Nourishing Night Cream, Hydrating Gel Mask, Firming Eye Cream, Lip Balm and Manuka Honey gel. For your body use Nourishing Body Wash, Nourishing Hand Cream and new Ultra Rich Body Cream.

    Further information Tel: 0845 2508 455



    The Hut Group have launched a simpler approach to buying vitamins and minerals online in the form of Under the directorship of the UK’s biggest online sports nutrition company, will deliver premium grade vitamins and minerals straight to your door and all through an easy to understand, purposely designed website.

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    Tooth Health In a Teacup

    Two new studies have now helped highlight the benefits of green tea for improving oral health. The first published in July showed that green tea extracts, when placed in a solution with a tooth and sugar, had the ability to completely stop plaque formation. The second published in August showed that consumption of green tea had the ability to increase the mouth’s defence system in the form of boosting the saliva’s natural defences. Natur Boutique’s Green Tea Blend ombines green tea with rare and exotic Java tea (Orthosiphon stamineus), complementing both the green and Java teas and adding a tooth friendly sweetness to your cuppa.

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    The Little Book of Wellbeing

    The Little Book of Wellbeing by Nikki Page will be published in October 2012 by Cico Books. Nikki Page started her working life as a model, a Westminster Councillor from 1994-198, she also ran as the Conservative candidate for London Mayor in 2003. The book has 60 tips divided into 3 easy-to-follow sections: looking good on the outside, staying healthy inside and developing a positive attitude to life. From practising Yoga, perfecting your posture, breathing properly, exfoliating, looking after your teeth and moisturizing your hands and nails, to bottom crunch exercises, making the most of sunshine, looking after your back and joints, eating wholesome foods, being positive, finding quiet time, trying new things and dancing.

    Further Information Tel: 020-7025 2240;


    Annual Research Conference on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer

    The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) 2012 Annual Research Conference on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer takes place on 1-2 November 2012 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. There are many discussions and sessions covering Transgenerational Effects of Diet: Implications for Cancer Prevention and Nutrition, Exercise and Bone Health in Cancer Survivorship.

    Further information Tel: +1 800-843-8114


    A Non-Antibiotic Approach for Treating Urinary Tract Infections

    The latest episode in the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series describes a potential new approach for treating urinary tract infections (UTIs), which affect millions of people annually, without traditional antibiotics. In the podcast, Beat Ernst PhD explains that antibiotics are the mainstay treatment for UTIs, however bacteria are developing resistance to common antibiotics with the emergence of superbugs that shrug some off the most powerful antibiotics. The Scientists developed substances that target bacterial virulence factors, inhibiting them from sticking to the inside of the urinary bladder.

    Further information Tel: 202-872-6042;;


    CamExpo Free Workshop Winner

    The winner of last month’s CamExpo competition is Mrs K Mehta who wins a free workshop of her choice. CamExpo are trying to get 250 Facebook followers;, when they do they will give a random Facebook follower Mary Atkinson’s Healing Touch for Children book. Entries are now being taken for The CAM Clinic of the Year Award 2012 which is sponsored by Viridian in association with the Nutri Centre. Visit the CamExpo website to view the exhibitor list, seminars and you can book workshops in advance.

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    South America’s Newest Superberry Juice Reaches the UK

    A favourite of the mighty Mapuche Indian warrior the Maqui berry is the latest exciting new super food to reach the UK as a delicious new drink called Juve Juice. Exclusively available at the Nutri Centre, 100% natural Juve Juice is a great and convenient way to get a little boost from Mother Nature and help protect against the visible and invisible signs of ageing. The vibrant purple Maqui berry is deliciously sweet and bursting with flavour and an excellent anti-inflammatory agent. It is also a source of vitamin C, calcium, iron and magnesium which can help improve general health and wellbeing.

    Available from www.nutricentre  and The Nutri Centre stores nationwide.


    The Functional Nutrition Cookbook

    Every year, people diet in their thousands, desperate to slim down for summer and feel healthier and more energized. It has been proven however that the fad diets which are only stuck to for a limited period have similarly limited effects. Lorraine Nicolle and Christine Bailey have written the Functional Nutrition Cookbook a unique cookbook with CD-Rom that looks beyond intervening the symptoms of health problems and addresses the ways in which diet can be used to help correct underlying imbalances in the body.

    Further information: Published by Singing Dragon. ISBN: 97818481970795.  Tel: 020-7833 2307;


    1Life Test and Active Oil for a Healthy Body and Mind in 100 days

    Protection against dangerous lifestyle related illnesses such as cancer and cardiovascular disease is the focus on stand 1512 at CamExpo, where 1Life is launching its new blood test and supplement range designed to restore the crucial balance of Omega 6/Omega 3 which is required to maintain a healthy body. Bernard Bader, Marketing Director of 1Life, is keen to raise awareness about the important role the correct balance of Omega-6/Omega-3 plays within the body. The home test kit is straightforward - the easy-to-use pen device allows you to perform a finger prick in order to deposit a few drops of blood on the test paper. The blood sample can then be sent for analysis in the pre-addressed envelope found inside the kit. The tests are completely anonymous – identifiable only by a single use reference code. Test results are available online after 10 days.

    Further information Tel: 07836 389898;


    Tomato Pill Cholesterol Supplement Re-Launch

    In 2009, a positive media storm in the national press turned Ateronon, dubbed the Tomato Pill, into one of the best selling supplements of the year and it is about to undertake its re-launch after a recent company buyout. The product has been purchased by CamNutra Ltd (Cambridge Nutraceutical Biosciences). Regular intake of Ateronon helps to inhibit the oxidation of LDL cholesterol by over 90% within two weeks, whilst reducing the risk of plaque build-up in arteries. Ateronon can be taken as a preventative or reactive measure for those concerned about their heart health.

    Further information Ateronon will be stocked in Boots and Alliance Healthcare and independent pharmacies. Tel: 0121 616 5061;


    Tisserand Aromatherapy

    Tisserand Aromatherapy, a Specialist in Aromatherapy, essential oils and personal care products has announced that it is rebranding starting with its convenience Aromatherapy Range. The Aromatherapy on the Move line of products includes its popular Aromatherapy Roller Balls, Roller Ball Kits, Regime Kits and oils for the bath, body and massage. As part of its rebrand, Tisserand will be redesigning its packaging to provide a more distinctive look which is easy to identify and to reinforce its key messages of Caring Naturally and It’s What’s Inside.

    Further information Tel: 01273 325 666


    Depleted Soils are Damaging Our Health

    Scientists are expressing increasing concern that the low levels of selenium in British soil is having a damaging effect on our health as we are not getting enough of the mineral through the food we eat. Selenium is very important to health as it is used by the body to make selenoproteins. These work in a similar way to antioxidants and prevent damage to cells. Furthermore, research published in the Lancet has discovered that the mineral also plays a vital role in everything from enhanced fertility and thyroid function to arterial health and regulating blood pressure. BioCare Nutrisorb Selenium drops can help you supplement your diet.

    Further information: Available from Nutricentre.


    Sanguinum Weight Loss Programme

    A new medical study reveals that Sanguinum, an acclaimed weight-loss programme from Germany, is now available in the UK. This study shows that the degree of atherosclerosis the accumulation of debris on the arterial walls, is significantly reduced in participants following the weight loss plan which proves that the Sanguinum is beneficial for the prevention of diabetes, heart attacks and strokes. The natural weight loss treatment involves a diet similar to that of the Ancient Greek Olympians, which was high in protein rich vegetables, fish, Greek yoghurt and a balanced amount of fruit and bread. This combination of protein and carbohydrates is known for its success for losing fat and maintaining muscle.

    Further information Tel: 07952865430;


    Breathe Through Your Nose Week – 10-15 September 2012

    This campaign is help make people aware that mouth breathing significantly contributes to asthma, exercise induced asthma, snoring, sleep apnoea, ADD and poor sports performance. Mouth breathing can also cause unattractive faces in children such as long narrow faces, sunken cheek bones, crooked noses and crooked teeth. Buteyko courses by Patrick Mckeown are taking place in Dublin, Cork, Galway, London, Denmark, Israel, California and by Skype.

    Further information: Tel: + 353 91 756229


    Coaching Leaders

    Success intelligence is excited to announce the launch of a new program – Coaching Leaders with Ben Renshaw. This is based on his extensive work coaching top leaders across the world. He has been asked over the years how he does what he does, so he has now synthesised his key ideas, models, exercises and practical tools for you to integrate into your coaching. The program has limited numbers and will be held in the surroundings of myhotel, Chelsea, London SW3 on 31 October to 1 November 2012.

    Further information Tel: 0845 430 9236;


    Say No To Heart Disease

    Patrick Holford has launched a drug-free guide to preventing and fighting heart disease, Say No to Heart Disease, to be published by Piatkus  Sept 2012. You will learn how eating the right foods and correctly supplementing your diet can eliminate your chances of a heart attack, lower your blood pressure without drugs, reverse artery disease and add 20 years to your healthy lifespan. It also gives advice on maximising recovery from a heart attack or stroke.

    Further information:


    AIDS Research, Diagnostics and Vaccines

    Through a generous grant from USAID’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program, Tel Aviv University (TAU) has fully equipped a new state-of-the-art bio-safety lab dedicated to researching the AIDS virus and developing new therapies, diagnostics and vaccines. The lab represents a multidisciplinary breakthrough in AIDS research, assembling 25 scientists across 12 TAU departments and two TAU faculties to work on the project.

    Further information Tel: 212.742.9070 ext 117;


    Essential Oils – A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice

    Essential Oils – A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice is a must read book for anyone interested in Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils, this new and expanded handbook provides a key outline of this theory, practice and research surrounding essential oils. Grounded in Clinical research, the Author provides the historical and cultural context for our understanding of Aromatherapy, giving a detailed account of how essential oils are created and their underlying pharmacology.

    Further information Tel: 020-7833 2307

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