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Short Features and Brief Takes Issue 234

by Cherry Coad Aldridge(more info)

listed in product news, originally published in issue 234 - November 2016

Australian Flower Essence Workshop with Clare Harvey

Date Nov 13th Cost: £100 (Early Bird £90)
Venue just off the A40, Hedgerley Hall Kiln Lane, Hedgerley, Bucks SL23UZ  


Australian Flower Essence Workshop 

Clare G Harvey, International Flower Essence expert & author of The Practitioners Encyclopaedia of Flower Remedies, Awarded the Kindred Spirit Complementary Medicine Book of the Year

This is an ancient system of medicine. We will be exploring this ancient system of medicine through the Flower Essences of Australia especially in the area of shock/stress & PTSD, as published in PH Online Issue 234 in her article PTSD, Shock and Trauma - The Role of Flower Essences.

It was the Aboriginal peoples of Australia who drew upon the vitality, strength and healing power of flowers around them, and were one of the first to lay claim to this unique system of medicine. They discovered the therapeutic value of flower essences as effective emotional healers for clearing the build-up of shock & stress in order to regain balance and well-being.
They are considered the grandfathers of this natural healing art.

This will be a practical & certificated workshop on how to use these essences in your practice/clinic or for personal & family use.

Further Information and to Book

Date Nov 13th Cost: £100 (Early Bird £90)
Venue just off the A40, Hedgerley Hall Kiln Lane, Hedgerley, Bucks SL23UZ  
Tel: 01963 250750 Fax: 01963 250750


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Relationship Between Heart Disease and Dental Treatment

This is quite personal to Graeme Munro-Hall as it was his heart disease and its resolution that started him on this path over 35 years ago.

Inflammation is now being recognised as the forerunner of chronic degenerative heart disease. Two of the major contributing factors to this are exposure to mercury and exposure to toxins released from bacteria in the mouth.


Relationship Between Heart Disease and Dental Treatment


Mercury is always being released into the body from dental amalgam. It comes off as particles but also as vapour which is its most dangerous form. This vapour as illustrated in the picture is absorbed through the lungs and is deposited within seconds in the brain and other organs such as the heart. The WHO acknowledged in their paper on mercury in 1990 that the greatest source of exposure to humans was via their amalgam fillings. There has been a Medical Symposia on the connection between mercury and heart disease at which the authors spoke.

Mercury affects the heart by causing functional changes in muscles and cardiac regulation. Initial exposure reduces blood pressure but chronic exposure leads to high blood pressure probably by its action in blocking kidney tubules. Mercury increases the tendency to blood clot formation, increases triglyceride levels and damages the coronary arteries. Our own findings show that patient with heart and lung problems report themselves 70% better seven months after removing amalgam fillings and administering intravenous vitamin c.

Removing amalgam fillings without adequate precautions is not recommended and anyone considering this should make sure the dentist is aware of the correct amalgam removal protocols such as recommended by the .

Infections too can have an effect on your heart. Even conventional dentistry is wakening to the fact that oral bacteria have effects on overall health. The connection between diabetes and oral infection is accepted. Chronic dental infections arise from gum disease which is prevalent in the majority of the adult population, from root canal fillings and from infected holes in the jaw bones called cavitations. A medical researcher some years ago, Dr Vojdani in the USA, discovered that in the plaque that build up in cardiac arteries and weakens the wall leading to cardiac infarctions there was dental bacteria. His method of looking for and identifying the bacteria was by tracking the DNA. He reasoned that bacteria like trout in a stream will migrate to a bend where the flow is slowest and he was right. The bacteria can congregate there and so the arterial plaque builds up, inflammation is the result and degenerative heart disease ensues. This is the topic of our book Toxic Dentistry Exposed and we will expand on damage to health from dental infections in a later article.

Further Information

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


Trouble with Metal - Stephen MacAllan

Stephen MacAllan Lic.AC  BAc MAc.  (Licentiate, Bachelors, Masters acupuncture) M.H (Master Herbalist) Cert BERM., (Certificate Bio-Energetic Regulatory Medicine) - Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Natural Healing, Kosmed Treatment, Vega Testing, Rife Treatment

Trouble With Metal

There has been much talk about mercury and attendant health hazards in recent years. Aluminium has also come in for its share of criticism for health risks. I recently attended a conference and a day was spent on the toxicity of dental materials and highlighted was the problem of titanium. Titanium is used as implant pins and in the construction of bridges and dentures. For many years titanium was thought to be inert in the human body but recent studies have found titanium showing up in the liver and other organs. These studies focussed on people with prosthetics – hip/knee/elbow replacements etc.


Stephen MacAllan


There is a further source of titanium exposure, namely titanium dioxide (TiO2) – this source is particularly insidious because no one notices. Titanium dioxide is white and is used in many, many pharmaceutical products and some health food supplements because it makes the product a brilliant white – nothing shouts ‘purity’ louder than ripping open your paracetamol to find a lovely white tablet, that you just know will take care of your headache. Titanium dioxide is also found in sunscreens – it’s white so it reflects all light, so it’s a great sunscreen! This is where it starts to get exceedingly unpleasant. The titanium dioxide in sunscreens is in the form of nano-particles. Nano-particles are extremely small (0.000000001m) and that is very small indeed! Compared to a nanoparticle the skin is like a colander with very large holes so the particles of titanium dioxide penetrate the body. The body has no capacity to deal with nano-particles of anything and is therefore completely unable to excrete the stuff and thus the body will slowly build up a store of titanium dioxide.

As noted above, titanium dioxide is also found in many drugs and some supplements and it is a metal – our bodies do not excrete metals very well at all. This titanium builds up too (though this source can be excreted – albeit very slowly). Titanium accumulates in the liver and in the joints.  My clinical experience suggests that people vary greatly in their ability to detoxify metals and the more metals(s) in their body, the worse the ability to detoxify the stuff. There is  a growing problem of titanium toxicity. The significance of all this that titanium and its’ dioxide cause inflammation, which causes pain – ouch my arthritis is bad today, ouch I’ve got a headache - better take a paracetamol. Think again!

Further Information

Please contact Stephen MacAllan on Tel: 01270 650336; Fax: 07985 585718;


ASCT - ISRM/BTEC Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy

ASCT (Active School of Complementary Therapy) has been providing Sports & Remedial Massage Courses since 2000. In 2007 ASCT became an accredited school with the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage (ISRM) and provides the ISRM/BTEC ( Level 5) Professional Diploma in Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy.


Active School of Complementary Therapy


What is covered in the Course:-

  • Learn/revise and consolidate general massage techniques; Effleurage, Petrissage, Frictions, Percussion (Tapotement), Compression, Vibration
  • Learn advanced soft tissue techniques; Connective Tissue and Myofascial techniques, Positional Release, MET, STR, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Facilitation, Discover how to massage in non-clinical settings
  • Examine Flexibility, (Facilitated) Stretch, Relaxation and Stress Management
  • Investigate Postural Analysis and Core Stability
  • Analyse Touch/Connection/Palpation
  • Explore Injury and Recovery - Analysis, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
  • Research Health and Safety and Clinical Hygiene
  • Deliberate Client Care, Assessment/Consultation, Communication skills
  • Consider Professionalism, Ethics, and Legislation


Course Dates:

2017 - Jan 21/22, Feb 25/26, Mar 25/26, Apr 22/23, May 20/21, June 17/18, July 15/16, Aug 19/20, Sept 16/17, Oct 14/15, Nov 11/12, Dec 9/10.
2017 - 4/5 Feb, 4/5 Mar, 1/2 Apr, 6/7 May, 3/4 June, 1/2 July, 5/6 Aug, 2/3 Sept, 30th Sept/1st Oct, 28/29 Oct, 25/26 Nov, 16/17 Dec.

Also available CPD Workshops/Courses. 

Further Information

For further information on our courses please contact us on Tel: 01509 551513;


Diploma in Higher Education (Āyurvedic Medicine)

The College of Āyurveda (UK), in collaboration with KLE University’s College & Hospital of Ayurveda Belgaum, Karnataka, India offers the most comprehensive curriculum in the field of Āyurvedic Medicine and Healthcare in the United Kingdom, based on the advice of the Dept. of AYUSH, New Delhi, India. The College’s blended-learning approach is a revolutionary programme that integrates home schooling, classroom education and one-to-one relationship with a Tutor who guides the students’ education.


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Diploma in Higher Education (Āyurvedic Medicine)

  • Levels 4 - 7;  480 credits;               
  • Full time for 4 years; 
  • Part-time within 7 consecutive academic years;
  • Commences in September each year.

The Diploma in Higher Education (Āyurvedic Medicine) is the first professionally accredited programme by the Āyurvedic Medical Association (UK), and the British Complementary Medicines Association.  The curriculum is based on the WHO bench mark for Category 1 Type 1 Āyurvedic practitioner education (2010), and is supported by the Dept. of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India. It endorses the recommendations of the EHTPA Core Curriculum for Herbal and Traditional Medicine (2014).  The College is currently recognized as a leading Ayurvedic Herbal Therapist/Practitioner training programme in the UK and Europe.

It offers the student a comprehensive and integrated programme, combining Āyurvedic wisdom and understanding with modern medical science. The unique feature of the programme is to provide an opportunity to exit with a recognized qualification at the successful completion of each year.  At the end of the first year successful students can practise as an Āyurvedic Massage Therapist; at the end of second year as an Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle Counsellor. At the end of the year three, following the successful completion the student will be awarded the Diploma in Āyurvedic Healthcare, and can practise as an Āyurvedic Herbal Therapist (AHT). At the success of the fourth year the student will be awarded the Diploma in Higher Education (Ayurvedic Medicine) and can practise as an Ayurvedic Herbal Practitioner.

In this course you will gain extensive knowledge and understanding of Āyurvedic concepts, Āyurvedic and Modern Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, Āyurvedic Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics, including Āyurvedic and Western Herbology. Research techniques and extensive clinical practice is undertaken to establish your confidence before you become a competent Āyurvedic therapist/ practitioner.  

Further Information

Please contact College of Āyurveda (UK) on Tel: +44 (0)1908 664518;


NeuroCranial Restructuring Techniques Restore Original Bone Alignment Patterns

Have you noticed that people’s personalities sometimes change after head injuries? There is a mechanical reason for this: the brain functions with 2 crucial fluids - blood and cerebrospinal fluid, and the flow patterns are made worse. Hydraulics tell us that the flowing patterns for fluids are determined by the shape of the vessel that they flow inside. Head bones change their alignment with traumatic events such as falls, accidents, beatings, dental work, and PTSD events. So these incidents cause changes in brain functions. For one person it can be depression, for another memory lapses, and for a 3rd he/she may have no creativity anymore. Looks change with the altered bone alignments as well because skin is only stretched tightly when the bones are in their ideal positions. Otherwise, they display wrinkles, folds, and creases in the face. Vision, balance, and jaw functions are also affected with changed bone positions.


How NeuroCranial Restructuring can help make you Look and Think Better?

Dr Dean Howell

After the head bones have changed alignments from these assorted incidents, they will sometimes recover and there will be no long-term change. But that is rare; most of the time they do not return and require very specific treatment in order to be returned to their original design. Unfortunately, physical medicine therapy focuses on relief of pain and joint malfunctions - the relief is wonderful but cures are rare. This is why many people see physical medicine therapists very regularly, needing massages, chiropractic treatments, craniosacral therapy, etc. every week or so - forever.

Dr Dean Howell developed NeuroCranial Restructuring techniques over 20 years ago; these are still the only physical medicine concepts and modalities that routinely restore the original bone alignment patterns that rid people of these annoying bony alignment problems.

There is now a 21-year history of successful treatment of many different conditions such as headaches and migraines, sinusitis, double vision, glaucoma, sleep apnea, TMD, anxiety, depression, OCD, anger management, whiplash syndrome, hunchback, swayback, sciatica, and energy-chakra balance problems. All of these conditions are primarily mechanical in causation.

For example, you should not use herbs or pharmaceutical drugs to treat chronic depression. It is better to correct the underlying problem with NCR. As the skull bones gradually move into better and better alignment patterns, the brain fits more and more perfectly inside the skull which means that it is pressed upon less and less by the bones. That’s right, it is rather like the brain is being squeezed all the time, and that’s what makes it malfunction. With NCR we gradually decompress the brain and mechanically relieve much of the body’s stress.

There is now less need of elective plastic surgery, too. Thinking about an eye tuck, cheekbone balancing procedures, or maxillofacial surgery to bring the face and jaw forward? These symptoms can be corrected with NeuroCranial Restructuring!

Further Information

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Healing Massage: An A-Z Guide for More than Forty Medical Conditions for Professional and Home Use

by Maureen Abson

Published by Lotus Publishing. 2016. Paperback. £13.33/$21.62. ISBN: 978 1 905367 63 4.

Healing Massage

Book Description

This practical, detailed, and accessible guide to using massage to treat a range of medical conditions will educate and empower both massage practitioners and non-professionals who want to safely and effectively make a difference in the well-being of a friend or family member. Bringing together Eastern and Western understandings of the body, health, and wellness, this user-friendly sourcebook defines and details each medical condition, any contraindications to massage, and massage protocols and instructions, including how often treatment should be administered.

Healing Massage can make treatment and pain relief both available and affordable to those who might not have access to expensive professional treatment. It can also provide substantial and detailed information to practitioners not familiar with a specific conditions. Written by a leading massage practitioner and international teacher, this book will be an essential reference in the office or at home.

About the Author

Maureen Abson has more than twenty-five years teaching experience. In the course of her practice, she developed her own style combining fascial release, gentle focused pressure, and deep tissue massage with a structured focus on treating hands, feet, and head to be able to release tension in the rest of the body. Maureen Abson runs Fusion Massage Training© and a very busy clinic in the North of England, and has traveled extensively to teach in the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mauritius, South Africa, and Israel. She has also run retreat workshops in the U.S. and Indonesia.

Further Information

Available on Amazon


Fat and Cholesterol Don't Cause Heart Attacks and Statins are Not The Solution

by Paul J. Rosch MD Editor

Published by Columbus Publishing Ltd. 2016. Paperback. £12.99. $13.76. ISBN-10: 190779753X.

This book is dedicated to Uffe Ravnskov MD PhD for his seminal achievements in disputing the dogma that fat and cholesterol cause coronary heart disease, and that statins are safe and cardioprotective for everyone.


Fat and Cholesterol Don't Cause Cancer


As will be seen, no studies support the notion that restricting fat reduces coronary morbidity or mortality. More importantly, government recommendations mandating low fat diets are likely the cause of the escalating epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Several chapters detail the panoply of significant adverse health effects of statins that have been ignored or suppressed in reports of drug company sponsored trials. These include promoting the development of coronary atherosclerosis and congestive failure.

In addition, the putative benefits of statins are clearly unrelated to lowering LDL or cholesterol, but rather anti-inflammatory and especially anticoagulant activities. This clotting or "atherothrombotic" hypothesis appears to explain all of the factors known to cause or protect against coronary heart disease.

Other chapters by THINCS - The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics - members discuss the role of infections and sulphur deficiency, and the numerous ways data are doctored to hype the benefits and minimize the dangers of statins. All of these contributions expose the fallacies of the lipid hypothesis, which was called "the greatest scientific deception of this century, perhaps of any century" by the distinguished nutritionist George Mann, former Co-Director of the Framingham Study.

About the Editor

Paul J Rosch MA MD FACP is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at New York Medical College, Chairman of the Board of The American Institute of Stress and Honorary Vice President of the International Stress Management Association. He did his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins, and has a Workers Compensation subspecialty rating in cardiology, endocrinology and metabolism. In 1993, he began devoting a series of sessions on the fallacies of the lipid and diet-heart hypotheses at the annual Montreux International Congress on Stress that featured leading authorities from all over the world. This was long before the advent of THINCS and he was unaware of Uffe Ravnskov's contributions at the time. Dr Rosch is a Fellow and Life Member of The American College of Physicians, and has served as President of the New York State Society of Internal Medicine, President of the Pavlovian Society and Expert Consultant on Stress to the United States Centers for Disease Control. He has been the recipient of numerous honours here and abroad, including the Outstanding Physician's Award of the New York State Medical Society, the Innovation Award of The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, and The I.M. Sechenov Memorial Medal from The Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.

Further Information

Available on Amazon


Face to Face with the Face: Working with the Face and the Cranial Nerves

through Cranio-Sacral Integration

by Thomas Attlee DO RCST

Published by Singing Dragon. 2016. Softback. £31.32. $56.66. ISBN 9781848190986.

The first book to focus specifically on a cranio-sacral understanding of the face and cranial nerves, and how to treat the many painful and debilitating conditions that are associated with it. Practical and clear, this comprehensive guide to cranio-sacral treatment of the face explains treatment approaches that can make a significant difference to persistent and intractable conditions, enabling profound transformation in quality of life through whole-person integration.


Face to Face with the Face


The book explores the eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, mouth, teeth and jaw, and provides a practical means of resolving the multitude of conditions affecting these crucial areas in a gentle, non-invasive manner, utilising the body's inherent healing potential. It covers a wide range from persistent ear infections, dental disturbances, facial injury, sinusitis and trigeminal neuralgia, one of the most painful conditions known to the medical world, through to identifying hidden causes of migraine, autism and chronic fatigue and patterns of ill health arising from birth, early childhood and past trauma. Cranial nerve dysfunctions, including polyvagal disturbances, are also included.

Hand positions and contacts are clearly presented with over 200 colour photographs and anatomical drawings. A comprehensive presentation of the potential cooperation between dentistry and cranio-sacral therapy is also provided, with contributions from two eminent dentists, providing much needed information on this growing field of integrative medicine.

Essential reading in this rapidly expanding area of practice, the book is fully illustrated in colour.

About the Author

Thomas Attlee DO RCST is the founder and principal of the College of Cranial-Sacral Therapy in Primrose Hill, London, the first, the largest and the most established college of its kind in Europe. He graduated from the European School of Osteopathy, and taught Anatomy and Physiology at the International College of Oriental Medicine for several years. Thomas has a broad experience of many different therapies, mindfulness and meditation techniques, psycho-therapeutic approaches and whole person understanding, all of which inform his teaching and writing. He has been teaching internationally and practising Cranio-Sacral Therapy for over thirty years, seeing many thousands of patients. He lives in London, UK.

Further Information

Available from Amazon


Warm Aching Muscles Naturally with Pernaton Gel Forte

Sore muscles can be a real drag when training; however new Pernaton Gel Forte has been specifically formulated to aid muscle massage and get you back on your feet again.

Pernaton Gel Forte

Ideal for all active people, including sports enthusiasts and those who experience muscle and joint discomfort and stiffness, Pernaton Gel Forte is great for use when warming up or for relief following strenuous exercise. The gel provides an instant, long-lasting warming sensation which stimulates your muscles and increases circulation when massaged into the skin. As it is a natural gel it can also be used alongside pain relief medications if needed.

Pernaton Gel Forte uses the same high quality ingredients as the original Pernaton Gel, including 100 per cent Perna extract sourced from the purest Green Lipped Mussels. The original Perna extract used in the gel is a natural source of unique, nourishing and soothing substances.  It contains a high content of Glycosaminoglycans (GAG) and Omega 3 fatty acids. It also has the added ingredient of cayenne pepper extract, which is important for relieving muscle discomfort by heating the skin and supporting circulation, while its active essential oils aid beneficial massage. 

The gel is easy to use: simply massage it directly into the affected areas regularly during the day (or when required). The natural ingredients soothe when massaged into the skin and the non-greasy gel is absorbed quickly. The gel creates a lasting and pleasantly warm feeling almost immediately, which stimulates muscles and increases circulation.

If you are a professional sportsperson you can also rest assured in the knowledge that Pernaton Gel Forte has been tested by the following:

  • HFL’s Sports Nutritional Supplement Screen for banned substances.  (HFL is a WADA accredited Laboratory for human sports testing);
  • UKAS ISO 17025 accredited for Sports Nutritional product screening.

Pernaton Gel Forte and original cooling Pernaton Gel are the only muscle and joint gels on the market that boast 100 per cent Perna extract, sourced from the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel using a special patented process that doesn’t use heat, chemicals or solvents. The Perna is freeze dried to ensure a 100 per cent preservation of the active ingredients. Many other Green Lipped Mussel products on the market contain mussels that have been steamed / cooked or ground down into a powder using simple processes that destroys essential active ingredients.

Further Information

Pernaton Gel Forte (125ml) is available throughout the UK and Ireland from independent pharmacies as well as Tree of Life, The Health Store and eBay and is priced from £11.95. For further information about Pernaton please visit 


Diagnose, Treat, and Cure Dis-ease with Traditional Indian Holistic Therapies

by Vera Kaur

Published by AuthorHouse UK. 2016. Paperback £18.95. $28.92. ISBN: 978-1-5049-9555-9

In Diagnose, Treat, and Cure Dis-ease with Traditional Indian Holistic Therapies, author Vera Kaur educates readers on the importance of holistic healthcare, treating the entire person and not just the symptoms, how the body was perfectly created to remove imbalances and regulate itself without assistance and how to apply the ancient Indian wisdom of self-healing techniques to initiate the body’s natural ability to cure diseases.

Diagnose, treat and cure Disease


“I want us all to empower ourselves with this knowledge,” Kaur said. “It’s important to realize that every common disease has a specific traditional healing treatment, there isn’t a one-for-all cure.”

Kaur is from the Sikh Indian origin and has spent much of her life practising holistic medicine on family, friends and coworkers.

“Treating health problems using traditional Indian therapies was part of my upbringing,” Kaur said. “In my twenties I visited and lived in ashrams in India where I observed the holistic healing techniques used by traditional energy healers and have since been drawn to all forms of holistic health.”

About the Author

Author Vera Kaur lives in Forest of Dean, England, where she continues practicing holistic healing techniques and educating locals on the benefits of self-healing. Kaur hopes to one day relocate to rural Spain where she can open her own non-profit based holistic healing practice and be of service to any who need it.

Further Information

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Coconut Milk - The Power of Powder

Whilst coconut oil may have been stealing the headlines, a humble store cupboard staple shares many of its benefits. With a fresh make over coconut milk is again ready to make its mark, both as an exciting ingredient for chefs and an essential addition to healthy customers’ shopping lists…

Coconut Milk Powder

Jam packed with the same fatty acids contained in coconut oil, coconut milk offers both a tropical flavour for cooking and a dairy free vegan alternative to traditional milk (most other coconut milk powders contain lactose). Like dairy milk however, once opened coconut milk has a limited shelf life, causing inevitable waste, and can often be hard to use in recipes where a coconut taste is required without additional liquid.

There’s now a new product on the market which solves these problems, one of the first vegan coconut milk powders from The Coconut Company. Of the highest possible quality, the powder is made from freshly squeezed coconut milk, which is spray dried to create a free flowing powder that easily dissolves.

The organic powder can be used to replace traditional coconut milk, but without any wastage, by simply adding water to create a smooth coconut milk in the exact quantities needed. It is the powder’s increased flexibility which really makes it a must have for anyone interested in healthy meals or exciting tropical dishes however. The powder enables you to easily add a coconut flavour to food, from curries and soups to ice-cream and cakes, and also acts as a great dairy-free thickening agent in baking or a replacement for milk or cream in tea and coffee. It’s also proving a particular favourite with health fans who can sprinkle it on fruit or cereals, to add coconut’s benefits to their food, or throw a scoopful into a pre or post gym smoothie.

Further Information

Available from health stores and directly from The Coconut Company at


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    Health Leads UK New Website

    Health Leads UK’s new website is ready. After months of consultation and design, the site is up and running and is working well. It is faster, more intuitive, easy to navigate and with all the latest features you will need. The new site is compatible with mobile devices. A generous reward scheme has been added and discounted and bundle products are now available.


    Further information Tel:01559 354 711;


    ME/Chronic Fatigue Research

    Thousands of people in cities around the world recently, rallied to demand justice for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and call for increased government funding for research, clinical trials and more accurate medical education about the disease. The global day for action, led by, an international network of patients and allies empowering each other to fight for health equality for ME/CFS, aimed to bring attention to the MillionsMissing around the world who suffer from the disease with little hope for improvement.


    Further information:


    Business Guide For Health Therapists

    Business Guide For Health Therapists: How to Find What You Need to Know by Richard Eaton is an ebook available on epub. His aim is to assist health professionals and CAM practitioners to start-up and manage their practices as a business. It includes more than 150 hyper-links to business and CAM websites and is modestly priced. It is based on a book he wrote last year entitled Owning a Business: Things You Need to Know.


    Further information: Available from and


    Neural Membrane Instability May Trigger Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis is one of the most devastating neurodegenerative diseases. It affects some 2.5 million people worldwide. It has no cure. A new Tel Aviv study published in the Journal of American Chemical Society (JACS) pinpoints a structural instability in the myelin membranes, the ‘insulating tape’ surrounding neurons. This vulnerability affords the immune system and it attacks access to otherwise protected regions.


    Further information Tel: 212.742.9070 ext 117;


    Five Japanese Foods Long Life

    Cassandra Barn, Nutritionist reveals five foods in the Japanese diet which could help us to live longer are: fish, a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids; fermented soya - miso and umami paste, contain isoflavones, plant substances which have an oestrogen-like effect the body – so may be especially helpful for women after menopause; Seaweed, which is a true superfood rich in minerals including zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium and dozens of other trace minerals we need for our immune system; Matcha tea, a traditional powdered green tea, which is high in catechins, which are thought to boost our body’s antioxidant defences and pickled vegetables, which are a great source of natural probiotics (beneficial bacteria).

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    Vitamin D Awareness Week

    The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (NACN) has published a new paper, Vitamin D & Health, in it; the SACN recommends the reference nutritional intake for vitamin D be 10μg/d (400IU/d), throughout the year, throughout the year, for everyone in the UK. Nature’s Answer 4000iu Vitamin D3 Drops can be mixed with food or liquids, it is 4000iu per serving and 240 servings per bottle, suspended in extra virgin olive oil, vegetarian source and is preservative and sweetener free.


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    268 MM Children Overweight 2025

    New figures released for World Obesity day indicate that 268 million school-aged children (age 5-17.9 years) globally will be overweight by 2025. Approximately 80% of children who are overweight or obese live in low- and middle-income countries. World Obesity Day 2016 took place on 11 October with a focus on ending childhood obesity. The World Obesity Federation are using World Obesity Day, to remind governments of their commitment and to call for them to take urgent action.


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    Krill Oil Super Skin Supplement

    Cleanmarine for Women is a Krill oil based supplement, especially formulated and adapted for women. The twice a day omega-3 rich supplement regulates hormonal activity, reduces tiredness and fatigue and helps maintain normal healthy skin. Better absorbed by the body than traditional omega-3 fish oils and with incredible results for women who experience debilitating PMS symptoms, Krill oils aids symptoms like no other.


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    AICR 25th Research Conference

    The AICR Research Conference takes place on 14-16 November at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Centre, North Bethesda, MD.  Here is a preview of the closing plenary session that will take place on Wednesday morning. Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: Science and Translation for the Next 25 Years, Chair: Robert Chapkin Texas A&M University, The Role of Clinical Trials in Nutrition Research, Peter Greenwald, National Cancer Institute, Nutrition and Cancer - What We Know, Physical Activity and Cancer, Leslie Bernstein, City of Hope and Nutrition and Cancer - Where We Go From Here, Steven Clinton, Ohio State University.


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    Copper Reduced Bacteria Level

    New research published in the American Journal of Infection Control reports antimicrobial copper touch surfaces installed in hospital rooms, significantly reduce concentrations of bacteria, sustaining levels prescribed on completion of terminal cleaning. Grinnell College’s Associate Professor of Biology, Shannon Hinsa-Leasure and her team conducted research over 18 months at Grinnell College and Grinnel Regional Medical Center (GRMC) in Iowa, with more than 1500 samples. The study found significantly fewer bacteria on copper alloy products such as grab bars, toilet flushes, IV poles, switches, keyboards, sinks and dispensers than on traditional, non-copper hospital room surfaces.


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    APOE Gene May Reverse Alzheimer’s

    For the last 20 years, researchers at Tel Aviv University have focussed on amyloid beta peptides and the ‘plaque’ they sprout in diseased brains as the main target of Alzheimer’s research. A study published last month in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease suggests a new target for Alzheimer’s research: the APOE gene. This gene, like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, has two faces: a healthy form called APOE3 and a disease-related pathological form called APOE4.


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    Beat SAD the Natural Way

    Cassandra Barns, Nutritionist, with Lily and Shona, have given 15 top tips to beat Seasonal Affective Disorder. These include: starting the day with a smile, try to maximize your natural light exposure, try Pro-Ven Adult Probiotic 25 Billion which supports the digestive and immune health, laugh, green tea, vitamin D, snack on nuts or seeds, exercise, avoid stress by writing a list, treat yourself, chamomile tea and stretches before bed.


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    Resilience Masterclass

    Liggy Web is holding a Resilience Masterclass on 16 November at The Paddington Hilton, London. Liggy is the author of the highly acclaimed book Resilience - How to Cope When Everything Around You Keeps Changing. This interactive, engaging and energizing event covers 10 key guiding principles and provides important reflection time in busy times to help you to develop personal resilience and agility, cope better with challenges and change, think positively and optimistically, manage responses, emotions and stress levels and create a positive and effective personal vision.


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    Janey Loves 2016 Awards

    Janey Lee Grace has sought out the best of the best in excellence and innovation in natural, organic and eco products, alternative treatments and therapies and wellbeing books and charities to bring them into the mainstream with her coveted Janey Loves 2016 Platinum Awards in association with UK Health Radio. Award entries were selected after real life testing by a panel of Judges. There were also consumer votes from readers and the public.


    Further information: Winners will be promoted in a dedicated Winners Show on UK Health Radio and selected winners will be featured at  and in Health Triangle magazine and other publications.


    Painkillers Raise Heart Failure Risk

    Researchers at a University of Italy have found that taking some common pharmaceutical painkillers such as Ibuprofen raise the risk of heart failure. The research, conducted at the University of Milano-Bicocca, showed that some anti-inflammatory (non-steroidal) drugs double the risk of heart problems and increase the chance of being admitted to hospital by 18% for 14 days after swallowing. Turmeric is making waves currently and is becoming renowned for its anti-inflammatory activity, as inflammation is often the cause of pain, reducing inflammation can help relieve discomfort. Pukka Herbs’ organic Wholistic Turmeric extract, combine super critical extraction with tincture extraction harnesses this incredible spice.


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    Beurer Daylight Lamps for SAD

    Beurer, global leaders in health and wellbeing technology has announced the launch of its new range of daylight lamps - stylish bright lights with LED technology designed to combat the effects of Seasonal Effective Disorder (SAD). Symptoms of SAD can include depression, sleep problems, lethargy, over eating, loss of concentration, social problems, anxiety, loss of libido and mood changes. According to the NHS, light therapy for around 30 minutes to an hour each morning, can significantly improve these symptoms. Beurer innovative daylight lamps are certified class IIa medical product and are known to help alleviate the symptoms associated with SAD.


    Further information:  Beurer products are available from John Lewis or


    Beetroot Juice Altitude Boosts

    Beetroot juice supplements can significantly improve athletic performance, research at Leeds Beckett University has revealed. Results published in the journal Nitric Oxide showed that a high nitrate dose in the form of a concentrated beetroot juice supplement may improve running performance in individuals with a range of aerobic fitness levels conducting moderate and high intensity exercise in a low oxygen environment.


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    Artichoke Trick Sweet Taste

    Artichokes contain a natural substance called cynarin, which has the odd ability to be able to bind the sweet receptors on our tongues without actually activating them. Natur Boutique’s Organic Artichoke Tea can help meet your sweet taste needs without adding any extra calories or tooth rotting sugar, but still hitting the sweet spot.


    Further information: Natur Boutique’s Organic Artichoke Tea is now available nationwide in Holland and Barrett stores and from


    Future of Cancer Care

    Over 300,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer each year, with breast, prostate, lung and bowel cancers, together accounting for over half (53%) of all new cancer cases. That is bad news; however the good news is that over 50% of people diagnosed with cancer survive their disease for over 10 years or more. Robin Daly is founder of Yes to Life, a charity that support cancer patients and general editor of The Cancer Revolution: Integrative Medicine – The Future of Cancer Care. The book looks at integrative approaches to cancer care, i.e. combining orthodox and complementary approaches.


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    World Conference on Movement

    The World Conference on Movement, July 2017 at Oxford University is sponsored in part by the Harvard University School of Medicine’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, the MIND Institute at MIT, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Wingate Institute for Sports and Exercise Science, the National Institute for  Brain  and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nazareth, Israel, the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Havana, the University of the Medical Sciences Facultad ‘Manuel Fajardo’ Havana, the School of Public Health of the University of Havana and Bielefeld University in Germany. The purpose of the conference is to share knowledge of all those whose interests lie in the nature of human movement.


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    B Vitamins Explained

    B12, brewer’s yeast, folic acid or B25 - there are many types of B vitamins and even more combination supplements on the market. Vitamin B1, known as thiamine, is needed to convert carbohydrates into simple sugars; Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is responsible for cell respiration and transfers B5 and B9 into neurotransmitters - needed for thinking and memory. Vitamin B6 is a vitamin many pre-menopausal women take for cramps and bloating. Folic acid is a well-known supplement for conception and pregnancy. Vitamin B12, Veginicity’s version of B12 is a lozenge with a natural blackcurrant flavour and an easy way to ensure that you are getting your key B vitamins.


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    Vegan Fitness for Mortals

    Vegan Fitness for Mortals by Ellen Jaffe Jones, acclaimed athlete, trainer and nutrition consultant, describes how to develop basic routines for walking, running, biking, swimming, weight lifting and yoga. She also explains how and why to incorporate warm-up and cool-down exercises into a workout, gives advice on which gadgets and gear will help improve performance and shares important tips on how to stay injury-free.


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    Power of Print in Online World

    The enduring power of print in an online workload has been revealed in a study commissioned by Whitewall investigating happiness and wellbeing as a result of our approach to personal photography. While social media has become a go-to for sharing photos with the family and friends, results show that the endless stream of ‘idyllic’ images is actually causing a nightmare for those on the other side of the screen. Whitewall produce printed images, which unlike the online world produce a more emotional response with a landslide 93% of people having a strongly positive reaction.


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    Not Another Bunch of Flowers

    Not Another Bunch of Flowers is an online shop set up by Anikka Burton to help friends and family of poorly people make thoughtful gift choices for their loved ones. Anikka was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 aged 33, and many of the gifts she was given whilst in hospital were lovely, but inappropriate. The gifts she has chosen on Not Another Bunch of Flowers are ideal for someone going through the kind of treatment she had to endure (and some are specifically for those going through chemo).

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    Patient Effects on Hip Replacement

    A new national report has found that younger patients who have joint replacements, who are more likely to be more active, may put more strain on their implants and increase the risk of revision, a new report has found. The thirteenth Annual Report from the National Joint Registry (NJR) highlights that patient factors have a significant bearing on how long the implant will last.


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    Synthetic Heart Valves Improve Skills

    A University of British Columbia (UBC) invention has made it possible for doctors to vastly improve their bypass surgery techniques without relying on animals. The invention, synthetic heart valves, arteries and veins made of polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel which resembles human tissue, was developed by researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The polyvinyls ‘tissue’ makes it possible for surgeons and medical residents to practice bypass surgery techniques using the synthetic material as opposed to the current method of using arteries and veins from dead pigs or human cadavers.


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