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Short Features and Brief Takes Issue 246

by Cherry Coad Aldridge(more info)

listed in product news, originally published in issue 246 - May 2018

Transformation through Essences: Flowers of the Orient - Decode/recode Set

By the very nature of what flower essences are and what they symbolize, not only are they a delightful gift to mankind, they are designed primarily to enable us to access our ability to effect change and transformation in our lives at the most fundamental level. When we come into this life we choose a stream of ancestral consciousness that contains within its DNA, the very imprints we need to experience this world of contrast, negative and positive, karmic patterns and challenges, that specifically suit our needs to discover what it is, means to be human, why we are here and what is our purpose on the planet.

Red Torch Button Ginger, Parakeet Paradise Flower and White Orchid Queen of the Night

Red Torch Button Ginger, Parakeet Paradise Flower and White Orchid Queen of the Night

There are flower essences of a certain order of frequency that particularly lend themselves to assist in this process. This set of stock essences originates from my journey to the remote and pristine areas of the Orient: Thailand, Bali and Phuket, and is designed to be taken either subsequently or blended together to effect the change you envisage and want to see in life.

  • Bougainvillea: Creates a direct re-connection with your spiritual self-Encouragement for when you are flat line-ing in life, feeling disconnected and out of sync.
  • When at times you can slip back into struggling with self-limiting mind concept that we are a body with a spirit rather than a spirit with a body!
  • Sacred Banyan Tree: A decoder which helps to re build, re-invent your selves. A decoder in order to re-code at the fundamental DNA level [ancient conditioned patterns] past life carry-overs. Encouraging  the ability to re think outside the box A fast acting, helping the cells to get the message Passed on negative patterns are not set in stone, you can be the change you want to be re build, re-invent almost on a daily basis
  • Hibiscus: Calms the nerves, stabilizes the inner core. With major shifts & change its crucial to keep the matrix of the nervous system stable, a flexible stability is needed. Calms the nerves, stabilizes the inner core, encourages the mind to take a rest Relaxing and cooling the nerves, recharging & refreshing, it maintains the integrity of the nervous system especially in times of stress and high demand.
  • Red Torch Button Ginger: Regeneration & repatriation with spirit, taking back control & helps with reintegration with one’s unique role in this life. Ignites the internal flame of the warrior’s dynamism, strength and tenacity for life.
  • Parakeet Paradise Flower: Creates space for renewal and fresh hope Freedom, the apprentice at learning to fly. Giving oneself permission to fly free, flying free whilst hanging onto the thread of life, especially in relation to our unique direction and purpose in life.
  • White & Pink Lotus: creates the totality of what it means to be a human spirit! Both white & pink Lotus resonate with the DNA & Blueprint of the human self The white connects with yang active human expression and the Pink connects with the yin receptive aspect of human expression Together they create the totality of what it means to become a human spirit!
  • White Orchid Queen Of The Night: re-connection with the true self. Re-connection with the silver cords/gold threads of life and a powerful re-connection with the multi-dimensional self. Enables being able to move more smoothly between the dimensions & realms and reclaim our rite as a multi-dimensional multi Being of light
  • White Spider Lily: multi-levelled protection during transition, umbrella-like form protection from deep within. Strengthens the inner core & auric field, so defensive energy is utilised elsewhere. The subtle system adjusts to a natural, more refined form of discernment enabling accurate filtering and protective abilities. Softens & dissolves over protectiveness as result of trauma and shock. Readjusts &, magnetises the aura drawing in positive life-sustaining Qi while providing multi-levelled protection.

By being able to release ancestral and karmic patterning that is lodged within the DNA  & which gets passed on down generation to generation,  not only do we have the opportunity to change-it-up & arrest negative family karma, giving the next generation a cleaner slate  but our life’s path can become clearer, stronger more grounded and sustainable and we too can navigate our lives with more ease!

Further Information

Please contact Clare Harvey on Tel:  019632 50750.   flowersenseinfo@gmail.com      www.flowersense.co.uk

 

Heavy Metal Detox with ACZ Nano

Heavy metals are some of the most potent toxins on the planet; our need to be detoxed from these harmful metals is more important than ever. The ACZ Nano formula was born out of the need for highly effective detoxification agent to meet a demanding list of criteria. These are:

  • Oral administration; Rapid absorption into the bloodstream;
  • Selectively binds all toxic heavy metals & free radicals, including  Mercury & Lead;
  • Irreversibly binds toxic heavy metals and free radicals of all types;
  • Does not bind nutrient metals such as Calcium, Magnesium, etc.;
  • Immediate, profound benefit; Safe for long-term use; Backed by independent research.

Kill Time Studies + Provocation Testing

ACZ Nano is a natural volcanic ash that mechanically binds the metals into its cage-like structure. It has been cleaned with a proprietary process 4 times to remove any contamination and independent testing shows it to have below detectable levels any contamination. It has also been pretreated with calcium, magnesium and potassium and will give these important nutrients to the body as part of the detox process. ACZ Nano is the only Zeolite on the market with over 20 independent post provocation studies to prove how effective the ACZ Nano is in increase urinary excretion of heavy metals. In one of the studies, the patient saw an immediate 1000-fold increase in excretion in Mercury over 12hrs of taking the spray. There is a problem with agents like DMPS, EDTA, Chlorella and Cilantro in that some of the toxins that are mobilized will then migrate to other parts of the body, which is especially bad news if they migrate and re-deposit to the brain. So one of the big advantages of ACZ Nano over these other chelating agents is that because the toxins are tightly bound to the zeolite cage none of the metals can be deposited in to other parts of the body. ACZ Nano is easy to take, with no taste, just spray a few times into your mouth and hold for 1 minute, it will be quickly absorbed through the oral tissues and get to work reducing the body of its toxic burden.

Results RNA ACS 200 Advanced Cellular Silver

The ACS200 is another outstanding product backed by decades of research and over 19 patents. In independent tests, the ACS200 has been proven to be several thousand times more effective at killing pathogens than any other colloidal silver on the market.

Results RNA ACG Glutathione

In tests the ACG Glutathione produced a 12% increase in intracellular Glutathione levels in 7hrs, proving the ACG is an effective way of supplementing this important anti-oxidant.

Further Information

The Results RNA range is available from www.resultsrna.co.uk for further information email info@resultsrna.co.uk

 

UK Centre of Excellence and Research in Yoga and Indian Traditional Medicine

His Royal Highness Prince Charles accompanied by Prime Minister of India Narindra Modi to the Science Museum in London jointly unveiled a plaque for the UK’s first Centre of Excellence and Research in Yoga and Indian Traditional Medicine on 18th April 2018. The Prince and Prime Minister are long-term supporters of the use of Indian Traditional Sciences alongside conventional methods of medical treatment and were given a white Mala (rosary) - symbol of Indian Traditional Sciences - to wear at the inauguration by Amarjeet S. Bhamra, Secretariat at the All Party Parliamentry Group on Indian Traditional Sciences. 

Prince Charles, PM Narindra Modi, Amarjeet S Bhamra
HRH Prince Charles, PM Narindra Modi, Amarjeet S Bhamra

Dr Michael Dixon, Chairman of the College of Medicine will lead the centre of excellence, to open later this year in London, partly funded by the Indian government, which will undertake evidence-based research into the effects of Yoga, and Ayurveda. Yoga along with Ayurveda are India's traditional systems of healthcare and world’s earliest systems of medicine, health and wellbeing.  They encompass every aspect of human health and wellbeing including physical and spiritual aspects of health and disease and the environment. Ayurveda and Yoga offer insights for a holistic approach to health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention touching on mental and physical health.  

The Centre of Excellence and Research in Yoga and Indian Traditional Medicine will contribute to growing a body of the highest quality of international research on Indian Traditional Health Systems and how they can contribute to strengthening further the citizens health and health systems in the EU and nations around the globe. 

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Indian Traditional Sciences has been at the forefront of raising the profile of Yoga and Ayurveda in the UK since 2004 and welcomes the Centre of Excellence and Research in Yoga and Indian Traditional Medicine.

Further Information

For further information about Ayurveda, Yoga and other Indian Traditional Sciences please contact Amarjeet S Bhamra, Secretariat APPG Indian Traditional Sciences via indiansciences@gmail.com  (AYUSH) UK Centres of Excellence

 

Bloomsbury Alexander Centre - Centre of Excellence for Alexander Technique

Let the Alexander Technique guide you into coping efficiently with the demands of modern life.

Bloomsbury Alexander Centre - Centre of Excellence for Alexander Technique

  • Sitting long hours at a desk behind a computer;
  • Spending prolonged periods of time on mobile devises for work and social media;
  • Punishing exercise regimes;
  • Physically demanding jobs that require heavy lifting, awkward postures, physical excerption and dexterity;
  • Dealing with the physical demands of pregnancy and early parenthood.

These are but a few of the reasons why we are increasingly facing more acute and varied physical ailments such as back and neck ache, headache, RSI, voice loss, difficulties with breathing, anxiety and many more.

The Alexander Technique more than treating the symptoms and temporarily alleviating them is a wonderful method to learn and develop the skills for long-lasting wellbeing.

With verbal instruction supported by the gentle and highly skilled physical guidance of the Alexander teacher’s hands, the experience of an Alexander Technique lesson is not just an inspiring learning process but a pleasant and comforting one that seems to have profound effects on the central nervous system.

The Bloomsbury Alexander Centre, established in 1986, is a centre of excellence offering private lessons, courses and workshops to cater for the individual interests and needs of every person. Fully qualified and highly experienced teachers are available every day of the week to welcome anyone who wants to find out more.

“It is no exaggeration when I say that the Alexander Technique has changed my life. I sought out the Alexander Technique to alleviate the pains caused by bruxism, only to be gently introduced to a whole new way of relating to my body as an entity.

“Re-learning movement made me appreciate my body and enjoy improving the related function of the muscular system: the maintenance of posture and body position. If this sounds dry and dreary, let me assure you that the practice and teaching is anything but, it is an enjoyable journey of discovery”

Andrea Meyer Ludowisy, Research Librarian

Further Information

Please visit our brand new website for more information, to book or to arrange an informal visit to talk to one of our teachers on Tel: 020 7404 5348; info@bloomsburyalexandertechnique.com  www.bloomsburyalexandertechnique.com

 

Homeopathy and Reiki Training - Sayer Complementary Health

At Sayer Complementary Health we are pleased to be able to offer you a range of courses in Homeopathy or Reiki.

Homeopathy + June Sayer + Reiki

Our Introducing Homeopathy is a one-day course that is designed to give you an insight into the background of homeopathy including how the remedies are made and their source materials.  Throughout the day you will be given information on how best to select a homeopathic remedy for yourself or your family that can be given in an acute situation such as bumps and bruises, tummy upsets, headaches and coughs and colds.  Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic and non-addictive, safe for all ages and can be very useful in helping the person recover speedily from minor ailments.

The Homeopathic Practitioner Diploma course is an in-depth apprenticeship style course spread over three years and is a mixture of attendance and distance learning.  You will learn about the philosophy of homeopathy and how it has evolved over the years since it was introduced by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann.  The course includes the basics of anatomy and physiology and pathology and disease, taking the case and differentiating between an acute and more chronic condition.  You will be required to undertake a period of home study and complete assignments throughout the course. Small classes ensure individual attention and you will be working closely with June Sayer, a homeopathic practitioner with over 24 years’ practical experience.  On successful completion of all the necessary criteria you will be entitled to register as a homeopathic practitioner with a registering organization and build your career as a homeopath.

We offer three levels of Reiki held at regular intervals throughout the year.  Level one is known as Shoden.  This one-day course opens you up to the healing power of Reiki and you will be able to carry out Reiki healing on yourself and your family.   Reiki level 2, known as Okuden is suitable for people who have already been empowered or attuned to the Reiki healing energy and once completed allows you to offer Reiki sessions to the general public but you will need to have the relevant complementary health insurance cover in place to do so.  Pre-course material is provided for both Shoden and Okuden so that you may study the materials prior to attending the practical course.  A Certificate of Attendance is provided on completion. 

Should you wish to take your Reiki one stage further then the Reiki Master/Teacher Course also comes complete with a comprehensive manual as well as audio and visual materials and it is this course you would need to undertake in order for you to be able to prepare others on their journey with Reiki.  

Consultations in homeopathy, nutrition of CEASE therapy are available in person or via Skype or Facetime.  Reiki sessions are also available.

Further Information

For further details on any of the above, please telephone 01268 928 223 or email me at june@betterhealthnow.co.uk; please mention Positive Health PH Online when making contact.

 

Journal of the Alchemical Society

by RA Gilbert (Editor), Mark Morrisson (Foreword)

Published by Imagier Publishing. 2017. Hardback. £45.00. ISBN 1910216267.

The Alchemical Society included luminaries such as Arthur Edward Waite, Herbert Stanley Redgrove and Isabelle de Steiger. This formidable group provided a forum for a wide spectrum of people scientists, historians, occultists and mystics, who shared a common interest in various facets of alchemy.

Journal of the Alchemical Hardback

This is still one of the best introductions to a complex subject, and is eminently understandable by the casual reader. It may have been written one hundred years ago and more, but it is one of the best-informed books on the subject I have ever read! Having read numerous books on the subject I can only say that the Journal is an enlightening read from cover to cover, and the support material included is thoughtfully presented. I cannot thank the publisher enough for re-publishing this amazing book.

In addition to the fascinating and informative papers delivered at the society’s meetings with all the subsequent discussions, this complete edition contains all of the material printed within the Journal, including book and periodical reviews, reports of each meeting, the Constitution and Rules of the society, lists of officers, and the original index. The Alchemical Society which was active from 1913 to 1915 prematurely came to an end because of the First World War.

The papers are supplemented by new supporting material, in the form of an historical introduction, brief biographies of all of the contributors, a bibliography of their relevant publications, a brief annotated list of recommended further reading, and a general index. A number of illustrations have also been added to the occasional diagrams of the original text, including portraits, facsimiles and views of the society’s two meeting places. This publication is further enhanced with a Foreword by Professor Mark Morrisson, the author of Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory (2007), in the preparation of which he made real use of The Journal of the Alchemical Society.

The Journal of the Alchemical Society is available in paperback, price £27.50p Alternatively, a run of one hundred copies of The Journal of the Alchemical Society has been issued in hardback format. hardback price, £45.00 (hardback copies will be numbered and inscribed). To order an inscribed copy of the Journal please contact Allan Armstrong via  allan@imagier.co.uk. To acquire a paperback copy, you can visit Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Journal-Alchemical-Society-1913-1915-Gilbert/dp/1910216240/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524065770&sr=8-1&keywords=The+journal+of+the+Alchemical+Society or you can pay electronically: either by PAYPAL (allan@imagier.co.uk ; or via online banking;(Sort code 089299, Account No. 69658561); or by cheque, made payable to 'Allan Armstrong'.

Further information

https://imagier.co.uk/product/journal-of-the-alchemical-society-hb/

 

The Dove Clinic - Always Looking at Innovation

Since it was launched nearly eighteen years ago by Dr Julian Kenyon, the Dove Clinic has continuously looked at improving the services it offers to its patients. Many patients who present at the Dove Clinic, come with difficult to treat (and often long-term chronic) conditions.  New treatments are always thoroughly investigated, and risk assessed before they become part of the Clinic’s treatment protocols and are then evaluated once they have been in operation. Wherever possible, observational studies on new treatment methods are written up with a view to publishing and/or sharing with other medical professionals.

The Dove Clinic - Always Looking at Innovation

When the Clinic first looked at Faecal Microbiome Transplant (FMT) just over two years ago, gut health was nowhere near as prominent as it is in the media and the scientific journals today. In 2016, the Dove Clinic converted a treatment room into one specifically designed to offer this treatment.  From November 2016 we started offering this treatment and now eighteen months on, the treatment is used on a number of patients as part of their treatment protocols.

Many patients have reported almost immediate benefits from the treatment; as patient numbers continue to grow, Dr Kenyon will look to publish his findings regarding the effectiveness of this treatment. As well as anecdotal feedback, the Clinic uses a 16s microbiome test to measure the diversity of the patient’s microbiome. In recent times this test has become less costly, so it can be used more frequently as part of the diagnostic and evaluation tools available to the doctor. Dr Kenyon has also undertaken some research to evaluate the clinical relevance of 16s microbiome testing.  He is planning to publish this research shortly. 

As with all existing treatments, the Dove Clinic is always looking at ways to improve upon the current treatment offerings. That can come from a clinical team review of the protocol and clinical outcomes, or from looking to identify more cost-effective sources for medications used within the treatment protocols.  As a significant number of these treatments require medicines approval (under the ‘Specials’ scheme) from the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency), it is paramount that quality is maintained wherever a change is considered. 

Further Information

The Dove Clinic is always happy to provide information to fellow medical professionals.  In the first instance, please email Dr Kenyon, via his secretary on secretaries@doveclinic.com  www.doveclinic.com

 

Botanica2018 -  Unique Educational Event for Aromatherapy

Celebrating clinical aromatherapy and herbal therapeutics
University of Sussex, Brighton, England: 31st August to 3rd September
www.botanica2018.com 

Botanica 2018 Med Logo

If you are looking to deepen and extend your knowledge and skills in aromatherapy, learn new techniques, network with peers and source quality aromatic and herbal products for your business, the main event of the year is without doubt botanica2018.

We invite you to join fellow practitioners, researchers, experts, growers, distillers and suppliers from around the world for 3 days of conference and international trade show as well as workshops with experts.

Come to connect with your peers, make great business connections and immerse yourself in a weekend dedicated to aromatherapy and herbal therapeutics.

Learn from 30 international speakers on a range of topics relating to health and wellbeing using essential oils and plant extracts and take part in an exciting array of half-day workshops.

Certificates of attendance are provided for continuing education points.

Now in its fourth edition, the Botanica conference series has a world reputation of providing excellence in aromatherapy education. Another Botanica hallmark is the rich exchanges that take place between practitioners and suppliers from around the world.

With its theme of “Education, Innovation and Inspiration”, this year’s event will welcome approximately 500 participants from over 40 countries. Botanica2018 also welcomes trade show exhibitors and sponsors.

Botanica2018 is organized and hosted by Rhiannon Lewis, editor of the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy.

Further Information

The University of Sussex (Falmer campus) is easily accessible by car, train or plane (London Gatwick is 30 minutes away), has state-of-the-art conference facilities as well as excellent campus accommodation. For registration and more information visit www.botanica2018.com

 

Munro Hall Clinic - Safe Mercury Detoxification

The obvious source of mercury toxicity in the body is dental amalgam fillings, but also medical vaccinations, our environmental exposure, eating sea food and certain fish, all contribute as mercury contaminants. With so many sources of heavy metal and mercury exposures, one would not be blamed for being overcautious in questioning our surroundings.

Amalgam Mercury+Munro Hall Logo+Dr Bita Fox

As many of us are aware, our gut acts as a relatively good protective barrier against these things provided it is healthy, but the lungs are a particularly poor organ in this respect and are unable to filter out mercury that is inhaled. For this reason, dental patients considering amalgam removal must ensure this is untaken by an experienced dentist who specializes in safe mercury removal using breathing equipment and detoxification protocols, to avoid a situation that could potentially do more harm than simply leaving the amalgam filling in situ. One must, therefore, commit to thoroughly researching and finding a dentist who strictly adheres to these principles.

Following the safe removal of any amalgam filling, you then need to consider what to do next? The half-life of mercury bound in fatty tissue can be a decade or longer, but there are treatments that can be used to speed up this process and assist with the extraction of these toxins.

The effects of high dose Intravenous Vitamin C as well as Glutathione (the ‘mother’ of all anti-oxidants) is well known to a degree, and how they bind to mercury to facilitate the safe delivery out of the body. Another technique that has recently seen an increased degree of interest given its non-invasive nature, is the positive effect of exposure to (near) infrared light. This particular wavelength of light aids the body with sweating out heavy metals such as mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic, Aluminium (among others). It also enhances the function of white blood cells to promote immunity, helps improve lymph circulation, and can be more broadly used to promote the healing of wounds and pain relief.

Near infrared light with a penetration capacity of about 7 inches, and full-spectrum light emission that operates at around 850 nm, where it will stimulate mitochondrial regenerative capacity is the best variation. It is also known for its anti-ageing benefits and is great for skin rejuvenation. It is a fantastic, non-invasive, EMF free, and highly effective detoxifying method that should be considered following dental amalgam fillings removal, and for other more general post-operative procedures.

Further Information

Munro-Hall Clinic, Rushey Ford Business Park, West End Road, Kempston, Bedford, MK43 8RU. Please contact the dental clinic on Tel: 01234 840099; info@munro-hallclinic.co.uk   www.munro-hallclinic.co.uk

 

12 June - Geovital Geobiology 4 Day Training Course

Understanding how EMF's & Geopathic Stress found in all our homes effects our biological system. Associated Health Burdens, Radiation Testing Techniques and Geovital Shielding Protection Solutions and Methodology.

Geobiology Workshop with Geovital

Topics Include:

  • EMF H/F High Frequency Radiation from Cell Phones, Phone Masts, WiFi, Baby Monitors Etc.;
  • EMF L/F Low Frequency Radiation from Electrical Wiring and Plugged or Attached Appliances;
  • Geopathic Stress (natural radiation) from Water Veins, Curry Lines and Hartmann Grid, Ground Mixing and Fault Lines;
  • Health Hazards:- EHS (Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity), Headaches, Sleep Deprivation, Fatigue, Dementia, Cancer Etc.;
  • EMF and Geopathic Stress Shielding Solutions explained to protect your Health, Home and Loved Ones.

The course would aid Drs, Homeopaths, Naturopaths, Practitioners, with practical solutions for treating reoccurring symptoms caused by the burden of EMF radiation found in all our homes. Referral package available.

No experience required to train and become a professional Geovital Geobiologist. Helping the sick to recover and EHS sufferers to attain a better quality of life. Assessing properties and Shielding radiation in our homes is a great career change opportunity.

No previous knowledge or experience required.

The 4-day course costs £595 and includes Training, All necessary Materials & Tools, Field Trips, Food, Tea/Coffee and Soft drinks.

Next Step:- Email your interest to uk@geovital.com  please include: Name, Address, Phone Number and the course date you wish to attend. Upon receiving your enquiry Geovital Academy UK will forward all information about this Geobiologists Course.

Further Information

Please contact Geovital on Tel: 0800 130 3309; uk@geovital.com ; https://en.geovital.com   https://www.facebook.com/geovitalacademyuk/

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A Beginner’s Guide to Lifting Depression; A Beginner’s Guide to ME/CFS

If you are depressed, that critical inner voice that provides a subliminal backing track to all of our lives is making you miserable by telling you lies. You can contradict it with ‘positive affirmations’ ‘til you’re red in the face...you still don’t believe them. This inner critic is repeating stuff you heard in your childhood - from parents who didn’t think well of themselves, were trying to protect you, or were overwhelmed by their own issues and catastrophes.  It’s trying to help, but making your life a misery isn’t a very good way to do it. It’s like the parent who keeps shouting “you’ll get run over” instead of teaching you how to cross roads safely. 

Covers Lifting Depression and ME-CFS

A Beginner’s Guide to Lifting Depression teaches you how you can change the voice itself, how you can begin to notice what is true about yourself - that you are a good person, striving to do your best. It offers strategies for dealing with those in your life who are both demanding and critical: who do not reciprocate your kindness and goodwill.  You are not mad, you are responding to very challenging life events.  This book is not an invitation to continue painfully dwelling on those events.  It offers very practical help in changing your everyday suffering into control, self-worth, and even happiness.

A Beginner’s Guide to ME/CFS demonstrates that you are the very opposite of depressed, regardless of what your doctor may be saying.  You are a highly motivated, active person who has found yourself, either progressively or rather suddenly, after a mild viral illness (or surgery, an accident, or a traumatic life event), completely incapacitated, with a whole range of symptoms.  Your lifestyle has always been very physically demanding, and you rarely go to the doctor, preferring to soldier on through illnesses and injury. Now when you try to soldier on, you just get sicker.  You have always believed that keeping going will help you get better, and as your efforts make you even weaker and less able to function, your whole sense of reality can feel turned upside down. Even though your doctor may identify your disease as ‘ME/CFS’ he or she may tell you they ‘don’t believe in ME’.  And you can’t, either!  You may be desperate to believe his view, backed up by the NICE Guidelines, that this is a psychological problem...you just need to change your belief that it is anything serious, and gradually increase your activity.

In fact, ME/CFS is a serious, disabling chronic disease which, according to the US IOM report, is defined by the fact that “exertion of any type, physical, cognitive or emotional, may adversely affect many organ systems.” It is not a psychiatric condition. Too late, your own experience, backed up by that of other sufferers may teach you that any sustained attempt to increase exercise will result in deterioration into severe or very severe ME - complete incapacity, intractable pain, seizures, fluctuating paralyses, extreme sensory sensitivity. I hope that you will discover my book long before matters reach this stage. 

The original infectious diseases consultants urged complete rest from the inception for the best prognosis.  This makes sense:  signs are that this disease is a complex immune response to some ongoing pathogen.  Our immune system needs enormous amounts of energy to fight disease, this is why we feel sick and go to bed.  Medical science as yet has no definitive treatment for ME/CFS.

A protracted period of as complete rest as possible gives our immune system the best chance. A Beginner’s Guide to ME/CFS explains and supports you and those who care for you in making the changes that can stop the downward path, redirecting you towards getting better.

Further Information

Further information about The Beginner's Guide to ME/CFSI and A Beginner’s Guide to Lifting Depression here. Available from the author and Amazon.

 

Oregano Flower Essence

Oregano essential oil has a long and impressive list of therapeutic uses, which includes antioxidant, anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory, but what about Oregano flower essence, what can it be used for? Flower essences have much less influence upon the physical body than essential oils, rather their major impact is upon the subtle anatomy, which is often referred to as the aura or light body. 

Oregano Flower Essence

Within the subtle anatomy, there are tens of thousands of magnetic polarities that are subjected to a constant rapid flux.  Within certain areas of the subtle anatomy, the energy flow between the polarities can become sluggish and possibly static at one or other of the poles.  The aura loses its vibrancy, has a duller hue.  On the mental and emotional levels, this gives rise to such traits as reluctance to change, possessiveness, fixed opinions and the desire to own and dominate, while physically the body develops stiffness and rigidity.   By taking four drops of Oregano flower essence, four times daily, this flower remedy will work directly upon these affected areas, allowing the polarities to ebb and flow once more in a constant state of change.

We come into the world with such a tenacious grip on life only to be forced to relinquish it at the end - we are born to die.   We gain so much from stamping our imprint on life, controlling destiny, standing in our power, acquiring what we want.  And yet in doing so, we know it must all crumble to dust in our hands at some point.  From a higher perspective, we gain more strength through the adversity of loss, not less.  All who seek healing come with their bundles of fears, anxieties and weaknesses.  The relaxation any form of treatment offers allows them to put their burdens down, for a short time at least. The deeper their relaxation, the greater the depth the healing can reach into their being.  However, there are those amongst us who are resistant to deep relaxation, fearful of moving their will to one side: their tenacity has turned to intransigence as they hold on, stay in control.  They are frequently suspicious of another’s competence so may well lack trust even in their therapist.

Suggested Uses for Oregano Flower Essence

  • for those who are experiencing difficulties in unburdening themselves, crying or releasing pent-up emotions;
  • on those carrying a lot of  psychological ‘baggage’ around with them
  • when we are unable to fully let go and relax into the moment
  • for those who desire to direct the therapist, keep their hands on the reins of power
  • at least once in a series of treatments for it will increase the depth to which the subconscious mind lets go to the healing process.

Further Information

Please contact Aquarius Flower Remedies on Tel: 01626 854289;     info@aquariusflowerremedies.com      www.aquariusflowerremedies.com

www.aquariusflowerremedies.com/natural-flower-remedies-product-list/product/oregano-flower-essence-oreganum-vulgare.html

 

The Iliopsoas: The Irresistable Center of Existence!

There are structural theories and therapies relating to our anatomy. And there are energy theories and therapies. So far the two have been evolving in parallel, without much conscious interconnection. Yet since people are both structure and energy, it is common sense to say you are addressing health incompletely if you only work with structure or energy! It is imperative for our clients’ health and growth that we learn how to work simultaneously with structure and energy. This is the essence of the work I teach.  People need to know - in their very bones - that the full range of their experience is honoured.

The Iliopsoas: The Irresistible Center of Existence!

So how does this relate to the iliopsoas, its neighbours, and how to approach them? First, let’s look at some fascinating facts that establish the structural centrality of this muscle and the area it lives in. Did you know that the psoas has two layers: superficial and deep? Between these two layers is embedded the lumbar plexus of the nervous system! It has been reported Ida Rolf believed the most important reason to work the psoas is to enliven the lumbar plexus.

Did you know the iliopsoas is (with piriformis) the only muscle running from the upper body to the lower body? The psoas is the muscle which initiates every step you take. The psoas originates as high as T12 and interweaves at its origin with the diaphragm! So working the psoas activates the experience that each step originates from a place as high as your diaphragm!

Forward flexion of the trunk is the single most devastating postural distortion. The rectus abdominis and, deep to it, the iliopsoas are the primary muscles that, when they are lengthened, provide the most direct way to restore length to the front torso. Most therapists are reluctant to address the abdomen in any detail, yet it is the most structurally significant area of the entire body!!!

The iliopsoas attaches not only to the vertebral bodies but also to the intervertebral discs. So, by addressing the psoas, you may help prevent disc compression and make a healthier context for healing disc injuries.

Now let’s explore the energetic world of the iliopsoas. By its span and unique relation to the thigh, the pelvis, the back and abdomen, the psoas contributes to the coordinated actions of the first, second, and third chakras. This means that the psoas and its environs may be vital to grounding, healthy sexuality, life excitement, and self-support. The center of our energetic world lies nearly at the intersection of the psoas and iliacus. Asian medicine understands this place as the origination place for our energy - the “hara” or “tan-tien.”

The realm of the psoas is therefore not only the origination for every step you take, but also the origination point for the forward movement of your life. It is literally and figuratively the center of your structural and energetic world!

Further Information

David Lauterstein is the Co-Founder of The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, Texas.  He teaches in the US as well as, this summer, in Ireland and England.  David may be contacted via email DavidL@TLCschool.com See this link for more information on his school and upcoming courses: http://www.tlcschool.com/about/faculty/more-about-david-lauterstein/classes-appearances-books/

 

International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists 2018 Conference, Trade Show and Sunday Herb Walk

The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists is pleased to announce its 2018 International Conference, Trade Show and Sunday Herb Walk at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The Conference will feature leading international aromatherapy speakers and offer IFPA Members and aromatherapists an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of aromatherapy and aromatic plants.

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh offers a magnificent and memorable venue, world-renowned for its horticultural gardens offering a tranquil and peaceful backdrop, all within easy reach Edinburgh’s city centre.


Saturday Conference - Guest Speakers

  • Rhiannon Lewis Clinical aromatherapist, author, editor and educator; Director of Essential Oil Resource Consultants; Editor of the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy (France). Putting Aroma Back into Aromatherapy: A Return to the Essential;
  • Lora Cantele Registered clinical aromatherapist, co-author of The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness, and Editor and Publisher of the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy (USA). The Use of Aromatherapy to Enhance the Quality of Life in Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Life-Limiting Illnesses;
  • Dr Kelly Ablard PhD Aromatherapy practitioner, independent researcher, instructor and consultant; founder of the Airmid Institute (Canada). Conservation and Sustainability of Threatened Essential and Carrier Oil-Bearing Plants: Making the World of Aromatherapy More Green;
  • Julie Bruton-Seal Medical herbalist, iridologist, natural healer and author; Fellow of the Association of Master Herbalists (AMH) (England). Return to the Source and Expand your Practice;
  • Angela Secretan Clinical Aromatherapist; Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator at the Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh (Scotland). Use of Essential Oils in an Oncology Setting.

Sunday Herb Walk - with Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal

Edinburgh Botanic Gardens provides a wealth of plants to enjoy - however, Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal will be focusing on plants that have medicinal uses. Julie and Matthew will be looking at the weeds as well as carefully nurtured specimens from around the world and discussing their uses in aromatherapy and herbal medicine. Julie Bruton-Seal is a practicing naturopathic herbalist, iridologist and cranio-sacral therapist. A Fellow of the Association of Master Herbalists (AMH) and an organiser for the Herbal History Research Network, she is also a writer, photographer, artist, jeweller, and graphic designer. Matthew Seal is an enthusiastic amateur herbalist whose career has been as an editor and writer in books, magazines, and newspapers, in both the UK and South Africa. He is an honorary fellow and founder of the Professional Editors’ Group in South Africa and has served as the publications director of the Society for Editors and Proof readers in the UK. Julie and Matthew have co-authored five books on herbal medicine, including the best-selling Hedgerow Medicine, and teach courses and workshops at their home in Norfolk.

Further Information

For further details please visit our website

https://ifparoma.org/IFPAroma2018/

 

The Pocket Atlas of  Human Anatomy

by The Late Chris Jarmey MCSP DS MRSS

Published by Lotus Publishing. 2018. Paperback. £12.99. ISBN: 978 1 905367 85 6.

The Pocket Atlas of Human Anatomy has been produced as an aide-mémoire for the student and early practitioner of anatomy, physical therapy, chiropractic, medicine, physiotherapy, or any other health-related field.

Cover Pocket Atlas of Human Anatomy

Containing full-colour illustrations, the book is a compact reference guide, detailing anatomical terms, tissues, bones, axial and appendicular skeletons, joints, and the musculoskeletal system.

A final chapter by Thomas Myers outlines The Anatomy Trains myofascial meridians which presents a map of how tracks of fascial fabric wind longitudinally through series of muscles. This new approach to structural patterning has far-reaching implications for effective movement training and manual therapy treatment.

Two appendices illustrate the major neural pathways (Appendix 1) and the major skeletal muscles (Appendix 2), including the origin, insertion, and innervation for each muscle, plus detailed charts of the main muscles involved in movement.

About the Author 

The late Chris Jarmey MCSP DS MRSS, qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1979. He was the author of several best-selling books, including The Concise Book of Muscles also published by Lotus Publishing and North Atlantic Books. Jarmey taught body mechanics, bodywork therapy, and anatomy extensively throughout Europe.

Further Information

Available from Lotus Publishing and Amazon

 

Hericor-MRL to Reduce Neuroinflammation

Mycology Research Laboratories Ltd (MRL) announces the launch of a new powder product called Hericor-MRL.

DWIP Hericor-MRL 250

Hericor-MRL is a biomass powder containing Hericium erinaceus (50%) and Coriolus versicolor (50%) jointly providing three important enzyme groups that reduce neuroinflammation by increasing anti-oxidant activity and acting as a probiotic.

The three enzyme groups are:

Enzymes that prevent oxidative stress:

  • Laccase
  • Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)

Enzymes that prevent cellular growth:

  • Protease
  • Glucoamlase

Enzymes that promote detoxification:

  • Peroxidase
  • Cytochrome P-450
  • Cytochrome P-450 reductase

The product presentation is a 250 g tub with a 2 g spoon; the recommended supplementation is 6 g per day for adults. Over the past four years, the University of Catania (Italy) has found that in rats supplemented with either Coriolus versicolor biomass or Hericium erinaceus biomass experience an increase in the level of Lipoxin A4 (LXA4).

LXA4 is an endogenous eicosanoid, produced by arachidonic acid metabolism endowed with anti-inflammatory properties in different inflammatory syndromes, such as periodontitis, nephritis, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease.

LXA4 blocks the productions of pro-inflammatory mediators including free radical oxygen and nitrogen reactive intermediates (ROS/RNS) and acts as an endogenous “breaking system” in the inflammatory process.

The objective of the supplementation is to reduce inflammation cascade that is linked to neurodegenerative conditions.

Further Information

Hericor-MRL is available to practitioners (at practitioner prices) by Aneid UK Ltd. Please contact customer service on Tel: +44 1582 485 209;  www.aneiduk.com

 

Master Your Diabetes - A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach for Both Type I and Type 2 Diabetes

by Dr Mona Morstein ND DHANP

Published by Chelsea Green Publishing. 2017.£22.50. Paperback. ISBN: 1603587373.

We are in the midst of a worldwide diabetes epidemic, affecting an estimated 422 million people. In Master Your Diabetes, naturopathic physician and diabetes expert Dr Mona Morstein shows how people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can gain and maintain control of their blood sugar levels, preventing and even reversing existing diabetic complications. This is the first comprehensive guide for patients, caregivers and medical practitioners to demonstrate an integrative approach based on The Eight Essentials® of treatment and prevention: a low-carb, whole foods diet; exercise; good sleep; stress management; healing the intestinal microbiome; environmental detoxification; supplementation; and medications.

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Topics covered include

  • Important physical exams and lab work;
  • Conventional diets and non-insulin medication;
  • The different types and uses of insulin;
  • Various low-carb diets and how they apply to different food groups;
  • Diabetes in paediatrics and pregnancy;
  • Diabetic challenges, including low blood sugar, high blood sugar, sickness and travelling.

Master Your Diabetes will empower readers to take control of their condition and continue living full, active, enjoyable and healthy long lives. Dr Mona Morstein ND DHANP, a naturopathic physician with a medical practice focused on integrative diabetes treatment is the founder and executive director of the Low Carb Diabetes Association and is also a member of the Arizona Diabetes Coalition.

Inside this book:

  • How to successfully treat both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes;
  • A discussion of leading-edge, low-carb diets and how to implement them;
  • Etiological factors associated with becoming overweight, diabetic, and autoimmune and how to diagnose and work to reverse their effects on the body;
  • In-depth analysis of the intestinal tract and how its health is vital for overall good health and controlling insulin resistance, glucose numbers, appetite, nutrient absorption, and reducing the risk for autoimmunity;
  • How supplements are beneficial, which ones are the best, and recommended dosages;
  • A combination of conventional treatment strategies – including lists of diabetic drugs, pumps, glucose monitoring systems, and accessories, and their costs – with a comprehensive integrative approach that addresses diet and lifestyle factors;
  • Hope and encouragement - one’s diabetes diagnosis is not a sentence of slow deterioration and early death, but a force of motivation to make healthy changes that return one to vibrant health.

Further Information

Available from Chelsea Green Publishing and Amazon

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    Aneid Neuromuscular Taping Courses in Lymphatic Drainage and Neurology

    Aneid UK Courses: Application of Neuromuscular Taping Techniques in Lymphatic Drainage 17-18 September; Applications of Neuromuscular Taping in Neurology 19-20 September  . Course Location: Maple House, Breakspear Medical, Wood Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 4FD.

     

    Further Information: Tel: 0044 1582 485 209; info@aneiduk.com   www.aneiduk.com

     

    The Nicholas Gonzalez Foundation Ketogenic Diet

    The late Dr Nicholas Gonzalez studied the Ketogenic Diet (no-carb, high-fat) in both theory and practice for the treatment of cancer. For a limited time his detailed analysis is available for free - more than 50 pages of scientific research and clinical examples on this controversial topic, including access to an exclusive video interview Dr Gonzalez recorded with Jonathan Landsman from www.naturalhealth365.com . Dr Gonzales concluded that the Ketogenic Diet was “a miracle in search of data.”

     

    Further information: www.thegonzalezprotocol.com

     

    Neem Experts

    In 2017 a new WNO - World Neem Organisation, Mumbai, India has been established by 14 core-founding Neem experts and researchers. Klaus Ferlow is one of the experts who come from Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, India, North America, Europe and The Middle East to educate, promote and market the benefits and healing power of the miraculous versatile medicinal Neem tree that offers better plant, human, animal, and environmental health and create a worldwide Neem Wave under the banner ‘Neem – The Earth's Saviour!’

     

    Further information: www.worldneemorganisation.org   www.neemresearch.ca

     

    Back Pain New Device

    A simple to use, portable device that corrects a misalignment of the spine and pelvis, is helping people to take control of their lower back pain. The Pelvipro is launched by Physiotherapist Chris Aldred based in Harrogate who has been treating people with lower back pain for more than 20 years. Trials conducted showed that the Pelvipro also provided psychological benefits from being in control of their pain.

     

    Further information: chrisaldred@pelvipro.com   www.pelvipro.com

     

    Rajan Sankaran School of Homeopathy

    An inspiring weekend at The School of Homeopathy in the Cotswolds. Learn about the new 8 Box Method with Dr Rajan Sankaran. All Homeopaths and students of Homeopathy welcome. From Spirit to Substance, Sensation to Synergy - Dr Rajan Sankaran shares his latest development, where he brings everything together into one beautiful, simple and reproducible tool to find the remedy. 12-13 May 2018.

     

    Further Information: Tel: 01453 765 956;  To Book

     

    Sophrology Dynamic Meditation

    Sophrology is a new dynamic form of meditation from France and Switzerland to enhance physical and mental performance. Sophrology is ideal for those who experience stress, anxiety and sleep issues, but is also used by CEOs and athletes including the French rugby team, the Swiss national ski team and professional tennis players. It is spearheaded by Dominique Antiglio, Sophrologist and founder of BeSophro, a Sophrology Clinic in Mayfair, London. Her book The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology is on sale now.

     

    Further information:  www.be-sophro.co.uk

     

    HPV Documentary Jury Prize 2nd Year

    British HPV vaccine documentary Sacrificial Virgins scooped the prestigious Special Jury Prize for World Social Impact at the Queen World Film Festival (QWF) in Queens, New York. The trophy was presented by founders Don and Katha Cato to the film’s director Andi Reiss, together with Ollie Richards (camera/editor). Sacrificial Virgins investigates widespread global concerns over the safety of the controversial vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, prescribed to millions of girls, and now boys in nationwide and international mass vaccination programmes.

     

    Further information Tel: 07957 585515, US: 011 44 79 57 58 55 15;  joanshentone@clara.co.uk   http://bit.ly/SV-playlist

     

    HerbFest UK

    HerbFest UK - the 12th annual gathering of herbal teachers, practitioners, writers and herb lovers - takes place on 1-3 June at Dartington Hall, Devon. A fun weekend of herbal discussions and practical workshops is set in the beautiful gardens and grounds of Dartington Hall. There will be lectures, workshops, herb walks, plant meditations, morning Yoga, herbal market, vegetarian food and many more attractions.

     

    Further information Tel: 01451 810 096, herbfestuk@gmail.com   www.herbfest.co.uk

     

    Acupuncture Clinic Newton Harcourt

    Market Harborough District Council has recently granted a license to The Newton Harcourt Community Acupuncture Clinic. This multi-bed Acupuncture Clinic, set up by Judit Szabo and Sue Harrington, will provide traditional Chinese Acupuncture treatments at affordable prices. Open Tuesday from 9am to 5pm, treatments will cost £20 each, administered by qualified practitioners.

     

    Further information Tel: 07480 459 636;  info@nhacu.co.uk   www.nhacu.co.uk

     

    Robert Holden

    Robert Holden of Hay House upcoming events: Coach Camp, Toronto 19-20 May. Reid Tracy, CEO of Hay House class on lessons learned from 30 years working with Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer and other teachers. Robert’s new series On Being a Coach features 5 short films on why he likes to coach. Happiness Now offers a message of hope and healing. Coaching Success Masterclass is in London 4 May 2018. Love, Relationships and Miracles, 25-27 Oct - 3-day retreat Findhorn, Scotland.

     

    Further information: www.robertholden.org

     

    Stress Urinary Incontinence

    Mr Steve Foley, Consultant Urologist at the Royal Berkshire NHS Trust (Reading), discusses what women need to know about stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Ensure you don’t get dehydrated and include pelvic floor exercises in your regime. Bulking agents are a safe and effective treatment approach; these can be minimally invasive and stop leaking altogether.

     

    Further information: www.bulkamid.com

     

    Urinary Incontinence - 62% UK Women

    Research found that 62% of UK women have experienced vaginal or pelvic floor problems include regular urinary incontinence. The problem has stopped 52% of women from having sex or exercising. Despite the fact that so many suffer from the problem, a third (32%) of women have not told anyone about their vaginal or pelvic floor problems, including a Doctor or even their partner.

     

    Further information: www.vsculpt.com

     

    Breathe Your Way to a Healthier You

    Molly McClelland Morris,  leading London-based Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher shares with us why breathing correctly is paramount to a healthy, happy life. Growing scientific evidence shows that specific breathing techniques can improve health by affecting metabolism, insulin secretion and inflammation, linked to health and disease.

     

    Further information: www.molliemorris.com

     

    Turner Clinic Alternative Medicine

    Turner Clinic of Alternative Medicine, Ireland’s longest established Chiropractic Clinic is offering a the Luscher type ColoursforHealth Test, which it has used for over 20 years. If you are a Practitioner, you can access this program online, free and project it up on a big monitor for your client or patient. The program will generate a comprehensive report immediately.

     

    Further information:  www.turnerclinic.com  www.coloursforhealth.com

     

    Private Pregnancy Yoga

    Newly launched Pommama is London’s first and only private pregnancy service, bringing specialist antenatal Yoga to you at home or in the office – at any time of day. Pommama provides one-on-one pregnancy Yoga classes in Central London at a time convenient to you. Teachers help you achieve harmony of mind, body and spirit during one of the most important journeys of your life - pregnancy through to birth.

     

    Further information: www.pommama.com 

     

    Alflorex for Irritable Bowel

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects about 20% of people in the UK. Alflorex starts working after just a few weeks and means you can eat different foods without feeling nauseous, do not get bloating and are not constantly looking where the loo is.

     

    Further information: www.precisionbiotics.com

     

    VegFest UK Bristol 2018

    VegFest UK Bristol takes place on 26-27 May at Ashton Gate Stadium. There will be a Dance Stage, Ujima Live Acts Stage, Blues Lounge, ElectroSwing, Deep Chill and Comedy.

     

    Further information: https://bristol.vegfest.co.uk  

     

    Beginner’s KetoDiet Cookbook

    The ketogenic diet has become the go-to healthy diet for losing weight, managing diabetes and possibly preventing and managing conditions such a neurodegenerative illnesses and cancer.  The Beginner’s KetoDiet Cookbook  by Martina Slajerova explains the first tricky few weeks as you metabolism readjusts to burning fat rather than carbs.

     

    Further information: https://bit.ly/2qXHYSq

     

    Pretty Clever Pants

    Pretty Clever Pants are a range of protective underwear with concealed waterproof layer offering women extra peace of mind and comfort, the brainchild of TV presenter Carol Smillie. The pants are soft, comfortable and machine washable and effective for those suffering with incontinence or heavy periods.

     

    Further information: www.prettycleverpants.com

     

    Sun Chlorella

    Research has shown that chlorella, a green algae, one of the most effective ‘crops’ at turning sunlight into energy and nutrients, could help to reduce stress levels. DYNO®-Mill from Sun Chlorella, breaks down cell walls of the algae (without use of heat or chemicals which can reduce the quality of the chlorella); this ensures that with granules or tablets you are getting the maximum amount of nutrients.

     

    Further information: www.sunchlorella.co.uk

     

    Think on Your Feet

    Workers have become used to sitting behind a desk, but humans are not supposed to sit for hours on end.  Achieving an active workspace for you and around you will have many added benefits long-term. Varidesk created the Pro Plus 36 standing desk, recognized by its award winning two tiered desk which offers 11 different height settings to find the perfect standing position.

     

    Further information: https://bit.ly/2HnaIPy

     

    Purepotions to Help Skin

    Purepotions, independent, Brighton-based skin care brand specializes in making natural product for sensitive or dry skin. Award winning Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment is the perfect 2018 travel essential. It contains hemp seed oil, cold-pressed organic olive, safflower and sunflower oils and biodynamic herbal tinctures of chamomile, calendula, nettle and chickweed.

     

    Further information Tel: 01273 623 123; https://bit.ly/2HNfOEa

     

    Slow Food Terra Madre

    Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 20-24 September in Turin, Italy is the Slow Food  network’s  principle showcase for its activities, projects and policies. Slow Food is committed to supporting Market producers with ‘good, clean and fair’ philosophy and international  campaigns. Their selection criteria has now been published.

     

    Further information: internationalpress@slowfood.it  www.salonedelgusto.com/en

     

    Tool for Mental Health

    Daily we have about 60,000 thoughts; 70-80% may be negative. It is possible to learn to change the inner dialog from negative to positive with ConsciousnessTraining™.  According to Mind, about 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year.

     

    Further information Tel: 0758 707 3133; https://bit.ly/2FdAGiv     

     

    Penny Brohn Cancer

    There are many ways to get involved with Penny Brohn this Spring. Bristol 10k is on 13 May, registration is £30. Royal Afternoon Tea is 19 May. Comedy Night is 20 May. Penny Brohn is always in need of volunteers, especially at Bristol 10k and the National Garden Scheme Open Day on 10 June.

     

    Further information Tel: 01275 370 073; https://bit.ly/2HoVd9S     

     

    Life Happens to Us

    Life Happens to Us: A True Story by Ashta-deb explores the diverse healing methods of Western medicine and Eastern wisdom detailed with great honesty. Ashta-deb suffered abuse, abandonment PTSD and the tragic death of her 13 year old sister, all by the age of  9. The self-healing journey she embarked on is incredible, disturbing and controversial.

     

    Further information: https://amzn.to/2Hq1GgV

     

    Cancer Prevention

    Join AICR at the National Press Club in Washington DC from 8-11am on 24 May 2018, for the launch of Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: A Global Perspective AICR/WCRF’s third Export Report and ten recommendations for Cancer Prevention.

     

    Further information Tel: +1 800 843-8114;  research@aicr.org   www.aicr.org

     

    SOPMED Cancer Treatments

    The Cancer Treatments that Work course, presenters Dr Leigh Erin Connealy and Dr Tony Jimenez. How much is it worth to extend one life for one year? How much is it worth to gift someone better quality of life? How much is it worth to learn about one new cancer treatment? This course takes place on 21 June, 8am-4pm at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. SOPMED Conference 22-23 June.

     

    Further information: https://sopmed.org

     

    Coaching and NLP Introduction

    Learn to understand and impact human and business potential at An Introduction to Coaching and NLP delivered by ITS Founder Ian McDermott. A one-day workshop for all looking to maximize their performance and that of others, personally and professionally. Learn how NLP and Coaching skills can support you in a simple, learnable and transformative way.

     

    Further information Tel:  01268 777 125, info@itsnlp.com;   www.itsnlp.com

     

    Neuropathic Pain Treatment

    Xavant Technology (Pty) Ltd has announced the launch of their Stimpod NMS460 in the UK. The Stimpod NMS460 is a non-invasive neuromodulation device, which is focused on symptomatic relief and management of neuropathic pain as well as adjunctive treatment in  management of post-surgical pain, post-traumatic acute pain problems and for pain control in rehabilitation.

     

    Further information Tel: 01522 883 640; zoe@realwire.com   www.stimpodnms460.com

     

    Neuroscience of Touch

    Gerry Pyves  is sharing his powerful healing ideas with many people by travelling around the county with workshops Neuroscience of Touch. 19 May - Morcombe, 20 May - Leeds, May 26 - London, 17 June - Glasgow, 30 June – Exeter, 1 July - Birmingham.

     

    Further information Tel: 01524 907 020; www.gerrypyves.com

     

    Dying for Good Health

    The UK Column Great Health Conference takes place 12 May, Nottingham Albert Hall Conference. Different speakers present evidence of how the system fails the citizen. From within various expert fields we will hear about the fundamental flaws in a system that was never set up to serve the people.

     

    Further information: https://bit.ly/2qQJBlB 

     

    Reishi Tea

    Research has highlighted why reishi mushrooms were so revered and described as mushrooms of  immortality, with studies linking them to many potential health benefits. Reishi tea uses reishi which has been grown organically without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers to give the tea an unparalleled level of purity.

     

    Further information: www.naturboutique.co.uk  https://bit.ly/2qTWsDP    

     

    Letting Go of Anger

    Judy Wiggins is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who serves as an intensive trauma specialist counselling children aged 18 or under who have suffered traumatic events. Her response to challenging, even infuriating situations transformed after Inner Engineering - a Yoga and Meditation course that provides tools and solutions to empower you to create your life the way you want it.

     

    Further information: www.InnerEngineering.com   http://isha.sadhguru.org/  

     

    Fair Trade Menstrual Cup

    The Fair Trade Menstrual Cup by Fair Squared is from Fair Trade, biodegradable natural rubber - cruelty free and vegan society approved. It was launched on Earth Day (22 April)  which this year focuses on reduction of plastics and landfill waste. The Period cup can be used for up to 2 years, which, considering women typically use about 10,000 tampons or pads in their life, can significantly reduce waste. It is also cheaper than traditional tampons or pads.

     

    Further information:  https://bit.ly/2HTXoiJ  

     

    Fasting Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

    The University of Surrey has released results of a study which shows that intermittent energy restriction diets such as the 5:2 diet, clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets – reducing an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition  reports.

     

    Further information Tel: 01483 684 380;  n.meredith@surrey.ac.uk   https://bit.ly/2HNWKC2  

     

    Yoga Improves Health

    Recent studies have proved the manifold benefits of regular Yoga practice over a relatively short time frame: not only greater flexibility, but also better sleep patterns and improved mental health. For those who have never tried Yoga, or tried, but didn’t stick with it, ADLER Balance’s Yoga for Beginners package could provide answers.  The programme is offered from 3-24 June, with guests able to choose stay from between 3 and 21 days.

     

    Further information Tel:  +39 0471 775 001; +39 0577 889 001, info@adler-resorts.com   www.adler-resorts.com/en

     

    Tisserand Aromatherapy

    Tisserand Aromatherapy produces 100% natural essential oils since 1974. The new-look Wellbeing collection offers you the chance to reconnect with yourself and unwind, de-stress, sleep better or find an energy boost. Tisserand has ensured that the range is natural, sustainable and transparent.

     

    Further information: www.tisserand.com

     

    Rosa’s Thai Café

    Rosa’s Thai Café - The Vegetarian Cookbook  by Saiphin Moore is released by Octopus Books. Saiphin grew up on a mountain farm in the north of Thailand and was always surrounded by fresh vegetables and herbs. Her parents and grandparents taught her the value and importance of cooking with seasonal produce, which has shaped the way she creates her recipes.

     

    Further information: https://amzn.to/2lJZkjp

     

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    Comvita’s Apple Cider Drinking Vinegar is available in two flavours, Natural and Golden Kiwifruit. It is sweetened with Manuka Honey from New Zealand honeybees - no added sugar, artificial colours, preservatives or flavours. The drinking cider aids digestion, fitness goals and weight loss. Manuka Honey Elixirs and Winter Shield with Vitamin C and zinc guard against coughs and colds. Extra Strength Elixir has marshmallow root and Mullien leaf remedies for sore throats and cough and Night Time Elixir aids sleep.

     

    Further information: www.comvita.co.uk   https://bit.ly/2HKUBdW

     

    Microwave HPV Treatment

    University of Glasgow is leading new tests into the viability of using a new microwave system to treat human papillomavirus (HPV). The compact portable device, designed by Scottish company, Emblation, emits a low dose of energy, promoting an immune response. It is hoped the system will be able to treat cervical precancerous cells and genital warts.

     

    Further information Tel: 0141 330 4831; 0141 330 6557; Elizabeth.mcmeeking@glasgow.ac.uk  ali.howard@glasgow.ac.uk   www.emblation.com  

     

    New Sit-Stand Workstation

    StarTech.com released its first mobile sit-stand workstation (STSCART), bringing a mobilized ergonomic solution to classroom and other dynamic environments. The new workstation offers a large surface area and easy sit-to-stand height adjustment, providing a workspace that is both versatile and practical in a variety of settings.

     

    Further Information: Tel: +33 (0)1 55 02 27 84; n.atherton@open2europe.com  Tel: +33 (0)1 55 02 15 17;  m.mahe@open2europe.com   https://bit.ly/2HoU3Hp     

     

    Refinery Yoga Teacher Training

    The Refinery Yoga Teacher Training is a fully accredited Yoga Alliance 200 hour programme that will empower the student to deliver authentic classes, which still demonstrate their individuality. The course will be directed by Zoe Bertali E-RYT who will be joined by experts in various fields.

     

    Further information Tel: 020-7148 5990;  info@therefinerye9.com  https://bit.ly/2Hqz4Io  

     

    University of Derby Fibromyalgia Study

    The first study into the effectiveness of compassion meditation for treating fibromyalgia, a debilitating pain condition comparing Attachment-based Compassion Therapy (ABCT) with relaxation techniques for treating fibromyalgia, was assessed by researchers from the University of Derby, the Awake to Wisdom Centre for Meditation and Mindfulness Research in Italy.

     

    Further information:  https://bit.ly/2JmK85J    

     

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