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Short Features and Brief Takes Issue 268

by Cherry Coad Aldridge(more info)

listed in product news, originally published in issue 268 - February 2021

ADAPTOFLEUR Flower Essence and Wild Apán Mushroom –Protection Against Illness

†Wild Apán mushroom  is considered one of the Native American’s Most
Powerful Weapons in Protection against Illness, Disease and Ageing
Chief Tess Pahamy, Medicine Woman

Wild Tawtnúk Apán Mushroom is the sacred and ancient medicinal mushroom of the Sahaptin Native American Tribes, inhabitants and part of the Northern Plateau (Numipu) People of the Columbia River Basin and its tributaries. This sacred mushroom has been a principle part of the pemmican used by their Native American Men and Women for millennia and is an integral part of their daily healing regimen.  Now it has been recognized and classified as a certified ceremonial sacrament for use by all Medicine men and woman in their traditional healing.

 

Apán + Adaptofleur + Spider + Waratah +Frangipani

Clockwise: Wild Apán Remedy, Spider Lily, Apán Mushroom, Adaptofleur Remedy, Frangipani, Waratah

 

† “Wild Apán is far superior to other medicinal mushrooms and contains much more of the therapeutic healing components, than those found in other medical mushrooms like Chaga  and importantly it does not contain the kidney damaging oxalates. Apán’s beneficial bio available ingredients and chemistry including the bitter triterpene compounds, angiotensin re-uptake inhibitors like beta-d-glucans and germanium, and polysaccharides. Its anti-neoplastic (malignant cells, tumour growth inhibition) and immune-stimulating efficacies are considered superior." The Apán mushroom is wild harvested at its natural peak potency to ensure the maximum efficacy and strength.  Then when processed into a super concentrated liquid extract form, its bio available and therapeutic benefits grow exponentially. When blended with organic essential oils of Black Cumin, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Peppermint, and Wild Sacred Frankincense, (there has been such a vast array of medical & scientific studies, worldwide on these compounds) this synergistic blend has demonstrated  an unique and significant  ability to strengthen, support and modulate the Immune Response in different ways.

†“Apán assists in helping your body to heal itself by modulation of the immune system and I have seen the immune system increase over 4000% within 20 hours after taking. Over time this modulation will start the activation of the body's healing stem cells."
Chief Man Found Standing, Medicine Man Practitioner

Having a healthy and properly functioning immune system will positively affect all other body systems. When addressing the emotional, physiological aspect of whole health and homeostasis, it’s fundamental to look at the correlation between shock stress and the weakening of the immune system. We can all relate back to past or recent events which can if left unaddressed insidiously assault our emotional immunity. That is where an aboriginal flower essence blend: Adaptofleur Shock and Trauma Combination comes into play, working synergistically to create the ideal state of emotion, mental and physical immunity.

Adaptofleur Formula 12. Shock & Trauma

An ADAPTOFLEUR ™ proprietary blend: that clears all forms of shock and trauma. Survival essence for releasing deeply held shock and trauma in the system, both acute and chronic. Useful when deep despair, extreme fears, night terrors, when feelings of isolation, desolation and being out of control takes hold. Supports: emotional immunity, courage, optimism, inner strength, tenacity, clear vision, and a fresh starts. A proprietary blend which includes: Fringed Violet, Sturt Desert Pea, Sydney Rose, Waratah, Grey Spider Flower, Angelsword, Alpine Mint Bush, Dog Rose of the Wild Forces, Red Suva Frangipani and White Spider Orchid.

†Research Quotes and studies obtained from Pubmed: https://www.siahus.com/research

Further Information

Available from FlowerEssence CGH: ADAPTOFLEUR Flower Essence and Wild Apán contact Clare G Harvey available from Tel: 01963 250750 or flowersenseinfo@googlemail.com   www.flowersense.co.uk

 

 

New Vistas Online Training – Environmental Medicine & Homoeotherapy

Date: February 11th 2021.

Tutor: Yvonne McLaughlin  BSc Hons Dip Kin LCPH

Time: 10am – 4pm.

Cost: £20

Homoeotherapy, combining homoeopathic detoxification & nutrition, is a multidimensional approach that helps minimize toxic threats and improve resources within the body.

Toxicology - looking at the adverse effects of chemical, physical and biological agents - can contribute to health decline and the onset of chronic & degenerative disease.

New Vistas the Healing Hand of Nature

Homoeotherapy supports the drainage of environmental toxicity while nourishing depleted or degraded organs. Our program addresses fatigued or toxic cellular and mitochondrial activity, pH balance, weakened microbiome vitality and emotional disharmony through appropriate, innovative and relevant homoeopathic actions.

This integrated approach is a gentle yet reliable tool, helping regulate homoeostasis, enhancing immune responses and restoring cell vitality.

Learn:

  • What lies behind chronic illness & modern maladies;
  • The importance of revitalised resources;
  • Gentle and relevant detoxification;

New Vistas training is available for those interested in detoxification, organ and nutritional support, strengthening energetic responses and restoring optimum balance.

Further Information

For more information, please contact New Vistas Healthcare, 7A Plassey Park, Limerick, Ireland. Tel: +353 61 334455;  info@newvistashealthcare.com  www.newvistashealthcare.com

 

 

Everything You Need to Know about Vitamin D3 and K2

Food Scientist and Nutritionist Susie Debice explains why vitamins D and K form a powerful team for supporting daily wellbeing… According to national surveys, 20% to 60% of Europeans suffer from a vitamin D deficiency so supplements are highly recommended. Food sources of vitamin D are extremely limited and if you are vegan, vegetarian or only eat oily fish very occasionally then you may not be getting enough vitamin D from your diet.

 

Vitamin-K3-D2-Intro-Woman-Scarf-Healthy-Sunshine

www.abundanceandhealth.co.uk/en/neutrient/187-neutrient-d3-k2.html

 

Sunshine and Vitamin D

Vitamin D is normally produced by skin cells when exposed to the UVB rays so if you live in a country with shorter hours of sunlight your skin may not make enough vitamin D during winter. As you get older skin cells become less efficient at making vitamin D which is why the elderly at higher risk.

High Risk for Darker Skin

Melanin, the pigment responsible for protecting the skin, filters out UVB rays making it much harder for skin cells to produce desired amounts of vitamin D. The darker your skin tone, the higher the risk for vitamin D deficiency so vitamin D3 supplements are beneficial for anyone with dark skin.

Vitamin D3 is the most Effective

When it comes to supplements, it’s the bioactive D3 form which remains biologically active in the body for much longer and is more effective at raising blood levels than vitamin D2.

Oral Sprays are Fast Working

Oral sprays deliver fast, maximised absorption compared to tablets and capsules which are dependent on intestinal absorption rates. With an oral spray, vitamin D3 passes rapidly through the soft tissues inside the mouth and heads straight into the bloodstream. Great news for anyone who suffers from a malabsorption condition (IBS, Crohn’s, colitis, coeliac).

D and K form a Dynamic Team

Always choose a supplement that contains a balance of these two bone building nutrients. Whereas vitamin D support the intestinal absorption of calcium, vitmain K helps guide calcium into the right body tissues – your bones and teeth.

Immune and Muscle Function

Vitamin D3 plays an important role in helping your immune system function normally. Vitamin D3 supports innate immunity (your body’s first line of defence) by playing a key role in regulating the action and total number of specific immune cells. Vitamin D is also important for muscle function and is popular with athletes or anyone with a sporty or active lifestyle.

Neutrient D3 + K2 vegan oral spray - fast, potent and effective:

  • 2000 IU vitamin D3 with 75 mcg vitamin K2
  • 150 sprays per bottle, 5-month supply
  • Bioactive forms for maximised absorption
  • Vegan certification from The Vegan Society
  • Provides bioactive vitamin D3 sourced from lichens
  • Provides vitamin K2 as the potent bioactive form MK-7

Further Information

Article text by Food Scientist and Nutritionist Susie Debice. For more information please contact on Tel: +44 (0)20 3239 4907; info@abundanceandhealth.co.uk or visit   www.abundanceandhealth.co.uk/en/neutrient/187-neutrient-d3-k2.html     www.abundanceandhealth.co.uk

 

 

Powerful Sacred Talismans from Bali – from Organic Aromatherapy

Unique designs dreamed into being by Bexie Williams and hand crafted by local Balinese craftsmen, from upcycled gold and silver, exclusively for Soul Harmony and Organic Aromatherapy Ltd. We put the money for the Talismans directly in the hands of the local people. Each piece is unique and is blessed. in Mumma Bali, with love and smiles in sacred space.

  • Chakra balancing bracelets on either colour or black option cord.
  • The Sacred Spiral available in gold or silver on traditional Balinese Tridatu or black cord.
  • Prices, designs and styles;
    • Silver bracelets: £49; Gold bracelets: £69
    • Silver necklaces: £59; Gold necklaces: £79; Om Pyramid necklace: £69

Each individual bespoke piece is a physical expression of pure Sacred geometry, which is defined as a universal language that describes the inner workings of nature and the intrinsic order of the Universe. It is the natural sanction that unites all forms of life… from microbes, plants, animals and humans to the motions of the planets and stars.

 

Chakra Balancing Bracelet

Sacred Geometry – Chakra Balancing Bracelet with Red Cord

 

Positive Feedback from Happy Customers

People have been noticing benefits from wearing these pieces. One happy customer had been experiencing IBS for many years and was on medication for it. She informed me that she "did not believe in woo-woo but she would have a solar plexus bracelet. She reported that after a week of wearing it she had no physical problems with her previous symptoms and was so delighted that she purchased a heart bracelet for her friend, who was single and unhappy at the time. The 'friend' apparently found her new hubby-to -be within 2 weeks of wearing the charm! Whilst we make no promises, we love the feedback!

The Tridatu

This is traditionally worn on the right wrist. The simple yet significant philosophy behind this unity of colours has become akin to the Balinese identity.

  • Whiteawakens goodness in spirit; representing Siwa The Destroyer.
  • Redevokes creativity and bravery; representing Brahma The Creator
  • Blackis synonymous to power or protection from bad spirits; Wisnu The Preserver
  • Tridatu, if one were to translate it, means three powers. Almost comparable to the holy trinity, it embodies the Balinese-Hindu’s three manifestations of God known as the Trimurti which permeates through the core aspects of the Balinese-Hindu’s circle of life (birth, life, and death); captured by the three entities who hold the power or ‘duty’ of creation, welfare, and destruction for each stage of the life cycle.

Wearable and Strong

The handwoven bracelets are strong and durable. I have not removed mine ever even through bathing and swimming and sleeping  with no problems  at all even after 3 years of permanent wear!  We have made them with love and invite you to begin your collection. They look great layered up or worn individually.

Further Information and to Purchase

https://www.organic-aromatherapy.co.uk/talismans

 

 

The Cancer Patients Symposium

Author: Adriano Leto Professional Documentary Maker

The Cancer Patients Symposium – Online 26th-28th March 2021 – is an online series of talks to empower patients by raising their awareness of a variety of practical ways to support their emotional and physical healing.

 

Cancer Patient Symposium

 

I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in January 2016 and told I had a year to live.  I spent years travelling and researching cancer and how to improve my odds.  I launched the first Cancer Patients Symposium in June 2018 to share my research.  I am currently making a documentary around improving UK cancer survival rates - which are amongst the worst in Europe - and have teamed up with a charity, Cancer Solutions, to develop a protocol for prostate cancer.

Like so many others, my cancer journey started much earlier when my father-in-law and my mother were respectively diagnosed with stomach and breast cancer.  For ten years I made films for Walk the Walk, a charity that runs the MoonWalks events that raise money for cancer research and care.

I have increasingly felt the need for doctors and naturopaths to share more widely information on cancer and treatments that can improve survival rates and quality of life. Although there are already some wonderful online events on cancer, I felt that many things were not being covered - and not in a sufficiently in-depth scientific way.

I am passionate about 'informed consent’ and believe that cancer patients should know all their options - many of which are not offered or even mentioned by the NHS. Often I’ve found that cutting edge treatments being used in leading hospitals and clinics round the world only become available on the NHS some twenty to forty years later.

All too often cancer patients are driven into opting for extreme interventions before they have had time to think and inform themselves thoroughly.  I feel strongly that a more holistic approach to cancer is necessary and that many ways of supporting cancer patients and dealing with treatment side-effects are not fully considered. Indeed, although there is a consensus that genetic changes happen in cancer cells, many now believe these genetic changes are down-stream events and that cancer is actually a metabolic disease which requires support for the whole body and immune system.

This year’s online event will include a range of important presentations on subjects that all cancer patients and practitioners need to understand.  We will explore how to avoid the types of dangerous medical neglect that causes the death of a quarter of all cancer patients prematurely, and how to return your mitochondrial function to that of a 20-year-old. 

Cancer 101 - what you can do when you are first diagnosed
Presentations from a multidisciplinary team on 20 different key pathways to follow, with practical suggestions and product reviews, including sessions on functional medicine, evidence-based herbal treatments for cancer, alkalising tumour micro-environments, the importance of movement (exercise), reversing the age of mitochondria, a round-up of detox techniques, and many other practical ways of treating cancer and maintaining vibrant health.

Further Information

The full content of the online Symposium will be available at www.thecancerpatients.com   https://www.facebook.com/thecancerpatient/about/

 

 

Tips for Depression and Beginner’s Guide to Lifting Depression

LOOK UP!  And try to ‘feel depressed’ at the same time….Without lowering your gaze…

??   What?? You conscientiously tried your hardest

And you just couldn’t do it?

As long as your gaze was upward, you just couldn’t feel depressed at the same time?

 

Look Up + Lifting Depression

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0957181760/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2

 

Oh dear…how scary is that? To just not to be able to feel depressed, even though you genuinely are depressed?

Or even, according to the medical professionals, ‘have Depression’.

Try it again…if you’re indoors,  fix your gaze where the wall meets the ceiling.  If you can look out a window, or if you are outdoors, look at roof-lines, the tops of trees, the sky….keep your gaze fixed upward and try to feel depressed at the same time.

You still can’t ‘feel depressed’, though you know you will the minute you stop looking up.

In the real world, we are all in increasingly difficult and discouraging situations.  We all have reasons to feel depressed, more than depressed – much more…desperate, terrified, grief-stricken, raging against injustices, against repeated mistakes that have made things worse.

Of course there are good reasons to be depressed…but when we are literally fighting for our lives, we must be at our peak of clear thinking and effective action.  There is no time to waste ‘feeling depressed’.

Use the weapon I have just handed to you.  Shamelessly cut through the apathy that might slow you down. 

LOOK UP! 

And now that your head is clear, look again at your situation, and start to figure out what to do.

Further Information

Further information about A Beginner’s Guide to Lifting Depression by Les Simpson PhD and Nancy Blake CQSW  is available here. Available to order from the Author and  Amazon.

 

 

The Complete Guide To Reflexology

by Ruth Hull

Published by Lotus Publishing. 2021. Paperback. £19.99. ISBN: 978 1 913088 11 8.

Written in a clear, no-nonsense style, this is the ideal textbook for students of reflexology up to levels 2 and 3. Designed for use both in the classroom and as a home study resource, it provides all the information necessary to meet or exceed the curriculum requirements of all the major awarding bodies. Its benefits include:

  • Meets the current National Occupational Standards for reflexology;
  • Meets the standards required by all the main awarding bodies; Suitable for levels 2 and 3;
  • Outlines each body system, explaining how, when, and why to work the reflexes;
  • Includes chapters on hand reflexology and meridian therapy;
  • Comprehensive pathology of all body systems;
  • Detailed and accurate anatomical drawings;
  • Revision and multiple choice questions for each chapter;
  • Study outline at the end of each chapter; Case studies;
  • Covers current theories and philosophies;
  • Explores other complementary therapies.

 

Lotus Reflexology Text + Workbook

 

The Complete Guide To Reflexology Workbook

by Ruth Hull

Published by Lotus Publishing. 2021. Paperback. £10.99. ISBN: 978 1 913088 14 9

This workbook complements Ruth Hull’s companion text, The Complete Guide to Reflexology, Second Edition but can also be used in conjunction with any other reflexology textbook, and is the perfect study and revision aid for any­one studying reflexology up to level 3. It can be used either in class or as a separate self-study resource, and contains:

  • Over 80 illustrations for the student to label or colour;
  • A section in which students are guided through developing their own revi­sion and self-study notes that will help them both understand and mem­orise their work;
  • Exercises that test the students’ knowledge in different ways – colouring in and labeling diagrams, matching columns, filling in gaps, problem-solving exercises, cross words, word searches, and true/false exercises;
  • A series of questions designed to inspire students to think about how they will practice once qualified;
  • Mock exam papers – 10 exam papers containing multiple choice questions which cover the entire reflexology syllabus.

About the Author

Dr Ruth Hull is an integrative health consultant and author who has been working in natural health since 1999 as a therapist, lecturer and writer. Born and educated in Zimbabwe, Ruth holds a degree in philosophy and literature and master’s degree in health and homoeopathy. She studied and prac­tised complementary therapies in London and worked as a homoeopathic doctor and lecturer in South Africa. Ruth now lives in Australia where she divides her time between writing books, running integrative health workshops and being a mum.

Further Information

Both books available from Amazon.co.uk; Workbook from Amazon.co.uk 

 

 

Professor Sheikh - Spiritual Healer

Professor Sheikh is a spiritualist with more than 30 years of experience in dealing with many issues that affect people's lives with special incidence in the fields of astrology, readings and spiritual healing.

 

Prof Sheik

 

Hailing from a long line of spiritualists from the Maghreb and Senegal, Professor Sheikh has inherited immense power through his family master spirit and vast accumulated knowledge in dealing with many personal issues that afflict human beings in many corners of the globe. Even though humanity has and will keep evolving the problems that afflict us have maintained the same throughout the ages. Love issues, wanting better for oneself and one’s family or wanting to avoid bad luck or dealing with others who do not wish us to do better (due to jealousy or rivalries) will always afflict us. Professor has the solution to deal with these issues and deal with them effectively and efficiently. 

Professor Sheikh is a spiritual priest and producer of potions and talismans. He possess more than 30 years of experience in the realms of Vodun, Tabanane and white magic charms and love potions and he can help you in:

Spiritual Guardianship (advisory capacity or via spells and enchantments)

Are You Suffering From Any of the Following Problems ?

  • Business Problem; Job Promotion; Abroad Chances
  • Sickness; Sexual Problems 
  • Luck
  • Court Cases; Marriage Problem
  • Enemy
  • Children Problem
  • Husband & Wife Problems

Know Your Past, Present & Future

Expert In Palm Reading, Horoscope, Photo & Date Of Birth

Professor Sheikh can provide you

Protection for your house - business and other personal matters.

You can contact him and describe your problems, birthplace, and description using any piece of communication such as phones, What’s app or online chatting as per your convenience.

Do not despair, I will find a solution no matter how difficult the problem is. Allow me to help and bring happiness to your life like again with the guarantee that you will see your results. Once you see my work pan out exactly like I described, I know you will be eternally grateful 

Further Information

For more information please contact Professor Sheikh via Tel:  02084711665/ +447506854492/+447459320493 (WhatsApp Available).

https://www.gumtree.com/p/astrology-psychics/professor-sheikh-spiritual-healer-medium-black-magic-removal-exper/1385532208

 

 

Pukka’s Organic Night Time Berry Tea for a Restorative and Restful Night’s Sleep

Pukka Herbs, has launched its newest bedtime tea – Night Time Berry – the ultimate restorative and restful blend with immunity supporting ingredients. Expertly blended by Pukka’s Master Herbsmith, Sebastian Pole, this fruity boost of organic blackcurrant, echinacea and elderberry, combined with nature’s finest night-time herbs; lavender, chamomile, and valerian, makes this the perfect bedtime brew. Made with 100% organic and ethically sourced fruits and herbs, this comforting and rejuvenating blend will swirl you into a peaceful slumber whilst promoting immune support.

Night Time Berry Pukka

Night Time Berry is blended with fruits and herbs known for relaxation. The recommended range of sleep for an adult is 7-9 hours; this highlights a worldwide worrying lack of sleep.[1]

Euan MacLennan, Herbal Director Pukka Herbs and London NHS Medical Herbalist says:, 

“A good night’s sleep can be the difference between a good day and a bad day for most of us. Over the last 50 years the average number of sleeping hours people get have reduced from eight to seven; our grandparents had a full month more sleep per year.[2]

“As our understanding of health evolves, it becomes clear there is a strong link between sleep and the strength of our immune function.[3] During healthy sleep, our immune system releases proteins called cytokines which help promote sleep. So now, more than ever, it’s important to get a good eight-hour rest per night to fight off any potential illnesses. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick.[4]

“Sleep supports the proteins and cells of your immune system to detect and destroy bugs and germs[5] and importantly helps them to remember those bugs so they can fight them off even quicker in the future. Sleep also helps to reduce stress, support mental wellbeing and improve heart health.”[6]

Nature’s finest ingredients for sleep and immunity to support faster recovery:

  • Elderberries: Bursting with brightly coloured pigments that act as natural antioxidants,[7] elderberries are a natural source of vitamin C.[8]
  • Echinacea: A renowned immune tonic with some very interesting research, echinacea can be particularly helpful in seasonal wellness.
  • Valerian: A traditional tonic to support restful sleep. Valerian can help us to drop off to sleep and encourage undisturbed sleep.[9]
  • Chamomile: Chamomile contains an antioxidant called apigenin which works on the brain receptors to help to initiate sleep.

Pukka Herbs’ products are certified organic, Fair for Life and FairWild which guarantees that herbs used have been harvested sustainably and growers paid fairly. Fair for Life guarantees that all who Pukka touches across the globe are treated fairly, equitably and transparently.

References

  1. https://www.sleepcycle.com/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6267703/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3256323/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3256323/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6689741/
  6. https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/sleep-and-mental-health
  7. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464614002400
  8. https://europepmc.org/article/med/9950080
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4394901/#R1

Further Information

Night Time Berry tea is available at Waitrose and Holland & Barrett for RRP £2.99

 

 

Ashwagandha Ayurvedic Herb – Tested Tradition

Ashwagandha (ash-wa-gan-da) is one of the most important herbs of Ayurveda (traditional system of medicine in India). A small shrub, extracts from the plant are associated with a host of health benefits, from helping with a range of age related health issues to improving athletic performance. There have been a large number of studies published on the possible benefits of ashawagandha; highlighting its huge potential…

ASHWAGANDHA

Sleep

In a study[1] published in August 2020, 80 people were given either a placebo or Ashwagandha for eight weeks. Sleep parameters were measured, as well as sleep questionnaire. Those taking Ashwagandha slept significantly better than those in the placebo group, particularly if they previously suffered from insomnia. 

Stress and Anxiety

A study[2] involving 58 men and women assessed the effectiveness of Ashwagandha extract at reducing stress and anxiety. Participants were given either Ashwagandha extract or a placebo for eight weeks. Those in the Ashwagandha group had significantly reduced their scores on a perceived stress scale, as well as reducing their cortisol levels (a hormone strongly linked to stress). The Ashwagandha group also found their sleep improved.

Waistlines

Research has also shown Ashwagandha may help with our waistlines. Chronic stress is often associated with weight gain and in a study[3] 52 people under chronic stress received either  placebo or Ashwagandha for eight weeks. Those taking Ashwagandha were less stressed, had less food cravings, were happier and body weight reduced, compared to those given placebo.

Exercise

An eight week study[4] involving 57 men, saw participants consuming either Ashwagandha extract or placebo whilst undergoing resistance training. The results showed, compared to those taking the placebo, those taking the Ashwagandha extract had significantly greater muscle strength, as measured when bench-pressing and doing leg-extensions, and significantly greater muscle size increase in their arms and chest. Compared to the placebo subjects, the subjects receiving Ashwagandha also had significantly greater reduction of exercise-induced muscle damage (as indicated by serum creatine kinase stabilization), significantly greater increase in testosterone and significantly greater decrease in body fat.

Other research[5]has shown that Ashwagandha may improve people’s VO2max. VO2 max, maximal oxygen uptake, the measurement of the maximum amount of oxygen a person can utilize during intense exercise. It is a common measurement used to establish the aerobic endurance of an athlete prior to or during the course of training.

How to use Ashwagandha

Fito is an expert producer of natural remedies, for over 20 years. Ashwagandha capsules offer an easy and convinient way to include the herb in your diet. Fito’s vegan capsules offer a high strength and quality  Ashwagandha supplement – a standardized extract with a guaranteed content of withanolides (7.5%) – an important active component of ashwagandha.

Please note: DO NOT take when pregnant (There is some evidence that ashwagandha might cause miscarriages) or breast feeding. Consult a doctor before use if suffering from any medical condition, on any medication, or about to undergo surgery. Consult your doctor before use, if at all unsure whether hibiscus tea is suitable for you and stop use immediately, and consult a doctor, if any adverse reactions occur. Use may cause drowsiness.

References

  1. J Ethnopharmacol. 2020 Aug 17;264:113276. Clinical evaluation of the pharmacological impact of ashwagandha root extract on sleep in healthy volunteers and insomnia patients: A double-blind, randomized, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study. Deepak Langade1, Vaishali Thakare 2, Subodh Kanchi 3, Sunil Kelgane 4
  2. 2019 Dec 25;11(12):e6466. Adaptogenic and Anxiolytic Effects of Ashwagandha Root Extract in Healthy Adults: A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Clinical Study. Jaysing Salve1Sucheta Pate 2Khokan Debnath 3Deepak Langade 4
  3. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2017 Jan;22(1):96-106. Body Weight Management in Adults Under Chronic Stress Through Treatment With Ashwagandha Root Extract: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Dnyanraj Choudhary1, Sauvik Bhattacharyya 2, Kedar Joshi 3
  4. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2015 Nov 25;12:43. Examining the effect of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery: a randomized controlled trial. Sachin Wankhede1, Deepak Langade 2, Kedar Joshi 3, Shymal R Sinha 4, Sauvik Bhattacharyya 5
  5. 2020 Apr 17;12(4):1119. Effects of Ashwagandha ( Withania somnifera) on VO 2max: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Jorge Pérez-Gómez 1, Santos Villafaina 2, José Carmelo Adsuar 1, Eugenio Merellano-Navarro 3, Daniel Collado-Mateo 4

Further Information

Available in Grape Tree stores, and their website, for just £4.99 for a 40 capsule tub.

 

 

Asbestos Audit - Symptom Checks Data Collection

With the Coronavirus pandemic forcing the world to pause, sadly we have seen a significant rise in NHS and mental health issues here in the UK. One of the main concerns around the Coronavirus pandemic was patients not getting treated for the appropriate illnesses or being misdiagnosed.
One disease that has similar coronavirus symptoms is mesothelioma, where those who suffer from either Coronavirus or mesothelioma will experience shortness of breath or chest pain. Sadly, mesothelioma has had a big impact on the UK with many mesothelioma-related deaths being recorded in the last decade.

Asbestos Symptoms % Volume Change


In light of this, Asbestos Audit, who provide asbestos surveys, health and safety services and environmental services, wanted to raise awareness of the similarity of mesothelioma and coronavirus symptoms in order to prevent misdiagnosis. Furthermore, they also wanted to look at the mental toll this may have had on people.
They analysed Google search data from the last year (Sept. 2019 - Sept. 2020) around anxiety and symptom checking to see whether these terms have seen an increase year on year, throughout the year.

Key Findings:

  1. Searches around 'continuous cough' have seen a whopping increase of  3539% - slightly problematic for people who have mesothelioma, as this may mean they are misdiagnosed with coronavirus etc.;
  2. The term 'panic attack' increased 35% rise in the last year;
  3. Searches around mesothelioma have decreased - even though the HSE confirmed there was no decline in the number of mesothelioma-deaths in the UK for the last 5 years;
  4. 'Symptoms' have also increased by 43% - highlighting the anxiety and worry the pandemic has caused for many.

Further Information

Asbestos Audit Ltd performed this research –  https://www.asbestosaudit.co/

 

 

Fairy Herb Tea – Jiaogulan

‘Fairy herb’ may sound like a mythical plant grown by wizards and warlocks, but it’s actually another name for a plant called Jiaogulan.

 

Jiaogulan Tea

 

Past research has shown that extracts from jiaogulan could help with weight loss.[4,5,6]

One study[6] was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human trial and involved 74 men and women taking a jiaogulan extract over a 12 week period. At the end of the trial, those using the jiaogulan extracts were found to have significantly (compared to the placebo group) decreased their total abdominal fat area, losing on average nearly 21cm2 fat from around their bellies.

Now new research[1-3] has helped identify ten different compounds with potential weight loss properties in tea made from the herb. The plant makes a tea with a delicious bittersweet taste and could be a simple addition to your diet, if you’re looking to lose a few pounds.

Where to get Fairy Herb Tea

Herbal tea experts, Natur Boutique, have launched one of the first jiaogulan teas to be available in the UK. Natur Boutique’s drink uses just one pure ingredient and has no additives or flavourings, which gives it an added purity of flavour.

Please Note: DO NOT use if pregnant, breast feeding or suffering from a medical condition/on medication (including diabetes). Ask a doctor if in any doubt over the suitability of jiaogulan for your diet or if you are about to undergo surgery.

References

1-3. Molecules. 2020 Aug 15;25(16):E3737. Ten New Dammarane-Type Saponins with Hypolipidemia Activity from a Functional Herbal Tea- Gynostemma pentaphyllum Maojing Yin 1 2, Jingjing Zhang 1 2,  Lizhi Wang 3, Fangyi Li 1 2, Zhenfa Li 1 2, Wei Xiang 1 2, Songtao Bie 1 2, Chunhua Wang 1 2, Zheng Li 1 2

  1. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 1;8(11):e78731. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078731. eCollection 2013.Metabonomics study of the therapeutic mechanism of Gynostemma pentaphyllum and atorvastatin for hyperlipidemia in rats. Wang M1Wang FWang YMa XZhao M, Zhao C.
  2. Biotechnol Lett.2012 Sep;34(9):1607-16. Heat-processed Gynostemma pentaphyllum extract improves obesity in ob/ob mice by activating AMP-activated protein kinase. Gauhar R1Hwang SL, Jeong SS, Kim JE, Song H, Park DC, Song KS, Kim TY, Oh WK, Huh TL.
  3. Obesity (Silver Spring).2014 Jan;22(1):63-71. Antiobesity effect of Gynostemma pentaphyllum extract (actiponin): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Park SH1Huh TLKim SYOh MRTirupathi Pichiah PBChae SWCha YS.

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