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Short Features and Brief Takes Issue 275

by Cherry Coad Aldridge(more info)

listed in product news, originally published in issue 275 - January 2022

Whole Health Immune Complex – New Vistas Healthcare

Colloidal Minerals for Improved Immunity

A staple supplement for all families this Winter, Whole Health Immune Complex offers active pharmaceutical-grade ingredients integrated with homoeotherapy values to help nourish and bolster the body’s natural immune responses. This formulation is a liquid colloidal mineral supplement, enhancing its bio-availability to cells, tissues and organs. It does not burden a toxic or weak system, rather its collective energy defends against the negative strains of modern lifestyles. Current diets are lacking in vital nutrition. Much-needed resources help power the body and rejuvenate fragile or exhausted responses.

 

Whole Health Immune Complex

 

The essence of holistic healthcare considers the overall picture and journey of every individual. Functional nutrition helps target a systematic response. The synergy of the ingredients also considers the foundational relationship the cells have with their external antagonists. This Whole Health tonic helps direct much-needed nourishment and stimulation on a basic nutritional level, which helps stabilize and prepare the body. But customers also appreciate its efficiency and strength-giving properties.

Whole Health can be used as a stepping stone for energy, growth and improved resources. Its overall goal is to enhance the vitality of the body's innate immune system and support an environment experiencing debilitating health conditions. External elements, such as pathogens, toxicity and deficiency destabilize an effective immune system. Overtime, these factors weaken the entire functioning of a vitalized body. This supplement encourages an improved support structure for chronic unrest. It also offers an integral role helping address candida, flu and burn-out. It contains: Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Manganese, Methionine, Arginine, Threonine, Vitamin D3 and Beta-Glucan.

Research suggests that long before clinical symptoms start to emerge, micronutrient deficiency can develop and spread, hampering a body’s energetic spectrum. This product is ideal for at-risk groups such as children or students experiencing chronic stress, those with digestive problems or poor diet and clients experiencing sub-clinical stages of illness. This nutritional tool is best used in conjunction with Practitioner testing and works alongside homeopathy, naturopathy, kinesiology and bio resonance. It has been shown to stimulate cellular activity and increase energy and stamina. For symptomatic problems, when used alongside a Personalised Health Plan, it can also help with inflammation, aches, discomfort, fatigue and help the body be more resilient.

This supplement is suitable for children (5 mls once daily) and adults (5 mls, twice daily), or as directed by the Practitioner. As with all healthcare supplements, it is best used in conjunction with a CAM Provider. Please consult your healthcare professional if you have had an organ transplant or are taking immunosuppressants or other prescribed medication.

Further Information

For further information, please contact New Vistas Healthcare on Tel: +353 61 334455;  info@newvistashealthcare.com, or visit our online shop - https://www.newvistashealthcare.com/product/whole-health-colloidal-mineral-immune-complex/

 

 

 

Apply for Free ACILIS Water Samples

Free samples of a proven detox artesian water are being made available especially for those with chronic fatigue – as part of our social enterprise by Silicawaters.com

Out of those who apply, ten will be picked at random to receive free boxes of 24 bottles of *ACILIS by Spritzer natural silicon-rich water. To apply simply enter your contact details via this weblink www.Silicawaters.com/ACILIS or call freephone 0800 043 1707. Read more: https://www.silicawaters.com/apply-for-free-acilis-water-samples/

*This is the water specifically used in U.K. scientific research that proved to have the power to safely remove neurotoxic aluminium from the body through urine and sweat.
Often in the form of the aluminium salt, alum is ubiquitous as an additive in a myriad of products ranging from processed foods to cosmetics, medications and even our tap water. It’s even in the air we breathe outside. Science shows that deposits of this toxic element builds up insidiously in the human body over time, especially in the brain.

 

Acilis

 

Fortunately, years of scientific research particularly in the U.K. has proven that regularly drinking natural silica-rich water like ACILIS by Spritzer ( that’s SILICA  backwards) helps remove aluminium in a harmless and  non- invasive way. With chronic fatigue rife among millions across Britain, more than 250,000 have been diagnosed with the debilitating syndrome ME (Myalgic encephalomyelitis) for which there is no known cure or cause.

With no known cause, toxicity is being suggested as a possible factor, and that’s where proven detox water like ACILIS by Spritzer comes in.

With its unique qualities also proven to promote softer skin, supple joints, stronger bones and hair,  ACILIS by Spritzer silica-rich water is sourced from a natural artesian aquifer 400ft beneath protected rainforest in the rainiest part of tropical Malaysia.

Bottled at source in a state-of-art bottling plant, ACILIS is made available in the UK exclusively by Silicawaters.com, a certified Not-for-Profit Social Enterprise, which also supports those with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and autism, with special money saving discounts on silicawater.

For the science click:  Aluminium and chronic fatigue: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19004564/

Video by ‘Mr Aluminium’ Professor Christopher Exley, world leading authority on aluminium (view 57th minute of video with reference to boosting energyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s0lDOIizzs

Silicawater removing toxic aluminium:

 https://www.silicawaters.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Silicon-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Aluminium Research Group website: https://www.aluminiumresearchgroup.com/

*Aluminium found in the brain – the implications: Latest high powered microscopes now allow scientists to view toxic aluminium lodged in the brain. Here science shares the implications for our health, including Alzheimer’s,  autism and epilepsy. It is featured in the newly launched Aluminium Research Group website. Click here https://www.aluminiumresearchgroup.com/ then view the Research tab.

 

 

 

How EMFs Affect the Body and Brain – and How their Effect can be Rebalanced

Electricity and magnetism are forces that are fundamental to the nature of the universe and life. The earth´s electromagnetic field surrounds and protects all living things with a natural frequency pulsation of, on average, 7.83 hertz - the so-called “Schumann resonance.” The 7.83 hertz frequency also happens to be the dominant frequency of brain waves - known as “alpha waves” – that correspond with an adult in a relaxed state. This frequency range is also associated with creativity, overall mental and body/mind coordination, calmness, alertness and learning.

Albert Einstein said: “Everything in life is vibration.” Our nervous system operates in response to electrical signals, and scientific research shows that all living organisms respond to the subtlest changes in the magnetic and electromagnetic fields surrounding us. Electromagnetic fields affect electrical conduction. With the rapid introduction of electricity into many areas of our ordinary lives, the potential for Electromagnetic Field (EMF) exposure has increased exponentially. EMFs are created wherever electricity is generated, transmitted or utilised. The introduction of 4G and 5G mobile technology (5G ranges between 600MHz and 40GHz – or, to spell it out, 600,000,000 hertz to 40,000,000,000 hertz) is unarguably having a significant influence on the inherent human electrical signaling system on which our physical and mental health depends.

Research into EMF radiation indicates that even those who suffer no obvious ill effects may still be affected at a subtle level, while sensitive individuals may have one or more ailments, such as stomach aches, headaches, muscle pains and poor sleep, or harder to diagnose symptoms that are difficult to treat because few physicians are familiar with the underlying causes. Many devices are now available that claim to protect against EMFs. One of the most thoroughly tested technologies is available through the PRANAN family of protection products. Several scientific studies[1] have documented their ability to stabilize various physiological processes when exposed to EMFs.

 

Pranan Product Range

 

How does the Pranan Technology Work?

Pranan technology does not attempt to absorb or block electromagnetic radiation, which is impossible. Instead, by capturing part of the ambient radiation, it filters out the transverse components, only allowing the longitudinal components to pass through, converting them into ultra-weak electromagnetic pulses - thus producing a balancing effect at the cellular and bioelectrical level from the alterations caused by EMFs.

Since the Pranan range of action of devices reaches 300 GHz, protection against 5G is assured. What’s more, they have an unlimited lifetime[2] and are maintenance-free.

Notes

  1. Including an assessment by a team that included scientists and professors from several prestigious Universities such as Georgetown University (USA), the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), the University of Technology Sydney (Australia), Southampton University (UK) et al. For details click here
  2. Subject to being kept in optimal condition

Further Information

For more details of the scientific studies verifying the effectiveness of Pranan devices: www.pranan.co.uk

 

 

 

Altrient® Welcomes Latest ASA Ruling on Clarity of Liposomal Vitamin C Marketing

Altrient liposomal vitamin C started a new age of advanced and optimized vitamin delivery, with absorption efficiency never thought possible. The potential of many standard food supplements is often not fully realized because of the numerous challenges that they face as they travel through the harsh environment of the gut. Liposomal vitamin developments are exciting, however, some companies have put profit before integrity and produced poor quality supplements masquerading as liposomal. This issue was highlighted in a recent Advertising Standards Agency ruling on Nov 4th 2021 against a well-known brand who were unable to substantiate their liposomal claims https://www.asa.org.uk/rulings/yourzooki-ltd-a20-1083951-yourzooki-ltd.html  
LivOn Labs who developed Altrient, the world’s first liposomal vitamin C have been leading the way in research and formulation of liposomal vitamin supplements since the early 2000s taking quality very seriously. They adhere to some of the most demanding safety and quality standards in the industry and use a patented process to make their liposomal products.

 

HIGH RES Drip Sachet

 

It is hard to spot a true liposomal product as this aspect of the food supplement industry is currently unregulated. Many supposed liposomal vitamin supplements are nothing more than phospholipid vitamin emulsions, misleadingly labelled as liposomal, with none of the absorption benefits that a true liposomal product delivers. When shopping for liposomal supplements caution is needed. There has recently been a rise in brands marketing liposomal products that have no liposomes in them at all. True liposomal supplements are proven to provide maximized absorption of the nutrients they hold. To identify a real bilayer liposome you need to look at a product under a powerful microscope, but there are some things to ask for and look out for that will help ensure you are getting the real benefits of liposomal delivery:

  1. Ask brands and retailers for evidence to prove they are genuine
  2. Ask to see proof of liposomes in the form of Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) analysis. This is the only way to be able to clearly see and define the bilayer structure of the liposomes.
  3. A Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) analysis will not be able to tell you whether a product contains liposomes or not.
  4. Look into the manufacturer’s testing procedures and independent clinical trials
  5. Look into the manufacturer’s quality assurance – third party verification
  6. Should contain a high content of phosphatidylcholine (there are different qualities of phosphatidylcholine, which will affect the stability of liposomes)
  7. A watery product would suggest that there are not enough phospholipids in the product or that the quality of the phospholipids is not up to standard to make liposomes
  8. Ideally should be liquid or gel
  9. Ideally should come in a single-dose sachet rather than a bottle to reduce oxidation
  10. If you have determined that the product is indeed liposomal, you then need to ask for proof that the liposomes actually contain vitamin C!

Further Information

For more information please contact on Tel: +44 (0)20 3239 4907; info@abundanceandhealth.co.uk  or visit www.abundanceandhealth.co.uk

 

 

 

When Sleep Is Long Overdue

by Clare G Harvey and  Dr Dori Naerbo

 

Insomnia is difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, and poor sleep quality. Not only is insomnia increasing due to the global crisis, but we also have a new type of insomnia now coined the pandemic insomnia, which is on the rise and increasing. Insomnia is caused by various factors such as anxiety, stress, emotional and psychological issues, and overall environmental and social pressures. We live in an atmosphere of fear, and restrictions, whether perceived or actual. The result is a build-up of physical and emotional tensions, so much so that it's difficult to relax and fall asleep naturally by the end of the day. The art of sleep is to stay calm, balanced, and centred in order to maintain healthy regenerative sleep during these unprecedented times. 

Flower Essences Come to the Rescue!

 

Calm and Relax from the Flowers of Australia and Norway 

Rediscover one's natural sleep rhythm and regain regenerative sleep with our go-to remedy for calming the mind and emotions when feeling stressed, nervous, angst, worried, overextended, and panicked. It helps to bring a state of homeostasis. Listening to your internal dialog is beneficial for managing your stress levels. This remedy is perfect for the inability to sleep well and wake up refreshed; it creates an emotional and mental calm and the ability to relax deeply, and be stress-free.  

Contains: Black-eyed Susan, Bush Fuchsia, Crowea, Jacaranda, Little Flannel Flower, Paw Paw, Bottlebrush, Old Man Banksia, Hibiscus, and Valerian.

It's all about our circadian rhythms, our internally driven cycles that rise and fall during the day. The master circadian clock in the brain is in control of the physical, mental, and behavioural changes that follow a 24-hour cycle. These natural processes respond primarily to light and dark cycles and help us fall asleep at night, and wake up in the morning. 

An unhealthy lifestyle can trigger or perpetuate erratic sleep patterns, and these habits can lead to insomnia. Working at home in the evenings with wifi, computers etc., makes it hard to unwind, being preoccupied when it comes time to sleep and missing the window when the body signals it wants to sleep.

Neurotransmitters – have a significant function in sleep rhythms. These chemical messengers within the brain allow communication between nerve cells - involved with sleep and wakefulness. Your pineal gland works as a motion detector for the light and dark cycles. Approximately 95% of your serotonin comes from the gut. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter known as the happiness, feel-good hormone. Melatonin is produced in the pineal gland and is an ancient molecule that can be traced back to the origin of life, known as the hormone of darkness.

Both dopamine and serotonin are referred to as "feel good" chemicals due to their roles in regulating mood and emotion. Imbalances of these chemicals can cause different medical conditions. Low dopamine levels have been linked to depression; low serotonin levels can contribute to mood, sleep, issues. 

When out of balance, chemical interactions in the brain can interfere with sleep patterns, which explains why some are biologically prone to insomnia and struggle with sleep for many years without any identifiable cause, even when following healthy sleep advice. They may be a deficiency in serotonin – often referred to as the happy hormone as it people with depression; its deficiency has also been linked to anxiety and insomnia.

Resetting the Circadian Rhythms and Sleep Pattern with Zero In

Which contains a most valued ingredient Mucuna pruriens, or velvet bean, is a tropical legume that boosts dopamine levels. This "magical bean" has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. It is being researched for improving depression, sleep patterns. It is also known as the "dopamine bean" since it is a good source of L-Dopa (4 – 7%), from which dopamine is made in the body. Said to be referred to as Jack's magic beans in the fairytale, called "magical velvet beans." This "magic" refers to Mucuna's potential to improve brain health for researchers. For users, this bean's "magical properties" span from its alleged aphrodisiac effects, while others yet allude to the plant's subjective simultaneously relaxant and stimulating effects. 

Is an effective mood enhancer and antidepressant due to its high levels of naturally occurring L-dopa. The precursor to dopamine and the key neurotransmitter in the brain for coordinating body movements, learning, regulating moods, and increasing motivation. It also has a neo-protective and free radical scavenging action. 

Zero In the Velvet Bean synergically combined with N- acetyl l–tyrosine is a precursor for neurotransmitter dopamine uptake, allowing better bioavailability to supply the brain. It protects from the harmful effects of all forms of stress. All of which goes a long way to take back control of our body's innate ability to take care of itself.

Contact and Further Information

Calm &Relax https://www.flowersense.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=281001

Zero In - https://therootbrands.com/rootsource

Clare G Harvey Tel: 019632 50750; flowersenseinfo@googlemail.com  www.flowersense.co.uk

 

 

 

Organic Aromatherapy – New Unique Synergy Blend with Monoatomic Gold

This is available now for all at this powerful pivotal change and unique moment in the evolution of human kind. When encountering the “shedding” of graphene oxide and other nano particles, we are all affected with these toxins sprayed (from chem-trails and geo-engineering)from above and on our crops and fed to us in our foods fluoridated water, dental products/treatments etc.). This unique blend is a powerful and gorgeous 'combo' of powerful essential oils and monoatomic gold.

 

Protection Synergy

 

I have created this NEW unique synergy, working with the advice of a team of Kinesiologists (also independent practitioners) here in the UK. The Kinesiologists tell me that with their muscle testing for the "Collective", this cream could also positively impact and help to balance and/or remove energetic blockages hence promoting balance for the cosmicthird eye and crown chakras. This is a wonderful surprise to me!

The basic blend has been tested and tried for many years, consisting of juniper, melissa, oregano, melaleuca (tea tree), lavender, clary sage, pine and peppermint essential oils of the highest therapeutic grade available on the planet. It also includes pine and spruce essential oils (Shikimic acid, suramin). To this NEW "Protection" blend, I have also added essential oils of star anise, Siberian Fir and a little fennel and then blended in some monoatomic gold, ormus and LOVE. These delicious characters are all wrapped up in a beautiful pure vegan base cream of purest white.

Like all my other creams, this new synergy is created by me, by hand, in a sacred space overlighted by the master angels and my amazing powerful "spiritual team". The blend has been tested by a panel of independent therapists, teachers and students, along with some of their patients and clients. I apply mine several times a day (especially if I am out and about, or seeing clients). I keep a pot in the car too, to use before and after shopping (touching shopping trolleys, etc) and mixing with the public. I'm always dabbing a blob on my darling hubby too and the dogs get a good sniff and a stroke when I have applied mine, so I feel I am looking after my family as best I can.

The importance of following a healthy protocol, which addresses all four bodies: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This encompasses a vegan or plant-based diet daily (locally grown, seasonal) and clean structured and unfluoridated water (not from plastic bottles) is a good way to support the natural detoxification of your body. Pure positive thoughts help to clear your emotional and mental bodies. Meditation, breathing into the lower third of your lungs (3-4-5 breathing practice/Buddha breath), all assist in putting us in a positive state, enabling the clearance and rebalancing of a healthy body (homeostasis).

Further Information

Please refer to https://www.organic-aromatherapy.co.uk/product-page/protection-pot-1

 

 

 

Sayer Complementary Health – Homeopathy at Home Online Course

Homeopathy can help a wide range of ailments and in time of acute illness homeopathic remedies can reduce the symptoms often negating the need to visit the doctor.  Homeopaths, unless medically qualified, do not diagnose health conditions.   They are trained to choose a homeopathic remedy that closely matches the symptoms presented by the person suffering, after all whilst there may be similarities in some ailments, it is the unusual symptom that can be the key to the most appropriate homeopathic remedy. 

 

June Sayer + Homeopathy

 

My online course Homeopathy at Home is designed to teach you how to use homeopathic remedies for minor ailments such as coughs, colds, headaches and sore throats etc.  Beginning with a brief introduction of the history of homeopathy and how remedies are made, it covers a number of homeopathic remedies along with questions to ask and some notes to help you differentiate between similar remedies.  Once you have decided upon the remedy instructions are given on how the remedies should be taken and how often they should be repeated.  It is worth noting that homeopathic remedies are non-toxic, non-addictive and safe for all ages, unlike some over-the-counter medications where you may be advised not to operate machinery or drive due to the possibility of becoming drowsy. Homeopathic remedies can be purchased from local health stores.

If, after completing the Homeopathy at Home course you feel that you would like to develop your knowledge further, the Homeopathic Practitioner Diploma course, offers you an in-depth apprenticeship style study course spread over three years.  This course further explores the philosophy of homeopathy, differentiating between acute and chronic cases and preparing case studies.  You will be required to put aside time for self-study and written assignments.  Once all the necessary criteria have been completed you will be entitled to register as a homeopathic practitioner and take steps to build your career as a homeopath.

I am also pleased to note that I am now a recognized practitioner of NutriClean, Gut Transformation and Peri-Menopause nutritional health Programmes. With the aid of nutritional supplementation and homeopathy I enjoy working with people and seeing their health improve and the longer-term benefits of staying healthy.

My practice is in Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex but for clients where distance or time constraints could be an issue, I am happy to hold consultations via Zoom, Skype, Facetime, etc.

Further Information

For further details on any of the above, please telephone 01621 730664 or email me at june@betterhealthnow.co.uk  or visit www.homeopathinessex.co.uk and please mention Positive Health when making contact.

 

 

 

Health-e-Learning – Green Living Health and the Environment

It’s time to ‘green’ the people...Let’s get human health placed as high on the environmental agenda as the threat to the animals, plants and planet”

Dr Rosy Daniel, Project Leader, Health and Wellbeing Trust Charity

According to Cancer Research UK our lifetime risk of cancer has now risen from 1 in 3 to 1 in 2! That means that half of us can now expect to get the diagnosis of this largely incurable illness along with the extremely expensive medical solutions of chemo- and radiotherapy, which are in themselves carcinogenic. The huge rise in cancer levels being caused by genetic mutation and disordered cell growth indicates that our health is breaking down as fast and dangerously as the breakdown in our planetary ecology. The relationship with cancer and the environment is fundamental. The micro-environment of our cells and genes entirely reflects the macro-environment in which we live, eat, breathe, drink, sleep and work. The disruptive toxic environmental effects of persistent chemicals, hormone disruptors, carcinogens in food, household, gardening and beauty products, poor food, water and air quality are augmented by the damage caused by non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, low-density electromagnetic fields and sick buildings. These physical threats to physical health are being experienced along with the emotional impact of eco-anxiety, depression and despair causing pandemic levels of mental illness, existential angst and suicide. Stress, anxiety and depression are proven to disrupt our immunity; immune dysregulation is associated at one end with cancer and raised risk of infection and at the other in increased allergies and autoimmune diseases.

 

Health-e-Learning Trust + PoG Diagram

Picture of Green; To do the exercise link to
https://pictureofgreen.healthcreation.co.uk/request_code.php

 

The Green Living Project

The Health and Wellbeing Trust exists to promote ‘Sustainable healthcare solutions for the 21st century’ through online health-e-learning and health-e-information platforms’. In these times of ecological fragility and toxic threat to people, plants, animals and planet it is vital that we all change our behavior, consumer habits and self-care as a matter of urgency. Environmental toxicity is at the root of cancer, lung disease, allergies, fatigue and endocrine disorders and it is vital that we now ‘green the people’ as well as the planet!

The Picture of Green – ‘Coming over to the green side’

The Picture of Green has been created as an awareness raising tool for individuals; its use will be combined with a gentle fundraising request for donations to the Trust.  Individuals are invited to check out how green they are currently living by answering online 12 awareness raising questions in 12 environmental domains. Each question will have a 10-point Likert Scale which creates a spider graph and a numerical score known as ‘The Green Living Factor’. There will then be signposting from each question to help users find help or guidance to make positive changes and buy products to move fully towards Clean Green Living. This tool produced by Dr Rosy Daniel, has been donated for use by the Health and Wellbeing Trust charity or partners websites, or done person to person during consultations with a suggested trade of a donation for the charity. To do this exercise free of charge, just use the link: https://pictureofgreen.healthcreation.co.uk/request_code.php

Further Information

Please contact Dr Rosy Daniel via PA Ally Phillips on Tel: 07481 616100; ally@drrosydaniel.org  rosy.daniel@healthcreation.co.uk   www.healthelearning.online  https://healthelearning.online/donate-info/

 

 

 

BOTANICA2022 And ICAN Join Hands In May 2022

The renowned Botanica conference series that showcases aromatherapy and herbal therapeutics is celebrating its 10th year in a special edition online event: 20-22 May 2022.

In partnership with the recently launched International Clinical Aromatherapy Network, Botanica2022 has additional cutting-edge networking features built in to its busy virtual conference and international trade show.

 

Ad Botanica 2022 +ICAN

 

Organiser and host of both Botanica2022 and ICAN, Rhiannon Lewis says

“due to the ongoing uncertainties with international travel restrictions, botanica2022 will be a fully online event. What this means is that the conference can be further enriched in terms of content with even more lectures, a busy virtual trade show and a palette of dedicated networking opportunities that would not otherwise have been possible in a physical event. Nothing beats being together in person but together with ICAN, botanica2022 is going that extra mile to ensure that next year’s virtual edition is as immersive as possible and we are exciting to be bringing you another unique, educational and engaging world-class conference.”

The theme for Botanica2022 of PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE provides the perfect opportunity to consider the place of both aromatherapy and herbal medicine today through the lens of the past, be inspired by current work from around the world and look ahead to the opportunities and challenges that our professions face.”

Highlights of the event include:

  • 2 full days of live lectures
  • 1 full day of deep dive workshops
  • A separate program of on-demand lecture content
  • Platform engagement activities with prizes and discounts from suppliers
  • High tech live audio-visual and text-based networking between participants, speakers, sponsors and suppliers for the duration of the event
  • Three registration options adapted for different needs and budgets
  • Recording and replay of all conference content

Further Information 

Ahead of the launch of registrations, interested participants can show their interest via the botanica2022 website to be sure to receive the news when the event opens for ticketing: www.botanica2022.com 

 

 

 

Chlorella – Algae Answer

Chlorella, a type of green algae, which can be harvested and turned into a health supplement, has been claimed to help support the normal functioning of the immune system, due to it containing numerous vitamins and other important nutrients.  There could be another way chlorella could help our immune systems this winter however.

It’s thought that long term stress suppresses our immune system, making us more prone to getting ill. Researchers[1] have found that chlorella may affect part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which plays a big role in how we react to stress. It was discovered that the algae appears able to reduce the amount by which the hypothalamus activates part of the body’s stress system; resulting in less activity by a specific stress hormone, called adrenocorticotropic hormone.

Whilst this wasn’t a human study, the scientists concluded that the research helped reinforce the concept that chlorella has an ability ‘to diminish the impact of stressors’; ultimately that under stressful conditions the body doesn’t get as stressed.

Sun Chlorella Powder - White

Which Chlorella?

Sun Chlorella is one of the world’s most popular brands (although it should be noted that the study above used a different species of chlorella to that used by Sun Chlorella) as they use something called DYNO®-Mill technology when creating their supplements. This breaks down the cell wall of the algae, without the use of heat or chemicals which can reduce the quality of the chlorella, to ensure when you use their products you’re getting the most nutrients possible. Sun Chlorella is available in both granule form, to be added to smoothies and shakes, and as tablets.

Reference

  1. Souza Queiroz J1, Marín Blasco I2, Gagliano H2, Daviu N2, Gómez Román A2, Belda X2, Carrasco J2, Rocha MC3, Palermo Neto J4, Armario A5. Chlorella vulgaris reduces the impact of stress on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and brain c-fos expression. Psychoneuroendocrinology: 65:1-8. Epub Dec 4. 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.12.002 Mar 2016.

Further Information

Available directly from www.sunchlorella.co.uk  or health stores nationwide.

 

 

 

SC Nutra[1] Launches Waterfall D-Mannose Instant – Bladder Health UK donation

Natural health food supplement manufacturer and retailer SC Nutra has launched a convenient ‘instant’ granulated form of its popular Waterfall D-Mannose supplement with a donation to Bladder Health UK for every pack sold across the full range. D-Mannose is a natural supplement supporting all-round bladder health for men and women, commonly used to ease symptoms of cystitis, urinary tract infections, prostatitis and other bladder conditions. The Waterfall D-Mannose Instant Sachets have been developed in response to demand for a quick, on-the go option for users of Waterfall D-Mannose Powder. Supplied in a pre-measured 3g size, in packs of 12, they contain 99% less plastic than the tubs. SC Nutra will be donating 5p from each sale, across the full range of Waterfall D-Mannose products, to Bladder Health UK, a national, patient-based information and support charity dedicated to helping people with all forms of chronic bladder illness.

 

d-mannose-sachets

 

SC Nutra, specializes in researching, developing and creating natural health supplements using healthy and essential sugars, with products including UniBac Advanced 17 Probiotic Blend™, UniBac Essential 9 Probiotic Blend™, Waterfall D-Mannose®, High Energy D-Ribose™, L-Arabinose Plus™ and Xylotene®.

SC Nutra Sales Manager Gary Torbuck said: “Waterfall D-Mannose Instant Sachets is an exciting all-new addition to our popular and longstanding Waterfall D-Mannose range, which customers will be familiar with under our Sweet Cures Brand.

“Each sachet contains 3g of Waterfall D-Mannose, ideal for taking a regular and convenient dose. Its pure formulation, with no added ingredients, contains simply 100% of the highest quality D-Mannose, naturally fermented from Birch, without the use of solvents.

“Our sponsorship of Bladder Health UK, will help highlight the charity to sufferers of Cystitis and UTI’s. We hope with the help of Bladder Health UK, we can support sufferers with the advice and support they need.”

Notes

  1. The new name for Sweet Cures

Further Information

Waterfall D-Mannose Instant Sachets are available to order now online via the SC Nutra website www.sweetcures.com or by phone 01904 789559. For trade enquiries please contact Sales Manager Gary Torbuck 01904 789559. For more information about SC Nutra, the new name for Sweet Cures, and Waterfall D-Mannose Instant Sachets visit: www.sweet-cures.com

 

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    Nicholas Gonzales Foundation

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    Cytoplan Bioactive Collagen

    Marine Collagen is a brand new, skin boosting, collagen packed formula from innovative supplement brand Cytoplan.  Created with a unique and bioactive collagen peptide formulation and made with Peptan® type 1, wild caught, sustainable, marine collagen peptides from whitefish to deliver an odourless collagen supplement.

     

    Further information: www.cytoplan.co.uk/marine-collagen  

     

    A Deep Dive into Mindfulness

    The 8-week online course Mindfulness for Life is an in-depth introduction to mindfulness. The aim is to help you develop a personal experience of mindfulness. The idea of mindfulness for life is to integrate mindfulness into your daily life. How can we be more mindful in our interactions, with eating, with how we move through life? For this to embed you, you will be encouraged to do some home practice throughout the course.

     

    Further information:   https://bit.ly/3IsL73B  

     

     

    Nutrients Served on a Plate

    Back to Basics: The Nutrients You Need Served on a Plate is a report by HSIS - Health & Food Supplements Information Service – and looks at the challenges of meeting recommended nutritional intakes through diet alone. Co-Authored by HSIS Dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton and GP, Dr Nisa Aslam, the book looks at the role of vitamin D, folate, calcium, magnesium, iron, iodine and omega-3. All play a significant role in our overall health and wellbeing and despite the bombardment of dietary advice we receive daily.

     

    Further information: www.hsis.org

     

    Amchara Health News

    Amchara Health is offering advice on How Can Leaky Gut Affect Your Health and 5 Key Benefits of Detoxing. You can book a retreat at Amchara in Somerset for 5 nights or more and get £100 discount off the normal price if you book before Christmas.

     

    Further information: https://amchara.com

     

    The Angel and The Apothecary

    The Angel and The Apothecary by Kate Rose, is a historical novel where the reader is introduced to Jeremiah I S Goode, who offers his medicinal and herbal services to the poorest residents of London, St Giles, the protagonist finds himself deeply in debt. With prison knocking at his door, Jerimiah is offered not only a chance of redemption, but a chance for love.

     

    Further information: k.e.rose@icloud.com   https://amzn.to/3n8whXE  or https://amzn.to/3wDtitg  for a kindle version.

     

    Off the Couch Before Too Late

    Get Off the Couch Before It’s Too Late by Dr Hugh Bethell, encourages everyone to review their current level of activity and do more. As we live longer and having had the COVID pandemic has shone a spotlight on the dangers of being unfit and Dr Bethell is on a mission to encourage everyone, particularly if they are in middle age and later.

     

    Further information:   Amazon.co.uk

     

    NO HANDS Massage Training

    Dates for the core NO HANDS Massage training in the North (Morcambe, Lancashire) and the South (Swindon), as well as for their exciting Transactional Bodyworker course (available in-person for the first time since COVID).

     

    Further information: https://nohandsmassage.com/massage-training/  

     

    Tridosha Reiki 2 Course

    This course is aimed at students who have already obtained their Reiki 1 qualification with Tutor, Davinder Kaur or another Reiki Master. The Reiki 2 Course is looking at the deeper philosophy of Reiki and will allow you to further develop you intuitive healing abilities, enhance your personal spiritual practice, grow and will give you a deeper insight into traditional Reiki techniques such as medications, distance Reiki and body scanning.

     

    Further information: https://tri-dosha.co.uk/contact-us/  

     

    Patient Survival Handbook

    After 28 years in the health care business, Dr David Wilcox has seen enough to realize that truly is a ‘business,’ as opposed to the kind-hearted, healing service that most of us might imagine it to be. In his book, How to Avoid Being a Victim of the American Healthcare System: A Patient’s Handbook for Survival, Dr Wilcox offers information, facts and tips that can help patients and family members navigate through the morass.

     

    Further information: Amazon.com

     

    Immune Combat Winter Illness

    Immuno-Care’s unique delayed release ensures that each capsule arrives intact in the small intestine to release its maximum potential and starts working to regulate your immune system. Immuno-Care is an all-natural plant sterol and antioxidant supplement which provides 300g of plant sterols roughly equivalent to 1500-2100 grams of fresh fruit and vegetables a day.

     

    Further information: http://www.biopathica.co.uk/Immuno300.html  

     

     

    Applied Neuroscience ICF

    The next certified and ICF accredited live-online Applied Neuroscience Programme starts on 19 March 2022. This programme will deliver practical knowledge and skills for anyone looking to create greater behavioural change individuals, teams and organisations. You will be in the expert hands with programme trainers Professor of Applied Neuroscience, Patricia Riddell and renowned thought leader Ian McDermott.

     

    Further information:  https://itsnlp.com/applied-neuroscience-programme/  

     

     

    Hormone Balance

    Symptoms of imbalanced hormones can range from heavy or painful periods, missed periods, missed periods, mid-cycle spotting, weight issues, migraines, skin problems, irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue and facial hair. As soon as there changes in your menstrual cycle, it is advisable to get checked out. Ensure you eat enough protein and fat with every meal, beware of toxic chemicals, de-stress, support your liver and get enough sleep is the advice of Claire Snowdon-Darling.

     

    Further information: www.clairesnowdon-darling.com

     

    Self-Care Tips

    The team at Kalms, the traditional herbal remedy specialists offer 6 self-care tips. Take exercise, ensure you have a balanced diet, ensure you have enough sleep, write down how you feel every day and connect with others. Kalms Day and Kalms Night can be used for temporary relief of symptoms associated with stress such as mild anxiety and irritability exclusively based on long standing use as a traditional herbal medicine and for temporary relief of sleep disturbances.

     

    Further information: www.kalmsrange.co.uk  Amazon.co.uk

     

    Almanac Guide 2022

    The Almanac, A Seasonal Guide to 2022 by Lia Leendertz, with illustrations by Harry Brockway, is the fifth instalment of the bestselling seasonal guide. Every month includes a method of navigating using the stars, sun or moon, so you can find your way around in the dark. Lia invokes through monthly folk songs, biscuit recipes and festive costume descriptions, all of which correspond to the folklore of the season.

     

    Further information: www.lialeendertz.com

     

    5-Minute Blood Test MOT

    By November last year, there were 26 million fewer GP visits than normal due to peoples’ fears over COVID-19. Recent research from the London Medical Laboratory, says a simple 5-minute blood test, which can even be done in your own home, will reduce pressure on surgeries and help spot many health issues before they become a problem.

     

    Further information: www.londonmedicallaboratory.com

     

    The Healing Power of the Sun

    The Healing Power of the Sun – A Comprehensive Guide to Sunlight as Medicine by Richard Hobday PhD explores the many beneficial effects of sunlight to prevent and treat illness and boost health and well-being. It shares scientific research on sunlight therapy and tuberculosis, reveals how sun can act as a disinfectant, explains how sunlight affects eyesight, sleep, mental health and the immune system.

     

    Further information: https://amzn.to/3ppYqcw

     

    MenoShake from BOMIMO

    Whilst it is certainly possible to fulfil additional daily protein requirements by eating a balanced whole food diet, the new MenoShake from BOMIMO, provides a delicious and easy all-in-one source of the additional protein required, along with a blend of marine collagen, a complete vitamin and mineral complex and some key botanicals to contribute to contribute towards achieving hormonal equilibrium. All ingredients have been purposely chosen and included to support a menopausal woman’s health.

     

    Further information: www.bomimonutrition.com     https://bit.ly/3dqrbjJ  

     

    Bondi Wash

    Bondi Wash products are 99-100% plant based. The only non-plant based are food grade preservatives, used to ensure the products are shelf stable. Products are non-toxic, bio-degradable and contain ingredients sourced from the best Australian suppliers. A huge hit in Australia, Bondi Wash is now available in the UK from planet friendly retailer Mint Green. Products include Bondi Wash Floor Wash, Bondi Wash Fruit and Vegetable Wash and Bondi Wash Baby Lotion Blue Cypress & Petitgrain.

     

    Further information: https://mintgreen.store/collections/bondi-wash

     

    Pure Tap Water Zerowater

    The Zerowater water filter comes with a TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) reader so that you can test your tap water before use and after. Some areas in the UK have water as poor as 300 on the TDS meter. When you use Zerowater, it lowers the score to 0.

     

    Further information: Zerowater.co.uk

     

    Breathe Like a Badass

    Breathe Like a Badass is a new title from Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Certified Coach, Hannah Jane Thompson. It draws on Hannah’s own story, her teaching practice and experiences of her clients to show readers how to harness the power of meditation. From comparison to office politics and body image to relationships, learn how to empower yourself with meditation.

     

    Further information:  Amazon.co.uk  Wellbeck Publishing

     

    Energy Supplement

    New Pro Plus Ultra is the UK’s first energy supplement to contain a unique blend of ingredients including slow-release caffeine, vitamins B6, B12 and Ashwagandha, which have shown to enhance energy and cognitive function, providing you with the brain fuel you need to overcome the many obstacles we face in a day.

     

    Further information:  Superdrug   Amazon.co.uk

     

    BioAdvanced Stress Support

    Protect your hair and stress levels with Natures Plus. BioAdvanced Stress Support contains vitamin B12, Niacin, B6 and magnesium to help reduce tiredness and fatigue as well as healthy metabolism and blood cell formation. Natures Plus BioAdvanced Hair, Skin and Nails Support contains essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients including 2000mcg biotin, MSA, vitamin A, silica and hyaluronic acid which all help prevent and treat hair loss, brittle and flaky nails and improve skin conditions from the inside out.

     

    Further information:   Amazon.co.uk  

     

    Improve Health and Activity

    The Improving Health and Increasing Activity Conference takes place on 22 June 2022 at The Royal Society of Medicine, London. Poor health can lead to chronic diseases or long-term conditions for which there is currently no cure. As part of the solution, Central and Local Government and their associated partnering organisations have devised and implemented several initiatives that encourage greater movement.

     

    Further information: why-sports.com

     

    Winter Hands Sanitiser

    If you suffer from sore, cracked hands from using alcohol sanitisers, the winter weather is only going to exacerbate your symptoms. Steril-eeze can be used on the most sore and sensitive of winter hands. It is pH neutral and loved by eczema and psoriasis sufferers and is just as effective as alcohol formulations due to its high hypochlorous concentrations. Clinical studies on hypochlorous have shown its benefits in treating various skin disorders such as dermatitis and pruritus (itching skin).

     

    Further Information: http://www.sterileeze.com/

     

    YuYu Bottles Turn Up the Heat

    The YuYu Bottle is not only providing a new level of comfort to anyone who loves the keep warm, but they are also used by everyone from Olympic athletes to chronic pain sufferers. The bottles, which are 81cm long, were created by Richard Yu when he became frustrated having to move his hot water bottle around his body to disperse the heat. The stylish YuYu bottles are made with Fairtrade rubber from Sri Lanka. Covers are made from luxury fabrics including Inner Mongolian cashmere, Liberty Prints, pure Japanese cotton a traditional tartans.

     

    Further information: www.yuyubottle.com

     

    Human Givens College Leeds

    The Human Givens College are bringing their training to Leeds in the New Year at a centrally located venue, easily accessible by road, rail and air and starting with 3 of their core diploma-linked workshops. Guided Imagery and Visualisation for Therapeutic Change, will enable you to treat a wide range of conditions. The Rewind Technique, which is an effective treatment for trauma (PTSD) and phobias and How to Tell Stories That Heal – master the art of therapeutic storytelling.

     

    Further information: Human Givens Leeds

     

    Cold and Flu Naturally

    With colds and flu on the rise, independent Pharmacist, Rita Ghelani gives her top tips on how to manage symptoms naturally. She advises we drink plenty of fluids, try steam inhalation, blow your nose often, help clear your nose with a saline spray such as Xlear Nasal Spray, use cough or throat lozenges, gargle with salt water, rest and sleep and try a supplement to boost your immune system with vitamin D, C and zinc supplement or the herbal supplement Echinacea.

     

    Further information: Amazon.co.uk  www.xlear.com  

     

    DROP IN! A Snowboarding Life

    DROP IN! A Snowboarding Life by Billy Morgan and Mark Turley is a new book which is a testament to human potential. In the ground-breaking autobiography, Billy Morgan tells his life story, from his working-class origins in Southampton and his move through the culture, ethos and philosophy of Snowboarding and his Olympic medal, the first British male to win one.

     

    Further information: Amazon.co.uk

     

    A Surgeon’s Journey

    A Surgeon’s Journey by Jeffrey S Wiseman MD describes the course of his career as a surgeon and how he began to notice a shift in medicine. Technology played a large role in that shift according to Wiseman. He saw how the advancement of technology and the cold factuality of medical science was impacting Physicians and it wasn’t always good. Disheartened by the changes he had witnessed before retirement, Wiseman decided to pen a collection of short stories about his experiences throughout his education and his years as a practicing Physician.

     

    Further information: Wiseman513@aol.com   Amazon.co.uk

     

    Back Care

    Back Care Awareness Week took place in October organised by Relaxback UK, the back pain charity. With the problems caused by the pandemic, the week paid particular attention to problems caused by working or studying from home and have produced booklets and information sheets to inform people how to look after their back.

     

    Further information: info@backcare.org.uk   https://backcare.org.uk

     

    Radiation Oncology Upright 

    Leo Cancer Care and The Centre Léon Bérard Hospital have joined forces to evaluate the benefits of upright positioning within Radiation Oncology. Leo Cancer care announced that the first ever upright Eve™ patient positioning system has been successfully installed at the Centre Léon Bérard Hospital in France as part of an ongoing research agreement. Leo Cancer Care is on a mission to be the ‘more human’ way to deliver Radiation Therapy, by utilising the upright position to improve patient experience, clinical effectiveness and access to radiotherapy.

     

    Further information Tel: 07729 761 667, fiona@leocancercare.com   www.leocancercare.com

     

    NAD+ Against Ageing

    UK Scientists developing pioneering anti-ageing supplements have welcomed the Government decision to prioritise NAD+ research. Northumberland-based Nuchido Laboratories, a team of world-renowned Biologists, led by Dr Nicola Conlon, has led research into the way in which human cells alter over time and is confident a molecule called NAD+ is key in influencing the rate in which people age.

     

    Further information: www.nuchido.com

     

    Self-Help App for Mental Health

    The new self-help app, AskDoc has launched in response to the growing demand for mental health support. The app, which offers users Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) courses from qualified Psychologists, launches following a significant period of mental health struggles, as 63% of Brits are revealed to be facing mental issues amid the pandemic.

     

    Further information: https://askdoc.com/

     

    Meditation Center ‘Il Risveglio’

    The Il Risveglio Meditation Center in Tuscany, Italy is open for Yoga Groups and holistic disciplines during the winter period. They have heated rooms, 8 bedrooms a bright Yoga Hall and communal lounge with a fireplace. They use renewable sources for their energy such as photovoltaic panels and solar panels.

     

    Further information: +39 324 6926062; info@centroilrisveglio.it   www.centroilrisveglio.it

     

    British Nut. Foundation CEO

    The Board of Trustees of the British Nutrition Foundation, is delighted to confirm the appointment of Elaine Hindal as the Foundation’s new Chief Executive Officer. Elaine will join the British Nutrition Foundation in the New Year from her current role as Chief Executive of the charity Drinkaware.

     

    Further information: www.nutrition.org

     

     

     

    Good Night’s Sleep

    MattressNextDay offers 8 top tips for a good night’s sleep when suffering from the winter sniffles. Take a hot shower to clear your sinuses, keep your pillowcase or bedsheets in the freezer before bedtime, sip some tea before bed, but make sure it’s at the right time,  keep yourself hydrated throughout the day to help eliminate mucus, stack your pillows in the right way when going to sleep, create homemade medication using just water and salt, do not count sleep and tense your toes to reduce tension.

     

    Further information: MattressNextDay

     

    COVID Anxiety Testing

    A study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that ‘the relative increases and decreases in frequency of reported symptoms of anxiety and depression at both the national and state levels mirrored the national weekly number of new COVID-19 cases during the same period. Other studies have documented rising rates of mental health and anxiety issues during the coronavirus pandemic in America.

     

    Further Information: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7040e3.htm

     

    Your Story

    Your Story by Alison Warden, brings together the four cornerstones of humanity – the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional consciousness – so any reader can figure out who they are, why they act as they do and how they can live their life to the fullest. Through a series of simple stories and metaphors, including fun illustrations by the Author’s own son, the mind-boggling intricacies of psychology have finally been simplified in a way anyone can understand.

     

    Further information: www.alisonwarden.com

     

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