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Short Features and Brief Takes Issue 177

by Cherry Coad Aldridge(more info)

listed in product news, originally published in issue 177 - December 2010

Feelgood Centre, London EC1 Free Xmas Treatments 6th December

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Book your appointment now for a free Christmas treatment on 6th December in the Feelgoodcentre. Come in for a free treatment of your choice on the 6th December all day. Here is a selection of our treatments offered by our therapists for free on 6 Dec:

  • Acupuncture,
  • Ayurvedic Massage,
  • Counselling, 
  • Facelift Massage, Facials,
  • Feldenkrais Method,
  • Hypnotherapy,
  • Holistic Massage,
  • Homeopathy,
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu®,
  • Korean Hand Massage,
  • Life Alignment,
  • Lightning Process,
  • Meditation,
  • Migun Thermal Massage,
  • Reversing Disease Naturally (Consultation),
  • Pranayoga,
  • Past life Regression,
  • Psychic Reading,
  • Reflexology,
  • Shiatsu,
  • Sports Massage,
  • Therapeutic Body Work

Please book your treatment through or call 079 460 84848.
Win a £1000 worth gift vouchers, from treatments to dinning and dance classes. To enter the lucky draw,  just email your name to or call  Tel: 07946084. Please also pass this on to colleagues, friends and family
Further Information
The Feelgood Centre, 33-34 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SF. Tel: 079 4608 4848

Freedom In Crisis: The Natural Health Products Protection Association  (NHPPA)

Shawn Buckley LLB
Constitutional and criminal lawyer with expertise in the Food & Drugs Act, President NHPPA Admission free; Donations appreciated.
Lecture Info and flyer  

Government policies are restricting your access to natural health products and your choice of ordinary consumer products, more than ever before. They say it's for safety; that government control is vital for our protection. Shawn Buckley is crossing the country with his shocking new lecture demonstrating the end of Canadians' rights and freedoms.


.The Freedom In Crisis lecture tour is taking up-to-date details on the road to ensure more people join the movement to fight for their rights. The NHPPA hopes that through illustrating current cases more people will understand the catastrophic flaws in policies imposed on us by Health Canada.

Learn how the Natural Health Product Regulations have Health Canada poised to raid legitimate business and how they have been pulling products we've taken for granted off store shelves. At the same time, Bill C-36: Canada's Consumer Product Safety Act, if passed, will attack manufacturers' and consumers' constitutional and legal rights. Hear the life and death implications of taking natural health products from the market and understand how a new law (Bill C-36) will elevate unelected, untrained government inspectors above the rule of law.

Become aware of the danger to Canadians' individual freedoms and livelihoods. Join the fight to protect your rights and stop the criminalization of products you rely on, while there is still time.  
Lecture Tour Schedule
Tuesday Nov 30 Moncton, New Brunswick
Wednesday Dec 1 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Sunday Dec 5 Penticton, British Columbia
Monday Dec 6 Vancouver, British Columbia
Tuesday Dec 7 Edmonton, Alberta
Wednesday Dec 8 Calgary, Alberta
Further Information
The Natural Health Products Protection Association (NHPPA) is a federally incorporated, non-profit organization devoted to protecting Canadians' access to natural health products. The Association lobbies government, publishes information and advises the public. Its experts support natural health stakeholders as changing legislation impacts their livelihoods.
Contact the NHPPA on Tel: 001 250.377.4930;

Bach Flower Essences for Christmas

Have you ever thought that we need some sort of Christmas insurance - to avoid all the stresses and strains of the festive season - well if ever Dr Bach's Essences could prove their worth - this is it! Ensure that your Christmas goes better than ever before. The Flower Essences researched by Edward Bach and used for the last 80 years by thousands of people lucky enough to come by his wonderful work. Within his 38 essences are balances for every situation:


Holly - Give this to every one, this will ensure that when they open their hearts to the family they can do it with out fear and those who find it hard to join in the Christmas spirit may begin to contact their joy within;

Centuary - Ensure that the people responsible for preparing the meal are taking Centuary - this will help them to enjoy being of service without feeling servile!

Honeysuckle  - If there are those who have had an 'Anus Oribles' give them some Honeysuckle;

Sweet Chestnut - If they are grieving or suffering loss - be it a relationship, a job or a loved one, then Sweet Chestnut will help them to feel less alone;

Chicory - If your mother in law (or any one else) threatens to ruin the day slip them some Chicory;

Honeysuckle, Pine and Rock Water - On the 21st December use Honeysuckle, Pine and Rock Water to help us to cleanse and to release guilt and old beliefs that may keep us from achieving all we want to do in the coming year;

Gentian, Cerato and Wild Oat - Over the Christmas period be sure to take time out to set your goals, your ambitions and your dreams for the coming year, while taking Gentian to release the fear of failure and Cerato for trust that it will all work to your advantage. If you have no dreams or aspirations - take Wild Oat until you find some!!

Further Information
Dr Bach's Flower essence combinations are available mail order from Ainsworths Homeopathic Pharmacy Tel: 020 7935 5330; Full sets can be ordered from Energy Works, email  

Chocolate Making Workshops - Sunday 12 Dec, 1-5 pm

Make your own chocolates for all occasions. So healthy and energizing you will never go back to eating commercial chocolate!

Chocolate workshop

Come and join us on a raw chocolate adventure, learn about the history of chocolate, its significant health benefits and how to make the best chocolate ever!

On this workshop we will be eating and creating our own chocolates, using raw organic ingredients that are powerful energizers. We will also be making healthy cakes and desserts which will make great Christmas presents for friends and family.

Further Information
Workshop 1-5 pm 12 December 2010. £40. Booking is essential. Please text Emma on 07854 425930 or email  

Lifeplan Goldenhills Manuka Honey UMF16+

Julie Lamble, Lifeplan's expert and qualified nutritionist, recommends Lifeplan Goldenhills Manuka Honey UMF16+ for a healthier body and immune system. This superior honey helps ensure you remain fit and well, helps you avoid contracting any of cold/flu bugs, suffering from digestive complaints due to eating or drinking too much, or indeed by letting the stresses and strains of the season sap your energy,.

Manuka Honey
Manuka Honey is rich in vital nutrients, including natural sugars, essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and powerful antioxidants. Manuka Honey possesses a special, unique antibacterial component, known as the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF), not found in other honeys, which helps to boost an impaired immune system, and maintain a healthy one.  Dr Peter Molan of the Honey Research Unit at Waikato University, New Zealand, has researched extensively the unique antibacterial property of Manuka Honey, findings of which are reported in his 2001 paper entitled 'Why Honey is Effective as a Medicine'.  In fact, the Honey Research Unit has found no bacteria in the laboratory to be resistant to the UMF activity of Manuka Honey!
Lifeplan Goldenhills only uses Manuka Honey that's ethical, environmentally friendly, totally natural, and which uses no chemicals in the production process.  The New Zealand firm, working in partnership with Lifeplan, harvests Goldenhills Manuka Honey from its own hives; conducts an industry recognized 'good manufacturing extraction method', and is BRC accredited so that each batch of Manuka Honey can be traced back to a particular hive!  
Further Information
Lifeplan Goldenhills Manuka Honey UMF16+ is available from independent health food stores nationwide and the Lifeplan Products Limited website For further information, contact Lifeplan Products Ltd on Tel: 01455 556281;

Unlearn your Pain

by Dr Howard Schubiner
Published by Mind Body Publishing. 2010. ISBN-10: 0984336702.

Unlearn Your Pain by Dr Howard Schubiner, outlines a 28-day self-directed program that allows people to end chronic pain.

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"People who suffer chronic pain have real pain," explains Dr Schubiner. "Doctors treat the part of the body that's feeling the pain, but that is rarely the true source of the pain. If medical tests do not reveal any serious structural problem, then chronic pain is due to overly sensitized connections between the brain and the body. Overtime they become wired into the brain's circuitry. The nervous system learns to create chronic pain.

"Pain is a relatively common manifestation of stress and emotional reactions to stress. Mind body medicine has helped innumerable people, yet only a relatively small number of physicians have incorporated this work into their practices. In fact, few physicians are even aware that syndromes such as back and neck pain, headaches, fatigue, fibromyalgia, temporo-mandibular joint syndrome, and irritable bowel and bladder syndromes can be caused by stress due to unresolved emotions such as worry, anxiety, fears, and anger."
Dr Schubiner's treatment and groundbreaking research supports the fact that the best way to cure pain is to retrain the brain and the nervous system. Unlearn Your Pain explains the science behind chronic pain in an easy-to-understand manner and gives  people the same step-by-step approach that Dr Schubiner has used for years in his own clinical practice to reverse his patients' chronic pain.

About the Author
Dr. Howard Schubiner has practised medicine for thirty-two years, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Adolescent Medicine and is the Director of the Mind Body Medicine Center at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. He is a Clinical Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine where he teaches and conducts research. He has authored more than sixty scientific publications and lectures nationally and internationally. He may be contacted on Tel: 001 248-849-4728;

Further Information
Unlearn Your Pain is currently available on and at  

Benefits Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Most of us are aware of the aspects of olive oil as an ingredient in our cooking and the effects it can have on our body, but one Extra Virgin Olive Oil stands out from the crowd - Castillo de Tabernas Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Castillo de Tabernas produces olive oils of extraordinary quality and completely unique, creating something that scientists describe as holding remarkable benefits to your health.

Olive Oil

We are aware of the effects olive oil has on the heart and its ability to reduce bad cholesterol; this is mainly due to the content of oleic acid. Olive oil generally contains around 60% oleic acid, but Castillo de Tabernas contains 80%. This is not what the scientists are astonished about; it is the amount and types of antioxidants contained in Castillo de Tabernas' olive oils. These antioxidants and oleic acid work in your body to remove fats and free radicals, protect cells from oxidization and mutation, thereby  strengthening your immune system. Castillo de Tabernas Extra Virgin Olive Oils have remarkable effects on your circulatory system, helping to reduce and prevent heart disease, for example.

This is definitely one product you should have in your kitchen and don't be afraid to use it. Many people only use Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a dressing but it can be used in so many different ways. Yes, it couldn't be easier or simpler to deliver the best flavours from your cooking while using Castillo de Tabernas Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Further Information
For more information please contact Jody-Lee Attal on Tel: 07587 417 223;  


Senzimi Skin Care Range

Senzimi Skin Care is a high quality natural skin care range for those with sensitive skin. The idea to establish Senzimi Skin Care was born whilst talking to family and friends who suffered from skin conditions typically associated with eczema, rosacea and general hypersensitivity.

Skin Range

The range includes a daily moisturiser, a cleanser, a shampoo and a conditioner.

Sensitive Support Daily Moisturiser
Aloe vera, cucumber, rosehip, oat extract and argan oil moisturise, protect and refine, whilst a special blend of soothing and anti-irritating herbal extracts encourage skin rehydration. The addition of olive squalene helps promote cell growth and boosts natural protection against UV damage and the appearance of age spots.

Sensitive Support Cleanser
Jojoba oil unclogs pores and helps restore the skin's pH balance, leaving it soft, plump and supple. Hydrating aloe vera and soothing chamomile calms inflamed skin and is especially beneficial to those suffering from dry skin conditions.

Sensitive Support Shampoo
Wheat protein strengthens hair and helps retain moisture whilst a powerful blend of soothing herbal extracts, such as boswellia, helps protect and nourish the scalp. Neem oil has also been added because of its traditional application in helping dry skin.

Sensitive Support Conditioner
Vitamin B12 and wheat protein help repair dry and damaged hair. Natural active ingredients derived from meadowfoam oil improve the sheen, feel and appearance of hair, leaving it untangled and smooth whilst conditioning and strengthening. Wheatgerm, chamomile and geranium oils have also been added to help heal and soothe dry and irritated scalps.
Further Information
For more information and to purchase please visit 

Choosing to Be - Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master

by Kat Tansey
Published by Findhorn Press. Oct 2010.Paperback. £7.99. ISBN: 978 1 84409 501 8.

After 20 years in a high-pressure career in change management Kat Tansey's active life was derailed by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which reached its peak on a cold, grey, rainy morning in 1993, when she faced an important decision: should she stay to fight another day with suicidal depression or should she take her life?  Choosing to Be... is a true account of Kat's journey from deep depression to emotional wellness, and her story will inspire all those caught on the hamster wheel of life and sufferers of stress and 'must do' syndrome.

Choosing To Be cover

Choosing to Be is based on real events and real characters. The central characters are the author, a Buddha master - a Maine Coon cat named Poohbear Degoonacoon - and his kitten muse Catzenbear.  This compelling book is an account of Kat's personal journey where she uses her imagination to intuit / hear Poohbear's wise advice based on his own attitude toward life according to Buddhist teachings - so starkly contrasting with her own at the time.

Choosing to Be offers a unique mix of the author's personal experience and lessons in how to meditate via her 'dialogue' with her cats. These lessons and meditations help the author free herself from the restrictions of 'ordinary mind' - a Buddhist term for 'a mind hindered by clinging, anger, sleepiness, restlessness and doubt' - and settle into the Buddha mind of wisdom and peace.

The value of meditation is clearly demonstrated by Kat and her Feline Zen Master in a way that is absorbing and enlightening.  Choosing to Be is a self-improvement book with a difference.  Even if the reader is not inclined to move towards Buddhist meditation, they will discover relevant and helpful life lessons here.  For over-achievers, Choosing to Be will help them discover the importance of why we should stop 'doing' and move towards 'being' by learning how to make time for ourselves and quietening the busiest mind.

Further Information

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New 66fit™ Ab Roller Exercise Wheel

PhysioSupplies brings the latest and most advanced rehabilitation and recovery products direct to the public, medical professionals and patients, at affordable prices.

Ab Roller and Mat

Proven Tone Tool
The new 66fit™ Ab Roller Exercise Wheel is a 3-in-1 toning tool that is proven to tone abs, back of the arms and shoulders all at the same time.

Featuring a two way easy-glide wheeled system plus foam padded moulded handles for easy grip and comfort, the 66fit™ Ab Roller Exercise Wheel targets the hard-to-exercise lower abs, giving an even tone and that elusive 6-pack!

Supplied with a knee pad for even more comfort, the 66fit™ Ab Roller Exercise Wheel is lightweight and extremely portable, making it the perfect workout tool as a little space and a solid floor are the only other essentials.

  • Hold the Ab Roller with both hands and kneel on the floor;
  • Now place the Ab Roller on the floor in front of you so that you are on all your hands and knees (as in a kneeling push up position). This will be your starting position;
  • Slowly roll the Ab Roller straight forward, stretching your body into a straight position. Tip: Go down as far as you can without touching the floor with your body. Breathe in during this portion of the movement;
  • After a pause at the stretched position, start pulling yourself back to the starting position as you breathe out. Tip: Go slowly and keep your abs tight at all times.
Caution: This exercise is not advised for people with lower back problems or hernias.
Variations: If you are advanced you can perform the exercise moving the Ab Roller to the sides in a
diagonal fashion as opposed to straight forward. This version places more emphasis on the obliques.

Further Information
RRP: £10.99 including FREE UK Mainland delivery and VAT. To find out about the new 66fit™ Ab Roller Exercise Wheel and other products, please contact Physio Supplies on Tel: 01775 640 972;


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