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Short Features and Brief Takes Issue 213

by Cherry Coad Aldridge(more info)

listed in product news, originally published in issue 213 - April 2014

Shattering the Cancer Myth - Positive and Practical Tools to Heal Your Life

by Katrina Ellis

Published by Publicious Self-Publishing. Softback. £18.80. 2013 4th edition. ISBN 0987466941.

The newly released fourth edition of Shattering the Cancer Myth is not only a remarkable story of Katrina Ellis’ own personal triumph over terminal cancer, but a practical and comprehensive positive guide to cancer treatment using traditional and natural therapies.  Containing the latest in progressive cancer therapies, cutting edge    natural medicines and detailed supplement programs to complement surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment, Shattering the Cancer Myth has sold over 70,000 copies worldwide.

Shattering the Cancer Myth

Ellis has been overwhelmed by the positive feedback from readers, many who credit the book in helping them gain back their health, with award-winning journalist Leslie Kenton adding ‘this book has soul’. Ellis conquered malignant ovarian cancer at age 27 and has been a practising naturopath, iridologist and herbalist for close to 20 years, working from her natural health centre, based at Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast.

The fourth edition of the book is comprised of three parts - firstly Katrina’s physical and spiritual journey to uncover the truth and determination to survive. This is followed by a complete cancer manual ranging from successful natural treatments, the positives and negatives of orthodox treatments and useful techniques to harness the power of your mind. Lastly, a resource guide valuable for anyone in preventing this disease whilst maintaining brilliant health. Shattering the Cancer Myth has been rewritten to include new innovative cancer therapies, full supplement support and diet programs for various cancer types, also includes a new chapter by Dr Joachim Fluhrer MD,  an Integrative Medicine Practitioner combining General Practice with evidence based Gene Diagnosis and Complementary Medicine. In March 2013 Ellis released Raw Addiction, the book containing the recipes and diet that she credits as helping her overcome cancer, which is now an Australian bestseller. 

About Katrina Ellis

Katrina Ellis graduated as a qualified naturopath, herbalist and iridologist in 1995. She spent worked for the ex-prime minister of Thailand in his five star health resort, Chiva-Som where she managed the ‘natural health department’ and performed consultations, designed an organic food line and co-wrote the Chiva-Som cookbook. While in Thailand she developed a rare form of cancer, after exposure to a toxic agent. After many misdiagnoses and being told she would not live past the year, she embarked on a campaign to save herself with natural medicine. A few months later she was cancer free and from this experience wrote the 2003 international best seller Shattering the Cancer Myth

Further Information

The Katrina Ellis Natural Health Centre is situated at Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast, Queensland  Raw Addiction and Shattering the Cancer Myth 4th Edition retail for $34.95 available from  The fourth edition of Shattering the Cancer Book is also available in eBook format for $14.95. 

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The Healthy House - Protection from Electromagnetic Stress

In the last ten to fifteen years, our exposure to electromagnetic fields has increased phenomenally. Our houses and offices are filled with electronic gadgetry from TVs to microwave ovens and X boxes. Now we are accompanied by mobile phones, MP3 players or tablets and are also affected by those of others - in Wi-Fi buildings, public transport, cafes, schools and colleges. At work many people spend the majority of their day on a computer and surrounded by electrical machines. All these electrical appliances give off electrical fields. Most offices and homes have Wi-Fi and many use DECT (digital cordless) phones.

Electromagnetic Stress Safe as Houses

Increase in exposure to electromagnetic fields has resulted in an escalation of a condition known as electrical sensitivity. We feel that those suffering from electrical sensitivity are  ‘canaries in the mine’; over time more and more people will be suffering these effects.  

Symptoms of the Effects of Electromagnetic Fields

Symptoms caused by exposure to EMFs can vary from mild to severe. If you do not experience EMF symptoms it doesn't necessarily mean that your body is not affected. We do not yet know what the long term effects will be.

Symptoms can Include:

  • Immune dysfunction: colds, flu and increasing ill health; 
  • Psychological problems: inability to concentrate, increased anxiety, depression, aggression, irritability, anguish, apathy, insomnia and memory loss;
  • Increased instance of epileptic seizures;
  • Dizziness, vertigo, disorientation, breathlessness;
  • Loss of appetite, nausea;
  • And many more  (References available at )

Protection is Becoming Increasingly Important

There are ways of reducing exposure and helping to protect oneself and one's family. The Healthy House offers a wide range of products to help to reduce the effects of exposure to EMFs. These include meters and monitors so that you can measure the fields, products for personal protection, products to protect you in your home or office and mobile phone and electronic equipment protection.

1. Measure the Fields

There are two major sources of EMFs: electrical appliances and wiring, and wireless microwaves from mobile phones, cordless phones, Wi-Fi, mobile telephone masts and base stations and Tetra masts. These fields are silent; it is only by measuring them that you are aware of their presence.  Use a Professional EMF meter to find the source of the electro-magnetic fields around you to determine areas in your home (or office) with the highest levels. Move beds and furniture to avoid spending the majority of your time in areas of high electrical and magnetic fields. Use an Electrosmog Detector to hear the microwave radiation pulsing from mobile phones, Wi-Fi, cordless phones; take measures to reduce your exposure.

2. Reducing Exposure to Electric and Magnetic Fields

  • Move furniture, beds and seating away from areas of high electrical fields;
  • Bear in mind high fields from electrical appliances that are in close contact with the body such as hair dryers and electric blankets. Also be aware that electrically operated adjustable beds and furniture give off strong magnetic fields;
  • Electric clocks, and clock radios should be at least one metre from your head and baby alarms should be placed at least one metre from the baby;
  • Sit as far away as possible from VDUs and TVs; 
  • Use protective devices such as Green8s or electroDOTs to harmonize the fields.

3. Reducing Exposure to Microwave Radiation

  • Carry your mobile phone in a blocsock, away from direct contact with your body;
  • Replace your DECT phone with a corded phone - DECT phones emit high fields 24/7;
  • If you cannot replace your DECT phone, use protective products on the base station and handsets; don’t keep base station on a bedside table or close to where you spend time;
  • Turn Wi-Fi off at night, or use dLAN to connect to the Internet through the house wiring (this works for PCs and laptops but not for tablets or MP3 players;
  • Use Air Low Radiation headset with mobile phone; reduces the fields at the head >99%;
  • Use a Green8, electroDOT or other protective devices on mobile phones, laptops, etc.

Further Information

Please contact The Healthy House on Tel: 0845 450 5950 or 01453 752216;


Helios Homeopathy

Helios was founded in 1986 with the vision to create a new source of potent, accurate and effective remedies to bring profound healing and relief of suffering.  Helios are united in their passion for healing, our commitment to homoeopathy and to producing remedies of quality and integrity, by hand, to traditional methods.

Helios Homeopathy

Helios have over 3,500 remedies available and are proud to be part of the global homeopathic community serving practitioners, students and the public worldwide.  They provide a fast, responsive service to customers; all remedies and products are backed by friendly, expert advice from the team of qualified homeopaths to help you use homeopathy with confidence.

Retail Range

Helios have developed a range of remedies and creams for retail outlets and clinics for over the counter sale. Attractively packaged, the remedies and creams are made using the finest quality ingredients, to traditional homeopathic principles, and have been specifically formulated to cover the most common ailments and minor injuries seen over the counter.

Remedies are available individually, in single pill action dispensers, or collectively in unique, compact, Basic 18 Kit and take the form of lactose free, sucrose pillules. Helios natural, plant based creams do not contain lanolin, petroleum derivatives or artificial preservatives making them suitable for the most delicate skin and are packaged in 30g tubes.  Further remedies and creams will be added to the range in the near future.

To complement the range, Helios have produced a 28 page, full colour self-help booklet A Basic Guide to Homeopathy, outlining applications for a variety of remedies and giving examples of common complaints that can be helped at home.

Illness and injury can happen at unpredictable times, often when it may be difficult to get the homeopathic remedies that you need. But the Helios range of kits you can now take all the benefits of a wide range of potent remedies with you, wherever you go. Strong, lightweight and compact, the kits contain a wide range of remedies covering common minor ailments and first aid situations and are ideal for both the newcomer and more experienced user of homeopathy. Whichever kit  you choose, you'll find precisely the right remedies to meet the situation.

Further Information

For more help and advice regarding Helios creams, remedies and remedy kits please contact Helios on Tel: 01892 537254;


Chemotherapy Heals Cancer and the Earth is Flat

by Lothar Hirneise

Published by Nexus. 2005 English Translation. Hardcover.  £34.90. ISBN-10: 3981050207; ISBN-13: 978-3981050202

In the future there will be two groups of cancer patients, those who have read this book and those who are uninformed. Or For many years Lothar Hirneise has travelled the world looking for the most successful cancer therapies, and he has been explaining to people that there is much more available than just chemotherapy and irradiation. Recognized internationally as Europe's leading specialist in this area, he describes the results of his years of research in this encyclopedia of non-conventional therapies.

Chemotherapy Heals Cancer and the Earth is Flat

The reader will also learn in detail why so-called experts in reality know little about cancer. In addition to descriptions of more than 100 cancer therapies and substances used in treating cancer, the author also explains which cancer therapies are used allopathically, for which types of cancer, and what is imperative for a patient to know before he subjects himself to such therapies.

The 3E program, which is based on the analysis of case histories of thousands of people who have survived late stage cancer, is also described for the first time. Learn why so many people die of cancer, and why so many others do not. This book not only supplies an incredible amount of information, it also helps the cancer patient to find his own way to cure cancer through the active exercises of the 3E program.

Further Information

The Edge Books are the sole UK distributors for this book. Their price is £29.90 plus postage and packing. Please note that Edge Books only have a limited quantity (less than 20 copies) of this books and when they are gone. We have cease distributing the book and will clear stock at the recommended selling price. Amazon UK quote a selling price of £132.40! 

To order:

Payment for UK orders is made via PayPal by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button on the website:

Orders are normally processed on the day of receipt and are posted by Royal Mail, second class post. If you have any queries, please either Tel:: 07884 457 356;


The delivery and packaging charge for the UK is £5.00 per copy.  Please contact Edge Books to arrange payment for more than one copy. The UK delivery charge for one book is included in the price shown on the website. Please contact Edge to arrange payment for deliveries outside the UK or for more than one copy before you order.

For further information contact on Tel: 07884 457 356;


The College of Āyurveda (UK)

The College of Āyurveda (UK) offers the most comprehensive curriculum in the field of Āyurveda in the United Kingdom and Europe, based on the recommendations of the Dept. of AYUSH, New Delhi, India.  The College of Āyurveda (CoA) was first established in 1997 under the aegis of the Āyurvedic Medical Association (UK).  In 2000, the CoA was registered under the Companies House, UK, and in 2006 the CoA developed a collaborative partnership with the Middlesex University, London. 

The College of Āyurveda (UK)

The College offers a three-year Diploma in Āyurvedic Healthcare programme for Clinical Āyurvedic Therapists (CAyT). The College’s Distance Learning programme is a revolutionary programme that integrates home schooling, classroom education and one-to-one relationship with a Tutor who guides the students’ education.  Distance learning is available in all theory-related (academic) learning; however, attendance is mandatory for all practical and clinical training.  At the end of first and second academic year of study the students spend one week with an instructor in a small group study session in order to gain hands-on experience in practical and diagnostic aspects of the curriculum and participate in group discussions.  At the end of year three the students attend 12-weeks of clinical practice in India, which is mandatory for Certification as Clinical Ayurveda Therapist.  The College is currently planning a 4-year Ayurveda Practitioner level programme in collaboration with Ayurveda institute in India.

An Overview of Āyurveda

Āyurvedic Medicine is the most ancient system of medicine known to mankind.  It emerged within the Vedic culture that arose in the foothills of Himalayas and along the banks of the great rivers of India.  It is based on the Vedic wisdom expounded by the ancient sages.  Āyurveda is a science-based healthcare approach that treats illness and promotes wellness by focussing assessment on biochemically unique aspects of each patient, and then individually tailoring interventions to restore psychological, physiological and structural imbalances.

The basic principles upon which Āyurvedic medicine/healthcare operates are:

  • Biochemical individuality based on genetic and environmental uniqueness;
  • Dynamic balance of internal and external factors;
  • Web-like interconnections of psycho-physiological processes;
  • Health as a positive vitality – not merely the absence of disease;
  • Promotion of organ reserve through psycho-neuro-immunological processes;
  • Patient-centred rather than disease focused healthcare.

Using these principles, Āyurvedic healthcare therapist / practitioners focus on understanding the fundamental physiological processes, the environmental inputs, and the genetic predisposition that influence every person’s experience of health and disease.  A person is considered an integral part of the Universe which is governed by natural laws.

Further Information

For further details please contact Dr M Athique on Tel: 01908 664518;


Olive Oil World Launches New UK Programme

Olive Oil World, the Europe-wide promotion program of the European Union’s olive oils, has joined forces with Greek producers to bring its initiative to the UK. Part of the campaign will focus on educating consumers about the health-giving properties of olive oil and how it can both treat and prevent a number of illnesses.

Olive Oil World Launches New UK Programme


Olive oil can make a difference in the treatment of arteriosclerosis – where cholesterol-rich patches (known as atheromas) deposit on the walls of the arteries which stops blood from reaching the tissues and obstructs the functioning of vital organs, such as the heart and brain. Conditions associated with arteriosclerosis include angina and heart attack. It has been demonstrated that olive oil has an effect in preventing the formation of blood clots and platelet aggregation commonly associated with arteriosclerosis, and that olive-oil-rich diets can counteract the effect of fatty foods in encouraging blood clot formation, thus contributing to the low incidence of heart failure in countries where olive oil is the principal fat consumed.


Diets containing a large amount of animal fats raise blood cholesterol level, a risk factor of cardiovascular disease. Olive oil lowers the levels of total blood cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides. It does not alter the levels of HDL-cholesterol (and may even raise them), which plays a protective role and prevents the formation of fatty patches, thus stimulating the elimination of the low-density lipoproteins. The beneficial effect of olive oil consumption with regard to cardiovascular disease occurs in primary prevention, reducing the risk of developing the disease, and in secondary prevention, preventing recurrence after a first coronary event.


Olive oil also appears to help sufferers of Osteoporosis, a condition where a reduction in bone tissue mass increases the risk of fractures. There are two types. Type I occurs in middle-aged, post-menopausal women and type II in the elderly. Olive oil appears to have a favourable effect on bone calcification, and bone mineralization is better the more olive oil is consumed. It helps calcium absorption, thereby playing an important part during the period of growth and in the prevention of osteoporosis.

Cognitive Function

Diets rich in olive oil may also prevent memory loss in healthy elderly people. A direct relationship between the consumption of olive oil and a greater chance of avoiding age-related cognitive decline has been observed in studies, and is believed to occur because the monounsaturated fatty acids contained in olive oil are believed to help maintain the structure of the brain cell membranes since the demand for these acids appears to grow during ageing.

The same studies have also observed that the quantity of olive oil consumed was inversely proportional to age-related cognitive decline and memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Further Information

For more information please contact Sara Walsh at Beyond Network on Tel: 07956 904264;


Digestive Intelligence - A Holistic Vision of Your Second Brain

by Irina Matveikova MD

Published by Findhorn Press. 2014. Softback. £9.99. ISBN978-1-84409-643-5.

“… there is constant communication between the two brains: the one inside our skull and its brother down there in our gut. I can assure you that the relationship between the two brains, which involves hormonal, metabolic, and emotional levels, is very complex - we could even call it “intellectual”; it is also normally quite democratic and mutually respectful.”

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How to resolve all your digestive problems from irritable bowel syndrome to constipation

  • 15% of the adults in the western world suffer constipation and have high risk of colon cancer;
  • More than 300 million cases of depression worldwide are linked to problems with the ‘second brain’.

According to Dr Anton Emmanuel, consultant gastroenterologist at University College Hospital in London, 40% of people in the UK are suffering from one kind of digestive disorder or another, including IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) heartburn, acid reflux, chronic constipation, diarrhoea and peptic ulcers. In her book, Digestive Intelligence: A Holistic Vision of Your Second Brain (Findhorn Press, May 2014), Dr Irina Matveikova explores the link between “the brain in our skull and its brother down there in our gut”.

Dr Matveikova writes as a traditionally trained medical doctor who also embraces much of the wisdom to be found in ‘complimentary’ forms of medicine; the result is a combination of medical science, psychology and natural health. Digestive Intelligence takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the digestive system explaining how it operates as a second brain and how we think and live our emotions via our stomachs. Approximately one million neurons are found in our digestive track producing serotonin, known as the ‘happy’ hormone; it makes sense that when our ‘digestive system’ is “out of sorts” we too feel irritable, lacking in energy and in a bad mood and vice versa. Dr Matveikova makes the connection and gives practical advice to assist readers gain a better sense of and understanding of the ‘intelligence’ of the gut. The goal is to help readers identify digestive problems and resolve them.

About the Author

Dr Irina Matveikova is licensed in Medicine, Endocrinology and Clinical Nutrition by the University of Minsk (Belarus). She is also a certified expert in Eating Disorders Behaviour.

Further Information

Available from Findhorn Press and Amazon


Original Tomatis Listening Therapy at The Listening Centre London

The Listening (Voice, Music&Language) Centre London is in its 14 year of operation. Ella Williams, consultant and practitioner is one of the few centres worldwide that still offers Listening therapy in its original form as developed and advised by Dr Tomatis. Nowadays there are quite a number of therapies that are more or less based on his work and sorting through the confusing array of choices can be daunting. 

Cello Girl

The original Tomatis uses analogue sound and not digital - that is taped music and not CDs. The implications of this are profound.  The brain doesn’t work in a digital way! Contrary to what might be propagated about digital sound being superior, the important fact is that the brain does not process information, auditory or otherwise in a digital way. The use of digital sound in any therapy is fundamentally flawed. The question of digital versus analogue is literally a ‘no brainer’. It is true that tapes degrade, but tapes are regularly replenished, which means that the sound quality is not compromised

D.I.Y, for home use devices appear to be more convenient and an easier way to do the therapy but the daily, on the spot, observation and guidance of the therapist should not to be underestimated or undervalued. At a centre you will be assessed and treated having the reassurance that the specialised equipment being used is maintained and functions as it should.  Furthermore many clients appreciate this special time just for themselves, as the treatment is both invigorating and relaxing. Removing yourself from daily distractions and making time in a comfortable and different environment enables you to let yourself relax sufficiently to fully immerse yourself in the process. Tomatis said that ultimately it is the therapist that brings the healing, or as one of my clients said, “holds Jacob’s ladder”. Many people appreciate the exchange of thoughts and ideas in an encouraging atmosphere. 

An integral aspect of the original therapy is supervised active microphone work of chanting, music making, singing or reading, allowing musicians and indeed all clients to make adjustments naturally and effortlessly to their own vocal or musical output. For children the use of the Mother's voice is an important part of the therapy, as Dr Tomatis believed our desire to communicate is activated by hearing our Mother's voice in utero. Only in the context of a centre will there be professional feedback and audiometric testing to confirm that changes are taking place. It is an effort worth making.

Further Information

For more information about Tomatis Listening Therapy please ring Ella Williams at The Listening Centre London on Tel: 0207 3595268; Ella also has a Positive Health Online Clinic Listing  


Ayurvedic Treatment Protocols for Acute and Chronic Disease combining Western and Ayurvedic Herbs

An advanced course for students and practitioners from Ayurvedic and Western herbal traditions to be held in 2014 with Anne McIntyre and Vijay Murthy. UK’s renowned medical herbalist Anne McIntyre and New Zealand’s Ayurvedic doctor and naturopath Dr Vijay Murthy bring their decades of clinical experience and teachings together in offering a unique protocol-based approach to health care using herbs.

Ayurvedic Treatment Protocols

Their course offers an exceptional opportunity to explore in depth the clinical application of traditional Ayurveda and Western Herbal Medicine in the treatment of acute and chronic health conditions encountered in clinical practice. With a unique clinical focus, the course provides a step-by-step approach to using Ayurvedic health assessments and designing clinical strategies. We will train participants in applying Ayurveda’s approach to functional medicine, mapping ‘Samprapthi’.

Participants will learn how to integrate Ayurvedic and Western use of herbs, including choosing specific groups of herbs, combining herbs, making decisions on dosage and the form in which they are prescribed. You will learn to identify and use herbs from garden and hedgerow, forage for wild herbs and foods. We will also discuss and practice making herbal preparations.

The course will incorporate foraging for wild herbs and identifying cultivated herbs in the garden, clinical case studies, hands-on workshops, discussions and guided patient consultations along with well-designed theory sessions. It will include treatment protocols for commonly encountered conditions including hormonal, metabolic, inflammatory, degenerative and auto-immune conditions.

The course is intended to run as a series of weekends and will take place at Anne’s home in the Cotswolds, (approximately one and half hours from London), using her dispensary and herb garden with over 150 medicinal herbs laid out in a spiral, representing the journey through life from birth to paradise.

Further Information

If you would like to refine your theoretical, clinical and dispensing skills combining Ayurvedic medicine and Western herbs, please register your interest by emailing  


Hypnotherapy Training International HTI: Course 4: Medical Hypnotherapy

12 - 17 May 2014

Teaches powerful hypnotic methods for health benefits, assisting with various psychosomatic problems and for pain management including effective anaesthesia used in invasive surgeries.

The use of hypnotherapy to assist with various physical problems that have psychological roots and to help with problems that are exacerbated by psychological factors, including stressors is taught to students. This course teaches advanced methods of pain management, both acute and chronic pain and the applications of hypnosis in surgical operations, as demonstrated in several films by John Butler, including HypnoSurgery Live.

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Outline of the Course

In this course the focus is on learning methods to address various psychosomatic health issues. Students learn to assist clients suffering from physical conditions diagnosed and treated with conventional Western medicine. They learn the use of analytical hypnotherapy to uncover psychological factors involved in various psychosomatic conditions or that exacerbate various physical health problems. In-depth principles and methods of medical hypnotherapy for health benefits, including assistance with maintenance of health are learned. Trainees learn to assist clients to deal with stigma and many psychological problems arising from particular illnesses. Students learn to help clients overcome fears of particular medical treatments and to cope more effectively with discomfort, stress and various psychological reactions to medical treatments. Students learn a comprehensive and powerful approach to the management of stress and dealing with stress-related illnesses.

Hypnoanaesthesia methods are learned for pain management with clients suffering from chronic pain or to help with pain associated with surgery or childbirth. Trainees learn the many benefits of HypnoSurgery, the use of hypnosis in surgical operations, for example, overcoming pre-operative anxiety, assisting the body to cope with the demands of chemical anaesthetics and surgery, pain management, assisting with healing and recovery, etc. Students undertake in-depth study of filmed cases of hypnotherapy methods applied to the treatment of medical conditions.

Major topics in course 4 include

  • Understanding the influence of the subconscious mind on the body
  • Advanced skills in medical applications of hypnotherapy
  • Hypnotic analgesia and anaesthesia, including assisting with surgical pain
  • Hypnosis for various health applications – management of chronic pain, assisting with physical health and recovery post-surgery, and with various psychosomatic conditions
  • Hypnotherapy for physical well-being and assisting healing mechanisms
  • Hypnotherapy as an adjunct to specific medical treatments and procedures

Further Information

6 days intensive training providing 50 hours of classroom tuition. Cost: £650 (includes course materials). Please contact Hypnotherapy Training International HTI on Tel: 0207 385 1166;


Light Medicine: Evolving Our Body, Our Life and Our Planet

by Dr Michael D Winer.

Published by BalboaPress. 2013. Softcover $33.99; Hardcover, $44.99; Ebook, $3.99.

ISBN: 978-1-4525-7150-8 (sc); 978-1-4525-7152-2 (hc); 978-1-4525-7151-5 (e)

Dr Michael D Winer explains how working with light and an emotional process can resolve health problems.

“Light is the basic building block and nutrient for our body,” said Dr Winer. “How we engage and interact with light has profound consequences for health, fulfilment and creativity.”

Light Medicine

He explains this concept in his book Light Medicine: Evolving Our Body, Our Life and Our Planet. The book is a guide to help people take charge of their life, health and future through Dr Winer’s unique healing process. He explains the importance of an emotional healing process to take care of ourselves, to more effectively engage light, to resolve disease and dysfunction, to achieve optimal health benefits and to realize our potential.

Dr Winer shows that an effective emotional process can help people address all levels of their energy, from the physical to the most abstract. He is pioneering a new healing paradigm based on research showing how we use light and energy in our body determines whether we experience health or disease. Dr Winer explains that emotional and energetic issues adversely affect how we use light and energy, leading directly to our health concerns.

According to Winer, “Our body and life are expressions of light and energy. We can develop and use them in unprecedented ways. Of particular interest, this work highlights the possibility of developing enhanced physical body function and new forms of human expression. To achieve these possibilities, we need to overcome limiting programs and emotional patterns. Instead of just playing out our programming and patterns, we can heal our limitations, realize more of our potential and become more fully alive.”

About the Author

Dr Michael D Winer is a healer and a teacher of the healing arts. He is a chiropractic physician, having received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his doctorate degree from Western States Chiropractic College. He has been in clinical practice in Portland, Ore. since 1986. Michael is also the author of Healing: The Path to Freedom. For more information on Michael and his work, visit .

Further Information

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Defiant Beauty’s Cosmetics range, created specifically for cancer patients 

In the USA 50% of the population is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lives.[1] In the UK, we are not far behind with one in three predicted to be diagnosed.[2] Many patients suffer a variety of skin disorders from radiation or chemotherapy treatments, which add to the worry of this life-threatening condition. Visible signs include chapped lips, itchy dry, sore and sensitive skin, flaking palms and feet, and blotchiness or darkening of the skin around the joints or veins.[3]  Hair loss is common but many do not realize that this means that eyebrows and eyelashes may also be lost. Research has found that many women are more concerned about the impact of treatment on their looks than they are about the treatment itself.[4]

Defiant Beauty’s Cosmetics range

Following the success of the Defiant Beauty Skincare Collection (a natural and luxurious skincare range created specifically for cancer patients) Defiant Beauty have developed a mineral make-up collection. The Defiant Beauty Cosmetics were created in order to meet the needs of cancer patients. Women don’t stop being women when they get cancer, but fear not being able to recognize themselves and the impact their physical changes can have on others.

The make-up is specifically for use during treatment and beyond, was formulated using natural mineral ingredients; it has high levels of pigmentation and staying power. Women do not want their ‘new’ eyebrows and lashes to disappear by the end of the day. The colours and textures in the collection have been chosen to add a healthy glow and up-lift and all products are suitable for the dry, sensitive ‘chemo-skin’ often experienced by cancer patients.[3] Cancer strips back nearly every element of being a woman. Defiant Beauty empowers sufferers to feel beautiful again and face the world with their head held high.

Jennifer Young, the creator of Defiant Beauty and Editor of  is an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine, a Biologist and a Micro-biologist. She is a qualified and practising Nutritional Therapist, a qualified Aromatherapist, Beauty Therapist and Product Formulator and has been active in medical research. Jennifer combines the knowledge from all of these areas and applies them to the Defiant Beauty Collections. The Defiant Beauty range uses minimal ingredients, is oil-based, fragrance-free, and also free from preservatives. Hair care and tanning range are to be launched September 2013.

Further Information

Price:  From £10. Stockist: Available online at , from the Fresh Hair Salon on the Chemotherapy Ward at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, The Penny Brohn Centre in Bristol and other specialist retailers.


1.  available online [accessed 9th August 2013].

2.         Sasieni PD, Shelton J, Ormiston-Smith N, et al. What is the lifetime risk of developing cancer?: The effect of adjusting for multiple primaries. Br J Cancer 105(3): p. 460-5. 2011.

3.         Chemotherapy and radiotherapy effects on the skin, 16th November 2012. 

4.         Harcourt D, Frith H Women’s Experiences of an Altered Appearance during Chemotherapy: An Indication of Cancer Status. J Health Psychol 13:597. 2008.


Author Told She’d be in a Wheelchair for Life is ‘Re-Writing’ the Rule Book Around ME

Author Jane Terris’s life-changing moment came when she was knocked down by a car…

Crippled by pain and unable to work, doctors initially warned Jane, then 20, that she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Having children, they said, would kill her. Determined not to lose sight of her dreams of a career and a family, she fought back. But now a mysterious, crushing fatigue made every movement and thought a supreme triumph of effort. Jane had developed M.E.

Jane Terris aka Mary Ancillette

Fast-forward to today and Jane is a busy mum of three with more energy than many women half her age. She heads up her own engineering company, practises as a trained counsellor - and has just completed the first in a series of books that could help fellow sufferers of ME (Myalgic encephalomyelitis otherwise known as chronic fatigue syndrome), and those with related conditions, including fibromyalgia and depression, to reclaim their lives.

Written under her pen name Mary Ancillette, Up To Me is a self-development manual - a tool kit offering any of us stressed out by modern living, a life-affirming fix. But the unique programme on which it is based has proved more than that for those imprisoned by a condition once dismissed as ‘yuppie flu’, which affects more than half a million people in the UK, including an increasing number of children.

Although the exact cause of ME, which attacks the nervous and immune system, is still unclear, physical symptoms are real and persistent, including chronic pain and exhaustion that can last for years. But it was only in 2007 that the NHS officially recognized it as a medical condition.

Jane no longer relies on a stair lift, and walking the family dog Murphy is one of her greatest pleasures…it’s a long way from the young woman whose life was torn apart by an accident on a Surrey street and the years affected by CFS and Fibromyalgia.

Up to Me is the first in a collection of self-help manuals that Jane now plans to publish under the umbrella A Life-Changing Moment. A self-help technique, it joins the dots between the therapies in which Jane trained - first as a specialist sports injury masseuse, working with world-class power lifters and running a sports massage clinic, and later as a counsellor using Reverse Therapy, a counselling technique that helps people identify and control the triggers that prompt their body to create distress signals in the form of symptoms.

Further Information

Up to Me is just published by Completely Novel, priced at £7.99. Available from Amazon and selected booksellers:


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    Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital

    There is currently a new threat to the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital which may be turned into a Pain Management Centre for chronic pain sufferers in Scotland. Although many welcome this move, if patients are to be treated with homeopathic medicine and other integrative natural therapies, there is a risk that the GHH might go the way of the other Homeopathic Hospitals in Britain and be taken over by conventional medicine. If you have not already done so, please ask your friends and family to sign the petition as soon as possible. The petition closes on 28 March 2014.


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    Craniosacral Therapy at Nelson’s

    Nelson’s Homeopathic Pharmacy is now offering Craniosacral Therapy. Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle way of working with the body using light touch and is associated with both the Cranium and the Sacrum. The session typically lasts an hour. The gentle techniques can be applied to anyone, from babies to the elderly. The Pharmacy is based at 87D Duke Street, Grosvenor Square, London W1K 5PQ.


    Further information Tel: 020-7629 3118,


    College of Naturopathic Medicine

    New courses at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) include: Susan Marmot’s short course Homeopathy for Everyday Living at CNM in London, starting 27 February 2014. Detoxification, Cleansing and Elimination, led by Dr Brian Clement, Director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida, discusses  the workings of the elimination system (lymph, liver, colon, blood, lungs, kidney and skin) and what you can expect to experience with a detoxifying program.


    Further information Tel: 01342 410 505, 01342 306 264,


    Herbal Medicine Experiential Course

    Anne McIntyre is running An Experiential Course in Herbal Medicine at Trill Farm over four weekends throughout 2014. Renowned Herbalist Anne McIntyre will guide you on a journey of discovery; identifying and foraging wild herbs, understanding their medicinal properties and uses. The four weekends cover: Spring: 31 May and 1 June, Summer: 26-27 July, Autumn: 6-7 September and Winter: 25-26 October. Each day runs from 10am-5pm and includes a delicious herb-inspired organic lunch.


    Further information Tel: 01297 631 113 


    Master Level Training from Masters

    ITS is offering a unique master level package: join Robert Dilts, Suzi Smith and Tim Hallbom at the level of mastery in NLP. For the next three months benefit from exposure to the different styles and extraordinary contributions which each of these outstanding trainers has made to the field of NLP at an advanced level. The training will teach you: Ensuring Health & Happiness, Building a Wealthy Mind and New Tools for a World in Transformation. Dates: 28-30 March 2014, 25-27 April 2014 and 23-25 May 2014.


    Further information Tel: 01268 777125


    Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

    Understanding Type 2 Diabetes: Fewer Highs, Fewer Lows, For Better Health by Professor Merlyn Thomas is published by Exisle Publishing in May. Having diabetes is not easy, but its management needn’t be complex or complicated. The book is an essential resource for any diabetes sufferer which offers clear and effective guidance on how to manage all aspects of the disease.


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    Natural Hay Fever Relief

    Along with adding immune boosting foods such as citrus fruit, broccoli, berries, eggs, oysters, pumpkins seeds, oats and rye to your diet, nutritional supplementation is key to helping relieve allergy symptoms naturally. An effective combination for immune modulation and antihistamine supplementation is Bee Prepared Immune Support which contains therapeutic doses of bee propolis, elderberry, acerola cherry, beta glucans and olive leaf - ideal to take daily before and during allergy season.


    Further information: Bee Prepared Immune Support is available from Holland & Barrett and independent health stores.


    Nourishing Psoas Workshops

    Psoas retreats 2014: 4-6 April 2014, Montgomery, Texas with Peter Kingsley at Soma Ranch  11-13 July, Corlisheen Sligo, Ireland. Join Peter Kingley in the wild greens of Ireland’s Gyreum Ecological Center - Stalking The Psoas workshop, full of biological explorations.


    SoulSong - Let Your Soul Sing

    Singer, Musician, Sound Therapist and Vocal Coach, Katie Rose is running a week-long singing and sound retreat in Ibiza called SoulSong - Let Your Souls Sing from 3-10 May 2014. Designed to support and affirm creative expression, the retreat features daily sessions in Singing and Sounding Healing with Katie and Kundalini Yoga classes with Trish Whelan of Soul Adventures.


    Further information: Brochure.pdf


    Palliative Care CAM Therapy

    90% of individuals confirm that they would consider complementary therapy to help manage symptoms of terminal illness. Therapy Directory has spoken to two professional Therapists to find out why so many people are now taking a holistic approach to help them face their biggest health challenges. According to the results of an online survey conducted by Therapy Directory, a support network of Complementary Therapists, a proportionate 90% of respondents said that should they be diagnosed with a terminal illness, they would consider Complementary Therapy to help them deal with the symptoms.


    Further information Tel: 0844 8030 245;


    Miami Life Center

    Miami Life Centre, home for Ashtanga Yoga in South Florida hosts a weekend workshop -Yoga Sutra’s Abhyasa and Vairagya - Practice and Detachment with Ron Reid and Marla Meenakshi Joy on 4-6 April. The workshop will explore practice ideas and suggestions to implement to bring about ease and a peaceful mind in daily practice. 21 March 2014, is the Sanskrit Chanting and the Study of The Yoga Sutras with Ma Bhaskarananda.

    Further information Tel: +1 (305) 534-8988


    Deep Tissue Training - The Shoulders

    Deep Tissue Training - The Shoulders is an exciting 2-day course: 28-29 June at London Heathrow and 12-13 July in Morcambe, Lancashire - which teaches an integrative approach to Swedish, Myofascial, Neuromuscular and Trigger Point techniques - even if you have not learned any of these ‘source techniques.’ An intensive, clinically applied training, this course is a must for any Massage Therapist who has ever had a client with tight shoulders. No Hands Massage is also holding a Body Connection Course in Morecambe on 31 May-1- June 2014.


    Further information Tel: 01524 415 345;


    Discover Meditation

    Discover Meditation is an exclusive guided group meditation event in London which will take place on 22 March at Quo Vadis W1D 3LL, 2 April and 7 May at Union Club W1D 4EQ. This is a great opportunity to sample what it feels like to truly relax in a group meditation setting.


    Further information Tel: 07970 270 630, 07931 514 585


    Weight Loss PLj Lemon Juice 

    Drinking a glass of warm lemon juice first thing in the morning can help to kick start your metabolism and cleanse the body of toxins. This in turn, could help your body to process food and contaminants quicker, aiding weight loss and improving the appearance of skin tone. Add on 7ml serving of PLj Lemon Juice to a glass of warm water. PLj Lemon Juice is naturally sharp, rich in vitamin C and has no artificial colourings, flavourings or sweeteners.


    PLj is available from most major supermarkets.


    Harmonizing Electromagnetic Stress

    Electromagnetic pollution - invisible electromagnetic emissions – are an inevitable consequence of electricity, electronics and wireless technology causing tiredness, skin rashes, poor sleep, irritability, memory problems, lack of concentration, headaches, dizziness and depression. The electroDOT from Phi Harmonics is programmed to harmonize EMFs from the electronic equipment we use regularly. Its powerful, natural energy signature locks onto and ‘entrains’ these signals, changing them from potential conflict into harmony with the natural electromagnetism of our own bodies. The tiny, self-adhesive electroDOT can be attached to mobile phones, computers and anything electronic.


    Further information Tel: 01803 782 008;  


    WDDTY Cancer Audio Series

    WDDTY Editor, Lynne McTaggart interviewed some of the world pioneers in cancer and created an audio programme that runs for around 630 minutes. It features pioneers such as Dr Patrick Kinglsey, Dr Bernie Siegel and Dr Garry Gordon. Unfortunately, they are forbidden by the UK’s Cancer Act 1939 from saying any more about it. Subscribe to WDDTY Magazine or start an annual advanced membership to   and they will give you the audio course worth £54 as a free gift.


    Pocketbook of Pathology

    The Massage Therapist’s Pocketbook of Pathology, released 28 March 2014, is the perfect companion for anyone with a keen interest in Massage. It clearly and concisely outlines a whole host of pathologies Massage Therapists might come across in their day-to-day work. The book covers a host of important topics: liaising with Doctors and Healthcare professionals, medication, common medical procedures, indications and contraindications, musculoskeletal disorders, skin disorders, cardiovascular and much more.


    Further information Tel: 07793 555 430


    Combat Aggressive Cancer

    Tel Aviv University has targeted drug-resistant ovarian tumours with nanotechnology. Ovarian cancer accounts for more deaths of American women than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. Prof Dan Peer of Tel Aviv University’s Department of cell Research and Immunology has proposed a new strategy to tackle an aggressive subtype of ovarian cancer using a new nanoscale drug-delivery system designed to target specific cancer cells.


    Further information Tel: 212.742.9070 ext 117;


    The Energy Equation

    The Energy Equation by Daniel Browne is designed to help anyone who works 50+ hours per week to maintain their energy levels by reducing stress. Browne provides suggestions based on his experience working in investment banking. After developing techniques to help him get through the 70-100 hour weeks he was working, Daniel realized that those same techniques could help others, so he published his now best-selling book.


    Further information 


    Botanica 2014 Aromatherapy Herbal

    Botanica 2014 is a celebration of clinical aromatherapy and herbal therapeutics at Trinity College, Dublin on 5-7 September 2014. The three days of the conference with 23 expert speakers from 14 different countries. An international trade show showcasing the best of herbal and aromatherapy products and suppliers. There will be a full day of post-conference workshops, an enchanting social program with a special gala dinner and live music. Discover Ireland after the conference ends with a special post-botanica tour.


    Further information


    The Compleat Acupuncturist

    The Compleat Acupuncturist, A Guide to Constitutional and Conditional Pulse Diagnosis by Peter Eckman is published by Singing Dragon. In this highly original and authoritative book, Peter Eckman takes pulse diagnosis as a common thread that links and integrates the various disciplines of Oriental medicine and shows that they are in fact related by a common origin several thousand years ago.


    Further information Tel: 020-7833 2307;


    Obsidian Juices Home Delivery

    Obsidian Juices of the award-winning weight loss and health retreat of the same name, is launching a range of frozen juices for home delivery throughout the UK. Obsidian Juices are designed for everyone, but may particularly help those with weight management issues or type 2 diabetes. The juices carry names like Detox, Beet Zinger and Green Fairy and were created by Nutritionist and Jason Vale-trained Carol West, the founder of the Obsidian Retreat.


    Further information Tel: 01332 812 851


    Skin and Other Cancers Research

    Dr Bill Cham PhD, is an award-winning Researcher, Scientist, world Lecturers and Author of Inspired By Nature, Proven By Science - The New Generation Cancer Treatment That Causes Cancer Cells to Commit Suicide. Dr Cham has spent over a decade analysing the natural ingredient BEC, found in plants such as Devil’s Apple and eggplant and to create the product Curaderm. Curaderm has cured (as defined by histological and 5 years cancer free criteria) thousands of skin cancer patients.


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    Raw Beetroot and Ginger Muesli

    Primrose Matthison, founder of Primrose’s Kitchen’s award winning raw vegetable muesli, contains a balanced combination of gluten-free oats, nuts, beneficial seeds, added supplements and 22% raw vegetables. Naturopathic Nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicines. Primrose, with her background in Naturopathic and Complementary Health Studies wanted to use her knowledge of how to keep our bodies balanced into designing a natural and wholesome food. Primrose has developed the Raw Beetroot and Muesli.


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    End of Day End of Diet?

    4.12 pm is the time of day when most people are likely to wreck their diets with an unhealthy snack. Bach™ Emotional Eating Kit is made up of three 10ml flower essences to give a helping hand with diet and healthy living regimes. It is the first product available in the UK to help with emotional eating. You can create your own individual combination and adapt it to suit your changing moods. The essences are alcohol-free and suitable for the whole family.


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    Prostate Cancer Improved Treatment

    Research at the University of East Anglia have made an important advance in understanding genetic changes associated with prostate cancer. Findings published in the British Journal of Cancer and funded by the Association for International Cancer Research (AICR), show how a genetic mutation in untreated patients is linked to aggressive cancer later in life. It was previously thought that the mutation only occurred in response to therapy.


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    Weilos for Dieting

    A startup called Weilos, is a Y Combinator aiming to change the way we approach weight loss. Founded by Cornell MD, it aims to utilize medical research, usability and technology to give dieters the highest chance of success. The reason this is important is because over 1/3 of Americans are considered obese. Obesity related conditions, including heart disease and stroke are leading causes of preventable death.


    Further information Tel: +1 (203) 293-8941;


    Low Dose Medicine

    Low dose medicine by Max Corradi is a new therapeutic approach aimed at restoring physiology through communicating and signalling molecules such as cytokines, interleukins, growth factors, neuropeptides, neurotransmitters and hormones prepared in low dose-active dilations and therefore without any side-effects. Low Dose Medicine: Healing Without Side Effect Using Low Dose Cytokines, Interleukins, Hormones and Neutrophines  by Max Corradi is available from Jaborandi Publishing.


    Further information


    Artichoke Relief for IBS

    Trials have shown that a probiotic bacterial strain found in artichokes successfully colonized the human gut and positively influenced faecal bacteria, fatty acid concentrations and enzyme activity. A further trial showed that 96% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) rated artichoke leaf extract as better than or equal to previous therapies administered for their IBS symptoms. Natur Boutique produce Europe’s leading Artichoke tea - easy, tasty and organic way to feel the benefits of the flower. Natur Boutique have also recently launched organic artichoke capsules.


    Further information: Both products are available from health food stores and online at


    Fucoidan and Cancer

    Fucoidan is an ingredient unique to the brown algae of the Fucacae family. Fucoidan is capable of inducing programmed self-destruction  of transformed cells of an organism due to triggering the apoptosis (a natural death of cells). It improves resistance to bacterial and viral infection of digestive organs. Fucoidan is a dietary fibre. Seafarmacy Sea Kelp Jelly is a unique product superior to normal kelp supplements due to the unique technology used in the manufacturing process which doesn’t involve chemical and high temperatures.


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