• It’s Time to Top Up on the “Sunshine” Vitamin

    Now that Summer is almost upon us and we are having some glorious sunshine, we can step out, soak up some rays and receive some well needed vitamin D. After social distancing, mask wearing and frequent hand washing, ultimately your last line of defence is your body’s own immune system. There has been a lot of focus on vitamin D in recent weeks and studies are revealing the part vitamin D has on the immune system and the importance it can play during the pandemic. Even though it is possible to get enough vitamin D from your diet and exposure to sunlight, it is still reported that 1 in 5…

  • Practitioner Spotlight – Katie Cheeseman – Reiki | Reflexology | Holistic Massage | EFT | Meditation | Crystal Healing – Guildford, Surrey

    What therapies do you practice? Reiki Reflexology Holistic Massage EFT Meditation Crystal Healing   What led you to do what you do? My journey began in holistic healing therapies back in 2007 with Reiki. I was so and was affected by the emotional impact and the positive effects of energy work that I decided to train further in a range of holistic treatments. I have studied both Reiki and Kundalini energies both these energies have inspired a range of very special signature massage treatments designed for total stress reduction and inner peace. I have also studied African energy massage with Carol Mathebula. Vunkuwa focuses on individual needs and health and balanced body. It…

  • Creating Powerful Perceptions by Karen Oliver

    Build and Develop Your Own Resilience It is not always easy to remain upbeat during these times when we are all unsure of how long this will go on, what will happen after lock down and how to make sense of it all. While I don’t have a crystal ball, I am sure of one thing the ability to take on board what has happened, adapt our behaviour and search for opportunities is what helps us to overcome and build resilience.  We all have the ability to come out the other side stronger.  However, many of us find our mental health affected by the current situation and need to dig…

  • Practitioner Spotlight – Francesca Liparoti – Nutritional Therapy – London & Online

      What therapy do you practice? Nutritional Therapy – Nutrition & healthy lifestyle coaching What led you to do what you do? In my 20s I struggled with so many symptoms that held me back from living life to the full such as IBS, severe PMS, headaches, fatigue and depression. I could never get to the root of my issues until I started working with a Nutritional Therapist . My health and wellbeing transformed and I have never looked back. I was so inspired and passionate that I went on to study and train to become a Nutritional Therapist and finally qualified in 2013. What’s the best thing about doing…

  • Practitioner Spotlight – Jamie Vasilyan – Solution Focused Hypnotherapy | Coaching | Meditation – Bristol & Worldwide Online Hypnosis

      What therapies do you practice? Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Coaching Meditation What led you to do what you do? Diagnosed with ADHD and depression back in 2004, and it was my best friend who turned out to be a hypnotherapist that helped me clear my depression and manage ADHD. Inspired by this, I then trained as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, successfully helping people with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I was then drawn to specialise in ADHD hypnotherapy/coaching which is my passion and specialism. What’s the best thing about doing the work you do? The best thing about what I do is getting to watch people transform. Sometimes it can be…

  • Nutritional Therapist Francesca Shares Her Tips For a Healthy Immune System

    There is a lot of information all over the place about keeping healthy and strengthening or ‘boosting’ your immune system. I’ve been hearing and reading some cringe-worthy tips and advice, mostly from unqualified people. I’m a big fan of keeping things simple and I’m passionate about providing sensible and safe advice, and clarity for my clients and community. Here are 5 things I know to be true for a healthy immune system (and for health and mental wellbeing generally): Eating well Being well hydrated Daily movement Managing stress Sleeping well In this post I’m going to go through each one in the hope it provides you clarity and inspiration for the coming…

  • Fermented Vegetables: Boost your Immune System with this Probiotic Rich Recipe

    There has been quite a bit of information circulating recently about how the majority of the immune system is in the gut, so feeding the gut with good bacteria can help boost the immune system. The quantity and diversity of friendly bacteria can be increased a number of ways, one of which is by taking probiotic supplements. There is however an easier and cheaper way to get your fix, and you could well have all the ingredients already in your fridge and cupboards. You can whip up your own batch of fermented vegetables! Fermented vegetables undergo controlled microbial growth and fermentation. Fermentation is an anaerobic process in which yeast and…

  • Knowledge is Power Against COVID-19

    Yesterday on This Morning, TV doctor Dr Chris revealed his simple three step plan to help boost your immune system amid the COVID-19 crisis. His advice is based on increasing the gut’s friendly bacteria count since 70% of the body’s immune system is in the gut. The steps include eating yoghurt, then increase the population of the friendly bacteria by feeding them with probiotic rich foods such as beans and bananas. His third step is to take vitamin D which many people in the UK are deficient in and which plays a key role in boosting the immune system. This is great information to share as it arms the public…

  • Adjusting to a New Normal

    With lockdown being extended and no clear indication on how much longer it will last, if you haven’t already, it’s probably worth looking at making adjustments to fit with the new current normal. Whilst many people have adjusted to working from home, it is not something that was anticipated as being a long-term change. Whist staying at home is the safest thing we can do for ourselves, for others and to prevent additional pressures on the NHS, it is not easy, and stress and anxiety is on the increase. Everyone is experiencing it differently, but common feelings can range from feeling overwhelmed, fearful, sad, angry and helpless. When it comes…

  • Anxiety and Panic Attack Symptoms Explained by Suzanne Zacharia

    With the virus challenges at the moment, anxiety is on the increase and hospitals are being avoided. Do you think you have anxiety and/or panic attacks? Don’t end up in hospital with it, help yourself from home. Hospitals are to be avoided at the moment, and if your doctor’s surgery is anything like mine, it is phone appointments only, and they do not like to prescribe for anxiety or panic attacks. Anxiety is pretty much a constant uncontrolled worry about what to others would be trivial or even non-existent things. One may worry and worry about bad things that may never even happen. A person with anxiety lives in their…