• 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…

  • As Coronavirus Figures Soar, can you Boost your Immune System Naturally?

    With coronavirus figures soaring, is there anything you can do to boost your immune system during these uncertain times? Yes there is! One of the most obvious places to start would be by increasing levels of vitamin C in the body. Our immune system relies heavily on vitamin C so including more vitamin C rich foods such as strawberries, blackcurrants, kiwis, oranges, lemons, broccoli, peppers and kale into your diet would be a great place to start. When the body is under stress, which can be emotional stress such as from fear of catching the virus, it releases a host of hormones to cope with it. Vitamin C has been shown to reduce stress…

  • Ready or not….here comes the change!! By Sandra Wilson

    PART ONE : CULTURAL FACTORS – why is the menopause viewed as a bad thing (troublesome symptoms aside…) We women certainly get a bum deal when it comes to ageing. Not only are we committing a heinous crime by even making it past 40 in the eyes of the youth-obsessed media, we are also daring to demand that the medical profession pay attention to us and deliver us from the evils of the dreaded menopause. Only a few centuries ago, we were actually pretty lucky to live that long; most women, if they didn’t cop it during childbirth, snuffed it pretty soon after. We had the plague to contend with,…

  • The Evolving Natural Therapy Landscape and the Holistic Approach

    Natural therapies look for the underlying cause of symptoms by considering current physical, mental and emotional states of health and wellbeing. They will work to restore the body’s natural balance, leading to a more sustained and rewarding quality of life. The use of natural therapies has grown over the years and is widely used today alongside conventional medicine. A study from The School of Health revealed that millions of adults are relying on natural remedies and therapies to maintain a normal healthy lifestyle. One in five Brits are now relying on the Natural Health Service over going to a doctor and receiving medical treatments. 48 per cent prefer to find…

  • Suzanne Zacharia Tells Us Why She Loves Using EFT Tapping For Anxiety

    Every now and then, I search the internet for a method better than EFT. And for sure, if someone with anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia approaches me for EFT Tapping, I would advise them to do the extremely gentle Reiki with me instead, as their bodies would just be extremely sensitive, and only the very gentlest method will do. But most people with anxiety just have anxiety, or anxiety and depression, or anxiety with complex PTSD, for example, and so most people with anxiety can make an amazing recovery using EFT Tapping. Anyway, my latest internet search brought up the following. Whilst all are great in conjunction with EFT Tapping, I…

  • New Practitioner Spotlight – Rodrigues Relaxation – Holistic Massage | Sports Massage | Reflexology | Indian Head Massage – Bristol

      What therapies do you practice? Holistic Massage Sports Massage Reflexology Indian Head Massage What led you to do what you do? My motivation to become a therapist was my love of people and the desire to help reduce clients’ stress levels. I enjoy various sports, such as sailing, swimming, yoga, boxing and tandem riding. The physical aspect and style of my massage makes being a massage therapist the perfect job. What’s the best thing about doing the work you do? There is no better job satisfaction than witnessing my clients change from a metaphorical cocoon into a butterfly during their treatment!                …

  • What is CBT?

    Cognitive Behavioural therapy came from America and Aaron Beck. It is based on the belief that the way we think and behave in the here and now affects the way we feel and our quality of life. The thoughts we get daily have not just popped up from nowhere but come from many years of instances of negative life experiences that have created what we call subconscious beliefs about either ourselves, the world or people. These underlying beliefs then without us knowing will affect how we see our life day to say and deal with problems in our life We can also have positive life experiences that can make us…