C is for Constipation. Chamomile, Cedarwood and Clary Sage can wait.

Thank you to all my wonderful interactors, who have left me some lovely comments since the start of the AtoZChallenge. In response to 1 comment, here is the way to massage the feet to help with Constipation. I could have added it to tomorrow’s C post, but was too excited to wait.

When I had qualified as an aromatherapist, I used to go and visit adult’s with learning difficulties and would massage them. Because of the minority of people, I was not allowed to massage their bodies, but was allowed to massage their feet. The carer’s would often comment about the quality of sleep or the individuals bowel movement after i had been to minister to them.

Let me know how you get on!

Blessings Joy

What is a Superfood?

Green Magic and NutribulletI am of an age where I would say that it is another term for food. That is food that has been grown and picked, cut, plucked or harvested with little or no processing involved. As a child of the 60’s and 70’s I ate superfoods everyday of the week, in the form of apples, carrots, cabbage, plums, blackcurrants swede, parsnips, and all the other fruit and vegetables which were grown by my Father in our garden. That image is now a distant memory for most of us, unless you have an allotment. Gardens have been dug up, and turned into another room, an extension of our house, for enjoyment and socialising, and rarely as a place to grow our very own superfoods, literally “in our back garden”

So now we have a phrase which we have coined, to call regular fruit and vegetables, and some herbs and spices, and that is the word “Superfood”. There is no medical or legal definition of the term.

Superfoods are nutrient rich with vitamins and minerals, anti-oxidants and polyphenols, which are vital for good health. So on the back of winning an award for our supergreen food Green Magic this past week, lets look at just 1 of the 16 ingredients, which are all superfoods in their own right,  and how it plays a role in maintaining health in the human body.

SPIRULINA

When it comes to superfood rankings, spirulina is one of the most powerful. Research has found it contains 100 different nutrients, ranging from protein, essential fatty acids, B vitamins, calcium, iron, to magnesium and chlorophyll plus many more, it is also one of the 16 superfoods found in proto-col’s revolutionary nutritional product, green magic.

Here are 7 reasons why you should be consuming spirulina daily:

1. Protein: Spirulina is made up of approximately 60-70% of complete protein, Green Magic Top Superfood Awardgram by gram it has more protein than beef, poultry, fish and soybeans.

2. Iron: Just 1-2 teaspoons of spirulina provides 1.5-3g of iron, which is up to 22% of your recommended daily intake (RDI). Iron is vital for energy, immune health as well as healthy hair, skin and nails.

3. B Vitamins: Spirulina contains B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9. These vitamins are particularly helpful for improving energy production. Continue reading

Help for IBS.

gut brain

So IBS, what is it? And what can any sufferer do to help themselves. Well to answer the first question, I am not going to answer it. There are enough blogs websites etc that if you don’t know what it is can I suggest that you search for it. If you are still reading at this point, the chances are you know some of the symptoms, and are possibly looking for help, either for yourself, or for someone else.

Our gut is very important for so many reasons, it has been called our second brain by neuroscientists. There is a wonderful article that can be read explaining the importance of a healthy gut with good gut flora here. I won’t try and better that article. But will point out that is stresses how important it is to have a healthy gut flora. This starts at birth, that’s our own birth, not giving birth. Believe it or not we are designed to enter this world via the vagina. In this way we get our first introduction to gut flora, as our noses gently glide past our mothers bottoms. (Hope you are not eating breakfast at this point!) Our gut then gets a healthy dose of E Coli. Now E Coli is found naturally in our gut, and sits there quite happily, keeping out other unwanted bugs. Colostrum is our next gut helper. It is packed full of anti-bodies which colonise our gut, and prepare it for a life-time of health. Is it purely coincidence that with the rise of bottle feeding, we have had a rise in bowel complaints years on as those babies turn into adults?  colostrum

In my day job, I hear many people complaining about symptoms with their bowels, and I highly recommend a teaspoonful of Green Magic every day, and they come back saying how much better their bowel habits are. Why is it so good for IBS? Well it contains  healthy bacteria, or probiotics, Lactoacidophilus bacillus, which helps to recolonise the gut, as well as fibre which helps to regulate bowel habits. If you would like to try for yourself, then just click here  .400g Green Magic

A Cup of Poo Anyone?

2 days ago I went to my weekly meeting of the Writer’s club. The topic was Sci Fi, and the wonderful speaker, David Bishop, who has written episodes for Doctor Who as well as Doctors, suggested that we might take a look at New Scientist for some ideas as to what is going on in the Science World for ideas! So I did, and came across an interesting if not disgusting topic “Healing by Faeces” How shit is that?

The idea is to reset the gut flora using bacteria in the stools of a healthy person. you don’t say? Surely that’s what probiotics are for?

In my clinic I have seen remarkable results with Green magic, for conditions that faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is apparently being used for. Some of you at this point are possibly thinking that I have got my months mixed up and that it is the 1st March and not April Fools day, so just for you a link to New Scientist wesite; http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129582.800-healing-by-faeces-rise-of-the-diy-gutbug-swap.html#.UxELsoXobIU

So if you are considering FMT, can I please suggest that you give Green Magic a try first? Please, for my own stomach!

http://www.proto-colprofessionals.com/010123/shop/products/naturally-advanced-nutrition/green-magic-(2-months-supply)_1n-3010-20.htm

 

MY Dream Job

I am so privileged to be doing my dream job and that is to be a McTimoney Chiropractor and Health Coach. So what makes my job so great. Well I get to teach people about choices they can take to first of all, get healthy, and then more importantly, to stay healthy. Most people tend to think that Chiropractors are “Bad Back Specialists” and if that is your understanding, then let me explain. We are not. We are probably the closest thing that you will ever find to being your perfect doctor if your Chiropractor practises a Vitalistic approach, because we do not treat people with forms of therapy that cause harm. Our aim is to relieve the nervous tissue in the human body from any impingement, and thus allow the nerve impulses to flow freely from the brain to the body, and from the body to the brain.

Take a look at this link to see how our nervous tissue connects with our internal organs at each level of the spine.

http://www.demo.chiromatrix.com/3d_spine/nerve_chart/index.htm

Provides Powerful Antioxidant Effects

Green Magic™ contains an array of concentrated natural antioxidant enzymes, edible greens and sea vegetables that reduces oxidative damage and boosts the immune system. Japanese Scientists have identified and proved that special polysaccharide molecules, found in the green algae Spirulina, in Green Magic offers powerful protection against tumours.

(Akira Tominaga et al , Dept Neurosurgery, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kohasu, Nankoku, Kochi Japan Anti- inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medical Chemistry 2010 9, 238 -250)  http://www.proto-colprofessionals.com/010123/shop/products/naturally-advanced-nutrition/green-magic-(2-months-supply)_1n-3010-20.htm

green magic on the ORAC scale

HEALTH AND CANCERS

Now let me stress a point here, that I do not confess to be a cancer expert, and I know that some of my followers have experienced one form of cancer or another, but I believe that there is more to cancer than the medical profession would have us believe. Cancer is after all big business, and employs a lot of people and makes large profits for the pharmaceutical companies. There are many ways in which we can limit our risks of getting cancer, and also minimize the risks that current treatments have. It is well documented that chemotherapy and radiotherapy have nasty side effects, and people with cancer will often say that it is a battle. I am very lucky that I have never been in the position where I have had a diagnosis of cancer, but that is possibly because I do not have any recommended screenings. Shock horror I hear those of you who are adamant that screening saved you from dying from cancer, because yours was picked up early enough to be treated. You are welcome to your opinion as equally, I am able to have mine. I don’t go for screening because I believe that the very screening process can cause cancer in itself.

This quote is from Nature reviews Molecular Cell Biology http://www.nature.com/nrm/journal/v9/n8/execsumm/nrm2455.html

 Malignant tumours often develop at sites of chronic injury, and tissue injury has an important role in the pathogenesis of malignant disease, with chronic inflammation being the most important risk factor.

So the very act of having regular mammograms that squash breast tissue, or smear tests where chronic injury is a side effect to me seems counter-productive.

Now I know that some of you who follow my blog, are writing about your battles with cancer, and that is great, but forgive me if I do not follow yours in return. I firmly believe that our health is our choice and our responsibilty, and those people who choose to come and consult me, have taken that step not to go down the traditional route, which our health service provides, which is basically to “scar, burn or poison” us. Now I know that many of you may be reeling in horror at this thought, but basically surgery, radiotherapy and or chemotherapy and drugs, do one of those things to our body.

So what else can you do to limit the risks? I highly recommend a daily dose 3g of Green Magic.

Improves cardiovascular health and lowers biological age

Green Magic has been scientifically tested to prove it can offer both anti-ageing and cardiovascular benefits. Under clinical conditions adults took a daily serving of 3 grams of Green Magic powder every day for 3 months, the results showed that people in the age group 40-60 lowered their biological cellular age by 13.5 years.

(Favourable effects of a food supplement on bioelectric characteristics of human nuclear genome. Dept. of Genetics and Cytology, Khariv State University, Ukraine 2000)

I hope that this gives a flavour of how much passion I have for my job and other people’s health and helping them to find a natural way to increase their health, that there is another side to healthcare than your doctor will provide.

Blessings and Good Health to you all, and thanks for reading this far.

Burn’s Night, and a Proto-col Challenge!

Today is 25th January, Burn’s Night will be celebrated around the World. Proto-col set a challenge, to write about either them, or one of their products, so here is my attempt.

ODE TO GREEN MAGIC                                   

What did I do before I met you, before you joined me at breakfast?

By 3pm my eyelids grew weary, by 9 I was no longer upright

Fatigue a constant companion, no energy to enjoy my life.

 

Then you entered on an October day like a burst of Autumn sunshine

keeping company with my meditation, at first a guest, getting acquainted

I must admit, a little getting used to, but soon, we were comfortable together.

 

If a morning went by and you weren’t invited, by lunchtime you let me know it

Then you would be a welcome guest, company for my sandwich and cake

Now a day without your presence, is like a day without love and laughter!

 

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