Autumn 2019 Workshops – Restorative Yoga, Sound Healing and much more!

Autumn 2019 Workshops in the Studio

14/15 September 2019
Thai Yoga Massage Diploma with Gareth and Chantal from Cheltenham Yoga

Sunday 22 September 2019
10.30-12.30 Yin Yoga with Ann Morley

 

Yin is a deep and meditative form of yoga, using longer holds in floor postures to allow deeper tensions both emotional and physical to release. This practice nourishes the body and mind, bringing us back into balance.

 

£20 per person (+£0.91 transaction fee if paying online). These workshops are limited to 12 people, so to book your place email annmorleyyoga@gmail.com for payment details.

4-6 Restorative Yoga+ with Katie Maughfling

A two hour workshop incorporating self-myofascial release techniques, restorative yoga and, of course, a yoga nidra meditation.
Each session will have a particular anatomical focus either muscular or based on the anatomy trains of the body. £20. 50% deposit required to secure your place. Contact Katie.

 

28/29 September 2019

Pellowah Attunement 

Pellowah Attunement is a gift to yourself! Beneficial for everyone! Great for the Practitioner wishing to learn a new modality, and wonderful for individual spiritual expansion. Pellowah is easy to learn, simple to use, and enables you to create positive lasting change in your Life…

Investment for 2 Day Workshop: £363.00

Saturday 5 October 2019
3-5 Restorative Yoga and Sound Relaxation with Karan Walsh and Karina Cox

This relaxation workshop focuses on bringing ease to the mind and the body. Although we need an element of stress to motivate us to achieve our goals – ongoing stress is proven not to be good for our wellbeing. Along the way our mind-body has confused ‘being’ with ‘doing’ remaining in a state of alertness and needs to find its way back to restfulness.

Discover how therapeutic yoga, relaxation, breath-work and sound can reset the body’s stress response to rest and restore. Using gentle mindful movement to subtly release tension, simple restorative yoga postures to deeply rest, yogic breathing to calm our busy minds and sound healing to restore the vibrational frequencies of any imbalances in the body, mind and spirit.

This event is offered by Karan Walsh of Yoga Therapy Cheltenham and Karina Cox of Calmspaces.

Karina will be bringing with her a variety of sound instruments; singing bowls, tuning forks, tingsha bells. koshi wind chimes and a South American rainstick.

£20. Prior booking is essential. Limited places. To find out more or book your place visit www.yogatherapycheltenham.co.uk/book

Sunday 6 October 2019
10-11.30 Restorative Yoga with Katie Maughfling

Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing style of yoga. Each asana is held anywhere from 2-20 minutes, depending on the pose and the student. During this time you are supported by blankets, bolsters or pillows and blocks. The asanas are based on those found in a regular hatha or vinyasa class and there is a special sequencing of the poses as in a regular yoga class, whilst being held and supported throughout.
In all yoga we aim to let go of the ego, and even more so in restorative yoga. We use props to support the body in positions of comfort and ease to facilitate healing and relaxation.
Cost is £15 and payment must be made in advance. A deposit is required to secure your place. Please contact Katie for further details.
Friday 11th October
Join Chantal for a Friday evening special at the wonderful Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre. You’ll be led through a soothing and calming practice completing with a guided relaxation and seated meditation. Not suitable for beginners as you’ll be participating in the class WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED THROUGHOUT BY WEARING EYE MASKS!
This will bring your focus inwards and enable you to appreciate fully the co-ordination of your movement with your slowest breath. Advance booking and payment required: £15. Contact Chantal to book.

12/13 October 2019
Thai Yoga Massage Diploma with Gareth and Chantal from Cheltenham Yoga

Sunday 20 October 2019
10.30-12.30 Yin Yoga with Ann Morley

 

Yin is a deep and meditative form of yoga, using longer holds in floor postures to allow deeper tensions both emotional and physical to release. This practice nourishes the body and mind, bringing us back into balance.

 

£20 per person (+£0.91 transaction fee if paying online). These workshops are limited to 12 people, so to book your place email annmorleyyoga@gmail.com for payment details.

Saturday 26 October 2019
3-4pm Sound Bath with David Tipper

Be immersed in the sound of gongs, singing bowls, didgeridoo, drums and more!. Cost is £10 per person and pre booking is required. Please contact Gareth on 07900 242317 or info@cheltenhamyoga.com. Look forward to seeing you there!

 

Sunday 27 October 2019

10-11.30am Restorative Yoga with Katie Maughfling

Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing style of yoga. Each asana is held anywhere from 2-20 minutes, depending on the pose and the student. During this time you are supported by blankets, bolsters or pillows and blocks. The asanas are based on those found in a regular hatha or vinyasa class and there is a special sequencing of the poses as in a regular yoga class, whilst being held and supported throughout.
In all yoga we aim to let go of the ego, and even more so in restorative yoga. We use props to support the body in positions of comfort and ease to facilitate healing and relaxation.
Cost is £15 and payment must be made in advance. A deposit is required to secure your place. Please contact Katie for further details.

4-6pm Restorative Yoga+ with Katie Maughfling

A two hour workshop incorporating self-myofascial release techniques, restorative yoga and, of course, a yoga nidra meditation.
Each session will have a particular anatomical focus either muscular or based on the anatomy trains of the body. £20. 50% deposit required to secure your place. Contact Katie.

 

9/10 November 2019
Thai Yoga Massage Diploma with Gareth and Chantal from Cheltenham Yoga

Saturday 17 November 2019
10.30-12.30  Yin Yoga with Ann Morley

 

Yin is a deep and meditative form of yoga, using longer holds in floor postures to allow deeper tensions both emotional and physical to release. This practice nourishes the body and mind, bringing us back into balance.

 

£20 per person (+£0.91 transaction fee if paying online). These workshops are limited to 12 people, so to book your place email annmorleyyoga@gmail.com for payment details.

Sunday 24 November 2019
10-11.30am Restorative Yoga with Katie Maughfling

Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing style of yoga. Each asana is held anywhere from 2-20 minutes, depending on the pose and the student. During this time you are supported by blankets, bolsters or pillows and blocks. The asanas are based on those found in a regular hatha or vinyasa class and there is a special sequencing of the poses as in a regular yoga class, whilst being held and supported throughout.

In all yoga we aim to let go of the ego, and even more so in restorative yoga. We use props to support the body in positions of comfort and ease to facilitate healing and relaxation.
Cost is £15 and payment must be made in advance. A deposit is required to secure your place. Please contact Katie for further details.

4-6pm Restorative Yoga+ with Katie Maughfling


A two hour workshop incorporating self-myofascial release techniques, restorative yoga and, of course, a yoga nidra meditation.
Each session will have a particular anatomical focus either muscular or based on the anatomy trains of the body. £20. 50% deposit required to secure your place. Contact Katie.

 

Saturday 30 November 2019
3-5pm Restorative Yoga and Sound Relaxation with Karan Walsh and Karina Cox

This relaxation workshop focuses on bringing ease to the mind and the body. Although we need an element of stress to motivate us to achieve our goals – ongoing stress is proven not to be good for our wellbeing. Along the way our mind-body has confused ‘being’ with ‘doing’ remaining in a state of alertness and needs to find its way back to restfulness.

Discover how therapeutic yoga, relaxation, breath-work and sound can reset the body’s stress response to rest and restore. Using gentle mindful movement to subtly release tension, simple restorative yoga postures to deeply rest, yogic breathing to calm our busy minds and sound healing to restore the vibrational frequencies of any imbalances in the body, mind and spirit.

This event is offered by Karan Walsh of Yoga Therapy Cheltenham and Karina Cox of Calmspaces.

Karina will be bringing with her a variety of sound instruments; singing bowls, tuning forks, tingsha bells. koshi wind chimes and a South American rainstick.

£20. Prior booking is essential. Limited places. To find out more or book your place visit www.yogatherapycheltenham.co.uk/book

7/8 December 2019
Thai Yoga Massage Diploma with Gareth and Chantal from Cheltenham Yoga

Sunday 15 December 2019
10.30-12.30 Yin Yoga with Ann Morley

 

Yin is a deep and meditative form of yoga, using longer holds in floor postures to allow deeper tensions both emotional and physical to release. This practice nourishes the body and mind, bringing us back into balance.

 

£20 per person (+£0.91 transaction fee if paying online). These workshops are limited to 12 people, so to book your place email annmorleyyoga@gmail.com for payment details.

Summer Workshops (Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Sound Baths)

14th July – Restorative Yoga with Katie Maughfling
10-11.30am (£15)

Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing style of yoga. Each asana is held anywhere from 2-20 minutes, depending on the pose and the student. During this time you are supported by blankets, bolsters or pillows and blocks. The asanas are based on those found in a regular hatha or vinyasa class and there is a special sequencing of the poses as in a regular yoga class, whilst being held and supported throughout.

In all yoga we aim to let go of the ego, and even more so in restorative yoga. We use props to support the body in positions of comfort and ease to facilitate healing and relaxation. We have here a number of mats, blocks, blankets and bolsters, however do bring your own if you have them.

Cost is £15 and payment must be made in advance. A deposit is required to secure your place. Please contact Katie for further details.

14th July – Restorative Yoga+ with Katie Maughfling
4-6pm (£20)

A two hours workshop incorporating self-myofascial release techniques, restorative yoga and, of course, a yoga nidra meditation.
Each session will have a particular anatomical focus either muscular or based on the anatomy trains of the body.
£20. 50% deposit required to secure your place. Contact Katie to book your place.

 

27th July – Sound Bath with Nada Sound Therapy
3-4pm AND 4.30-5.30pm (£10)

Be immersed in the sound of gongs, singing bowls, didgeridoo and drums. There are two sound baths happening on this day so you can pick your time.

Cost is £10 per person and pre booking is required. Please contact Gareth on 07900 242317 or info@cheltenhamyoga.com. Look forward to seeing you there!

11th August – Yin Yoga with Ann Morley
10.30am-12.30pm (£20)

Slower, longer, deeper. A meditative style of yoga, suitable for beginners and more experiences. For more information see the Yin Workshop page.

£20 per person, limited spaces to payment is required to guarantee a space (email Ann).

Kinesiology – Open Afternoon – Free 20 minute chats – 15th May 2019

So, what actually is Kinesiology? It’s a question that stumps many people – even clients who regularly come in for a session! Jeni, our new Systematic Kinesiologist, is offering FREE 20 minute sessions on Wednesday 15th May for you to find out more about whether Kinesiology can help you.

 

Book online or give us a call us on 01242 584140 to reserve your appointment!

Top 10 Tips for Beating Colds & Flu

10 Top Tips for Beating Colds & Flu – February 5, 2019

When the temperature drops, the chance of you coming down with a cold or the flu increases significantly. It’s widely accepted you’ll get sick more often in the winter. That’s because you’re likely to be inside more and the common cold thrives better in dry air than where there’s humidity, and, when you spend more time indoors, you’re exposed to more germs.

Here’s something interesting about the common cold: when your core internal temperature falls after exposure to cold, the immune system’s ability to battle the rhinovirus (the virus that causes it) is also reduced. The immune system literally slows down. Cold feet may also play a part. In a recent study, researchers made students sit with their feet in cold water for 20 minutes. These students were found to be statistically much more likely to catch a cold in the next five days than the control group (those who didn’t have to sit with their feet in cold water).

The flu virus is also transmitted much faster when it’s cold out because the lipid (fatty) coating of the virus becomes more resilient the colder it gets. Your immune system is the most powerful weapon you have against disease. Strong immunity means that the body is better able to fight off viruses and germs.
Fewer colds and sick days this winter would be good, right? There are many diet and lifestyle tweaks you can make to reduce your risk of catching a cold and flu this season (and ensuring it’s shorter and less serious if you do get the lurgi). Here are my top ten tips to keep you fighting fit this month – and beyond.
I print out this list and stick it on the fridge as a reminder to me (and my family) that prevention is better than cure.

1. EAT REAL FOOD
Your body needs real, unprocessed food to stay healthy and not the processed foods we kid ourselves are OK for us to eat.  Focus on eating natural, unprocessed food as often as possible. Follow the 80/20 rule (for the avoidance of doubt, this means eating healthily 80 of the time – think fresh apples rather than apple juice, or wholegrain bread instead of a white bread butty).

Meat and fish, fruit, vegetables and wholegrains all contribute to a stronger immune system and offset the occasional indulgence.  Following the low GL diet is key to sustainable, glowing health, as it provides your body with a steady supply of energy throughout the day, rather than a high-octane roller-coaster of energy spikes and troughs.

2. ENJOY ‘HAPPY TUMMY’ FOODS
Did you know that up to 80% of our immunity to germs and disease is in the gut? The mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) in the gut is part of the first line of immune defense, so getting the right balance between beneficial, or ‘good’ gut bacteria, and the ‘bad’, or potentially pathogenic bacteria, is key.

How to do this:
The gut environment takes a beating year after year, owing to poor diets, too much sugar, stress, antibiotics and other factors. Even if you have no obvious tummy troubles, digestive health is vital, so it’s worth the extra effort to take care of it.  Add probiotic and prebiotic foods to your diet, as these re-populate the gut with good bacteria and feed them well enough to crowd out bad bacteria.

Here are some gut-friendly choices to get you started:

  • Organic, probiotic, natural yoghurt (such as Yeo Valley or Rachel’s)

  • Always buy full-fat, as the 0% or no-fat options have increased levels of milk sugars – and fat isn’t the enemy, either in life or in weight loss

  • Miso soup or miso bouillon paste (add these to soups and stews)

  • Oats (soak first, as you would to make overnight oats, in order to release the goodness)

  • Onions, garlic and Jerusalem artichokes

  • Bananas

  • Beans

  • Cooked, then cooled potatoes

3. SERVE CHICKEN SOUP
Did you hear that chicken soup is great when you’re unwell? If you thought it was just an old wives’ tale, you’d be wrong. Research suggests that a bowl of chicken and vegetable soup can slow the speed at which neutrophils move around your body. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell and part of the immune system, protecting your body from infection. When the neutrophils move slowly, there’s a greater chance of them becoming more concentrated in the areas of your body that need the most healing. Studies have shown chicken soup to be particularly helpful in reducing symptoms in upper respiratory system infections like the common cold.

4. TAKE SOME SUPPLEMENTS
Top of the list for immunity are a good probiotic, a multivitamin and extra vitamin C and zinc.  For most people, a daily probiotic will help maintain the right balance of bacteria in the gut. If you have ongoing tummy troubles like IBS or constipation, we should talk – you will need something for your specific symptoms.  A multivitamin bridges the gap between what you are eating and what you should be eating, and takes care of any major deficiencies.Women need a product high in B vitamins (for hormone balance), but apart from that, everybody has his or her favourite. Just be sure to take it!

Go large when it comes to vitamin C, both in food and supplement form. Broccoli and red peppers contain more C than oranges (contrary to popular belief) and there are loads of other foodie options, too: kale, cauliflower, parsley, spinach, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, blackcurrants, kiwi fruit, pineapple, mango, papaya and citrus fruits.

Top up zinc levels by eating more palm-sized pieces of lean meat (especially lamb, beef, venison and turkey), pumpkin seeds, ginger root, green veggies, oats, nuts, sesame seeds, yoghurt and scallops.

5. COOK WITH HERBS AND SPICES
Adding flavour to food is a smart way to include delicious immune boosters on your plate.  Garlic is a potent superfood. It is antimicrobial, thanks to the active ingredient allicin, which helps fight viruses, and has been used for thousands of years to boost the immune system and prevent sickness.

Most culinary herbs contain anti-inflammatory properties due to their phytonutrients, but oregano and thyme are particularly rich. Spice up your cooking with turmeric and ginger, too, as these are well-documented immune boosters.

6. SAY NO TO SUGAR
Even if you don’t consider yourself a sugar addict, it’s worth taking a look at how much you do consume – and trying to swap sugary treats for something more wholesome.  Sugar fans the flames of inflammation and affects the ability of white blood cells to fend off viruses and bacteria. In fact, the immune system stays depressed for hours after consuming sugar, according to recent studies.

Enjoy raw cocoa or cacao hot chocolate on chilly evenings, adding your favourite milk or milk substitutes (with a little xylitol or stevia to sweeten, if you like). A few squares of pure, dark chocolate will also satisfy – Green & Blacks, or any good chocolate with a higher cocoa content (at least 75%), is ideal.

7. DRINK MORE WATER
Water is a miracle worker. It flushes germs from your system, helps your blood to carry plenty of oxygen to your body’s cells and allows those cells to absorb important nutrients.  Invest in a filter jug or bottle to avoid quaffing high levels of chlorine and fluorine along with your tap water.

Green tea and chamomile tea are also immune system strengtheners, as they contain antioxidants that help battle free radicals.

8. SOOTHE SORE THROATS
There are a variety of different natural ingredients that are backed by research pointing to their usefulness.  Fresh ginger added to boiling water may help sooth a sore throat or cough. Honey (look for raw honey or Manuka rather than the common-or-garden variety) is often teamed with lemon for a soothing drink for sore throats and may also act as cough suppressant. Raw honey should not be given to children younger than one as it may contain botulinum spores.

Sore throats may additionally benefit from gargling with salt water, while saline (salt water) nose drops help clear mucous from blocked nasal passages and soothes tender skin inside the nostrils.

9. HELLO SUNSHINE!
As difficult as this is to achieve in winter, spending sufficient time in sunlight is a vital immune booster.  Vitamin D is made by your skin absorbing sunlight, so planning an hour or two outside during daylight hours is a good reason to leave work early, or take your children to the park when you’d rather sleep late.

Expose as much of your bare skin to the sun as possible and don’t wear sunscreen during that time either, as it inhibits the process.

Supplement your vitamin D levels by eating more of the following foods: oily fish (salmon, mackerel and fresh tuna), beef liver, mushrooms, cheese, egg yolks and vitamin D-fortified foods, such as dairy products and orange juice.

10. GET BACK TO BASICS
An age-old way to boost immunity is by following childhood rules – wash hands, go to bed early and take some exercise.  These simple measures may seem boring (and more difficult to achieve than popping a pill), but science proves that they work.

And your immune system will thank you for it.

Are you the kind of person who is more ill than other people with the same bug, or you’re ill more often and your immune system could use some support? Maybe there is an underlying issue, especially if you also have asthma, eczema or allergies. Is this you? I invite you to book in for a free 20 minute immune system chat. Click here for an appointment.

JANUARY SALE – Allergy and Intolerance Testing

You can resolve many health issues by identifying food sensitivities, and omitting the offending foods from your diet!

Allergy Test UK – Cheltenham is offering a January discount for intolerance testing. £55 for a full test (£15 discount) and £30 for a retest (£10 discount).

In a one hour appointment you will go through a thorough health questionnaire, will be tested for 75+ foods and drinks and you will come away with a list foods to avoid, plus information for alternative choices and ideas for other lifestyle change!

Please call 01242 584140, message or book online www.chhc.co.uk.

Festive Tips from Helena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practicing yoga is much more than just the postures, we develop our inner light and learn to shine.To integrate the full “on and off the mat” yoga life starts with our breath, then our thoughts, actions, decisions, interactions with others, our daily routines, our surroundings, everything can reflect the extent of our Yoga practice. The lead up to Christmas can get very busy, being more present and aware can make all the differnce to how we feel.

Just breathe. Sometimes all we can do is breathe. Stuck in traffic and late,  focus on your breath. When stressed out Christmas shopping ,  become aware then breathe slower and calmer. . Even if you can’t get on your mat because of a packed schedule, practice breathing techniques. Then when you do hop on your mat,  your practice will be even better.

Be present with others. When we are busy its easy to not  to fully listen, take time for your conversations  be fully present,  deeply  listen to what they’re saying rather then thinking about what you’re going to say next.

Be kind. Next time someone is unkind or cold to you extend some compassion, maybe they are not feeling so good.

Be flexible. Yoga teaches us to be flexible in mind  aswell as body we can be more resilient smoothly bouncing back from challenging stressful moments returning to our inner balance.

Be less judgmental. In the coming weeks, especially if you are extra busy become more aware of your internal dialog, tone and phrases. See if you can find ways to be more surportive towards yourself.

A wonderful Christmas present to loved ones or yourself is Max Strom’s book

A Life Worth Breathing: A Yoga Master’s Handbook of Strength, Grace, and Healing.   The book teaches us that by healing our past emotional wounds, silencing the inner critic and cultivating a yoga and breathing practice, we can elevate ourselves from the mindset of a reactionary victim to an authentic life of meaning, health, and joy.

Namaste, find the light in yourself and others as we lead up to Christmas. We can all find ways of spreading some inner light as we embrace the shortening of the days and preparing for the Winter season.

Why walking isn’t enough

Exercise Advice from Public Health England 2018
“I do an hour and a quarter of ​Taiji​​ every week.” says Louise Ansari from theCentre for Ageing Better.

Public Health England says that muscle, bone strengthening and balance activities are vital for health and future wellbeing. Dr Tedstone, head of diet & physical activity: “Alongside aerobic exercise such as brisk walking, all adults should be aiming to do strengthening and balancing activities twice per week,”

Strengthening and balance activities help prevent falls, improve mood, sleeping patterns, increase energy levels and reduce the risk of an early death.

“The need for us all to do two sessions of strength and balance exercise a week has been the ‘Cinderella’ of public health advice,” said Louise Ansari.

But ​Health Survey for England​ found this type of exercise neglected, with only 31% of men and 23% of women doing muscle-strengthening exercises.
And his drops to 12% over the age of 65.

Muscles tend to be at their peak in our 30s and the muscle tone is going by the time we reach 40, ​unless we actively work on it.

Ansari said “If you are a reasonably fit adult and you do walking, you should also do yoga or ​Taiji ​​…which could be in a structured exercise class. You can do two long sessions a week.“I do an hour and a quarter of Taiji every week…”

Taiji Qi Gong Classes are available
@ The Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre, Tuesdays, 12-1pm.

Jeff Docherty has been teaching for 15 years, he is qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine, a professional member of the Association of TCM and fully insured.

Contact: ​​jeffdocherty@yahoo.com Tel: 07970303694

Who Are You Eating With?

You are trying your utmost to follow the latest Gluten free, Paleo, Vegan, Fod Map and have been invited to the in laws for dinner, or it’s your birthday, or that longed for break to Provence is upon you, your other half is a dedicated meat eater and your sister has turned up with a bottle of champagne. It seems hardly fair does it? It’s not easy to follow a consistently healthy diet when it seems the world is conspiring against you!

Having control over the food we eat all the time, let alone its quality is almost impossible. We would have to have our own organic small holding where we could grow everything that we would need away from possible air driven pollutants and genetically modified seeds, access to unadulterated spring water and tons of money to buy it in the first place. Is there anywhere left on the planet that has not been tainted by humanity’s industrialization? The next best option is a community of like minded people somewhere in the Outer Hebrides!
For most of us the quality of the food we eat depends initially on what our parents fed us, what our school fed us, uni sandwiches and the work’s canteen. It isn’t until we are earning enough money above subsistence level that we can even begin to think about the quality of food that we eat. It shouldn’t be like this but money does drive the food industry.
I advice everyone I see to buy as much quality/organic food as they can afford for two reasons; one that it is better for your health and two that in a capitalist economy demand and supply are intertwined. The more people that buy organic the more farmers will see it as good business – the more organic food being grown – prices fall. Of course, what is good for the soil is also good for the planet. Pesticides are not chemicals we can easily live with long term. They hamper bee pollination, get into the water supply, the crops that are being grown in the soil and our intestinal tract!
Why are the numbers of people with moderate to severe food intolerances rising so dramatically? It is quite frightening. Might it be possible that the harmful pollutants that are now part of our food chain including the micro plastics swallowed by fish behind the exponential rise in food allergies?
We know that inflammation begins in the gut with dysbiosis in our microbiome (an imbalance in the gut flora).That means people with Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other gut issues are even more susceptible to inflammation and motility issues than those with a healthy gut. But even more than that, chronic inflammation is linked to diseases like asthma, allergies, Crohn’s and Colitis, Alzheimers, Parkinson’s, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and just about anything else that goes wrong in your body.
I have so many clients now who cannot eat even a mouthful of gluten without drastic consequences and by drastic I mean chronic and acute gas, constipation and or diarrhoea. It is literally as though they have eaten poison. With these types of intolerances and it can include a whole host of allergens we really need to protect ourselves as much as we can.
We cannot compromise our health because of peer pressure or any pressure for that matter. Thankfully as demand for ‘free from’ food has increased so has supply, most supermarkets now have organic/gluten free sections.
I so understand peer pressure. When I first began to make changes to my normal diet, over thirty years ago, my family were incredulous. I was laughed at, ridiculed and generally considered weird and we are talking about quite mild changes here – cow’s milk, sugar, fried foods, alcohol, – mainly because those foods were making me feel unwell. That they were injurious to my health was not sufficient reason, according to my family, to be different.
Within reason we need to be brave enough to be different and brave enough to say no. The main problem is our own temptations, our own desire to have that glass of champagne, slice of cake, fresh bread and best cheddar cheese. When this happens and with Christmas looming it will probably happen a lot, we need strategies to help us survive the rich and numerous feasts.

1.    Keep your quantities small.
2.    Take your time eating
3.    Have alkaline only (vegetables/salad/fruit) days planned
4.    De tox with dietary cleanses and colon hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy is an amazing treatment and can very quickly rectify gut trauma as a result of over eating or consuming food/drink that we have mild to severe intolerance to. Far from having a detrimental effect on gut bacteria it seems to calm inflammation and help the body restore harmony and balance. When the gut has got stuck in a vicious cycle of dysbiosis, Colon Hydrotherapy can assist the bowels in the release of offending matter This together with a cleansing diet and infusions of high potency good bacteria gives the small intestines and liver a chance to recover equilibrium.

Throughout January 2019 I will be offering discounts on Colon Hydrotherapy/Nutrition Advice treatments.

Initial Consultation will cost £65.00 – saving £5.00
Follow up Colon Hydrotherapy sessions will cost £60.00 – saving £5.00
Three colon hydrotherapy session booked in advance (with initial consultation) will cost £180.00 – saving £20.00
Three colon hydrotherapy sessions book in advance (without initial consultation) will cost £175.00 – saving £20.00

Happy holidays and happy recovery!

Caroline Shaw