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January 2020 Newsletter – New Year Detox

New Year Detox-By Simon Andrews Homeopath

At this time of the year there is a lot to celebrate and many people see the festive season as a time to eat drink and be merry. There can be lots of socialising and family time during the dark wintery days and nights.  After it is over many of us ask was all this actually very good for me. Those reflective individuals might then decide to do something about it and DETOX becomes the new buzz word. One might start to Google just how to do it and, as a result, hundreds of different ideas and approaches will come up.

It really does help to have some knowledge and understanding in this subject .For many of us it can be overwhelming and we just decide to give up. Whether you are detoxing because of the time of year or not, it is important to remember that anytime is a good time to detox. We are subjected to so many toxins in our everyday life. Pesticides on our food Antibiotics in meat, heavy metals in fish let alone all the household cleaning products plastic and pollution in our air and water. A US study showed women put 168 chemicals into their bodies each day just by using cosmetics, deodorants and eating an average diet.

At the centre of our bodies ability to cope with this overload the liver is the main organ in maintaining balance. It does a wonderful job but it does need our respect and help sometimes and this is known as a detox.

In order to support our liver we need to reduce the amount of fat, alcohol and chemicals coming into our bodies. We need to increase by at least 2 litres of water a day and, of course, get enough sleep. Sleep is when your liver does most of its good work.

Hippocrates coined a phrase ‘let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’. In addition to eliminating what is bad for us we need to bring in what is good.  Here are several vitamins & minerals that help support and detox the liver. Zinc, copper, magnesium, molybdenum, selenium and antioxidants C and E. Garlic, spirulina and milk thistle are helpful herbs as well as homeopathic remedies Chelidonium 6c and Nux vomica 6c twice a day for three to five days.

The bowel also plays an important role in detox because, if one is constipated or sluggish, the toxins that the liver is eliminating can be reabsorbed. A good source of fibre along with increased water and exercise all helps.

For more information on homeopathy and detox formulas please visit www.gentlecure.co.uk

Telephone  Simon Andrews Homeopath On 07926149647 Quote detox2020 for a 10% discount on your first consultation fee. (valid until the 1st of March 2020)

Wishing you a healthy 2020!

Simon Andrews

HONESTY WITHOUT HARM Sunday 26th of January 20 9.30am to 5.00pm

A Nonviolent Communication Workshop

It may always be a huge challenge for me to find my voice and courage to express myself to others in times of conflict, especially in close relationships.  In my childhood staying silent in times of conflict was how I managed to stay alive.  And so I always want to stay close to what’s possible for me within my own history and out of my longings. Ultimately with as much self respect and self care as I can manage. A work in progress for the rest of my life.  And so I am very grateful to Marshall Rosenberg for the hope he offers of growing ways to cultivate connection with others through his work Nonviolent Communication.  The hope that I am gradually more resourced to attempt self-expression and to cultivate room in me for the other person’s experience whilst simultaneously holding compassion for my own. Hope can be defined as “The goal, the pathway and the agency” CR Snyder 
HONESTY WITHOUT HARMThe current form that honesty is expressed through in our culture is often through judgment, blame and fault finding.  Someone has done something wrong.  It is unlikely that our longings to  be heard, seen and understood will be fulfled through this approach.  NVC gives us a process which in times of discord and conflict values the needs of all involved, and communicating on the frequency of needs becomes the way of connection.  Needs are universal and so when we name what we feel and need there’s a good chance of being heard and received. 
Join me….Bringing live examples from your own life, join me to practice and explore honesty with yourself in the first instance and from that place honesty with others.  Have a go in a container of compassionate support saying what you want to say, request what you want to request and see how it feels and notice what moves and shifts for you through that practice. Honesty is often equated with ‘doing harm’.  Perhaps you fear hurting another’s feelings? Perhaps you fear losing their love and friendship? Maybe you find it hard to risk authenticity because you hunger for a sense of belonging and connection and fear you won’t have that if you put what matters to you into the mix?   Words Are Windows Or They Are Walls Let’s explore together the language that makes walls a little more porous, that enables us to hold responsibility for what we are experiencing and find our way back to connection with others.  Let’s unpack the beliefs which may be doing their best to protect us but which in fact make it more difficult for us to live according to our values and build the kind of relationships we are longing for.  Find out more and book your place….  

Open Day Sunday 22nd September 19

We warmly invite you to come to our Open Day.  Try out Acupuncture, Art Therapy, Alexander Technique, Biological Counselling, or Rhythmical Massage.  Learn about Anthroposophic Medicine and Homeopathy, have a chiropractic screening or attend a Nonviolent Communication workshop and treat yourself to cake in our pop up cafe.