Alena, our Reflexologist here at St Luke’s, has put together five short video’s for you introducing some basic reflexology and relaxation techniques.
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!