Our bodies are amazing. They know exactly how to heal themselves.
A cut on your finger or a broken bone. They knit and heal without any interference from us.
Cancer cells are created in our bodies several times each day. Our body recognises them and destroys them.
Knowing how to support and promote one’s self-healing power is the key to health and wellbeing.
Everything you need to heal is inside of you and in the natural world around us.
We have come to look outside of ourselves for solutions. We have seen the rise and fall of antibiotics, now so overused that they are fast becoming no longer effective. We rely on drugs to treat the symptoms of our illnesses, leading to the depletion of vital nutrients, this in turn causes other disorders and so we continue in a downward spiral. We look everywhere for solutions, anywhere but where they really are, inside us!
I am lucky enough to work with some of the most amazing practitioners and teachers in the field of health and well-being. People who can provide you with all the natural and practical resources to enable you to take responsibility for you own health and wellbeing. They are in the business of helping others to attain and maintain optimum health!
The building blocks of health and wellbeing are based on a holistic ideal of Mind, Body and Spirit or Energy all working together and at optimum level.
Each week we will be adding articles from leaders in the natural health arena so we will be building a library of natural health and wellbeing solutions.
I like to think of this collective as the Mosaic of Health. Little building blocks that you can put together in order to create your own Master Solution.
We welcome your comments and suggestions to help make this a complete collection of Holistic Health and Wellbeing Solutions for everyone’s benefit.
Our theme this month is - Colds, Flus, Winter Blues!
I hope our contributors this week will give you some food for thought before you rush off to the doctor!
Our theme for March will be Solutions for Stress. The basis of so many disturbances in our bodies, stress can literally rob us of our health and even our lives. Find out next month what you can do to take back control and manage your stress levels!.
Menu planning for the week’s meals and snacking accordingly can save time and money, leaving your willpower stronger when you feel like some naughty inclusions.
Generally, it’s easier to eat healthily at home with all the cupboards organized and everything at your fingertips. So here are five ideas for health and wellbeing while you’re out and about.
Something very unusual thing happened to me this year - I got a cold!
I am normally a very healthy person and pride myself on my good health, being a Touch for Health therapist and instructor.
Well it is said that pride comes before a fall and fall I did, and felt very miserable about the whole thing.
I also knew why I got ill and basically it was because I overstretched myself, got overtired and didn’t give myself the nurturing I needed. Silly me!
Is that all there is to getting ill? There are so many factors to consider, but certainly at this time of year, people seem more vulnerable and susceptible to dis-ease.
Inspired by food and health whilst living in Japan, Barbara trained as a nutritionist and set up Nutrichef in the UK in 2004. Since then she has been creating healthy meal plans for busy people who want to lose weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle or achieve fitness goals.
After selling Nutrichef in March 2015 Barbara went on to set up BC Nutrition. From there she continues her consulting businesses implementing corporate strategies to improve productivity and consulting with individuals on health related issues.
Barbara's work has enabled her to contribute to books including The Motorsport Fitness Manual and Teach Yourself Aromatherapy; trek 100 miles in the Sahara Desert for Help For Heroes, speak to a wide range of audiences about their health and well-being and be involved with some fantastic organisations such as the Porsche Human Performance Centre and the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy in Barcelona, Nikken in Europe and EgoStream Performance Centre in Sandbanks.
Barbara released her first cookbook, Rainbow Recipes in November 2015 and is currently travelling the globe promoting the book through motivational health talks, cooking demos and book signings.
For information please see Barbara’s website: www.bcnutrition.co.uk
Amanda Sharman is The Holistic Life Coach and Editor and Curator of the Life Solutions Natural Health & Wellbeing web site.
After an early career in business management, I qualified as a life coach, deriving great satisfaction in working with people looking to uncover and achieve their personal and professional goals.
Over the years I have added various energy modalities to my repertoire including EFT, Touch for Health Kinesiology, and Reiki offering an increasingly holistic natural health and wellbeing to help bring sense and balance to people's lives.
This world of holistic health and wellbeing has become my passion.
Linda Anousta trained as a nurse (SEN and SRN) and got to be Nursing Sister she had dreamed of becoming since she was 15 years old. After many years nursing and also working with a Consultant Dermatologist in Harley Street, London, Linda changed course. Retraining in Massage and Aromatherapy, and then she went back to college to train as a Beauty therapist and to study Science for Public Understanding at AS level.
Over the next 12 years, Linda worked in her own business as a beauty therapist and Aromatherapist, whilst also continuing to train in 12 different areas from Baby massage to making Natural Skincare products.
Eighteen years on from the launch of her own product range, ANOUSTA, she advises men, women and children on how to resolve their skin and health issues. She provides Luxury skincare for all at affordable prices.
She loves helping people move towards her skin friendly and planet friendly products and seeing how their health and well being improves. Having experienced a variety of health problems herself and learnt how to deal with them, she is well equipped to give advice having sorted out a variety of her own health issues first!
Linda shares a genuine empathy for those in physical pain and knows only too well that it is usually the case that people with physical pain often have an emotional pain that lies behind it.
Linda has spoken at small and large venues and shared stages with a variety of well known people from, Dr John Millward and Dr Krishan and Janey Lee Grace. With a desire to give more public talks, reach more people and write the three books that lie within her, she now only needs to find an extra 24 hours a day!
Angie Fisk owner of Rowan Tree Holistics is a Spiritual Advisor and Healer, and uses a combination of Usui Reiki, Crystal Healing, Aromatherapy, Intuitive/Tarot card readings, and Mediumship.
A very popular service Angie also offers is Energetic House Clearances, clearing away any low/negative energy from properties and replacing with good, high energy vibrations.
From her company premises based in Milford on Sea, Angie offers Meditation classes, Psychic development groups, Reiki Attunements and various workshops including Crystals, Tarot reading and self-development.
For sale at Rowan Tree Holistics are Angie's unique blends of Aromatherapy oils, Crystals, Incense and Holistic and Spiritual books and Oracle cards.
Angie loves working with all energies but also helping people to explore ways of managing energies themselves, to get the most out of their lives.
Rowan Tree Holistics
Lisa Elmore BSc MAR of Forest Therapies and Wellbeing works in The New Forest as a Holistic Therapist in Reflexology, Reiki, Bach Flower Remedies and Indian Head Massage. She also leads workshops including ‘Bridging the Gap’ Science and Holistic Healing and Bach Flower Remedies for Raising Energy Vibration, as well as wellbeing and walking groups. She is currently using both her intuition and Science background to explore natural methods of healing further and share her knowledge. She is very keen to encourage others to incorporate wellbeing, relaxation and healing into their daily lives.
Mother of four, passionate about horses, alpacas and touch for health kinesiology, Charlotte originally qualified as a Nursing Sister.
From her qualifications in Transactional Analysis and Neuro Linguistic Programming Charlotte moved to Touch For Health kinesiology and has qualified as both a Practitioner and an Instructor.
As a Reiki Master Teacher Char;lotte uses Reiki for individual sessions and attunements. However she has had much success with Reiki for animals, primarily horses and alpacas.
For the interest of animal lovers she has also qualifications with Monty Roberts and Parelli and did remedial work with 'problem' horses for 10 years under her own banner.
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