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What’s in my shopping basket – Richard Collisson

What’s in my shopping basket ?

As I work in the Health Zone clinic, I do some of my weekly shopping in the shop. I always choose organic if I have the choice and Healthzone sells many organic products you can’t buy in a supermarket. Here are some of my favourites that I would recommend.

My kids eat tons of eggs and Healthzone sell the best free range organic eggs in Wimbledon at a competitive price with the supermarkets, but much better quality, flavour and bigger too. Although supermarkets sell free range organic eggs they are still mass produced and the yolks always look anaemic and pale to me, so whatever they are feeding the chickens can’t be very nutritious.

I like to cook curries and always use organic Coconut oil, Copura and Biona are the best value brands in Healthzone. Unlike polyunsaturated oils, such as almond oil, coconut oil being a saturated oil doesn’t get rancid and is good for massage and dry skin. Coconut oil is also the source of caprylic acid, a supplement sold for treating Candida.or thrush, but coconut oil works equally as well. 

My kids like to chew gum when we travel on holiday, but most conventional chewing gum, instead of sugar, contains the artificial sweetener aspartame which has been linked to brain tumours, and has been shown to accumulate in the brain. It’s build up in the nervous system does however cause involuntary twitchy eyelids in people who chew a lot of gum. Luckily Peppersmith mints & chewing gum do not contain aspartame or sugar so avoid this problem. Other items my kids like for travelling are dried mango and Panda Licorice bars.

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Why try reiki ? by Carole Chandler

Why try reiki?
Why not?

by Carole Chandler – reiki master and energy balancing massage therapist

Do you need to understand how it works?
Is it okay to believe in something you don’t understand?
Few people understand how electricity works but many believe and trust that it will – and it does.
Few people understand how reiki works but many believe and trust that it will – and it does.

Why try reiki?
Why not?

Just consider the possibility of something which consistently and effectively brings you a peaceful mind, leading to clarity of thought.
Imagine the benefit of that!

Just consider the possibility of something which efficiently releases you from the torment of rushing through your day with muddled thinking and clouded judgement.
Imagine the benefit of that!

Just consider the possibility of something which may help you to find answers to those questions you have been asking.
Imagine the benefit of that!

Just consider the possibility of something which helps slow you down so you can return to harmonious relationships with other people as well as with yourself.
Imagine the benefit of that!

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More Music, Meditation and Me – Carole Chandler

More Music, Meditation and Me
Carole Chandler
reiki master and relaxation massage specialist

So as promised in my previous article, here are a few words about how certain music came to be in my life and why I incorporate some of it to support my work with clients in the therapy room.

Before I launch into the relaxation, meditation specific recordings in my collection, it may be worth mentioning that I have a broad taste in music and I listen to a variety of styles for the fun and sheer enjoyment of it. Naturally, my choice mostly depends on where I am and what I happen to be doing.

I have been known to pass the time hula hooping to the sounds of Lighthouse Family or Madonna, perhaps sewing to Frankie Valli or Rossini’s petite messe solennelle, perhaps cleaning to Bizet’s Carmen or Michael Jackson, or perhaps washing up to Cecilia Bartolli or Luther Vandross. These are just a few examples, however for the purposes of this article I shall devote my attention to my array of sacred, spiritual and meditation music.

The piece of music (a) which inspired my previous article, first came into my awareness at a Friday morning meditation group which I attended regularly for a couple of years in London’s vibrant and exciting Covent Garden. One track was specifically used for the visualisation section of the session and I grew to love it. The lovely lady who was the group organiser, kindly shared the name of the track and the artist with me and I treated myself to the album, only to find that every track is just as glorious.  

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