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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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Brain Training at Health Zone Wimbledon by Carole Chandler

Brain Training at Health Zone
Carole Chandler – reiki master and relaxation massage specialist

So where did this idea come from?

Well, a few years ago I was fortunate to have someone offer to teach me a method for solving the famous Rubik’s cube. To solve it not just once, nor just occasionally but every time. No maths was needed, which was just as well because I did not consider myself as skilled in that arena.

Once I was assured that the method was achievable by anyone I decided to give it a go.
After all what did I have to lose?

As soon as I started, I really enjoyed the fun of learning it.
The steps were easy to learn.
The steps made sense.
The steps were clear.

It was all new and I attribute my learning enjoyment mostly to the good fortune of having someone to sit beside me each step of the way. It was invaluable to have someone to guide me, to direct me, to explain what was required.

Then one day, one special day, one memorable day I did it. I experienced a feeling which I will never forget. I experienced a feeling which no words can adequately or accurately describe. I overflowed with positive emotions and yes, it felt good.

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Ananda SuperFoods – Ayurveda superfoods and energy bars

Ananda SuperFoods®
Ayurveda – the science of life

Ayurveda has it’s origins in India. The three qualities of Vata, Pitta and Kapha (known as doshas), are all around and within us: in our minds and bodies, in nature, in the seasons and in the foods we eat.

Vata corresponds to space and air and is found within all forms of Movement.

Pitta corresponds to fire and water and is found within all forms of Transformation.

Kapha corresponds to water and earth and is found within all forms of Structure.

We all have an innate natural balance of these three qualities. Most of us are a combination of two of these types, e.g. Vata/Pitta; which means a person is mostly Vata with Pitta as secondary. To help us all see how these may apply to us, here are some descriptions of each type that you should be able to relate to:

For predominantly Vata types, do you:

• need to eat smaller quantities a little more frequently? • forget things often? • worry? • often have lighter sleep? • sometimes try to do too many things in a day? • find you are naturally thin and have a high metabolic rate? • often find your hands and feet are cold? • like sweet, sour and salty things?

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