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Helping Parkinson’s disease the natural way – Health Zone Clinic

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder which results from a deterioration of neurons in the region of the brain that controls muscle movement. The degeneration creates a shortage of the neurotransmitter dopamine, causing the movement impairment, that characterize the disease.
People with Parkinson’s disease often experience trembling, muscle rigidity, difficulty walking, and problems with balance and coordination.

Although there are many theories about the cause of Parkinson’s, the etiology remains unexplained.
Various research papers have suggested mitochondrial abnormalities, environmental neurotoxic exposures, selective generation of potential toxins or reduced detoxification capacity. Infectious agents and genetic factors are also possible reasons for the disease.
Biochemical changes including increased levels of neurotoxic metals, the inhibition of mitochondrial complex 1 activity, and depleted glutathione levels occurring in the substantia nigra, all suggest that oxidative stress is present and pathologically involved in Parkinson’s disease.
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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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