Meditation for health and wellbeing.

Meditation for health and wellbeing.

Science has shown us just how effective Meditation can be for our lives. Health, happiness, emotional balance , longer life, weight loss……The Science of Meditation begins to show us how simply  focusing on the breath can improve your overall health and wellbeing.

HOW?

1. Happiness & emotional balance.
Gaining control and deeper understanding of breath can change how we feel, and studies have shown us this can have a positive effect of up to 40 % change in feelings of anger, fear, joy, and sadness.

2. Weight Loss
So the science bit of mediation shows us how breathing practice increase levels of leptin, ( a hormone produced by fat tissue that signals the brain to inhibit hunger). So stillness can help us LOSE Weight when practiced effectively.

3. Increased energy and stamina
Just 20 minutes of good quality breathing meditation is worth 4 hours quality sleep which revitalises us and gives more wakeing stamina, energy and focus. Also longer term practice enhances sports performance as your body learns how to maximise efficiency of the lungs.

4. Longer life
Meditation and breathwork isinvolved in improving metabolism , reducing stress , balancing the CNS , and reduces inflammation and acidity within the body ( the cause of many diseases is due to either over acidity or inflammation).chronic inflammation is associated with Alzheimer’s, depression, cancer,heart diseases , auto immune disease etc.
So meditation at worst will change your life…….and may even save it !

So in summary, to experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary and as you begin it can help if you join a class whilst you practice to share the space.
If you practice at home too …..It takes only a few minutes every day…..once you get into the practice I’m sure (like me ) you will find that meditation is the best part of your day!

So if you fancy joining our weekly lunchtime meditation hangout then info is here…… peaceofmindhealth

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Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

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OMG These are amazing …….if you struggle to eat healthy and (like me) have a sweet tooth then this super healthy superfood recipe will appeal to you.
I had some quinoa in my cupboard , looking rather dull and uninspiring…..I couldnt muster up the desire to cook it ……UNTIL ……I thought let’s try something sweeter and see what happens…..hey presto chocolate quinoa cookies appeared ( like magic ! ).

So simple, i unexpectedly got an hour free today and these no bake delights took just 10 of those 60 mins ( excluding the cooking of quinoa …..which is essentially just leave to boil in a pan !). So here it is ………

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
between 1/3 and 1/2 cup organic cocoa powder ( I used green and blacks )
1/2 cup nut butter ( almond )
1 cup cooked quinoa
To sprinkle on too I used Himalayan salt and a shaving of 85% cacao chocolate and a sprinkle of grated pecan nut but you can choose what suits you.

DIRECTIONS
Melt the coconut oil, maple syrup and cocoa powder in a pan over a low heat. Stir well until combined.
Then add the butter and stir Well.
Mix in the cooked quinoa.
Line 1 or 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. ( I used 2)
Spoon onto the paper and shape into cookie shapes.
Add toppings and then pop into freezer for as long as you can bear to wait.

 

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!
ps – I started with 12 of these, and I now only have 5 to photo ! …….thats just how yummy they are !
A lovely health snack or guilt free treat which is packed with protein, fibre, iron, magnesium and has ALL 9 of our much needed amino acids!!!!!

whats not to love about these little powerful delights ! Happy days !

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Period Health, Fertility, Baby & You!

Hi All,

I have been thinking about the link between Period Health, Fertility, Baby & You and i thought it would be a good idea to write a blog for those of you wishing to have a baby.
If you are thinking of having a baby then it will be helpful to understand where your body is and period health can give some early indicators to help you with fertility.

In a nutshell , here are my top 5 points about how periods reflect fertility:

1. The amount of blood, thickness, colour and length of bleed……

The blood should be bright red, a healthy flow and last 3-7 days. If you are bleeding -3 days, then your lining may not be thick enough for implantation.

If you have darker blood, then you could have old impacted endometrium that is not shedding, meaning there is less healthy endometrium for the egg to implant on. A Fertility Massage Therapy can help with both of these problems along with castor oil packs. 

2. No period at all or irregular periods……

Unless you are on the pill not having a period is a sign of something not quite right which could be a structural restriction or it could also be that you need to give yourself a better chance of making hormones by eating the right foods. A fertility massage can help with the structural imbalance.

3. Spotting……….

Spotting tends to happen just before a period or around ovulation. In some cases it can be a sign of super fertility, but in other cases, it can be a sign of either an oestrogen or progesterone insufficiency.

4. Painful periods…….

There are so many causes of painful periods, but common ones include micronutrient deficiencies (the same ones you need for good egg quality), adhesions and constriction in the pelvic area, or even tilted pelvis which prevents the womb from emptying the old lining properly, and prevents oxygen and nutrients getting to the womb area in the quantities needed for a lining that can nourish an egg.

5. PMS….

This can be a sign of certain deficiencies such as B6, B9 and B12.

A qualified specialist in Fertility and hormonal health can help you. Fertility Massage Therapy can also help greatly with Period Health, Fertility, Baby & You!

If you would like more information about how we can help you improve your chances of conceiving naturally (or you know of someone who may benefit from our services) then please call us for a confidential chat and to book and appointment on 07531 191 688

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How can I benefit from Meditation ?

How can I benefit from Meditation ?
What is Meditation all about ?

Today I decided to write a blog about the many amazing benefits of meditation as many of my clients have been asking me what meditation is all about.

There are so many different ways we can meditate, it really doesn’t have to be about sitting for hours in silence which can be extremely time consuming and hard to practice in the world we live in…..and this is really why we DO need meditation .

I teach meditation classes , not just on the mindful practice that meditation is known for , but also looking at guided meditations, chakra awareness , feeling energy for physical healing , Prana  breath work ( to name but a few techniques) .

The world we live in is gettting faster and busier and we need to relearn tools and techniques to allow us to be able to cope in the world.
If we do not counterbalance this fast pace of life that we all live in then we become seriously unbalanced which has a huge effect on our emotional and physical health….by which time it becomes then a colossal task to bring back that balance and it may take us years to overcome this obstacle.

I’m sure you have all heard many times that prevention is better than the cure and if we can approach meditation with this mindset then we are far more likely to achieve a sense of peace and lasting balance with ease.

Did you know that just 20 minutes of meditation nourishes your body in the same way that 4 hours of good sleep does…..so just 10 minutes = 2 hours of sleep.
So if you struggle to sleep then it’s a no brainer …..meditate!

Furthermore, it is relevant to note that  meditation also helps you to achieve a much better quality of sleep. So here is a list of some of the further benefits meditation offers for the MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT ( ENERGY, SOUL );

     MIND BENEFITS OF MEDITATION :
~ reduces monkey chatter
~ improves concentration
~ reduces mental stress
~ refreshes and rejuvenates the mind
~ calms the mind
~ improves thought processing and clarity
~ improves ability to effectively communicate

    BODY BENEFITS OF MEDITATION:
~ reduces anxiety ( stabilises adrenal function)
~ Lowers high blood pressure
~ reduces depression ( improves serotonin)
~ increases immune function
~ reduces tension headaches
~ increases energy levels
~ improves mood swings ( balances the pituitary and increases seratonin )
~ balances pain receptors ( as oxytocin releases )
~ helps insomnia ( by balancing the pineal gland)
~ decrease muscle and joint problems as relaxation improves and stress decreases

     SPIRIT / SOUL / ENERGY BENEFITS OF MEDITATION:
~ creative abilities improve
~ intuition is developed
~ overall sense of peace increased
~ anxiety decreases
~ feelings of connectedness to others increases
~ problems are dealt with easily
~ negative emotions disappear easily
~ harmony and balance is achieved
~ emotions are more balanced
~ ability to live and embrace the moment ( not living in the past or future)
~ focussed awareness
~ expanded state of Consiousness
~ peace of mind

Effortless transition from being something to merging with the infinite and recognizing yourself as an inseparable part of the whole cosmos
In a meditative state, you are in a space of vastness, calmness and joy and this is what you emit into the environment, bringing harmony to the Creation/planet.
Meditation can bring about a true personal transformation. As you learn more about yourself, you’ll naturally start discovering more about yourself.
How to get meditation benefits

So in summary, to experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary and as you begin it can help if you join a class whilst you practice to share the space.
If you practice at home too …..It takes only a few minutes every day…..once you get into the practice I’m sure (like me ) you will find that meditation is the best part of your day!

 

So if you fancy joining our weekly meditation hangout then we begin NOVEMBER 3rd . Follow us on Facebook to book into the meditation hangout.  peaceofmindhealth

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Moringa Power Balls

These Moringa Power Balls are amazing!!!!

I love making healthy alternatives to my favourite foods, and these Moringa power balls are just bursting with antioxidants. Moringa is great in smoothies and power balls. I make these Moringa power balls and keep in the freezer.

They are a great snack , the kids will love making them ( so easy !h and I use them when I am training as they have far more protein and energy than these overpriced commercial ( and artificial ) power drinks, snacks and protein powders (All of these are highly processed and protein powders are often heated to the point that the protein is denatured, which makes it nearly impossible for the body to use. They increase acidity and toxicity in the body, which can lead to inflammation and disease).

What is Moringa I hear you ask …..well this wonderful dried powder comes from the leaves of the Moringa tree which is prized in Ayurvedic medicine because it has so many health and healing properties ;

– naturally gives an energy high which is not sugar based.
– controls blood sugar ( good for diabetics ).
– it has the highest protein ratio of any plant so far identified.
– has 18 ( of the 20) amino acids he body needs.
– it is antiviral , anti inflammatory and antibacterial so supports immune function.
– lowers blood pressure.
– The Moringa tree purifies water , binds itself to toxins therefore detoxifies the body.
– binds itself to toxins.
– 7 x the vitamin C of oranges, 4 x the calcium of milk, 4 x the vitamin A of carrots, 3 x the potassium of bananas, and 2 x the protein of yogurt.
– over 90 other nutrients recorded to date.
– no adverse reactions ever recorded.
– good for auto immune conditions , diabetics, arthritis, ulcers, helps sleep, blood pressure , pain , inflammation ……have I sold you on Moringa yet !!!

INGREDIENTS
200g dried fruit ( I use sultanas , untreated or dates )
200g nuts ( I use almonds or walnuts as I prefer the benefits these give ) soak in water for 4 hours and rinse to release the physic acid
2 tablespoons Moringa *
2 tablespoons raw cacao *
1/2 teaspoon Madagascan vanilla essence *
* these are to my taste but adjust to your own. I also enjoy adding peppermint essence but use the flavours you like or leave ” naked” as the cacao will add depth of flavour too.

DIRECTIONS
Drain nuts and whizz up in a blender until well chopped.
Add the fruit , Moringa , cacao and essence and blend.
You make wish to add a little raw honey too , if so blend.
Roll into balls and pop into the freezer.
They will not freeze solid and can be eaten as a snack straight from the freezer.
Experiment and roll the balls in some desiccated coconut or dried goji berries to alter the taste and texture.

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!

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Emotions and your health

Emotions and your health.

Today I want to blog about how important it is for us to be aware that we cannot separate our  physical health from our emotional health.  Every single feeling you have affects your body in some way and stressful and negative emotions can really impact on your physical health.

To define stress …this is anything (whether real or imagined) which is perceived as a threat or toxic to the body and how the body reacts to it.

So how does this affect us ? ….well we are all different so for some it may affect the brain chemistry and mental health, for others it affects hormonal balance, blood sugars, immune response, digestive health etc…..

As a meta health practitioner i would always consider emotions when working with physical and mental health conditions with my clients, allopathic medicine still sees physical conditions as caused by something OUTSIDE of the body …and therefore treats this as a pathogen which can be “remedied” with drugs (masking the root) or cutting a part of the body away. As our emotions (and energy but thats another blog!) cannot be seen they are not considered to be a part of the potential for disharmony…..yet ironically G.P’s often cite “You must be stressed” …..before prescribing the pill!

Although we are all different , i often find some common links between certain emotions and pain or disharmony in certain parts f the body.
Some brief examples ; (this is not conclusive just some observations from my clinical work)
~Grief – Often manifests heart issues and when doing energy clearing work i almost always work on the heart meridian and chakras.
~Depression – Often manifests pains in the chest , lungs etc.The governing meridian , lung meridians etc often help with letting go (LU1)
~ Anxiety – Often manifests pains in the brain stem (vagus nerve) and diaphragm and benefits for anxiety are found with central meridians, heart, spleen and kidney which is why E.F.T is one of the fastest methods and i use for all clients who are anxiety sufferers.
~ Guilt – Often manifests in the large intestine and the LI , Central and Governing meridians along with lower root and sacral chakras will almost always need work

When you are feeling emotionally stressed, the body releases stress hormones like cortisol from the adrenals which prepare your body to fight or run from the stressful event.
When you are in this phase the pressure is put onto the organs…for example the heart rate may increase, the lungs need to take in more oxygen, blood flow increases, and therefore the immune system becomes temporarily suppressed, which reduces your response to fighting pathogens.
Long term you can see how this impacts on health.

Clinical trials and studies have shown us that E.F.T and other therapies such as Kinesiology etc can effectively reduce the emotional impact and energetic or biochemical impact of such emotional stresses and once the stress is reduced the body can often rebalance itself, and this facilitates long term healing.

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Is the Law Of Attraction working for you ?

Is the Law Of Attraction working for you ?

You may have heard about the Law Of Attraction , it became rather popular with the commercial books and films such as “The Secret “. Many people mis-took the message of “abundance” from these teachings and i often work with people to help them gain insights into what the L.O.A is REALLY about…..here are some key factors as to why the L.O.A may not be “working” for you……

~ You are not present in the abundance you already have……

What this means is that if you’re NOT accepting what you’re already getting in life and all that you be then you are already giving out the message of lack or less the to the universe……and guess what…..you will never be able to open up further abundance with this programme running because the universe only gives you what you need (not what you want want want!) in the moment.

~ You are waiting for it to show up…..
What this means is that you are operating from an ego state and also you are putting out to the universe lack of belief….and guess what…the universe fulfils that for you! You have turned off the flow with that anticipation and expectation and also the universe doesn’t register time as we do so you set things into a box (conclusion) and the universe is creative / creation. As you turn of your own creative flow you start to worry about when and how things are going to manifest so you actually tune your frequency to more worrying and planning. Also your lack of belief is a subconscious negative belief that you are creating which brings the negative into manifestation rather than the opposite!

~ You become fixed into an outcome , therefore you sabotage the manifestation……
What this means is that you get your head in the way of the manifestation and expect it to show up in the way your head plans it….for example ….if you want to manifest more money in your life then you may expect to win the lottery or have a windfall of luck….BUT the universe has decided how that more money manifestation is going to arrive. So you find suddenly that you are offered jobs (that may seem inappropriate) or more work or notice new people showing up in your life.
You may have dismissed the manifestation in creation BECAUSE you had such a fixed point of view about HOW the money should manifest and therefore the L.O.A potential was unfulfilled. The universe is creative and i aligning circumstances through which you are capable of acting based on where you are at any time. The universe is actually providing all of the right circumstances and all you have to do is show up and be brave enough to walk the walk!

~ Your thoughts and actions are not aligned…..
What this means is that most people feel that L.O.A isn’t working for them but they don’t participate (as mentioned above) . The L.O.A is a partnership …..yes you and the universe need to work together. If you believe that the L.O.A is just about you thinking something and then it “magically” showing up …hmmmmm! It isn’t a substitute for direct action and involvement. YOU need to take the steps and if you are not taking action on a daily basis then your reality cannot and will not shift.

The L.O.A is ALWAYS working …..you are ALWAYS manifesting…..at EVERY moment , its just whether you are infesting positively , with ease , joy and flow or making it a struggle, negatively and hardship. So be aware of how your life journey manifests now.
Do you have more good or bad “luck” ?
Do you feel like things show up for you or is it a struggle ?
Do you find yourself saying “why me ?”
Do you have awareness of particular numbers, patterns or sequences that follow 369 , 11:11, 1234 etc or in decreasing numbers such as 4321, 532 etc ?
Do you feel “abundant” in your current life or “lacking” somewhat ?

Some key elements that can help you with Law of Attraction include removing what i call “distractor implants” from your life. I have listed some of these below :

Overthinking and over planning.
Trying too hard  to get what you want.
Complaining about the things you do not have or the bad things you’ve manifested.
Worrying about the future.
Trying too hard to fit in with others.
Attending events and gatherings you don’t really want to attend.
Listening to angry and negatively charged music.
Spending too much time with toxic and  negative people.
Blaming and judging other people.
Being fixed and conclusive with outcomes.
Regretting the past.
Explaining yourself to others , seeing yourself as less than or making excuses for your actions.

Law of Attraction is about being in flow and when you are acting out of any of the above it prevents that flow. If you would like to know more about how the L.O.A can work for you then call for an appointment (Skype appointments are also available too).

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Paleo carrot and sultana loaf

imageThis Paleo carrot and sultana loaf is wheat free, gluten free, dairy free…..oh and it tastes rather yummy too!

i am often trying out recipes for sweet- ish foods as I have a sweet tooth and this loaf really hits the spot…….i hope you enjoy it too….

INGREDIENTS
6 large free range eggs
3 cups grated organic carrots ( about 4 large or 5 medium carrots)
1/3 cup sultanas
2 large desert spoons of coconut oil ( melted)
2 tablespoons raw (unpasturised) honey
3/4 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
A Pinch of himalayan salt
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
You can use Chinese 5 spice if you prefer, alter to suit your taste.

DIRECTIONS
Beat all the eggs together in a large mixing bowl.
Sieve in the coconut flour , cinnamon, cloves, and baking powder.
Add melted coconut oil and salt to the above mixture .
Whisk it all up until there are no lumpy bits.
Add carrot and sultanas and fold into the mix.
pour into a bread mould and cook at about 180c for approx 30-40 mins (use a skewer to check the bread is cooked through).

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!
ps – I love it with cream cheese with honey melted on top but add your own topping to suit.

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Vegan roasted veg with lemon tahini sauce

Vegan roasted veg with lemon tahini sauce

This vegan roasted veg with lemon tahini sauce is simply delicious. It is vegan, unprocessed and a great source of antioxidants. The combination of these veggies give you an abundance of vitamin C, K, B6, fibre, omega-3, protein and magnesium.The broccoli is also an alkalising food which is great for conditions such as auto immune conditions, RA, CFS, ME and even cancer prevention. The garlic is anti viral and antibacterial..great for boosting the immune system at this time of year…..and on top of all this goodness it tastes heavenly!

INGREDIENTS
1 cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tablespoons tahini
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil tsp. olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cloves garlic
pinch of himalayan salt and ground black pepper (adjust to your taste)

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 230c . Melt the 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and toss the cauliflower and broccoli in the oil, add the salt and pepper to season then pop in the oven for about 10 – 15 mins depending on how much “bite ” you want on your cauli / broccoli.

Heat the other 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan and then add in the garlic (minced) to cook for a couple of mins before slowly adding the tahini , lemon and a little water to allow the sauce to adjust to the desired consistency. Simmer for a couple of mins before removing and stir well before drizzling over the cauliflower and broccoli.

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!
ps – you can add some fresh herbs like parsley or coriander to garnish or add some toasted pine nuts or sesame seeds. Be adventurous and try a few options to suit you. I garnished mine here with parsley and chilli.

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Healthy Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies

I love making healthy alternatives to my favourite foods, these healthy gluten free chocolate brownies are amazing and gluten free. Coconut flour has a lovely subtle flavour of sweetness, and is really rather excellent for you and of course….gluten free !
These healthy gluten free chocolate brownies are super easy to make, another one of the recipes that you can have fun making with the kids and know that when you are eating it you are enjoying good real food!!!.I loved both making and eating these super healthy gluten free chocolate brownies..i hope you enjoy it too….

INGREDIENTS
5 large free range eggs
1/2 cup of coconut oil
2 tablespoons raw (unpasturised) honey
1 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup raw cacao
11/tablespoons homemade apple sauce

DIRECTIONS
Beat all the eggs together in a large mixing bowl.
Sieve in the coconut flour, raw cacao and baking powder.
Melt coconut oil (just sit the cup on top of a radiator or place the cup into a bowl of hot water and it will soon melt) then add to the above mixture.
Mix it all up until there are no lumpy bits.
pour into a bread mould or a baking mould of your choice and cook at about 180c for approx 40 mins (use a skewer to check the cake is cooked through).
Leave to cool (if you can wait that long!) and cut into squares or slices.

Serve + enjoy = That’s it!

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