Friday, 19 December 2014

Winter Newsletter 2014 - Stressbusting tips

Winter Newsletter 2014 – Stressbusting tips

Winter can be a stressful time of year for our bodies and mind.  How can you support your mind and body over Christmas and during winter?

This is the time of year when we have plenty of social get togethers.  Unfortunately this time of year should be one of closing down and hibernation rather than expansion and high energy of spring/summer.  Our liver struggles to detoxify at this time which means we find it harder to pick up after these social events.  So if you are planning a night out where you’ll be staying up late, drinking alcohol and eating rich food, how can you support yourself?

I’d recommend you drink plenty of water before you go out and have some milk thistle, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, omega 3 and curcumin (turmeric) in the house to take.  These will boost your liver and immune system and calm inflammation.

Maca, macha green tea and protein powder with water would make a great smoothie for before and after a night out. I like whey protein but if you can’t tolerate dairy then go for a plant based one.

Keep hydrated with structured filtered water. As you know I recommend the Nikken pimag waterfall.  I was out recently in town and was given tap water. It’s amazing how easy it is to take for granted delicious health giving water until you drink tap.  It was truly disgusting!

Believe it or not your traditional Christmas dinner is one of the best stressbusting meals you can have (even if the making of it for big numbers isn’t always!)
Turkey is a very good source of tryptophan which makes us feel mentally well, relaxed and even sleepy (as it converts to serotonin and melatonin).
All the trimmings may well include lovely herbs – sage, rosemary, thyme – all wonderful stress reducing herbs.
And plenty of seasonal veg to give us all the micronutrients we need.

I am looking forward to my Christmas dinner!  I love the fact that I have enough turkey left over to put in the freezer for meals that take us through to March! And I always do most of the preparation the day before, even cooking the turkey.  This all helps to reduce stress on the day and frees me up to really enjoy being with family, going out for a walk on the seafront, cosying up by the fire to play games.  A wonderful stress free Christmas is in store J

Some of us really struggle with the lack of daylight and suffer with low mood and count down to the solstice (21stDecember) when the light begins to return.  Getting out for a daily walk can really help with this as can getting a natural daylight lamp.  I recommend the Kenkolight which can wake you up naturally with light and brings full spectrum light into your home. I have one permanently next to my computer. I find it really helps me stay energised and able to concentrate.

EMF electrosmog stress , protection and support
As with all things to do with health, I believe passionately that we need to proactively protect and prevent disease using a variety of approaches, from good choices, to daily exercise and looking at what we can do to move towards the lives we want for ourselves.  But also to address the biggest experiment the human race has ever faced – the exposure at home and at work to electricity and microwave radiation which has increased by a phenomenal amount in recent years and which is detrimentally affecting our health. Research is now showing that these electromagnetic fields (from wifi, mobile phones, computers, and all our electrically gadgetry) are not good for human health.  At the very least they sap our energy and at worst they are thought now to be cancer causing. 

This is why I share what I know to be excellent protective products that we can use in our daily lives that match and therefore support our body’s natural energies and reduce the effects of the ‘unhealthy’ electromagnetic fields we are surrounded by.  This is even more important during winter when we spend the most time indoors and not connected with nature. 

My family all wear Nikken magnetic products during the day for protection and to stay energised, we drink pimag energising clean water, breathe uplifting clean kenkoAir for allergy free days and nights, shower in pimag water for healthy skin and hair and sleep cocooned in a sleep system of the earth’s magnetic frequency helping to get a restorative deep sleep and clear toxicity overnight.  In short, we have a Wellness Home.  I wouldn’t be without mine to support our family’s health.

Other Stressbusting tips
If the stress does get to you over the festive holidays:
  • practice daily gratitudes (all the little things you are grateful for in your life) – say them to yourself, share them on facebook
  • tap on your emotional issues – there are lots of good youtube videos to show you how to do EFT/tapping if you don’t already use this great tool
  • Send your focus elsewhere to help others – this is one of the best stressbusters there is – think of something you’d love to do and act on it – I have recently started to walk a neighbour’s dog – win, win, I get to have regular walks and I am helping my neighbour which makes us both feel good

If you would like to find out more about the protective and supportive products I’ve mentioned or would like to come to see me on a 1-to-1 basis please do get in touch.  I will be back to work on the 6th January 2015.

Wishing you a very happy and healthy solstice and festive season.

20% festive discount on the Environment Wellness Pack: KenkoLight, Pimag shower filter, Pimag Waterfall filter and KenkoAir filter. Email me for individual prices.