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Food is for nourishment.  If you use it for any other purpose, the one you have with food developed over time and many things will impact it.

When you want to make practical changes, it can be useful to explore your formative years.

We learn how to use food from a very early age – and then rarely challenge the associations as adults.

Hilde Bruch, a respected theorist in eating disorders, suggests that the confusion starts during infancy when the child is fed when it is distressed as well as when it is hungry.  So, from very early on, we may start to lose the ability to differentiate between hunger and emotional needs…

Family mealtimes are an important part of developing healthy self-esteem, social skills, and the relationship an individual has with food.  Think back to when you were a child.  What were your mealtimes like?  What were your parents’ attitudes to weight, food, and dieting?

 

What was the dominant emotion at your dinner table? Which of the following apply to you?

  • My mother worried about her weight / dieted when I was young
  • I wasn’t able to speak my views during mealtime
  • I remember thinking about my weight when I was young
  • In my family, we thought of beauty as depending a lot on weight
  • I did not look forward to mealtimes
  • My parents forced me to eat foods I did not like
  • There was yelling/arguing during dinner
  • I remember feeling nervous during dinner
  • During meals, I was told not to waste food

If any of those resonated, these experiences can create an association between food and that emotion.  These can then be easily carried through into adult life.

 

What type of eater are you? (And how to fix it)

  • I am a perfectionist. I need to be in control (of food/weight/diet)
  • I use food as a treat – to be ‘nice’ to myself
  • I like to please others and feel unable to say no to others (not just in relation to food)
  • I eat when I am angry
  • I eat when I am stressed
  • I restrict my food intake to punish myself and I feel guilty if I fail to achieve this
  • I eat when I feel sad
  • I rush my food
  • I am unable to leave food on my plate
  • I eat when I feel hurt /distressed
  • I eat in secret
  • I eat to avoid conflict
  • I don’t have a regular routine for food

 

In order to survive, all animals learn what to eat, when to eat and how to eat from their parents.  It is unlikely our parents have perfect eating habits so there will always be things we can improve upon as adults.  Is a habit or belief still useful now?  If not, change it!  For example, “you must clear your plate”.  Why?  What will happen if you don’t? Go on, go really wild, that will happen if I leave the odd potato or brussels sprout?

 

Do you use food to get control?

Children learn that they can get control of adults by using food.  Did you learn to get attention from others by not eating or making a fuss?  Or maybe you were force-fed foods you didn’t like and felt out of control?  There are so many things in this world over which we have no control.  It is common for people to turn to food to take control of their own bodies instead.

Solution: Deal with the issue directly – rather than by eating.  What in your life is making you feel out of control or stressed?  Job / family / money?  What practical changes can you make to put yourself back in control?

 

Can you leave food on your plate?

“Finish your dinner or you won’t get any pudding”.  Sound familiar?  Or perhaps your grandparents encouraged you to eat lots.  This may have been particularly important for previous generations as food was scarcer and they wanted to ensure we ate as well as possible.  We are lucky as this is generally not the case now.

Solution: It’s probably healthier to leave the excess on your plate…

Are you a pleaser?

Are you unable to say ‘no’ to others?

Do you feel taken advantage of?  As a child, did you observe that the pretty /clever/entertaining one got all the attention?  If you learnt this, you may

still believe that you will only be loved if you are clever/attractive/slim enough. Or, maybe by being good, or doing things for others, you prevented their anger being directed at you.  So, you learnt that pleasing others was the easiest course of action – even if it meant not getting your own needs met.

Solution: In which situations is it truly the best course of action to please others?  On what occasions is it completely unnecessary (ie. just habit)? Work out when these are and just say no politely.

 

Do you restrict food and then feel guilty when you end up eating?

Were you ever sent to bed without any supper?  If so, you may have learnt that if you do something bad you get punished by being made to feel hungry. Dieting is traditionally associated with being hungry and ‘going without’: punishing yourself for overeating in the past.  Then, when you get so hungry that you break the diet, you feel twice as guilty because you’ve now sneakily gone against the punishment too!

Solution: Balance your blood sugar (this helps from the physiological perspective) as it will help reduce your cravings.  Remember, you are not punishing yourself – you are on a mission to improve your health. Question what happened to break the negative cycle: what led to the slip and what will you do differently next time?

 

Do you eat when you feel sad or need love?

“Have some chocolate, that will cheer you up”.  It’s easy to see how we all learnt this behaviour.  The sugar rush may well perk you up momentarily, but it doesn’t resolve the problem!

Solution: Remember, distress is a normal part of life – deal with it directly. Or, if you need love, ask for some attention from a loved one.

 

Do you use food as a treat?

Most of us have received food as a reward for good behaviour or to signify love.  And we are likely to have had treats (or love) withheld for bad behaviour.  So, love and sugar can become closely linked – and an easy way to love yourself.

Solution: Choose treats that won’t make you feel guilty afterwards.  This way you can reward yourself more effectively and positively.

 

Do you eat in secret?

Were sweets hidden out of reach from you?  This instantly suggests they are naughty or forbidden which makes us want them even more!  Or perhaps someone called you “greedy”.  So maybe even now you eat in secret so that they won’t say it again.  But it was probably said a long time ago in jest and in response to a specific incident eg. eating all your easter eggs in one go.  As a child, that’s not a crime!

Solution: Question your beliefs: maybe you eat a little too much sometimes but that doesn’t justify calling yourself names!  Try not to eat on your own and serve appropriate portions.

 

Do you rush your food?

Perhaps older siblings helped themselves to your food if you didn’t eat fast enough.  Maybe your parents encouraged you to “hurry up and finish your dinner and you can go and play”. This can result in overeating as we miss the ‘fulness’ signals.

Solution: Slow down. Chew properly. Put your cutlery down between mouthfuls.

Do you eat when you are angry or frustrated or to avoid conflict?

If you feel others didn’t listen to you or you were unable to speak your mind effectively you may have turned to eat to relieve the tension.  The act of swallowing pushes the feelings down, suppressing them.  Or, if you want to avoid conflict, it is difficult to argue if you are too busy eating…

Solution: Start learning to be assertive and deal with the situation that is creating frustration.  Avoid the situations.  Or find a healthier outlet for stress, e.g. exercise.

 

Top tips for happy mealtimes (most of these tips are valid for yourself even if you don’t have children)

  • The aim is for mealtimes to be relaxed and happy
  • Eat around a table – not in front of the TV (as this can encourage overeating due to focusing on something else rather than what’s going into your mouth)
  • Avoid using threats, bribery or force-feeding
  • Avoid rewarding your child by giving them attention for not eating.  This will only reinforce the behaviour.  It is hard not to be concerned but they will eat eventually
  • Pair something enjoyable with mealtimes, e.g. reading a story, or non-food-related conversation
  • Try to have a regular routine for eating and mealtimes so that children get into the habit of balancing their blood sugar early on (rather than having to learn this as adults…)
  • Modelling: let your children copy you enjoy your food and try different things
  • Encourage children to try new foods (make this a normal part of eating) -from pre-1 year old if possible as it gets harder after this.

Read more about assessing the health of your digestive system here, learn more about how to cleanse and detox your gut here and book a free 30-minute telephone consultation on this link.

Despite the obvious boom in interest for health and wellness over the past few years, as official statistics are showing, British people are not checking the status of their health enough. It’s becoming a serious concern; especially given that as a nation overall, our health is on the decline – and in some areas, quite dramatically.

THE POWER OF PREVENTION

Despite the obvious boom in interest for health and wellness over the past few years, as official statistics are showing, British people are not checking the status of their health enough. It’s becoming a serious concern; especially given that as a nation overall, our health is on the decline – and in some areas, quite dramatically.

How a Health MOT with Total Health Now can help you…

Our growing lack of responsibility towards our health and early prevention, plus the flood of junk foods and cheap alcohol upon the country, is having a suffocating effect on the health of our nation – and of future generations too. Yet it doesn’t have to be this way, and it doesn’t have to involve major lifestyle overhauls either. At the Total Health Now clinic (found in Belgravia, London), founders Kostas and Lana Kapelas have established an in-demand Health MOT to resolve this growing problem – and it’s one of the best holistic solutions available.

Whether you need to lose weight, detox, improve energy, or overcome allergies or chronic problems, the Health MOT service is the go-to option for many clients. As Kostas and Lana were finding, many people aren’t putting enough emphasis on preventative health care, only seeking guidance when a serious health issue actually occurs. By this time, the ability to reverse everything is much harder and takes a lot longer. The Health MOT is a service that can be taken at any time in your life, providing clients with a renewed sense of health and energy. It’s a health saviour.

Why does it matter?

We’re not doing enough to prevent the decline in our health from happening. In 2015, 58% of women and 68% of men were categorised as being overweight or obese. Likewise, between 2015/16, more than one in five children in Reception class, and over one in three children in year six were measured as being obese or overweight. During this same period, there were 525,000 admissions in NHS hospitals where obesity was a factor; and that’s not taking into account other preventable illnesses.

In addition, only 26% of adults were reported as eating five or more portions of fruit or vegetables per day in 2015; and, in 2014, only 52% of 15-year-olds were found to eat the recommended daily amount. That means almost half were eating an inadequate and often unhealthy diet – and they hadn’t even reached adulthood.

Although the odd fruit and vegetable being missed from dinner may not seem of grave concern, it has long-term health implications, including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular illnesses. In 2015, of the 495,309 people who died in England that year, 129,147 died because of cardiovascular disease. Almost the same amount of those who died from cancer (138,509 people in England).

What a Health MOT involves…

At Total Health Now, the Health MOT is an effective way of determining your overall well-being and health status and identifying key ways for becoming fitter and healthier. The MOT check takes approximately three hours with a qualified health practitioner, who will give you expert support, guidance and advice throughout.

Using the latest medical screening systems and equipment, readings will be taken to ascertain your cardiovascular, respiratory, nutritional and digestive health. Other important measurements will be taken too, including your heart rate variability, your liver function, the effects of stress on your body, oxygenation and your hydration levels. These will all be analysed by a trained professional.

With all these results, Total Health Now can then quickly produce a personalised report for your current health status, which also outlines any future health risks and diet/lifestyle recommendations. It will show you ways of improving your health to prevent any problems from arising or escalating; and, in some cases, they may even be able to reverse symptoms that you are experiencing, depending on the concern.

During your Health MOT, you will have a:

  • A comprehensive questionnaire, so we understand more about your overall health and can advise you accordingly.
  • A Bioresonance Scan. This unique assessment and treatment tool can identify the current and chronic state of many organs and body systems arising from intolerances, vitamin and mineral shortfalls, toxicity and more. It’s a painless way for us to see which areas of your body are not functioning well
  • A body assessment to locate pain and inflammation so we understand the severity of the situation and consequently the appropriate remedial approach
  • An oxygenation levels assessment, breathing test and advice for calm, deep breathing

Managing the results of a Health MOT…

Once all these tests have been completed by Total Health Now, you will have a comprehensive and full picture of your health status, with a series of clear and detailed recommendations on what you need to do moving forwards. A series of bespoke treatments may be advised, depending on your needs.

Many clients who have attended Total Health Now have been thrilled with the results. As David B Robson comments, “My own health and energy have increased and I’m already seeing significant gains in my personal performance, which quickly translate into positive impact upon my business.”

Meanwhile, Ektoras Charalambides notes “I have stopped taking my asthma medication, which I started a few months ago. In addition to that, my general well-being has improved – I perform better at sports, I feel healthier and I have more mental clarity. I have also learnt how to make better food choices, as well as which supplements are best for my health and why. I would recommend Total Health Now without any hesitation for everyone, irrelevant of their age or state of health.”

Taking our health forwards…

By tackling our health head-on and holistically, we can certainly be a more productive, happier and healthier nation – and it is the responsibility of all of us to ensure this, employers and employees alike. We don’t need to be filling our bodies with medication in order to survive and thrive. Preventative holistic healthcare is the medicine of the future. When you feel good, everything else benefits too. You’re more alert, engaged and energetic; you also feel more positive about yourself.

Healthcare isn’t just about looking at the symptoms and masking these with drugs as much medicine can seem. Instead, it’s about getting to the root of the cause and finding ways of eradicating this holistically instead, understanding that every individual is different. There are so many areas of our life that feed into our health, many of which we don’t fully recognise or understand until our health is properly broken down in this way.

To get started with servicing your body, just like you would your car, book your free 30-minute consultation

So many people we see in the clinic struggle with the effects of poor sleep. We want to talk to you about why good sleep is so important and how you can go about getting it!

A good night’s sleep is as important to health as eating the right things and exercising. Your physical and emotional well-being depends on getting enough. Yet we’re living in sleep-deprived times. Some people are even competitive about how little sleep they’re getting, like dragging yourself through the day on four hours’ rest is a badge of honour. Scientists even say we’re now getting an hour or two less sleep each night than we were 60 years ago. And the effect on our bodies is not good.

The amount of sleep each person needs varies. Waking up feeling refreshed in the morning is a good indicator and so is being able to wake without an alarm. If you need an alarm to wake up, you are not getting enough sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep, you may not be able to concentrate properly and become irritable or agitated. You may also have blurred vision, be clumsy, become disorientated or slow to respond, and have decreased motivation. And, on top of that, if you’re tired and cranky, you are significantly less likely to make the best food choices.

You might be surprised to learn that, in a computer-simulated driving test, those who had had just a few hours of sleep were more dangerous on the (virtual) road than the people who had had a few drinks! In fact, the majority of road accidents are caused by tiredness.

The purpose of sleep is to rest and recover – and to allow the body to repair itself. These maintenance and repair processes take 7 to 9 hours. Adults need between 7 and 9 hours per night – regardless of what you think you have trained yourself to get by with.

But just how do you get a good night’s sleep?

The most common cause of insomnia is a change in your daily routine. For example, travelling, changes in work hours, disruption of other behaviours (eating, exercise, leisure, etc.), and relationship conflicts can all cause sleep problems. Establishing good sleep hygiene is the most important thing you can do to maintain good sleep. It might also be helpful to keep a sleep diary to help pinpoint any particular problems.

DO

  • Try to go to bed at the same time every day. Your body thrives on routine.
  • Keep the temperature in your bedroom comfortable; not too hot, nor too cold.
  • Use your bed only for sleep and sex. This may help you completely switch off.
  • Keep the bedroom completely dark, so you’re not disturbed by light, which your brain detects even when your eyes are closed. Eye masks can be useful.
  • Spend time outdoors to soak up the sun.
  • Try to take some gentle exercise every There is evidence that regular exercise improves restful sleep. This includes stretching and aerobic exercise. A brisk walk ticks both boxes.
  • Make an effort to relax for at least 5 minutes before going to bed – a warm bath, massage, meditation.
  • Keep your feet and hands Wear warm socks and/or mittens or gloves to bed.
  • Consider getting a traditional alarm clock so your smartphone can stay out of the bedroom (see below). Better still, work out how much sleep you need by going to bed 15 minutes earlier until you find that you wake up naturally before your alarm. That’s your personal sleep requirement.

DON’T…

  • Engage in stimulating activities – like playing a competitive game, watching an edge-of-the-seat film, or having an important conversation with a loved Even using smartphones and tablets can interfere with sleep, because they emit the same kind of light as the morning sun.
  • Eat a heavy meal within four hours of going to bed.
  • Drink caffeine after lunch – like coffee, ‘normal’ and green tea, and
  • Use alcohol to help you Alcohol can make sleep more disturbed.
  • Go to bed too hungry. Have a snack before bed – a glass of milk or banana is ideal.
  • Try to avoid daytime naps.
  • Try not to get frustrated if you can’t sleep. Go to bed in a positive mood – “I will sleep tonight”.

 

If you’re not sure where to start, take the first step today by booking your free 30-minute Health and Energy Review, so we can talk about your health concerns and I
can give you some energy-boosting strategies you can use straight away. If this sounds like what you need – link here.

Supplements first started to become popular last century, and they were a way of adding things to the diet to prevent popular diseases caused by nutritional deficiencies – like scurvy (lack of vitamin C) and rickets (lack of vitamin D). Now, taking a supplement doesn’t just mean popping a pill but equally, you can get your vitamins, minerals, herbs, essential oils and enzymes as a drink (think vitamin water), powder to make into a shake or even a spray.

It’s big business. £1.5billion is spent each year in the UK alone and a hundred times that globally. Two-thirds of us take a supplement, and the market is predicted to grow by nearly 9% this year alone [source for statistics: IBIS World]. Are you one of them?

Who needs supplements?

It’s often said that people who eat a ‘balanced’ diet shouldn’t need to supplement. They should be able to get everything they need from the food they eat. But is that really the case? Would your body feel better if you had a few supplements inside you or is it really just expensive urine?

My view is this: so many people I see are eating a sub-standard diet when we meet, not eating their 7 fruit and veggies a day, choosing poor-quality sources of protein, and relying more often than they’d like on convenience foods.

If your body is out of balance (there is something not quite working in your health), that one-size-fits-all approach is unlikely to be sufficient. When your body is dealing with certain health conditions, it often means that something is missing or needed in far greater amounts than you’re currently getting.

Take stress as an example. When you are under stress, your body really motors through vitamins B and C, and magnesium so the regular ‘daily amount’ – while it might be sufficient for the bloke down the road – is not going to meet your personal requirements.

Medications, smoking, alcohol, and caffeine further deplete the body with essential nutrients.

Now let’s think about what you eat. Soil quality today is not what it was, making it harder to get the nutrients from the foods you eat. Today’s soils are often depleted of minerals. A study was done in 2003found that the fruit and veg you eat today contain 20% fewer minerals than in the 1930s. And some (zinc and calcium) contain 50% fewer.

Also, consider the impact of food miles. Long-distance transportation of foods depletes the nutrient content and so does the processing. As soon as you start adding preservatives to food to prolong its life, you decrease the nutrient quality.

Supplements without fillers and binders

If you’re already taking supplements, you may have noticed that some supplements contain things other than active ingredients. Let’s say you want a magnesium supplement. You look on the back of the packaging to find that, aside from the expected magnesium, there are a host of other ingredients you were not expecting.

These other ingredients have to be listed by law and they are the ‘fillers (or bulking agents) and binders’.

So, what’s going on?

The amount you need of the active ingredient is often very small. There’s a reason supplement are also known as ‘micronutrients’… The dose you need might be physically so small that it needs something else with it in the capsule to fill the rest of the space inside the capsule. A filler. Common fillers include calcium, lactose, rice flour, salt and sugar.

The binders are those ingredients that bind the active ingredients together when they’re compressed into tablet form. Cellulose is common.

Tablets are usually the cheapest way to take supplements, but they do tend to be heavier on the fillers and binders plus a host of other ‘excipients’ that coat the tablets and make them easier to pass along the manufacturing line without clogging the machines up. Like stearic acid, and magnesium stearate or silicate.

Cheaper high street brands will tend to rely more heavily on these excipients and may also throw in artificial colours and flavours, too, to help their product along.

Supplement testing with kinesiology or bioresonance

Life these days is at such a fast pace, it’s no wonder we suffer from stress, poor digestion, stomach pains, headaches, tiredness and outright exhaustion. There are many supplements we can take to support our diet but they can vary enormously in quality and price. Working out which ones are the best for us can be a minefield. Kinesiology can help.

With kinesiology or bioresonance, we can balance the body systems and biochemical processes affected by stress so the systems will take up what they need again. In addition, we can test to see which supplements your body needs, how many to take, the best time to take them and for how long. Using my knowledge and experience in nutrition, I will help you prioritise what you need so you don’t feel like you are a rattling pill bottle!

If you are already taking supplements I recommend that you bring them with you to the appointment to confirm they are the best supplements for you. If you are concerned about bias then the supplements can be disguised so that neither I nor you will know which is being tested! I can also show you how to test yourself so that you can see if something is good for you or not before buying it.

Allergy testing
As well as checking for supplements, kinesiology can also be used to test for allergies to common foodstuffs, household chemicals, pollen, house and dust mites and much more. My testing kit has many different items but you are welcome to bring any products which may be of concern to you. Don’t worry, you are not expected to bring the entire contents of your kitchen or bathroom cupboard!

Find out more

There are many food allergies and food intolerances as well as environmental allergies and intolerances.  Thanks to our help, all your intolerances can disappear, and all your allergies can be reduced if we support you on a journey to detox and repair your gut and increase the oxygenation of your body.

Read more about our allergy and intolerance testing here and book a free 20-minute telephone consultation on this link.

Many people, especially in today’s hectic world have compromised detox organs and their body may be struggling to effectively eliminate toxins.

Exposure to toxic heavy metals is believed to be a contributing factor, if not a root cause, of symptoms like low energy, mood disturbances and cognitive changes. Heavy metals first enter your bloodstream from exposure to farmed fish, contaminated water, dental fillings and household products. These metals then travel throughout your body and penetrate the cells of various tissues and organs, where they can remain stored up for years!

Heavy metal toxicity can affect the function of organs such as the brain, the liver, and the lungs. Having high levels of heavy metals in the body can also reduce energy levels and affect blood composition.

Long-term exposure to heavy metals can cause the symptoms seen in degenerative conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. In some cases, long-term exposure to some metals may even cause cancer.

Some examples of heavy metals include:

  • arsenic
  • cadmium
  • chromium
  • copper
  • lead
  • nickel
  • zinc
  • mercury
  • aluminum
  • iron

Heavy metals can enter our bodies through food and environmental factors. Some sources of heavy metals include:

  • soil erosion
  • mining
  • industrial waste
  • fossil fuel emissions
  • pesticides on crops
  • waste water
  • smoking tobacco

A heavy metal detox aims to remove excess heavy metals from the body.

A substance that binds to heavy metals is known as a chelator, and the process that transports them out of the body is called chelation. People may also refer to a heavy metal detox as chelation therapy.

his is why we have put together this special pack. Not only will it speed up your detox process, it also represents a huge SAVING. The HMD ULTIMATE DETOX PACK contains the following:

  • 1 bottle of our patent-pending HMD Heavy Metal Detox. This unique formula is the result of 3 years of research and is the world’s only 100% natural detox product that has been scientifically proven to work!
  • 1 HMD Lavage Drainage Remedy. This natural herbal remedy has been especially formulated to assist your body during the detox process and make sure you eliminate metals faster and more efficiently.
  • 1 Chlorella Pyrenoidosa. Chlorella has been proven to help your body to eliminate metals and other toxins such as mercury, lead, dioxin and PCB’s. Our Chlorella has been especially sourced and is 100% natural – unlike many other brands of Chlorella on the market it is 100% toxin free.

The Lavage acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant and is also anti-bacterial. It opens up the kidneys and liver and supports your immune and lymphatic system. Meanwhile the Chlorella is packed with vitamins, nutrients, minerals and essential fatty acids. In addition it has been proven to help eliminate toxins and heavy metals.

If you are very toxic [for example smokers, people with amalgams or cancer patients] it is ESSENTIAL that you follow the Ultimate Detox Program, rather than take HMD alone.

The Ultimate Detox Pack will give you the ultimate detox experience! One pack contains one-month supply.

 

Going the extra mile

Lana Kapelas reveals how detoxing, re-learning, banishing bad habits and understanding food facts can help you stay healthy and energetic

Individual choices help transform our society but improving your health proves to be the most challenging experience, despite a health and care system that enables people to make healthier lifestyle choices. We learn to be more resilient, to face illness and disability when it arises, with an open mind. What is the solution to happier, longer lives for mature age? What can we learn from the progress the health and care system has already made, and what can be learned from insiders’ industries and the wider economy? Can we access complete wellness? What are the healing and vitality solutions in the market today that truly rebuild health and recharge energy? There are so many commitments in your life already, you are expected to go the extra mile for your clients, for your team, for your family…and you do, but can you commit yourself to your own wellbeing? And if you do, who could help you go the extra mile?

Your body could be the victim of your job, and a low-energy executive is leaving not only his company at a loss but his self-esteem and performance level. As you try to work harder, it takes longer to get your job done and meet expectations, and as a result quality time with your family is impaired, when affected by fatigued.

According to NHS recent Statistics, there is an 18% increase In 2016/17, there were 617,000 admissions in NHS hospitals where obesity was the main factor, while health experts in the US consider 40% of CEOs are technically obese. We invited Konstantinos Kapelas to share his successful adventure into wellness which was the foundation for the Kapelas Health & Vitality System and led him to be the co-founder of Total Health Now® together with his wife, Lana Kapelas.

For many years, Konstantinos held senior positions in the Catering and Travel industries. Often working long hours under pressure, his health and well-being started to rapidly decline. Like many busy executives, he only recognized this when it had already become very serious. At that point, Kostas made a life-changing decision. He became determined not only to make changes to improve his health and vitality but also to leave behind the stresses of commercial management. As a result, he began extensive research into health, vitality and focused on the best techniques and treatments available. By employing these wisely in his own life, he gradually transformed his health, vitality and also his emotional and personal well being.

Today he is a qualified practitioner in several leading health skills and now helps others to achieve the same gains he has. Kostas learned that no single treatment can claim to be a cure-all. With his personal experiences to support his findings, he recognized that a programme of action, tailored to the needs and circumstances of the individual, is the most effective approach. Lana Kapelas is a wellness coach, a supporter of breastfeeding mothers, and is successfully running the e-shop, which provides holistic health and vitality solutions. Lana is a mother of two young children who enjoy excellent health. Total Health Now is a holistic healthcare service situated a short walk from Russell Square tube station in Bloomsbury, London.

Lana Kapelas reveals how detoxing, re-learning, banishing bad habits and understanding food facts can help you stay healthy and energetic.

 Lana, you and your husband are strong believers in the value of holistic health. What is your solution to the health challenges executives are facing sooner or later in their life?

From our own experiences and health improvements, through our work with hundreds of clients, we have seen unquestionable results. Our goal is to design bespoke changes that transform all aspects of your life and to help you achieve and maintain optimum health.

You don’t need to have a ‘problem’ to visit us. We believe strongly in preventative health care, rather than waiting for a medical concern to appear before seeking help. We only ever get given one body in life and it’s our job to look after it.

You believe in prevention and one of your solutions is a 28-day detox and cleanse program. What does this involve?

We’re glad you asked because this is one of our top treatments and the results have been extraordinary for many of our clients. It is a 28-day detox and cleanses, based on a programme that was first established in 1994 thanks to Italian doctors who had been exploring the benefits of combining a metabolic diet with dynamic manual lymphatic drainage massage. Originally adopted by many well-known celebrities, over the years it has filtered down into becoming more widely available.

Our clients visit the clinic three times a week over 28 days for the duration of the programme. They will have 12 lymphatic drainage treatments in total using our state-of-the-art equipment. Many people choose to combine these sessions with other services, including allergy tests, health MOTs and colon hydrotherapy – however, these aren’t an obligation of the programme.

Our clients also follow a considered easy to follow food plan throughout the programme. However, this doesn’t involve diet or deprivation. There is no portion control, so you won’t be going hungry. We provide carefully developed meal plans and guidance for clients with lots of delicious recipes. The general rule is that the food plan should consist of natural foods only – no pre-made soups or dressings, or meats with marinades. Everything must be fresh, and we always advise our clients to keep it simple.

 

What are the benefits for clients who decide to undertake your program?

Clients have described an increase in energy levels, fewer hunger cravings, and an improved mood overall. It is worth mentioning that clients release fat rather than water and muscle which is normally the case when trying to lose weight.

We focus on the internal congestion within our bodies, caused by the annual build-up of calcified toxic waste. The programme works by supporting the liver through a cleansing and balanced diet, combined with sessions on a unique detoxifying machine that utilises lymphatic drainage massage to stimulate the system and break down any toxicity in the gut.

This is supported by breathing training, emotional/stress resilience techniques, education on how to shop for healthy products and how to protect yourself against toxic food products and electromagnetic radiation, as well as a full month of one-to-one coaching to help you achieve your health goals. Alongside all of this, we also recommend beneficial cleansing supplements, tried and tested by ourselves.

The programme aids in weight loss and detoxification, cleansing your body from environmental toxicity, as well as helping you heal from ongoing health issues and medical problems. In fact, it’s widely considered the number one programme in the world for seeing guaranteed weight loss and visible results that last.

Why is the human body so bad at holding onto toxins?

 Within today’s society, we hardly ever give our body sufficient time to digest the last meal before snacking, drinking or beginning another one. This means our body starts to store the food it is digesting as fat. There is also an increase of chemical additives in the modern diet, which means more toxins in our bodies. Even our table water has chemicals in it. The body needs to be re-trained to find ways of going back to the good old days when it was able to remove toxins much more easily.

What results have you seen?

We first began offering the detox four years ago at Total Health Now Clinic and have since added our own spin, hence the plus sign in its name! We’ve since had hundreds of very happy clients. For us, the results speak for themselves. During this programme, our past clients have achieved significant weight loss – the greatest ones being a reduction in weight of 27 lbs (almost two stone in fat) in four weeks, and a loss of 42 inches, also in four weeks.

One of your clients,  Bernard Merry says he lost over 14lbs of toxic fat and inches on his waist, neck and arms. To quote him, he says ‘My trousers are now looser, and my friends comment on how much better I look. My allergy and eczema-like symptoms on my scalp have cleared. I sleep better, and my digestion, elimination and skin appearance has improved. I was also able to cut my prostate medication by half and soon will be able to stop it altogether.’ Do you often register success stories like Bernard’s?

Many clients have said they’ve found the programme has eased existing conditions such as IBS, eczema, arthritis, blood pressure problems, migraines and low moods. Our client Nina Gonzales, was able to resolve her constipation problems. As she notes, “I went through the program and the results were better than I could imagine. Constipation was gone and as an extra benefit, I lost 12.20lbs of fat and 19inches. I also have more energy, I sleep better and I have adopted new habits for a healthier lifestyle.”

This unique detox is the first step towards healthy weight loss and improved wellness. We don’t believe in yo-yo dieting or deprivation. For us at Total Health Now, everything we do involves looking at our health holistically and sustainably.

And does the weight stay off?

As with anything, it all depends on what you do after the programme. We hope to change your habits and way of thinking in a long-term, sustainable way. It isn’t about losing weight and then piling it all back on again, as this isn’t good for your health or mental wellbeing.

If you go back to junk food after the programme, then you will put weight back on. However, if you continue following the programme in the same way, then you’ll simply continue to lose weight and improve your health. Our programme doesn’t require any exercise and is easy to follow, so it shouldn’t be difficult to stay on track.

Some clients, never need to come back to us again as the programme has set them on the right path. Others, like to come back at regular intervals for extra guidance and support. We are passionate about helping our clients and always seek advice where possible. Many clients like this supportive approach.

How is your solution different to other programmes on the market?

There are so many slimming products and diets on the market, and we recognise how hard it is for our clients to decipher which are real and which are nothing more than a gimmick. Many only offer short-term results, which involve yo-yo dieting and deprivation. Throughout the 28 days programme, you are fully supervised, monitored and supported in a one-to-one capacity. It doesn’t involve exercise or rigorous dieting, which for many people is just unsustainable. Instead, it helps by treating a person holistically, rebalancing the body and reshaping your silhouette. Our food plans also don’t have restrictions on when and how much food is consumed.

Who could benefit from your solution?

Whether you want to lose weight, clear your mind or improve your energy levels, you need to escape the yo-yo diet and break bad eating habits. As it doesn’t require exercise, you don’t need to worry about being athletic or having lots of time. It is completely holistic so there is no medication or surgery involved.

Our solution is suitable for people with all types of health conditions, including skin problems and diabetes. As Claudia Jordan told us after her treatment, ‘It is the most positive thing I have done for myself. On day one I was feeling low in energy, I had red patches on my face, I had a lot of inflammation and overall I felt I really needed a change. The whole process was a learning curve for me in terms of nutrition and Lana was always so supportive, full of advice and encouragement. On day 28 I felt so clean, my skin was glowing (no more red spots) and I lost 10lbs! My whole family has benefited from this, now my children also eat better highly recommended.’

And what sort of support will you get?

 We mentor our clients all the way through, offering guidance and support. We’re always at the end of the telephone or in the room, helping to break free throughout the process. We never wish to come across as preaching, we share and pass along our knowledge and research proactively.

When clients tell us the brands they like to eat or use, we’ll always suggest healthier brands where possible. If someone says they definitely can’t cut something out of their diet (e.g. sweetener), then we’ll simply suggest a better choice of brand for them.

Any surprising experiences on the horizon?

Most clients comment on how surprising their weight loss is, and how much easier it feels to lose weight compared to other diets they may have tried in the past. They also report feeling increased energy levels, which impacts all areas of their life. Because the food plan doesn’t include fatty or sugary foods, you can be confident that you won’t experience bloating, artificial highs, and excess fat storage.

You’ll also learn to embrace the many wonderful benefits of freshly cooked foods, homemade marinades, exotic fruits and vegetables, plus a variety of new ways to cook from steaming to roasting, stir-frying to marinating, poaching to grilling, slow-cooking to griddling. It isn’t hard to cook this way but can quickly and easily transform the flavours and textures of meat or vegetables.

For further details please pay us a visit online or book your place with Total Health Now on +44 207 293 0440

You can consider BioResonance Therapy if:

  • You are having difficulties falling asleep
  • You wake up tired in the morning
  • You are sensitive to specific food types
  • You are having issues with your digestive tract
  • You are plagued by allergies
  • You have experienced problems with your hearing
  • You feel as if things just “aren’t quite right.”
  • You would like to try a complementary medicine but are unwilling to commit to a long series of treatments

Total Health Now Clinic employs highly experienced professionals, well-versed in the usage of modern BRT testing devices. For the purpose of testing, Total Health Now Clinic utilises highly acclaimed and clinically tested tools based on Russian, German and US technologies.

Our BioResonance Therapy (BRT) provides you with an entirely painless and risk-free alternative method of testing for a large number of problems. After undergoing our BRT procedure, you will be presented with an objective overview of your current situation, without any obligations for long-term commitment or treatments. If you would like to explore further options, however, our experts will be more than happy to advise you on the best course of action. Our facilities are equipped to perform a variety of BioResonance Treatments and other biofeedback methodologies aimed at promoting health and wellbeing.

If you’re not sure where to start, take the first step today by booking your free 30-minute Health and Energy Review, so we can talk about your health concerns and I
can give you some energy-boosting strategies you can use straight away. If this sounds like what you need – link here.

Racing thoughts don’t help you race in life, they rather deviate your focus.

Stop and calm do.

Try these steps to slow things down when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

???? Meditate. One study found that both seated meditation (zazen) and moving meditation (tai chi) helped people cope with stress.
? Try a mantra. Pick a short, empowering go-to phrase to repeat to yourself when thoughts are racing.
? Get some vitamin nature. Humans seem to have an innate attraction to nature that improves mood and reduces stress. Go outside where you can and soak in some sunshine.
????Exercise. Research says physical activity reduces anxiety, depression, and stress. Pick a physical activity that brings you joy.
? Write it out. A 2019 study made a connection between personal writing (like journaling), gaining perspective, and a better understanding of yourself and others. Try to capture a racing thought and pin it down on paper.
?Talk to someone. Talking to someone can be like giving yourself an off-ramp for some of those racing thoughts. Find a trusted friend (or therapist) who can listen without judging.
?Take a breath. Deep breathing can improve mood and lower stress, according to both self-reported evaluations of study participants and objective measures like heart rate and cortisol levels.
? Take naps. Lack of sleep or insomnia can make racing thoughts worse. Give your brain a less stimulating environment by adopting coffee naps, power naps, or stronger sleep habits.
? Stop doom scrolling online. Giving your brain more information to process is like telling it to go faster while adding more weight.

n order to feel your happiest ? and get back the energy and motivation you need to face life’s challenges, eating the right foods and making the best lifestyle choices are really important.

If you’re not sure where to start, take the first step today by booking your free 30-minute Health and Energy Review, so we can talk about your health concerns and I
can give you some energy-boosting strategies you can use straight away. If this sounds like what you need – link here.

There’s a reason our RejuvaDetox+ Programme has been one of the most popular cleanses for about a decade. It’s because it works. The 28-Day Program is not just another quick-fix juice cleanse. It was developed by doctors and optimised further by us to ensure you achieve the results you want. It takes 28 days to make or break a habit – and the 28-Day Program is built around this concept.

RejuvaDetox+ Programme combines a healthy eating regime with thrice-weekly sessions on a specifically programmed machine, which helps lymphatic drainage and breaks down toxins. The RejuvaDetox+ Remote programme is passive; you do not have to exercise for it to work. The treatment is not painful – it is very relaxing and de-stressing. Another benefit from the programme is, as it cleans out and becomes more efficient at absorbing nutrients from the food intake, your body, your hair and your energy levels will improve dramatically. The RejuvaDetox+ eating plan is a high intake of fresh vegetables, fruit and fish. You would be linked up to the Ultimate Detoxifier machine a set of 32 pads, which are plugged into positive and negative electrodes. The primary function of the detoxification belt is to drill into the calcification of the toxic fat cell, (with a blunt end drill), allowing fat toxins to be drawn from the cell into the lymph system. It then switches onto lymphatic dilation and drainage and rapidly eliminates these toxins from the body.

Losing fat/weight and detoxing is only half of the job done; preventing the toxicity and making the right choices in the first place is the other half. Our goal is to empower you to lead a healthy life yourself rather than be fully dependent on us. Also, many people do not realise that stress (emotional and environmental)  and breathing directly contribute to weight gain and ill health thus not address them, once more it is only half of the job done.

RejuvaDetox+ was originally invented in 1994. It started with a dynamic manual lymphatic drainage massage, combined with a unique eating plan based on a form of detoxification. RejuvaDetox+ gained in popularity so quickly that therapists had to do fourteen to sixteen clients per day. Therapist burnout occurred as rapidly as the growth of RejuvaDetox! Whilst weight was lost – it eventually came back. It was then discovered with thermographic analysis, that the black plaque was not breaking down significantly enough with any manual process. Thus the ultimate detoxifier was developed.

The RejuvaDetox+ weight-loss technique is based on holistic dietetics, purposely designed to rebalance the body and actually allow it to heal itself. RejuvaDetox+ focuses on the internal congestion within our bodies, caused by the annual build-up of calcified toxic wastes. Year on year this toxic waste gradually forces our bodily systems to become more sluggish and inefficient, making permanent weight loss a more unachievable goal the older we become.

In today’s society our daily eating habits are such that we eat on a virtually continuous basis -never allowing our body the sufficient time it needs to digest the last meal before snacking, drinking or beginning another one.

Food digestion is a primary function of the body and therefore, our system is programmed to store the half-digested food from the last meal into fat cells and to return later to complete the digestive process. Unfortunately, in our modern society of continuous snacking, we never give our bodies the time to physically digest that previous meal, so it permanently stores as fat. Imagine – it can take up to 16 hours to digest a steak. When was the last time you fasted for that long?

The increase of chemical additives in our daily diet has also contributed to the excess toxins in our bodies. Today, even our table water is a cocktail of chemicals and with the introduction of GM foods, the damage to our bodies continues. The body needs to be re-trained to go back to the good old days when it used to remove toxins instead of storing them before it was overloaded from our water supply, food chain, the air that we breathe and excessive stress.

A damaged digestive system compresses the intestines, crushing the internal area and causing cells to be deoxygenated. Toxified waste is shown photographically and indicated by a black mass, which generally turns to blue as treatments begin to work and the body becomes healthier. A thermographic graph of the client’s abdomen is taken at the consultation so that the number of toxins present can be ascertained before treatment starts.

Read more about assessing the health of your digestive system here, learn more about how to cleanse and detox your gut here and book a free 30-minute telephone consultation on this link.

 

Beetroot hummus is low in sugar, salt and saturated fat and takes just ten minutes to make. It is the perfect dip to accompany vegetables and pittas as part of a quick and healthy meal. It makes a great packed lunch too.

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas (430g), drained and rinsed
  • 2 medium cooked beetroots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • zest and juice from 1 medium lemon
  • 2-3 tablespoons tahini & olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt & ½ tsp ground cumin
Instructions
  1. Place the beetroots, chickpeas and garlic into a food processor and process for 1 minute until ground. Add all the remaining ingredients and process until creamy. It should have some grainy texture, that’s ok.
  2. Adjust seasonings, adding more salt, cumin, olive oil, or lemon juice if needed.
  3. Refrigerate or use immediately. I like to serve it at room temperature.
  4. Beetroot hummus will keep in the fridge, covered well, for 4-5 days.

One of the things I love most about winter is that it is soup season, and soup is the easiest lunch or appetiser offering ever. This one is packed with delicious wintery flavours of celeriac with just a touch of nutmeg and coriander.

Here’s one of my favourite recipes – winter warming celeriac and fennel soup

  • 300g fresh fennel, finely chopped (including the green part)
  • 230g celeriac, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp coriander seed
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 850ml water
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 140g butter
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • salt & ground black pepper, to season
  • A handful of fresh dill or fresh coriander, chopped, to garnish

 

METHOD

Fry all vegetables in oil in a large pan over high heat for a few mins. Add the coriander seeds and nutmeg. Stir and fry for another minute. Add water and stock cube.

Bring to a boil and lower the heat. Let simmer for about 10 mins or until everything is soft. Add the butter and lemon juice, and stir.

Remove from the heat and use a stick blender to blend to the desired consistency. Season to taste. Garnish with fresh herbs.

There was once a farmer in ancient China who owned a horse. “You are so lucky!” his neighbours told him, “to have a horse to pull the cart for you.”

“Maybe,” the farmer replied.

One day he didn’t latch the gate properly and the horse ran off. “Oh no! This is terrible news!” his neighbours cried. “Such terrible misfortune!”

“Maybe,” the farmer replied.

A few days later the horse returned, bringing with it six wild horses. “How fantastic! You are so lucky,” his neighbours told him. “Now you are rich!”

“Maybe,” the farmer replied.

The following week the farmer’s son was breaking-in one of the wild horses when it kicked out and broke his leg. “Oh no!” the neighbours cried, “such bad luck, all over again!”

“Maybe,” the farmer replied.

The next day soldiers came and took away all the young men to fight in the war. The farmer’s son was left behind. “You are so lucky!” his neighbours cried.

“Maybe,” the farmer replied.

Whenever we interpret a situation as being a ‘disaster’ or an ‘opportunity’ it shapes the way we feel, and that shapes the way that we respond.

The story of the Taoist Farmer shows we can never truly know how a situation is going to turn out.

But the fact is there are no intrinsic ‘opportunities’ or ‘disasters’: there is only what happens and how we choose to respond.

In which case, doesn’t it make sense to look for the opportunities in every situation?
Doing so will bring us another step towards becoming antifragile, using change to become stronger.

~~~
Lao Tzu a Tao way

What an exciting and strange time that we live where the fear of getting infected from the coronavirus causing more health damage than the virus itself.

Most of the medical and scientific community will agree with the famous French biologist, chemist and microbiologist Luis pastor who said on his deathbed that

The microbe (including viruses) is nothing. The terrain is everything.

That means it is all about how healthy the immune system of the person is where the microbe lands! I will add and explain why the gut is a crucial part of the immune system and what you can do to support it.

Did you know that up to 80% of the body’s immune cells are residing in the gut? There also live nearly 100 trillion gut microorganisms, also known as the microbiome and can weigh as much as five pounds?

Did you know that over 90% of serotonin is produced in the gut? It affects our moods and health conditions such as depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and many more.

Did you also know that over 85% of health problems are derived from stress and anxiety, which are directly and indirectly linked to the gut? Actually, within one minute of getting stressed, the body produces cortisol, changing to adrenaline which stays in our system for 4–12 hours and dramatically affects our hormones. This results amongst many things to weight gain, moods, reduced oxygenation and most importantly weakens of our immune system.

Hippocrates thousands of years ago said you are what you eat.

However, you are a combination of what the food you eat, ate before you, and what you can absorb. It is another topic altogether to analyse here, but it is good to be aware of it! As you can see, the gut plays a role of paramount importance on the way we feel and, on the way the immune system behaves? I could continue with many more examples but best to share with you some things that you can do to support and strengthen your immune system!

The things that affect most of your gut is the stress that I mentioned before the breathing, which I will say further down as well as medicines. Additionally, the food toxins and pesticides as well as the way we mix the drinks and foods that we eat play a role too. More specifically, you can follow the free steps below that require no supplements to help your gut health and consequently, your immune system.

Reduce or avoid wherever possible, taking unnecessary antibiotics, acid-reducing drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and pain killers. All of them create significant damage to the gut lining.

Eat organic wherever possible to avoid the pesticides on the food and especially the glyphosates, which is sprayed and used on non-organic food. If you can not buy organic fruits and vegetables, at least wash them very well with hot water and non-chemical liquid soap. You may also want to peel the skin of non-organic fruits and vegetables.

Drink filtered water even if it is a simple system such as a Brita jug as the chlorine in the water and other pollutants and pathogens have an impact on our gut lining. There are many more advanced filtering systems, but this is better than nothing start. Avoid mixing water and drinks with the food. Drink at least 15mins before eating and at least one hour, ideally two hours after your meal. Ensure that that you chew your food extremely well and as the saying goes “drink your food and eat your drink”. It makes digestion easier, saving more energy for your immune system. Eat more whole foods and avoid processed foods like wheat, sugary foods and dairy as they are very inflammatory! Also, avoid mixing too many different proteins and/or carbs in the same meal.

Furthermore, reduce animal protein consumption, especially when you are feeling weak and sick as they lessen the oxygenation in your body and consequently weaken your immunity.

Aim to leave at least five hours gap between meals but if you get hungry have a tea or drink or fruit or tomato, carrot, cucumber etc. which are much easier to digest.

Furthermore, I would like to give you two top breathing tips which indirectly linked to the gut. By reducing the oxygenation in your body, the PH will get acidic. It will result in gut microbiome change related to the health issues that I have mentioned earlier, including your immune system.

First of all, always breathe from your nose and keep paying close attention to your breathing. The moment you remove your attention from the nasal breathing, it will return to its default state, which for many people is breathing from the mouth.

Secondly and most importantly, when we sleep the night, we should rest on our left-hand side. If we want to sleep on our back, we should add pillows and be in a semi-reclining position.

Continuing on the same topic, it is also of paramount importance while you sleep to breathe only from your nose to avoid hyperventilation. Although it is a different subject altogether, I will strongly advise you to tape your mouth with hypoallergenic micropore tape, which you can buy online or at the pharmacy for about £3. It is entirely safe to use it, and if during your sleep you need to open your mouth the tape will come off. The result you are looking for is the tape to be still on your mouth in the morning when you wake up?

Finally, I would like to leave you with a quote from Plato which says “the part can never be well unless the whole is well”.

Therefore, when you are seeking a solution to your health problems, always look for a synergy of “good” healthy habits while removing or at least reducing the “bad” habits!

I wish you health and vitality!

Kostas Kapelas Msc had a successful career in hospitality for 15 years and worked for companies such as Claridge’s, Rolls Royce and Warner Brothers. He left the industry after a serious health burnout and decided to follow his passion for holistic health which led him to acquire over 30 qualifications. For the past 10 years, Kostas has been running Total Health Now© a Central London clinic that specialises in gut health, detox and weight/fat management! His clinic has helped over 2000 clients to improve their health since 2012.

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We all know it’s important to have a healthy heart, but you may not know about the importance of your microcirculation and the impact that can have on your health, wellness and performance.  Are you ready to learn more?

What does your heart do?

Your heart is a pump and usually beats around 60 to 100 times per minute.

With each heartbeat, your heart sends blood throughout your body and carries oxygen to every cell. After delivering the oxygen, the blood returns to the heart. The heart then sends the blood to the lungs to pick up more oxygen. This cycle repeats over and over again. The blood is sent through blood vessels which, together, are known as your circulatory system.

What are capillaries?

Capillaries are the smallest and most numerous of the blood vessels. They form the connection between arteries – which carry blood away from the heart, and veins – which return blood to the heart.  The capillaries deliver nutrients and oxygen and eliminate toxins. It’s said that nearly 100 trillion cells in our bodies are fed and cleansed by our capillaries.

What is microcirculation?

Capillaries are part of what is known as microcirculation – the circulation of blood in our smallest blood vessels. Other vessels include terminal arterioles, metarterioles and venules. Almost 74% of all blood vessels in our body are microvessels.

Microcirculation is a vital part of our circulation system and fulfils critical transport functions.   It provides oxygen and nutrients to tissues and organs, removes waste products and supports your immune system.

What can happen if you have poor microcirculation?

Limited or malfunctioning microcirculation can cause many conditions of poor health and can lead to faster ageing of your cells.

When the microvessels become constricted and aren’t functioning optimally, you can feel stressed, discomfort, restless, unfocused, low energy and even exhausted.  Sometimes, over time, this can lead to premature ageing, impaired cardiac function and diabetes.

On the other hand, if you can improve your microcirculation then you can give your body what it needs to enhance, regulate and optimise its vital functions.

How can you improve microcirculation?

It all comes down to retraining the respiratory centre (medulla oblongata) which is responsible for our breathing. This is directly linked to the levels of oxygenation/microcirculation in your body. The factors that affect it include lifestyle (food, emotions, toxins, overtraining, electropollution etc) and you can find more about the mechanics on this live presentation (click here) that Kostas gave at the Vegfest show.

The smartest way to increase microcirculation is to minimise anything that negatively affects your oxygenation – and vice versa. Then it will be easier to retrain your respiratory centre (click here) and consequently improve your oxygenation and microcirculation.

However, despite all the support, treatments and protocols we offer there are bad influences, temptations, adverts etc. that pull many people back to their old habits. Luckily there is also medical technology available in the market which can assist and make this process much easier and maybe more likely to work long term.

Medical Microcirculation Technology

We work in association with a group of medical doctors who use a medical microcirculation device. This microcirculation device is in use in over 4000 medical clinics, hospitals and universities around Europe: as well as being used by elite athletes and sports teams.

The device uses a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) to deliver a patented bio-rhythmically defined therapeutic signal which activates the body’s self-regulatory mechanisms and supports optimal health.

This means oxygenated red blood cells carry oxygen and nutrients through the arteries and capillaries to all of the organs and tissues in your body.  As the blood provides oxygen and nutrients to the cells, the cells in turn transfer carbon dioxide and waste products to the red blood cells, which are then processed through the veins and lymphatics.

Using the device stimulates a temporary increase in local blood flow and enhanced muscular performance, so this has a detoxing effect as well.

Other benefits include:

  • Vitality and wellbeing
  • Stress reduction and relaxation
  • Sleep management

This device is extremely easy to use and offers better health and wellness. This technology even has been used by NASA, to assist with the development of undergarments that are designed to promote functional blood circulation and countermeasures for muscle and bone loss degeneration on Earth and space.

The device can also help with the following issues and conditions:

Vascular

•      chronic venous insufficiency

•      erectile dysfunction

•      hypertension

•      lymphedema

•      post-surgical oedema

•      Raynaud’s syndrome

 

Gastrointestinal & Urinary

•      faecal incontinence

•      inflammatory bowel disease

•      interstitial cystitis

 

Mental Health

•      anxiety

•      depression

•      PTSD

•      sleep disorder

 

Neurological

•      autism

•      chronic fatigue

•      fibromyalgia

•      migraine

•      multiple sclerosis

•      neuralgia

•      neuropathy

•      diabetic

•      chemotherapy

•      idiopathic

•      sciatica

•      tinnitus

 

Dermatological

•      alopecia

•      eczema

•      psoriasis

•      warts

•      wound healing

 

 

Musculoskeletal

•      arthritis

•      muscle spasm

•      non-union fracture

•      tendonitis

 

Infectious Disease

•      Bell’s palsy

•      herpes simplex

•      shingles

 

Ocular

•      cataracts

•      myopia

 

Metabolic

•      gestational diabetes

 

Respiratory

 

•      COPD

Find out more

Following your initial assessment, we offer a range of health solutions including over 30 treatments. As part of these discussions, and once we’ve assessed your wellness levels and health concerns, we can advise on the best microcirculation treatment for you.

Read more about our health MOT here and book a free 20-minute telephone consultation on this link.

 

 

 

With April comes IBS awareness month and allergy awareness week.  What do both these issues have in common? You may be surprised – so read on to find out more.

First of all, do you have any of the following?

  • Chronic inflammatory disease such as autism spectrum disorder, chronic fatigue and major depressive disorder
  • Migraine
  • An autoimmune disorder such as Coeliac, Crohn’s disease or MS
  • A metabolic disorder such as obesity, gestational diabetes or Type 2 diabetes
  • An intestinal disease or IBS
  • A neuroinflammatory disease
  • Food sensitivity
  • Bloating
  • Skin problems
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive issues such as constipation and diarrhoea
  • Allergies of any type?

If you are living with one of these conditions or issues, did you know that your gut may be the cause?

Now this blog may help you start your journey to managing your most troublesome health issue once and for all.

Confused? Let’s start from the beginning.

Your gut and how it works:

Inside the bowel there is a single layer of cells which make up the mucosal barrier (the barrier between the inside of the gut and the rest of the body).

This barrier can absorb nutrients, but it doesn’t let most larger molecules or germs pass through the bowel and into to the bloodstream.

Sometimes, this barrier can become less effective and “leakier”.  Some things make this more likely, and we’ll cover that later.

Part of your immune system includes the gut bacteria which live in your gastrointestinal tract and ward off viral invaders.  It’s thought that nearly 100 trillion bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms live inside your gut.  These include bad bacteria which, in turn, are flushed out by a protein called zonulin.

It’s possible that people with more zonulin have a more permeable intestine, and then this “leaky” gut (which doctors call intestinal permeability) enables germs, bacteria and toxins to enter the bloodstream contributing to the issues in the bulleted list above.  Bacterial overgrowth and gluten can also be behind overproduction of zonulin.

Over recent years the microorganisms in our gut have been linked to a range of diseases and conditions, from diabetes to autism and anxiety to obesity. They have also been associated with how we respond to certain drugs, including chemotherapy, and even how we sleep.

What’s stopping your microorganisms from doing their job?

The microorganisms in our bodies exist to support the immune system, give nutrients to our cells and stop harmful bacteria and viruses attacking us.  They find it harder to do their jobs when we are:

  • Taking antibiotics frequently and when it’s not 100% necessary
  • Eating excessive sugar through processed food (the sugar feeds the bacteria)
  • Drinking chlorinated or fluoride-added water
  • Drinking too much, too often
  • Eating lots of processed food
  • Using antibacterial soup and products containing triclosan
  • Eating non-organic meat and animal products as they are fed low-dose antibiotics and GE grains

Some things we can take or use every day are also very well known to be irritants of the bowel lining.  This includes ibuprofen, aspirin, alcohol and anti-inflammatory drugs.   They can allow some substances to pass through the gaps and into the blood stream as they damage the seals between cells.  Sometimes, this can lead to you having ulcers in your bowel lining.

What about food intolerances and allergies?

‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates

An allergic response to food ranges from slight irritation to anaphylaxis- a life-threatening immune reaction that needs immediate medical attention.

Over the years, increasing research has shown that there are some factors which make food allergies more likely.  These include c-section delivery, antibiotic use, lack of exposure to microbes in early childhood and a high fat/low carb diet.

There also appear to be huge differences in the gut microflora with people living with food allergies compared to those living without.  Interaction between bacteria such as Bacteroides, Enterobacteria, Bifidobacterial and Lactobacilli within the intestinal system seems to somehow train the body to tolerate food triggers. Where the gut flora contains fewer of these key bacteria, there seems more chance of allergies developing.

On the other hand, intolerances are caused by inflammation in the gut, and once that has been resolved small amounts of the offending food can be reintroduced gradually until you build full tolerance to them again.

What about seasonal allergies?

It’s likely that our gut health also affects other allergy related health issues – in particular, asthma.  One reason for this may be that we are too clean! These days, the plethora of antibacterial soaps, sanitisers and powerful germ-killing products we use in our homes are changing the microbes in our gut.  This means that our immune systems are no longer frequently challenged, so we’re more likely to get allergic to our environment.

It may also be possible that as temperatures rise across the globe, the pollen allergy season is becoming longer and more intense.  The Lancet Planetary Health reported that there’s an important link between global warming and public health which could be exacerbated as temperatures continue to rise.

Whether you’re living with laboured breathing, a blocked up nose, weeping eyes or any other allergy symptoms, you’d be wise to keep your gut microbes as healthy as possible.

“One month on and I’m a different person! I’ve had no hay fever symptoms so far this spring and my dust allergy is a thing of the past! I still get the odd headache, but I’ve learned how to reduce them using the breathing techniques and I’ve still had no migraines at all! The tinnitus has gone, and the digestive problems are well under control. I’m also about 7lbs lighter and much slimmer.” – Claudia

For maximum wellness and Total Health Now Clinic, we can help:

What can you be doing to support good gut health? What small changes can you make to your life to improve your general wellness? How can you manage your gut health, diet and lifestyle if you’re living with any of the issues mentioned in this article?  We are here to help.

Read more about assessing the health of your digestive system here, learn more about how to cleanse and detox your gut here and book a free 20 minute telephone consultation on this link.

It’s March, so that means it’s the month of National Bed Day and National Sleep Day.

This is the perfect time to ask yourself: “Am I waking up refreshed?” and, “If not, why not?”.

We all know that a good night’s sleep is vital to our mental and physical health, and really boosts our quality of life.  Indeed, research has shown that most adults need around eight hours’ sleep a night to feel fully rested.

But did you know that as well as ensuring you are awake and alert, good sleep can help repair your blood vessels and heart, help maintain a healthy weight and control your sugar levels and help keep your hormones balanced?

It also makes your brain work as well as it can, supports you in remembering things, solving problems and making decisions.  Lastly, it performs a valuable role in protecting you against mood swings, depression and stress.

If you get fewer than six hours’ sleep on just one night it will prevent you from thinking clearly the next day.  It’s clear that if you suffer from chronic sleep deprivation then your mental and physical health will not be at optimum strength, so it’s important to take steps to prioritise your sleep.

“Kostas has been instrumental in helping me and my family to minimise electromagnetic exposure at home and to overcome geopathic stress. He has been in my home taking various measures and based on them suggesting specific action steps. After the application of his suggestions, all of us sleep much better and stress levels have decreased.” – Vasileios Chantziaras, Performance coach          

Have you tried all these steps to sleep better?

  • Before you go to sleep, make sure that your bedroom is totally dark. You can use a blackout blind or curtains or can even use an eye This helps with the production of melatonin which reduces inflammation and supports immunity.
  • Check to see that the temperature in your room is cool. The usual recommendation is between 16-18° C (60-65° F). If you’re too hot or cold you won’t sleep well. Leaving the window slightly open during the night is a good idea to regulate temperature and breath fresh air.
  • Artificial light disrupts your hormones and sleep. When it’s time to go to sleep make sure you can’t see any LED displays and try to have at least an hour without your phone before you go to sleep
  • Caffeine/coffee, especially from 14:00 onwards, can be overstimulating and keep you awake when you’d rather be asleep.
  • Alcohol, eating late at night and medication side effects can affect your slee
  • Getting natural light in the morning is vital to helping you sleep later in the day. Try and get at least 10 – 15 minutes of morning sunlight, with 30 – 60 minutes in the middle of the day.

If you’ve tried all the steps above and you’re still struggling to get enough sleep and feel rested, it may be that electropollution or geopathic stress are damaging your sleep.

What are geopathic stress and electropollution?

Geopathic stress rests on the idea that the Earth gives off a certain energy vibration that’s disrupted by underground features. Electropollution means the introduction of toxic electrical frequencies into our environment which may have an effect on our bodies.

As the World Health Organisation says, “Electromagnetic fields (EMF) of all frequencies represent one of the most common and fastest growing environmental influences, about which anxiety and speculation are spreading. All populations are now exposed to varying degrees of EMF, and the levels will continue to increase as technology advances.”

These days we know that GMS mobile masts, pylons, UMTS masts, Wi-Fi, local substations and broadband are all around us. Spending a lot of time with this equipment in and near your home means the weak electromagnetic fields can put stress on your body which can affect your general wellness levels and sleep.

Are you experiencing any of these issues?

  • Do you have regular health issues including headaches, aches and pains or tiredness?
  • Are there lots of emotional problems in your household?
  • Do you have frequent insomnia, mood swings, low energy or depression?

If so, you could benefit from our Healthy Home Survey which will help you restore the balance between nature, your home and yourself.

“I feel less tired… not sure if it is the sleep or the harmony in the flat, but I hope it stays like this. Thanks, once again.” – Nola B

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Adhere to these suggestions and you’ll be able to sleep better and minimise the effects of electropollution and geopathic stress in your home.

If you found this article useful and would like to find out how to incorporate some of the advice in your daily life, you can book a free 20 minute telephone consultation on this link.

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” —Buddha

If you were to study your immune system – the way your body defends itself from attack – you would see proteins, cells and organs working together to fight off unwanted intruders.

In the main, people are with born intact immune systems and develop a stronger immune system as we grow older and gain greater exposure to toxins, viruses, bacteria and fungi.

However, sometimes our immune systems are not as robust as we’d like. There are many things you may be experiencing which indicate that your immune system is not working as well as it can.

These include:

  • You’ve been diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers like leukaemia, and are having chemotherapy
  • You have a chronic disease such as diabetes, hepatitis or kidney disease
  • You have a congenital disorder such as Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy or cystic fibrosis
  • You’re living with an autoimmune disease which often mean your immune system is overactive
  • You’re taking some medications, including corticosteroids
  • Being unwell frequently
  • Ailments such as frequent headaches or migraines

Other factors also come in to play in affecting your immune system:

  • Spending too little time in the sun, and not having enough Vitamin D (this is definitely an issue in the UK)
  • Having a sedentary lifestyle – not moving around enough every day
  • Aging, being pregnant or being obese
  • Using antibiotics
  • Feeling isolated and lonely
  • Poor nutrition, smoking and drinking too much
  • Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Overtraining and the wrong types of training
  • Environmental pollutants
  • Lack of emotional resilience

But what can you do if you feel like your immune system is weaker than you’d like? We think the answer is simple: start by being kind to yourself and others.

Be kind to yourself

  • You are what you eat so make sure you’re supporting your immune system with everything you put in your mouth. Please be kind to yourself and eat whole foods and a nutrient dense diet.
  • Up your intake of protein, especially plant based proteins like nuts, seeds and legumes. You can also try tempeh and tofu from non GMO soy as that has extremely high protein concentrations
  • Refined sugars supress your immune system for hours after you eat them so avoid sugar and refined starches and watch your overall health improve
  • Remember to eat colourful fruits and vegetables – particularly leafy greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, peppers, sweet potatoes and squashes.  These are packed with nutrients which support your immune system.  When you’re making soups, sauces, dips and vegetable dishes, cook with onions, ginger, garlic and loads of spices.  These have great properties and taste delicious too
  • Put probiotics on your shopping list as they will support your immunity. Look out for sauerkraut, kefir, tempeh, kimchi, miso and unsweetened yogurt as well as prebiotic food like asparagus, plantains, flax seeds, seaweed, bananas and apples
  • Drink plenty of pure water and other fluids, especially soups and broths. Cook from scratch if you can. Choose ginger and turmeric tea but avoid concentrated fruit juices and other sugary drinks
  • Make sure you’re getting enough sleep – ideally seven or eight hours a night. If you find it hard to destress, try mindfulness, yoga, active relaxation and breathing techniques throughout the day
  • Exercise when you are feeling well but avoid if you feel run down. Try for 30 – 45 minutes per day
  • Create a toxic and electropollution- free house environment as much as possible!
  • Build emotional resilience through meditation and other heart-based techniques
  • Spend time in nature every day
  • Stay connected with the people you love
  • Learn to breath and oxygenate your body properly by retraining your respiratory centre
Be kind to others

The ultimate source of a happy life is warm-heartedness. This means extending to others the kind of concern we have for ourselves. On a simple level we find that if we have a compassionate heart we naturally have more friends. And scientists today are discovering that while anger and hatred eat into our immune system, warm-heartedness and compassion are good for our health.” – Dalai Lama

We’ve long known that you receive when you give, and that wonderful feeling of love, affection, warmth and connection produces so-called kindness hormones.

Research has shown that oxytocin (a kindness hormone) is tied to making us more friendly, trusting and generous as well as lowering our blood pressure and giving our hormone levels a boost.

Scientists have found that when you’re doing more kindnesses, you’ll be less stressed.  Even experiencing stress in these times kindness helps build resilience and takes the edge off.

So, as a starting step, be kind to yourself and be kind to others and watch your immune system get stronger every day.

If you found this article useful and would like to find out how to incorporate some of the advice in your daily life, you can book a FREE 20 minute telephone consultation on this link.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE FEWER TOXINS IN YOUR BODY?

Toxins are unfortunately an inescapable part of daily modern life.

Though you’re probably already eating 100% organic, drinking your tap water filtered and using non-toxic beauty and cleaning products, you will still have a significant amount of metals and environmental toxins in your body.

In this blog we will look at some of the things you can do to minimise the impact of these toxins on your body, wellness and health.

Think about lifestyle choices to keep your colon healthy

Your colon is also called the large intestine or large bowel.  Once your food is digested in the small intestine, minerals and vitamins are removed. After that, what remains is taken to the colon where water is removed, and bacteria breaks down the food so it can leave your body.

As you’d expect, top of the list to keep your colon healthy is staying active. This keeps your entire body healthy including your colon.

Now we move on to diet.

You already know that you need to cut back on sugar, limit eating processed meat and go for whole grains when you can.

We encourage you to eat the rainbow with a range of colourful fruit and vegetables in your diet every day.  Key amongst these suggestions is broccoli, dark, leafy greens, almond milk, oatmeal and raspberries.  Why? Well, they have high amounts of fibre, Vitamin D and calcium.

Fibre is really important to your overall health.  This can’t be broken down by enzymes in your digestive system, so it moves food throughout the system and helps cleanse the colon through regular bowel movements.

Did you know there are two type of fibre? Water – soluble and water- insoluble.  Soluble fibre absorbs water during digestion. Foods which fits in to this category is called “roughage” – and includes

  • oats and oat bran
  • pears
  • apples
  • avocados
  • blackberries
  • vegetables
  • legumes
  • barley

 

Insoluble fibre doesn’t change during digestion, so helps move food through your intestines. This kind of fibre can be found in:

  • fruits with edible skin or seeds
  • vegetables
  • whole-grain breads, pastas, and crackers
  • bulgur wheat
  • stone ground corn meal
  • cereals
  • bran
  • rolled oats
  • buckwheat
  • brown rice

 

Ensure an anti-inflammatory diet

It’s important that your diet minimises toxic exposure and helps your body detoxify regularly.

Thanks to soil, water and air contamination, organic food you buy these days still contain toxins but are likely to reduce your overall toxicity burden as they’ve not been produced with antibiotics, hormones or pesticides.

If you are being mindful when you eat, and conscious of the effects that various foods have on you, you might also have realised that some foods trigger an inflammatory response in you. These food sensitivities or intolerances can keep your immune system in a state of high alert, fuelling inflammation throughout your body.  Gluten, dairy, soy, egg and corn are common culprits.

Tame and reduce inflammation using supplements

Research has shown that taking recommended supplements can tame and reverse inflammation.

These include:

  • Resveratrol
  • Curcumin
  • N-acetyl-cysteine
  • Cordyceps
  • Gotu Kola
  • Milk thistle
  • L-glutamine
  • Alpha lipoic acid

 

Use “binders”

There are also some compounds you can take that will bind with the toxins within your body and remove them.  These so-called binders will help remove fungal infections, infectious bacteria, environmental toxins, mycotoxins and heavy metals from your body.

Some binders include:

  • Modified citrus pectin
  • Activated charcoal
  • Bentonite clay
  • Zeolite
  • Chlorella
  • Silica

 

Breathe easy

Oxygenating your body, and retraining the respiratory centre, is key to having fewer toxins in your body as proper breathing directly affects your lymphatic system – the “sewerage” system of your body.

Toxicity, bad nutrition and stress lead to bad breathing habits which in turn lowers the oxygenation of your body’s organs and tissues.

Address this and you will see the results in a day or two. You’ll need less sleep, less food and will have more energy and vitality.

You can further support toxin elimination by making sure your liver and gallbladder function are supported, that your bowel is in peak condition for healthy elimination and that you’re hydrated and taking care of your bladder and kidneys.

Colon hydrotherapy

Colon hydrotherapy is believed to remove toxins from the colon.  During the colon hydrotherapy, a tube is placed in your rectum and water is flushed through the colon. You can also use juice fasts and cleanses to detox your body and cleanse your colon.

Don’t forget to regularly exercise to stimulate your lymphatic system and sweat regularly to keep those toxins flowing out.

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Adhere to these suggestions and you’ll be able to minimise the toxin build up in your body.

If you found this article useful and would like to find out how to incorporate some of the advice in your daily life, you can book a free 20 minute telephone consultation on this link.

Part of being healthy is wanting to engage fully in your life, but tiredness can get in the way of this – leaving you feeling demotivated and down in the dumps.

Sometimes it’s natural to feel very tired if, for example, you’ve been up late working on a new side hustle, are worried about a stressful conversation you need to have with your boss the next day,  or are feeding a small baby. But if you are constantly feeling tired and there’s no obvious cause, this can be very worrying.

With constant feelings of exhaustion, life becomes exceedingly difficult.  Stresses and worries build up, and that only hinders the amount and quality of sleep you get. So it’s wise to get to the root of why you’re feeling tired so you can work on resolving it before it snowballs into other problems which are harder to fix.

Why could you be feeling tired?

We’ve seen significant research that shows chronic low grade inflammation can hinder activity in the areas of the brain which are responsible for motivation.  These areas rely on dopamine to work properly.  This is the brain chemical responsible for motivation, drive and a sense of self-worth.

Your body deploys white blood cells, the chemicals from which protect you from bacteria and viruses.   This process is called inflammation and it raises the blood flow to the affected area.  However, sometimes your immune systems triggers this process when there are no invaders to battle.   This inflammation can last for hours or days or even months or years.

When the body is suffering from chronic inflammation, it seems as if there’s an injury or illness present. So, the brain lowers drive and motivation – and the link between work and effort to reward – and keeps all its energy for healing. Suddenly, everyday tasks, goals and dreams feel out of reach.  You feel fatigued, drained and depleted and daily tasks feel impossible to achieve.

We are seeing a lot of these issues at the moment, as well as a lot of the other chronic inflammatory disorders like heart disease, obesity, diabetes, autoimmune disease and cancer.

Tired all the time? This could be why…

  • If you’re eating too much sugar and processed carbs this is a huge source of chronic inflammation.
  • Food can also be the problem if you’re gluten intolerant or consuming pro-inflammatory foods such as canola oil, soyabean oil and hydrogenated fats
  • Lack of some foods and nutrients is also an issue. Are you low in fibre? If so, bad gut bacteria and healthy microbes are pro-inflammatory and pro-disease. If you don’t have sufficient iodine, vitamin D, selenium, zinc, omega-3 fats and vitamin A then this may affect your thyroid and more
  • Are you stuck in front of a screen all day? If your job doesn’t have a physical component and you lack regular physical activity, this is a common source of chronic inflammation
  • Modern life: we live in a toxic soup of plastics, car exhausts, chemically laden beauty products and foods.  All this, plus artificial light confuses our biorhythms and triggers inflammation
  • Geopathic stress: Are you being affected by electropollution from pylons, Wi-Fi, mobile masts etc?
  • Is there a problem with your thyroid? When your environment is toxic, as with the example above, your thyroid is often the first thing to be affected
  • Stressed? Depression, anxiety and stress are so high these days, and that’s well known to trigger inflammation – especially when you’re living with a long term condition

You don’t have to feel like this (physically or mentally)

You may feel bad that you often seem unable to get through the day without feeling exhausted.  With motivation levels low and fatigue levels high, you may also feel as if your doctor or other medical professionals have not taken your feelings seriously.  This is a recognised problem with conventional medicine, and it seems that women are disproportionately affected in these cases.   We understand and we’re here to help.

Feeling lazy and demotivated?

It’s important to remember that feeling “lazy” and “demotivated” can be symptoms of a larger more underlying problem. It may be that there are elements of your life and lifestyle that you can change which will address this and help constant tiredness become a thing of the past.

If you found this article useful and would like to find out how to incorporate some of the advice in your daily life, you can book a free 20 minute telephone consultation on this link.

According to recent research, approximately 1 in 5 people in the UK have low vitamin D levels (defined as serum levels below 25 nmol/L).

That’s because your body creates Vitamin D from direct sunlight on the skin when you’re outdoors.  But when you are in the sun during the summer, you’re likely to be following doctor’s advice to wear sunscreen which can block Vitamin D production.

Then, between October and early March, you may well not get enough vitamin D from sunlight even with no sunscreen.  In addition to that, even when you’re spending time outside in daylight during both the winter and summer months, you aren’t exposing ourselves to adequate levels of vitamin D, in contrast to a country with a warmer climate.

Vitamin D in food

Did you know you can also find Vitamin D in a small number of foods, including the following?

  • oily fish – such as salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel
  • red meat
  • liver
  • egg yolks
  • fortified foods – such as some fat spreads and breakfast cereals

In the UK, cows’ milk is generally not a good source of vitamin D because it is not fortified.

How do you know if you may be Vitamin D deficient?

If you’re living with any of these issues at the moment, you may have a Vitamin D deficiency:

  1. Ongoing musculoskeletal pain and achy bones. This may have been diagnosed as fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome.
  2. Frequent illness/infections— including colds and flu
  3. Neurological symptoms— including depression
  4. Fatigue and daytime sleepiness
  5. Head sweating

This is particularly likely if you:

  • Rarely spend time outdoors and/or always wear sunscreen
  • Have darker skin (which acts as a natural sunscreen)
  • Are 50 or older (your skin won’t make as much Vitamin D naturally)
  • Are obese or have gastrointestinal problems – as vitamin D is fat soluble

Vitamin D can protect you against a range of issues

Vitamin D can have a powerful effect on health and plays its part in protecting you against the following:

  • Dry eye syndromes
  • Macular degeneration
  • Autoimmune, gastrointestinal, rheumatic and infectious diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Neurological diseases
  • Lupus
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Issues with a compromised immune system
  • Pregnancy complications

Can Vitamin D stop you getting Coronavirus?

According to the NHS there have been some news reports about Vitamin D reducing the risk of coronavirus as it helps strengthen the immune system. However, there is currently not enough evidence to support this.

How do you know if you need a Vitamin D3 boost?

We can help you measure and boost your Vitamin D3 levels with the use of a medical device.

At your appointment, we will go through a short questionnaire so we understand more about your overall health and can advise you accordingly.

We will then help you prepare your finger so we can do an accurate finger prick test to get your blood.  Within 15 minutes your results will be ready, or we can email them to you.   Then we’ll be able to evaluate your results and recommend the most appropriate Vitamin D3 supplements and dosage for you if necessary.

At this time, you can also choose to have a BioResonance scan to determine the underlying causes of your health problems.

Now you don’t need to worry about your Vitamin D levels – book an appointment with us. Knowledge is power after all!

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“Kostas is a marvellous holistic practitioner and motivator whose passion, commitment and dedication to his practice shines through. He was able to get to the root of physical problems, offered me excellent practical and nutritional advice and was able to direct me to appropriate products that would support me on my journey back to health. The most important thing was I felt empowered to make the changes. MANY THANKS!

– Sarah Peachock”