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Spring has sprung
Or has it?
The last few days have been great for getting out into the garden or greenhouse. I created a new organic veggie patch just before it snowed again, but am now starting to get in and plant my first crop of the season. The daffodils are out in force - we have a carpet of yellow that is beautiful to look out on, especially on the dull foggy days. Let's hope that spring is here to stay.
On the QX front, things are busy, with confirmed venues in Glasgow and Nairn (see below). There is also a price change to announce. Having consulted with some of my regular clients and other practitioners who do 90 minute sessions, I have decided to increase my follow up charges to £40. The cost of the initial session remains the same.
Yours in health, Rasma
Please ring the number for the appropriate venue to book.
Flexible times available (not for those allergic to cats)
Rosemount Centre for Complimentary Therapies
Mondays and other times by appointment
Grampian Health Foods Complimentary Suite
Wednesdays Every 2nd of the month
11th May, 8th June, 13th July
Saturdays Regular timing to be confirmed
Ferringtons Scotland, Langbank, Renfrewshire
Wednesdays 1st of the Month
4th May, 1st June, 6th July
Shiatsu Natural, Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow
Thursdays 1st of the Month
5th May, 2nd June, 7th July
Airlie Complimentary Clinic, Nairn
Thursdays 3rd of the Month (except May)
1st May (taster sessions)
16th June, 21st July
Body & Soul Weekends
Taster Sessions available for £15 and I will be doing talks at most of these events.
Aberdeen: 22/23rd October
Dundee: 19th November
Edinburgh: 28/29th May
Glasgow: 20/21st August
Perth: 11th June
Aberdeen Cyrenians Pampering Evening
31st May Aberdeen Football Club 6pm onwards
All proceeds go to benefit the work of the Cyrenians. For further details, please phone Arlene Ray on 01224 572877
- BSc (Hons) Health & Disease
- Diploma of Nutrition
- Advanced Certificate QXCI (EPFX/SCIO)
- Sekhem Level II
- Indian Head Massage
How to Contact Me
Phone: 01224 210700 (this is automatically diverted to my mobile and there is an answering message if I am switched off)
Forget fasting and colonic irrigation. A detox should be a pleasurable experience, and this is the perfect time of year to 'spring clean' your system.
Your detox should include a gentle health routine, involving eating or drinking only organic products.
Things to include in your diet: fresh/dried fruit, raw or lightly steamed veggies, freshly prepared fruit/veg juice, thin home-made soups, cooked pulses, oatmeal, brown rice, cottage cheese, bio-live yoghurt, fish, chicken. You can eat as much, or as little, of these foods as your want, along with around 3 litres of pure water daily.
Things to cut out of your diet: caffeine, table salt (sodium chloride), artificial sweeteners, white sugar, food additives, alcohol, drugs. If you have previously had a high caffeine intake (more than 4 a day), then it is a good idea to gradually cut down before embarking on your detox, to avoid withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, jitters and irritablity.
How long for? Most people find that 10 days is a good time length before reintroducing other foods. Obviously, you will maintain continued benefit from keeping to a diet that is organic and free from toxins/additives, and this detox can be a healthy start to a long term beneficial nutrition lifestyle.
Who should NOT detox? Do not follow a detox programme if you are: pregnant, breastfeeding, unwell or convalescing, receiving treatment for any medical condition without your doctor's agreement.
Should I take supplements? During a classic detox it is a good idea to cleanse first, and fortify second, so only anti-oxidants and probiotics supplements are taken for the first 5-day cleansing programme. Then you can add in the nutritional supplements.
Cleansing Supplements Higher Nature Super Antioxidant (Vitamins A, C, E, B2, Selenium, Zinc, Manganese, Cysteine, Glutathione, Chicory Root and Bilberry); Grapeseed extract; Higher Nature Milk Thistle & Artichoke (to cleanse the liver); Higher Nature Super Strength Cranberry (to cleanse the urinary system); Higher Nature Probiogest, FOS or Acidobifidus (for those who cannot stomach FOS), Supergest. You should continue these supplements throughout the detox process.
Fortifying Supplements Start taking these 5 - 7 days into your programme. Higher Nature True Man or Wise Woman Multi; Higher Nature Essental Omegas; and an Adaptogen like Korean Ginseng to help your body adapt to the detox process.
All Higher Nature supplements can be purchased online by clicking on the Higher Nature button on my home page.
Recipe of the Month
Couscous Salad (not gluten free)
3C boiling water
1/4C chopped black olives
1 red pepper, cut into small pieces
1 stalk celery, cut into small pieces
2 green onions, sliced thinly
1C parsley, minced
1/4C olive or hemp oil
2tsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
lettuce or spinach leaves
1. place couscous into a bowl, and pour boiling water over it. Cover, and let sit for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
2. Add olives, capers, vegetables and parsley. Toss with oil, vinegar and cayenne.
3. Serve over a bed of leaves, garnished with tomatoes.
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