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March 09, 2005 | Winter Newsletter
I am sitting here writing this, thinking about where my second year in business will take me.
This is the time of year that people look to their health and lifestyle again, whether because of an over indulgence of Christmas puddings, food, alcohol late nights; or the New Years resolution to stop smoking; or looking ahead to losing a few pounds for that bikini clad holiday. So if you have overdone it or over-indulged during the Festive season, why not let me help you plan your health goals for the New Year, and stick to your resolutions. Here are some ideas of how I can help:
- Post Christmas/Hogmanay Stress Reduction
- Immune Boost
- 'Holiday Sweets' Pathogen Eradication
- Detox and Healthy Liver Work
- Addiction Control
Let 2005 be the year when you stay focused and achieve your goals.
And let me remind you of the beauty of winter: the crunch of first snow under your boots; mulled wine by the fire; socialising with friends and family; sledging and snowball fights; stark trees against a dramatic sky; boxing day bargains; coming home to a warm house; candles and carols...
Yours in health, Rasma
You will know from my last newsletter that I was in Canada in November doing a course. I learned so much, and came back with a wealth of practical knowledge ranging from general preparation, through to working with specific diseases including diabetes, cancer, and parkinsons. I am still waiting for my certificates to arrive, but I am pleased to tell you that I now have my Master's Certification in QXCI/EPFX/SCIO. I cannot wait to put everything that I learned into practice!
I have also recently gained a certificate in Indian Head Massage.
You may not be aware that I am also Level I trained in Sekhem energy work. I can integrate both Sekhem and Indian Head Massage into any work that I do, so please let me know if you would like these incorporated into your QX session.
If you would like to book a session during any of the times below, please ring the number for the appropriate venue as they manage my bookings for me.
Rosemount Centre for Complimentary Therapies
Mondays | Flexible times available
Grampian Health Foods Complimentary Suite 01224 590886
Wednesday 19th January | all day
Saturday 22nd January
Wednesday 16th February
Wednesday 23rd February
Absolute Health Show
Taster Sessions available for £15
Body & Soul Weekends
Taster Sessions available for £15 and I will be doing talks at most of these events.
Aberdeen: 2/3rd April & 22/23rd October
Dundee: 18th June & 19th November
Edinburgh: 28/29th May
Glasgow: 26/27th February
Please note, that if you live outside Aberdeenshire and would like a full session, I am able to travel to you - no cost if more than 4 sessions booked or if I am doing one of the health fairs in your area at the same time. Otherwise, £20 flat travel fee applies.
Aberdeen Cyrenians Pampering Evening
Aberdeen Football Club
All proceeds go to benefit the work of the Cyrenians. For further details, please phone Arlene Ray on 01224 572877
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)
Health Goal for 2005: Get Fit
Everyone indulges too much at Christmas. This means that the body gets used to more food and sugar. Now is the time to replace chocolate with more fruit, and to cut down on the amount you are eating at each meal. Less is more, but don't starve yourself either!
Drink three litres of fluid (pure water, natural fruit juice or caffeine free tea) per day, plus an extra litre of water for every hour of exercise you do. Benefits:
- promotes fat loss
- gets rid of toxins
- improves your complexion
If you want to lose weight, set yourself a realistic target to lose each week (i.e. 2 pounds), and exercise. Benefits:
- decreases body
- boosts stamina
- increases bone density (helps prevent osteoporosis)
- alleviates stress and depression
- reduces the risk of heart disease
If you go to the gym, vary what you do during a 60 - 90 minute session. You can also swap gym sessions for swimming or a yoga class too. You may have to reassess your lifestyle to fit in exercise - walk to work, instead of taking the car; encourage your partner to come with you for a walk with the dogs or out in the hills at the weekend, etc...
If you start losing motivation, it is probably because you aren't instantly achieving your goals. REMEMBER: it takes between 6 - 8 weeks to start seeing results.
Recipe of the Season
Dandelion and Pancetta Salad
Not only is this probably the most potent anti-cancer salad you will ever eat, but the main ingredient - dandelion leaves, well known for their detoxifying properties - could be growing for free in your garden (just make sure you wash them well, especially if you live in an urban location!) Packed with nutrients, this simple dish can help lower cholesterol and boost energy levels. It also improves the condition of your skin and helps your immune system to build potent antibodies.
1 small French baguette
2 tbsp olive oil
200g (7oz) pancetta (Italian bacon), cut into strips
100ml (3 1/2 fl oz) olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 500g (1lb 2oz)
1 tsp wholegrain mustard
500g (1lb 2oz) fresh dandelion leaves, cleaned
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
80g (3oz) fresh flat-leaved parsley, chopped, to garnish
1. Combine all the ingredients to make the salad dressing
2. Cut the baguette into bite-sized cubes and sauté in olive oil until golden brown to make croutons. Remove from the pan and leave to drain on kitchen paper
3. In a griddle pan, cook the pancetta over a low heat. When golden brown, splash a few drops of balsamic vinegar into the pan to caramelize and sweet-coat the meat (deglaze) Add 100g (3 1/2 oz) croutons stir briefly and remote from the heat.
4. Put the dandelion leaves in a large bowl with the dressing. Add the pancetta and the croutons. Serve with chopped parsley sprinkled over each portion.
FAT: 32G (49%) · PROTEIN: 13G (26%) · CARBOHYDRATE: 14G (5%) · FIBRE: 2G (8%) · VITAMIN A: 160% · VITAMIN B12: 34% · VITAMIN C: 60% · CHOLESTEROL: 20%
If you don't eat meat, you can prepare sliced tofu in the same way, or use feta cheese instead.
1. Please feel free to pass this on to people you think may be interested or would benefit from a QXCI session.
2. If you do not want to receive this regular mailing, please reply and let me know.
3. Likewise, if you have received this via someone else, and would like to be added to the group, please send me your email address by return.
4. If you work for a company, where staff might benefit from stress reduction sessions, please pass this on to your HR manager.
5. All photos are copyright property of Rasma Bertz (Gallery Rasma). www.galleryrasma.com