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Weight Loss required?

Jul 27, 2020   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Life Coaching, Nutrition, Tip of the Week  //  No Comments

WE have always known it is not simple to lose weight. Some with fast metabolism may disagree! It is a speciality of mine to teach how to lose weight safely, easily (which is different from simply!) and happily.

Please ring or email, and start the process – today!

Gut-Brain connection

May 19, 2020   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Nutrition  //  No Comments

In other words, the use of probiotics.

A lot of research is going on in this amazing connection between the gut and the brain. Pro-biotics rather than anti-biotics are words if you are new to tailored nutrition, that indicate we are discussing nutrients specific to the flora or micro nutrient in the digestive system. The health/balance of the digestive system is incredibly important to whole body, to the whole system. We are now aware of a vital connection with the working of the brain. If the microbiome in the gut is not ok, the brain energy will not be efficient.

Let’s cut to the quick! – I am focusing here on Anxiety and Depressive states. The main thing to look out for in the listed ingredients are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. If these two are the main ingredients you won’t go far wrong. Research may bring more to the front with time, which I will report.

Those especially new to this therapy need to be careful in their choice. There are very many of this supplement on the market. They can have side effects. They do need to be taken as instructed, either by your Nutritional Therapist, or you trust to the bottle instructions. This is because taken carelessly they could produce uncomfortable side effects, or certainly reactions. They are not dangerous if you know about them and how to handle the situation. Neither do you need to be afraid, anxious or panic – the very thing we are attempting to resolve with their use! So strongly suggest you speak with a Nutritional Therapist to ensure you don’t put yourself off before you get anywhere! Powerful, successful, enduring results will prevail, as powerful supplements they are – some needing refrigeration, some not. Some will not make it through the stomach acid. Some are powders, some are tablets, some are capsules. Your unique system needs specific care. Be nourished. Be well. Be in touch if you have need.

Magnesium for calm alertness/relaxed muscle power

May 13, 2020   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Nutrition, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

In these unprecedented days of continuous isolating yet public concern for everyone, there is plenty of recognised and understood upset, worry, strain, anxiety, stresses and pressures, constant ongoing obstacles to fulfilling our routines, usual, well known to us formats that sees our days moving along in a forward manner. All of sudden we are thrown into chaos, unknown territory, looking for guidance we all need to adhere to as a focused nation to come through the crisis as unscathed as possible. Not easy for very very many. Politicians in charge of our status seem as confused as the rest of us!

So we must absolutely must keep alert, aware, conscious of what we are doing, deciding, following, choosing. Choosing with care and thorough thoughtfulness what to eat, drink, do, remove, change, create etc from day to day, moving into different spheres and phases, dealing constantly with new processes to simply stay in the loop of life that is meaningful with pockets of enjoyment, contentment, hope and faith. Achieving this is different for everyone. Every person has a different set of circumstances.

And everyone has a different unique system. Accomplishing our day to day stuff takes its toll. Some more than others. But again, it depends where your whole person was when the Corona Virus shut down began. No one is immune from the challenges presented. You know when you could do with an extra top up of ease and comfort within ourselves as time runs on and we continue to stay under pressure. Food for pleasure is ok. We can do that.

Nutrients vital now to carry us through rely on working with the stressed out body systems. This is where MAGNESIUM is an important essential mineral at this time. It is needed in quite large quantity – depends as usual of course on your gender, age, situation. It is needed for metabolism, energy production, transmission of nerve reflexes, 350 approx enzymatic reactions exercise, muscular issues, inflammatory issues, high blood pressure and more.. PMT for example, asthma – all these conditions worsened by anxiety.

MAGNESIUM is found in muscle, soft tissue, fluids, and bone. We don’t get enough – we don’t take enough in our diet, our soil is too undernourished to enter the foodstuffs grown. LACK OF MAGNESIUM (over 70% in women and 50% of men according to recent surveys are not digesting enough MAGNESIUM). We are very susceptible to stress, lack of good sleep, headaches, chronic fatigue, poor bone health, and more issues, like heart problems, without SUFFICIENT MAGNESIUM. Chronic stress and long term stress/anxiety leads to more and more DEPLETION OF MAGNESIUM

In supplementation, you have choice of powder, tablets, skin spray and absorption via bath salt soaking. MAGNESIUM comes in many forms: citrate, elemental, oxide, carbonate, hydroxide. There are combination tablets too. Be in touch if you need help choosing which is the best for you.

Boost Immune System to be well – here’s how in simple ways to beat coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Life Coaching, News, Nutrition, Tip of the Week  //  No Comments

The thing to remember is that anxiety/stress/fear – created by the C Virus news and more, challenges the immune system, it suffers, you suffer.

It is a complex system, a complex piece of armoury in the body/mind mechanism. Every day papers are published in research of how it operates. To date here are accepted positive actions YOU can take in a simple way to fit in easily with your life, to enhance and protect this so important body activity. It will support you then in your constant unseen work to protect you from all virus.

Feel EMPOWERED.. really think in this way. Your mind will then connect with mechanisms that automatically run along to protect your cells, to keep toxins at bay, to kill them as they produce. Your brain is stimulated by your thinking to instruct the body to be strong and well. So, Positive Thoughts are key. However, along with that are other powerful requirements, listed here.

EAT WELL. organic, or very clean, unprocessed foods. Mostly, if you can, plant based diet – unless you know better about your unique system, but always ask a nutritional therapist, who are qualified to discuss, if unsure! Phytonutrients are the ones to gather in. Plant foods are the right ingredients to succeed in this focus, such as Kiwi, Garlic, Onions, Ginger, Green Tea, Cruciferous Veg as per Broccoli, Cauli, Chinese Cabbage, Bok Choy, Berries, Red Grapes, Citrus Fruits, Red Peppers, Apples, Mushrooms. And all seeds as per sunflower to create antibodies. Supplements may be applicable to boost your levels. Again, speak with a nutritional therapist. There are specific known base nutrients that we need to have in good supply for the immune system to work efficiently.

EXERCISE: releases the nutrients via the bloodstream, which flows happily if encouraged by the heart picking up speed a little, and beating regularly and comfortably. Endorphins are released for feel good factors. All the best vitamins can be conducted to the places essentially required to function at optimum state. If you are already poorly or exhausted, go gently. You can do simple stretches, yoga, tai chi, gardening, walk in nature for example.

SLEEP: the exercise and the right nutrients at the right time of day, aid and good productive sleep – the healing balm. We know sleep is vital for healing. During this time of quietness, the brain can direct the renewal and restore procedures – while we aren’t interfering! Immune cells especially are increased with regular, relaxed sleep. Before or after sleep then, we can support our immune boost help with some –

MEDITATION: or at least some private to ourselves time, to gently nurture our responses, which are constantly commanded during our days. To be still, reflective, accepting of Self, deliberately promoting steady and –

DEEP BREATHING: which is proven to instantly calm the immune response, and all our body functioning. We cannot keep well and alert to incoming danger if we are distracted continually by outside stimuli. There are many breathing exercises to investigate, but start simply – using the diagphram. Ask for help if this is not understood. Yogi breathing uses this method from the start. It becomes a way of life, of living – the breathing you learn – to enhance every cell, to teach the immune system to relax and be nourished in oxygen. Perhaps try this: using the belly muscles, push them out, and bring in oxygen for the count of five. Hold for the same, release for the same count, slowly, deliberately. Do this many times. It is calming. You need to focus, it stops therefore, naturally, the mind busyness. You are filled with health supportive oxygen and release toxins. It feels great. Try it!

COMMUNICATE: – we can do this for others, and in support of ourselves better when calm and steady. Or because we aren’t and are reaching out. We can though engage our thoughtfulness and kind response if we know of someone vulnerable who may be frightened and or lonely in their days. These negative feelings are quick to gather and expand. Generally a kind or understanding conversation, or sharing of upset can sooth the immune system and allow the continuation then of more supportive and positive vibes. So reach out for yourself or for others and “meet” to learn, improve, and genuinely care. This is why Life Coaching, or Mentoring works. The whole system begins to function in a positive well-being focused way.

Anne as a nutritional therapist is always happy to listen to your specific concerns. And will undoubtedly then find answers with you. REMOVE the FEAR. BUILD the CONFIDENCE of yourself and your IMMUNE SYSTEM.

How to feed your mood

Feb 15, 2020   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Nutrition, Yoga  //  No Comments

Amazing research into how we can really give ourselves a lift in mood and motivation and energy and feel so much more in the right mood to move on with our life.

Microbiome of the gut is essential to well-being. It must be diverse and of multiple strains and in plenty supply. Those of you suffering daily with IBS, general low feelings, tummy upsets and digestive unrest are especially and quickly improved with the correct dosage of the correct pro/pre biotic.

This might sound like “what??” to you – please feel free to give me a ring or email anne@lifeholistics.com for more explanation and direction.

It seems too from ongoing research around the world that gut “flora” is affecting many health conditions we want to improve. I have myself been using probiotics for around thirty years, not being able to tolerate anti-biotics. I wouldn’t be without. And so the gut-brain axis as we can acknowledge this connection now – is becoming an important and deeply interesting topic..it really does affect your mood. Lifts the senses from feeling “low”. Are you affected? Do you feel interested in learning more? Having this tailored to your system is so important. Your system is unique.

I am here to resolve these issues for you.

Aug 26, 2019   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Life Coaching, Nutrition  //  No Comments

Is the sun good for you? Is there a better way to gain sunshine skin?

We really do need the sun for good emotional well-being. However, this is cancelled out if your desire is simply to gain a darker coloured skin tone. In the end, a tan is simply evidence of damaged skin! And because more and more the temperatures are revving up and we are encouraged to be out and about more for emotional well-being, the danger is ever present of developing skin cancer. To give yourself a much better chance and much happier skin and good colour that is healthy and attractive – what can you safely do? Well of course, cover yourself in correct sun barrier cream. Cover yourself in loose light clothing. Keep out of midday – 3pm sun at least, stay in the shade. All of this am sure you know. But did you know that eating all the warm coloured foods will bring a warm coloured glow to your skin? Yes, food as carrots, apricots, canteloupe melon, peaches, nectarines, orange peppers. All of these foods are packed with colour enhancing properties.

3 daily support thoughts

Aug 19, 2019   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Life Coaching, Nutrition, Tip of the Week  //  No Comments

A simple way to add to your positive arsenal – remind yourselves as many times as you like of just 3 things/people/places that bring a sense of goodness and a smile to your Being. Every day. Try it.

Working Woman feeling tired all the time?

Jun 18, 2015   //   by Anne Russell   //   Nutrition, Tip of the Week  //  No Comments

Are you thinking how are you going to manage another weary day? Is your energy low?
Are you wondering how to conquer that urge to eat another chocolate bar, and another too sweet desert?
Are you fed up of not sleeping at night, or enough to awaken refreshed?
These issues and yours specifically are what you need to attend to, right now.
Why wait? You know you want to feel better…..01744 612391 or anne@coachingnorthwest.com
The solutions are here…why limit your Life?

Basic good Nutrition

Apr 22, 2015   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Nutrition  //  No Comments

This is the most important building block of well being mentally, physically and emotionally.
So many disregard this vital energy giving need. Like not putting the correct fuel in the car!

6 – 8 glasses water depending on your weight and lifestyle
drink less alcohol/caffeine if any
drink lemon or ginger teas early in the day
use the spices cinnamon and tumeric
don’t allow your diet to become acidic to your system
leave out sugar, especially found in processed foods
eat protein with breakfast
find a qualified Nutritional Therapist to support you in weight gain or loss programme
keep off diets that constrict you
learn about foods that help you to sleep
do not store foods in plastic boxes and bags
and learn from an educated source what nutrients are about!

Brilliant day with Suites Hotel Knowsley promoting their Leisure Centre

Feb 22, 2015   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, News, Nutrition  //  No Comments

I was invited to the hotel to give Nutritional Talks and Advice to the participants coming along to the Health and Fitness Day.

It was very well attended, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience of trying various equipment, speaking with the Staff and working hard – with fun!

Delighted at the attentive audience when I spoke about the various components of a good nutritional daily diet and why it is important to really care about what you are choosing to eat. And how eating correctly compliments and makes the best of working out at the gym, swimming and taking exercise classes.

Also I compared various plates of food to give them a visual sample of good/bad food choices, and excellent plates were prepared by the kitchen chef to illustrate the points.

Lots of good and thoughtful questions came along, and we spent twice as long on the subject than timetabled for, which is a great indication of real interest. Very pleasing all round. Hope more of same can be achieved.

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