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Quality sleep – so much needed but especially by children

Oct 2, 2013   //   by Anne Russell   //   Nutrition, Tip of the Week  //  No Comments

… new research from Oxford University tell us what many Nutritional Therapists already will advise:

Omega 3 from food or supplements may be helpful for quality sleep.

If you are unclear which foods you need to digest for this benefit, drop me a line

Drugs to slim: don’t do it!

Sep 20, 2013   //   by Anne Russell   //   Nu U Program  //  No Comments

There are reports around of the deadly effect of slimming pills – a young bright much liked young man is the latest reported death.

There is no need at all to even think of taking any sort of pill to diet, to change your shape, to get fit and have good body image, feel good with yourself.

This tragedy is one very important reason the programe NU U was created here at Coaching NorthWest, unique and amazing in it’s results.

Read the first sentence again. Feel what the parents and friends are going through. Imagine. Could it be more awful?

Please, treat yourself with respect – and knowledge grounded in truth.


communication – how important is that? Vital.

Sep 20, 2013   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog  //  No Comments

But have you ever thought how “clean” your communication is? Am not talking about your colourful or not language!

Some sentences are ambiguous, some contain your thoughts without clear expression of what you are thinking.

Some sentences are full of negative or pressure words eg “can’t, mustn’t” Our children grow up with these type of words ringing in their ears all day.

Imagine the impression of Life that is creating in that formulating head!

Perhaps you could do with a session your type of Communication and explore how you can change your relationships for the good. All of them.

Did you see Anne on ITV’s tonight programme?

Sep 5, 2013   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, News  //  No Comments

The programme was dedicated to good nutrition….. it has such a major impact on every angle of your wellbeing.

So, there I was with Jonnny Maitland  the presenter, invited to take part in the programme to give information and authority to that part of the programme.


The producer and I designed this part by talking about the problems faced by the consumer in purchasing breakfast products, in the belief that they were getting a decent food stuff to start their day. The advertising, the marketing and packaging is generally all about profit for the company, not benefit to the consumer.

People are very busy, lots to accomplish, plenty of demands. The time taken to look at labels, and understand what they are ingesting is minimal, and the packaging doesn’t help with making that understanding easy either. It’s a case of grab a box of cereal etc and carry on shopping!

We went to Rochdale to a large postal delivery office – and worked with several postal workers who are about their work early in the day.

I arrived there for 8am and a large table was prepared with a large selection of breakfast cereals, drinks, biscuit bars, yoghurts, breads, spreads etc.


The postal workers were invited in to choose what they wanted and enjoy together, leaving them to talk about their choices.

Then we interviewed them one by one on this, and explained the point by showing them like food contents of salt, sugar and fat.

Sugar was the big common denominator in excess. One postal worker chose a breakfast equivalent to 5 doughnuts and 2 cans of fizzy drinks.

This was shown on the programme. The other workers were also shocked at the content of their choices.

However, the programme didn’t have time to show them all, a shame, because it was really educational – and a shock for all those who took part what their choices really were composed of. Not nutritious at all! Sugar, fats and salt are all highly indicated in these commercially available breakfast foods.

Companies are now beginning to make the labeling at least clearer, but there plenty of downfalls here, and there are plenty of good ways to eat breakfast without touching a single one of them.

Be AWARE!! It’s your start of the day, it’s your body and mind. Only you are responsible for that!  Understand how important it is to only eat and drink what is good for your body to work well – just like a car needs the right and correct amount of fuel to do it’s journey.

If you want more help and support or information – give me a ring, an email – please do not suffer unnecessarily!! People since the programme are talking to me convinced they are now doing the right thing drinking the advertised drinks as per Actimel and Yakult and others of similar type. Please! No! Find out why not…… talk to me!

Ps, and thank you to those who gave me feedback on the programme and enjoyed the Green Dress!

(I have a DVD copy of the programme, if you missed it and would like a copy.)






Treats you deserve…..

Aug 23, 2013   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, News, Tip of the Week  //  No Comments

Next week, from August 30th, all new clients receive £5 voucher back for their next Treatment till end of September.

Treatments such as Reflexology or Indian Head Massage for real stress release, and energy gain are now £35.00 discounted from £37.00

Nutritional Therapy, advice and expert knowledge and Life Coaching to gain confidence in what you are wanting to change are also on offer at £45.00.

01744 612391 or press the consult button on any of the pages!



Aug 23, 2013   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Life Coaching, News  //  No Comments

It is now know for sure that desk jobs are really not good for you!

We are now generally a more sedentary nation – many people are sat at computers for their work – and millions more at tv, home computers etc.

We are known to have generally, 50 – 75% of our time sitting. We are largely inactive!

Unfortunately, sitting still for hours at a time is a major health risk – even if you are good at going for a run, going to the gym at the weekend, or even doing a workout every day.

Stunned? Yes, me too.

People who watch up to 6 hours of TV for instance in a day, or sit at computers can expect to die 5 years earlier than those who don’t!


Inactivity releases a huge number of metabolic changes eg, muscles turn into atrophy and lose the mitochondria (where we make our energy in the cell), and the ability to be endurance-type muscle.

These also burn fat – eventually the blood becomes very fatty, and it (fat) also gathers in muscle (remember heart is a muscle!), liver and colon – where it isn’t supposed to settle.

We become insulin resistant, and glucose will gather in the bloodstream as in diabetes. In 3 days we can produce insulin resistance – so we don’t use up the glucose, it is laid down as fat.

Ok, so exercising say up to an hour an day is beneficial – that’s every day! But what we DO need to do  is keep moving. Fidget even, stand up, walk about, go get a drink, do the dishes, stand up to write an email – move around 5 minutes in every hour – that makes an astonishing difference to the glucose in your bloodstream.

The message really is this: ( from Alpa Patel of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta who analysed data from a 14 year long study of 123,000 adults of middle age)  – “anything is better than nothing. Just getting up and moving at all is taking a big step in the right direction.”

Am afraid the otherwise result is the possibility from the study results that 37% higher mortality rate for women, and 17% higher rate for men – just for sitting still!

(NO, we don’t know why yet, the difference between the genders exist.)



how to switch off your brain! (5 minute trick)

Aug 2, 2013   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Life Coaching  //  No Comments

On a daily basis we think thousands of thoughts!

When it comes to switching off at the end of a busy working day – and knowing you are maybe facing the family with more issues to resolve – how do you walk away from the “Office” in your head?

There are a variety of ways, but best of all, please use one that doesn’t include alcohol! This does not in fact resolve, but create more issues.

One very simple trick I gave a Mum who is having a fabulous career running her own company – but surrounded by 3 daughters issues at the end of a strenuous day….

A piece of paper and a pen – that is all she needed.

To pen in a time she must stop the Work Load. Then onto that paper she wrote any remaining ideas, thoughts and things to do for the next day.

She was given 5 minutes to complete this task.

It works. In 5, Chris was able to empty her mind of relevant tasks and thoughts for the next session at the Office.

Then she could return home, and Be IN THE NOW, be present, be focused on her family.

Her mind wasn’t constantly turning over ideas and thoughts for the next day.

Brain was clear, work was switched off , nothing lost.

Blank sheet, pen. It works after any busy activity.

Let me know how you get on!



ASSUMPTIONS are a dangerous thing……

Jul 20, 2013   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Life Coaching, Tip of the Week  //  No Comments

…they are often based on incorrect thinking, or flawed, partial knowledge.

Before you assume your next decision about a situation or worse still, a person and their behaviour, recollect if you are actually assuming the facts.

Even better, have a week catching yourself and “assuming” – then don’t! Watch the difference that makes.

Keep yourself sorted!

Jun 26, 2013   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, Life Coaching, Nutrition  //  No Comments

Do chronic situations, emotions, especially suppressed, angst, anger, lead to lifestyles that encourage and then maintain weight issues?

In my experiences as a Nutritional Therapist and Life Coach, Yes, definitely.

Go to my pages and understand that this does not need to be the case.

Care for yourself, treat yourself well: Life is for living joyously – and at the weight you want!



Jun 19, 2013   //   by Anne Russell   //   Blog, News, Nutrition  //  No Comments

ITV invited Anne to take part in a Tonight Programme, which is aired on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm.

The subject matter is “The Great British Diet” and will be a week long event.

We looked at Breakfast, and the amount of sugar, fat and salt in a typical breakfast, given that the majority of households buy cereals, smoothies, juices, breads for this meal.

A group of Postmen were invited to choose a breakfast, and were interviewed about their choices.

There was some shock when we chatted to them about the contents of the foodstuffs!

It is important that we are aware of the levels of sugar fat and salt we are voluntarily ingesting.

All of these, taken daily at too high amounts will produce real health major problems.

If you are unaware of what these are, are unaware of how much you are taking of really non-nutritious and decidedly unhealthy products, Anne can help sort it out for you.

It’s easy in a busy life to just fall into a regular habit that is going create the most awful symptoms that will develop into serious illness ahead.

Yes, we are all busy people, but if you can understand that we need the RIGHT fuel, ie, the RIGHT foods to keep your precious body and mind functioning smoothly and healthily, then you need to be very aware of what you buying from the supermarkets.

The TV programme experience for me was interesting. The information imparted in there is vital.

You don’t need to wait for the programme to find out what it is that you need to be eating and drinking, what you are really not realising is not at all ok……01744 612391 or Let me show the benefits of an excellent British Breakfast! It might even save your Life.