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ARE YOU STILL FATIGUED WITH LONG COVID?

Mar 16, 2022   //   by Anne Russell   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

LONG COVID? are you FATIGUED and still hampered by SYMPTOMS? Life Holistics has answers.

After any nasty infection – of which Covid is one – there is a Recovery Phase. This is Essential to return to WELLBEING.

If you are dealing with FATIGUE, and Sleep is not reviving this, if you have NO ENERGY and not finding your meals are bringing renewal, if you are ANXIOUS or LOW in MOOD, and life is not improving this – you are suffering from typical after effects of the initial virus or infection.

There are many ways to HEAL these conditions, but it is all in a total package. This is Holistic Healing. Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual attention – each aspect of your health needs caring for to revitalise and energise you again. A NEW U. Yes, it is all available, all possible.

So diet, sleep improvement, life style, thinking processes, pacing, physical activity, understanding what your resistance and pushing the boundaries is all about and much more – all need correcting. Then you have results that are creating Good Progress in your WELLBEING. Do you need help with this?

NUTRITION for example : foods to fight fatigue are commonly available and include high protein and correct fats, fruits and veg – of the best kind. Are you Vegan or Vegetarian? Then this need guidance to ensure you have enough of the vitamins and minerals your system is now lacking. It is easy to not understand how you may be lacking in B12, B6 and B7 for example.

Foods to support sleep, the best drinks for evening, right supplementation at the dose for you – we need good sleep hours to recover as the body works during the night when you are rested.

The best way to eat and when for our nutrition, is also highly individual, to sit easily with your current lifestyle – which itself may need changing. And this is perhaps a good opportunity to realise to make those changes.

When we EXERCISE for how long, at what time of day, what sort of – all individual needs to give you the benefits. YOGA is proven to be tremendously helpful.

How do we tackle our THOUGHT processes that are dragging us down? We need to recognise the negative, the unhelpful, the habits, the automatic unhealthy processes we have constantly used. The brain likes new challenges, new directions. A Nu U. Push out the unhelpful, bring in the healthy new.

A robust long-lived life.

Mar 4, 2022   //   by Anne Russell   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

It is known via studies done on this subject that small improvements in diet can add years to improve life span. Research is forever on going. But who doesn’t want the healthiest possible life? Good eating is vital.

So how? Foods that are high in antioxidants could prevent damage to cells. Highly processed foods/meals therefore are the ones to eliminate. The typical Western diet contains plenty of those.

The best foods to eat for a healthy long life is: more legumes (beans, peas, lentils), nuts, little red meat, grains as brown rice, oats, barley. Remove highly sugared foods, and increase intake of fruit and vegetables. Generally then a better nutrient intake to aid long healthy living.

It is found that life expectancy could increase by perhaps three years. And obviously a stronger life at that. Nourished living. Do you need recipes? Available here on request.

The landline number is not available now

Nov 30, 2021   //   by Anne Russell   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

07798 527946 instead!

Foods to avoid to support healthy brain work.

Nov 30, 2021   //   by Anne Russell   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Some foods are simply enjoyable. Some foods are simply highly nutritious but may not be your favourite combination of flavours or textures. Some foods we avoid – but are you avoiding the main culprits that are believed by scientists to not help the brain cells at all?

These are: Added SUGAR that comes in forms as per sucrose, glucose, syrups – look at labels for the various descriptions as these are added sugars. We know that added sugars created inflammations that the brain really doesn’t need to be taking it’s energy removing.

Another to avoid is ALCOHOL – yes, full of sugars naturally. A little now and then, if you must, but a serious contender to avoid if you respect the brain cells.

FRIED Food – again, an inflammatory resulting food, so out with the chips, fried food menus that come along especially in winter as a regular eating habit. Note that, it isn’t that bad – delete as a regular food. Sorry! Might not be what you want to read, but neither is a foggy, weary, headachy, uncertain thinking process what you want. Are you deliberately choosing to sabotage your system??

HIGH GLYCEMIC loaded CARBS. These I believe are possibly one of the biggest issues in our nation’s health. The cause of so much ill health by stealth. Processed foods, which is what we are talking about make a lot of money for companies. Over loaded very often with salt and sugars and chemical preservatives, they are another section of foodstuffs that are there for the occasional ease of meal. Regular intake will not provide the essential nutrients needed for a healthy happy brain. “White” foods I believe are also a culprit here – white flour, rice, potato, pasta, sugars …. highly milled, therefore removed wholesome goodies from that food – so why eat it?There are plenty of alternatives – brown rice, breads, pasta etc.

A problem that the government of the day needs to address – to make sure surely that we have as a people all heading the same way, a food policy that ensures good nutritious food at a price all households can afford.

NITRATES….found in food as per sausage, bacon, salami, processed meats. Look on the label, do your best to disregard the product. Another, not to eat regularly, especially if your digestion is not at it’s best operational mode. Why overload your system, just because you cannot see inside your body the damage being gradually created, with foods and products that are not only not serving your brain well, but are creating mayhem you will need to address – one day.

Writing in effort to wish you all the better/best health you can wish for yourself.

Inspiration

Aug 1, 2021   //   by Anne Russell   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Take your time, play the long game

Embrace the boring, the difficulties

The uncomfortable. This is how it will happen

(Maxime Lagace)

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.

Om Varunam Nameh!

Feb 15, 2020   //   by Anne Russell   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Of course you know what that means!

Let me add to how you see that phrase…..it is so easy to let that soak into your subconscious thinking. And you will be telling yourself in a gentle constant way to persuade life to be in harmony with cosmic law. In other words perhaps somewhere alike to bringing what happens in front of you, to you, around you, to be the best order of things for you. Mentally, physically, spiritually. Sometimes we may not like what goes on, but there is always a lesson, a teaching, a revelation, a re-consideration for us that is meant to be a helpful support for another space in life.

So – you can use this mantra as you go about routine stuff, or as you do a walk, or a quiet moment to yourself, or yoga practise. A good place to be.

Yoga remember means, “union” – of mind, body, spirit. There is so much benefit to yoga sessions, as much as you want to reach out to gain. All in your power and control. How much, if at all, all your choice. If it is pointed out to you, what you are already experiencing, or yet to discover – you can utilise yogic breathing and physical techniques for your well being. To deal with daily experiences. Some of which are very demanding on all your energies.

Bringing your body and mind into alignment – it truly happens within the conscious yoga practice – means and delivers a real sense of harmony and balance – to you, in all ways. Magic! Magic to understand and grasp by simply doing the body toning, the body postures, the stillness, the movement, the thought allowances, the quiet mantras, in that time that is all for you. Yoga connects yourself to yourself – and so to others.

Please be in touch if you need more discussion on this. Anne

Nu You this New Year 2020

Jan 1, 2020   //   by Anne Russell   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Life continues just as it was last year, but perhaps the notion now exists that the date can make it all better.

We know about New Year Resolutions – that they usually fall away after the initial excitement. If they were easy to follow, we wouldn’t be making a special, perhaps announced intention to enhance some part of ourselves we believe to be inappropriate.

For myself, I have been working in the area of health, of using preventative measures and ongoing treatments to release tension, anxiety, concerns physical, mental and emotional since 1989. The Whole taken care of, The Whole person being supported, renewed, revitalised, returning to better, strong health. Feeling empowered and in control, and comfortable in Self.

Fear is a strong destroyer of life comfort, and makes for lack of confidence, self esteem, and not so great choices, causing Depression and lack of Energy – in all life’s areas. Am sure you can recognise the truth of this.

Working on all levels of well-being, bring yourself to investigate the Nutrition, the Thinking, the Choices, the Way Forward, the gaining of Calm and Self Respect, the Resolution of issues in Mind and Body. That creates a Nu U worth enjoying. All Year!

Yoga Answer to Stress

Sep 5, 2019   //   by Anne Russell   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Hello everyone – if like most, there is stress in your daily life or coming along with sudden regularity, or you just want a peaceful arena at last, try this pose to stabilise, secure and ground your feelings and physical sensations: Warrior! It builds a solid foundation literally beneath your feet.

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