What Vitamins & Minerals Really Do for You

Monthly Newsletter October 2014

Welcome to our latest October Newsletter. We have a couple of topics covered this month so please click on the subheadings below.

Angel Card Reading Workshop

New Psychic Workshop

Health & Nutrition Course

Training Dates – Coming Up Shortly

 

What do Vitamins and

Minerals do for me?

So where do vitamins and mineral comes from? Well, vitamins are found in plants and the body requires them from foods or supplements as they cannot be produced by the body.

Minerals are also found in plants and also plants get their minerals from the soil. Minerals soak in to the soil when water washes over rocks. For Vitamins to do their job they require minerals.

Antioxidants are specific vitamins or minerals that protect the body cells from the damaging effect of free radical. Free radicals come from or are caused by smoking, sunlight, stress, exercise etc., and are one of the primary causes of premature aging, sickness and disease.

As well eating plants to get vitamins and minerals in to your body such as eating fruits, grains, nuts and spices you can also eat meats as animals eat plant food. Another way of getting a good source of vitamins and minerals in to your body is to take supplements.

Supplements are vitamins and minerals that have been extracted from a plant or can be created in the laboratory and put into a form that can be ingested by the body.

There are, on the market, effective supplements, ineffective supplements and hazardous supplements. Uneducated consumers are at risk from two sides:

1] Consumer knows they should supplement but doesn’t know how to select an effective supplement and therefore wastes money, time and health.

2] Consumer is uninformed, given bad advice on the need to supplement and sacrifices their health.

Where do Vitamins/Minerals go in the body?

Vitamins and minerals go from the stomach to your intestines. They then go through a very complex allocation system whereby the body distributes certain vitamins and minerals to parts of your body based on its own priority system.

Should the body be lacking in certain minerals and if a nutrient is needed in a certain organ in the body that deems more important, it will take the nutrient from a less important organ and allocate it to a more important organ. A sort of “rob Peter to pay Paul” situation. Vitamins and minerals in your body should not be viewed as independent substances, but rather as a cooperative network of nutrients working together. If one nutrient is missing, it throws the entire network of nutrients out of balance.

“A deficiency of a vitamin or mineral will cause a body part to malfunction over time and eventually break down, and like dominos, other body parts will follow”.

So how do Vitamins/Minerals leave the body?

Vitamins and minerals are used by the body. As they often perform their function, they often use themselves up in the process, which is the case with most of the critical disease fighting antioxidants.

Even thinking uses up vitamins and minerals. Exercise and stress uses a lot too and the use of diuretics (substances that increase the discharge of urine) such as drugs, alcohol, coffee and tea washes away the vitamins and minerals out of the body creating deficiencies which can lead to major health problems. Tobacco and alcohol can also inhibit the absorption of vitamins and minerals or accelerate the loss of them.                                                       

Should I take Vitamin and Mineral Supplements?

This is a common question asked and there is an archaic argument of “I can get everything from the food I eat”. But are you? In a large 26,000 person study it was concluded that not one person received the nutritional requirements as set out by the RDA (recommended daily allowance) and 96% of the US population dies from a disease. In short, we are not getting proper nutrition.

There are very good reasons why we are not getting the proper nutrition we require to sustain a healthy way of life for reasons below. Vitamin and mineral supplementation is necessary for the following reasons:

Crop Nutrient losses – due to overworked agricultural land and depleted soils of minerals

Poor Digestion – eating too much or too quickly and stress can cause indigestion which then reduces absorption of vitamins and minerals.

Over-cooking – Can easily destroy valuable food nutrients and enzymes

Microwave cooking – Studies suggest that microwave cooking alters the nutritional structure of food

Food Storage – Length of storage and freezing depletes the nutritional value of most foods. A lot of fruits like apples and vegetables are stored for many months depleting their vitamin C content.

Food Selection – Eating a too limited range of different foods groups will result in nutrient deficiencies.

Food Omission – Allergies to foods, crash dieting and poorly designed vegetarian diets omit significant dietary sources of nutrients

Environmental factors – Herbicides and pesticides used on crops reduces their nutritional value

Poor Lifestyle habits – Smoking, alcohol and caffeine can inhibit the absorption of vitamins and minerals or accelerate the loss of nutrients

Stress – Be it physical or emotional, can increase the body’s requirement of vitamins and minerals.

Out of balance – the level of each vitamin and mineral in the body has an effect on others, so if one is out of balance (missing), all are adversely affected. With antioxidants, one is not nearly as strong as several combined as each greatly enhances the power of the others.

Nutrient variance – there are substantial differences between one fruit or vegetable and another. One tomato can have 10 times more nutritional value than another.

What do Vitamins/ Minerals do for you?

Enhance Your Appearance

Skin clearness, tone and elasticity; hair strength, thickness and colour and texture all depend on vitamins and minerals. Some people look 50 years old when 30 and some look 30 at 50.

 Expand Your Intelligence

Brain function, ability to concentrate and memory require proper vitamin and mineral levels.

 Increase Your Energy level

Vitamins and minerals are involved in the release of energy from digested foods. Strong, lasting energy levels are good indicators of good vitamin and mineral intake.

 Build Up Your immune System

Illnesses and disease are not caught. One doesn’t catch cancer, heart disease or a cold. You create these ailments with deficiencies based on what you eat or don’t eat.

Everyone will die, but how you look and feel for the last 20-50 years depends on your lifestyle and vitamin & mineral intake throughout your entire life.

These two women are roughly the same age. What type of life style do you want?

 

If you would like to know more about supplements we are running a Health & Nutrition short course. See details below.

The most trusted Herbal Supplement manufacturer who we have been with for the last six years is Nature’s Sunshine. They have been manufacturing for 42 years and are the only herbal company in the world who are now conducting clinical trials on their products.

Angel Card Reading Workshop

A four hour Training Workshop dedicated to teaching you how to connect with your Angel Cards and to read and interpret the message given using a pendulum. Learning the art of passing on messages that are so important at the time for the recipient’s highest good to enable them to move positively with their lives or break down barriers preventing their progress in life is both rewarding and very satisfying.

Learn to connect with the Angelic Realm and your loved ones in the spirit world.

You will receive a FREE pack of  angel cards which will be personally chosen for you, also notes to take away on the day. There will be more Angel Cards to purchase on the day as well as Pendulums. For Further Information: Click Here

Maximum of 6 people please.

It truly is Amazing!!

Cost: £60

Date: 22nd Nov’14

Time: 10-2pm

These workshops as advertised on our facebook page.

NEW – Psychic Workshop

This is a new workshop that we (Debbie and Andy) are putting together for those interested in, for the first time, to develop your psychic abilities.

The workshop will consist of performing spiritual

exercises and various activities and also Andy will connect with his spirit guide and communicate words from the spirit while in trance.

During the course you will appreciate and learn about:

Sixth Sense          Psychic Sense        Higher Self       Protection      Auras       Meditation       Telepathy        Sensing Colour      Psychometry (please bring with you a small personal object that belongs to you)

Dreams       and      Tools

This course is ideal for those who are completely new to the psychic phenomena and those who are aware but would like to know more and advance their skills.

For those of you who are unaware, Andy is advancing his abilities and is a healing medium. He heals people in a particular way and acts as the medium for his spirit guide to perform healing for those to their highest concern. For more information Click Here

The workshop commences on the 23rd Nov’14

Time: 12 to 4pm

Cost: £40 each.

There are only a few places available as we have to restrict numbers.

Health & Nutrition Course

I don’t know about you but there is not one person I know that isn’t suffering in some way with their own health. And the interesting part is they either accept this as part of their life or doctors have not quite got to the bottom of the problem. But is there any other way?

In support of our main topic of this month’s newsletter “What do Vitamins and Mineral do for me” and to promote this more we are offering you a chance to come along on this short course to learn

Why we are suffering health wise

Quality of our foods today and why it’s so detrimental to our health

Why nutrition is important

Learn how to do a Life Style Analysis and interpret your own results and what you need to do. This tells you what body system needs to be addressed nutritionally to then start enhancing your health and life.

At the end of the course there are just two options for you and with either option you are not obliged to make purchases at any time, simply order as and when you like and there are no minimum orders. The options are:

1] Become a member of a well trusted herbal supplement company as a Direct Customer and benefit from a 15% discount on all purchases

2] Become a distributor and get 30% off all purchases plus earn points for each product you buy that are redeemed in money and put straight into your own account

Or you may not wish to become a member put would just like to come along to learn more about this. If so then we would ask £20 from you otherwise this will be waived should you become a member.

A personal message from Andy & Debbie - “we have been members of this long established company since 2008 and have greatly improved our health including our children in the meantime. It took us a while before we saw the business idea and now we are enjoying the fact that this now pays our mortgage”

Training Date: 23rd October 7-9pm

For more information: Click Here

Training Dates – Coming Up Shortly

Reiki Level 1 – Training Course

Aimed for those wanting to know more about Reiki, to start to learn its principles and philosophy. This will enable you to practice Reiki on your friends and family only. You will be then invited to Reiki Shares which is about good practice and healing one and other in the group.

As an alternative to providing a full days training on Reiki we have decided for the first time to split the training up over a course of three weeks to allow more flexibility and to fit in more with people’s arrangements.

For more information: Click Here

Training dates: TBA (we are planning for December dates)

Cost: £120 (the payments can also be split up on a weekly basis)

Reiki Level 1 & 2 Training Courses Combined  

We are combining the level 1’s and 2’s on the same training day. Two separate teachers will be dedicated to each level.

Advance your knowledge, wisdom and expertise from Level 1 Reiki to Level 2 and become a recognised practitioner in your own right. Learn more of the Reiki Symbols and receive your Level 2 attunement. We offer insurance, so you can start your business straight away.

There are three sets of dates for these courses

Dates: 20th Oct ’14 – Time: 9.30-4.30pm

15th Nov’14 – Time: 9.30-4pm

29th Nov’14 – Time: 11-6pm

Cost: £120 Level 1           £150 Level 2    

Further details: Click Here

Hopi Candle Course

Become fully certified to provide this as an additional service to your portfolio of therapy treatments. Learn all the health & safety aspects, contraindications, best practice and how to set your room up.

Learn all about the ears and why using this old Indian technique is so effective at solving ear and hearing problems

The course costs £125 and is fully certificated and we can provide very competitive insurance to enable you to practice this as a profession.

 

Cost:    £125

Dates: 15th Oct’14 and  22nd Oct’14

Time:   12-4pm

More details: Click Here

Indian Head Course

Learn all the techniques for an effective Indian Head Massage for your clients as a fully qualified practitioner

A good Indian head massage involves massaging the back and various points located on the back and also the neck as well as the head and face. You will learn to

Concentrate on the neck, head and the facial massage

Manipulate the energy channels

For a soothing, relaxing and energizing feeling

For personal use or as a business therapy treatment

Fully certified and indemnity insurance on offer after completion

Course Date:   19th Oct’14

8th Nov’14

Time: 10-5pm

Cost: £195

For More information: Click Here