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Health &

Wellbeing       Autumn 2009

            Feeling Better
       Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  Forgiveness - Releasing The Past

             Fit & Healthy
      Overfed and Undernourished
           Tomato and Lentil Soup
            Blood Donor Sessions

             Looking Great
                 Wardrobe Control
                     Beauty Tips

               Green Scene

            Water and Your Health
           Paediatric Homeopathy

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                                                                                                              The Launch!
     What a fantastic response we’ve had from our first edition. Thank you to every-
     one for your words of praise and encouragement.

     May I also say a huge thank you to all those who have contributed to this Autumn’s publication –
     especially those from our local NHS. It’s great to be so well supported, so early on in our venture.
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                                                                                                               Nova Lifestyles Launch Event on July 17th – a day of celebration

                                                                                                               Nova Lifestyles Launch Event on the 17th                  •    Explore the ways of raising the profile
     All copies are now ‘out there’ in the community and many have phoned or emailed asking to be
                                                                                                               July 2009 proved an exciting day, with over                    of the sector so that even more Island
     included in future editions…Keep it coming – we really value your contributions.
                                                                                                               60 people in attendance and a special guest                    people can benefit
       I’ve had an interesting few months – visiting a broad range of venues, events and businesses
                                                                                                               appearance from Andrew Turner MP, who has
     across the Island, covering all sections of society (literally) from the new Neonatal Unit at St
                                                                                                               leant his support to our work.                            The Launch also announced the creation of
     Mary’s to the Launch of the ‘End of Life Care’ Strategy - ( can’t get much broader than that, can
                                                                                                                                                                         two new Island events to be held next year –
     you?!) I particularly enjoyed my day out at Wolverton Manor, organised by Age Concern…. What
                                                                                                               The day gave an opportunity for those in the              the Health and Wellbeing Convention AND the
     a fabulous day that was.
                                                                                                               health and wellbeing sector to:                           Island Health and Wellbeing Week – both of
       Since July, Nova Lifestyles Ltd. as a company, has officially ‘launched’ its services to the
                                                                                                                                                                         which will give the community a unique
     Island, held its first training sessions and developed an already healthy practitioner network
                                                                                                               •            Launch the Island’s first Health and         opportunity to sample a wide variety of
     membership (growing daily) and meeting for the first time in September. Information about all of
                                                                                                                            Wellbeing Directory                          treatments and therapies and will encourage
     this can be found on our website which is planned to be ‘LIVE’ by the time we go to print!
                                                                                                               •            Launch the Island Health and Wellbeing       everyone on the Island to get involved in some
                                                                                                                            Network – the first of its kind in the UK!   kind of health and wellbeing activity!
                                                                                                               •            Work together to develop new support,
     As we face the run up to Christmas (another long haul) with all the stresses and strains this brings
                                                                                                                            training and development for the sector      More information on both these events and
     with it, don’t forget to plan in some time for ‘you’. It’s the best investment ever – whether in terms
                                                                                                               •            Recognise the valuable contribution          how YOU can get involved in our next
     of time or money – and I know both are tight for all of us right now. So make a point of taking
                                                                                                                            made by the sector to the health and         issue…..
     time out whenever you can to re-charge those batteries, remember to eat sensibly – at least until
                                                                                                                            wellbeing of Island people
     Christmas Day – get some exercise, especially outside, whenever the weather is kind enough

                                                                                                               Island Health And
     and pamper yourself occasionally – even if it’s just time with a good book (or even this one!)
       The next edition is published in January and will be concentrating on different areas of ‘Detox’
     following the ‘silly season’ of Christmas and New Year – whether that’s outwardly (our looks) or
     inwardly (our health). We are holding a ‘New Year, New You’ event on Saturday, 23rd January at
     The Riverside Centre so keep a look out for details of this in the local press, nearer the time.

     Prize for the ‘Best Comment’ on last season’s edition went to Brenda Bailey, Hypnotherapist,
     who picked up her copy from The Hope Clinic, Ryde. Brenda wins a gift voucher for a manicure
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     I hope you all enjoy this Autumn’s edition and its varied content. I’d be pleased to hear from            September 2009. Meetings are held bi-                     •    Free Network meetings
     anyone wishing to be included in the Winter edition – especially on the theme of detox! Oh yes,           monthly and give people in the sector the                 •    Automatic involvement in the Health
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     The Fear Factor

        Feeling Better
                                                                                                              Maria Johnson
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                                                                                                                                                                            …helping your body to heal itself…

 Lymphatic Drainage
     A gentle massage which cleanses the body’s system by removing toxins and
     foreign substances, thereby enhancing the activity of the immune system                                                                                       Rebecca Taylor – DC MMCA, McTimoney Chiropractor (BUPA Registered)
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     Effective in the treatment of many disorders       proud owner of a diploma, and has already             Maria is proud and pleased to announce to            Beth Caws – Indian Head Massage, Reflexology and Remedial massage
     such as oedema, sinus congestion, glandular        spoken to the Lymph Oedema nurse at the               everyone that she is the first mobile holistic       Catherine Flury – RSHom LCH MHMA, Registered Homeopath
     fever and ME, sprains, fractures and               hospice where her business cards are waiting          therapist who has been accepted onto
                                                                                                                                                                   Lara Sussman – MSc, MARH, DPH, Specialist Paediatric Homeopath
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     swellings, digestive and skin disorders, stress    to be handed to patients who need Manual              the Isle of Wight Council Approved Trader            Martin Harley – BA (Hons) Lic Ac MBAcC, Five Elements Acupuncture
     and anxiety.                                       Lymphatic Drainage. She is also writing to all        Scheme. The scheme recommends and
                                                        GP surgeries across the Island in the hope that       publicises traders who have been vetted and
     Useful pre and post surgery to minimize scar       they will embrace Manual Lymphatic Drainage           approved by Trading Standards. She will
     formation, it works particularly well as part of   for the health and wellbeing of their patients.       now be displaying their logo on her
     post-mastectomy therapy to reduce oedema           Maria already has ten years experience in                                                                                     Telephone 01983 282810
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       Additionally, due to our culture’s poor diet     Indian Head Massage, Reflexology and Reiki.
     and lack of fluid intake, anybody can benefit      She has a background in mental health and
     from Manual Lymphatic Drainage as part of a        medical nursing care with people of all ages.
     general detoxification programme.                  She is therefore fully aware of the various
       Although it was already on Maria’s list of       problems people face in everyday life and has
     treatments to specialise in, it was meeting a      a caring and empathetic approach.
     district nurse at a poorly client’s house that       Should you feel that Manual Lymphatic
     convinced her of the urgent need for this type     Drainage will benefit you, telephone Maria
     of massage. Informed that there was nobody         on 07779 176050, or at Watchbell House on
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     Drainage on the Island, Maria booked herself       talk about your needs.
     on a course within two weeks. She is now the                                         Maria Johnson        Entitling two people to the wonderful experience of safe and gentle Far-Infared Therapy, enjoy
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     Things I’ve never done before...

     Not so much a ‘chill-out’ weekend this time            say I felt like a car at the mechanics!) GB20     is – she wasn’t talking about his personality.      You certainly have to be fit and healthy to run
     (my next one of those is planned in about              is the ‘Governing Body’ - I think at the top of   He is one ‘mean’ massage therapist however          a business pretty much single-handedly and
     a month actually) – more an experience at              your head – a sort of meridian point. Forgive     – and I had the bruises to prove it. No pain, no    I’m sure Michael’s treatments have helped me
     ‘Insparations’ with a course of Kinesiology (see       me Michael if this isn’t accurate. Some things    gain springs to mind!                               towards this… grateful thanks for that
     last issue)                                            are really important to remember and others,
                                                            well others are best just taken lying down        Apparently it’s quite normal to bruise initially    I have decided for my last visit to include a
     Well, before I’d tried this I couldn’t even            (obviously) and trust your therapist.             where the muscles have been really worked           foot ‘Aqua Detox’ treatment. I’ve heard
     pronounce the word, let alone spell it! And I                                                            on (and my God, they were) but in subsequent        amazing stories about this (stuff like the water
     certainly didn’t know what it was – not sure I         Michael talks all the way through the             treatments he ‘programmed in’ to reduce             turning black and things floating in it?)
     still fully understand it even now – but it works      treatment, testing for relationships between      bruising and I have to say it’s hardly been a       CRIKEY – I can’t wait to try this out!
     nevertheless. All I can say is it’s a bit like being   body organs, chemicals, bones (even sleep         problem since (even thought the pain at times
     ‘re-wired’, where the body’s electrical circuits       patterns) and the muscles circuitry. It’s         was!) How amazing is that then?                     Watch this space……..
     have become a little confused…                         incredible how many different combinations
                                                            there can be.                                     In his favour, since these sessions I have          THE EDITOR
     As I lay on the therapy table, unsure as to what                                                         become incredibly more flexible than I’ve been
     to expect, I felt akin to a car on a diagnostic        After the first tests, I was given an advisory    for years – even though I felt I’d been run over
     machine (though that actually can’t diagnose           sheet on what I needed to do – best foods,        by a bus initially. (bit like following the first
     electrical faults, so I’m reliably told, only          best nutritional supplements, how to live         visit to a McTimoney Chiropractor – ever done
     mechanical ones…. did you know that?)                  healthier and what NOT to do after a              that? More about that in my next issue)
                                                            treatment (which included not going to the pub
     Before the treatment began, Michael                    for a swift half or chain smoking – not that I    Anyway, I have had all but one of my
     (kinesiologist extraordinaire) de-magnetised (I        chain smoke anyway!)                              treatments in the package now and feel a
     think) my spectacles and hair clip. Apparently                                                           completely ‘new me’. Energised, healthy, less
     this is really important – though I quite forget       The next session involved a Deep Tissue           stressed (without the aid of alcohol – even in
     why now…. I listened attentively at the time           Massage to free up any residual toxins from       moderation… though don’t get me wrong, I
     but there was so much I didn’t quite grasp –           the muscles (there again… I think)                still enjoy my weekend tipple) and much more
     but so far, I trusted him to ‘do his thing’!             Good grief – I must have had enough toxins      flexible. Just as well really, given that much of
                                                            to sink a battleship. If anyone tells you this    my time is taken up delivering these directories
     It’s all about muscle resistance and testing           treatment is relaxing and enjoyable, don’t        across the Island and hauling them in and out
     the body for imbalances. I was amazed how              believe them. They lie - Big Time!                of my car boot (I’ve recently bought a bright
     sometimes I could resist pressure and                                                                    green shopping trolley to help on deliveries. If
     sometimes I couldn’t… and I was resisting just         I once mentioned to my Indian Head Massage        you spot me out and about with this, then give
     as strongly - honest! Fascinating…                     therapist that I was going to see Michael and     me a call on 07773 014438 – it’ll brighten my
                                                            her comment was ‘Oh Michael? – He’s MEAN!’        day and you might even win a free entry in our
     And then there’s the ‘GB20’ thing (no, not             I thought this was odd, as he seemed quite a      next issue!)
     WD40 as I’d previously thought – well, I did           nice chap when I first met him. Of course, he

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     Astrology                                                                                                                 Forgiveness

                                                                                                                Message From
     What sign are you?

     The ‘sign’, ‘star sign’ or ‘birth sign’ are all        rotates on its axis once a day, so the eastern
                                                                                                                                - Releasing The Past
                                                                                                                  Forgiveness is such an important subject that I feel compelled to spend some
     terms commonly used to describe the sign the           horizon goes through the twelve signs of the
     Sun was in at birth. Over the course of a year,        zodiac every twenty four hours. The exact time        time explaining its significance.
     the Sun travels through all twelve signs of the        of birth is necessary to calculate the sign that
                                                                                                                  When we hold something unforgiven inside,               finished and dead and cannot be changed.
     zodiac. Astrologers are sometimes asked to             was rising over the eastern horizon at moment
                                                                                                                  we are nurturing anger, hatred, resentment or           Nothing you can do now, can ever change
     guess a person’s ‘sign’ just from the                  of birth and so find the ‘ascendant’. An
                                                                                                                  guilt. These emotions lock us into the moment,          the past, yet it is amazing how many people
     appearance. This is almost impossible. The             astrologer is more likely to guess the ‘sign’ if
                                                                                                                  continually reliving events all this emotion can        squander their emotional and life energy,
     sign the Sun was in at birth relates to the            the Sun is in the same sign as the ascendant.
                                                                                                                  become suppressed into the subconscious,                consumed with anger or guilt about the past.
     lesson the soul has chosen to work with during
                                                                                                                  but they are still there, consuming our mental          In this moment now, you have the power to
     this lifetime. As this is a profound and deep          This covers only two key points of a horo-
                                                                                                                  and life energy. Until we release ourselves from        make your choices, take action, to make a
     issue, it is not always outwardly apparent.            scope, the position of the Sun and the
                                                                                                                  this cycle, it may prove impossible to move             difference. You have no power in the past and
                                                            ascendant. There are nine other planets and
                                                                                                                  forward.                                                you have no assurance of power in the future.
     In contrast, the sign on the ‘ascendant’ shows         other additional key points to be considered
     the outer self and the overall approach to life        in a chart to understand a person’s strengths,
                                                                                                                  It really doesn’t matter what the issue was,            I know how difficult it is to overcome our
     and is consequently much easier to guess.              challenges and opportunities.
                                                                                                                  whether slight or life-shatteringly traumatic. If       natural and human feelings of anger, guilt,
     The ‘ascendant’ is the term used to describe
                                                                                                                  you want to move on you must let it go. To do           resentment and fear. The basis of them can
     the sign of the zodiac lining up with the                    Patricia M.M. Godden Dip WESA MAPAI
                                                                                                                  this you must forgive. That doesn’t mean you            seem to be completely justified, you may be
     eastern horizon at any given time. As the earth
                                                                                                                  condone their behaviour, simply you forgive             completely right to have these emotions and

 Crystal Clear
                                                                                                                  and release them. By releasing and forgiving,           it is OK to experience them. However, these
                                                                                                                  you release yourself.                                   emotions damage your ability to move on, you
                                                                                                                                                                          must accept your emotions but be prepared
                                                                                                                  Some people hold onto their anger, refusing             to let them go. Until you do you will remain the
                                                                                                                  to forgive. They will never move on. In fact            victim with your life locked into all those
                                                                                                                  quite the reverse, by allowing emotions to              negative emotions.
     How do you relate to crystals?                                                                               ferment inside, they grow and can become all
                                                                                                                  consuming, their whole life becoming defined            Look around you. Do you know anyone like
     It is my belief that crystals have a range of          thinking and purpose and so facilitate mak-           by whatever the event was. They are no longer           that? Some tragedy or injustice has been
     energy levels within their spectrum of action          ing a decision at an everyday level. A person         in control of their life. They are living a life that   suffered and now the entire life of that person
     and detection is dependent on the stage of             consciously undertaking spiritual development         is directed by their anger and hurt.                    is defined by their anger and resentment.
     spiritual development of the person holding            may experience transcendence of daily                                                                         Every positive thought, inspired moment, all of
     the crystal. It is the level of the crystal’s energy   knowledge to approach a higher plane of               How our lives are is a reflection of our                life’s little pleasures are subsumed with
     that is in line with the person’s energy which         wisdom.                                               reactions to life’s ups and downs. If we choose         feelings of anger, resentment, desire for
     is most apparent. This is best understood with                                                               to accept the good and release the bad, we              revenge. No matter how justified their
     some examples.                                         Holding amethyst brings a feeling of                  are able to maintain control over our lives and         emotions are, what good is it doing them? The
                                                            steadiness and calm associated with wisdom.           keep our sense of direction. If we focus on             past can never be changed.
     Rose quartz can help a lonely person or                Depending on the stage of development, this           bad things that have happened to us these                                                  Maggie Currie
     someone who has experienced emotional                  can be wisdom to take the responsibility of the       will simply grow, manifesting our own dark                                                    Creedence
     heart-ache to feel an enfolding love that              outer life earnestly or responsibility to be true     thoughts, diverting us from seeking what we
     is soothing and calming. A person having               to the higher self and ultimately to the truth of     really want.
     difficulties interacting with others may feel          life itself.
     greater harmony and tolerance. Someone who                                                                   If you are “stuck”, then try looking back to see
     is involved in spiritual development may feel a        The depth of understanding felt when working          if there is anything unforgiven in your past.
     deep love from the source of life.                     with any crystal continues to develop as the          Remember to forgive everyone, especially
                                                            soul constantly progresses on its path through        yourself. Forgive yourself and let it go.
     Clear quartz can bring clarity to perception,          life.                          Patricia Godden        Remember, life is in the now, the past is

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                                                                                                             lavender oil, and this was claimed to ward off         flavonoids. These constituents have shown to
                                                                                                             the Plague. This story could have some validity        induce relaxation by lowering blood pressure
                                                                                                             as the Plague was transmitted by fleas, which          and promote sedative effects upon bodily
                                                                                                             lavender is known to repel (Podlech, 1996).            systems (Bone, 2003).

                                                                                                             Actions - Indications (BHP, 1996)                      Clinical Trials: There is little scientific

 Lavandula angustifolia                                                                                      Antidepressant, nervine, sedative
                                                                                                             Depression, anxiety, migraine, insomnia
                                                                                                             Antispasmodic, carminative
                                                                                                                                                                    evidence of lavender’s effectiveness for most
                                                                                                                                                                    health uses.
                                                                                                                                                                      Small studies on lavender for anxiety show
     Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia, Common Name: English Lavender, Family:                          Digestive problems, nervous indigestion                mixed results. Some preliminary results
     Lamiaceae                                                                                               Hypotensive                                            indicate that lavender oil, combined with oils
                                                                                                             High blood pressure                                    from other herbs, may help with hair loss from
                                                                                                                                                                    a condition called alopecia areata (Hay et al.,
                                                                                                             Contra-indications: No contra-indications              1998).
                                                                                                             reported however, as with all essential oils care
                                                                                                             must be taken when used on sensitive skin.             Toxicology/Safety data: There is scientific
                                                                                                             Must not be used during pregnancy uterine              evidence to support the effectiveness of some
                                                                                                             stimulant (Hoffman, 2003).                             of these remedies, especially the anti-inflam-
                                                                                                                                                                    matory effects, but they should be used with
                                                                                                             External use: On the skin, lavender oil tones          caution since lavender oil can also be a
                                                                                                             and revitalizes it and it is useful for all types of   powerful allergen. Ingesting lavender should
                                                                                                             skin problems, such as abscesses, acne, oily           be avoided during pregnancy and
                                                                                                             skin, boils, burns, sunburn, wounds,                   breastfeeding. Topically, lavender oil is
                                                                                                             psoriasis, lice, insect bites, stings. It also acts    cytotoxic. It increases photosensitivity as well
                                                                                                             as an insect repellent. As an essential oil it has     (Ernst, 2001).
                                                                                                             a soothing and calming effect on the nerves,
                                                                                                             relieving tension, depression, panic, hysteria
                                                                                                             and nervous exhaustion in general and is
                                                                                                             effective for headaches, migraines and
                                                                                                             insomnia (Hoffman, 2003).

                                                                                                             Recommended Dosage:
                                                                                                             Infusion: For internal use, 1 tsp in 1 cup of
                                                                                                             boiling water. Infuse for 10 minutes. The
                                                                                                             essential oil should not to be taken internally
                                                                                                             (Hoffman, 2003).
     Part used: The fresh and dried flower tops are      (Schauenberg, 1990).
     used, as well as an essential oil                                                                       Energetics: Culpeper, 1995 tells us that
                                                         Historical/Traditional Use: The ancient             lavender is hot and dry in the 3rd degree.
     Origin or Habitat: Native to the Mediterra-         Greeks called the lavender herb nardus, after
     nean region south to tropical Africa and to the     the Syrian city of Naarda. It was also              Table of Constituents (Hoffman, 2003)
     southeast regions of India (Podlech, 1996).         commonly called nard. During Roman times,
                                                         flowers were sold for 100 denarii per pound,        Class                    Individual Constituents
     Description: Lavender is a small shrub with         which was about the same as a month’s               Volatile oils             Linalyl acetate, linalool,
     gray, downy, linear leaves with blue to violet      wages for a farm labourer, or fifty haircuts from                                  lavandulyl acetate,
     flowers, growing in compact or interrupted          the local barber. Lavender was commonly                                             borneol, limonene
     spikes. A wide variety of lavenders are found,      used in Roman baths to scent the water, and         Coumarins                           Umbelliferone
     but consist of two main types - angustifo-          it was thought to restore the skin. Its Latin       Triterpines                Ursolic acid, herniarin,
     lia being the most popular, while latifolia         name was lavandorius, from lavanda (things                                                   coumarin
     produces harsher more camphoraceous oil.            to be washed), from the verb lavore (to wash).      Flavonoids                                 Luteolin
     L. stoechas (French/Italian/Spanish lavender)       When the Roman Empire conquered south-
     are often planted since they are very hardy,        ern Britain, the Romans introduced lavender.        Pharmacology: Lavender flowers contain
     but these have a very high camphor content          During the height of the Plague, glove makers       1-3% essential oil (consisting mainly of linalyl
     in their oil, compared to that of L. angustifolia   at Grasse would scent their leathers with           acetate and linalool), phenolic compounds and

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        Fit & Healthy

 And Undernourished
                                                                                                                      ‘Get Moving’ is part of the national Time to
                                                                                                                      Change campaign, England’s most
                                                                                                                      ambitious programme to end discrimination
                                                                                                                      faced by people with mental health problems
                                                                                                                      and improve the nation’s wellbeing.
                                                                                                                        The benefits of getting more active for your
                                                                                                                                                                                 help people to recover from them. For mild to
                                                                                                                                                                                 moderate depression, physical activity can be
                                                                                                                                                                                 as effective as anti-depressant medication.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Exercise releases natural brain chemicals,
                                                                                                                                                                                 such as dopermine and seratonin which
                                                                                                                                                                                 improve mood and increase thinking ability
                                                                                                                      physical health are well known. However, the               and can provide a focus, a goal to aim for and
     There have long been official attempts to define nutrient requirements in the                                    benefits for your mental health are much less              a sense of purpose, leading to increased
     form of RDAs (recommended daily allowances) and the more recent RNIs (refer-                                     well known.                                                self-esteem and confidence.
     ence nutrient intakes)
                                                                                                                      If you keep active you are:                                For more information contact
     There have long been official attempts to          Some foods literally rob our bodies of                        Less likely to be depressed, anxious or tense              Rachel McKernan on 814282, text 07596
     define nutrient requirements in the form of        nutrients. Phosphates from soft drinks can                    More likely to feel good about yourself                    744673 or email
     RDAs (recommended daily allowances) and            interfere with the absorption of calcium, whilst              More likely to concentrate and focus better
     the more recent RNIs (reference nutrient           refined sugar uses up more nutrients in                       More likely to sleep better                                ‘Beat by the River’ charity gig, organised in aid
     intakes). However, these figures are based         digestion than it supplies.                                   Less likely to feel angry or frustrated                    of the England Fund for mental health, which
     more on the avoidance of deficiency diseases                                                                     More likely to have a healthy appetite                     supports activities such as music and
     such as scurvy (lack of Vitamin C) or              Even when we make a conscious effort to                       Less likely to develop memory problems in                  photography, raised £500 on the day. They
     pellagra (lack of Vitamin B3) than on the          eat nutrient-rich foods, they are no longer as                later life.                                                hope to run a 2 day event next year, For details
     amounts required for optimal health. Even          nutritious as they were even a generation ago.                                                                           and to find out more call Mark South at St
     marginal deficiencies of vitamins and minerals     Intensive farming and artificial fertilizers have             As well a reducing the risk of developing                  Mary’s on 528696 or email mark.south@iow.
     can be the cause of a variety of health            led to a poor level and balance of nutrients in               mental health problems, being active can also    
     problems, ranging from osteoporosis to             the soil and, therefore, in our food.
                                                        Obesity remains in the news, but marginal
     Here are some of the reasons why marginal          nutritional deficiency, which can co-exist with
     deficiencies exist.                                this condition, is generally under-recognised.
                                                        Paying much closer attention to the nutrient
     We are all biochemically unique and some           content of the food we eat may be our best
     people need higher intakes of certain nutrients    protection against chronic illness in the long
     than others in order to be healthy. Some           term.
                                                                                                                        FAMILY GYM                                                 Love Lane Primary School Weds (term-time only)
     tendencies towards nutritional deficiency are                                                                                                                                 11.00 – 11.30am To book call 291719
                                                                                                                        The Heights Leisure Centre, Sandown (405594)
     inherited.                                         Jan Thwaites                                                    Mon- Fri 4.00 – 6.00pm Sat 11.30 – 1.30
                                                        Nutritional Therapist                                           Medina Leisure Centre (523767)                             GIRLS FOOTBALL
     It has been estimated that our bodies are                                                                          Tues 5.00 - 6.00pm                                         Brighstone Primary School playing fields
     exposed to as many as 500 chemicals a day.                                                                         Sat 11.30 – 12.15 plus 12.15 – 1.00pm                      Tues 6.00 – 7.00pm Ages 8 – 13yrs for £1.00 a
     We are not designed to routinely handle such                                                                       Westridge Tone Zone (566243)                               session. Call the Sports Unit on 823818 or email
                                                                  NUTRITIONAL THERAPY                                   Tues 5.00 – 6.00pm Sat 9.15 – 11.30am            
     a toxic load and detoxifying these chemicals
                                                                                                                        Check out more information on
     from the body is nutrient intensive. Nutrients                                                                                                                                TONE ZONE
     are also used to metabolise and detoxify                If you’re fatigued, stressed, have weight issues                                                                      Also offer a new Junior Gym for 10 – 15yr olds
     medications.                                             or struggle with chronic health problems, call            WALK4LIFE                                                  Mon, Weds and Fri from 3.45 – 4.30pm
                                                              for a friendly chat to find out how nutritional           Winter Walks across the Island – activities for every-     Other activities include Squash Mon – Sat (566243)
     The modern Western diet is not as nutrient-                             therapy can help.                          one. Pick up a brochure at libraries, help centres,
     rich as the diet our ancestors ate.                                                                                tourist information centres                                SWIMMING
     The most nutrient-rich foods we can eat                                                                            Check out on                          Pool programmes available from Medina Leisure
                                                               YOUR PATH TO A HEALTHIER FUTURE                                                                                     Centre (523767), Heights Leisure Centre (405594) or
     include organic vegetables, fruits, meats, fish,                                                                                                                              Waterside Pool, Ryde (563656)
                                                                                                                        CLIMBING WALL
     nuts and seeds. Much of the time we replace                                                                        Sandown Rock Climbing Wall at Sandown High
     these with nutrient-poor choices, such as           Jan Thwaites BSc Nutr Med                      NTC reg’d
                                                                  Tel: 810635     School. Instructor led sessions on Sundays, 2.00 –         PLAY RANGERS
     white grains, sugary and processed foods .                                                                         3.30pm for £5.00                                           Operate after school and during school holidays for
                                                                                                                        07593 543321,                  ages 5 – 13yrs. Open access service – just turn up.
                                                                                                                        Check out                           Mobile play and ICT van run by playworkers.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Call Carly Kennen on 823818 or email carly.kennen@

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                                                                                                                        Music and movement at Cowes Children’s Centre,
                                                                                                                                                                          to find out more
         Fit & Healthy                                                                                                                                                             Fit & Healthy

 Recipe for                                                                                                Get On Your Bike
 Tomato and Lentil                                                                                         Just because the Island’s Cycling Festival is
                                                                                                           all over for another year – don’t go putting that
                                                                                                           bike away. Whenever you get the chance….
                                                                                                                                                               able – we’re bound to have some good days
                                                                                                                                                               between now and the January snow (or was it

                                                                                       Soup                Get on your bike.
                                                                                                             If it’s stuck in the shed somewhere,
                                                                                                           broken…. Then get it fixed!
                                                                                                             Take the family out for a bike ride – the kids
                                                                                                                                                               If you don’t own a bike – borrow a friend’s…
                                                                                                                                                               Or check out e-bay!

                                                                                                           will love it. Get the family pedalling!             Don’t forget to wear a safety helmet!! (it’s cool
     1 diced onion                                        2 vegetable stock cubes                            Cycle to work when the weather’s reason-          – honest)
     1 diced celery stick                                 1 cup “no soak” lentils
     1 diced carrot
     1 tbsp oil
                                                          600ml water
                                                          ½ tsp ground coriander
                                                                                                           TJ’s Excercise Studio
     400g can chopped tomatoes                            ½ tsp ground cumin                               TJs offers an Open Door Policy for anyone
                                                                                                           wishing to achieve better mobility. They also
                                                                                                           cater for those with Special Needs and have
                                                                                                           disabled access to the studio.

                                                                                                           Steve at TJs is running a special MS Group
                                                                                                           session each week for one hour. To find out
                                                                                                           more about this and other activities – give him
                                                                                                           a call.


     •    Place the diced onion, celery & carrot in a pan with the oil and cook gently until softened

     •    Add the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 30 minutes or until the
          lentils are soft

     •    Use a hand blender to give the soup a smooth texture

     •    Correct the consistency by adding more water if necessary and return to the boil

     •    Serve with crusty bread

     Chef’s Tip for luxury days:

     Spice it up with a pinch of curry powder or chilli, jazz it up with a spoonful of thick yoghurt or
     fromage frais and a sprinkle of chopped fresh coriander, serve with nann or pitta bread.

     Recipe from:
     Community Chefs
     Paul Rogers and Jenny Harris

                                                                                                                                              Ride a bike from TAV Cycles
                                                                                                                                      140, High Street, Ryde 812989
            Fit & Healthy

 Blood Donor Sessions
     Hospitals on the Island used over 3500 units of blood and 220 platelet doses last year.
       Giving blood really does help save lives. In 1998, Megan Turner from Cowes was born 16
     weeks early and needed blood and platelet transfusions. Megan, now 11 said ‘’Thank you to
     everyone that gives blood. Without you I wouldn’t be here. Keep giving please, to help other
     babies’’ Interested in giving blood? Call 0300 123 23 23

     Session                         Venue                                     Date         P1 S    P1 E    P2 S    P2 E
                                                                                                                            Do you want to eat your way to
     FRESHWATER                      Freshwater, Memorial Hall                 27/01/2010   13:00   15:30   16:30   19:00
                                                                                                                                    good health?
                                                                                                                                                                Barrow Boys
     SANDOWN                         Sandown, The Broadway Centre              21/01/2010   13:00   15:30   16:30   19:00
     GKN AEROSPACE                   East Cowes, E. Cowes Town Hall            18/01/2010   09:30   12:30   13:30   15:30
     NEWPORT                         NEWPORT, Riverside Centre                 13/01/2010   13:00   15:30   16:30   19:00       Many of today’s health
     WEST COWES                      West Cowes, Cowes Yacht Haven             07/01/2010   13:00   15:30   16:30   19:00    problems could be treated by
                                     Freshwater, Memorial Hall
                                     Ventnor, Sports Centre
                                                                                                                              simply changing your diet         Local Greengrocers Serving
     VENTNOR                         Ventnor, Winter Gardens                   24/12/2009   09:30   14:00
                                                                                                                                                                       Local People
     CARISBROOKE                     NEWPORT, Riverside Centre                 23/12/2009   13:00   15:30   16:30   19:00
                                                                                                                              For a one to one nutritional
     RYDE FIRE STATION               Ryde, Ryde Fire Station                   15/12/2009   13:00   15:30   16:30   19:00    consultation that is tailored to     Bargain Bowls only £1
     NEWPORT                         NEWPORT, Riverside Centre                 10/12/2009   13:00   15:30   16:30   19:00   your own needs, please contact:
     IOW COUNCIL                     Newport, Riverside Centre                 09/12/2009   09:30   12:30   13:30   15:30
                                                                                                                                                                 Varied Produce Every Week
     ST MARYS HOSPITAL               NEWPORT, Riverside Centre                 30/11/2009   09:30   12:30   13:30   15:30
                                                                                                                                DAGMAR WALDRON
     LAKE                            Lake, Lions Day Centre                    26/11/2009   13:00   15:30   16:30   19:00
                                                                                                                                  Dip ION, mBANT                       Home Delivery
                                                                                                                                                                  Serving Local Businesses
     EAST COWES                      East Cowes, East Cowes Town Hall          23/11/2009   13:00   15:30   16:30   19:00
     WOOTTON                         Wootton, Wootton Community Centre         17/11/2009   13:00   15:30   16:30   19:00
     SHANKLIN                        Lake, Lions Day Centre                    12/11/2009   13:00   15:30   16:30   19:00          Tel: 01983 721420                  Orders Welcome

                                                                                                                                  2A York Road, Sandown, IOW
                            Chamber Blood Donor Session                                                                                                              Tel: 01983 407060

     Staff from the Isle of Wight Chamber of                     it was a useful lesson: ‘’It is easy to overlook
     Commerce, Tourism and Industry were                         the fact that not everyone can give blood every
     delighted to donate blood in a special commu-               time. It showed how important it is for as many
     nity session at the Riverside Centre, Newport               people as possible to come forward. We would
     this September.                                             encourage all Island businesses to make it
       And their experience hammered home the                    easy for their employees to take part.
     importance of the blood donor scheme, be-                   “We went as a group to give each other
     cause only two out of the six members of staff              support and encouragement and it worked
     were able to donate.                                        very well. We were proud to take part in the
       Group Marketing Manager Zoe Stroud said                   scheme and would definitely do it again.’’

         The Green Scene                                                                                                                                                           Looking Great

     Every Island school should be a sustainable school by 2016
                                                                                                            Beauty Tips
                                                                                                            Take 350mg – 525mg of Milk Thistle every day.
                                                                                                            It contains the cleansing antioxidant Silymarin
                                                                                                            (available from Holland and Barrett) – from of
                                                                                                                                                                Did you know?...
                                                                                                                                                                ...that some lipsticks on the market – even
                                                                                                                                                                some of the most reputable brands – actu-
                                                                                                                                                                ally contain lead. These are usually the ones
                                                                                                                                                                advertised as ‘staying on longer’. Lead can
                                                                                                                                                                cause cancer… and the higher the lead con-
     For school staff and governors interested in        •    Meet the EcoChallenger                        Chinese medicine theory to help with the liver      tent, the higher the risk. A simple test:- put
     finding out more about this, there is an            •    Guided tour of Northwood Primary’s            and kidney problems that can cause hair to go       some lipstick on your hand, use a gold ring to
     Information Event being held at Northwood                outdoor learning facilities                   grey prematurely.                                   scratch on the lipstick – if the lipstick colour
     Primary School on November 12th from                •    How to engage with pupils, parents, staff                                                         turns black then it contains lead. I’m assum-
     3.00pm – 5.00pm.                                         and the community in activities that help     Take Silica - this mineral activates the enzymes    ing this isn’t a scam as it came from a reliable
        To check out more about this - go to web-             care for their local environment              which produce Collagen, which helps skin, hair      source…. So take care eh!
     sites at:                                           •    Presentation for national awards for sus-     and nails health.
                           tainable travel to school
                                                                     EAT RED! Tomatoes are an anti-aging super
                         Not sure if there are any other events like this   food…. Research has shown that when
                                                         due to be held but to find out more call Ray       cooked, the red pigment Lycopene (a powerful
     •    How Eco Schools can help you                   Harrington-Vale on 822282 at the Footprint         antioxidant that protects against the sun’s
     •    Links to the National Curriculum               Trust                                              UV rays) boosts the production of Collagen
     •    Funding Opportunities                                                                             and keeps our skin youthful and firm. It also

     THINK              ABOUT IT Keep it Green
                                                                                                            protects Mitochondria – this keeps our body’s
                                                                                                            cells healthy.

     Under our Green Scene section in the last           The Eco-Island Support Group recently              OR GO GREEN! Dark green leafy vegetables
     issue we explained the reason for our choice        delivered a petition (including 100 letters) to    contain loads of protective antioxidants and
     of paper for this magazine, stating how it is,      County Hall to show their support for the          anti-aging boosters, including Lutein, which
     in our view, that paper from suppliers who are      Eco-Island Initiative. The group are promoting     is great for skin hydration, elasticity and helps
     members of the Forest Stewardship Council is        a ‘common sense’ approach to wind power.           prevent wrinkles. Researchers suggest eating
     far more environmentally friendly than recycled       Meanwhile, hundreds of Vestas jobs have          10mg of Lutein daily (that’s equivalent to 100g
     material.                                           been lost at the Newport factory and               of spinach or sog of Kale)
                                                         protesters were still camping out at the St
     Another change made by the printers is the          Cross roundabout the other day when I drove        DRINK IONISED WATER. An ioniser makes
     conversion from oil-based ink to vegetable          past.                                              water become alkaline and this can dissolve
     based ink. This has the advantage of reducing         The IW Council are now looking at                the body’s build up of acid wastes like ammo-
     the VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) from         alternative renewable energy strategies. Are       nia, cholesterol and fatty acids
     25/40% down to 2/4%. The use of these inks          we to expect the return of more Vestas jobs
     also enables the de-inking in the recycling         on the Island, with work on their new research              Beki from Level Hair and Beauty, Ryde
     process to be removed much easier and               centre beginning shortly? Watch this space….
                                                         Ps – do you have a green ribbon yet?
     IPA or isopropyl alcohol has been removed
     from the production process for a few years
     now but with all the changes made within the
     factory, the printers of this magazine are highly
     rated in the struggle to reduce emissions with
     a very comprehensive programme of recycling
     and next to nothing going to landfill.

                     Graham Pearce, Island Printers

        Looking Great                                                                                                                                                               Looking Great

 New Season?
                                                                                                           wardrobe.                                                 something you can build up over time but
                                                                                                                                                                     it’s a must over metal hangers. Ikea,
                                                                                                           5. Does it need mending, if so...mend it or               Tescos and TKMaxx provide fantastic
                                                                                                           have it mended - still a less expensive                   value and I love these pink wooden ones
                                                                                                           option than buying new.                                   from

     Spend wisely and take back control of your wardrobe space                                             Note: I can’t emphasise enough what a                 •    Get clever with hanging space for
                                                                                                           liberating experience this can be!                         accessories that you can see alongside
                                                                                                                                                                      with items in your wardrobe, for example
                                                                                                           But before you even contemplate going                      for belts, hats, scarves and even
                                                                                                           shopping for those now identified wardrobe                 jewellery. Even those clever stick on
                                                                                                           gaps, remember you have a bedroom full of                  hooks from a DIY store can be cheap
                                                                                                           clothes, accessories and shoes that need to                and easy way of hanging necklaces and
                                                                                                           go back time to organise, organise,                scarves on the inside of your cupboard
                                                                                                           organise and get clever with some workable                 door. Failing that, opt for hanging shelves
                                                                                                           storage solutions - here are the basics with               and good old Ikea is a good place to
                                                                                                           some ideas:                                                start.

                                                                                                           •    While everything is out of your wardrobe,        •    There are some simple and quite
                                                                                                                it’s a good opportunity to give it a good             innovative options for managing drawer
                                                                                                                clean.                                                space that can help with keeping your
                                                                                                                                                                      smalls organised, avoid odd socks or
                                                                                                           •    Spend a bit of time to evaluate the space             even keep belts and scarves in check.
                                                                                                                you have versus the kinds of garments
                                                                                                                you have. While it’s unlikely you can have       •    Hanging sachets and drawer liners are a
                                                                                                                a whole new wardrobe appropriate for                  good anti-moth option. Try lavendar - I’ve
                                                                                                                your garments, there are many storage                 read that while us humans love the aroma
                                                                                                                solutions to explore that means you can               of fresh lavender, moths and ants don’t
     Min Sandhu is founder of imaginestyle, www.        1. There’s no getting away from it, every piece         at least maximise on the space you have.              (so no laughing if your grandmother still, a consultancy business           of clothing and accessory has to come out of                                                                  sprinkles lavender in the linen closet...she
     focused on personal and corporate image for        your closet, not only to allow each item to be     •    Ensure there is sufficient hanging space              knows what she’s doing).
     everyday people with everyday lives. Are you       scrutinised and understand what you have but            for longer items like your dresses, jackets
     standing in front of your wardrobe and not just    to allow you to see what space you have to              and coats, as well as shorter space for          Finally make sure you leave some breathing
     thinking I have nothing to wear but...what on      organise...before anything goes back.                   shirts, blouses and trousers.                    space for new items! It can be overwhelm-
     earth have I actually got in there?                                                                                                                         ing trying to do this all on your own, which is
        A mixed up array of t-shirts, blouses,          2. Be ruthless! Try each piece of clothing on in   •    Ensure you have adequate shelving                exactly where Min at imaginestyle can help.
     scarves all screaming for your attention every     front of the mirror and get the recycling bags          space for folded items such as jumpers           Not just for the being ruthless bit but to help
     time you open the closet? Trousers, jackets        ready for anything that does not fit anymore or         and tshirts. Become a folding expert, be         you understand how to manage your wardrobe
     and dresses, squashed and creased to the           is uncomfortable (remember ladies - you can             strict with yourselves - it really is the only   - from space management to what goes back
     point where ironing them before they go into       always save it for our next swish event). And           way not to introduce chaos! When the             in and why - giving you back control. Why not
     the great chasm was a pointless exercise?          this includes those items in there being saved          seasons change, there is no harm in rear-        get in touch and get to grips with
       As we head into the Autumn/Winter 2009           for when you lose the weight.                           ranging items or storing the big woolly          yours this season?
     season, this is typically a time for new buys                                                              sweaters away.                                                                        Min Sandhu
     for your wardrobe mixed with pulling out the       3. Know the colours, shapes and styles that
     winter woolies. So in a time when we are all       best suit you for your work and personal           •    Invest in space saving and instant tidying
     being that extra careful with our spend, this is   lifestyle and apply this knowledge - a must for         storage solutions for your shoes (you’ll
     also the perfect time for a wardrobe               a really honest wardrobe declutter.                     wonder how you ever managed without
     evaluation to get to grips with what you                                                                   see through shoe boxes).
     already have, maximise on it and get back to       4. Can it be revamped or updated? If you love
     enjoying the experience of getting dressed! It’s   a piece of clothing but know it’s not              •    Try boot shapers for keeping boots not
     time to take control back of one of your major     your best then if it can be salvaged using the          only tidy but upright as well.
     investments - your wardrobe. And that starts       tricks of accessorising, the haberdashery tool
     with the de-clutter, here are my 5 top tips to     box or given a new lease of life with a sewing     •    Invest in good quality wooden hangers.
     get you started:                                   machine, it can have a ticket back into the             This does not have to be expensive and

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     New Baby Unit                                                                                                                                                                                           childcar

     at St Mary’s Hospital                                                                                     The NSPCC is urging Mums, Dads and Carers to
                                                                                                               call their free Helpline if they are ever worried about
                                                                                                               the safety of a child.
                                                                                                                  You can call the Helpline on 0808 800 5000, or
                                                                                                                                                                                Freedom Childcare would like to offer 20 families
                                                                                                                                                                    EVER THOUGHT OFto our flexible nanny
                                                                                                                                                                                the opportunity to register HAVING
                                                                                                                                                                    CHILDCARE IN YOUR saving of £31.63 on
                                                                                                                                                                                and babysitting services at HALF PRICE during
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             OWN HOME?
     The New Neonatal Unit opened its doors to the public on September 4th                                                                                                      our registration and for the IT WAS HALF
                                                                                                               email in confidence any time ALWAYS THOUGHT first 12 monthsTO
                                                                                                               of day or night. The NSPCC says:” If you have any                PRICE membership saving £70.50, a total saving
                                                                                                                                                                    EXPENSIVE? offer is limited to 20 families on a
                                                                                                               concerns about a child, don’t talk yourself out of it,           of £102.13. This
                                                                                                                                                                                first AGAIN!
                                                                                                               talk to us.” Their trained child protection advisorsTHINK come first served basis.
                                                                                                               will assess your concerns and provide information,
                                                                                                                                                                                Call 299222 from to take care for pick ups this offer
                                                                                                               guidance and support, which can help protect a We can now provide anythingnow occasional advantage offrom school, inset days,
                                                                                                               child at immediate risk of abuse or, prevent abusemeeting etc through to full time permanent care. Many of our client working rolling shi
                                                                                                                                                                                Quote NOVNOVA09
                                                                                                               before it happens. Callers to the Helpline can re- patterns also bene t from this exibility. Our childcare sta are all vetted to the highest
                                                                                                                                                                    standard and can all be registered, translating you can claim back up to 80% of the cost
                                                                                                                                                                                If you have                 or
                                                                                                               main anonymous. Where they provide informationthrough child tax credits andfriendsfrom colleagues that may benefit
                                                                                                                                                                                                  bene t        salary sacri ce schemes.
                                                                                                               identifying a child believed to be at risk of abuse,             from our services please forward their contact
                                                                                                                                                                                information, for referrals that
                                                                                                               or who is being abused, the advisor will refer the Call one of our childcare advisors today if you think lead to bookings we
                                                                                                                                                                                offer the referee £15 worth of high street vouchers
                                                                                                               case to local agencies like children’s services or REGISTERED HOME BASED CHILDCARE
                                                                                                               the police.                                                      as a thank
                                                                                                                                                                    CAN HELP YOU ANDyou. FAMILY  YOUR
                                                                                                                  Last year (Apr 08–Mar 09) 150 adults from the
                                                                                                               Isle of Wight called the NSPCC 24 -hour freephone                Kind Regards
                                                                                                               service on 0808 800 5000 because they were wor-                  Fran Cooper, Managing Director,
                                                                                                               ried about a child.                                              Freedom Childcare

     The new Neonatal Unit (affectionately known         I have to say that it looked absolutely
     as NICU) opened its doors to the public on          fabulous. Everyone who has supported the                                                                           Top Floor O ces, 11 York Avenue,
     September 4th, so I went along to have a peek       Barely Born Appeal over the past months                                                                            East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6QY
     and to meet those involved, before it became        should be extremely proud of this                                                                                  e
     occupied later in the month.                        achievement. Also, the new ‘Windows of Life’                                                                       i
                                                         project was launched on the day to raise
     The unit is now located on the same floor as        additional funds for the Unit. The project,
     the Maternity Unit, enabling babies that require    based around growth and the cycle of life,
     intensive care to be closer to their mothers. It    offers those interested (whether individuals or
     is spacious and modern and                          groups) a chance to purchase leaves, apples
     accommodates the needs of mothers, babies           and doves inscribed with their names, to ap-
     and their families. There are play facilities to    pear permanently on the windows of the unit.
     entertain brothers and sisters whilst parents       I think it’s a wonderful idea and Nova Lifestyles
     take care of the new baby plus overnight            has decided to purchase one of these in sup-
     accommodation for parents wanting to spend          port of the Appeal.
     time on the unit near to their baby. For families      NICU still has a ‘wish list’ of further resourc-
     who need a quiet space in which to come to          es required to complete the unit, so if you want
     terms with their baby’s illness, a quiet/counsel-   to find out what they still need (from the larger
     ling room has been provided to offer support.       items to such things as pens, pencils and
        ‘‘Having modern, bright surroundings creates     paper for the Play Room) then give the Barely
     a real home from home atmosphere which              Born Appeal office a call on 552264.
     promotes good recovery and wellbeing for            Check out their website too on
     babies, parents and staff’’ said NICU’s Sister for more ideas on
     Pamela George..                                     fundraising.

        Nippers                                                                                                                                                                             Nippers

     Water                                                                                                  Paediatric
     And Your Health
     The importance of water to children’s health is often overlooked
     Whenever you see meetings taking place             much fluid is required based on the weight
                                                                                                            Pregnancy is an excellent time to discover homeopathic remedies
     usually water is provided there on the table -     of the child. The simple guide for daily intake
                                                                                                            Pregnancy is an excellent time to discover         need for an epidural.
     just as routine. Why is this? The reason is that   is 1.5 litres for children of school age. This
                                                                                                            homeopathic remedies because it is a time            During the birth itself, homeopathy is used
     when people get thirsty, mental performance        increases with age and by age 14 it is just
                                                                                                            when mothers-to-be experience a wide range         to restart or increase contractions and
     starts to be affected, which is memory,            over 2 litres. A glass containing 250 ml of
                                                                                                            of symptoms such as morning sickness,              re-energise a tired mother. After the birth,
     attention and concentration. The delegates         fluid should be taken 6 times and if 200 ml
                                                                                                            anaemia or heartburn but are unwilling to take     arnica is one of the remedies given to lessen
     attending the meeting need all of these, so        fluid then 8 times daily. Children do physical
                                                                                                            conventional medicines at this precious time.      the bruising or speed the healing of an
     they keep themselves hydrated.                     exercise and sport in school so the fluid during
                                                                                                            Homeopathy is a safe, gentle and effective         episiotomy or Caesarian scar.
                                                        school days may be spread out as one glass
                                                                                                            way of treating these ailments.                      Lara Sussman is one of only 11 specially
     This can also happen to children in school.        before school, 3 in school and 2 after school.
                                                                                                              As the birth nears, homeopathy works well        qualified paediatric homeopaths in the
     Children may express this in the form of mild
                                                                                                            with hypnotherapy to calm any fears the            country. She also treats recurrent
     tiredness, lethargy or mild headaches which        The Education (School Premises) Regulations
                                                                                                            mother may have, especially if a previous birth    miscarriage, fertility issues, post-birth
     may be alleviated after having a drink.            (Department for Education and Skills, 1999)
                                                                                                            may have been traumatic. It also prepares the      problems and all children. She works at the
     Insufficient fluid intake can also reduce the      states that: ‘A school shall have a wholesome
                                                                                                            body for the birth itself and can be used to       Cowes Chiropractic Clinic. Tel 282810.
     bladder capacity. The bladder is like a balloon    supply of water for domestic purposes
                                                                                                            turn some breech babies. It is especially
     that stores urine (wee). Inadequate bladder        including a supply of drinking water.’
                                                                                                            helpful in kickstarting contractions when the                Lara Sussman MSc., MARH, DPH.
     capacity can lead to the problem of self
                                                                                                            baby is overdue. This can alleviate the need                                 Tel 01983 615740
     wetting in children particularly at night.         Over 50% of our body is water. Not only do
                                                                                                            for induction drugs which automatically rule                     Email
                                                        we lose water in the form of urine, but also in
                                                                                                            out home or water births and increase the                         Web
     Offering fresh cool water is preferable as it      other ways. Don’t forget to top it up. We all
     does not contain sugar, colouring or caffeine.
     The drinking water available from UK taps is
     perfectly adequate to replenish fluid loss, and
                                                        need water for our good health and survival.

                                                                                      Dr Shahzad Khan
                                                                                                            McTimoney Chiropractic for Babies
                                                                                                            Not for nothing can the birth process be           their muscle spasm. Breastfed babies that
     undergoes many processes to bring it up to                                 St Mary’s Hospital, IOW
                                                                                                            described as ‘the most dangerous journey           can feed well on one side but not on the other
     the standards set out in the UK Water Supply
                                                                                                            you will ever make’. The passage down the          may have a twist in their neck which makes it
     Regulations. In some areas tap water has           Many thanks to Dr Khan for this contribution.
                                                                                                            birth canal and out into the world places huge     uncomfortable for them to feed in that
     added fluoride, which can reduce the risk of       Could this be one of the reasons for children
                                                                                                            strains on both the baby and the mother.           position. Acute neck misalignments may
     dental decay. So, how much to drink?               bedwetting – not enough to drink during the
                                                                                                            Delivery by Caesarean section makes different      compromise nerve supply to the soft palate,
       You probably know that medical                   day?
                                                                                                            but equally rigorous demands – few people          meaning that the baby can’t suck effectively.
     professionals use a formula to calculate how
                                                                                                            realise that forceps are often used to bring the

     End Bedwetting Forever
                                                                                                            baby out of the womb. If the birth has been        McTimoney chiropractic is such a gentle
                                                                                                            difficult there may be misalignments of the        technique that babies generally love receiving
                                                                                                            baby’s neck, spine and pelvis. If the bones        treatment – parents often comment on how
                                                                                                            are misaligned they can cause pressure on the      relaxed their child becomes. The youngest
     The ultimate step by step system to end bed wetting forever                                            nerve roots which in turn can cause pain and       patient at Cowes Chiropractic Clinic (so far!)
     Don’t know whether anyone’s come across            it work…But if this is something you’d like to      muscle spasm.                                      was 3 days old and our oldest is 94 years
     this E-System that can be downloaded from          find out more about - visit                                                                            old – yes, the technique is suitable for every
     the internet and at a fraction of the price of                                                         Newborn babies are programmed to eat,              age in between! One of the 3 chiropractors is
     other programmes – with a 100% money back                     sleep, and poo and the only way that they can      always available to answer questions on the
     guarantee attached to it! AMAZING…                                                                     communicate that they have a problem is if         telephone – 01983 282810 – the clinic is open
       It is not a ‘quick fix’ however and will need    If you’re quick, you might be able to get this at   they have difficulties with any of the above.      between 8:30 and 5:30, Monday to Friday.
     commitment from the whole family to make           the special launch price (ridiculously cheap!)      Plus of course screaming and yelling! Babies
                                                                                                            that will not be put down often need the                Rebecca Taylor, McTimoney Chiropractor
                                                                                         Emma Sargent       warmth of the person holding them to relieve                         (Cowes Chiropractic Clinic)

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         Nippers                                                                                                                                                                 Nova Lifestyles
     Hypnosis for Childbirth UK
     Pregnancy and childbirth:
     The advantages of using hypnosis during
                                                         hospitals, needles, panic attacks and
                                                         tokophobia can all create an unpleasant
                                                                                                            Did you Know?
                                                                                                            Did you know?… you can have a Umo 24                out on the NHS Choices website.
     pregnancy and childbirth;                           pregnancy and childbirth. Hypnotherapy can
                                                                                                            carat gold facial in London at a cost of £350.
                                                         help to equip you with better coping skills.
                                                                                                            Thin sheets of actual gold are massaged into        Did you know?… that there’s a convoy going
     •    A generally calmer birthing experience         Hypnosis produces calmness and relaxation,
                                                                                                            your skin! Is this really good for you?             out to Palestine (Gaza Strip) taking Christmas
     •    Reduction of labour time                       reducing pain, anxiety and stress.
                                                                                                                                                                presents to children traumatised by the war
     •    Less analgesic drug required (if any)
                                                                                                            Did you know?,,, that to test for your ‘skin        out there. Anyone wanting to contribute should
     •    Reduced risks                                  Reducing labour time:
                                                                                                            age’, pinch the skin on the back of the hand        call Rachel in Bembridge on 872997.
     •    Less exhausted mother after birth              It is well established that hypnosis reduces
                                                                                                            between thumb and forefinger for 5 secs.
     •    A less stressed baby                           the first stage of labour by around 2 hours in a
                                                                                                            Release the skin and see how long it takes to       Did you know?… that by applying pure
     •    Less tearing (potentially less need for        multigraveda (mother-to-be who’s already had
                                                                                                            return to normal. 5 secs or less = biological       Vitamin E oil to burns, this can help the healing
          episiotomy)                                    a baby) and possibly between 3-4 hours in a
                                                                                                            age of less than 50; 10-15 secs = biological        process and reduce scarring. Before you try
                                                         primagraveda (first time mother)
                                                                                                            age of 60 – 69 & over 15 secs = over 70…..          this though, it’s important to call Sandra at
     The way we work:
                                                                                                            GOD!                                                Insparations on 810744 to discuss the
     An initial consultation is given before or around   Less Analgesic drug therapy: (if any)
                                                                                                                                                                methods used.
     32 weeks and then it normally takes two or          Using hypnotherapy can significantly reduce
                                                                                                            Did you know?… that new European Law
     three further sessions. Your birth partner is       pain during delivery. Even if an analgesic is
                                                                                                            started phasing out traditional light bulbs on      Did you know?… that by adding tonic water to
     welcome to come to one of the sessions to           required, using hypnotherapy can reduce the
                                                                                                            September 1st this year. It’s expected to save      your beer or lager instead of lemonade when
     experience hypnosis and to understand the           amount required, reducing the risks to you
                                                                                                            the EU one million tonnes of CO2 a year by          drinking shandy, this can have an amazing
     process. After the sessions, the therapy and        and your baby. It is frequently found the only
                                                                                                            2020. Best get buying those low energy bulbs        effect on the reduction of leg cramps at night.
     learning continues at home by the mother-to-        sensations experienced will be movement and
                                                                                                            then!                                               Of course, you could drink the tonic water on
     be, using the supplied CDs or tapes. These          pressure. You will be taught a
                                                                                                                                                                its own too!! Or try adding to any drink you
     reinforce what is learned during the sessions.      powerful self-hypnosis technique known as
                                                                                                            Did you know?… that you can now register            would usually add either soda or lemonade. It
       The method helps you to have a more               ‘glove anaesthesia’
                                                                                                            with any GP in your area – not just at the sur-     really works!!
     natural birth, using hypnosis. Hypnotherapy
                                                                                                            gery in your ‘catchment’ area – so
     can give you a remarkable degree of control         Less Stressed Baby:
                                                                                                            presumably that means any GP on the Island?
     over your mind and body. It helps you reduce        While giving you a more relaxing, calm and
                                                                                                            This only applies if they have vacancies though
     pain, fear and anxiety during pregnancy and         less stressed experience, there is of course
                                                                                                            - of course, but most of them have. Check it
     whilst in labour, creating a calmer experience      less stress on your baby too. Babies have

                                                                                                            Book Recommendations
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                                                                                                            Check out Emma Sargent’s 2 Parenting books
                                                                                                            - ‘Flying Start’ and ‘Brilliant Parent’… they are   discover their purpose and achieve their goals.
                                                                                                            both worth a read. Emma has a degree in             It will set them up for life…. If you’re struggling

     M8 4 Life                                                                                              Psychology from Southampton University and
                                                                                                            is a certified trainer of Neuro-Linguistic
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                                                                                                                                                                with your teenagers (as most of us either have
                                                                                                                                                                done or are still) then perhaps this could be
                                                                                                                                                                the best Christmas present ever…. if you dare!
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     children, providing advise, help and support to                      ACCESSIBLE WEB DESIGN                                                                 ing, priced £9.99 – so look out for this next
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     counselling, medical equipment and treatment.                         of the film ‘The Secret’, has written this stun-    Dr Patricia Godden’s book (mentioned in last
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     our area alone.
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         A-Z Directory                                                                                                                                                                   A-Z Directory
     The Isle of Wight Health and Wellbeing

     A-Z Directory                                                                                            NLP/Life Coaching
                                                                                                              Creedence Maggie Currie, Life Coach, PO Box 34, Freshwater
                                                                                                              Nova Lifestyles Ltd Sara Mousley NLP Practitioner, HNLP Coach
                                                                                                              Angela Bear
                                                                                                              Angela Gower-Johnson – ‘See the Beauty in You’… Chanelled Art and Information

                                                                                                              KEEPING FIT AND HEALTHY
                                                                                                                                                                                                 07773 014438

                                                                                                              TJs Exercise Studio, Steven Marsh Mdip,.FTST                                             406000
     FEELING BETTER                                                                                           Unit D6, Spithead Business Centre, Newport Rd, Sandown                             07976 638419
     Complementary Health & Chiropractic Clinics                                                              Open door policy – disabled access
     Cowes Chiropractic Clinic Ltd 83a Mill Hill Road, Cowes                                        282810    Tav Cycles                                                                              812989
     Collinson & White McTimoney Chiropractic 81, George Street, Ryde                               618800    140, High Street, Ryde
     Watchbell House Lugley Street Newport                                                          522477    Time to Change Campaign (Rachel McKernan)                                               814282
     West Wight Chiropractic Clinic Avenue Road, Freshwater                                         754175    Dr Detox 2 High Street, Newport                                                         528555
     The Hope Clinic 23 Union, Ryde                                                                 563539    Far-Infrared Therapy cabins – nature’s way to radiant health & fitness
                                                                                                              Barrow Boys Local Greengrocers - serving local people                                   407060
     Complementary Healthcare Practitioners                                                                   2A York Road, Sandown
     Maria Johnson MICHT, IIHHT, FHT, AAMET (also Watchbell House)                             07779 176050
     Aromatherapy, Body massage, Indian Head massage, Reiki, Reflexology, Zero Balancing,                     LOOKING GREAT
                                                                                                              Hair and Beauty
     EFT and Manual Lymphatic Drainage
                                                                                                              Level Hair and Beauty 4 St Thomas Sq, Ryde                                              812244
     Insparations                                                                                   810744    Cutting & Colour, Nails, Beauty treatments, My New Hair service
     Michael Sharpe, PTS, FTFT (DIP) Kinesiology - Also available – a variety of massages                     Uber Hair 162 High Street, Ryde                                                          811042
     (including deep tissue massage), Infra-red treatments, reflexology and magnetic therapy                  Be creative with Alex and Kay                                                      07540 793133
     Maeve Smith LCCH RSHom Registered Homeopath                                                    559006    Natural Wisdom                                                                          559006
     Also, Natural Wisdom , hand made skin care products                                       07966 247884   Maeve Smith. Inspired by the natural wisdom of pure, botanical energy.
     Lara Sussman MSc., MARH,DPH                                                                     615740   Hand made without compromise. Tailor made skin care products
     Homoetherapy (also Hope Clinic & Cowes Chiropractic Clinic)                                              Isle of Wight Lavender Staplers Road, Newport                                           825272
     Brenda Bailey BSc (Hons), Psychology,MIAH, MNCH (Acc)                                          611323
     Hypnotherapist (also Hope Clinic)                                                                        ImagineStyle imagine you only better. Min Sandhu, consultant                       07973 634392
     Rebecca Taylor DC, MMCA McTimoney Chiropractor (at Cowes Chiropractic Clinic)                   282810   The High Street Outlet 68 Union Street, Ryde                                             564954
     Catherine Dodd ITEC DIP, Holistic Therapist also offering beginner Pilates                07970 874021   Emme Webb - Come and be dressed for less
     & Relaxation/Meditation classes. Health & Beauty courses also taught to
     Professional level. See                                                    NIPPERS
     Zelie Gordon RGN, CTHA, Dip.Reflexology                                                        840436    FIZ Family Information Zone, Orchard St., Newport                                        821999
                                                                                                              Freedom Childcare 11, York Avenue, East Cowes                                      08453 300403
     Zelie’s Beauty
                                                                                                              Rainbow Directory                                                                        872191
     You are assured of an holistic and professional treatment. From soothing                                 NSPCC                                                                             0808 800 5000
     Indian Head Massage, facials, manicures/pedicures to relaxing reflexology                                MEND Programme - contact Lynn Burford                                                    814282
     and lash perming/tinting. You will be the centre of attention from the moment
     You arrive until the moment you leave….                                                                  THE GREEN SCENE
                                                                                                              Footprint Trust Riverside Centre, Newport                                               822282
     Nutrition                                                                                                Gift to Nature (Island 2000) Venture Quays, East Cowes                                  200074
     Dagmar Waldron Dip ION, mBANT Nutritional Therapy practitioner                            07809 708138   Fuel Economy Systems                                                                    754868
                                                                                                              Malcolm Turner - systems for houses, vehicles & commercial premises
     Jan Thwaites BA, PGCE, MA, BSc, Nutr Med, D Irid                                                810635
     NTC registered practitioner, Nutritional Therapy
     Health 2 Wealth Partners                                                                        567097   SOCIAL CARE & SUPPORT
     Sharon Morris, natural health & beauty products (Aloe Vera)                               07774 516265   Community Spirited - Call Jane for a free information pack.                             280621
     USANA Health Sciences Avril Turner, Independent Associate - nutritionals you can trust          754868   We offer a help and support package in your own home
     Healthy Eating Alliance, Rural Community Council, Sara Ellis, HEA Co-ordinator                  524058   Services offered include home help, outings, beauty therapies &
     Community Chefs (Also for community Chefs)                                                               handy man – to name but a few
     Health Promotion Team, 46 Sea Street, Newport                                                  814282    Age Concern 14 Pyle Street, Newport                                                    525282
     Rachel Squires - Healthy Weight/Chane4 Life                                                              Enhancing, supporting & celebrating the lives of older people

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        Useful Numbers
                                                                                                                       NEW YEAR, NEW YOU
     The Isle of Wight Health and Wellbeing                                                                     V
                                                                                                              NO A            Saturday 23rd January 2010
                                                                                                                                                                               NO A

     Useful Numbers


                                                                                                                                      1pm - 4pm


                                                                                                             ES              The Riverside Centre, Newport                    ES
                                                                                                                  TY                                                               TY
     NHS Direct                                                                                0845 46 47                  A FREE half day pampering session with
     Emergency Dentist                                                                     0845 050 8345                  demonstrations, information, displays and a
     Out of Hours GP Service                                                               0845 6031 007                     chance to find out more about how
     St Mary’s Hospital (switchboard)                                                              524081                  complementary therapies and a healthy
     School Nurses Team                                                                            821388                             lifestyle can help
     Occupational Health Commercial Services                                                       537553                                    YOU!
     Island Quitters                                                                               814280
     Isle of Wight PCT (HQ)                                                                        524081            This is an Island Health and Wellbeing network event
     Mental Health Crisis Line                                                                     522214         Your chance to meet practitioners and find out what they do
     Sexual Health Services                                                                        534202
     FRANK (helpline for drug users)                                                        0800 77 66 00                       For details or to book exhibition space
                                                                                                                                           Tel: 07773 014438
     Drinkline                                                                             0800 917 8282
     Samaritans                                                                           08457 90 90 90
     MindinfoLine                                                                          0845 766 0163                     Or visit our website
     ChildLine                                                                                  0800 1111
     Parentline Plus                                                                       0808 800 2222
     Shelter                                                                               0808 800 4444
     Age Concern (information line)                                                                525282
     Swine Flu (information line)                                                         0800 1 513 513
     I W Council (Sports & Leisure)                                                                821000
     Chamber Health                                                                                554546
     NHS Blood & Transplant (donor service)                                                0300 23 23 23

     (N.B. Don’t forget to put the 01983 before local numbers if you’re off the island)

     Support Services For Practitioners
     The Riverside Centre The Quay, Newport                                                      822209
     Venue hire for all your training and events needs
     Island Printers 11 East Steet, Ryde - Graham Pearce                                         566249
     Essential Secretarial Services Freshwater - Maggie Currie                                   759213
     Eve Designs Ltd 13 Cross Street, Ryde                                                       811652
     Claire Kay - Internet consultancy and design
     Waxcrayon Design Publishing and Graphic Design Services - Russell Ince                      754387
     West Wight Audio Kelvin Currie - Audio services including PAT testing & discos              759213
     JR Motors Ryde - MOT, Servicing and Welding                                                 811023
     Radio Taxis Get your clients from home to you – or you to them                       0800 211 8768
     or if your car’s out of action!


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