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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.
Nova Lifestyles Launch Event on July 17th – a day of celebration
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I’ve had an interesting few months – visiting a broad range of venues, events and businesses
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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.
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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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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
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
evidence of lavender’s effectiveness for most
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).
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
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
Fit & Healthy
‘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
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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 nhs.uk
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.
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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 email@example.com
a toxic load and detoxifying these chemicals
Check out more information on www.iwight.com/
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
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YOUR PATH TO A HEALTHIER FUTURE Centre (523767), Heights Leisure Centre (405594) or
include organic vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, Waterside Pool, Ryde (563656)
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
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white grains, sugary and processed foods . 3.30pm for £5.00 Operate after school and during school holidays for
07593 543321, firstname.lastname@example.org ages 5 – 13yrs. Open access service – just turn up.
Check out www.sandownrocks.co.uk Mobile play and ICT van run by playworkers.
Call Carly Kennen on 823818 or email carly.kennen@
Music and movement at Cowes Children’s Centre,
iow.gov.uk 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
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
• 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.
Paul Rogers and Jenny Harris
Ride a bike from TAV Cycles
140, High Street, Ryde 812989
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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
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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
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.
www.footprint-trust.co.uk tainable travel to school
www.medinavalleycentre.org.uk EAT RED! Tomatoes are an anti-aging super
www.eco-schools.org.uk 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
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
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 www.aplaceforeverything.co.uk.
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 in...so 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
imaginestyle.com, 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
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
occupied later in the month. achievement. Also, the new ‘Windows of Life’ i www.freedomchildcare.com
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.
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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.
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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 www.barelyborn.co.uk for more ideas on
Pamela George.. fundraising.
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 email@example.com
we lose water in the form of urine, but also in
out home or water births and increase the Web www.larasussman.co.uk
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 www.stopbedwettingforgood.co.uk 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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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)
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
and a less stressed baby. been shown to cry less and feed better.
Reducing fears: Brenda Bailey BSc. (Hons) Psychology. MIAH.
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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 Gower-Johnson – ‘See the Beauty in You’… Chanelled Art and Information
KEEPING FIT AND HEALTHY
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 www.holistictrainingcjp.co.uk 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
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
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU
The Isle of Wight Health and Wellbeing V
NO A Saturday 23rd January 2010
1pm - 4pm
ES The Riverside Centre, Newport ES
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 www.novalifestyles.co.uk
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!