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On this page you will find audio presentations, which are free to download; as well as copies of all the therapists' brochures which you can print off.

Audios

All the audio presentations are in mp3 format but you can simply burn them onto a CD for ease of listening.  They are streamed audio which means that it will take a little time for the buffer to download, which depends on the speed of your internet connection.

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Basic Nutrition

Nutrition... How low can we go? It's a good question. Most people we see are malnourished.

There are approximately ninety nutrients the body needs on a daily basis: up to sixty minerals, sixteen vitamins, twelve amino acids and three fatty acids. There are other things that the body would like but at a push it can make them from the other ninety.

Now the body can only repair itself from the raw materials you provide for it, so if you have any doubts about being able to provide those ninety nutrients on a daily basis you may want to consider taking a good nutritional supplement, at least in the short term until you recover.

So does your diet provide those ninety nutrients on a daily basis? Well, if you ate a fresh, local, organic diet of which 75% was raw you would need to eat about thirty two different foodstuffs a day to provide those ninety nutrients. Not many people’s diets are that broad.

So why would anyone need a nutritional supplement if they were eating a balanced diet? Can’t we get everything we need from our food? In an ideal world we would, however, we don’t live in an ideal world.

There are three main reasons why we don’t get what we need from our food. The first is that most people’s diets are not broad enough. The second is that most of the food we buy has been treated in some way to prolong shelf-life and/or storage times, which removes nutritional factors. And the third is that our soils have been over farmed so there is little in the way of minerals left in the soil. Unlike vitamins and amino acids, plants can not make minerals. If they are not in the soil then they are not in the plants that grow in them.

The following audio program "Nutrition...How low can we go?" tell you what steps you can take to make sure you have good foundational nutrition.

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Antioxidants

This audio presentation is about combating oxygen free-radicals.

Oxygen free-radicals are rogue oxygen molecules that are missing an electron. They cause all sorts of damage in the body. They are implicated in over 60 causes of death, responsible for degeneration of the body and speed up the ageing process. So if you want to add years to your life and life to your years you need to protect yourself from the ravages of oxygen free-radicals.

Antioxidants protect against free-radical damage. The body manufactures antioxidants, such as superoxide dismutase, which neutralise the free-radicals. However, as we age the body's ability to make these antioxidants diminish, and this is one of the reasons why young people heal faster than older people. To overcome this shortfall the body will recruit antioxidant vitamins away from their biological processes to neutralise the free-radicals. This then has a knock-on effect to other areas of the body, which are now short of their vital nutrients.

So if we are getting our 90 nutrients on a daily basis why do we need additional antioxidants? The body is brilliant at coping in the environment we evolved in. Unfortunately our present environment has pollutants in the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. Pollutants cause massive numbers of free-radicals to challenge our bodies.

What constitutes a good antioxidant supplement? Broad spectrum is the answer. It should contain super antioxidants such as oligomeric proanthocyanadins (OPC's for short), which are water soluble and fat soluble, beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E, flavanoids and, if possible, curcuminoids.

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Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill

This audio presentation is called Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill and is by Dr. Udo Erasmus, the world's leading expert on nutritional fats.

This is the definitive guide to the subject of fats. It is aimed at lay people and uses simple words to clarify what is often seen as a bewildering subject.

After listening to this you will probabley understand fats much better than your doctor does, unless they've listened to this too!

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Minerals

So why would anyone need a nutritional supplement if they were eating a balanced diet? Can’t we get everything we need from our food? In an ideal world we would, however, we don’t live in an ideal world.

There are three main reasons why we don’t get what we need from our food. The first is that most people’s diets are not broad enough. The second is that most of the food we buy has been treated in some way to prolong shelf-life and/or storage times, which removes nutritional factors. And the third is that our soils have been over farmed so there is little in the way of minerals left in the soil. Unlike vitamins and amino acids, plants can not make minerals. If they are not in the soil then they are not in the plants that grow in them.

Most people in this culture need supplements.

So how can you tell if a supplement is any good or not? The form that the supplement is in is often a good clue. For instance if they are solid tablets the absorption rate is often poor, as low as 4% in the case of some metallic minerals. That means 96% is excreted! Chelated minerals are a bit better in that about 40% are absorbed, but that still leaves about 60% of them to be excreted. By far the best absorption rates come from plant derived minerals, up to 98%.

Also its is more effective to take small amounts of broad spectrum nutritional components at the correct ratio to each other than it is to take large amounts of them not at the correct ratio. These ratios can often be quite tricky to work out from the label information.

This audio presentation is called Phenominal Fulvates, and is about why this type of supplement is so effective.

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House of Horrors

In 1989 the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration checked the safety of chemicals used in toiletries and cosmetics.

They found that 884 were toxic: and of that 884

  • 778 caused acute toxicity
  • 378 caused skin and eye irritations
  • 314 caused biological mutation
  • 218caused reproductive complications
  • 146 caused tumours

In 1997 the U.S. General Accounting Office went on to say that of those 884

  • 125 caused cancer
  • "Many Others" (?!) caused birth defects

Since then how many of these ingredients have been removed from use? Shockingly none.

All we can do as consumers is to vote with our pockets and buy from companies who don't use these toxic ingredients in their products. If you find them hard to find we can put in touch with the company we use.

So here is an audio presentation by Valerie Singleton called the House of Horrors.

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The Winnable War Against Cancer

Why we're still dying to know the truth!

Do you know that the latest cancer statistics are that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will get cancer in their lifetime.

Shocking isn't it.

What would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer?

Furthermore what can you do to prevent getting cancer in the first place?

Like a Pension

I aim to be able to work for quite a long time but I have made provision in the event that I have to retire. I have a pension. It is no good deciding to start a pension fund when you retire, you must start a pension fund before you retire.

It's similar with my health. I have good lifestyle practices which will help me keep healthy but what if I am diagnosed with cancer some time in the future. I should imagine that I would be so shocked by the fact that I won't be able to rationally decide on the best course of action. That's why I have been reviewing the options open to me now.

In the unlikely event I won't be able to carry on working I am prepared. In the unlikely event I get cancer I am also prepared.

This audio program is called "The Winnable War Against Cancer". It is for anyone who has cancer, knows someone with cancer, or doesn't want to get cancer.

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Probiotics

This audio program introduces the topic of probiotics, the good bacteria present in our gastro-intestinal tracts.

Probiotics can help to rehabilitate the bowel, but they have many more beneficial effects throughout the body. This fascinating presentation will outline some of those for you.

If you are interested in have the benefits that probiotics can give you talk to Sue, as she can get you some extremely high potency ones. Plus she is the bowel queen, so feel free to ask her anything you like about the subject. As an aside Allyn worked for the NHS for 15 years as a bacteriologist and an immunologist so between them there isn't anything they don't know about poo.

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Methyl Sulphonyl Methane, or MSM for short

MSM is a form of organic sulphur which is vital for the welbeing of all the systems in our bodies. Most people are short on this vital nutrient as there is less and less of it in our diet.

This audio program called Uninvited Guests by Rick Hendell gives you the history of MSM, how it was discovered and how to use it. He starts off talking about allergies but as he progresses you will see that it has many and wide bearing properties.

This is one of the vital nutritional supplements we take on a daily basis.

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Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a fairly well known herbal preparation with a long history of use, the health benefits of its large leaves were first discovered by the Egyptians several thousand years ago. A member of the Lilly family, the aloe vera plant grows throughout the African continent.

The gel like substance produced by the aloe vera plant is a natural soother that can alleviate the pain of cuts, burns or general irritation and inflammation.

Aloe vera contains 9 out of the 10 most important amino acids, the essential regenerative 'building blocks' of protein and trace elements of potassium, copper, magnesium, calcium, chromium and zinc. It is rich in saponins (natural antiseptics) and anthraquinones with their antibiotic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It is believed that the polysaccharides containing glucose, mannose, galactose, xylose, arabinose enzymes all contribute to blood cell enrichment and hence 'healing body chemistry'. It is most commonly taken as a gel drink.

A team from the Barts and London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry have carried out tests which show that the herb has a beneficial effect on the production of substances which help boost the healing process in cases of ulceration in the gut.

The researchers believe aloe vera could be particularly valuable in treating ulcers caused as a side effect of taking anti-inflammatory NSAID drugs.

Aloe Vera juice is famed for its ability to clean the liver. This helps in its ability to heal the skin and reduce acne, eczema and psoriasis. It is a great healing herb used to protect the digestive system and is renowned for it ability to reduce intestinal inflammation. It is a potent cleansing and rejuvenating elixir.

Generally aloe vera is a great anti-inflammatory, it doesn't matter if this inflammation is in the gut or in the joints; the gel reduces the effect of inflammatory hormones. Therefore it may help you if you are suffering from digestive disturbances such as IBS, or joint problems such as arthritis.

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Noni Juice

People often ask us what supplements we take on a daily basis. When we tell them that we take Noni, we are usually met with blank looks.

If you haven't heard about Noni, why haven't you? It is one the single best fruits that you can put in your body.

Noni, or Morinda Citrifolia to give it its Latin name, is a fruit found all over the pacific islands and has been used for thousands of years by the natural healers there. It is an adaptogen, which means it brings the body back to a state of normality. So if something is too active it slows it down and if something is not active enough it speeds it up.

It is able to do this by being chock full of something call polysaccharides, which the body uses to communicate between cells.

This audio program is by Dr Steven Hall and is called Noni Through the Body. It is a brilliant introduction to the amazing benefits of this fruit.

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Making Arthritis History

This audio presentation is a radio interview between the host, Amanda Stone, and two doctors, Dr. Chuck Cochran and Dr. Jorge Flechas. In it they discuss the amazing properties of cetyl myristoleate, or CMO for short.

Cetyl Myristoleate

CMO has been shown to help reduce the pain and dysfunction associated with all forms of arthritis as well as conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthralgia.

Listen to this audio called Making Arthritis History and if you want more information you can click here.

Special Price

If you would like to try CMO, once you've listened to this and explored the website, talk to Allyn or Sue and they can tell you about some of their patient's experiences with CMO and show you how to get it at wholesale prices.

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Brochures

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Staffordshire McTimoney Chiropractic Clinic View Brochure
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Healing Takes Time, Be a Patient Patient View Brochure
Chiropractic Patient's Association View Brochure
Ishta Spinal Touch View Brochure
Posture a Window to Your Health View Brochure
Sizzling Minerals View Brochure
CranioSacral Therapy View Brochure
Koren Specific Technique View Brochure
KST and the Arthrostim View Brochure
KST and Retracing View Brochure
KST and the Sphenoid Pattern View Brochure
KST and the Hump Pattern View Brochure
Basic Nutrition View Brochure
Toxic Toiletries View Brochure
Acupuncture View Brochure
The Alexander Technique View Brochure
Income Oportunity View Brochure
Cancer Stress-Busting Protocol View Brochure
Kundalini Yoga View Brochure
Sacred Dance View Brochure
Training in Ishta Spinal Touch View Brochure
What is Naturism? View Brochure
 

 

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