Herbs and Nutrition
Using Shiatsu, Trigger points, Remedial techniques,
CREATING A THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
Herbalism principles acknowledge
that the human body has its own
mechanisms of recovery and self-
regulation. Our bodies always want
to go back into balance (homeostasis) but our modern lifestyles can often create obstacles which may lead to poor health. Ross is a trained Herbalist who can establish a personal programme or treatment plan that is achievable and realistic for you and your lifestyle.
What you can do:
FOR THE LIVER Dandelion (Taraxacum off) this wonderful herb helps the liver to detox. One of the hardest working organs in the body is the liver and Dandelion packages the toxins in the Liver for removal.
FOR THE KIDNEYS stress Lemon Balm (Melissa off) and Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) Tea. Both of these have carminative and mild sedative properties.
SLEEP DEPRIVED Valerian (Valeriana off) Most people with sleep disorder have heard of the wonderful effect this herb has on sleeping.
MILD DPRESSION St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) This herb works in mild forms of depression and anxiety with out the side effects of the stronger Pharmaceutical drugs. In mild cases
A person's vitality is considered to be of overall importance in the body's self-healing capability and a treatment plan will be devised accordingly.
CARBOHYDRATES; these are the fuel
and fibre for your body. These are
Complex Carbohydrates cereals,
vegetables, legumes nuts and seeds
which provide a wealth of nutrients and valuable fibre. These are Simple Carbohydrates sugar, honey, syrup, some fruits, white bread (cakes, donuts, biscuits, refined foods, chocolates.
Blood sugar levels need to stay within a close range while being used to fuel the cells in the body. Insulin is released into the blood stream when levels is high and glucagon released when blood sugar levels (bsl) are low.
The Adrenals glands
PROTEIN: is the basic structure of all living things and is 16% of our bodies. It also has the effect of making a person feel full and less lucky to feel hungry .
Protein make body tissues, enzymes, protein hormones, amino acids, antibodies and immune system molecules. It is not stored in the body and therefore it is used and/or excreted so is need to be replaced regularly. They are groups who need extra amounts of protein, this includes teenagers children, pregnant women.
The use of protein for energy can be used but not as efficiently as carbs. As Protein is either used or excreted the body has to deal with the excess waste from this process.
FATS: are used for energy, insulation and stored in the body. however good fats have a number of essential uses in the body. These include the structure or the cells, membrane maintenance and are the polyunsaturated and mono unsaturated fats, omega 3 and 6.
VITAMINS: The B group vitamins aid in the chemical reactions that occur in the body and therefore play a role in all of the bodies function.
MINERALS: Are also involved in the function of the body. Of 100 elements found in Nature only 4 of them make up 96% of the human body- Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen. the rest of the body is make up of others and a lack of one of them can make life impossible .