Are you enjoying the brisk mornings and have you escaped coughs and sniffles?
Remember that a lymphatic treatment is so very good for reviving a flagging system, including the sinuses! Maybe a good idea for a Father’s Day gift??
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I recently had a check-up with my doctor…cholesterol, thyroid etc and everything was very good except for my levels of Vitamin D. That got me to wondering why they were low . I’m not exposing my unprotected skin to the sun enough, it seems, and my doctor informed me that my ageing skin does not absorb as much Vit D! I am aware of the important role that Vitamin D plays in keeping us healthy and thought that I’d share this article from the Natural Therapies pages with you.
Researchers believe that vitamin D plays a key role in maintaining health. If you live in the northern hemisphere, chances are you don’t get enough vitamin D. The same is true if you don’t get outside for at least 20 minutes per day exposing your face and arms. Those with dark skin, as well as the elderly have been shown to have lower levels of vitamin D.
What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is principally known for the role it plays in bone health. It helps with the absorption of calcium and phosphate, reduces calcium loss from bones, and is needed for bone growth and remodelling.
Being vitamin D deficient may increase the risk of a number of chronic diseases. These include osteoporosis, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, seasonal flu.
How much Vitamin D to boost immune system?
There is currently scientific debate about how much vitamin D people need each day. If the ideal amount of sun exposure can’t be reached, vitamin D from dietary sources and supplements is recommended in order to prevent deficiency.
- At least 600 IU (15 µg) per day is recommended for people aged under 70
- 800 IU (20 µg) per day is recommended for those aged over 70 years
A safe upper maximum for adolescents and adults is 4000IU per day. Long-term amounts over 10,000IU per day have been associated with kidney damage.
What are the best sources of Vitamin D?
Vitamin D occurs in two forms namely D3 and D2. The main source of vitamin D comes from exposure to sunlight, when a steroid in the skin, called 7-dehydrocholesterol (7-DHC) is converted to vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) through the action of the sun’s UVB radiation.
Smaller amounts of vitamin D3 can also be obtained from certain foods such as fatty fish, eggs, meat and fortified foods such as margarine and certain low-fat milks. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) comes from fungi, and may be used in supplements. However, most Vitamin D2 is considered less potent than vitamin D3.
In addition to getting enough sun, it’s important to eat the recommended dose of calcium as well as undertaking weight-bearing or muscle-strengthening exercises for optimal bone and muscle function.
The EMMETT Technique
I just love my job! I have experienced such joy lately with some pretty remarkable results using the Emmett technique. Examples…I’ve had hugs from an excited client who can now easily walk up and down stairs, hugs from another who can now lie her hands flat on the floor again whilst standing (something, mind, that I can’t do), no hug, but excitement from a client who can now get in and out of a car easily and without pain. This technique is truly remarkable and I am so lucky that I can make significant changes to people’s quality of life through re-setting and re-balancing their bodies…or through maintaining their best possible health. Are you needing some fine-tuning? I have some clients who had believed that the pain that they were feeling was there to stay and were blown away when positive changes happened.
Thank you to my clients who are referring family, friends, colleagues. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising. Remember that I discount your next treatment by $10 in appreciation of your referral.
I am also enjoying making changes using the McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release…Amazing!! I have included a link below concerning the affect that a caesarean can have on the body and how scar tissue release can alleviate symptoms.
A head’s up: I will be travelling (as is my want) all of October -I will be back on 4th November -so you have 6 weeks to book in to see me before I head off! I’m looking forward to helping you feel like your old self!
Yours in the very best of health