Keeping a Gratitude Journal

Barcombe_sunset Wow! I have just read Judith’s 1001 (yes, 1001) reasons to be grateful!

I have been encouraging the kids to notice the things they are grateful for every day, and Boy! does it change your outlook on life! However, I did not make the original EFT class and have not (yet) been keeping a gratitude journal (although I have a sneaky suspicion that here may be a use for the beautiful silver diary that Nathalie aged 6 gave me for my Christmas present).

Do have a read of Judith’s blog – you may only scan the gratitude list (I actually read it – wow!) – but she is so right! Judith is an inspirational and motivating lady whom I have met on the Moneygym, who owns several properties, several businesses, and loves business coaching, too!

As for my gratitude list for tonight – just a few, honest –

My children, Willow the licky loopy black labrador, Guy my soul mate, chef and husband, the tent in the garden, fresh air, green, plants, animals, healing, love, sunsets like this one in Barcombe, the clouds, God, the angels, intuition, my health, discovering the Moneygym, Liz Whiter, Jo Shawcross, my mother, horses, Wow, Betty, Dancer, my wonderful house, this amazing garden, which is bigger than any I have ever had or ever will in any previous or future life, the birds, the rabbits, our guinea pig colony, the holiday cottage, cattle, Middle Farm, violins, singing, piano, and I have to stop now because Guy wants the computer – roll on me setting up the wireless network!

To feel calm and clear

Baby_guinea_pig Hi!

I have been getting extra exercise this week, running after guinea pigs and dancing – 3 performances of 2 tap and 1 modern dance!

I have also had several reasons to use the Bush Flower Essences this week. Many of you will have heard of the Bach Flower Remedies, especially “Rescue Remedy”, sometimes known as “Emergency Essence”. In addition to these helpful little vials of which there are 38 different individual remedies, there are also Bush Flower Essences, developed from the native flowers of the Australian Bush.

Ah, I hear you saying, Australia again – is the woman transfixed? But in truth I found the Bush Essences before I went to Australia. I had heard of them before but was impressed with the way in which Tim Couzens, the holistic Vet in East Hoathly, integrates them in his own holistic veterinary practice.

There are vials of drops, just as with Bach essences, but where I have found the Bush remedies to be particularly useful is in the room sprays.

Emergency essence mist is made up from the vibrational infusion of Angelsword, Dog Rose of the Wild Forces, Waratah, Fringed Violet, Sundew, Grey Spider Flower, and Crowea. The mist also has a few drops of essential oils of calendula, echinacea, chamomile, aloe, arnica, lavender and bergamot.

The mist can be sprayed around any one who is panicking, feeling anxious, concerned about a concert or interview, angry, or any such adrenaline overload. In addition it can be used after accidents, and animals that are fearful of fireworks or other fears can be calmed with a few sprays in the air above their heads. I have found it useful for my self, and my son uses it before going on stage for singing and violin concerts – although for some reason he has no problem with acting!

The other mist that I use extensively is Calm and Clear mist. This contains the vibrational essence of Black eyed Susan, Bottlebrush, Boronia, Crowea, Bush Fuchsia, Jacaranda, Little Flannel Flower, and Paw Paw. Again it has additional extracts and essential oils – notably lavender, Neroli, Orange and Patchouli.

I use this one every day! I spray it around my consulting room between patients, and around myself if I am feeling a little anxious. It seemed to help the whole cast in the dance performances at the weekend! It smells so beautiful – far superior to anything “Glade” and the equivalent can come up with – that you can’t help but take a deep breath and sigh with delight.

More about the Bush Remedies and others another time! But I do sell them, so if you need any and are around the practice, let me know! Soon I will set my website up so that you can obtain them from there…Meanwhile, you could buy them from Flower Sense

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Do doctors & nurses use & recommend nutritional supplements?

Do doctors & nurses use & recommend nutritional supplements? 
It’s an interesting question, isn’t it? 
At medical school, I remember the banter – “Don’t recommend nutritional supplements, everyone can get what they need from their food. Anyway, supplements just make expensive urine!” 
Surely times haven’t changed?

Oh yes they have!

The Journal of the American Medical Association published a review article in 2002, in which an analysis of the use of nutritional supplements to prevent chronic disease led to the conclusion that it is now pertinent that all adults should take nutritional supplements. This was a big change around – the American Medical Association in the 1980s reported that suppelements were unnecessary. Unfortunately the reviewers did not look into the difference between formulations, and merely recommended the cheapest without knowledge of the diffference in bioavailability and potency of different makes. Nonetheless the report is very interesting. 
Currently it is estimated that 60% of Americans are taking nutritional supplements. The UK falls way behind with 35% taking supplements. 
Now there has been a survey of doctors and nurses in the US. Admittedly it was an online survey, so is unlikely to be truly representative of doctors and nurses. 
I suspect that the figures in the UK would be much, much lower. I also truly believe that the NHS prevents doctors and nurses from recommending supplements in the UK. This is for three reasons. Firstly we haven’t had the relevant education. Secondly we are not aware of the differences in quality of different supplements, only that many are poor quality and not worth the money paid for them. Thirdly that there is an unspoken feeling that if as a GP we recommend any item, the patient will then expect it to be available to them for free, or the price of a prescription.  I feel that this negates the effect on self of taking responsibility, both financial and at the core, for our own health. 
Take a look at the abstract – it makes interesting reading! 
https://www.nutritionj.com/content/8/1/29 

 

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Dancing for energy!

Life has been hectic as ever, medical and I have had fun juggling life, cialis walking Willow & keeping fit,  and my websites & other home business. I love it! Variety & excitement keep me young!

I have always loved the video on Youtube – “Where the hell is Matt”, and found today on the usana blog that one of the USANA associates, Ed has also been inspired – take a look here!

This reminds me how good we feel when we dance, how amazingly it adds to our energy. and keeps us motivated.Have a great few days!

Blessings,
Alison

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What Can Antioxidants Do For Me?

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My patients and friends often ask me what exactly antioxidants are, so I would like to introduce you to some of the ideas that make me realise why they are so important for our health. Take a look at this:

Part I of IV: Antioxidants – What are they?

Oxidation is a natural process that happens to all cells in nature, including the cells in your body. Antioxidants provide an important defense against the daily assault of free radicals on healthy cells. This Essentials of Health four-part series will review the function, benefits, sources, and safety of dietary antioxidants.

Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Once formed these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction, like dominoes. Their chief danger comes from the damage they can do when they react with important cellular components such as DNA, or the cell membrane.

Cells may function poorly or die if this occurs. To prevent free radical damage the body has a defense system of antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that can safely interact with free radicals and terminate the chain reaction before vital tissues and cells are damaged. Although there are several enzyme systems within the body that scavenge free radicals, the principle micronutrient (vitamin/mineral) antioxidants are vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C and selenium.

The body cannot manufacture these micronutrients so they must be supplied in the diet. In addition, there are literally hundreds of plant derived nutrients (phytonutrients) that act as important antioxidants in the diet. It is impossible to avoid damage by free radicals.

Free radicals arise from sources both inside (endogenous) and outside (exogenous) our bodies. Oxidants that develop from processes within our bodies form as a result of normal breathing, metabolism, and inflammation. Exogenous free radicals form from environmental factors such as pollution, sunlight, strenuous exercise, X-rays, smoking and alcohol. Our antioxidant systems are not perfect, so as we age, cell parts damaged by oxidation accumulate.

Source: USANA Health Sciences

https://www.usana.com

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Does the Swine Flu vaccine contain Mercury?

New controversies surround the swine flu / H1N1 vaccine now as doctors and scientists debate its safety & whether 1 or 2 doses will be needed to provide immunity.

Take a look at the video below – & bear in mind that the news broadcaster has spoken to 3 doctors who are happy with the vaccine safety & only this one who is not.

So what am I going to do? To be honest, sale I will await more evidence for now! The CMO & Government advisers feel that it is safe, view hence the vaccination programme being planned.

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Love is Energy!

Hi folks, pharm

Although I am so busy revemping my Dr. Alison Grimston site & completing my E-books… I just had to share this!

Take a look at this video & enjoy your day!

Every day I try to have a positive influence on people – a smile & hug to my staff and patients alike can make all the difference to them, doctor especially those patients who have lost a loved one & who no longer get their daily hug quota!

Love & light,

Alison

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Spiritual Healing

Spiritual Healing

Spiritual Healing has been used as a means of promoting health for countless centuries and across the world. Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome used healing, often as part of the remit of religious leaders. The current revival in spiritual healing has been growing since the 1940s, and there are approximately 20,000 spiritual healers working today.

At present our stressful, busy lifestyles do not allow us time to relax, reflect and look after our bodies, minds and souls. Modern medicine has demonstrated the need for regular exercise and a good diet of fresh food, but these things are all too often ignored. The need for the mind to have a period of relaxation and contemplation every day is even more overlooked.

Spiritual healing uses divine or spiritual energy, channeled through a healer, to promote wellness and self-healing. We are each surrounded by an electromagnetic field, invisible to most, which allows the healing to occur. Healing does not depend on any religious belief in either the patient or the healer, nor does it require the patient to believe that it is going to work. The healing energy will be channeled to those places where it is most needed within the body. It can help all ill-health and stress, and while it is often most helpful where stress or emotional issues are present, these often underlie physical illness.

Crystal Healing

Rose_quartzCrystals have their own electromagnetic field and vibration, used daily by many of us in watches and computers. This vibrational energy can be used to enhance the healing energy as it passes through the healer to the animal or human patient.

Animal Healing

Animals respond well to healing; they do not have the pre-conceived ideas and expectations that humans often have. Rather than hoping for healing to benefit them in a certain way, they relax and allow the healing to occur, whether at an emotional, physical or spiritual level.

Dog_baseMany companion animals are healers in their own right; those of us who own dogs, horse or cats recognize what a comfort they are when we are feeling “down”. Unfortunately, this can lead to a depression of their own systems and immunity, leading to stress and physical illness. Healing helps to release the emotional build up, and allow the energy channels to flow freely again. This in turn allows the immune system to do its work in promoting homeostasis, and preventing infections. The immune system is also pivotal in picking up and destroying cancer cells produced by the body, thus stopping cancer from being manifest and reducing spread of already diagnosed cancer.

Rescue animals often have particularly strong emotional issues underlying their sense of wellness. There may have been many stresses in their previous life, and even the process of changing households can create fears within which show up as stressful behaviour or physical illness.

Heal_donkey_heart_028Farm livestock is often, from necessity, kept in stressful conditions. While most farmers have their animals’ best interests at heart, and recognize that happiness leads to better milk production, weight gain etc, modern farming practices require that calves are removed from their dams at a few days old in dairy herds, that sheep, while not used to being handled, have their feet trimmed and fleeces treated to prevent foot-rot and insect parasites, and that many animals have to go through the stress of transportation to markets and abattoirs.

Many equines at the height of specialist competition are also prone to physical and emotional stress. They are often stabled for long hours, and may also have long journeys to undertake.

These are just some of the situations where animals may benefit from healing.

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