Oil Pulling Therapy in Bedford with Sue Bedford

A simple therapy for detoxing and healing through oral cleansing 

by Registered Nurse, Sue Bedford, of Pulse Health Screening

When: Wednesday 18th April at 7pm

Where: Bedford Chiropractic Clinic, 20b De Parys Avenue, Bedford, MK40 2TW

Cost: Free

Details: Almost all disease begins in the mouth. By improving the health of your teeth and gums, it is possible to help, and even eliminate chronic health problems. This safe and simple therapy, which is a combination of the wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine and modern science, has had dramatic effects in helping those with acne, allergies, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue, bowel disease, dental disease, eczema, migraines, sinusitis and much more.

The talk includes:

●          How the state of our teeth and gums can affect the whole body

●          Why root canals and some other dental procedures should be avoided

●          The science behind oil pulling therapy

●          The simple steps on how to do oil pulling

●          Diet and lifestyle measures that support oil pulling therapy

The benefits of oil pulling therapy will amaze you so if you want to discover what they could be, you won’t want to miss this talk.

Places are limited so booking is required. Phone Bedford Chiropractic Clinic on 01234 353937



Beginners Raw Food Demonstrations

Do you want to find out how to slim down for the summer and stay slim forever? Would you like to increase your energy levels and boost your immune system?

These are the 4 weekly beginner’s demonstrations

  1. Dairy alternatives that will eradicate your cravings and a range of pates for quick and simple snacks
  2. Sauces, pates and relishes to liven up any dish, and vegetable pasta
  3. Savoury Quiches can be made in advance and stored in the fridge
  4. Sumptuous simple soups ; Apple Pie with cashew nut creem


Spend 4 hours once a week on a Sunday between 10am and 2pm and transform your health and happiness on multiple levels.

Investment on the day:  £40 or save £80 by paying only £100 before 1st February for all 4 classes at www.sparklingenergy.co.uk


Start date 19th February 2012


Phone 07972 131666 to connect with Ann Peckham and get more details

In The Garden Room at the Clophill Centre for Complimentary Therapies

The Clophill Centre, Shefford Road, Clophill, Beds. MK45 4BT

Escape The Diet Trap – Dr John Briffa

Dr BriffaIt’s that time of year when we are all inundated with books, DVD’s and TV programmes of the beautiful celebrity bodies telling us how wonderful we could look and feel if only we …. dieted, lost weight, tried a new exercise regime, had cosmetic surgery and so it goes on.

Well John Briffa’s is first and foremost a very enlightened  ‘naturally-oriented medical doctor’, offering holistic health advice.  His new book ‘Escape The Diet Trap‘ is a no-nonsense approach to making healthy informed choices leading to a healthy body with long term sustainable weight maintenance

In ‘Escape the Diet Trap’ you will discover:  

  • The 10 reasons why eating a low-fat, calorie-controlled diet makes sustained weight loss virtually impossible.

  • Why the less hungry you are, the more weight you’ll lose.

  • How different types of calorie have different fattening potential.

  • Why weight is not just about calories, but the impact our diet has on key hormones including insulin and leptin.

  • Why you can stop worrying about saturated fat and the impact it has on your cholesterol level.

  • Why you should ignore foods labelled ‘low fat’ or ‘light’.

  • Why eating unhealthy foods occasionally need not derail you.

  • Why aerobic exercise has little impact on weight loss, and the type of exercise that does.

  • The simple mental tricks and tools that ensure success.

==> Click Here To Read Inside The Book and Get Your Copy <==

10 Steps to Health and Fitness for 2012

1. Start with a visit to your doctor of Health Practitioner for a ‘Health MOT’ – if all your health checks are OK then you know you can start to work towards the body you want long term.



2. Forget diets and calorie counting. Everybody’s body is different so how can a generic diet work for your body which is unique? Healthy ‘natural’ food choices (that means foods that are not processed, low fat or have artificial flavourings or sweeteners or excessive salt). Exercise and lifestyle changes long term are far more achievable, sustainable and healthier for you. While we are on the subject, forget the weighing scales and tape measure – they make you feel frustrated and only your doctor needs this information. You know when you feel right and look the part and your clothes fit comfortably. If you are going to use these tools as motivation then one of the most significant measurements is around your middle. This is the area of ‘viseral’ and often toxic fat (this is fat deep in the abdomen) and a good indicator of the state of your health.



3. Don’t go hungry – this makes you a scavenger and your body will crave anything that resembles food to sustain you. A quick fix is usually full of sugar. Eat breakfast lunch and dinner with health snacks in between these times for energy, a healthy digestive system and a satisfied appetite



4. Drink water regularly – dehydration (and starvation) cause your metabolism to slow down and eventually causes illness.  If the weather is cold then warm water with fresh lemon or fresh ginger works too (unless you have digestional problems in which case stay with plain fresh water)



5. Quality and balance – the quality of the food you eat and the quality of exercise you do, not the quantity will help keep your body and mind in a state of healthy balance



6. Detox safely to clear out all the toxins and rubbish so that you have accumulated. If you are on medication this is not advisable. There are lots of weird detox programmes out there so contact your doctor and a nutrition expert before you waste your money and damage your health



7. It’s a myth that all fruit and vegetables are good for you. Fruits contain fructose which is a fruit sugar and some fruits contain more sugar than others like mango whereas apples contain less. The same is true of vegetables. Root vegetables tend to be sweeter than green vegetables so go green every time with plenty of variety. If you have a blood sugar or fungal problem you need to think about this when thinking about menus and recipes



8. Supplements – if you have a ‘western diet’ chances are you are lacking in ‘micronutrients’ these are vitamins and minerals found in natural whole food. The supplements you require depend on your health at any given time so speak with your health practitioner or health store expert for what is most suitable for you. Food source supplements are closer to nature.



9. Use the 80/20 rule to maintain good health. 80% of the time eating and drinking whole natural foods from YOUR natural cultural environment, which allows 20% of the time to enjoy the foods you would only eat on special occasions or as a treat



10. Talk kindly to yourself, your mind is listening. Have you ever heard anyone say “Yippee, I’m on a diet” Most dieting programmes are surrounded by negativity and negative language, losing, lack of will power and such words. Your sub-conscious mind will do as you ask so think and speak of the choices you are making and take responsibility to achieve good health and happiness



 Please Note: Information contained in this article should not be used for the purposes of diagnosis or as a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner before beginning any new dietary or exercise changes. 


For more information please contact DeMontfort Healthy Living – 0800 902 0336

Email : mrd@demontforthealthyliving.co.uk


Great Discoveries In Health with Phillip Day

Come and discover Phillip Day’s Top 20 to Great Health!


From September to the beginning of December 2011, the very entertaining and enlightening Phillip Day and Credence Team will be touring Ireland and the United Kingdom showing how you can simply take steps to make the correct decisions about your health.

Answers to your questions, simply and intelligently explained like:

What are the 5 things you can start doing today to cut your risk of cancer?

Are you short of Calcium? There may be more going on than you know.

What are the ‘innocent’ ingredients lurking in your kitchen that kills?

What costs nothing takes 20 minutes a day and can save your life?

What is your most precious resource?

Are you overweight, lethargic and listless? – You don’t have to be

What natural substance discovered in the body is behind heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic inflammation, overweight, arthritis and many other diseases?

Does what you think really matter to your health?

These and many more questions will be answered for you by attending an informative and lifesaving workshop

Please visit http://www.vitalminerals.org/zen/ to book your ticket to greater health

YOU won’t be disappointed!

Bounce Your Way To Fitness

Research by NASA proves that Rebounding is 68% more effective than jogging!

Do you have limited time to exercise?

Are you trying to lose weight and burn more calories, become more toned, increase your energy level, and become healthier?

Do you have a gym membership but infrequently visit the gym?

Then without a doubt Rebounding is for YOU.rebounder

A Rebounder is like a mini trampoline but used specifically for exercise and fitness . It’s great fun, can be as challenging as you want it to be and is an exercise system for beginners to advanced exercise enthusiasts, from children to senior adult, men and women, Rebounding is suitable for all regardless of your fitness levels and is even recommended for anyone recovering from injury.

The Benefits of Rebounding

rebounder exercises

• Burn calories and lose weight and reduce body fat
• Increase cardio-vascular fitness
• Tone and strengthen
• Improve balance and co-ordination
• Low impact for prevent injury especially to joints
• Provides a full body workout
• Results after 10 minutes per day
• Stimulates lymphatic drainage
• Improves your immune system
• Improves posture
• Makes you feel good

How does it work?

The idea is you bounce, not jump high as you see many people doing on trampolines. This low impact exercise absorbs 87% of the shock impact compared to the same exercise on a wood or concrete floor so that has to be better for your joints and nervous system. By creating G –force your body feels an increase in pressure at the bottom of the bounce (deceleration) so your exercising body weight becomes heavier helping your body to burn more calories, strengthen hips, knees and ankles as well as provide a great cardio-vascular workout.

With a Rebounder you bounce at your own pace, and increase levels as you are ready. It’s mobile so that you can take it to your office, home or outside on a solid surface.

There are lots of Rebounders on the market to choose from as various prices but I recommend The Urban Rebounder, as used by me, my family and my clients. This specific Rebounder is unique as it has a high quality spring enhanced system with a non-slip surface and James at Rebounding UK offers superb customer service and has sound knowledge to offer professional fitness and wellbeing advice.

If you are looking for a different but effective fitness and exercise programme that gives results in your time then please visit  Rebounding UK quoting mduggan in the coupon code

Have fun and feel the results for yourself

The People’s Supermarket

If you are in London you may like to visit The People’s Supermarket, which was opened summer 2010 by Kate Bull, Arthur Potts Dawson and regeneration consultant David Barrie.

The People’s Supermarket has 12 paid staff, who are helped by nearly a 1,000 members serving approx. 6,000 customers a week.

The Mission Statement of the People’s Supermarket

To create a commercially sustainable, social enterprise that achieves its growth and profitability targets whilst operating within values based on community development and cohesion. Our intent is to offer an alternative food buying network, by connecting an urban community with the local farming community.

Vision and Values:
The Supermarket is a sustainable food cooperative that responds to the needs of the local community and provides healthy, local food at reasonable prices. To this end, we believe in a series of key values, which guide our philosophy and management approach. We seek:

To create a supermarket that meets the needs of its members and the local community by offering high quality, healthy food at reasonable prices.
To buy from trusted suppliers with whom we develop mutually sustaining relationships.

To buy British produce where possible, and produce local to London.Provide choice and information to our members to help them make healthy decisions.

To create a community supermarket that highlights the possibilities of consumer power and challenges the status quo.To minimise wastage, by creating prepared dishes from food coming up to its sell-by date, and by composting all other waste material.

To provide inspirational training and life skill opportunities to the local community

To create a working environment that values every one’s contribution, is welcoming, safe and non-judgmental
To be a training and development resource for our community.
To buy sustainable energy and other inputs, and to promote alternative, forward thinking ideas and solutions

The People’s Supermarket is located at:

72 – 78 Lamb’s Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3LP.

+44 (0)20 7430 1827

Website: http://www.thepeoplessupermarket.org/about/our-team/

Employee Assistance Programme

More forward thinking employers and business owners are now focused on the mental wellbeing of their employees through a programme of Employee Engagement.

This can take the form of an Employee Assistance Programme which may well be sourced and paid for as an addition to other employee benefits such as medical insurance and hospital plans. An EAP offers telephone counseling to employees seeking advice on a number of issues including stress and health.

WPA (Western Provident Association) offers an Employee Assistance Programme as standard on their corporate Private Medical Insurance policies and our Corporate Paid/Corporate Voluntary Paid Cash-Plans. This means that the employer can be assured that the staff has access to counseling as well as the many other benefits on these types of policies. For example on our Corporate Paid Cash-Plan the EAP is one of the many benefits along with dental, optical, therapies and NHS car-parking that can be covered for as little as £1 per week.

If you would like any more information please contact Paul Nash, Appointed Representative of WPA

Office:01234 824770
Email: paul.nash@wpa.org.uk
Web: www.wpa.org.uk/paulnash

Chickpea Dhal


1 large onion, halved and sliced
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 large potato, peeled and diced quite small
2 x 400g tinned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped
½ 20g pack fresh coriander, chopped
2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped

1. Gently sauté the onion and garlic until soft. Add the curry powder, cook for 1 minute more.
2. Stir in the potato, add 425ml of water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
3. Add the chick peas and tomatoes, simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Stir in the coriander and chillies.
5. This can be served with brown basmati rice or naan or poppadoms and chutney.

Recipe by Simone Berry

Lentil Bolognaise


Coconut oil

1 large onion

2 cloves garlic

1 red bell pepper

6 chestnut mushrooms

Vegetable stock

Red lentils

5 Sundried tomatoes

Green pesto

Tin of tomatoes

Italian Herbs


1.     Sauté 1 large onion and 2 cloves of garlic in 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

2.    Add 6 finely chopped chestnut mushrooms and 1 finely chopped red pepper and sauté until softened.

3.    Stir in 1 tablespoon vegetable stock and 1 bag dried red lentils. (You may need to soak the lentils depending on the brand so check the label) Mix well.

4.    Add sundried tomatoes and 1 heaped teaspoon of green pesto basil and 1 tin of tomatoes.

5.    Mix well and simmer for 20 -30 minutes until the lentils are soft.

6.    If the mixture is too thick you may want to add water as it is cooking for the right consistency.

7.    Serve with wholegrain rice and salad or fresh green vegetables or it works very well piled onto a baked sweet potato.

Recipe by Simone Berry