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A Winter Warmer with Debra Morrice

In this week’s feature we catch up with Debra Morrice, therapist at our Notting Hill Centre. Receive a Craniosacral therapy treatment for £65 (usual price £75) on Thursdays at The Life Centre until the end of December 2015 with Debra and read more about ways to stay healthy this season in the article below.

Darker days in the winter often mean many of us spend little time in daylight outdoors. This is a great time of year to start to supplement with Vitamin D for a few months until spring. It can make all the difference to your mood and as it works synergistically with calcium and magnesium it is optimal to make sure you are getting enough for strong bones too. It is recommended to take D3 with K2 in it to make sure the Vitamin D utilises the calcium properly.

Medical scientists have discovered that your health is large part dependent on the health of your intestinal tract. Many of our modern diseases appear to be rooted in an unbalanced mix of organisms in your digestive system, courtesy of an inappropriate and unbalanced diet that is too high in sugars and too low in healthful fats and beneficial bacteria. Bone broth is excellent for healing and sealing your gut.

Helps heal and seal your gut, and promotes healthy digestion: The gelatin found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid. It attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, thereby supporting proper digestion Inhibits infection caused by cold and flu viruses, etc.

Bone Broth: One of Your Most Healing Diet Staples Bone broth contains minerals that are essential to the body — here are some of the healing benefits of bone broth:

Reduces joint pain and inflammation, courtesy of chondroitin sulphates, glucosamine, and other compounds extracted from the boiled down cartilage Fights inflammation: Amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine all have anti-inflammatory effects. Arginine, for example, has been found to be particularly beneficial for the treatment of sepsis.

Glycine also has calming effects, which may help you sleep better. Promotes strong, healthy bones: As mentioned above, bone broth contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients that play an important role in healthy bone formation. Promotes healthy hair and nail growth, thanks to the gelatin in the broth.

Simmering bones over low heat for an entire day will create one of the most nutritious and healing foods there is. You can use this broth for soups, stews, or drink it straight. The broth can also be frozen for future use. Keep in mind that the “skin” that forms on the top is the best part. It contains valuable nutrients, such as sulfur, along with healthful fats, so just stir it back into the broth.

Bone broth used to be a dietary staple, as were fermented foods”:<, and the elimination of these foods from our modern diet is largely to blame for our increasingly poor health, and the need for dietary supplements.

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