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HOW ANTIOXIDANTS WORK

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HOW ANTIOXIDANTS WORK

One of the best things we can do to prevent degenerative diseases such as cancer is to have a good supply of antioxidant rich foods. Along with this yoga has also been proved to promote the ‘relaxation response’ and helping prevent degenerative diseases. 

Other key nutrients that have been proven to turn the good genes on and the bad genes off include;

  • Folic Acid - leafy veg, liver, sunflower seeds
  • Vitamin B 12- meats, liver, milk, shellfish *** veggies aware, can supplement
  • Vitamin B 6- vegetables, nuts, meats, whole grain products 
  • Methionine- sesame seeds, brazil nuts, spinach, peppers, fish 

The nutrient sulforaphane found in broccoli, as well as the nutrient Dilly sulphide found in garlic have been shown to turn on anti-cancer genes. Red wine… YAY.. contains Resveratrol which has been proved to improve health!

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Antioxidants are so power because they help fight against free radicals. Free radicals go around destroying other cells by oxidation, just like the browning of an apple. 

The free radicals are caused by the metabolism, pollution, radiation, smoking, herbicides, stress, lack of exercise, lack of sleep and diet. Oxidative stress has been linked with arthritis, premature ageing, leg swelling, artery hardening, cancer susceptibility. 

Antioxidants are critical for our survival without them oxidation would destroy our bodies. Antioxidants are the bodies defence mechanism for free radicals. 

Where to find antioxidants? In fruits, vegetables, pulses and some supplements. Go for a full range of colours with your vegetables and fruits; traffic light system, taste the rainbow. 

How do Antioxidants work?

1- our bodies contain billions of cells held together by electronic bonds. Sometimes these cells are help together by a weak bond and can split apart. 

2- resulting in an unstable molecule with unpaired electrons. This is known as a free radical. 

3- these free radicals will start attacking healthy near by cells in an attempt to replace their missing electron.

4- when the attacked molecule losses it electron is becomes a free radical itself, causing a chain reaction to occur damaging many cells. This is known as oxidative stress. It literally decays otherwise healthy cells. 

5- antioxidants protect against oxidative stress. Antioxidants stop the chain reaction by donating one of their electrons to the free radicals. The great thing is antioxidants stay stable and do not become free radicals. 

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New moon gatherings

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New moon gatherings

dp wellbeing hosts gatherings every month at the new moon, featuring healers, teachers and shamans.

New moon is a magical time to spark new and exciting beginnings. The ritual itself has the power to redirect your energy onto the path you most desire. All you need to do is to show up with an open heart and mind and a willingness to invite all possibilities.

Each gathering will consist of personal reflection, intention setting and/or collective expression.


FEBRUARY NEW MOON WITH ALAN PARKER

In February we have Alan Parker who is going to facilitate the gathering, intention setting session and Reiki.

Reiki is Japanese for Universal Life Force Energy and is an ancient practice that was uncovered and subsequently spread around the world. Practiced by Jesus' disciples amongst others, Reiki involves laying-of-the-hands and allowing divine energy to flow through a conducting practitioner. Reiki is used to stimulate healing on mental, physical, emotional and spiritual levels and is brilliant for removing obstacles, blockages and unhealthy patterns.

YOU UST PRE-REGISTER TO RESERVE A SPACE. TO DO SO VISIT OUR BOOKING SYSTEM.

Originally from Jordan, Alan moved to London for studies, ending with a PhD in genetics in early 2010. After a brief period of time at Dundee University conducting diabetes research,  Alan let go of the conventional lifestyle to seek other skills including counselling from Abertay, as well as voluntary experience and Reiki training at Lendrick Lodge. Alan currently leads a minimalist lifestyle and practices mindfulness, meditation and Reiki. Additionally, he is blessed with powerful verbal and vocal gifts that promote healing through - but not exclusively - mantras and chanting.

Originally from Jordan, Alan moved to London for studies, ending with a PhD in genetics in early 2010. After a brief period of time at Dundee University conducting diabetes research,  Alan let go of the conventional lifestyle to seek other skills including counselling from Abertay, as well as voluntary experience and Reiki training at Lendrick Lodge. Alan currently leads a minimalist lifestyle and practices mindfulness, meditation and
Reiki. Additionally, he is blessed with powerful verbal and vocal gifts that promote healing through - but not exclusively - mantras and chanting.


Payment

This session is offered through mindful payment. We ask you to reflect on your experience after the workshop and pay a sum that you feel expresses the value you received and are happy to pay.

How do I know how much to pay?

Like any creative endeavour, we don’t think there is one way to do mindful payment ‘right’. Here are some questions you can start with:
- What did you learn this experience?
- How much do you pay for other things in your life?
- The experience was invaluable but I can’t afford that much… What do I do?

We believe that mindful payments are about more than just the cash value. All payments are graciously received as a piece of your self-expression in a non-judgemental way.

Thank you.

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