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Workshop: Digestive Self Care with Food and Herbs

This afternoon event will take place on Saturday 9th March 2019 between 2.00 – 5.00 pm at the home of Herbal Practitioner, Alex Laird, MCPP, in Fulham, London

A strong digestive system is regarded as fundamental to our overall health in both modern and traditional systems of medicine. Specifically, good digestion is recognised as having a strong influence on our nervous, hormonal and immune systems. Furthermore, the role of certain foods is now increasingly recognised in conditions not previously associated with diet: auto-immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis, mood and behaviour problems such as autism, depression and degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s.
Chamomile tea can be surprisingly soothing in relieving stomach and intestinal discomfort
Peppermint may relaxe bowel spasm in cases of anxiety.
Inflammation plays an important causative role in most chronic diseases, including the big killers associated with obesity, heart disease and cancer. All organs of the body are susceptible to inflammation and not least, the gut. Fortunately, we can modify these destructive inflammatory responses by our choice of foods and common problems like heartburn, indigestion and constipation can be managed by understanding how to select and use foods, herbs and spices for self care.

Self care is to do with body awareness, promoting health and tackling simple everyday conditions by ‘nipping them in the bud’. While diagnosis of serious health conditions always requires professional input, many everyday ailments can be safely treated at home.
There is much you can do for yourself that’s easy, inexpensive and backed by research evidence. Important factors to aim for in self care of the digestive system involve getting a good night’s sleep, getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight, whilst avoiding excess alcohol consumption and smoking. Self care is all about creating a positive lifestyle attitude

Fee: £40.00 – maximum 12 places. Download a Booking Form for this event.

To Register Contact: Sylvie Marusic, Woodgate Cottage, 37 Woodgate Road, Mile End, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7QJ. Tel: 01594 835810. Or by email Sylvie Marusic.

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