Vitamin D U-turn –What we have been waiting for!

Posted February 2, 2011 by pennyfox
Categories: Health, IAQT, Nutrition, Practitioners, QUANTUM, QXCI, SCIO, SCIOWellness

In December 2010, seven major charities and organisations released a joint statement(1) announcing a U-turn on the conventional advice to avoid direct sun exposure especially during the hottest hours(2).
The statement follows research into the vitamin D we produce from sunshine through skin exposure to UVB rays. Scientists suggest we may need to maximise our summertime production of this crucial vitamin through short sessions of unprotected exposure to the midday sun. Sun cream, clothing, glass and cloud cover will all block these critical UVB rays, and we have greater access to the rays when the sun is highest in the sky.
What is more, it seems that in temperate climates such as Northern Europe, we are naturally deprived of UVB rays from October right through till April. So we need to ensure we build up plenty of reserves of vitamin D in the summer sun, and perhaps consider adding in a vitamin D supplement in the cooler months.
Vitamin D is important for healthy bones, and it can also be converted into a potent hormone that can trigger the release of over 200 genes from our DNA. In recent years it has been the subject of countless studies linking its relevance to a healthy immune system, and its deficiency to a vast array of conditions including asthma, heart disease, depression, multiple sclerosis and cancer.
The charities are keen to point out that where sunbathing is concerned, “little and often” is the best approach. For most people, 15 minutes will be more than enough: longer exposure will not produce more vitamin D, and may increase the risk of skin damage. Conventional advice still links UV damage to the skin with potential skin cancer.

In December 2010, seven major charities and organisations released a joint statement(1) announcing a U-turn on the conventional advice to avoid direct sun exposure especially during the hottest hours(2).

The statement follows research into the vitamin D we produce from sunshine through skin exposure to UVB rays. Scientists suggest we may need to maximise our summertime production of this crucial vitamin through short sessions of unprotected exposure to the midday sun. Sun cream, clothing, glass and cloud cover will all block these critical UVB rays, and we have greater access to the rays when the sun is highest in the sky.

What is more, it seems that in temperate climates such as Northern Europe, we are naturally deprived of UVB rays from October right through till April. So we need to ensure we build up plenty of reserves of vitamin D in the summer sun, and perhaps consider adding in a vitamin D supplement in the cooler months.

Vitamin D is important for healthy bones, and it can also be converted into a potent hormone that can trigger the release of over 200 genes from our DNA. In recent years it has been the subject of countless studies linking its relevance to a healthy immune system, and its deficiency to a vast array of conditions including asthma, heart disease, depression, multiple sclerosis and cancer.

The charities are keen to point out that where sunbathing is concerned, “little and often” is the best approach. For most people, 15 minutes will be more than enough: longer exposure will not produce more vitamin D, and may increase the risk of skin damage. Conventional advice still links UV damage to the skin with potential skin cancer.

STR -Stroke Identification

Posted November 30, 2009 by pennyfox
Categories: Health, Practitioners, Quantum Wellness, Stroke Symptoms

Please read – (this is directly copied from an email, I was sent):

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) .she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening

Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital – (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don’t die. they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this…

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Thank God for the sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask the individual to SMILE.

T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. It is sunny out today)

R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his tongue.. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.

THE CROWN CHAKRA –Unity

Posted December 5, 2008 by pennyfox
Categories: Quantum Wellness

If there is a lot of mental turbulence in the brow chakra the crown chakra will suffer. If one has not developed the three grounding lower chakras and has just a developed crown chakra they can appear dreamy, flighty and disconnected from earthly reality. Long plane trips, entering different time zones can unbalance the crown chakra. When all the chakras are balanced, there is a wonderful feeling of peace and joy with no questions about the dance of life, just a tranquil knowing.
Position: Top of the head
Spiritual Aspect: Self- Consciousness. Total Systems Harmonics.
Related Emotions: Despair & Peace. Spiritual Awakening & Search for meaning. Issues of karma & Grace. Divine Discontent.
Level of Relationship: Our relationship to our life’s true purpose, between the ego & the higher self, God & Spirit
Basic Need: Acceptance
Endocrine Glands: Pineal
Associated Organs: Cerebral Cortex
Associated Physiological functions: Central Nervous System Control
Colour: Violet/Purple
Affirmation: I am fully conscious of, and open to, the will of my higher mind

THE BROW (THIRD EYE) CHAKRA- Transcendence

Posted December 5, 2008 by pennyfox
Categories: Quantum Wellness

The brow Chakra gives us the ability to transcend our thoughts and be able to receive more subtle energies e.g. telepathy, physic abilities. If there is too much intellectual rationalization, the chakra will be shrunken, and the power play of the stomach chakra will be acted out resulting in probable fears, greed, jealousies.
Position: Forehead
Spiritual Aspect: Self-Responsibility
Related Emotions: Confusion and Clarity. Emotions. Use of mind/intellect. Intuition. Inner vision. Ability to see ones life clearly.
Level of Relationship: Our own relationship to knowledge, wisdom and vision.
Basic Need: Vision & Balance
Endocrine Glands: Pituitary. Pineal. Hypothalamus.
Associated Organs: Eyes. Ears. Lower Head. Mid Brain. Sinuses.
Associated Physiological functions: Autonomic nervous system & Intellectual Function.
Colour: Indigo
Affirmation: I take full responsibility for my thoughts, words and actions.

THE THROAT CHAKRA -Expression.

Posted December 5, 2008 by pennyfox
Categories: Quantum Wellness

It is thought that all the information from the other chakras is metabolised and put back together again by the throat chakra, thereby creating ones own unique expression. The main issues involving the throat chakra include not speaking ones truth and being too outspoken. The latter leading to lack of intimacy and being unable to “receive” others truth. A balanced throat chakra allows one time to give and receive, to be able to communicate ones truth, including saying no and there also may be the added benefit of weight adjustment.
Position: Throat
Spiritual Aspect: Self Expression
Related Emotions: Speech. Communication. Speaking ones own truth. Self Discipline. Frustration. Freedom.
Level of Relationship: Our relationship with our personal “truths”
Basic Need: Ability to Accept Change
Endocrine Glands: Thyroid. Thymus. Parathyroid.
Associated Organs: Lung. Throat. Carotid Arteries. Intestines.
Associated Physiological functions: Respiratory
Colour: Blue
Affirmation: I am willing to express my true self and hence fully participate in my own creation.

THE HEART CHAKRA – Love.

Posted December 5, 2008 by pennyfox
Categories: Quantum Wellness

A developed, balanced heart chakra can allow one to “see, feel, hear and love” allowing one to make heart based decisions. A shrivelled chakra may be due to a broken heart. Having a heart chakra that is too large by loving too much and taking on others pain can become emotionally and energetically debilitating, stifling the development of both parties. It is thought that as the electrical waves produced by the heart are more powerful than anywhere else in the body, the heart not only pulls all the organs including the brain into synchronicity but also sends messages to the brain that the brain understands and obeys. The heart chakra can aid other chakras with timing, appropriateness and finesse.
Position: Center of Chest
Spiritual Aspect: Self-love
Related Emotions: Issues of love. Joy. Compassion. Sadness. Hurt. Depression & loneliness. Bitterness. Forgiveness. Wisdom of the Heart.
Level of Relationship: Loving Relationship with significant others, oneself and life.
Basic Need: To give and Take unconditionally
Endocrine Glands: Thymus
Associated Organs: Heart. Breasts. Lungs.
Associated Physiological functions: Circulatory. Immunity.
Colour: Green
Affirmation: I love others and myself unconditionally, both in the giving and in the receiving.

THE STOMACH (SOLAR PLEXUS) CHAKRA -Power.

Posted December 5, 2008 by pennyfox
Categories: Quantum Wellness

The stomach chakra is profoundly impacted by external events. It is here that social expectations and parental influence are imprinted and take their toil. Creating the internal battle who am I, who should I be. The stomach chakra has a logical, left brain thought process that is entwined with identity, fears and the needs of the ego. If there is an imbalance and/or no connection with the sacral chakra one may be tormented with self hate as the chakra attempts to restructure a new identity as the adult rather than the spontaneous child of the sacral chakra.
Position: Between the tummy button and the ribs.
Spiritual Aspect: Self worth
Related Emotions: Anger. Resentment. Unworthiness. Guilt. Self Esteem.
Self Image. Issues of Responsibility
Level of Relationship: Basic Relationship With Inner Self
Basic Need: Valuing the needs of self.
Endocrine Glands: Pancreas. Adrenals.
Associated Organs: Liver. Spleen. Stomach. Small Intestine. Gallbladder. Kidneys
Associated Physiological functions: Inflammation. Digestion.
Colour: Yellow
Affirmation: I am worthy to live my life to the fullest, without fear or guilt, listening only to my own inner voice.