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Celery Juicing

So only a few weeks to go till 2021 and I thought it was about time to do a blog on probably the quickest way to give yourself an injection of nutrition. Before I go any further into the wonders of celery juicing, I need to give credit where it’s due and say that this information comes from Anthony William. However, whilst I used to think it was going to be the cure all for everyone, I’ve now come to realise that as with most things, it very much needs to be integrated into people’s diet in individual ways, that takes into account where each person is at. And I’ve also realised that overdoing it can lead to a few problems – but more on that later.

The wonderful benefits of celery!

So why is celery juicing so good for improving health and overcoming chronic conditions? Celery contains numerous mineral salts that our bodies are dependent upon to function properly – you can taste this in the distinct, salty flavour celery has. Through juicing celery you get the benefits of more of these chemicals in one go – let’s face it, how many celery stalks can you munch your way through on a daily basis? These chemicals are thought to help with inflammation, and also restore stomach acid levels, which means it’s potentially a good thing for anyone with gut related problems or autoimmune conditions. These salts also support the adrenals, which are often overworked. From my own experience, I know it’s helped with headaches, skin health, gut health and restless legs – I definitely notice an improvement in energy levels when I do celery juicing on a regular basis.

How much juice do you need?

Now here is where I differ from Anthony William. He recommends 16oz/ 450ml a day on an empty stomach, even if you have to build up to it slowly. This part is really important – it’s powerful stuff and for a lot of people that would be far too much and would send you running to the nearest loo! So yes, building up slowly is good and most people will then be fine on 450mls. A lot of people then feel because they can manage this, why not have that 2 times a day, or even 3? I’m not saying this wouldn’t be a good thing for some people, but I tried that and I can tell you first hand it was too much for my gut which became a little unbalanced for a few months afterwards. So my personal view is less is more! Better to have a small glass once a day.

Is it for everyone?

Just because celery juicing is great for most people, it doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. Firstly some people can’t stand the taste and it’s just too much for them. But also I’ve had a few clients who say they even if they start with a small amount, it just doesn’t suit them and they don’t feel good from it. So my feeling is that it isn’t going to be for everyone across the board, but for the vast majority of people, a small glass of celery juice a day will do wonders for your health! Do just make sure you build up slowly, and if you don’t mind the taste, it works best if you just sip it slowly rather than down it in one go. Always make sure you have it on an empty stomach – some people find first thing in the morning is best but I personally can’t hack it that early, so prefer it later on in the day. If you can then do get organic celery – luckily in the UK organic celery is pretty cheap and readily available.

So maybe make celery juicing part of 2021!

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Mind Body Connection Stress and the Adrenals

Solfeggio Frequencies & Health

I discovered the Solfeggio frequencies a number of years ago when I needed some help with motivating myself with meditation! At the same time I was reading up on the chakra system and how this links to our physical health.

History

The Solfeggio scale originated centuries ago, coming from sound frequencies in Gregorian chants. They have since been modernized by Dr Joseph Puleo, a naturopathic physician and leading American herbalists, who began researching them in the 1970’s. Basically he translated the sounds into ascending electro-magnetic frequencies using various complex mathematical equations (something to do with Pythagoras apparently). These then became the Solfeggio scale. They are used to put together pieces of music which resonates at different Hertz.

Healing effects

Why is this so important in terms of healing? Well sound is vibrational, so will affect the energetic field. Humans are also vibration and energy, so the power of the Solfeggio frequencies comes from how they affect us on a vibrational, energetic level.

The exact frequencies are thought to correspond to certain emotional blockages and negative thought patterns, many of which may be subconscious. They are also used to balance chakras (energy centres in the body), so I’ve also put down which chakra they correspond to.

396 Hz – helps with turning grief into joy and letting go of fear and guilt liberating guilt & fear – Base Chakra

417 Hz – for cleansing traumatic experiences from the past and facilitating change – Sacral Chakra

528 Hz – for transformation and miracles (DNA repair) – Solar Plexus Chakra

639 Hz – to support with reconnecting and finding balance, harmonising relationships – Heart Chakra

741 Hz – for increasing self-expression – Throat Chakra

852 Hz – to support spiritual awakening and intuition – Third Eye Chakra

Additional research conducted by Dr. Leonard Horowitz claims to have revealed three more Solfeggio frequencies:

963 Hz – this tone awakens any system to its original, perfect state and reconnects you with spirit – The Crown Chakra

174 Hz – the lowest of the tones is believed to be a natural anaesthetic

285 Hz – helps return tissue into its original form

You can find plenty of meditations on YouTube that use the Solfeggio Frequencies, some of which use all of them. Power Thoughts Meditation Club is a good YouTube channel. They are often very long, so don’t feel you need to sit there for an hour! Just do 10 minutes and see how it feels. It’s best to listen with headphones and make sure you are in a comfortable position.

I’m aware that many people will only be interested in them in terms of making it easier to meditate, as they are often pleasant to listen to. But for those of you who are interested in the more spiritual aspects then they really are fascinating as after a while you can actually feel how the different frequencies affect your chakras. You may feel tingling, heat, rushes of energy, feelings of expansion and many others – each unique to that individual. Don’t worry if you don’t feel any physical sensations, it doesn’t mean it’s not having an effect. I don’t know how many people actually feel their chakras, it’s not something that comes up in daily conversation! But it can help give you a focus to your meditation when you know you want to work on a specific area. Or if you simply want to switch off to some beautiful sounds for 10 minutes, then that is just as meaningful!

For those of you really interested in meditation, then I’d also recommend Dr Joe Dispenza – I use his meditations within my own practice and often advocate their use with clients. I talk about it a little more here. They aren’t for everyone, but his directed and powerful information can be pretty life-changing.

Happy Relaxing