Hair loss, alopecia & Indian Head Massage

I wanted to write about an important topic- Hair! For me as a therapist I believe the condition of our hair reflects the state of our general health. I meet both women and men who suffer from hair loss and thinning hair. I have not found a miracle shampoo that will magically transform your hair into luscious locks. If products claim this then it is only temporary. My approach to healthy hair is to feed it with the right nutrients and natural ingredients. My formula for healthy hair is below: Healthy FOOD & SUPPLEMENTS + Less stress & MORE EXERCISE + Hair OILS and CONDITIONING A good diet as the hair needs nutrients from within. I also recommend supplementing nutrients to boost nutrients and hair growth. Nutritional deficiencies such as…
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Leading causes of Death in the UK

Heart & circulatory disease, cancer along with respiratory disorders appear to be the top reasons for premature deaths in the UK, US and most countries around the world (NHS UK, 2017) BUT ... this does not have to be our reality. Science has proven that we can reverse up to 80% of chronic health issues by improving our lifestyle & addressing the root cause.  
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Home made shrub syrup for your bones

How to Make Bone-Building Shrubs by Lara Pizzorno, a bone expert. I'm looking forward myself to give this recipe a go. It caught my eye and fermented foods and beverages are good for our health & bones! If you experience candida overgrowth or yeast sensitivities I would give it a miss.  
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See yourself to good health this spring ;-)

Happy Spring Equinox, fingers crossed the sunny weather will arrive. As nature changes and the colourful buds bloom around us, many of us are also going through shifts such as clearing out the clutter from homes, and reconsidering life goals. This time of year is also a good time to re-evaluate where you are with your current state of health. I had an eye test today and was relieved to hear from the optomotrist that my prescription has remained the same as it was five years ago. I account this to my healthy eating and lifestyle and I am a firm believer in symptoms being reversed. I am also reminded that our vision is important and to maintain healthy eyes eating well is paramount to reduce oxidative damage that can lead to the development of cataracts and glaucoma. So…
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Diabetes Awareness UK Programme

Throughout this month, I have been assisting with the Diabetes Awareness Programme run by Diabetes UK and Croydon BME Forum with the lovely Gifty Nmaju whose put together weekly educational sessions. I am very proud of the group who have attended and dedicated their time to learn about health eating and implemeting this into their daily lives. [caption id="attachment_1577" align="aligncenter" width="498"] Today's cooking session of healthy meals with the lovely engaging group. Successful, fun programme.[/caption]
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A chat with Chris Robson – GOOD NUTRITION MADE EASY

Hi all, here's a link to a recent podcast I did with lovely host Chris Robison, a lifestyle coach. We talk about my nutrition work, bust some nutrition myths and touch upon spirituality. Will do more on radio in the next few weeks, as there is so much to talk about and share in the field of health, wellness and the cosmos!! https://www.chrisrobsonlifestyle.co.uk/podcast/066-sonal-shah-good-nutrition-made-easy/
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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

Happy New Year to you all! I am so excited about this year! As I'm writing this, the word that keeps popping in my head that I'm being guided to share is MAGIC! Anything but, I can hear some of you whisper! On a pragmatic note for many of us the first two months of the year are not the best time of year, as you worry about your weight, how you look post xmas and experience energy dips which makes you want  to hibernate under your duvet! A lack of sunlight and low motivation levels also don't help, perhaps leading to anxiety, low mood and procrastination. On top of this, since Dec 2016, you are likely to be experiencing a whirlwind of changes in many areas of your life, career, relationships and lifestyle. I believe…
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Place nutrition at the forefront of our brain focus

It is a fact that eating healthy food helps preserve our brains. For my CPD, I went to a stimulating talk yesterday, (September 9th) on the topic of neurodegenerative diseases and enhanced my own knowledge about the characteristics of three types of Alzheimers disease (AD), Parkinson's disease and inflammatory autoimmune conditions. My own brain was buzzing by the end of it! The wonderful speaker Professor Dale Bredesen spoke of patient cases whose AD symptoms improved when put on a  nutrition and supplementation programme. These patients could go back to leading normal fulfilling lives and not only did their symptoms improve, their biochemical and brain test results significantly did too. Unfortunately pharmaceutical drugs often make the symptoms worse, especially in complex chronic conditions, which is why they don't work in the long term. Natural therapies are more likely to…
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Interesting Facts on Sleep

I came across some interesting facts on sleep recently, which I'd like to share on my blog. My opinions are next to them in blue.   25 YEARS is the amount of time you spend asleep over your lifetime. Wow, that's a lot of time. During sleep time, numerous restorative processes happen that are crucial to keep us alive and function well when we are awake.  Genes associated with restoration & metabolic rate are activated during sleep. This involves hormones too so getting good quality shut eye does boost the immune system, keeping the weight in balance, so in essence slimmer. Also anti-ageing! So you look younger with more sleep.  7.9 million people have used alcohol to help them get to sleep at night. While 6.8 million self- medicate with OTC drugs. That's…
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Say goodbye to Hay fever

Don’t let the hay fever stop you enjoying nature and hugging that favourite tree of yours. As temperatures are rising this week, many of you cannot enjoy the glorious weather and sitting by nature because of your hay fever symptoms.  Named Spring fever!! Typical symptoms are sneezing, red, itchy or puffy eyes, sometimes surrounded by dark circles, swollen nasal passages, a runny nose with a clear discharge, an irritated throat and fatigue. Some of you may also experience itching deep in the ears. Why?? I hear you ask. I'm going to answer below and also give you some great remedies that should help these symptoms and even prevent them occurring next spring/summer. Well hay fever is a seasonal allergy condition triggered by various species of trees, grasses, weeds and other plants whose particles are carried by the wind…
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