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What Is a Mind Body Spirit Detox?

We’ve all heard about juice fasting, raw foods, colonics and the body detox.So what’s a Mental or Spiritual Detox?Detox is a strange phrase to use really for the mind and spirit. Detox is used more commonly with a physical cleanse, to purify the body of accumulated wastes and toxins we consume so our body functions better and we feel more alive and energised.When we talk about a mental or spiritual detox we are really talking about our life. What we’ve been experiencing in our lives, how well we have digested it, how much of the past is still hanging around in our system and effecting our mental and spiritual wellbeing. We may not even be consciously aware of what events in the past are causing us to think and behave in certain ways.A mental and spiritual detox is therefore about cleansing our energy system, releasing emotions and stress past and present which is held as blockages in our human energy system, stopping its healthy functioning of feeling alive, bright, happy, free and loving life, the way we are meant to be feeling.My favourite tools for unblocking and cleansing our energy system of the stuck energies of life are EFT and EmoTrance. With EFT we tap acupressure points until all that energy releases and our distress old or new melts away leaving inner calm and relaxation. With EmoTrance we pay attention to the physical feelings on the body and we ‘soften and flow’ them away with our intention and healing hands.Having been a Colonic Therapist and Master Herbalist for several years I have understood well how physical blockage can cause physical health problems and that natural healing is about getting the body processes flowing again and putting the right fuel in. Basically, the right nutrition plus removing blockages to create flow allows the body to heal itself.As a practitioner in energy psychology I see it’s the same process. We simply find where our energy is blocked, accessing this by our disturbing emotions and feelings about life, and we simply help the energy to flow and release to feel the good feelings about life.Physically or spiritually…. and mentally it’s all about plumbing! It’s all about restoring the flow and putting good nutrition into the system.Physically that’s the food we eat. Spiritually, that’s the life we are living.So what’s the best fuel?Physically its fresh fruits and vegetables, and natural wholefoods.Spiritually its people, relationships, our work, nature, life and love, love being the ultimate superfood for the soul!So, our healing retreats are all about cleansing out the old, creating flow within, and putting great fuel into our system….not just for the physical you, but for the whole you.Such a simple recipe for health and happiness! It works and we do it on our detox healing retreats in Egypt and the UK!

What is Charcot’s Foot that Occurs in Diabetes?

Charcot’s foot is one of the many problems which might occur in those with diabetes mellitus. The higher blood sugar levels that stem from all forms of diabetes have an affect on numerous body systems including the eyesight, renal system as well as nerves. In long standing cases, particularly if there has been an unsatisfactory control of the blood sugar levels, you can find problems with the nerves supplying the feet. This will make the feet in danger of issues as if something fails, you don’t know it has gone wrong as you can not really feel it due to the harm to the nerves. This might be something as simple as standing on a rusty nail and that getting contaminated and you are not aware that you’ve stood on the nail. Should it be a blister or ingrown toenail which gets infected and you do not know that it is present on the foot unless you have a look. This is why foot care can be so necessary for those with diabetes and why it will be provided a great deal of emphasis. A Charcot foot is the destruction occurring to the bones and joints if you have an injury and you do not know that the injury has happened.

A way of looking at it could be to consider this way: pretend that you sprain your ankle horribly and you also are not aware that you have simply because you do not experience the pain from it. You then carry on and walk around on it. Picture all of the additional harm which you do by walking about on it. The earliest you may possibly discover that there may be something wrong happens when you take a seat and look at the feet and you observe that one is a great deal more swollen compared to the other foot. This is exactly what occurs in individuals with diabetes who develop a Charcot’s foot. There may be some destruction, such as a sprained ankle or maybe a progressive failure of the arch of the foot and as no pain is sensed they carry on and walk around on it. It should be apparent simply how much more injury that gets done to the original injury prior to the problem is finally observed because of the swelling. At times there is not much swelling, but the Charcot’s foot is picked up from the difference in temperature between the two feet as a result of inflammation related process in the damaged foot that generates more warmth.

The development of a Charcot foot really needs to be dealt with as a bit of an urgent situation since the further it advances the much more serious it’s going to be and the more challenging it can be to handle. The individual definitely needs to quit all weightbearing without delay or at least obtain a walking support so that the damage is protected. For the not too major instances and those conditions which were serious and have improved a really supportive orthotic in the footwear is required to support the feet and the injuries. Sometimes surgical procedures are required to straighten the subluxed and dislocated bones. By far the most critical situations can end up with the foot and/or leg required to be amputated as the trauma has been doing an excessive amount of impairment.