DAMAGE LIMITATION PACKAGE: Happy HEALTHY Holidays 2015!

Gift of health

Its that season when we all feel merry and light. The season to party and rejoice with friends and family.

But you have to admit that no matter how into ‘healthy lifestyle’ you are, chances are that this is one time of year you kinda slip up or slack off a bit…

You will have ‘weight gain’ and ‘hangovers’ to worry about… unless you have a DAMAGE CONTROL plan to keep things in check.

Well, my friend Jon has come up with this brilliant DAMAGE LIMITATION PACK for you to control the damage you are likely to cause your body, during this festive season.

As another friend Tyler puts it, this package will ensure you “feel on top form everyday and you can still get into your little black dress or feel good to go again with the family or the lads on a night out.”


The Damage Limitation Pack Explained.

The ESSENTIALS – Your Multi-Vitamin/Mineral/Antioxidant combination of the highest quality. This plugs up EVERY nutritional gap your food contains especially at this time as we eat energy dense but nutrient poor foods. (Worth £42.50) Everyone should be on the Essentials as a baseline for optimal nutrition.

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BIOMEGA – Simply Pure Fish Oil and the best there is. Most say they check for mercury, but that doesn’t mean they take it out. These guys do.

It’s the best anti-inflammatory you can take; it turns on your fat burning hormones, turns off your fat storage hormones.

Its superb for: healthy joints, brain development, skin, hair, nail and eye. It also supports arterial function and blood flow AND there’s some Vitamin D in there as well which we seriously lack over the winter months. (worth £22)

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HEPASIL – If you like a drink, THIS is the supplement for you. (worth £32)

This is your Liver Detox. Everything you consume, everything, goes via the liver for removal of toxins. This can cause your liver to be overworked and stressed if you’re not consistently eating the right things causing all sorts of damage, from poor sleep, mood, weight gain, fatigue, illness and much more.

An unstable liver that isn’t functioning properly because of a build up of toxins (poor foods and alcohol) could cause a wide variety of long term health issues.

hepasil

PROBIOTICS – Outstanding support for gut health containing the ‘good bacteria’ your body needs for proper digestion plus improved immunity. (worth £25)

probiotic

DIGESTIVE ENZYME – Absolutely necessary considering the digestive assault you are about to put yourself through in the coming weeks! This will take care of your bloating and feelings of fullness or bloating after eating. (worth £30)

digestive enzyme

So, if you would like to purchase this pack, for yourself or someone else, I’ve arranged an awesome discount for you. It would normally cost you £151.50 but now………..£136.50

(that’s JUST £4.55 a day)

SHIPPING IS FREE if you take up this offer anytime up til the 1st of January 2016!

You know you’re gonna splash out this xmas.

Doesn’t it make sense to divert some of that money towards something that could do you GOOD rather than HARM?

If you would like to take advantage of this Offer, please send me a private inbox message.

Alternatively click on each image to take you straight to the store to buy the items you want.

GIVE YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES THE GIFT OF HEALTH …

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Merry Christmas and a Fabulous new year from the Sexual Wellbeing Network!!

Think Again -World Hepatitis Day is 28th July

World wide on the 28th of July, Hepatitis is brought to the stage. There are various types of hepatitis viruses. Some are sexually transmitted, others are not. They all cause inflammation of the Liver and in some cases, long term problems like Liver cancer.

On the Sexual Wellbeing Network, we want to use this opportunity to remind our community that Hepatitis is still very much around.

The good news is that it is treatable. But the first step is to get tested.English%20poster%20set%2017%2003_Page_09-14180650

Here are some facts for you: 

Informed? Unaware? Viral hepatitis kills 1.5 million people worldwide each year. That’s as many people as HIV/AIDS. Hepatitis: Think Again.

Informed? Unaware? Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer. Liver cancer is the second biggest cancer killer. Hepatitis: Think Again.

Feeling fine? Are you sure? Symptoms of viral hepatitis often go unnoticed. Get tested. Hepatitis: Think Again.

Prevention

Safe? At Risk? Viral hepatitis can be avoided. Know the risks. Hepatitis: Think Again.

Treatment

Treated? Treatable? Viral hepatitis can be treated. Everybody deserves the chance. Hepatitis: Think Again.

Vaccination

Protected? Vulnerable? Viral hepatitis can be prevented. Vaccinate your children. Hepatitis: Think Again.

Protected? Vulnerable? Protect against viral hepatitis. Vaccination works. Hepatitis: Think Again.

Stigma

Accepted? Refused? Stigma kills. Don’t discriminate. Hepatitis: Think again.

Accepted? Refused? Viral hepatitis doesn’t discriminate. Neither should you. Hepatitis: Think again.

 Viral hepatitis can be beaten. Play your part. Hepatitis: Think again,

AND GET TESTED!

Enjoy the official World Hepatitis Video below.

Need more information? Check out the World Hepatitis Alliance site here

 

HIV? Me? No, I am married! (17)

HIV, Black women, Hepatitis“Yes, that’s wise. It will be good if you all get tested and we can arrange
that for you.”

”Meanwhile if someone has a bloodborne virus like HIV, it is good medical
practice to check for other bloodborne viruses like hepatitis as these can
sometimes go together because they can be passed on in similar ways.”

”Hepatitis?’ Nma frowned “Isn’t that a liver problem?”

”Yes it is. It can be…..’

”That’s what grandma had when her eyes were all yellow,” Aka interjected. Nma
nodded.

”Yes, hepatitis can cause jaundice which is what makes the eye appear yellow.
There are different types: You can get hepatitis A from contaminated food, That’s
not a big problem but the ones we worry about are Hepatitis B and C. These can be
acquired by using unsterilised needles, sexual intercourse, using unscreened
blood or blood products…

”I had a blood transfusion after I gave birth to Aka…so I might have this
hepatitis too?” Nma started crying again.

”Hei, dont think like that,” I chided. ”We need to do a blood test to find out
first. No need worrying yourself to death about something you might not have.”

”Mum please take it easy,” Aka pleaded.

”We don’t have to do it immediately if you would rather take some time to think
about it.”

Nma looked blankly ahead.

”Doctor, lets sort out the HIV first and maybe do the hepatitis later,” Aka
said.

”Fine,” I handed her some information leaflets on hepatitis.

”So how do we get rid of mum’s HIV?” she asked.

To be continued. Remember to subscribe by email so you dont miss the rest of the story.

How are you coping with HIV? Do you have Hepatits B or C and would like to encourage others with your story? Please get in touch here

SCOTLAND’S HEPATITIS C PATIENT CONFERENCE

Have you ever been diagnosed with Hepatitis C? Do you want to know more about the condition?

Whether you currently have the virus or have cleared it, this FREE conference is for you.

Wednesday 19 March 2014, at the Tolbooth, Stirling, Scotland.

Free transport arrangements will be made for all who wish to attend.

Please contact Margo Urquhart Project Support Manager -Sexual Health and BBV MCN at margo.urquhart@nhs.net if you are interested.

It promises to be an enlightening day.

A selection of workshop topics include:

A: Demystifying Hepatitis C

B: Living with Hepatitis C: A dietician and Waverley Care Life Coach worker will explain how diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol and other drugs impacts on your health while living with Hepatitis C.
C: Hepatitis C and Families: session on what the implications are on your sexual and reproductive health while living with, and after, Hepatitis C.

D: Peer Support: Hepatitis C Trust will hold a session on the different types of peer support available, how to access it, and how to start your own peer support group.

Research.. Are you interested in earning some money for a good cause?

Participants are needed for a research project being undertaken on behalf of NHS Grampian concerning the experiences and support needs of those with Hepatitis B.

All participants will receive £30 cash as a thank you.

If you are from the:
1. Asian sub continent or
2. Sub–Saharan Africa or
3. China or
4. Eastern Europe,
And have been diagnosed with hepatitis B (here or abroad) and are living in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray, we would love to speak to you!

All information gathered is completely confidential.

The research is taking place throughout November and December and will take the form of one-to-one informal interviews, held at a time and place to suit you.
An interpreter can be arranged if required.

There is also the option to complete a paper survey if you would prefer.

If you are interested in taking part, or would just like more information, please get in touch with the researchers.
Call any of the research team (Alison, Menekse or Rachel) from Scott Porter Research on 0131 553 1927 or e-mail them at info@scottporter.co.uk

Thank you.

Feb 2014: This research is now closed. Thanks to all those who participated.

HIV? Me? No, I’m married! (2)

After Mma left, I sat thinking. It all started coming back to me. It must have been like eighteen months ago or more that Mma and her children had come to register at the surgery having recently moved into the area from Africa.

positive steps

She had told me then that they had come overseas due to her husband’s job. He  worked with one of the oil companies, she said, and he had been posted abroad for four years.

She was a linguist with excellent command of Chinese and German and was hoping to get a job teaching these in one of the academies. A very pleasant woman, I recall thinking.

Her children were aged twenty-two, twenty and seventeen. The first had been due to get married in a few weeks.

Dike came to register almost six weeks after his family came. He had only come because his boss had insisted he needed to be registered with a surgery while in the UK. A complete waste of time, he told me.

He fidgeted while I went through my new patient’s routine. I was used to men feeling that coming to see the doctor was unnecessary.

Blood pressure check. Height check. Weight – a little overweight but nothing that a bit of exercise wouldn’t shift.

“Do you smoke?”

“Just when I am out in the rigs.”

“How many a day?”

“Ten sticks a day.”

“Have you ever considered  stopping?”

“Maybe one day,” he glanced at his wristwatch. “Are we done now?'”

“Almost. I would like to offer you testing for blood borne viruses like HIV,  Hepatitis B and C.”

“Why?” he asked surprised.

Would you have HIV and Hepatitis tests even if you believe you are not at risk??