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4.8 Over 51 Reviews
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Great service! Michelle was so welcoming and friendly and is passionate about making people feel their best! Will be recommending and revisiting 😊
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Michelle, you are truly amazing!
Every time I visited I leave with new information and knowledge and I’m grateful for your wealth of knowledge.
You are beautiful in and out and your expertise and professionalism is impressive.
A true inspiration!
Thank you for all your help and ongoing help. You’ve helped me in ways I can’t even help myself (haha)
Highly recommended and an investment into your health and wellbeing.
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I was told by a private gastroenterologist I had a dropped large intestine and will be on laxatives for the rest of my life (now 36) they were making me fee horrible and not getting rid of the full compacted problem. I spoke to Michelle and she put everything into perspective and assured me that she can help. I had my first appointment last night and wow it was fantastic, I was extremely nervous but Michelle calmed me down. I can honestly say she has changed my life already, I don’t feel bloated, tired, grumpy or in any pain and that is the first appointment. Chucked the laxatives away and believe Michelle can train my bowels to behave and act normal. I cannot recommend Michelle enough. Thank you so much. 😊
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Was in a bad way and was feeling really bad. I contacted Eternal Being and talked through my problems with Michelle, and made an appointment. I got immediate relief and over a few sessions got back to normal from really bad inflammation. Michelle was brilliant and gave me great advice and treatment. I would highly recommend getting a consultation if you have any issues. Thanks Michelle. Richard 👍🙂
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Michelle is so tuned in to your body and knows what it needs. I have regular colonic treatments and feel fantastic. After having major ankle surgery late November 2023, I had a lymphatic massage to help my body recover. AMAZING!!! Thank you so much Michelle
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Where do I start to tell you my journey with Michelle at Eternalbeing. TBH I hadn't heard of EB it only came about when I was talking to a gym buddy and we started talking about feeling bloaty, irregular bowel movement. So I thought as I have had problems since being a young girl around the age of 5 when I really struggled to go to the toilet so I was injected in the bottom to help me. So when I looked into the services that EB do I was so excited to think there was someone out there who may be able to help me. I made the call I was very nervous but after a telephone conversation which lasted about half an hour I booked in with her. Well, what an experience that was. Never thought in a million years my issues, fears quickly went away. My first clonic liver cleanse was a little bit surreal. How can I just be so relaxed and able to pooh after a few reassuring words from Michelle. We laugh all the time she still says after 10 years LOOK at your pooh train. I will be honest I did suffer from a headache afterwards but Michelle did warn me this would happen but soon subsided. Lots of water and not too much food after the treatment. I was taken suppliments to help me with my daily routine. Vitamin D3,
Bifido and Fibre,live cultures supplement for women, zinc citrate,
Alway I use her own patches
BIO MAGNETIC this to help my joints as I work out everyday
Sleep patch as I was struggling but ATM I'm sleeping very well.
Now about. Michelle my pooh fairy. This women is so passionate about her work to help others, always around of you need advise. She's my hero and best of all Michelle listens to you. Never rushes you, if these are going to plan with your treatment she ensures we rest and then try again.
Honestly, if you're not too sure about having a treatment I can assure you you would not be disappointed. I love her my pooh fairy
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After years of stomach bloating, cramps and pain. Taking medication to relive the symptoms.
I visited Michelle for the first time in January. I have not looked back since. I have not had to take any medication since.
I really felt listened to and I am so pleased I picked the phone up and made that call.
I have more energy and my overall health has improved so much 😊
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Great Treatment Michell. Thanks.
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I've been going for years, Michelle always helpful and achieves great results everytine !
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I had suffered with minor gut issues on and off for years but put it down to diet. Past 6 months noticed a gradual increase in feeling bloated, fatigued and no energy or motivation to exercise. I improved my diet with organic produce where possible and did the obvious but still felt full, bloated and sluggish. I had heard of colonics before but had no knowledge of what they did or why you would have one. After some googling, Eternal Being popped us a ‘colonics near me’ and so I checked out their website which prompted a consultation with Michelle and then a colonic hydrotherapy with liver cleanse. Consultation phase was thorough and the colonic was no where near as invasive as I thought it would be nor embarrassing. The feeling of relief was almost euphoric after feeling yuk for so long and the aftercare with Michelle’s knowledge gives me confidence the investment in myself was worth it! All puns intended, Michelle really knows her s#%t!
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Great service as always from Michelle. I come about once a quarter and always look forward to the treatment as you know your interests and treatment best practice always come first every time.
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Wish I had discovered Eternal Being sooner! Michelle is an absolute STAR - she understands what I need and is never short on advice. Her treatments are brilliant and her reassuring nature allows you to be at ease no matter what the treatment. I would not hesitate to recommend Michelle and Eternal Being to my contacts.
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Michelle is amazing!

She's so supportive, passionate, friendly and welcoming in her advise/practice.

Before I went to Michelle all I ever thought about my my stomach issues. All I ever talked about was my stomach issues. The discomfort was daily and progressively getting worse. After over 2 years of issues and getting no where through the NHS, I reached out to Michelle and after meeting her for our consultation I finally felt confident that this wasn't going to be forever and that there was hope. For the first time in 2 years someone had told me that they can help me instead of saying 'ots JUST stomach issues, it's JUST iBS.

The tests Michelle did came back with detailed, personal results and Michelle's gave clean instructions on how we can fix my gut health together.

She's super friendly and makes you feel instantly at ease at any appointment.

Thankyou Michelle ☺️💩
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Another excellent treatment from Michelle, I have a taken advice from Michelle and had regular colonic treatments over the last 12 years in relation to my gut problems and bloating. Can I stress it is not an uncomfortable treatment as she is highly qualified in her area of expertise.
Well worth a consultation and a treatment if you are suffering in agony with your gut problems. Michelle is extremely qualified in this area and has more extensive knowledge than many GP’s. Michelle will listen to your problem and will get to the bottom of your issues.
Thanks again Michelle look forward to the next treatment in March.
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Since giving birth to my son in Oct 2022 I have suffered with anxiety and stress that has severely impacted my digestive system. I've been going to Michelle at Eternal Being because she helped me out many years ago with gut issues and I knew she would be able to help me out this time also. She's so incredibly knowledgeable about pretty much everything but especially gut and poop related issues. She's so professional but also makes you feel so at ease, she's brilliant at what she does and she's made me feel like my pre pregnancy self again. The treatment itself is actually very relaxing and I feel rejuvenated afterwards. Thank you so much Michelle aka the poop fairy! xxx
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I first contacted Eternal Being and spoke with Michelle in July this year . I was really struggling both emotionally with grief and with my health, feeling generally unwell, bloated , lethargic and just not well 🤧 having felt like this for many years I had settled for the fact that this was how I was always going to feel .
After a bad fall through being so tired and lethargic at the start of July and suffering several injuries including a fractured wrist, I decided it was time to at least try to change the way I felt . Eternal Being was the very first place I read about and something told me that this was a good place , how right I was . Michelle called me following my email and I could tell straight away what a lovely person she was and clearly very passionate about what she does . I had my first appointment and found Michelle to be very friendly, warm, caring, very straight talking and honest with a terrific sense of humour 😊( very important ). I booked in for my first colonic and like many people I had preconceived ideas of what was involved It was nothing at all like I imagined, the treatment room ( like all of Eternal Being) was really lovely , comfortable, warm , very private a really calming peaceful place for a treatment . Michelle is extremely knowledgeable and every step was explained and done with care. We laughed a lot and talked a lot as well Michelle is a wonderful therapist and I came away from my first session feeling already better within myself and very positive about another treatment . I think it is so important to be open minded about this type of treatment, this isn’t a one size fits all situation and Michelle works out a treatment plan for each client individually depending on what they need. I have had a gut analysis done and Michelle has got a treatment plan for me going forward ,I have had several sessions and can honestly say I already feel so very different, I have a better understanding as well of how the gut is so closely linked to emotional well being something I definitely didn’t realise before seeing Michelle . This is a journey and not a quick fix but I am so glad I have started on it after many , many years of just accepting how I felt . I can’t imagine doing it anywhere else or with anyone else . So Michelle thank you so so much I I look forward to continuing this journey with you 😊👍🏼
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I've been coming to Michelle for almost 2 years now and she honestly changed my life. She is so knowledgeable and genuinely cares about her clients and her work. I really can't recommend her enough, she's just the best!

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Brightening Your Days: How to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder

If shorter days and weather changes leave you feeling drained and blue, If you find yourself experiencing changes in mood, energy levels, or motivation during autumn and winter, you might be grappling with SAD or seasonal affective disorder. 

You need not worry, though, for there are numerous ways and coping mechanisms to help you navigate this challenging period. All you need to know is that you’re not alone; it is a very common form of depression that we’ve probably all experienced some time in our lives. So, read on to find out what seasonal affective disorder is, how it can affect you during the winter season, and what you can do to deal with it effectively.

What is seasonal affective disorder?

SAD is a form of depression or low mood that occurs in the autumn and lasts throughout the winter. That’s why you’ve probably heard it called winter depression. When you have SAD, you will experience “the blues” or a more downbeat mood as winter begins, with its shorter days. As the weather warms and the days become longer, your mood tends to improve and you feel lighter. 

What causes seasonal affective disorder?

Research has shown that SAD is linked to the reduction in sunlight, which is why it appears during the months of autumn and winter. Lack of sunlight disorients the hypothalamus- the base of the brain, which is responsible for a wide range of functions.

The malfunction of the hypothalamus leads to the disruption of the body’s circadian rhythm, the 24-hour clock that regulates how we function during sleeping and waking hours. This is probably due to the lowered levels of vitamin D, melatonin and serotonin, which are controlled by the hypothalamus. The lack of those precious hormones, along with the lack of Vitamin D, leads to feelings of depression, lack of energy and sleepiness, and the symptoms don’t stop here.

What are the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder?

Regardless of the causes of SAD, the signs and SAD symptoms typically include:

  • Low moods that don’t change
  • Feeling irritable, stressed, anxious or tearful
  • Avoiding socialising
  • Having difficulty concentrating
  • Increased appetite, particularly for carbohydrate-heavy foods
  • Gaining weight
  • Lethargy
  • Having tiredness or low energy
  • Lossing of interest in activities you used to enjoy

If you’ve experienced those symptoms, it’s time to alleviate them. Dealing with SAD might be difficult, but it is not impossible to beat. 

How to deal with seasonal affective disorder?

1. Consult a trusted healthcare professional

SAD needs to be diagnosed by a mental health or healthcare professional. So before you diagnose yourself, visit a healthcare professional you trust. The healthcare professional will do a screening to determine if you have SAD rather than another type of depression and guide you on the best ways to fight SAD.

2. Socialise

When we have SAD we simply don’t want to go out, and it’s normal since, in wintertime, we want to avoid the cold outside. But studies have found that there is a connection between emotional and social loneliness and depression so it is important to make an effort and stay connected with friends and family, even if it is difficult to meet in person.

Schedule a Google Meet with friends or call them on Viber. Try online activities such as board games or virtual movie nights. Joining online communities can also be a great way to stay connected. Consider taking advantage of virtual fitness classes or streaming your favourite shows together. Find ways to be creative with your virtual activities. Have fun and make memories together.

3. Exercise

Outdoor exercise is highly effective at alleviating SAD symptoms as it exposes the body to daylight. If it’s too cold to exercise outside, you can still hit the gym or use your home’s stationary bike. 

Generally, exercise is especially beneficial for people with mild to moderate depression, as it can boost their moods. It doesn’t matter what type of exercise you do, as long as it suits your body and you enjoy it. Therefore, if you can force yourself to start 15 to 20 minutes of walking, dancing, or yoga, it is sure to lift your spirit. Most importantly, you’ll be surprised to find out that you’ll get used to it. After a while, exercise will become your favourite activity since it releases endorphins that make you feel good. 

4. Increase your intake of Vitamin D

Make sure you get enough sunlight during the day, and incorporate vitamin D-rich foods into your diet. Salmon, mackerel, and sardines are the best sources of vitamin D, while other sources include egg yolks, red meat, and liver. You can also try a Vitamin D supplement, which makes it easier to manage and regulate intake levels, especially when natural sources or dietary changes aren’t sufficient to meet the body’s requirements. Alternatively, you can consider a Vitamin D injection which will help replenish quickly your vitamin levels and make you feel as good as new.

5. Increase your levels of serotonin and melatonin

There are lots of natural ways to boost serotonin and melatonin in your body. To increase melatonin, try foods like goji berries, cherries, salmon, or eggs. To increase your serotonin levels easily, consider taking a Vitamin B6 supplement.

6. Try phototherapy

According to the Mayo Clinic, with a phototherapy or light therapy box, you can alleviate the symptoms of SAD. A light therapy box mimics sunlight, causing a chemical change in the brain to lift your mood and ease other symptoms of SAD. All you have to do is sit in front of the light box for about 20 to 30 minutes within the first hour of waking up in the morning.

7. Indulge in a massage

Massage may help relieve the physical symptoms associated with depression, such as back pain, muscle aches, fatigue and sleeping problems. For example, a lava stone treatment combines relaxing warmth and refreshing coolness, encouraging the body to detox, re-energise, relax, and heal. 

8. Put a patch on

Wellness patches are the self-care innovation you should know. They provide your body with essential nutrients, plus they’re easy to apply. Need a boost? Pop on an energy patch and feel the power surge. Struggling to sleep? Let a sleep patch work its magic to lull you to sleep. These patches are simple, effective, and your body’s new best friends!

9. Use flaxseed oils

Flaxseed oils are high in omega-3 fatty acids and are known to improve mood status as they help to promote photon and electron activity within the body. Consult a healthcare professional for the option of using a flaxseed enema that leaves you with an enhanced feeling of calmness or a flaxseed oil supplement 

10. Maintain a schedule

Behavioral scientists believe that the most powerful tool in your arsenal is plan-making. Plan-making helps you deal with your problem by simply pushing yourself to follow through with your goals. So just keep a steady schedule of everything you do during the day. Program your sleeping schedule, work time, exercise and meals. 

In that way, you can tune your circadian rhythm and thus avoid overeating, improve your sleep and energy levels, and stay focused and productive throughout the day. Motivating yourself with it is the best thing you can do.

Bottom Line

Dealing with SAD is a journey that requires patience and self-compassion. With proper planning and execution, you will be able to manage your symptoms and reclaim your vitality. So don’t give up; start your journey to healing.

If you’ve enjoyed this blog post and you want to learn more about remaining energised and healthy, we suggest visiting our blog section for more interesting stories. You can contact us with any questions you might have, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Vitamin D Guide: Are you taking Vitamin D the right way?

One vitamin that often takes the back seat in our daily routine is Vitamin D. Known as the “sunshine vitamin,” it contributes greatly to our overall health and well-being. Vitamin D is formed when ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays are in contact with human skin and is in fact, a steroid hormone produced from cholesterol. 

Despite the fact that this vitamin is extremely beneficial, many of us spend most of our time indoors, wearing sunscreen (especially UVB-blocking sunscreens), or in overcast weather, especially those of us who live in the UK.

If you find yourself unsure about the importance of Vitamin D, or if you’re uncertain about the right way to incorporate it into your routine, then this guide is for you. We’ll cover everything from the significance of Vitamin D to ensuring you’re getting the most out of it in your daily regimen.

What Is Vitamin D? 

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that it dissolves in fats and oils. The sun triggers vitamin D synthesis, but it can also be found in specific foods. Vitamin D supplements are the most effective way for most people to get enough because taking enough food or being outdoors is difficult.

What are the symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency?

As a key component of calcium homeostasis throughout life, vitamin D is essential for bone development, function, and maintenance. Vitamin D has beneficial effects in many organs and play a significant role in the maintenance of general health, while symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Bone pain or achiness
  • Depression
  • Hair loss
  • Muscle weakness
  • Appetite loss
  • More prone to illness
  • A pale skin complexion

If these symptoms sound familiar, it’s time to see a medical professional. They may do a blood test to check your vitamin D levels to see if they are within normal range. 

How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?

Fatty fish like salmon, trout, tuna and mackerel, canned fish like herring and sardines, egg yolks, and liver are rich in vitamin D. If you can’t take vitamin D through foods and sunlight, you should consult your healthcare provider, who will measure the storage form of vitamin D, known as calcifediol. Anything below 12 ng/ml is considered deficient, and anything above 20 ng/ml is considered adequate.

Adults should take 15 mcg, while pregnant or breastfeeding women should take 20 mcg and infants should take 10 mcg. Your healthcare provider could give you vitamin D  or vitamin B12 supplements or injections for vitamin B12 to boost energy or vitamin D that offers superior absorption than traditional oral supplements.

Vitamin injections can replenish vitamin levels quickly and efficiently, and they are extremely beneficial if your Vitamin D levels are low. This is because injections deliver a high amount of vitamin D and B12 directly into the body without passing through the digestive system. Despite being a lesser-known method, injectable vitamin shots provide enhanced absorption, rapid results, and personalised dosages, and with professional guidance, this is the superior option.

Are you taking vitamin D the right way?

Most people just take their daily supplements however, you should consider a few factors before taking vitamin D again. 

Vitamin D is fat-soluble, so it’s best not to take it on an empty stomach. Taking it with a substantial meal, such as nuts and eggs, will ensure maximum absorption.

You should also consider taking vitamin D with magnesium, an important mineral often lacking in modern diets that helps support immune function and assist in the activation of vitamin D. 

Besides regulating calcium and phosphate homeostasis, magnesium plays a role in bone growth and maintenance as well. All of the enzymes that metabolise vitamin D seem to require magnesium, a cofactor in enzymatic reactions in the liver and kidney. It is, therefore, essential to make sure you take the recommended amount of magnesium for optimal vitamin D absorption. 

Finally, some researchers suggest that fat-soluble vitamins work together and that it’s crucial to optimise your vitamin A and K intake while supplementing with vitamin D,

What Happens if You Take Too Much?

Taking too much vitamin D is very rare. Symptoms include confusion, lack of concentration, drowsiness, depression, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, and high blood pressure.

Bottom Line

Vitamin D is essential, and If you can’t spend much time in the sun and rarely eat fatty fish, you should consider talking to a registered dietician or healthcare professional to discuss taking supplements or vitamin D and B12 injections. Contact us today to talk with our healthcare expert, who can recommend the right dosage, supplements or vitamin injections.If you’ve enjoyed this blog post and you want to learn more about digestion, we suggest reading our blog post Study confirms that vitamin D deficiency increases aggressiveness of colon cancer, or visit our blog section for more interesting stories.

Prebiotics & Probiotics: The ‘What’ and ‘Where’

These days, pretty much everyone and their mother would have heard about ‘probiotics’! The word is commonly mentioned in ads from mainstream brands like Activia. Good bacteria have gone mainstream! 

Recent studies show over 70% of the UK taking health supplements, and you can be sure that probiotics are top of the list as one of the most popular supplements to take! However, not as many people understand what “PREbiotics” are.

This blog post is an introduction to what prebiotics and probiotics are, and where you can source them from.

What is prebiotics?

Prebiotics (normally high-fibre foods) are non-digestible fibres that act as food for human bacteria. Prebiotics are used to improve the balance of our microorganisms. Examples of prebiotics are found in foods like onions, leeks, garlic, bananas, apples, pears, asparagus, celery root, oats and barley.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms intended to maintain or develop the “good” bacteria (normal microflora) in the body. They are the trillions of living bacteria found in your body! Top foods containing probiotics include Yogurt, pickled foods (raw, non-pasteurized), Miso, kimchi (also a source of prebiotics), Kombucha and more. Many fermented foods are also examples of probiotics.

How can supplementation help?

In addition to a balanced food diet, food supplements are also helpful in maintaining a balanced intake of prebiotics and probiotics. According to the European Food Safety Association (EFSA), food supplements are marketed in dose form – for instance, pills, tablets, liquids and drink powders – and are concentrated sources of nutrients. There are various unique benefits of supplementation, a common one being that it can provide a wide range of minerals and/or a concentration of minerals that for some may be hard to find in normal foods around them.

There are various health brands worldwide with supplements that can act as rich sources of prebiotics and probiotics. Explore our shop to see which of our products could be supplementary additions to your diet, and please contact us if you have any queries about our guidance around prebiotics, probiotics and supplementation.
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6 Food and Drinks That Help with Bloating

We all can feel a little bloated, but some of us more than others. Bloating can cause issues such as constipation, excess gas, and discomfort. If you are one of the unlucky people that does experience bloating, try to exercise regularly, drink plenty of water, reduce your intake of fizzy drinks, alcohol, and caffeine, and try to keep away from foods you’re intolerant to.

This may sound like a lot, and if you don’t want to skip your daily caffeine kick, there are other ways to reduce bloating. Within this blog, 6 foods and drinks will be mentioned that could potentially help with your bloating symptoms. Read on to find out what they are.

Avocados are rich in vitamins, potassium, and fibre, which will help your digestion, supporting regularity and preventing constipation.

Berries, in particular strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and are also high in fibre. Similarly to avocados, berries support the function and regularity of your digestive system. 

Green tea can be an acquired taste, yet it holds so many positive values. Green tea is known to be a natural laxative, stimulating movement within your digestive tract and regularity. Therefore, reducing bloating.

If you’re not keen on green tea, why not try a similar drink like Kombucha?

Kombucha may not be as common as green tea, but it still has some great benefits. Kombucha is a fermented drink, usually made from black or green tea. This tea can help you squeeze in some much-needed antioxidants into your diet to help beat bloating. 

This drink is rich in probiotics and can promote gut health and digestive regularity. 

Papaya, something that might not be on your daily meal plan, contains an important enzyme called papain. This enzyme helps break down amino acids, encouraging healthy digestion and helping keep bloating at bay.

Turmeric, something that is used in curries and soups, has a compound called curcumin. Through studies, this compound has been found to have anti-inflammatory values, improve gut health and reduce symptoms of IBS.

These are only 6 products that can only help with bloating. But some other key things are to remember to eat slowly with your mouth closed, reducing the ingestion of air; drink plenty of water; reduce your intake of fizzy drinks; alcohol, and caffeine.

If you’ve enjoyed this blog and would like some more information on helping reduce bloating and support a healthier digestive system, why not read our recent blog: ‘The Importance of Gut Health Explained.’ Or to just browse our other blogs, click here.

5 Steps to Help Heal Your Gut

A healthy digestive system is a core component of having good health. It has been estimated that 80% of our immune system lies within our gut lining, showing the importance of keeping your gut healthy.

The digestive tract is an important part of how we stay healthy, it acts as a barrier between us and the world. Our digestive tract’s main job is to keep undigested food particles, toxins and other unwanted substances out of our bodies, where they don’t belong. This, however, can be damaged due to your poor food choices, alcohol and cigarettes intake, medications, and even stress. 

You are likely to exacerbate this by causing several digestive problems, for example Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). As well as setting off an autoimmune reaction, leading to further health complications, such as pain, fatigue, skin conditions like eczema and mental health conditions like depression.

So here are 5 steps to help you get your gut feeling better:

  1. Get rid of the negative!

Remove anything negative in your diet, this includes foods you might be sensitive to and gastric irritants such as caffeinated drinks and alcohol. 

If you are unsure of what food could be irritating you, take some (or all) out of your diet for a number of weeks (at least 4), and then add them back over time, and make note of how your body reacts.These foods include: diary, wheat, gluten, eggs, corn, peanuts, soy and citrus. This process might feel a little daunting at first, but once you find the one or multiple foods irritating you, you’ll feel so much better.

The second part to this section is the get rid of infections (overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria and fungus) or parasites that might have embedded themselves within you, therefore leading to poor gut health. The main food groups to try and cut out are sugar, and antimicrobial agents such as oils, berberine, caprylic acid, leaf extract and garlic. By decreasing these foods within your diet will help eradicate the unwanted organisms. 

  1. Replace

By taking the food groups listed above out, means you need to replace them with something. Otherwise your body will be lacking in the right properties for a full digestion. The body needs enzymes, bile and hydrochloric acid (HCL) to digest food properly, these components could have decreased due to lack of a good balanced diet, medications, disease and aging.

Digestive supplementals can benefit some people’s digestive systems. Herbal remedies, such as bitter herbs can also benefit your digestive system by stimulating the digestive tract.

  1. Reinnoculate

Reintroduce your body to healthy bacteria called probiotics, this will help to restore balance in your body. Introducing probiotics will enable your digestive system to repopulate the gut and steer away unwanted, unhealthy microorganisms. 

Foods that can help this process are: fermented food like kimchi, yoghurt, cheese and kombucha.

  1. Repair and Protect

It is now time to repair and protect your gut lining by incorporating nutrients, amino acids and herbs (such as zinc-carnosine, l-glutamine, marshmallow root) and anti-inflammatories (such as omega-3 fish oils and curcumin). Having a regular intake of these nutrients listed above will benefit your gut massively. 

Please make sure you read the intake instructions on the back of the products, as well as asking the pharmacist or your doctor whether you can take multiple items together.

  1. Rebalance

An important step, which is usually missed is rebalancing your body into one. Being mindful, doing yoga, deep breathing, meditating, and having regular sleep can rejuvenate and relax your body. Overall benefitting your gut, mental health and whole body.

For more information on gut health, visit our website and contact us today. Or why not have a read of a recent blog on healthy food swaps.

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Everyday Habits That Will Help You Poop Regularly

According to GastroJournal, an estimated 16% of adults and 33% of adults older than 60 suffer from constipation. At Eternal Being, we like to think of our founder, Michelle, as the ‘Poo Fairy’, which means she can help you to get your gut working as it should and get your poop schedule back on track. So, say goodbye to constipation and hello to a regular poop schedule as we reveal everyday habits that will help you to poop regularly. 

Eating More Fibre

Foods containing fibre should be thought of as “rough” because they can help to move food through your digestive system. It’s recommended that you introduce 20-35 grams of fibre into your diet every day if you are constipated. 

Some examples of food containing fibre are:

  • Whole wheat bread
  • Brown rice
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers 
  • Tomatoes 
  • Legumes

Hydrate

We all know that we’re supposed to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, but did you know that drinking even more water could help you with your bowel movements. This doesn’t mean that you have to strictly stick to just water, however, as you can stay hydrated by upping your herbal tea and healthy juice intake as well.

Exercise

Get up and get moving your body to get things moving in your colon. Did you know that certain yoga moves can actually help with constipation? In fact, any exercise that relaxes your pelvic floor muscles can actually also help you to poop better. This is because exercises that put your hips and pelvic floor in a relaxed position can help you to relax during bowel movements. Some of these exercises include:

  • Child’s pose
  • Happy baby pose
  • Deep squat

For more advice from our very own ‘poo fairy’, contact us today. Alternatively, to read more of our blogs click here

How can you benefit from an enema?

Does the word ‘enema’ scare the sh!t out of you? Well, that’s kind of the point! An enema is a liquid treatment most commonly used to relieve severe constipation. In this blog, we’ll talk you through what you can expect from all variations of an Eternal Being enema treatment and how it can benefit you. 

What is an enema?

At Eternal Being, we offer 5 different types of enemas:

Coffee Enema

When a coffee enema is used, the caffeine from the coffee is preferentially absorbed into this system and goes directly to the liver where it becomes a very strong detoxicant. It causes the liver to produce more bile* (which contains processed toxins) and moves bile out toward the small intestine for elimination. This seems to free up the liver to process more incoming toxic materials that have accumulated in the organs, tissues and bloodstream. The coffee does not go into the systemic circulation.

The coffee contains some alkaloids that also stimulate the production of glutathione-S-transferase, an enzyme used by the liver to make the detox pathways run. It is pivotal in the formation of more glutathione, one of the main conjugation chemicals, enabling toxins to be eliminated via bile into the small intestine*. So in other words, a coffee enema speeds up the detoxification process and minimizes the backlog of yet to be detoxified substances.

On completion, there is often an enhanced feeling of calmness and connectedness*.

Flax Oil Enema

A flaxseed enema is very useful for individuals who are unable to break down oils and utilise omega 3 fatty acids from flaxseed due to digestive difficulties. The oil helps to support the Lymph system.

According to Dr Johanna Budwig, the electrons of highly unsaturated fats from seed oils, which lie on the same wavelength as sunlight, are capable of drawing solar energy and storing it.

This may in turn have positive effects when treating SAD sufferers. Flaxseeds contain a high level of electron-rich unsaturated fats making it useful to start treatments with a flaxseed enema as it helps to promote photon and electron activity within the body. 

Aloe Vera enema

An Aloe Vera enema is ideally suited to any inflammatory condition within the digestive system. Aloe Vera is a moisturiser and soother so its presence in the enema can have an anti-inflammatory effect on the mucosa of the colon.

On completion, there is often a feeling of calmness and a positive effect on the skin.

Magnesium Enema

Magnesium is a muscle relaxant and is useful in the following situations:

  • The muscles have gone into spasm erg) back pain or heavy cramping following exercise
  • At the onset of a migraine if the early symptoms are neck and shoulder tension
  • To help relieve cramping on the onset of menstruation
  • Magnesium helps the muscles to relax

On completion, there is often a feeling of calmness within the body and pains/spasms often lessen or disappear

Chamomile Enema

A chamomile enema helps to calm the body and has a soothing effect on the liver. Chamomile is a sedative and when taken as an enema it will be absorbed via the haemorrhoidal vein and is transported to the liver via the portal blood system. Chamomile has a calming effect on the liver and the body. 

On completion of this technique, there is often a feeling of calmness, especially within the digestive system.

Benefits

An enema treatment can support weight loss, help remove toxins from your body, and improve your skin, immunity, blood pressure, and energy levels.

To learn more about Enemas, visit our treatment page. Alternatively, book a consultation today on our website

Lymph Drainage Massage Explained

While the name may sound intimidating, the procedure is often very pleasant. A Lymphatic drainage massage, which may also be known as manual lymphatic drainage, can actually relieve the swelling that happens when medical treatment or illnesses block your lymphatic system. In this blog, we will explain everything you need to know about this gentle, rhythmical treatment. 

Who can it help?

Due to the nature of the treatment, people who suffer from lymphedema and fibromyalgia could hugely benefit from this treatment. These health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up and cause swelling in an individual’s system, which may be alleviated by a Lymph Drainage Massage. 

What is it? 

The strokes applied in manual lymph drainage are designed to stimulate the movement of the lymphatic fluids in order to assist the body in cleansing, reducing oedema (stagnant fluid, water retention), and promoting detoxification of tissues.

This is a gentle, rhythmical technique that removes inflammatory materials and toxins from the connective tissue, which enhances the activity of the immune system, reduces pain, and lowers the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.

In a treatment session with Eternal Being, each massage is completely tailored to you and your unique needs. This means we will use CBD and essential oils if needed. The aim of the treatment is for you to leave feeling relaxed and relieved. However, it is essential that before attending the clinic you have ensured that you are hydrated and have disclosed any medications and supplements you are taking as well as any existing health conditions. 

Additional Benefits

Lymph Drainage Massages have gained popularity due to their many potential health benefits. While we’ve already discussed how this treatment can help to reduce swelling, we haven’t yet addressed the many other benefits of Lymph Drainage Massages, some of which include:

  1. Maintaining blood circulation, body fluid balance, and immune functions.
  2. Increasing the Flow of Toxins Through the Body
  3. Reducing hardening or thickening of the skin
  4. Relaxing the body
  5. Improving the appearance of skin

To learn more about this incredible treatment, visit our treatment page or contact us to book a consultation today. Alternatively, browse our other blogs here.

Everything You Need to Know About Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy

Are you feeling lethargic and backed up? Then Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy may be just what the doctor ordered. If you have never heard of Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy, then you’re in the right place. We will take you through everything you need to know about Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy in this blog. 

What is Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy? 

Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy, sometimes referred to as colonic irrigation, is a way to gently cleanse the body of any unwanted toxins and faecal matter. It will swiftly return the system to a healthy, natural rhythm.

Why Choose Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy?

Colonic therapy can improve your physical and mental wellbeing and is an effective way to remove toxins that have built up in the body over time, which can cause several negative side effects such as:

  • Skin blemishes* 
  • Lethargy

By opting for a session with one of Eternal Being’s extensively qualified hydrotherapists, you will see a noticeable change not only in your physical condition but also in your mental self. Relieving the stress and weight of a blocked colon can also help to develop a much healthier outlook, which will lead to an increase in productivity and energy.

What to expect from your treatment

Your clinician will explain the procedure to you to ensure that you feel relaxed and informed. This will last for approximately 60 minutes (or 90 minutes, if you opt for one of our Deep Cleanse packages).

Once you’re happy, your clinician will begin the procedure, which involves introducing warm water to the colon through the rectum, with the occasional use of enemas, or herbal or pro-biotic implants, to aid the process where necessary. Your abdomen will then be gently massaged using specialised massage techniques to encourage the release of stored matter.

After the procedure has been completed, your clinician will then discuss recommended dietary changes with you, empowering you to make the most of your colonic treatment therapy and embrace the new lease of life it will bring.

If you would like to learn more about the Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy treatment at Eternal being, you can find more information here. Alternatively, to learn more about health and wellness, browse our other blogs here

* individual results may vary

The basics of Colonic Hydrotherapy and how you’ll benefit from treatment

Are you tired of feeling tired all the time? Are you suffering from stomach issues? Have you found that your toilet habits aren’t as regular as they used to be? You’ll be happy to hear that Colonic Hydrotherapy could be the answer to your troubles.

Naturally, due to the lifestyles we live and the food and drink we consume, our bodies build up toxic waste over the years. Storing this toxic waste in our bodies is not good for us, and it can lead to health problems later in life.

Did you know that the role of the colon in the digestive system is to absorb water and nutrients from food after it’s broken down by the small intestine? The leftover rubbish is then neutralised by the colon to make it safe so that it can continue its way through the body. The colon also produces essential vitamins such as Biotin and Vitamin K.

If you don’t take care of your colon, you’re risking contracting various health problems and illnesses. A poorly functioning colon can cause constipation, diarrhoea, insomnia, headaches and even depression. In severe cases, an unclean and poorly functioning colon can lead to colon cancer. This is why it’s so important to look after your colon and whole digestive system. A few small changes to your lifestyle could help to prevent many different health conditions associated with a poor functioning colon.

A person who appears to be healthy on the outside is not necessarily healthy on the inside. Filling up on the proper nutrients and drinking lots of water can help to keep your colon clean and healthy. In the same way, you take care of your skin or your hair, it’s essential to look after your colon, too!

What is Colonic Hydrotherapy?

Colonic Hydrotherapy or irrigation has been practised for many years and is a completely natural and safe treatment. The procedure involves inserting the nozzle of a device into the rectum to send water into the colon. The qualified hydrotherapist can control the pressure and temperature of the water, and the entire procedure usually takes around 45 minutes.

The treatment is essentially an internal bath, gently flushing out toxic waste and excess gases. Approximately 16 gallons of water will pass through the bowel, and the fluid can contain herbal infusions or coffee. These supposedly offer additional benefits, though there is little evidence of this. You don’t necessarily have to be suffering from constipation, diarrhoea or any other bowel irritations to undertake colonic hydrotherapy. It’s just a great way to take care of your health and well-being with regular treatments.

Depending on the results of your consultation, your therapist will recommend how many colon cleansing treatments you should undergo. This can vary from person to person and can be as little as just one treatment in a period of 1 to 3 months, or a course of up to 6.

Why do I need colonic hydrotherapy?

Individuals seek out colon cleansing for lots of different reasons. It could be that you’re experiencing health issues related to a poorly functioning colon or because you’ve heard the health benefits associated with colon cleansing and want to give it a try. 

Colonic Hydrotherapy has been proven effective for those suffering with:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headaches
  • Backaches
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Skin problems
  • Problematic weight loss
  • Abdominal gas
  • Allergies
  • Bad Breath/Halitosis
  • Foul body odour
  • Menstruation problems
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Asthma
  • Hypoglycaemia

How will I feel after colonic hydrotherapy?

Colonic Hydrotherapy is supposed to enhance the body’s natural processes of eliminating harmful substances. Unfortunately, some patients feel slightly unwell during the procedure, with some reporting symptoms of stomach ache, headache and fatigue.

This could indicate that the procedure is working and your body is effectively cleaning itself and flushing out the wasteful toxins. However Colonic Hydrotherapy is not a medicine, therefore it’s essential to remember that it may take some time, and a few sessions of treatment, to feel the full benefits.

If you’re interested in Colonic Hydrotherapy treatment, head to the Eternalbeing website today to book a medical consultation appointment and start the process of making you feel better.