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For all my lovely customers – an update

For all of my lovely customers I do apologise for not being in touch sooner, but I only like to contact you when I have some news. As you may be aware I am working full time in the NHS at the moment and will aim to reduce my hours to open my business again very soon. You might have noticed that a lot of places like hairdressers are opening up, following government guidelines and Public Health England we have not directly been given the go ahead to open for colonic hydrotherapy. I can however open for testing, B12 injections and anti-wrinkle treatments from week commencing the 4th July 2020. To ensure all of our safety there will be a few protocols in place. I’ve briefly outlined them below: Please notify me by phone 24 hours before your appointment if you feel unwell, we can reschedule. Please wear a mask, I can provide one but will charge 50p You’ll be required to fill out a short disclaimer before treatment I will wear a mask, an apron and gloves No cash payments, only bank transfer wherever possible I shall be taking limited clients to start in order to deep clean every surface and area after each client Come alone to your appointment Sanitizer will be available at the entrance of the clinic and you’ll be prompted to use it Some of the protocols may change as government guidelines change. To guarantee your appointment as soon as I can open, please call me on 0115 784 6361 Thank you for reading & see you all soon Janet X  

WOW, I’VE COME FULL CIRCLE

The Natural Detective Do we ever know what we want to be or do when we get older? I never really did. We were brought up by my mum, who was a Nurse, and I was always fascinated to hear all the stories of life’s idiosyncrasies, the good the bad and the ugly. I’m very much a people person and have always thought myself a natural detective, though some would say nosey! I packed my bags one summer, when I was just 18 years old. I had decided I wanted to work and not study anymore, so I trained as a Registered Nurse near Gatwick, in a hospital that served the whole M25 area. When my Mum and Dad dropped me off, I found my living quarters would be one room with a sink, in an old asylum. The corridors were old, hostile, grey and cold, but somehow, I loved it. One week into induction and we were on the wards. Nursing in my time was not a degree course but assumed a certain attitude and required you to use your initiative. Training as a Registered Nurse I was assigned to all areas of medicine, such as General Surgery, General Medicine, Theatres, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, A and E and Intensive Care, to name but a few. I loved my training, in the main, it was a time to learn so many new things, form new friendships and build a career I loved. Throughout my time in Surrey, I tried to make the most of the experience. When I qualified and everyone was moving on it was very emotional. I realised how far I had come and how I had grown as a person. When my parents said goodbye to me on my first day, it didn’t seem real. I was excited to be living independently, but slowly the reality hit home and I did have days when I missed my familiar hometown, Cardiff, my home and the friends I’d grown up with. At first you may feel overwhelmed, I had to juggle cooking for myself, organising my life and coping with my studies and ward placements. Little by little I adapted to each situation. I really do think my nursing experiences were the basis for the rest of my working life and how I coped in life as a person. When we had finished our training, it was time to move on. It was sad having to leave the hospital and nurses’ home, that I then saw as a safe place and a place I called home, but I had grown in confidence and decided I’d like to use my nursing skills to travel. So that’s what I did. I went to America and New Zealand and used my skills and experience as much as I could. Psychologist? When I came back from travelling, I decided to do my degree in London and become a Psychologist. I was flying high with all the possibilities that were out there for me. I was lucky that I was able to work as a nurse at the same time as studying in London, which meant I didn’t get into debt. Many of my shifts were at my old hospital and Whitechapel Hospital, which is full of history. You could see where Joseph Merrick, known as the Elephant Man, had apparently stayed from the window of one of the wards. The Psychologist thing didn’t happen; I found that I didn’t want to do it in the end, but I know I could have pursued it if I’d wanted to. A Teaching Degree Let’s now move forward a few years. As I steadily worked in different areas of medicine, I decided my next step was to do a Teaching Degree. Having successfully done this, I taught at different levels from Primary school age to University level. I also taught Health subjects for a few years at a couple of colleges. Coronavirus hit As I settled down and moved to Nottingham, I started my medical business. It seems a fitting end to incorporate all things medical and educational. It’s a private medical business, which allows me to use both my medical and teaching skills to help people understand and improve their health. Unfortunately, Coronavirus hit us and we are now in unchartered waters. My business, like so many, had to close in the short term, so how was I going to pay my mortgage and my bills? Plan B So, I turned to Plan B, and decided to go back to nursing to help out in the Covid-19 crisis. I rang the NHS HR Department and was snapped up. I’m now working on the front line, as a key worker in the community as a District Nurse. I feel that I have come full circle. I’m still using my skills to help out in these uncertain times and I’m really loving the change and variety again. Hospitals are discharging patients as soon as they can, so beds are available for mounting emergency cases. This means we have all sorts of cases in the community that we have to use our clinical judgment and experience on. Often we are lone workers making critical decisions and we may even be called to verify deaths. My early days of nursing and studying are firmly behind me now but, taking up nursing again, I feel that I have never really left. My nursing foundation was firmly cemented into my DNA, and it really is the basis that I have had to work on. You can do anything you choose to and I believe anything is possible. Looking back, I now feel I’ve COME FULL CIRCLE. Keep smiling! Janet Stafford BSc

Why is Vitamin B12 so important to health?

Why is Vitamin B12 so important to health? My latest article published in the October issue of  The Sherwood monthly community magazine is all about Vitamin B12 and why it’s so important to health. If you would like to know more about the benefits of Vitamin B12 Injections, please click on this link B12 Injections, or give me a call, I’d love to hear from you! Here’s a copy of the article, hope you enjoy it.   A copy is available to view on the News Journal website. The magazine offers news, information, events and is packed with wonderful places to visit and sights to see in the Sherwood area. I do hope you enjoy my article and find it interesting and informative. Please contact me on 07932 629003 to find out more or book an appointment. Janet x

Maintain a healthy digestive system – it’s the key to good health

Maintain a healthy digestive system – it’s the key to good health My latest article published in the August issue of  The Sherwood monthly community magazine is all about maintaining a healthy digestive system. If you would like to know how you can look after your digestive system, or find out more, please give me a call, I’d love to hear from you! Here’s a copy of the article, hope you enjoy it.   A copy is available to view on the News Journal website. The magazine offers news, information, events and is packed with wonderful places to visit and sights to see in the Sherwood area. I do hope you enjoy my article and find it interesting and informative. Please contact me on 07932 629003 to find out more or book an appointment. Janet x          

Food Intolerance … and why we should test for it

Food Intolerance … and why we should test for it My latest article published in the June issue of  The Sherwood monthly community magazine is all about food intolerance and why we should test for it. If you would like to book a food intolerance test, or find out more, please give me a call, I’d love to hear from you! Here’s a copy of the article, hope you enjoy it. A copy is available to view on the News Journal website. The magazine offers news, information, events and is packed with wonderful places to visit and sights to see in the Sherwood area. I do hope you enjoy my article and find it interesting and informative. Please contact me on 07932 629003 to find out more or book an appointment. Janet x  

Gallbladder & Gallstones – What are they?

Gallbladder & Gallstones – What are they? My latest article published in the November issue of  The Sherwood monthly community magazine is all about the gallbladder & gallstones. If you would like to know more about the gallbladder & gallstones I am always open to enquiries, why not give me a call, I’d love to hear from you! Here’s a copy of the article, hope you enjoy it. A copy is available to view on the News Journal website. The magazine offers news, information, events and is packed with wonderful places to visit and sights to see in the Sherwood area. I do hope you enjoy my article and find it interesting and informative. Please contact me on 07932 629003 to find out more or book an appointment. Janet x  

The Functional Medicine Tree

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease.   As mentioned in last months blog I went on an interesting Functional Medicine conference in Edinburgh at the beginning of December 2018. The Functional Medicine Tree We need to firstly look at the foundational lifestyle factors, such as sleep, exercise, nutrition, toxins, stress management, relationships, and genetics. These are the roots and soil, which are in turn influenced by specific predisposing factors and ongoing physiological processes , and may then result in fundamental imbalances at the trunk. Signs and symptoms that affect the various organ systems are the “leaves” of the tree. We address the “leaves” of the tree and spend our time investigating and addressing the “roots” of the tree. How is Functional Medicine different? It shifts the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach. Patient Centred Health Oriented Holistic Preventative approach Looks at underlying causes of disease determines how and why illness occurs and restores health targets specific manifestations of disease in each individual. As a practitioner I will spend time with you, listening to your history and look at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence your long-term health. I support the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual I see. As a Functional Medicine practitioners I will spend time with you addresses the whole of you, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Please feel free to contact me if you require further information. I’m happy to answer any questions. Contact Janet 

SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth)

SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth) Testing now available @ The Colon Hydrotherapy Clinic I went on an interesting Functional Medicine conference in Edinburgh at the beginning of December on SIBO (Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). The conference covered the following topics: A Tour of the Gut  Digestion (Nutrients / Carbohydrates / Protein / Fats) Small Intestine V Colon Excretion Enteric Gas Production Enteric Nervous System Microbiome (click here to view my previous blog on this topic) Dysbiosis SIBO is a condition affecting the small intestine. It occurs when bacteria, which normally grows in other parts of the gut, starts growing in the small intestine. SIBO Common symptoms Abdominal pain Bloating Diarrhoea Constipation Gas Belching SIBO treatment Diet Lifestyle Colonic Irrigation Herbal Treatment Combined Approach Please feel free to contact me if you require SIBO testing, treatment or further information. I’m happy to answer any questions. Contact Janet   

The Brain Gut Connection – What is it?

The Brain Gut Connection – What is it? My latest article published in the November issue of  The Sherwood monthly community magazine is all about the brain gut connection. If you would like to know more about the brain gut connection, I am always open to enquiries, why not give me a call, I’d love to hear from you! Here’s a copy of the article, hope you enjoy it. A copy is available to view on the News Journal website. The magazine offers news, information, events and is packed with wonderful places to visit and sights to see in the Sherwood area. I do hope you enjoy my article and find it interesting and informative. Please contact me on 07932 629003 to find out more or book an appointment. Janet x

Leaky Gut Syndrome – The Colon Hydrotherapy Clinic

Leaky Gut Syndrome – The Colon Hydrotherapy Clinic My latest article published in the October issue of  The Sherwood monthly community magazine is all about Leaky Gut Syndrome. If you would like to know more about Leaky Gut Syndrome, I am always open to enquiries, why not give me a call, I’d love to hear from you! Here’s a copy of the article, hope you enjoy it.   A copy is available to view on the News Journal website. The magazine offers news, information, events and is packed with wonderful places to visit and sights to see in the Sherwood area. I do hope you enjoy my article and find it interesting and informative. Please contact me on 07932 629003 to find out more or book an appointment. Janet x

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