16 Immune Boosting Foods

Immune boosting foods to build up your immunityYou may be feeling helpless against the seemingly relentless march of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) across the world right now, but one of the best things you can do to help yourself and your family is to build up your immunity so that you are as strong as possible.

The easiest way to do this is through eating foods that strengthen your immune system.  Some of these foods may be a little unfamiliar, but most of them are everyday foods that you are bound to have in your store cupboard.

Just pick the ones that you like and that you can get easily, or that you already have, and just include a few in your daily diet to build up your immunity.


These foods will boost your immune system:

  1. Elderberries
  2. Mushrooms
  3. Acai berries
  4. Oysters
  5. Water Melon
  6. Wheatgerm
  7. Yogurt
  8. Spinach
  9. Tea – particularly Green Tea
  10. Sweet potatoes
  11. Broccoli
  12. Garlic
  13. Miso soup
  14. Chicken soup
  15. Pomegranate juice
  16. Ginger

For more details of the properties of these foods and suggestions on how to include them in your diet, click on the link below:

Source: MedicineNet

Chinese Medicine and the Menopause

Spring - time for renewal and rebirth

Cherry tree in Spring

The Chinese call the menopause “the Second Spring” and see this natural process that every women goes through as a positive time of renewal and rebirth.

Not every woman has a smooth sailing through this period.  This is understandable because it is a time of great transition.  The body is going through some major changes and women are likely to experience physical and emotional imbalances.  The first signals that the menopause is beginning often appear between the ages of 45 – 55.  Symptoms include irregular menstruation, the dreaded hot flushes, palpitations, insomnia, irritability and depression.

Here are some great links:

  • Can acupuncture help menopause symptoms? March 9th 2019.  A small Danish study published in BMJ confirms that acupuncture “may be worth considering”.  However, I’m not happy that the researchers can’t rule out that the results might be “down to the placebo effect”.  What nonsense! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47279032

A Christmas treat for your friends and family

shiatsu treatment voucherStuck for ideas for Christmas presents for a friend or family member? What about a pampering Shiatsu treatment?  Just the thing they might appreciate after the excesses of Christmas and the New Year!

You don’t have to be ill to have a Shiatsu treatment!  You can have just a relaxing and/or an invigorating experience.  Prices range from £20 for half an hour to £40 for a full hour.

Telephone me on 07795 5 5823 or email me at wfrancis@kiconnections.com and I can send you your voucher by post or you can collect it yourself if you are coming for a regular treatment.



A new year, a new start

Shiatsu gallbladder stretchA Happy New Year to you all, and let’s make this a healthy one!

Come and have a Shiatsu MOT!

We can check out what you need to do to – lose weight?  get more exercise? improve your posture?

Or you can just have a bit of pampering time to yourself after all the stresses of Christmas!

Go here to book it now:  Book a session

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