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Health & beauty


Naturopath Fiona


Campbell knows her stuff


We’re all told to eat plenty of fruit of


veg, but it pays to give close attention to exactly where our food comes from and how it’s grown. This can be hard to do by yourself, so thank goodness for the Better Food Company (betterfood. co.uk), campaigners for and retailers of local, organic, ethical and Fairtrade products. They have a shop and café in St Werburgh and a food hall plus deli on Whiteladies Road. You can handily find details of lots of their suppliers on the website.


Therapies and treatments We never fail to be impressed by the sheer breadth and variety of therapies and treatments available in Bristol that can cure all sorts of maladies, physical and emotional. There are far too many to name here, so let’s go through a selection of what’s on offer: The Clifton Practice (thecliftonpractice.


deficiencies,” says Fiona. “People are often surprised to discover that they can feel significantly better by making just a few small changes, without having to live like a saint!” If you like the sound of naturopathy


and you’re also looking for a career change, train to be a naturopath at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (naturopathy-uk.com) at the Trinity Centre in Stoke Bishop. A diploma in naturopathic nutrition is available, as is one in naturopathic acupuncture. “CNM diploma courses are based on


a combination of up to date scientific research and natural medicine practices. The high academic standards are augmented by an emphasis on hands- on experience; lecturers are respected professionals themselves, and students have to complete hundreds of hours in clinic so that they have the skills and confidence to set up a successful practice on graduating,” says CNM’s Penny Thomson.


“THEY CAN FEEL SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER BY MAKING JUST A FEW SMALL CHANGES”


co.uk) on Whiteladies Road is the home of a group of practitioners skilled in a variety of different therapies, such osteopathy, acupuncture, reflexology and sports injury. The Natural Health Clinic (thenaturalhealthclinic.com) is another centre for alternative and complementary medicine in Bristol – they’ve been providing treatment since 1981, and also offer things like consultations for menopause and pregnancy, plus detox and stop smoking programmes. The Centre 4 Health (centre4health.


co.uk) is Gloucestershire-based but operates a Bristol clinic and mobile unit that offers treatments like combined decongestive therapy and compression bandaging. The mobile unit specialises in treating swollen arms and legs that result from conditions such as lymphoedema.


Individual practitioners Doug Sawyer (dougsawyer.co.uk) is a complementary therapist working in Bristol who offers rebirthing, shiatsu and couples’ relationship counselling. For those unfamiliar with the first two, shiatsu is a type of massage, benefits of which can include stress relief and relieving stiff and aching joints. Rebirthing is a breathing technique that can help you resolve personal issues. If you’re a single woman and struggling


with low-self esteem, help can be had in the form of Your Heart in Your Hands (yourheartinyourhands.com). Jenny White describes her business as being created “to help single women to emotionally feel amazing, to love


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themselves and genuinely be happy with who they are.” Jenny believes that “having a great


relationship with yourself and loving yourself and your life is the first step to truly loving another person.” Her Relationship Breakthrough Experience aims to help women break negative patterns that prevent them from achieving a loving relationship. She can also help woman address issues such as low self-esteem and lack of emotional confidence, and coaches non-single women and men on a one-to-one basis. Alison Jones, a clinical hypnotherapist


and psychologist, is the woman behind Solutions Hypnotherapy (solutionshypnotherapy.co.uk). She says that hypnotherapy can help all sorts of problems, from phobias and stress to even sports performance. The lengthy list of areas that hypnotherapy can treat on her website, is, according to Alison, not exhaustive!


Shiny whites Finally, what screams good health more than a set of pearly sparklers? As well as general dentistry, the Clifton clinic of Smiles Dental (smiles.co.uk) provides cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry such as veneers and tooth whitening, plus facial aesthetic treatments like dermal fillers and microdermabrasion, while The Smile Suite (thesmilesuite.com) offers specialist orthodontic and implant care. CL


Your Heart in Your Hands can help single women feel confident


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