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Trish Dent


Monday, 7 February 2022

Boost your immune health with homemade sauerkraut

 

When we eat unpasteurised, freshly fermented vegetables, such as sauerkraut and kimchi, we are giving our immune system as well as our gut a big health boost.

Sauerkraut contains numerous species of Lactobacillus, and more recently it's been discovered that it also contains species of Weissella alongside other beneficial bacteria. Recent research confirms that many of these bacteria are of particular benefit to our gut health and to strengthening our immune system.

The prebiotic inulin, found in onions, garlic, bananas, Jerusalem artichokes, chicory, is also a perfect booster for gut and immune health. Prebiotics are the food of our good gut bacteria.

Making your own sauerkraut, fermented kale, sprouts and other vegetable ferments is easy when you understand how.  Come to my online Workshop this Saturday (also available as a recording). Details on my Fermentation page

Friday, 17 December 2021

Season's Greetings and a Happy, Healthy New Year

 


It's a good time to slow down, take stock and re-charge from within.

The New Year brings new exercise classes, a Winter-warming ginger compress and an online Fermentation Workshop. Click on the page links for more details. Contact me to book via email or phone 07530 699985.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Brushing up well

Here’s a health tip that costs no more than the investment in a natural bristle brush and a few minutes each day.  Body brushing is a straightforward technique to gently aid the natural processes of your own body, with great health benefits. 

It helps to:

  • Remove the top layer of skin that holds some acidity and toxins.
  • Move lymph through the whole body, aiding with removal of toxins.
  • Stimulate and improve the circulation
  • Stimulates the skin, helping it to eliminate wastes also.

Avoid brushing varicose veins, rashes or open wounds.

If you are constipated, address this problem before working with skin brushing as mucus and toxins will be released into the bowel after using this technique.  Better to wait until constipation has eased.

First buy a natural bristle brush, preferably with a handle, so you can reach your back.  Do not use the brush for other purposes, or get it wet.

This technique is best done first thing in the morning, before showering or washing. Use the brush dry and work with the skin dry.

Brush the skin as vigorously as is comfortable with the brush, working from the extremities towards the heart all the time. Begin with the feet, then your legs. Work hands, then arms. Finally brush your body, working all the time towards your heart.

Pay particular attention to hands and feet, but include all parts of your body, excepting your face and any other delicate areas.

Spend 2-3 minutes on this technique daily and you will be rewarded with glowing healthy skin, improved circulation and a wide-awake approach to your day.

Thursday, 28 October 2021

Hyopopressives at Science Cafe at The Cut

 Today, 7pm to 9pm at The Cut in Halesworth, Alice Housman will talk about Hypopressive exercises for pelvic floor and other health issues.  I attended Hypopressive classes online during first lockdown with Abby Lord and found it excellent. Give it a go!

Science Cafe at The Cut is £5, book online or at the door

Friday, 15 October 2021

New Stretch & Strengthen Classes at The Cut

 My Thursday evening Stretch & Strengthen classes are becoming so popular that I've decided to add another class in to accommodate everyone. The new classes, aimed more for beginners and those wishing to start exercising with us, will run 4.15 - 5.15pm, while my regular ongoing classes will continue to start at 5.30pm. Note there is a maximum class size of 10, allowing for plenty of social distancing. Contact me to book your space via email or mobile 07530 699985.

Note that Online classes via Zoom will continue also.

Look forward to seeing you all on the mat at the beginning of November!

Sunday, 10 October 2021

New Series of Exercise Classes

 A new series of exercise classes with me begin week commencing 1st November. There'll be a total of 6 sessions for each of my classes: that's Yoga for All at the Cut, Halesworth and Stretch & Strengthen, at The Cut and also in Westleton. Further details on my Exercise Classes page. email me soon to book and avoid disappointment as these classes are filling quickly.

Monday, 23 August 2021

Free Veggie and Fermenting Workshops

This autumn I'm teaming up with Norwich Farmshare to present some cooking workshops. Designed with people on low income in mind, we're starting with four workshops on two themes: Making Vegetables Delicious and Fermenting Vegetables. These events take place in Norwich. Go to their Events page for more details and to book.

Not for you? Please pass the information on to anyone who may be interested.

Friday, 20 August 2021

New Exercise Classes

 

No need to look glum.

Join my exercises classes this Autumn, starting week commencing 6th September. I'll be teaching Yoga for All and Chair Yoga classes, Stretch & Strengthen classes.

My weekly classes are focused on the 40 plus age group. I offer Live and Online classes, designed to make you feel good and put a smile on your face. Go to my Yoga and Stretch Exercise Classes page for details and booking.


Monday, 16 August 2021

LIVE Fermentation Workshop

 At last!fermentation workshop

I'm presenting a live in-person Fermentation Workshop next month.

It's an opportunity to meet up, find out more about fermentation, taste some of my yummy early autumn crop ferments. I'll guide you on how to make your own and you'll leave with a jar of fermenting vegetables, a comprehensive handout and a smile, confident in your newfound understanding. More details on my Cooking Workshops page.


Thursday, 22 July 2021

Holiday Exercise Classes

To keep us all moving I've sneaked in a few online holiday exercise sessions. It'll be lovely if you can join us. There's no pressure to pay (although donations will be accepted), simply email me Yes please ASAP, then I'll know to email you a Zoom link. Simply click on the link 5 minutes before the class is due to start. Live Zoom sessions only, these won't be recorded.

 
Yoga for All
Tuesdays 9.30-10.30am
27th July
3rd August
17th August
 
Chair Yoga Exercises 
Tuesdays 10.45-11.15am
27th July
3rd August
17th August

Stretch & Strengthen
Thursdays 9.30 - 10.30am
19th August
26th August

Serious Cat stretch    



Monday, 21 June 2021

Fed up with the weather?

Revive your "get up and go" with the help of my exercise classes.
They're both live and online. So, get your gear on, pick up your mat and come to one of my classes. I'm teaching for the next month, before my summer break. Choose from: 

Yoga for all

Stretch & Strengthen

Chair-based Yoga exercises

Recordings are also available for all subscribers; it's win-win, when you follow me.

Go to my Yoga & Stretch Exercise Classes page for details.

Join us in person £40 for 4 weeks; online only £26 for 4 weeks.

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Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Exercise Classes online, then live

I know many of you want to return to live group exercise classes, but Covid rules are such that we remain online for classes a further 6 weeks.

So, I'm starting a new series of Exercise Classes on Zoom from 12th April. Details are on my Yoga & Stretch Exercises page. Please email me if you'd like to join us and I'll add you to the link list, and I'm happy to answer your questions.

If you're wary of Zoom, this is what participants have said:

I am glad that I tried your Zoom classes; not too much waving and greeting...an informative and friendly atmosphere

I’m doing a huge amount more throughout the week than I ever did by going to live weekly exercise classes and they have become part of my daily routine

how wonderful your classes are for the whole body....preparing, massaging, stretching and strengthening, breathing and relaxation