A New Year, A New You
There’s No Better Time to Make Yourself Better
Every January many of us draw up a list of resolutions for the coming year, the majority of which revolve around our health whether it’s to get fit, eat more healthily or give up smoking. And every year, most of us fail in our goals.
However, according to a study on CNN, between 40% and 44% of people who make resolutions will be successful six months on – and if you believe in yourself, you are 10 times more likely to change compared to those who didn’t make resolutions, even if they had comparable goals and motivations. So, the science shows it pays to set goals and it pays to believe in yourself – and for some, this can be the first step towards the path to wellness.
So, What’s First?
Each one of you will have different goals and reasons for seeking a ‘new you’, and even when the goals are the same, the journey to reach them will be distinctly personal to you, your health and your ability to commit.
That’s why at Neomed, we start every guest’s journey with a consultation; to discover the best way to help them achieve whatever it is they want to achieve. Whether it’s cosmetic therapy to look and feel better in the coming year or nutritional advice to beat bad eating habits or a chronic pain issue, our practitioners will work with you to find the most fitting programme for your needs.
The Detox Paradox
Unsurprisingly, after the festive period, detox plans become especially popular as people try to purge their systems of all the rich, sugary foods they’ve eaten and the alcohol they’ve consumed. Unfortunately, a successful detox is a little more complicated than downing a couple of green juices a day.
The human body is blessed with a complex system of organs, vessels, and tissues to clear away the debris of normal life – such as waste, toxins, pathogens and festive excess – but our organs need to be able to do their jobs. If an organ, such as the liver is struggling to clear an overload of toxins, it can result in a host of problems such as low energy, hormone imbalances and skin problems like acne and psoriasis. The same goes for the digestive system; if it isn’t functioning properly, toxins will remain in the body for longer resulting in bloating, tiredness and general sluggishness.
However, detox is only half the story when it comes to returning lost sparkle; first, you need to clear all the channels that allow the organs to flush out toxins. That is why drainage is imperative to a successful detox.
Drainage is the process of organ preparation. Without this preparation, people may experience headaches, nausea, chills and flu-like symptoms because toxins are being mobilised within tissues, but not being excreted because the organs remain clogged, meaning the toxins will redistribute in the body. This way of detoxing is incorrect and unsafe.
While detoxification can put the pep back in your step – and it is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your face because when you feel good on the inside it shows on the outside – it also needs professional guidance. So, speak to your medical practitioner or call us at Neomed to arrange a consultation with one of our specialists.
You Are What You Eat
One of the easiest ways to help yourself is to not help yourself to bad food! At Neomed, good nutrition is the foundation stone upon which good health is built and the first break you can give your body is to eliminate everything from your diet that is linked to aching joints and premature ageing such as processed foods, refined sugars, dairy products, artificial sweeteners and gluten.
It sounds tough, but it’s not as hard as you might first think because there are so many delicious, healthy foods out there as well as many core foods that pack a considerable punch in getting you to feel and look your best.
Cabbage, watercress and beets can do wonders for your complexion and tired-looking eyes. Coriander helps to remove heavy metals that enlarge fat cells, increasing the appearance of cellulite. Parsley also has similar anti-cellulite effects, as does citrus fruit, and walnuts are filled with healthy omega-3s which can help to strengthen your skin and make it more resilient.
There are so many knock-ons, feel-good effects to be had with a healthy eating plan and, as ever, we have expert nutritionists at Neomed ready to work with you to find the best programme for you, your lifestyle and your long-term goals.
PRP – The Natural Botox
While we all know the long-term benefits of detox programmes supported by good nutrition, it’s not uncommon to want a little extra help on occasion without pumping even more toxins into our bodies. That’s why Neomed offers Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) among other healing beauty treatments.
Often dubbed the Vampire Facelift or Natural Botox, PRP is a beauty treatment offering healing properties with no known side effects because the therapy uses your own blood.
Our blood is made up of plasma, a combination of water and proteins, that carries within it white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. It is the platelets that work the magic in PRP as they promote healing functions within the body.
In PRP therapy, your blood is taken and put in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. This is then injected back into your body to help to heal processes and regeneration. As well as improving the appearance of fine lines on our faces, PRP is used to alleviate joint pain, improve hair follicle quality, and reduce scar tissue from acne.
Liquid Gold – Infusion Therapy
At Neomed we offer several infusion therapies from nutritional and alkalising to vitamin and mineral – and though they are designed for therapeutic administration and illness prevention, they also have many beauty positives.
Our vitamin infusions are formulated with powerful antioxidants that can boost collagen production, aid the skin’s ability to heal and they also have anti-inflammatory properties that are ideal for the treatment of acne and rosacea.
Alkalising infusions are great for bringing the glow back to skin and hair as, quite often, our bodies become too acidic thanks to a poor diet and stress. Alkaline minerals have a neutralising effect allowing your body to regain its natural balance and reveal a more luminous and healthier look.
And Finally, We Believe You
Every year, we welcome many patients who have not only had to deal with extremely debilitating illnesses but also medical professionals seemingly deaf to their concerns.
From Lyme disease to Breast Implant Illness to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, we know how hard some of you have fought to be heard. The minute you contact Neomed, that particular fight is at least over. If you tell us you’re physically suffering, we believe you and we will do our utmost to help you.