Monday, 27 June 2011

Riding on a toy train

On Sunday 19th June a few of us went to St Teath, in North Cornwall, a pretty village by all accounts. It boasts a pub, a post office and a number of cottages and houses, what you would expect to find in a typical Cornish picture postcard setting. 

But it also has the ST Teath Society of Model Engineers! To you and me it's a large spacious area, a field, if you will, where you can find the St Teath Railway Club. The club boasts over 1,000 ft of 5 inch gauge tract, and it's open to the public several times each year, subject only to the weather.

Yes, it's a big toy, or a small one if you will, but the fun is every bit as big and exciting - if not more - as going on a real life train, only in dinky form! And what fun it was.  The club is open periodically to the public with cream teas and rides in support of charities and local groups. My wife and I, daughter and son-in-law couldn't have been more thrilled.

We went on the steam locomotive which pulled us through a beautifully landscaped area, as well as crossed a little bridge with a little river running below.

Just like the real thing our train broke down a few metres from the station, derailled by...not a leaf...but it didn't matter. The problem was quickly resolved when all the passengers stood up and the train driver quickly picked up the locomotive and set it down again! After stoking the boiler and topping it up with water, we were off again. There was steam in our faces and whistle sounds galore...all in all highly recommended - and a great father's day!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Reviber Plus and Vibration Plate

The Reviber Vibration Plate comes in two versions, both at the same price.

OPTION ONE: With a telescopic stand - as seen in the picture.
OPTION TWO: Without a stand (with a remote control instead) this is extra-easy storage version.

Whole Body Vibration, a new type of exercise sweeping Britain's gyms and spas, is a luxury now available to all. The Reviber Vibration Plate is a compact and powerful machine ideal for the home or salon and is a favourite of health and beauty practitioners. This is the new vibe in exercise; this is the Reviber

  • Increase Circulation
  • Increase Bone Mineral Density
  • Improve Leg Muscle Strength
  • Tone the Legs & Buttocks
  • Improve Posture and Balance
  • Alleviate Back Pain
  • Ideal fo the home, office or therapy studio
Further Information
The Reviber Vibration Plate has 8 different speeds, 4 auto-programmes and a hand held controller. (There are 16 different speeds with the stand)

Similar products only go upto 2500 vibrations per minute, whereas the Reviber Vibration Plate can go up to twice that frequency, which makes it more effective.

The Reviber Vibration Plate has been engineered to maximise enjoyment: Unlike other vertical vibration machines, the Reviber Vibration Plate has a comfortably low amplitude and higher speed options that means you get an easy, jolt-free, and fun workout.

It's far lighter and easier to store than the competition, which makes it more likely to be used by the consumer rather than it becoming another product that just 'sits under the stairs'.

We are getting wonderful feedback from our customers about this product, both young and old, and especially from those who don't exercise as they would like.

How Does It Work?
Whole body vibration is used in gyms to increase workout intensity. But if you want, all you need to do is stand on the Reviber Vibration Plate and let the machine do the rest. The vibration stimulates the muscles’ stretch reflex thousands of times every minute – working the same muscles that help you to jump. Just ten minutes on the Reviber Vibration Plate not only strengthens your muscles, but also puts a spring in your step, leaving you feeling revitalised and full of vigour.

Reviber Tonic Vibration
From increased metabolism & fat reduction, to helping with osteoporosis & circulation, there are dozens of studies into the benefits of vibration on the human body, and more studies are underway to verify anecdotal evidence of cellulite reduction and collagen production.  Some studies that have already been conducted have shown that simply standing on a vibratory surface has many benefits and can increase oxygenated blood flow, increase bone mineral density, improve muscle strength, and improve posture and balance.
One study concluded that standing on a vibrating platform is "more effective than walking to improve two major determinants of bone fractures: hip BMD and balance".

A study on men found that "...the biological mechanism produced by vibration is similar to the effect produced by explosive power training (jumping and bouncing)."

From studies on women the researchers concluded that standing on a vibrating surface is as beneficial as going to the gym for improving leg strength and speed of movement!

How Do You Use The Reviber?
The Reviber Vibration Plate can be used in a variety of positions to concentrate the beneficial effects of the Reviber Vibration Plate on different areas of the body, and it can be used with or without footwear.

Reviber Pleasure & Peak Performance
For improving the health and fitness of the elderly or inactive, through to the conditioning of athletes, we feel sure that you will be delighted with the wonderful feeling of the Reviber Vibration Plate. For optimum benefit and peak performance we recommend the Reviber Vibration Plate be used for a maximum of 30 minutes per day, and no more than 2 x 10 minute sessions for the elderly or infirm.  A typical usage is 10 minutes per day.

Differences between the Reviber Vibration Platge and Reviber Plus
Buy the Reviber Plus if it's more an exercise machine you want. With its oscillation motion it will increase muscle tone, muscle strength and can aid weight loss more effectivel.

For people with specific health problems, such as poor circulation, muscle wastage, muscle spasms and poor balance, then you should buy the Reviber Vibration Plate or Reviber Vibration Plate with stand.

Guarantee 5 years on the motor and 2 years on parts.
Power consumption 120W
Speed with stand 16
Speed without stand 8 
Speed 14 - 40Hz  (840 to 2400 vibrations per minute)
Maximum Load 120kg / 19 Stone
Platform 43cm across with a depth of 31cm
Weight boxed Without stand 11.5kgs. With stand 14.3kgs.
Weight unboxed Without stand 9kgs. With stand 12.8kgs.
Please Consult your doctor before beginning any exercise programme.

To buy the Reviber Vibration Plate click here, or on any of the links above. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor about this product, you an telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information.


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Thursday, 9 June 2011

Solgar Sage Leaf Extract - Menopause Hot Flushes And Night Sweats

Sage Leaf Extract has a long history of use throughout Europe as a culinary herb and is one of Solgar's premium quality food supplements.

Sage (Salvia officinalis) has been used for hundreds of years both as a culinary and therapeutic herb. Sage is stated to possess carminative, antispasmodic, antiseptic, astringent and antihydrotic properties. The key constituents are organic acids, polyphenols, terpenes and volatile oils. Within the volatile oils, rosmarinic acid and carvacrol would appear to exert antioxidant properties. Several other compounds are reported to have anti-inflammatory or anticholinesterase properties (effectively preventing the destrution of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine by the enzyme acetylcholinesterase within the nervous system.

Interest is also growing relating to the role of sage in brain health with studies showing improvements in cognitive function in certain population groups with the use of sage.

A 2002 study on hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) showed that sage is capable of reducing such symptoms. Interestingly, sage has traditionally been used extensively for the relief of sweating associated with menopause.

To buy Solgar Sage Leaf Extract and view other Solgar products, click on the following link: You can also view this product at our Solgar Health Store website. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor, you an telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information. We're always there to help.

Solgar Hyaluronic Acid - Nature's Moisturiser

What's good for the goose and good for the gander? Answer: Hyaluronic Acid! What is hyaluronic acid? The acid (HA) belongs to a class of polysaccharide compounds known as glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and is found in almost every cell within the body. HA is a water-loving molecule capable of holding up to a thousand times its own weight in water. It is often referred to as nature’s moisturiser.

HA is especially abundant in the components of the joints (such as cartilage and synovial fluid), as well as in the skin and eyes. Over fifty percent of the body’s stores of HA is found in the skin. Hyaluronic acid hydrates and nourishes collagen that is vital for joint stability and skin firmness.

As the human body ages, levels of HA dramatically decline. This may account for the loss of hydration that contributes to many conditions of ageing that affect skin and joints. Research has confirmed benefits of both topical and oral use of hyaluronic acid for maintenance of the skin’s layers and structure. HA is one of the components that forms the skin’s Natural Moisturising Factor and significantly enhances the elasticity of skin tissue. Loss of elasticity of the skin is a major contributing factor to the formation of wrinkles.

Solgar Hyaluronic Acid 120 mg tablets also provide vitamin C, chondroitin sulphate and collagen (BioCell Collagen II ), substances that are important in joint and skin structure.

To buy Solgar Hyaluronic Acid and view other Solgar products, click on the following link: You can also view this product at our Solgar Health Store. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor, you an telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information. We're always there to help.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Solgar Male Multiple - Best Multivitamin Tablet For Men

Every multivitamin should vary according to the needs of the user. The idea that one cap fits all in the multivitamin world is okay in principle. But in practice - lifestyle and age will demand different nutrient levels and ingredient mix. Women. pregnant women, children, vegetarians, seniors and men - Solgar's line up of multivitamins are there for each specific group - and it's for that reason the company is known in the natural product industry as the “Multivitamin Experts”

Solgar's Men's Multiple Multivitamin is no exception. As Solgar says, it's "An advanced multiple vitamin and mineral formula specifically designed to help optimise male health." So, you'll find iron , not as significant as for women, left out. While iron is a necessary nutrient, it's needed only in small amounts which men can get from their food. Instead you'll find Lycopene, found primarily in tomatoes,  a useful addition; and among Lycopene's many uses as a carotenoid,  it's also known to benefit prostate health. Oddly enough, contrary to good nutrition, it's only when tomatoes are lightly fried that it's levels of lycopene increase. 

As an antioxidant, Lycopene's recognition in health is fascinating and research is adding to it's usefulness. As for women and their Female Multiple Multivitamin, Solgar's Male Multivitamin is a high potency formula with good levels of the B Vitamins. The levels of B Vitamins, depending upon if you take one, two or three tablets is suitable to help with all aspects of the body's functions: hormonal system, growth, nervous and cardio vacular systems. The B Vitamins, as far as I'm concerned, are part of my answer for dealing with Modern Life, where stress puts untold strain on all our lives, getting nutrients from food vital and skin, hair and nails are bombarded with grime, chemicals and general rubbish from our environment.

So, if' you're in your late teens, through to your late thirties, early forties - and male - here's the multivitamin  for you!

Here are further significant facts about Solgar's Male Multivitamin
  • Free of artificial colours and flavours
  • Preservative free
  • Free of yeast, wheat, gluten, soy and
  • dairy products and are formulated
  • without the use of artificial
  • preservatives, flavours or colours.

  • As a food supplement for adults,
  • three (3) tablets daily, preferably
  • at mealtime or as directed by
  • a healthcare practitioner.
  • Do not exceed directions for use.
The full ingredient line up is as follows:

Three (3) tablets provide:Calcium 400 mg
[as carbonate, citrate†, amino acid chelate†]
Magnesium 400 mg
[as oxide, citrate†, amino acid chelate†]
Vitamin C [as ascorbic acid] 400 mg
Vitamin E 268 mg
[400 IU, as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate]
Choline [as bitartrate] 100 mg
Pantothenic Acid [as calcium pantothenate] 80 mg
Vitamin B6 [as pyridoxine hydrochloride] 75 mg
Inositol 100 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoid [as prep.] 25 mg
Natural Source Betacarotene 5.5 mg
[as prep.] providing other carotenoids 15 μg
Thiamin [B1, as thiamine mononitrate] 50 mg
Niacin [B3, as niacinamide] 60 mg
Vitamin B12 [as cobalamin prep.] 500 μg
Riboflavin [B2, as riboflavin, 50 mg
Selenium [as selenomethionine] 200 μg
Zinc [as amino acid chelate†, oxide] 15 mg
Biotin [as prep.] 300 μg
Natural Source Lycopene [as tomato prep.] 1 mg
Copper [as amino acid chelate†] 1500 μg
Manganese [as amino acid chelate†] 2 mg
Boron [as sodium borate, citric acid] 250 μg
Vitamin D [400 IU, as D2, ergocalciferol] 10 μg
Chromium [as amino acid chelate††] 200 μg
Folic acid [as prep.] 400 μg
Iodine [as potassium iodide prep.] 150 μg

Made from vegetable
stearic acid.

Fully reacted chelates,
Albion process patent
No. 5,516,925
and 6,716,814
Fully reacted chelates,
Albion process patent
No. 5,292,729
Tableted with these
natural ingredients:
microcrystalline cellulose,
cellulose gum,
cellulose, stearic acid**,
magnesium stearate**,
silicon dioxide,
vegetable glycerin,
copper complexes of
titanium dioxide.

  • If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product.
And there you have a fantastic multivitamin, suitable for the male sex. Just remember most quality multivitamins will turn your wee a fluorescent green colour! I always use it as a litmus test. If your urine is dark in colour, generally speaking you're dehydrated.

To buy this product and view other Solgar products, click on the following link: Solgar Health Store. You can also view this product at our website, where we sell a range of other branded products. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor, you an telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information. We're always there to help.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Wadebridge Big Lunch 2011 - A Huge Success

The people of Wadebridge flocked in droves and crowded the pedestrianised Molesworth Street to enjoy another fabulous Big Lunch 2011, thanks to the efforts of Harriet Wild, the organiser. Shayne House, summed it all up nicely:

Harriet Wild cutting the Big Lunch cake
"The second annual Wadebridge big lunch street party proved to be a tremendous success. The skies remained clear and dry as an estimated 1800 people flocked to Molesworth Street on Sunday to eat, drink and be merry.
And what a merry day it was. The bouncy castle didn't have a moment to breathe and the hog roast was licked clean. But it was the little touches that made the party extra special. Homemade bunting framed Molesworth Street, a photograph display depicted Wadebridge street celebrations from the 1800s, and the teddy bears picnic was a hive of activity all afternoon.

The live music was fantastic. It included The Fandangos, Jacki and Trevor, The Shipwrecks, Spot the Dog, Katy and Tom, Isis, Swan Song, Cy Parry, Georgia and star of the show – 10 year old Lani House.
Teddy Bears ruled the day!

10 year old Lani House wooing the crowds
This street party was one of many throughout the country, as part of the Big Lunch scheme dreamt up by the Eden Project. The idea is to get as many people as possible to have lunch with their neighbours on one day of the year. Founder of the Eden Project, Tim Smit joined in the Wadebridge celebrations, as did North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson.

Trevor Lawrence opened the festivity
The street party organiser, Harriet Wild said, "I'm absolutely delighted with the day - it went better than I could imagine. I'd like to thank everyone that supported the day from the people that came along, to those who lent time, money or muscle. Special thanks to Barnecutts, Bricknells, Trelawneys, Elixir Health Foods, Royal Cornwall Show, Christian Centre, Wadebridge Scouts and all the musicians."

The Wadebridge Big Lunch 2012 will be held on Sunday 3rd June, which coincides with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. "

Shane House, via:

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Stop Snore Ring

The Stop Snore Ring is a "discreet, easy to wear solution" to snoring...many of our customers have endorsed that manufacturer claim and it is an Elixir Besteller!

The Stop Snore Ring is manufactured from copper with an antique finish. Copper jewellery has been popular for thousands of years and is widely believed to have health benefits including relief from arthritis rheumatism and releasing toxins from the body.

The ring incorporates a specially designed magnetic 'block' positioned to apply acupressure to a specific point on the little finger. Magnets are widely used by acupressure therapists as it is believed that magnetism magnifies the benefits.

Acupressure and acupuncture recognise numerous meridian lines of energy which travel around the body and working on specified points on the body map with pressure increases positive effects on those parts of the body to which they are connected.

The The Stop Snore Ring when worn correctly applies pressure to the meridian line of the small intestine at the point reference s12 qian gu. This point has an affect on the throat and the increased energy generated by the ring has the effect of opening the areas involved with breathing and consequently snoring.

The ring is very effective at stopping or significantly reducing snoring and many wearers of the ring feel they breathe more easily and wake more refreshed as they are not disturbing their partner’s or their own sleep. So this is not a potential benefit for just your partner it may well improve your quality of sleep and wellbeing.

Will it work for you?
No product can guarantee that it will stop or reduce snoring but we can say that if you are not in one of the following groups the ring may well work for you:
  • Very Overweight
  • Trauma suffered to breathing area e.g. broken nose
  • Hereditary narrow breathing passages
Although the effectiveness of the ring can be diminished for persons in the above categories quite often wearing 2 rings, one on each little finger, may still achieve the desired effects. A snoring solution that works naturally rather than artificially is more health advantageous.

(Full instructions are included): It is not advisable to wear the ring during waking hours as maximum benefit is desired whilst you are asleep.

The ring should be placed on the little finger of the right hand for males and the left hand of females preferably 30 mins before you plan on retiring to bed.

The block MUST be positioned on the outside (1) OR underneath (2) the little finger halfway between the knuckle and the middle joint of the little finger (NB For the majority of people the ring is most effective in position (1).

  • Gently squeeze and tighten the ring so that you are aware of a pressure on the finger
  • Do NOT over tighten the ring as it is unnecessary and will feel uncomfortable
  • Trial and error will determine the right pressure for you and the most effective position of the block ie on the outside (1) or underneath (2) the little finger
The beneficial effects of the ring may take several days to develop although many people report an immediate effect.

Avilable in 2 sizes:
Large-Extra Large: 19.5mm and above
Medium-Large: 17mm - 19.5mm

* All sizes are fully adjustable.

To buy the Stop Snore Ring click here, or on any of the links above. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor about this product, you an telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information.