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The website of Author/Writer and Psychic Medium Astrid Brown. Making the most of 'YOU' i.e. how to achieve well-being and beauty from within ourselves. A truly holistic blog providing information on all aspects of psychic mediumship, spiritualism, philosophy, holistic therapies, nutrition, health, stress, mental health and beauty with a little bit of Wicca for good measure. Feeling and looking good is as much a part of how we feel inside as the outside.



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I am a great believer in Karma, but just what is it? Karma comes from the Sanskrit and ancient Indian Language with the underlying principal that every deed in our lives will affect our future life. For example, if we treat others badly during our lifetime we will have negative experiences later on in that lifetime or in future lifetimes. Likewise, if we treat others well we will be rewarded by positive experiences.

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Sunday, 5 June 2011


The dreaded cellulite as the story below shows, but I disagree that you cannot get rid off it. How much we are likely to get it and how much of it can be genetic, but just because your mother had it, it doesn't mean you have to put up with it. Consider this: have you seen a woman athlete with cellulite, especially a runner? no chances are you haven't, so this gives you one clue, if you are active and the circulation to your thighs are good, this helps. 

You will hear many in the medical profession say that cellulite is just fat, not so, its more than that. True women get it men don't, partly because we have a bigger fat layer under the skin for good reason, to sustain pregnancy and breast feeding in times of famine, nature bestowed women with this for survival. We don't need this in the west now, so any extra calories we don't burn up are laid down as fat. But coming back to cellulite, not only is it fat but connective tissue. This connective tissue, areolar tissue, is akin to one of those nylon pot scrubbers, this holds the fat cells in place. This together with collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of the skin, within the dermis, is responsible for cellulite. In women, hormones, especially the female hormone Progesterone causes their bodies to retain fluid. Now due to the effects of gravity, where is all that fluid retained in the tissues going to go? Well if you have a sedentary life style and sit on your butt most of the time, its going to travel to your butt and thighs. As we age collagen and elastin fibres lose their elasticity and instead of lying in neat straight rows within the skin, they bunch up. UVA light from the sun (from sunbathing) can further damage collagen and elastin and if you are not very active, the circulation in those areas tends to be poor. So altogether this causes these areas to look like an old mattress, creating this rippled, lumpy, dimpled effect.

It's not just exercise that's needed though, its the food we put into our body, the quality of this food, if we eat a lot of refined processed foods they are rich in salt and artificial flavourings. Salt causes us to retain fluid, thus this fluid is further trapped in these areas. The body also tends to store toxins in fat and areas where the cirulation is poor.

So what can we do? Eat healthily, avoid processed foods and refined carbohydrates, drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins, this also helps prevent the body retaining fluid. Improve your circulation to these areas, exercise, even walking is beneficial and body brushing or massage will stimulate blood flow to remove the toxins and the trapped retained fluid. Bear in mind even skinny women get cellulite its not just a bug bear of the over weight, but by remembering its more a condition of poor circulation a lot can be done to lessen it.

Even celebrities can't escape the curse of cellulite... Christina Aguilera reveals dreaded 'orange peel' at L.A event

She has curves to die for but Christina Aguilera is proof that all the money and fame in the world can't stop you falling prey to cellulite.

There's an irony in the fact that the Lady Marmalade singer suffers from the dimples, which are often described as 'orange peel' because of their texture and appearance.

The singer, who was taping a segment for U.S entertainment show Extra at The Grove shopping mall in L.A, wasn't helped by being raised up on chair at an unflattering angle.
Dreaded cellulite: Christina Aguilera revealed 'orange peel' legs at an appearance for Extra The Grove in LA today

Cellulite: Christina Aguilera revealed 'orange peel' legs at an appearance for Extra The Grove in LA today

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1394209/Christina-Aguileras-cellulite-Even-celebrities-escape-dreaded-orange-peel.html#ixzz1OPtcqoOO

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I am often asked various questions pertaining to the spirit world and various aspects of the psychic, here are some of them: I will in time feature more questions and answers as this webpage evolves

Q. Is a psychic or medium a fortune teller?
A. It may surprise you to know psychics and mediums are not fortune tellers
Q. Is it possible to forecast the future?
A.Well not 100% and this is because of free will.
Q. What is free will?
A. Free will is YOUR right to decide what you want to do about a situation, it is a choice
Q. How does free will affect a situation?
A. Well before we incarnate as Spirit in a human body, we decide on what experiences and challenges that will benefit our spiritual growth. However we are given the choice (free will) as to whether we go through with the experience or challenge. In effect we are allowed to change or mind.
Q. So are you saying we all know what lies before us?
A. Well in a way we all do. Remember we are 'Spirit' in a human body and your spirit does retain a memory but it is deep in our subconscious. This memory is retained deeply for a reason to help us fulfill our experiences and challenges we ourselves chose. However it is also at this deep level so we are not so aware. If you knew what lay before you would you go through with it? Probably not but we still retain this memory deeply and this reflects in our Aura.
Q. So what is the Aura?
A.The aura is The Aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds living bodies, this includes people, animals, plants and crystals and is composed of several layers that are constantly moving. The Aura links us to whats known as Universal energy i.e. that is all the knowledge in the Universe past, present and future. It is on this aura that psychics are able to tap into and access your past, whats going on in the present and the possible future and I say possible specifically if your goal or desire is dependent on other people, for remember every person involved in a situation has free will.


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