The Glaswegian Local Newspaper are pleased to feature the founder of www.kenkoh.co.uk, Jen Antliff, born and bred in Glasgow!
When Jen started her career in Reflexology she never ceased to be amazed at how much Reflexology could help so many people, physically and emotionally. Reflexology health products are a great addition to treatments, and this was soemthing that was not easily available in the UK. Jen wanted to benefit from Reflexology herself more readily, and also wanted to be able to offer her reflexology clients something to use in between treatments, especially for people who could not afford to come every week.
As reflexology focuses mainly on the feet, Jen began her search for Reflexology Shoes and Insoles. After a long search, Jen eventually found Kenkoh - The Japanese Reflexology Health Shoes in Japan, and after wearing them herself, along with friends and family who suffered from various medical complaints, Jen saw a product that was missing in the UK, and that would be welcomed by so many people...both the fit and active, and those who experience pain through acute or chronic medical conditions. And so the Kenkoh Journey Began!
Kenkoh is now available worldwide and is worn by top athletes, UK Celebrities, recommended by Doctors and a host of health and fitness experts. We receive so many lovely emails and comments from people thanking us for the benefits Kenkoh have given them.
You can find a link to the Glaswegian Article here.
Food Allergy and Intolerance Awareness Week, 23-29 January 2012....Please tell us your thoughts on Allergies and Intolerance?
How many of us really understand Food Allergies..what they are and how they affect people?
This week (23rd to 29th January 2012) is Food Allergy & Intolerance Awareness Week, the week where the national charity Allergy UK is looking to raise awareness not just of the physical effects of these conditions, but the social impact they have.
Nearly a quarter of UK adults (24%) view sufferers of food allergies and intolerances as 'fussy' or feel that they use their condition as an excuse not to eat something. Until you experience a food allergy – either yourself, or someone close to you – most people do not realise the impact allergies can have on people’s lives.
45% of the UK population are estimated to be suffering from food intolerance and 2% of UK adults are diagnosed with a food allergy. Despite the fact so many are affected, there is a distinct lack of information out there for sufferers and all too frequently the conditions are misunderstood.
Simple activities like shopping or eating out, things that the general population take for granted, become a big headache for someone with food allergy or food intolerance.Many restaurants are helpful and offer a chat with the chef to make sure the ingredients are all safe, while some say things are not suitable without checking, whether they don’t want the responsibility or whether they can’t be bothered…who knows. Many people with allergies stick with the same restaurants once they find one that either serve what they can eat, or will accommodate them.
Even having lunch or a simple supper at a friend's house can cause problems. 70% of food allergy and intolerance sufferers said they feel like an inconvenience when eating at friend's houses, often because people don't understand their condition. For parents of children with allergies nearly a third (32%) find kids parties and eating out with the family stressful.
The easiest and safest approach is to take your own food, or stay at the party and you feel like you are a total inconvenience having to check the ingredients of every snack.
Holidays can be a similar inconvenience for allergy sufferers…especially if you are having to speak to a chef who does not speak English! Allergy UK supply translation cards to help. You need to ensure you know how to contact the local Doctor and how to get to the nearest hospital just in case of any emergency.
Food allergy and intolerance has a big impact on food shopping. It takes a lot longer to shop and many diets are limited, it’s hard to ensure you are getting the right amount nutrients in some cases, especially for children.
"At Allergy UK, we are committed to educating people about food allergies and intolerances. We want people to understand that these conditions have a huge impact on people's lives, and it's not just the physical implications but the social consequences, that can have lasting effects."
Food allergy is an immediate response by the body's immune system to a specific food. The most severe form of food allergy, anaphylaxis, can cause swelling of the lips, tongue or face, shortness of breath, throat constriction, breathing difficulties and loss of consciousness and can be life threatening. Other symptoms can include rashes, generalised swelling, vomiting and asthma.
Food intolerance occurs as a consequence of eating a certain food. It can make the sufferer feel very unwell, often many hours after eating the offending food and have a major impact on their life. Symptoms include bloating, diarrhoea, migraine, joint pains, IBS, and general lethargy. For people who are unable to identify their intolerances or who experience them frequently, we are pleased to say that many people who suffer from these symptoms get relief from wearing Kenkoh health shoes.
Ultimately Allergy UK wants to see better allergy services for sufferers. This means helping more people understand the impact these conditions have on everyday life. They hope the Food Allergy and Intolerance Week this month will help to highlight the issues and increase awareness. For more information on food allergy please contact Allergy UK on 01322 619 898 or if you have experience of food allergies we would love to hear your views, or experience, or advice……?
Be the first to buy the new look Kenkoh Flip Flop - all the same health benefits, just a new look...and some fantastic new colours - they are available in navy, pink, white and marble, black and brown...buy now!
Kenkoh continue to be recommended by leading health and fitness publications. Yoga and Health Magazine included them in their Novermber edition as a product they would recommend to massage the feet and reduce fatigue
We are delighted to be launching some cool new flip flops for this Spring and Summer, and in great new colours...navy, brown, marble!
They will be available to purchase this weekend, 21 January 2012..here's a sneak preview of the new navy 'light flip flop'!