Friday 24 November 2017


Nicki Edgell

Do you sleep deeply? Did you know we (should) spend a 1/3 of our lives sleeping (it's important!)?

... in fact many health experts think sleep is the most important factor affecting our health.

It is something close to my heart as many years ago I had a long period of insomnia. Some nights I even tried sleeping in a cupboard to get dark and quiet enough to get a couple of hours sleep! It wasn't really funny of course. Sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture. Just one night's poor sleep will show up on blood tests the following day as a body in chronic stress. I can say first hand that I agree with the health experts "sleep is THE most important factor affecting health and mental wellbeing".

At that time I discovered a state of the art sleep solution that puts your body in the most natural environment possible in order for it to flourish. It's really easy to use - you place the Kenko mattress topper on your mattress, use a special pillow, quilt and eye mask. They work together to fully wrap you in a revitalising cocoon of overlapping magnetic fields. With advanced ceramic fibres and temperature control the system has been designed to enhance both the quantity and quality of your sleep. Please visit for more information.

"[The Nikken Sleep System] pulls you down into that deeply restorative sleep that people haven't had for years."  Dr. Jim Bews.

Deep stage 4 restorative sleep is where our body repairs itself and detoxifies, your brain gets a rinse through of cerebral fluids and processes mental worries so you can wake refreshed, ache and brain fog free and energised for the day ahead.

Rather than upgrading your phone or laptop again why not take advantage of this Black Friday to acquire something truly useful and life changing?

For the last week of November beginning today I wanted to let you know that the products are offered at a 20% discount. This is a rare opportunity to get your hands on these unique products at a discount (discount price list here >>).

The items are available individually or as a set. For anyone buying the full system I am giving away a magnetic sleep mask (retails at £31) free.

Would you like to try first? If you are local to Brighton, UK, I am opening my home for demonstrations. Please come along if you can or pass on this message to someone you know who needs to sleep better. I am taking bookings where I have space in my diary so do ask if you want to lie in it and feel what happens to your body.

Email ( and tel. no. 07786 405366.

I really hope to help you sleep better. Insomnia is a thing of the past for me. The Nikken Sleep System has been the best investment I have ever made in supporting my health and wellbeing.

If you would like to support your health in this way do get in touch for more information or to order before the 30th November. You can also order on the website at between 24th & 30th November to receive the discount.

With best wishes

Nicki Edgell
Independent Nikken Consultant

The KenkoDream Quilt

  • All seasons comfort
  • Ventilation for freshness
  • Advanced magnetic technology
  • Temperature regulation
  • Various sizes available

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The Mattress Topper

  • RAM Magnetic technology
  • Made from ecologically sound and renewable non-allergenic latex and natural materials
  • Temperature regulation
  • Various sizes available - single, double, king

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The Pillow

  • Temperature regulation
  • Breathable, natural fibre
  • Adjustable collar
  • Revolutionary magnetic technology

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The Eye Mask

  • Patented magnetic technology
  • Temperature regulation
  • Creates a dark sleeping environment
  • Comfortable and soft, yet sturdy materials
  • Hand-washable
  • Perfect to wear anywhere, at home, day or night, or when travelling

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Sunday 12 November 2017

Why Faith is Replacing Knowledge

Nicki Edgell

An earlier post inspired by the Silence book by John Biguenet asked Does Science Explain Everything?

The other day I picked up some books that were being recycled - ie. the previous owner had put a box out on the street in front of their house (this happens all the time in our town). As often happens by coincidence one of them was a book that someone had recently recommended to me. #theuniverseprovides!

Also in the box was a black hard backed pocket book entitled The Decision Book - Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking by Roman Tsch├Ąppeler and Mikael Krogerus.

This book is a quick read divided into four sections - How to Improve Yourself, How to Understand Yourself Better, How to Understand Others Better, and How To Improve Others.

Within the How to Understand Others Better section was an essay entitled The Black Box Model: Why Faith is Replacing Knowledge.

It goes something like this...

The world is getting more complicated. There is no way we can keep up, especially with technological advance. The amount we really know and understand decreases relatively all the time.

Say in the 1980s when computers first arrived on the scene teachers could still seek to explain how they actually worked. Many of us were taught the principles of binary code (via the on/off switch analogy) and some of us would have done a BASIC language coding course... if not.. then... go to... repeat etc.

Early "Basic" computer coding example
At school we probably learnt the basics of electrical circuits and how the planets circle the sun in our solar system. We would have learnt about sound waves and light, chemical reactions and biological reproduction. However if a sudden apocalypse were to be visited upon us there wouldn't be many of us able to actually put any of these principles into practice to rebuild our society (apart from the biological reproduction that is!). 

Technology has now sprinted ahead and is even racing towards AI where it's development itself will eventually become independent of any human intervention at all - the stuff of numerous dystopian science fiction scenarios!

The very intelligent and scheming android in the Ex Machina film as played by Alicia Vikander
We can't really possibly understand the workings of mobile phones and ipads. We just take all these things for granted. Such things, which would have been completely unimaginable to our grandparents, are now so ubiquitous we have no other choice. 

Our world has changed so much in the last century after relatively little "progress" in the previous millennia (the word "progress" in quotation marks as it hasn't all been for the good of course). It is now unimaginable to us how it will change further in the next 50 years - if indeed this acceleration is sustainable at all.

We are increasingly surrounded by what the authors term "black boxes", complex constructs that we do not understand even if they are explained to us. We can not comprehend the inner processes of a black box, but none the less we integrate their inputs and outputs into our decision making.

Basically we have to believe certain things, even if we can't understand them. As a result we are tending to assign more importance to those that can explain something rather than to their actual explanation.

The conclusion is that in the future it will be the norm to convince people with images and emotions rather than with arguments. Influencers will be the ones that can present and convince, not necessarily the scientists.

People no longer have the understanding or time to be experts in everything.

In my world of "alternative" health there are those that want to know all the science and empirical evidence and there are those that just want to trust that they will feel better. With increasing regulation of the industry many practitioners are beginning to concentrate on the latter, and that suits many consumers just fine.

It will become the norm to convince people with images and emotions rather than with arguments.

As one prominent leader in the field likes to answer when questioned "How does it work?" he simply says "Very well."

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