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Self Care In A Global Pandemic

Self Care In A Global Pandemic

Some years ago, a friend of mine, who also happens to be a Medical Herbalist, was asked to present to some student GPs. She started her talk by asking them who was responsible for their patients health. Virtually all of them said that Doctors were responsible for...

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Fire Cider Recipe

Fire Cider Recipe

Fire Cider is an old remedy traditionally used to protect against infections over winter. It's based on the old 'Four Thieves Vinegar' which, as the story goes, was used by grave robbers to protect them against the germs they'd encounter as they went about their...

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How To Help Yourself Out Of Coronavirus Anxiety

How To Help Yourself Out Of Coronavirus Anxiety

Over the last couple of weeks I've noticed a sharp rise in the number of enquiries I'm getting about Covid related anxiety, or 'Coronanxiety' as it's also known. Whilst some of the people I've spoken to have lived with anxiety in the past, for others it's the first...

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Why Some People Just Won’t Get Better

Why Some People Just Won’t Get Better

There are many things l love about my job, but the main one is probably seeing people who were told that nothing could be done to help them get much better. Very occasionally though, that doesn't happen. There's usually a reason behind it and the more self aware we...

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Herbal Remedies For Broken Bones

Herbal Remedies For Broken Bones

Last weekend I did a spectacular backwards somersault off a mountain path, much to my son's delight. Luckily I came to a halt before reaching the sheer drop, my fall being broken by several Bilberry bushes which were thankfully very springy! Apart from a slightly sore...

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Why Am I So Tired?

Why Am I So Tired?

With an estimated 10.5m people in the UK struggling with tiredness, it's not surpising that fatigue is one of the more common symptoms that people come to me with. Tiredness is not a sign of good health, even in old age. Usually, a long appointment will reveal some...

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Why We Still Need Convalescence

Why We Still Need Convalescence

  Welcome to one of just a handful of blogs on convalescence! It's such a lost art that there's now virtually no easy-to-find information about it anywhere. The word 'convalescence' comes from the latin 'convalēscentia' which means 'regaining of health'.  It may...

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How Herbal Medicine Can Treat Infections

How Herbal Medicine Can Treat Infections

In this second blog in my series, we're looking at how herbal medicine can treat different kinds of infection. As antibiotics become less and less effective, we' re starting to look again at how we see infections and ways of treating them. In mainstream medicine, the...

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