Blog

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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
How Herbal Medicine Can Help Keep Us Safe From Infections

How Herbal Medicine Can Help Keep Us Safe From Infections

Infections of various kinds have been around forever, but I've personally noticed that each winter we seem to take longer to get over viral infections in particular. We've reached the point now where we can no longer rely on antibiotics to help us, and it's time to go...

read more
Ten Medicinal Herbs To Grow In Your Garden

Ten Medicinal Herbs To Grow In Your Garden

Many of us are spending more time in our gardens than usual, and I've certainly been loving making ours a bit more exciting for our family. There's lots of research showing that gardening, and being around plants in general is very good for our mental health, but why...

read more
Ten Wildflowers To Look For On Your Daily Walk

Ten Wildflowers To Look For On Your Daily Walk

Your daily walk gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy nature's display of wildflowers, and reconnect with where you live. Even if you live in a city, you'll still see some of these around, so here are ten wildflowers you can enjoy, and a little bit about them....

read more

Pin It on Pinterest