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How I Spontaneously Healed In Hours

Since my cancer scare three months ago, getting a better work-life balance has become top priority. As part of that, soon we'll be moving to a home that's more family friendly, and I've been working hard to get that all underway. Needless to say that alongside running...

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St John’s Wort Oil Recipe

July is the height of summer, and the countryside is a vast array of beautiful flowers, one of which is St John's Wort. In herbal astrology it was assigned as a 'herb of the sun' and you'll always find it growing in a sunny spot. You probably know it for it's ability...

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Herbs For Mental Health

With one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem at some point in our lives, it's important to know about herbs for mental health. The patients I see struggling most often have anxiety, depression, or a combination of the two and whilst there's often an...

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Elderflower Syrup Recipe

As I write this the Elderflowers are just appearing on the trees, and it's rude not to use them! They look and smell quite distinctive so there's little chance of you mistaking them for anything else, and once your syrup is made you'll be able to use it throughout the...

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Some Kuvan Would Be Nice – How PKU Almost Wrecked Us

It's been a while since I last wrote a blog on our journey with PKU, and quite a lot has gone on in that time! Perhaps the most 'interesting', (if you can call it that?!) is that a few weeks ago, we thought I might have cervical cancer. We spent our Easter holidays on...

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Mind-Body Medicine – Why You Need To Get The Message

Back in 1993 I did a weekend Reiki course with my dad. Our teacher was Australian Reiki Master Barbara McGregor, who'd trained with her Master, the Reverend Beth Gray for 7 years. That along with her background in editing 'Wellbeing' magazine, gave her a wealth of...

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How To Deal With A Health Scare

A 'health scare' can be exactly what it says it is: that frightening, unsettling time when you know something's wrong with your health, but you're not sure what. Very often it can happen when routine tests at your GP Surgery pick up on a health issue, but further...

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How To Recover From Illness Fast

If you've ever been unwell, the chances are you will have felt some pressure from work or family to get back on your feet again quickly. In an increasingly fast paced world, we often give priority to our career, or put others needs before our own. But up until fairly...

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How To Love Yourself

February 14th is dedicated to Valentine's day, when we celebrate our love for our spouse or partner, but many people don't realise that true love doesn't really exist until you first learn how to love yourself. All the major religions and belief systems are based on...

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What Does A Medical Herbalist Do?

"It's nice to have someone looking out for me" said one of my patients earlier this week. She'd been doing really well on her herbal medicine but over the past few weeks she'd developed some new symptoms, most likely due to being perimenopausal. She'd already made a...

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