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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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Why Resilience Matters

Resilience training is now a key part of workplace wellbeing, but what makes us need to feel more resilient? We all go through difficulties at some time in our lives, and good resilience training can help us not only to cope with whatever happens, but to use them as...

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Natural Remedies For Menopause

With 13 million women in the UK either approaching or going through 'the change', it's not surprising that there's a lot of interest in natural remedies for menopause. As women reach menopause, their periods will tend to go one of two ways; either gently trailing off...

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What Is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) has become widespread over the past 30 years. But what is Reiki exactly? The word Rei-Ki is actually made up of two Japanese words which roughly translate as 'universal life force'. The 'Ki' part is the same as the 'Qi' from 'Qi-Gong' or the...

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