February 16, 2019

For a lot of people, when they think about digestion they think of the stomach but your digestive system is much larger and more complicated than that.  In 370 BC, Hippocrates, who famously quoted ‘all disease begins in the gut’, died at the age of 90 which really does...

December 6, 2018

What is vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin found in small amounts in oily fish, red meat, liver, egg yolks, mushroom and some fortified foods.  Vitamin D is often referred to as the sunshine vitamin as your body produces it when exposed to sunlight.  Although...

October 30, 2018

Since I’ve done a lot of hawthorn berry harvesting this month, it seemed only right to make it the topic of my next blog.

You can probably guess that hawthorn is one of my favourite herbs and it is for very good reason. If you go back to the old herbal and medical texts...

August 2, 2018

Maybe it is because I spent a large portion of June and July running children’s herbal workshops and baby massage courses but the topic of being concerned about how clean their environment is kept coming up so it seemed logical for this to be my next blog.

Many studies...

March 14, 2018

Most people are feeling relieved to see that spring is just around corner but for many it spells the start of allergy season. It is estimated that 10-30% of adults and 40% of children experience hay fever in varying degrees of severity. Along with hay fever, many more...

December 23, 2017

Most of us make the same festive resolution not to indulge every year and whilst it is obviously a good idea to take it easy on the extra food, treats and alcohol, here are a few herbal tips if you don’t quite keep your resolve. Whilst there is an array of different he...

November 19, 2017

I had some great questions from parents following the winter wellness post regarding what can be used safely for children and breast feeding mums so here are some winter wellness tips for the mini humans.

                                   Photo by Michael Podger via un...

October 20, 2017

Winter Wellness

Updated: Oct 20, 2017

Easy tips for surviving winter

During Autumn and Winter it becomes especially important for us to look after ourselves to survive the onslaught of cold and flu season. If you are anything like me and most of the people I know, easy ch...

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