Time for a Spring Cleanse?

I was feeling a bit sluggish at the end of winter and felt the need to do a spring clean of my body as well as of my house and garden. I’m not normally a ‘cleanse’ or ‘detox’ kind of person – we eat well generally and I don’t live a toxic lifestyle at all. When most...

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Echinacea, the Amazing Immune Enhancing Herb

Harvesting The root is harvested in Autumn after the second year of growth. Properties Alterative (depurative), anti-microbial, immune modulating, anti-inflammatory, lymphatic, vulnerary, sialagogue Indications ·     The active constituent of Echinacea preparations...

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Breaking the Limits

I believe that our challenge as human beings is to overcome the limitations of our body, our mind, and our emotions. Our soul wants to be expansive and limitless, yet in our limited reality we feel trapped. We feel trapped in a body that doesn’t let us express...

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What drives you?

As a member of the Venus businesswomen’s network, I was recently given the opportunity to explore the ‘why’ of my business. What is the underlying driver to what I do as a medical herbalist and natural health consultant? I don’t spend hours in the kitchen...

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Do our goals choose us?

I’ve begun to wonder whether we actually choose our goals, or they choose us. A few years ago I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic about living a creative life, and she talks about how ideas find a person to be expressed through, and I’m beginning to think the...

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Herbal Help for Chilblains

As a child I used to suffer terribly with chilblains, mainly on my toes but occasionally on fingers as well. I haven’t had any problems for years – since training to be a herbalist - I remember having them for the last time during my final year of training, so...

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Genetics and the Diet Mentality

I’ve started working with a couple of clients who’ve had their DNA tested for the purpose of finding solutions to their weight loss dilemma. In my assessment of them, they both suffer from what I describe as having a ‘diet mentality’. That is, they try to ‘be good’...

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An Introduction to Brain and Mental Health

Who doesn't want their brain to function well - now and into old age? To ensure healthy brain and mental health, the first step is to understand your brain and how best to work with it. Let's start with a brief introduction to the brain, in particular the pre-frontal...

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Basil for your Brain, Breast, and Belly

I have an abundant crop of basil in my garden this year. I put in a lot of plants because normally slugs and snails destroy some of the seedlings, or I neglect it and it goes to seed. But this year, I’ve managed to keep it growing well and now it’s at the perfect...

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