Herbal Medicine as a Holistic Therapy

Herbal medicine is a branch of natural medicine similar to naturopathy. We primarily use herbs and food as our medicines, along with lifestyle suggestions to improve overall wellness. The holistic model I learnt is about treating the whole person, the underlying...

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Folate – Why you Need to Eat your Greens

Folate is one of the B group vitamins, sometime referred to as B9. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate that is often used in supplements or added to foods such as bread and cereals. Folate is found most abundantly in dark green leafy vegetables and legumes, and...

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Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is a nutritious addition to the diet that acts as both a food and a medicine. Sauerkraut is made from lacto-fermented cabbage, and is a rich source of lactobacilli and lactic acid, which are medicinal for the gut. The lactic acid inhibits growth of...

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Keep your Immune System Strong and Healthy

It's that time of year again when coughs and colds are doing their rounds. Keeping a strong immune system and healthy mucous membranes, which line your respiratory system are important factors in preventing but also recovering quickly from respiratory infections. In...

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Minding One’s Own Business

The theme that’s been apparent in my clinic and in my life over the past few weeks has been about minding one’s own business. Life has been extremely busy and full since the beginning of March. Our dog Lexi had a litter of seven puppies at the end of February, so by...

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Paul’s Close Call with Death

I’ve been working with herbs for the past 17 years now, and a recent incident made me realise how much I take them for granted and speak of them quite casually. Paul had been complaining about being sore and tired, and was really hot and sweaty during the night, but...

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DNA Testing and Weight Loss

I’ve now taken 20 clients through the ‘Eat to Fit your Genes’ DNA testing and coaching programme, and it’s been fascinating to discover how different people with similar genetics can end up with quite different results. This is especially so with regards to weight...

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Systems for Success

I’ve had a big revelation this year. I realised that I like to be organised and have systems to follow. Without a system, the mess and chaos I create does my head in! I’m starting to get it, that to be successful at achieving anything you need to have a system that...

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Vital Foods and Practices for Vibrant Health

The most common symptom my clients complain about is being tired or not having enough energy. They eat sugar and carbs to try to give themselves a boost, but it’s only short lived – if it works at all. Vibrant health is about vitality – feeling alive and well. It’s...

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Being Healthy is a Constant Battle!

A lot of people struggle with their health, and it’s not that they don’t think about it or even try. The problem I see most commonly is lack of consistency, trying different diets or supplements, but not sticking to a plan. With so much information available on...

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