May 142016
 
Hooray for the humble dandelion!

I have just harvested and tinctured my first herb of the year: the humble dandelion leaf (Taraxacum officinale folia). And I have a lovely tale to tell of one of my patients, last year, whose quality of life was transformed, in days, by this plant. Swollen ankles She is an 84-year-old woman, who came to Read more…

Apr 072016
 
Natural help for menopause

As I’ve been doing so many talks and workshops about the menopause recently, and helping an increasing number of women through this natural transition in their lives, I’ve decided to dedicate a whole website to…The Menopause. You don’t need HRT The idea is that women can use this website to learn more about what’s going Read more…

Mar 132016
 
Natural HRT

For some women, going through the menopause can be hell. But there are ways in which we can help ourselves glide through this natural period of transition with grace, understanding and the minimum amount of physical and emotional upset. Seriously, it can be done! The menopause is a natural, normal process. It is one of Read more…

Jan 132016
 
Herbal help for hay fever

Testimonial “I seem to be hay fever-free… completely… at this point! I even worked in the garden yesterday without problems…” Valerie Spargo, Falmouth This is a quote from one of my patients, who tried herbal medicine to see if it would help relieve the very debilitating hay fever symptoms she had been experiencing for many Read more…

Nov 152015
 
You can heal yourself

I am not a healer, I don’t ‘treat’ people, and I don’t make people better. I am a facilitator. I facilitate a person’s innate ability to heal themselves. We all have that ability. The body is perfectly capable of rebalancing and healing itself given the right support and environment – which includes a healthy diet Read more…

Oct 282015
 
Side effects of medication

I love this Damien Hirst print. I could easily create my own with the amount of medication some of my patients are taking when they first come to see me. A large number of them are experiencing symptoms caused by these drugs. This is mainly medication prescribed by doctors, but also includes drugs bought over Read more…

Oct 252015
 
Sunshine in a bottle

As the clocks went back today, I thought this gorgeous picture of preserved Marigolds (Calendula officinalis), that have all the colour and warmth and vibrancy of sunshine, might cheer everybody up a bit. I grew masses of marigolds in our organic vegetable garden this year (they attract beneficial insects and deter pests), then harvested, preserved Read more…