Inflammation: The Root of All Evil?

Everything these days seems to be ‘anti-inflammatory’; declaring inflammation as public enemy number one and enticing you to avoid it like the plague! But surely a process which your body naturally does, can’t be bad for you? Let’s take a look at the good & the bad of it. After all, there are always two…

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Colds & Flu’s: Whats The Difference?

Both are caused by viruses and have similar symptoms which is why many people mistake them for the same thing, but once you see the differences side-by-side it’s easy to never see them the same again. 

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No, I probably won’t prescribe you Cannabis (even if it was legal)

With all the hype around Cannabis at the moment, I often get asked if I can get it for my patients (often in the hopes that I will then become the asker’s new ‘dealer’). 

But the truth is, even if I could get you cannabis, I probably won’t. While it really is a fantastic plant with incredible healing properties, it isn’t the be-all and end-all of healing botanicals. And it most definitely will not be right for every individual who walks through my practice doors.

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6 Adaptogens That You Should Know

Trends in the health & wellness industry come and go – new buzzwords pop up on a daily basis, so are adaptogens the real deal or is it all just a bunch of hogwash?

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Herb of the Month: Violet

Viola odorata. Sweet, sweet violet. I can’t think of a better plant to represent February. Becoming more and more obsessed with the language of flowers, violets speak of delicate love, affection, modesty, faith, nobility, intuition and dignity – perfectly fitting in with the overwhelming theme of February – Valentines. It’s heart-shaped leaves seem to add to…

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Starting the year with a flower?

At the start of the new year there is always a rage about “new beginnings”. Out with the old. In with the new. But last week I was listening to the radio and the presenter was asking, not about what new things you would like to start in 2017, but what good things started in…

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12 Herbs of Christmas

The holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy herbs and there are so many delightful opportunities to use them in baking, cooking as well as medicinally. When thinking about Christmas and the birth of Jesus, there is quite literally no way to avoid the fact that herbs are involved. Gold, frankincense and myrrh are deeply…

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