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Herbs for Inflammation
24 Sep, 2015
There are some wonderful herbs for inflammation and chronic conditions. Take a look at which and how easy it is to incorporate them into your everyday life.
Pioneering Takes Courage
21 Apr, 2015
Every now and then something crosses your path that grabs your attention. A pioneer, working with incurable conditions such as cancer, tumours, disabilities, making remarkable progress...
The Human Microbiome
17 Oct, 2014
Did you know that your body is composed of more microbial cells than human cells by a factor of 10x? We each have our own microbial composition. The bacteria play an very important role in our health and disharmony can create all sorts of ill health.
3 Jul, 2014
Growing vegetables...TED talks in Newcastle and 88 year old doctor and practicing homeopath.
Beauty and the Face
13 Mar, 2014
Every face tells a story...
Is Gluten Making You Sick?
30 Jan, 2014
Are you affected by Gluten? Think about how you feel after eating a sandwich or a pasta meal? Gluten is a composite protein predominantly found in...
Teachings from the Amazon
20 Jun, 2013
I recently attended the AMH (Association of Master Herbalists) series of lectures and was completely absorbed by the 2hr talk given by Dr Francoise Freedman, a Medical Anthropologist who shared her fascinating research and experience of living in the Amazon.
The Wonder of Pain
7 Feb, 2013
I've been working a lot with emotional pain recently - heartbreaks mostly. Sad I know but it's part of life and I wanted to share my recent reflections on it.
Breast Cancer Awareness
26 Oct, 2012
It’s breast cancer awareness month, and I’ve just come back from the UAE raising the within one of the airlines. It was great to see so many people attend the event. Some men were there too which was good to see. A small number of men do get breast cancer. In the UK the figure stands around 300 men/year compared to 45,700 women. What’s most astounding is that...
Yoga, More Than Just Postures
2 Aug, 2012
Over June this year I spent a month in intensive Forrest yoga teacher training with the renowned Ana Forrest. This is my second yoga teacher training course and I was curious to learn her integration of healing and the changes it’s brought in people’s lives. It’s now brought about a complete change in the way I practice yoga.
Herbal Medicine Gets Regulated
28 Mar, 2012
A lot has been going on in the field of herbal medicine. By April 2012 we will be statutory regulated which means that there will be set standards in the industry and guidelines for product production. It has taken over 10 years of persistent hard work to get to this stage. It certainly is a history in the making moment. The industry as a whole will have its own standing (in the uk anyway).
Which water is best to drink?
20 Mar, 2012
This is probably one of the most common questions I am asked and realise how confusing it has become to actually know which water is the best one to drink. There is no straight forward answer to this as there are so many different types and all of them provide some benefits and some not so good benefits.
The Power of Plants
7 Mar, 2012
I've just been to accredit a herbal degree course at one of the universities down in the South of England. It's good to see one of the few thriving courses in Herbal Medicine running well.
Sam's Treatment Experience
5 Mar, 2012
Hi this is Sam. I started my treatment with Rumana last year. She said I had an interesting way of putting the treatment into words and would I share my experiences with others! So here is my story, uncut! (PS I thinks she's brave letting me tell my story uncut but here it is).
Coughs and Colds
14 Feb, 2012
Do you believe that antibiotics can help coughs and colds? A quarter of people wrongly believe that antibiotics work on most coughs and colds, the Health Protection Agency published last month. Antibiotics do not have an effect on viruses which are principally the cause of most respiratory tract infections. Are there alternatives and if so what?
De-Cluttering the Mind
9 Feb, 2012
It’s funny but when I need a break I really know it. I don’t want to see, talk or visit anyone. I need to completely switch off and that’s it. A friend suggested a ten day silent retreat; it was appealing as I’ve done plenty of meditation before and know the benefits but the thought of sitting in meditation for around 10 hours a day, for 10 days, not speaking to anyone, seemed like hard-core practice. So I decided on a 5-day retreat; but not silent and being pretty good at self-discipline, I planned my own routine. It went something like this
Complexity of Health
9 Feb, 2012
Listening to Peter Conway at the herbal conference I recently attended was really inspiring. A fellow herbalist who writes and speaks on the subject and has been a part of the Department of Health Steering Group in the regulation of herbal medicine. His interest in chronic and complex conditions highlights my own work in this area which has been increasing over the years as people look for multi-dimensional treatments.