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Aromatherapy for the menopause

Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy which uses the essential oils of plants - the concentrated aromatic  volatile part of the plant - to alleviate illness and promote balance in the body.  Oils are usually inhaled via steam inhalation or an…
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Cystitis Is a urinary tract infection ruining your Christmas?

Urinary tract infections (cystitis) are very common in women as the tubules from their bladder to the outside world are much shorter than in men so it is easier for infection to get in and take hold.  Symptoms include burning pain on urination,…
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Happy Healthy Christmas!

Are you looking forward to Christmas but dreading the weight-gain, bloating and sluggish-ness that often comes with it?  Don’t want to undo all the good work you’ve put in improving your health/waist line this year or simply want to go…
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Weight loss, insulin resistance and type II diabetes

Did you know when you eat bread made out of refined flour, whether it is white or wholemeal the grain has been ground so finely and is so uniform in size that it behaves pretty much like sugar when it enters our bodies?  Refined grains and…
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Treating children with herbal medicine

  How to get herbs into children! Herbal medicine is ideal for treating children’s health problems.  I will be writing a few articles on herbs for children but I thought I better start with how to get herbs into children. When to…