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Using local herbs for health - Dandelion

Dandelion – A very old medicine Spring is very gently starting to appear; green leaves are cautiously emerging.  Traditionally after a long winter with little fresh vegetables or fruit the poor country folk of England would pick young…
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Milk Thistle - will it really help your liver and support a detox?

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a famous herbal remedy with a reputation for improving liver function, but is that reputation justified?  Many people are kicking off January by going on detox diets which often involve taking milk thistle…
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Teenagers with exam stress - how diet and supplements may help

This time of year can be really stressful for teenagers studying for exams. Some students seem to breeze through it while others get extremely anxious, suffer with poor sleep, depression, and literally become sick with the pressure. If your…
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Oily fish and mental health

Did you know your brain is over 60% fat and that omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs)  found in oily fish feature heavily in our brain cells? Studies have shown in countries where consumption of omega-3 EFAs from oily fish are high, levels…
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Am I eating too much cheese?

Cheese is a good source of protein and calcium and contains the same vitamins as milk.  It also helps to neutralise harmful acid in the mouth and prevent tooth decay. Unfortunately most cheeses are very high in fat.  Furthermore, because…
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Anaemia - more than just a bit tired?

I spoke to a friend today who mentioned she is ‘always’ anaemic.  Anaemia is usually caused by iron deficiency or B12 deficiency (pernicious anaemia) which results in less oxygen being delivered to the cells of the body.  Most people are…
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What is cognitive hypnotherapy? By Muriel Bouvier

Trance or hypnosis is an everyday occurrence. In fact, most of our behaviour is done in a trance (about 90%). Anything you do automatically is done in a trance. Or if you think of someone because you’ve walked passed someone else with the…