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Hops, menopause and weight loss

Hops has a long history of use in herbal medicine as a sedative. It also has oestrogenic properties, and clinical trials have shown it is useful for alleviating menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, mood swings and insomnia. I often add tincture…
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Menopause, medicinal herbs & nutrition with Ellie Holly and Cathy Underwood

Below Cathy Underwood, yoga and movement therapist, and I chat about menopause, herbal medicines and nutrition. If you would like to learn more about  how herbal medicines and nutrition can help you during your perimenopause and menopause years…
Female hormonal health problems such as endometriosis, PCOS, PMDD
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Female hormone related health problems

I am highly experienced in treating female hormonal health problems and offer personalised, individual, health care, and bespoke herbal medicines to support you and your hormones - eliminating symptoms, improving your mood, energy, and wellbeing,…
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Vitamin D the sunshine vitamin - are you getting enough?

The shortest day of the year is nearly upon us, and without good levels of daylight our bodies are deprived of vitamin D. Vitamin D ‘the sunshine vitamin’ is manufactured in the skin when it is exposed to direct sunlight.  From October…
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Omega 3 essential fatty acids and their importance in preventing and treating depression

A recent study has confirmed the suspicion that omega-3 essential fatty acids play an important role in both preventing and treating depression.  Omega-3 essential fatty acids cannot be manufactured in the body and so must be consumed in the…
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Training and Optimum Nutrition in the Perimenopause and Menopause Years

Training and Optimum Nutrition in the Perimenopause and Menopause Years Join me and the fabulous Denise Yeats at our 90 minute webinar all about looking and feeling your best during the perimenopause, menopause and beyond. Denise is an…
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The DUTCH Complete Test

What is a DUTCH test and when is it useful? DUTCH test stands for Dried Urine Complete Hormone Test. This is an incredibly useful test which may help patients to find out the root causes of their hormone imbalances. The test measures 35…
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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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Make room for mushrooms!

Did you know eating mushrooms is extremely good for your health? Did you know that eating mushrooms is likely to help your body fight candida and definitely won’t make it worse?  Did you know that Lovastatin, the drug used to lower high cholesterol…