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July 2017

  • The Hidden Power of Breath

    Posted on Fri, 28 July 2017

    Breath4LifeTM Breath Work - a cutting edge technology?

    Breath work can mean different things to different people, but in its simplest form, it is the practice of using some type of conscious breathing technique to enhance physical, emotional and spiritual health. It can be combined with other techniques such as meditation or used as a stand-alone practice.

    According to Dr Andrew Weil, the breath functions as a link between the unconscious and conscious mind, as a tool to influence the involuntary nervous system, and as a technique to decrease anxiety and increase spiritual awareness and development. It grounds the mind, body and spirit and increases the communication pathways between mind and body. I would add that it can also be used to relieve pain and increase creativity and intuition.

    For both those who have an existing health condition and those embracing prevention, the breath is a...Read More

  • The Adrenals, Small and Mighty Glands with a Big Job

    Posted on Fri, 14 July 2017

    The adrenals are small glands that sit on top of each kidney. They control hormones like DHEA, adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol. These glands are known as the stress glands because they help one to respond to stress using a cascade of hormones. If there is stress a high cortisol situation may arise. High cortisol is linked to a larger waistline, increased incidence of a stroke and alzheimer’s disease. Low cortisol and adrenal output is called adrenal fatigue. This can happen for a number of reasons. Adrenal fatigue is not a disease but a collection of symptoms. In the clinic we see more and more cases of adrenal fatigue.

    Some common symptoms of adrenal fatigue are:

    • difficulty waking, fatigue not helped by sleep and waking unrefreshed
    • craving for salt and salty foods, craving more alcohol and coffee
    • lack of energy where everything...Read More
  • Hay Fever and Homeopathy

    Posted on Sat, 8 July 2017

    Hay Fever

    Yes, it’s this time of the year again… the hay fever season is upon us. While most of us look forward to spring and summertime, for hay fever sufferers it marks the return of debilitating sneezing, runny noses, watery eyes and the irritating side-effects of antihistamines. Severe cases of hay fever can include symtoms such like blocked sinuses, tightness of the chest and wheezing. When this occurs conventional medicine not only offers antihistamines but also corticosteroids nasal sprays and puffers, which have nasty side-effects and are detrimental to our health.

    What causes Hay Fever?

    Hay fever is an allergic response to pollen. Symptoms can arrive with tree pollens from March to May, depending on the climate, and continue through the summer months with grass pollens. Exposure to these airborne allergens is made worse by the fact that when the weather is warmer windows are left...Read More

June 2017

  • Is Patience a virtue?

    Posted on Tue, 6 June 2017

    I don’t know if you are aware of what has been happening in my life over the past couple of months. Luke (my husband) and I decided to go ahead and have a family – due to circumstances I won’t go into here and after a lot of different options we opted for surrogacy in the Ukraine. Our son Hector was born on 7th April 2017 and he is a source of constant delight and joy.

    There is a lot of paperwork and officialdom to get a passport for Hector and we needed to do a DNA test before the passport is issued. We did the first test at the end of April while living in Kiev and then decided to travel to Odessa (which is by the sea to wait for the passport and get out of the city) 10 days later we heard that the Ukrainian doctors had messed up the test and it needed to be repeated – annoying, but mistakes happen. Luke and Hector flew up to Kiev for the day to repeat the test, which was then sent to the UK the...Read More

May 2017

  • Treating Ulcerative Colitis with Homoeopathy

    Posted on Fri, 26 May 2017

    What is Ulcerative Colitis

    Ulcerative colitis, as the name suggests is a gastrointestinal disease that causes ulcers in the colon or the large intestine and also the rectum. It is a disease that causes inflammation of the lining of the large intestine and the rectum and is therefore known as an inflammatory bowel disease.

    Who is affected by Ulcerative Colitis

    Although there is not much awareness about the disease, it is quite common and affects the young people more as compared to the old people. In fact, it is the most common in the age group of 15-35 years of age. The second highest incidence is in the age group of 50-70. The cause of this preference for the above mentioned age groups is poorly understood.

    What does ulcerative colitis do to the intestines

    Ulcerative colitis may affect large parts of the intestines. The ulcers can be superficial or...Read More


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