NAC a Supplement to Help You Breathe and Break the Habit

NAC is short for N-acetylcysteine, a supplement form of cysteine which is a semi-essential amino acid, necessary for making glutathione, an anti-oxidant that helps flight free radicals. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and play important roles in the body. Cysteine is found in most high-protein foods like cheese, eggs, chicken and legumes. … Continued

How a Man Forgot to Die

Stomatis Moraitis was a war veteran who arrived in Florida from the Greek Island of Ikaria in 1943 to have treatment for a combat wound. Along with his wife and three children the United States became his home. But then in 1976 while climbing the stairs he noticed he was becoming breathless. Chest x-rays showed … Continued

10 Ways to Beat the Bloat this Christmas

The season of indulgence is upon us …….   We are all looking forward to a tremendous feast on December the 25th (unless you are cooking of course, and by the time you sit down you would rather have a nap). As soon as dinner is over there are cries from all corners about eating … Continued

Blueberry Bars

A delicious, easy recipe packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. The ideal snack for home, work and school. Ingredients 150g of rolled oats 50g desiccated coconut 50g chopped dried mango 50g chopped dates 50g chopped walnuts 1 heaped tablespoon of blueberry powder (Buy here) 5 tablespoons of organic coconut oil (read here why … Continued

Coming Through the Other Side

“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven   Returning from a trip to Loch Lomond I noted the adaptogenic qualities of the landscape around me. Winter is coming. The hills are turning warming hues of orange and brown, snow caps … Continued

Blue Moon Milk for Sleep and Stress

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” ― Ernest Hemingway   Blue Moon Milk may be just the answer to help you unwind and drift off into a deep and healing sleep. Drinking warm milk before bed has been the traditional way to relax in many … Continued

Tomorrow’s Medicine You Can Begin Today

Land is not merely soil, it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants and animals. Aldo Leopold   The Royal Society of Medicine sits nicely next to the headquarters of Coca-Cola on Wimpole Street in London. Such a contrast as we settle down to hear medical experts share their specialised … Continued

Befriending the Darkness

Life is a Growth in the Art of Loss John O’Donohue   As I took my daughter to the train today she said that every day feels like World Mental Health Day. We read and hear constantly about the struggles all around us. Sometimes I wonder if this exacerbates feelings we may not hold so … Continued

Andrographis for Immunity, Inflammation, Infections and More

Andrographis paniculata is a herb native to India, traditionally known as the “King of Bitters”. Used for centuries Andrographis is a bitter tasting plant, giving us an insight in to its support for the liver. It is the perfect choice where someone complains of poor gut health.  Symptoms of gas, bloating and bubbling are a … Continued

Blackberry, Elderberry and Star Anise Cordial

Nature Gives to Every Time and Season Some Beauties of its Own Charles Dickens There is a real feel of summer merging into autumn. Nature gently shows us this transition. The air suddenly seems to take on a different feel, and while the days might still be warm there is certainly something changeable about September. … Continued