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

Hedgerow Pavolva with Apples, Blackberries and Nuts

At this time of year we are starting to see Autumn make its gentle arrival. With it comes an abundant offering from nature; the trees heavy with apples, hedgerows glistening with blackberries and the ripening elderberries beginning to appear. There is a great harvest to be had and many ways to make use of this … Continued

Magnesium Deficiency Can’t Be Ignored

As a child I suffered from restless legs; an irritating, troubling sensation in my legs. They just wouldn’t keep still. There were other signs too that I now, through much study, have concluded were from deficiency in this forgotten but vital mineral, magnesium. But until I read Dr Carolyn Dean’s book The Magnesium Miracle, I … Continued

Apple Bacteria keeps the Doctor Away

‘let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food’ – Hippocrates   An apple a day keeps the doctor away. And this may be true after all and not just an old English proverb with no weight. A recent study has found that an apple carries more than 100 million bacteria! The … Continued

Avignon, the Heart of Provence

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark”  John Muir   To travel, is one of life’s luxuries. But it is a luxury that can fill the heart with such peace and joy. To look, take in, be and let go. If you feel a … Continued

12 Signs of Zinc Deficiency

Zinc deficiency, as reported by The World Health Organisation, is a significant problem for most countries in the world. Everyone, young and old requires regular zinc intake from their diet. Lack of this vital mineral is linked to poor health status so it is essential that the body has the necessary amount. What is zinc? … Continued