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  • 2 Oct 2015

    Five ways to cope with clocks going back

    It’s a time of year a lot of us dread. Suddenly, on the 25th October at 2am, the clocks go back and we find ourselves entering the darker evenings of winter. Even the brightest of souls can feel affected by the clock shift, and those with a tendency towards Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD may dread the onset of symptoms. Research shows that clock shifts can have a real impact on our health, with the governments of Kazakhstan and Russia abolishing them because of the increase in suicides around this time. Clock shifts impact our circadian rhythms, our individual internal ‘body clock’ that dictates when we feel sleepy and when we wake up. There are several ways to manage this. […] more

  • 8 Sep 2015

    Keeping strong at Equinox

    You may well be aware that we are entering a time of flux and change. Even if you don’t know about Autumn Equinox, a lot of people notice a change in their body’s rhythms and their general health at this time of year. Before I knew that much about Autumn Equinox, I’d notice that every year around the same time, lots of the people I was working with seemed to succumb to some bug or another, feel more tired, emotional, or a bit all over the place. I later learned that Autumn Equinox, which falls this year on Sunday 22nd September, is a time of extraordinary change when we often experience what is known as a ‘healing crisis’. […] more

  • 5 Sep 2015

    10 uses for apple cider vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar is one of those powerhouses of health – the kind of product you can use for an absolute plethora of ailments, and as a natural cleaner to boot. It’s also one of those products you buy and leave languishing in the back of the cupboard, apart from the occasional sprinkle on a salad or two. Or maybe that’s just me. But when a friend was complaining of a dry, itchy scalp recently, and a family member had a pesky urine infection that wouldn’t go, both times I suddenly remembered all the stuff I’d read about apple cider vinegar. […] more

  • 24 Aug 2015

    Healing migraine with nutrition

    Did you know that 190,000 people suffer from a migraine attack every day? It’s estimated that migraine affects 1 in 7 people - over eight million people in the United Kingdom alone. Migraine is a complex neurological disorder and many sufferers feel that there is relatively little understanding of its impact. Migraine Awareness Week, run by Migraine Action and supported by other migraine charities, takes place this year from 1st to 7th September. The week aims to raise awareness of migraine, encourage those affected to seek the information, support and treatment they may need and increase support for MA’s work. […] more

  • 19 Aug 2015

    7 remedies for your family aromatherapy first aid kit

    When I was studying Aromatherapy many years ago, I began to wonder how I had ever been without these little life-savers. Sure, I enjoyed essential oils before then, adding them to oil burners and perhaps a drop or two in the bath. But finding out more about their chemical make-up gave me a deeper respect and understanding of these amazing gifts from nature. I soon discovered just how many minor ailments can be easily treated using them. […] more

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