The poo in you.

This morning on our way to school, our conversation went like this… Me: What’s on at school today? 7 yr old: I hope we do art. 4 yr old: What are you doing today mummy? Are you going to miss us? Me: I am.  I’m going to see a couple of clients and then write…

St. John and his Wort.

You’ll be relieved to hear that ‘wort’ is an old name for a common flower or herb… and so no, St John is not being remembered for a skin growth! So how did St. John get his own wort? June the 24th is celebrated as the birthday for John the Baptist, the same day that…

The Anxiety that we need.

Anxiety! Just the word can make you feel uneasy. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t suffer from anxiety at some time or another. But why? Why do we need what often feels like a curse? As it turns out, it’s essential and necessary for survival. In fact, it’s a learned trait from our great, great,…

Oh DOMS!

I've got three very good reasons for writing about DOMS. The first is that I just ran the furthest I've ever run in my life and I'm wondering if I'm going to be able to get off the couch in an hour to go and pick up the kids. The second is that I've just…

#donotdrinktheginger

Some time ago, a very funny friend started tagging her Instagram posts with the hashtag of 'do not drink the ginger', whenever she was mentioning her beautiful herbal concoctions that I'd made her.She had to be kiddding though right? Ginger is beautiful! It adds a real kick to a liquid herbs mix and can disguise…

‘Where are the Coco Pops, Mum?’

I don’t believe in food guilt. Not at all.  In fact, what I do believe is that we’re all doing the best we can with the time, energy, inclination, education and financial resources that each of us has for our diet. What happens when you come to see me, is that I’ll ask you to…

The Kombucha Adventure…

Everyone is talking about Kombucha. Those that aren’t talking about Kombucha are talking about gut health and microbiota. And guess what improves gut health and microbiota? You guessed it; Kombucha! Now I’ve seen Kombucha in the fridge at the supermarket and although I can’t quite say why, I suspect like anything, the real deal that…

The Doctrine of Signatures…

When you pop into my clinic and I mix you up some beautiful liquid herbs, or recommend a supplement, or change your diet… it’s not because I have a vibe or a feeling or a hunch that it would be good for you. These days it’s because enough wonderful scientists have investigated the bio active…

Tribulus!

Our block is full of prickles and bindis. So about a month ago (t-shirt and shorts weather) when my little girl went running up the slope after me calling, ‘Mum!’ my cry of ‘be careful!’ was completely in vain. As I watched, she tripped over her own feet and landed face down on the ground….

B Good…

B group vitamins make us feel good!  In fact we all need B group vitamins and we are quite often low in them… leaving us low in energy, anxious or depressed, stressed and nervy and even with porely formed red blood cells. When we’re low in B group vitamins, we don’t feel ‘good’. About now…