What’s the difference? Serums & Moisturisers

One thing I continually get asked as Neal’s Yard consultant is ‘what is the difference between a serum and a moisturiser?’. In order to answer that, there are a few things to know about your skin first. The skin is made up of three different layers: The epidermis, or...

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Hormonal balance: it’s all about the liver

I’ve been thinking a lot about the liver recently.  Not very glamorous I admit. More specifically, I have been thinking about the liver and hormones. Why?  Because the liver and hormones are intimately connected. Liver The liver is the largest organ inside the body...

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Surviving Winter: My top 4 tips

As an Australian, I have struggled with British winters for many years and I’ve tested just about every survival technique going.  Year after year I would feel down in the dumps over the winter period but now with my tried and trusted tips I am surviving the long,...

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30 Wonderful Things

At the beginning of the year, we often look forward and set our intentions based on how we would like our year to look.  This year I am doing things a little differently.  This year I am looking backwards. Last year I started practising gratitude and I noticed a big...

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6 top tips to ease stress

In my last blog I wrote about the effects of stress on the body.  In this blog I want to give you some top tips to help deal with stress. Often when stressed, we feel we don’t have enough time.  So the last thing I want to do is suggest an overly complicated system. ...

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The thing about stress

In this two-part blog series, I want to look at stress: why we stress, the effect it has on the body and what we can do about it. You are possibly thinking we all have stress, it’s modern day life, so what’s the big deal.  Right?  Well yes, in small doses stress is...

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My top 5 beauty product no no’s

We all know how important it is to look at the ingredients we put in our bodies, but what about the ingredients we put on our bodies? The skin is the largest organ of the body and it is porous.  That is, the ingredients of the products you use can be absorbed directly...

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7 tips to improve your sleep

Sleep is essential to good health and wellbeing, yet so many people I meet are struggling to get a good night’s sleep. So I thought I would re-visit what I knowabout sleep to see what I can share with you. I have had periods of poor sleep and insomnia but over time I...

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Moving beyond your comfort zone

Today was going to be the day!  The day I publish my first blog and announce to the world my intentions of regularly blogging and sending newsletters about homeopathy and nutrition and being an awe-inspiring Neal’s Yard consultant.  But instead I keep flitting back...

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