My period is normal; but what is normal?

As a homeopath, one of the things I ask women to tell me about is their period.  The most common answer I get is ‘normal’.  So I thought I would explore the idea of what ‘normal’ is. Why do I ask about your period?  The menstrual cycle can tell me so much about your...

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Managing the menopause naturally

Whilst doing some reading for this post, every other blog I read started with “the menopause usually occurs around late 40’s or early 50’s”, “symptoms include” and “hormone replacement therapy should be considered” and continued with ‘ailments’, ‘problems’,...

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Why I have decided to specialise in hormone balancing

Up until now I have had a general homeopathic practice and whilst I love the diversity that type of practice has to offer, one thing continued to bug me. I was increasingly seeing women come in with a host of different problems all saying the same thing: “The doctors...

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Naturally healthy for holiday

For us here in the UK, the school year is coming to a close and most of us are planning for six weeks of summer fun.  Picnics outdoors, visits to the beach and possibly adventures abroad.  And with that the possibility of bites, stings, jet lag, sun burn and upset...

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Homeopathy and Race Anxiety

On the weekend I completed the Nuclear Race consisting of a 7km run, 60 obstacles and lots and lots of mud. The race is held in a field in Essex not too far from here but far enough for me to have to stop on route needing a nervous wee. I really don’t know how I ended...

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4 easy eco-friendly swaps

I care about the environment. I mean really care. When I see a wind farm or fields of solar panels I feel hopeful and inspired that we are moving towards a more sustainable way of living. Recycling is not a chore for me, it’s a way of life and I am secretly excited...

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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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