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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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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