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The Power of Touch

Human beings are born needing the experience of touch...we find it necessary to address and reduce negative feelings. Loneliness has been a huge problem during the Covid pandemic.  Social distancing has caused an increased loss of human touch - so many of us are touch deprived!  We have not been able to hug our parents, [...]

Vital Vitamin D

Two recent studies, one from the UK and one from the USA have found an association between Vitamin D deficiency and the increased health risks associated with the COVID-19 virus. In previous studies Vitamin D has been shown to be important for the healthy functioning of the immune system and its ability to lower the [...]

Warming spicy lentil and coconut soup

You can alter the ingredients in this soup to your own taste.  It is lovely to add roasted squash or sweet potato or any other veg to make it more substantial. Ingredients 1 heaped tbsp coconut fat 1 medium red onion, sliced into half moons 2 garlic cloves, peeled and either sliced or crushed 2cm [...]

Eat a rainbow every day

What are Phytonutrients? Phytonutrients are naturally occurring compounds found mainly in vegetables and fruits. They have significant health benefits and just a small increase in your daily intake can have a dramatic impact on your overall health.  They have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects and a recent study in the Journal of Nutrition, has shown [...]

Wild Swimming – Take the Plunge!

“Swimming is simply moving meditation.”  Cesar Nikko Caharian There has been a great deal of good press recently about wild swimming.  Lockdown has raised its profile, which is excellent news!  What better way to exercise than in the fresh air with nature surrounding you? It’s exhilarating, refreshing, uplifting, fun and free! The health benefits of [...]

Support your immune health

As we approach autumn and winter it is worth thinking about how we can support our immune systems to give us the best chance of good health over the next few months. Many people say that during lockdown their diets went a bit haywire and of course stress can have a big impact on the [...]

Boost your immunity with nature’s help

In our August newsletter I wrote about the wonderful berries that we can gather for free at this time of year. Tone has been busy in the kitchen making elderberry syrup to help boost immunity during the winter months. I came across this nice recipe which uses honey instead of sugar as a sweetener and [...]

The Healing power of Nature

If you have been able to get out and about in Nature recently have you noticed the effect it can have on your general sense of wellbeing?  Do you feel calmer, less stressed, more grounded and with an enhanced sense of wellbeing? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’ (and I hope [...]

Dancing in the rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass.  It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” As we meander through August, away from the fiery heat, through the thunder and lightning, into the soothing coolness, I am mindful of just how much the weather can mirror our own life experiences. However we wish to [...]

Lockdown legs

Since lockdown  it has been interesting to see what kind of complaints people are attending the clinic for.  The most common has been ‘lockdown neck’ due to so many now working or studying from home (link)  which we wrote about in an earlier blog. We are also now seeing many patients with new leg complaints. [...]

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