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Rima Shah

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Endometriosis – a personal story

Over this past week I’ve had more discussions about endometriosis than I have done in months, all thanks to the BBC releasing the results from questioning 13,500 women highlighting the effect endometriosis has on them.  This research described how almost half of the women have had suicidal thoughts, are addicted to strong prescriptive painkillers and…

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Do I have to Change?

I was mid-way through writing another blog post about “change” and how this affects us all, and coincidentally since started that I have had several chats with friends, family and clients all about big (and some small) changes that each person is making to their lives or something that has forced them to make changes. …

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Power of Scents – Aromatherapy Awareness Week

Aromatherapists worldwide are celebrating and participating in Aromatherapy Awareness Week from 10th to 16th June 2019, raising awareness and promoting the health benefits of aromatherapy. Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. Diane Ackerman The…

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Help, I’m stressed

April is National stress awareness month. The word “Stress” is quite possibly one of the most used words in the English vocabulary, especially within the developed world. My clinics are based in Central London and the City of London, where stress seems to be the key driver for people to reach out for regular treatments…

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Endometriosis Awareness Month

March 2019 is Endometriosis Awareness Month in the UK.   As someone who has this condition I’m quite aware of the general lack of knowledge of this even in healthcare professionals.  This post is to give some information about the condition and ways to help.   The following information has been gathered from Endometriosis UK…

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness month – not a silent killer

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the UK. There are a number of myths and facts about ovarian cancer that are spread around, some due to incorrect information available to the public and others due to misdiagnosis from the medical world – and that includes using the phrase “the silent killer”. Ovarian cancer is…

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Breast Cancer and Complementary Therapies

To mark this October as Breast Cancer Awareness month I would like to focus on the use of Complementary Therapies (as opposed to alternative therapies) for anyone dealing with Breast Cancer.   So what are Complementary Therapies?   There are literally hundreds of different complementary therapies available, but below is a list of some of…

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What do you mean wet wipes are being banned?

All wet wipes to be banned over the next 25 years …. From the UK Government last week.   This statement, along with the banning of plastic straws, plastic cotton buds, drink stirrers, tampon applicators and microbeads has created quite a lot of upset with the public. So why has the government suddenly decided to…

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Are you carrying non human genes?

How do you feel about knowing your body is only made up of 43% human cells, the rest is formed from “microscopic colonists”?  The headline on the BBC website to promote a new series of radio programmes about our relationship with our own microbes states this fact loudly to grab our attention.   Every single…

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Are painkillers causing your headaches?

1 million Britons have headaches from overusing painkillers was one of the many headlines to hit the papers back in 2012 when I first wrote this blog post. This week The Evening Standard has published results of a big investigation it has done into the overuse of painkillers, and in particular opioids, in the UK,…

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Winter warmer – Turmeric milk

These colder winter days have me reaching for the comforting warm drinks and food such as hot turmeric milk, as well as the hot water bottle. Growing up in a Gujarati household with not just my parents but also with my grandparents has been such a joy for me.  My grandmother and mother have always…

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Allergies and Intolerances – a rising nuisance?

If you look at the media and in health food shops you’d be under the impression that the majority of the population in the UK has a severe allergy or intolerance. Just the other day on the escalator on London Underground I saw a poster for the Allergy Show – a whole show just related…

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