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Detox – is it healthy or not?

I first wrote this blog post a whopping 10 years ago in February 2013 – how time flies. I’ve updated it a bit below and taken a few things out that I now know is not the best.  There’s so much more research and detailed information available for us regarding our gut health and microbiome…

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Coping with Grief

It was national grief awareness week from 2nd to 8th December 2021, run by The Good Grief Trust. I was going to do a few social media posts, but then didn’t do them.  Part of me stopped for my own reasons and part of me had so much to say that it was too much…

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So this is 50

Here we are, we’ve reached August 2022.   This is also my birthday month, but it’s not just any old birthday this year. This is my landmark half a century birthday. 50 years old. Not that long ago (late 20s) I remember always thinking that anyone who was 50 was pretty old, but I’m not…

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Is Massage dangerous?

Back in 2012 I wrote a blog post about the safety of massage following a well publicised court case against a male massage therapist in North London. In that post I wanted to highlight that this sort of thing is not common place and also what you as a member of the public should be…

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The Power of Scents – Aromatherapy Awareness Week

Aromatherapists worldwide are celebrating and participating in Aromatherapy Awareness Week this June, 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 Federation of Holistic Therapists…

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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

Original post April 2019, updated in April 2022 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…

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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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My love for the NHS

  The NHS – Do you love it or do you hate it?   Personally I love it. I can’t believe that we are so fortunate to have so much free healthcare at our disposal. Recently I’ve had a number of reasons to have had to experience our NHS system more often than ever before,…

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