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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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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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To Chew or not to chew, that is the question.

Quite recently I’ve noticed an ever growing trend of people drinking their meals rather than eating them.  Juices, smoothies and like have really exploded into our modern city life.  Nutribullets, Vitamix and Nutrininjas are all over the place and probably some of the most talked about machines in 2016.  If you listen to people they…

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That just takes the gall (bladder)

Do you know where your gallbladder is and what it does? No? Then you’re not alone. Most of us have heard of people suffering from gallstones or problems with their gallbladder but unless you remember your biology you may not remember details of what it is and why we need it. The digestive system is…

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Uncovered: Simple skincare

“Skin loving ingredients. No Harsh Chemicals” is the strap line for Simple skincare’s recent TV advert.   They sell themselves as the leading brand for sensitive skincare product in the UK (SymphonyIRI Group All Outlets UK Non Medicated Facial skincare 52 w/e 25th February 2012). But how true is this really? I took a closer…

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