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Here you can find articles about the therapies we practice, inspirational women we come across, and other things that catch our eye.

Oasis Wellness Event

Date & Time: Sunday 17th July 9.15am till 1pm Venue: St Lawrence College, College Rd, Ramsgate, Kent CT9 2HS Join us for an Oasis of calm at our Wellness Event including a morning of outdoor* Yoga and Pilates, complimented by nutrition advice and a holistic therapy...

Inspirational Women – Tree Sisters

‘When a thousand goddesses gather, the Divine Feminine Herself shall rebirth through their combined energies’~Tibetan Buddhist prophecy What becomes possible when millions of women remember who and what we really are - and then direct that collectively towards the...

How to Keep a New Year’s Resolution

How many years have you been making the same resolutions? To get fitter, loose weight, give up smoking, cut down on drink, meditate more, be more adventurous? And perhaps, unwittingly, you will fail again, and it will be utterly beyond your conscious control. Trying...

Using Yoga and Herbs to Stay Well this Winter

In November in Margate there are a surprising number of herbs still growing wild, strong and some are even ripe for harvesting and full of healing medicinal properties. This week (the first of November) I have found Plantain, Wild rocket, Bladderwrack and Medicinal mushrooms in abundance on Margate’s coastline!

I’d like to share what I’ve discovered growing along Margate’s beautiful coastline with you, so I’ve got a plan to do something a bit different than the average herb foraging walk to nurture and restore you.

Tell us your thoughts…

I’ve been thinking of starting up a new community – a Herbal Tea Club, where you can discover delicious herbal teas from all over the world. Membership of this club gets you: - a selection of fresh, organic, high quality herbal teas from around the world delivered to...

Herbal Alternatives to HRT

Noting the University of Oxford research published in the Lancet on 12th February that Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) increases the risk of ovarian cancer the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) draws attention to research published in the journal...

Inspirational Women – Lily Hope Lucario

Lily Hope Lucario ' I survived a sadistic psychopath & a paedophile psychopath, a couple of abusive sociopaths, and a couple of abusive narcissists, what's your superpower?' Lily suffers from complex PTSD and a range of related conditions such as fibromyalgia and...

Inspirational Women – Colette Nolan

Colette Nolan This blog is not for the faint-hearted so if you are easily offended please move on... The first time I came across Colette was through her alter ego 'LadyCunt Love'.  As LadyCunt Love she has done many wonderful cunt loving things, including creating a...

Under the Weather Aromatherapy

This month we have a guest blogger - Alison Spiritweaver.  She is Spirit Channel and Shaman but also classically trained in Clinical Aromatherapy.   She is sharing her wise words on healing through aromatherapy.  Her website and contact details are at the end of the...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Margate A BIG thank you to all of you for your support through 2014!  And a small apology for the recent lack of posts and brevity of this months newsletter.  We moved to Margate on the 17th, just in time for a mad Family Christmas and chaos...

Inspirational Women – Debi Steven

Debi Steven is a warrior, an angel, an inspiration to women! Her own story is not a happy one.  She was raped at the age of 11 by one of her friends older brothers.  This life shattering trauma has lead her to dedicating her life to helping others.  To empower,...

Healing foods: Bone Broth

Bone broth is a nutrient rich, and extremely cheap healing food.  Homemade bone broth does not compare to the shop bought versions, with preservatives, flavourings and colourings added.  Plus the shop bought products are likely to be histamine rich as they have been...

Natural approaches to IBS and allergy

Extremely recent developments in the field of nutrition have given us a much deeper understanding of the mechanisms of digestion that go wrong in IBS, food intolerances and other allergic conditions. The main problems we need to tackle to treat these conditions...

Herb of the Month: St. John’s Wort

Herb of the Month: St. John’s Wort Hypericum perforatum parts used: aerial parts when in flower, at the end of June. collection: the entire plant above ground is used and collected when in flower, and dried as quickly as possible. cultivation: easy to grow from seed...

Inspirational women – Emma Orbach

In the first of an occasional series of 'Inspirational Women', I wanted to share this story to all you nature lovers.  Here is one inspirational woman has been living off the grid for for 13 years. This article is on Timothy Allen's website Human Planet and it is...

Healing Foods: Mulled Wine

Perhaps my routes as a Medical Herbalist started with making home remedies, such as my Dad's mulled wine which he claimed was a cure for colds.  It tastes divine and is rather alcoholic so after a large mug you are probably going to feel much better than you did...

News Flash: We’re Moving Home!

I was waiting until I had a date - but the gossip has leaked out just days after we found a place to move to.  So the announcement is just a quickie till we know more - We are moving to Margate - to a large house with a larger garden next to the beach!  I have no idea...

The Low Histamine Chef

I keep getting asked for recipes this month - better get my self in writing mode for the incoming winter months - I can see myself now cosying up with a cup of cinnamon and orange peel tea and a lap top next to the wood burning stove... Anyway - as I am not quite...

Saving Girls and Mother Earth

Love this simple video about taking back our girl power! However - not such a fan of the sponsors product.   If you have a monthly bleed, think about about re-usable products?  Since getting my periods back after a couple of years off thanks to pregnancy and breast...

Herb of the month: Raspberry leaf

Rubus idaeus parts used: leaves. collection: the leaves may be collected throughout the growing season. Dry slowly in a well-ventilated area to ensure proper preservation of the properties. cultivation: this is a great herb to grow as you get to enjoy the raspberries...

Herbs for anxiety

I have used herbs successfully for my own symptoms of anxiety - inherited from my dear Pappa and being a sensitive woman in a rather tough world.  More importantly, I have worked with many clients who suffer from anxiety that have found much solace and support in a...

Herb Walk & Picnic in a London Park

Ever wondered what the plants in your park are?  Did you know you are walking through a veritable green pharmacy with every step you take? Does Dandelion tea really make you pee?  Is nipplewort just for the ladies?  These questions and many more will be answered by...

Gluten free Lavender shortbread

This years chamomile clinic herb walk & tea party is gluten free - here is one of my biscuit recipes - tempted to join us? The Lavender gives the shortbread a delicate floral fragrance and flavour.  It is a well known herb and essential oil for healing many ailments....

Herb of the Month: Peppermint

Mentha x piperita parts used: Aerial parts. collection: The aerial parts should be collected on a dry day just before the flowers open. The stems are then tied together loosely into bunches and hung to dry. When dry place in an airtight container to prevent...

5 Essential Herbs for Breastfeeding Mums

Herbs have been used traditionally to improve milk production, flow and as a way to help treat minor ailments in babies like colic safely for hundreds of years.  Here are my top 5 essential herbs all breast feeding mums should know about. Milk thistle - Traditionally,...

Herb of the month: Thyme

Thymus vulgaris parts used: dried leaves and flowering tops. collection: the flowering branches are collected between June and August on a dry, sunny day. Dry the branches then strip the leaves and flowers off and store in an airtight container. cultivation: thyme is...

Time to Calm down?

Add a little calm to your life no matter where you are with this beautiful app from calm.com We have been using it here at the clinic as background noise while we work on the website, or file our accounts and are finding it very useful to keep our minds in a good...

3 Herbs for Insomnia and Sleep

The month of love has past - so now perhaps you are tired of all this romantic waffle, or perhaps need a bit of sleep after too much romance!  Here are 3 herbs I find helpful for most simple sleep problems. Difficulty getting off to sleep Passionflower is my favourite...

Herb of the Month: Rose

Rosa damascena, Rosa gallica, Rosa centifolia parts used: Petals. collection: Collect the petals from the flower in full bloom on a dry day, dry them in a dark area to retain the colour and fairly gently: an airing cupboard makes an ideal spot for this. cultivation:...

The Healing Power of Marmalade

Its Marmalade season - I tried a 3 fruit marmalade this year - grapefruit, lemon and bitter orange.  All 3 fruits are used in both Traditional Herbal medicine and Aromatherapy for their medicinal properties. All 3 are said to be antidepressant & detoxifying - isn't...

Herb of the Month: Ginger

I am using this herb daily at present to keep the cold out and settle my tummy after that naughty norovirus caught me by surprise last week - kids go back to school and all the bugs start spreading like wild fire.  So this month Ginger is my top herb! My favourite way...

Christmas Medicinal Herbs and Spices

We make a special effort at this time of year to flavour our food with traditional Christmas herbs and spices, many of which have medicinal or health giving properties. The sage in your stuffing for example, is full of antioxidants, these help to clear up free...

How to Make your own Aromatherapy Gifts

Hand made gifts are quite in vogue at the moment. Aromatherapy products are an easy way to start and the results can be stunning with little effort.  My family and friends get a handmade something every year and they really love them. It's the gift they remember out...