Digestive Health

Diary of a Detox

A lot of my herbalist colleagues recommend detoxing to patients. The form of these vary from hardcore juice fasting to a more gentle approach.

As a scientist, I am quite skeptical about this sort of thing but having recently listened to a herbalist that I respect immensely talk about how we used to feast and famine and how our bodies have evolved to live this way, I thought I would try it out. After all, if I want my patients to do this sort of this I should try it myself..... and of course drag …

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Herb of the Month - Chamomile!

Chamomile’s relaxing properties have been known for hundreds of years.

It is used forChamomile mild insomnia, stress and anxiety. If you have trouble sleeping or even if you've had a bad day, relaxing before bed with a cup of chamomile tea can help.

Some of chamomile's relaxing properties come from it being a muscle relaxant so as well as easing nervous tension it is also useful for other conditions where muscle tension is an issue. These range from menstrual pain to digestive problems.

Chamomile has a long…

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Gurgling Gertrude

Digestive issues can range from the minor (but embarrassing) to life threatening.

While home help can improve some of the more embarrassing issues it's important to be able to recognise when it's time to seek professional help.

Constipation and diarrhoea are illnesses in their own right but can be signs of more serious illness. If your symptoms have lasted for more than 3 days, it could be time to see your healthcare professional.

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