Those that know me, know I'm a bit skeptical about anything faddy. We all like to think there are short-cuts to good health. Juicing and smoothies are touted as detoxing etc etc. Juicing is just extracting the sugar and water from a beautiful piece of fruit so in my opinion, forget it. Vegetable smoothies however, … Continue reading Smoothies!
Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet. Katharine Lee Bates Ah the scent of roses! Love and beauty and English country gardens. The rose however originated in China but of course is now grown worldwide with hundreds of different varieties. As well as a token of love and the subject of copious amounts … Continue reading The Rose
I love this photo. It's very cheeky. It makes me think of the sort of thing that could happen when you get a group of Chinese medicine practitioners together at a dinner party, perhaps during the washing up. So what is cupping and when do we use it? I'd like to say at this point, … Continue reading Cupping
If like me you've not got the time to make the full blown Christmas cake or perhaps more importantly you really don't need the extra calories the Christmas season brings, these are an easily digestible, gluten free, fat free, low sugar... yumscious alternative. Here's my recipe! 3 Eggs 100g sugar (any kind, & you can … Continue reading Christmas muffin recipe
The BBC headline this morning So here we are, it's that time of year when we're encouraged to abstain and 'detox' from the xmas excesses. I'm old enough to have seen this trend of conflicting health advice from 'experts based on latest research'. Not so long ago, people were encourage to have a small glass … Continue reading Should you? Shouldn’t you? The new advice on alcohol.
At last! I've been threatening to do this for a while. A big thank you to a friend for putting this together for me.You know it's good for you, plenty of iron but...well, it's knowing what to do with it. This is my effort below and I must say it was delicious. I didn't have … Continue reading Warm Liver salad
A patient of mine recently asked if I could help her 17-year-old daughter. Probably due to medication for her epilepsy she had been having a continuous heavy menstrual bleed for about 3 years. (It is here I bite my tongue and make no comment about her consultant advising her to "just put up with it"!) … Continue reading Nourishing the Blood
Two years ago today, my partner and I were in Paris celebrating my 40th birthday. We had a great time, jumping on and off the metro, drinking hot chocolate outside little café's, getting lost in the Louvre.... A lot's happened in the last two years which has brought to the realisation recently that our responsibilities … Continue reading Happy bloody birthday….