Rachel Shackleton's blog

FESTIVE CHEER, HEALTH AND ENJOYMENT WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

After being plunged into “Daylight Saving” its time to take out the candles, and bring warmth into your life with warming foods – stews, casseroles, soups as well as festive aromas.  We can also bring warmth into the long dark evenings by diffusing essential oils.  Essential oils bring natural, delicious, warming, soothing and uplifting fragrances into the home.  Combined with the flicker of candlelight and the warm glow you are set to see the long winter nights through with ease.

What are essential oils?

BEYOND PELVIC HEALTH - YOUR TEMPLE

I recently took part in the Wantage Pilates Studio event on “Women’s Pelvic Health”.  Whilst I do not specialize in pelvic health, I was still able to contribute from the perspective of a Kinesiologist, Herbalist and Naturopath.  The title I decided on for my presentation was “Beyond Pelvic Health?”  This blog is based on the presentation I did for that event.

ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND EFFECTS ON HEALTH AND WELLBEING

We live in a world that is ever increasing the levels of electro magnetic radiation (EMR).  This is manmade radiation used in mobile phones, WiFi, the Tetra-network and now the addition of so called Smart meters.  I am yet to understand what is smart in the smart meters, except of course the fact that this decreases the workforce who read meters periodically, which will increase the large energy giants profitability.  Oh and of course the fact that there is more control over what we are all doing?  Has anyone stopped to think about the security issues surrounding this meter?  If a cyber hac

Rosemary is not just for flavouring lamb?

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), the hardy Mediterranean shrub that not only looks gorgeous, smells divine but has many health benefits in addition to it being a wonderful herb for flavouring lamb, adding to strews and casseroles, to breads, muffins, as well as for flavouring desserts.  Beautifully versatile!

Whilst adding flavour to food, the bitters in Rosemary stimulate the appetite and absorption, as well as aiding digestion of fats and helping both hepatic and cellular detoxification.  Tannins present in rosemary protect the gut lining from irritation and inflammation.