Rachel Shackleton's blog

Your immune system - the natural way to boost your health

This year the immune system of many people seems to be under terrible attack, irrelevant of age.  Viruses are sweeping through schools, public transport and any other public place, grabbing victims on the way and forcing you take to your bed for at least four days (that’s if you were lucky!) with fever, general weakness, coughing and in some cases even vomiting. 

Why Eat An Alkaline Diet?

To maintain a healthy gut throughout life the balance between acidity and alkalinity is very important.  Naturally, as we age, the gut becomes less effective at digesting and absorbing foods, therefore it is important to ensure gut health earlier in life to serve us well into our later years.  Digestion determines energy level, physical and mental health as well as longevity. 

Brain Health - Naturally!

Herbs and Natural Brain Health 

“Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favour compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of sun, the mother of all life.”  –T.A Edison

What's in the hedgerow in august?

August is a time of frantic activity in the hedgerow.  As the month progresses grasses, flowers, and bushes go into flower ready to develop their fruit and or seeds for dispersion into mid September. 

The theme this month is digestion and common complaints in the digestive system.  The hedgerow is full of plants that are effective for common digestive and gastrointestinal problems that some of us suffer from, such as acid reflux, bloating and flatulence.