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18
May
2016
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Herbs for health and wellbeing

Following on from my earlier blog, a friend who is suffering from hay fever suggested I cover natural, hedgerow remedies for this condition.  What a great idea I thought!  Lets take a quick look at what is growing in the hedgerows, which in the first place, may be causing the hay fever, but more importantly what can be used to treat the allergic reaction from seasonal pollen and grasses, therefore feeling good and being able to celebrate the sun and spring with the rest of us.

 

6
May
2016
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Health in the Hedgerow

As we leap into spring and I continue with my studies on Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy, I become more aware of how rich the hedgerows are.  How packed they are with energy and natural healing.  Taking a stroll in the countryside at this time of year, firstly what can you find?  Secondly what can it do for you and your wellbeing?

 

11
Mar
2016
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Health and Wellbeing

How special it is to read a book by a medical doctor who has spent a large part of his life looking at chronic disease from a totally different perspective.  Dr Batmanghelidj was born in Iran, educated in the UK and practiced in Tehran where, during the 1979 revolution was imprisoned awaiting trial.  It was during this time that he discovered the healing powers of plain water by prescribing a single glass for a prisoner dying of acute stomach pain.  The man recovered and Dr Batmanghelidj saved his own life by presenting a research paper on water to the presiding judge, who gave a shorter sentence so he could expand his study on the subject.

 

7
Jan
2016
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Third chakra - self identity and self esteem

Leading on from previous blogs on “The Role of Emotion in Health and Wellbeing”. Lets look at the third chakra more closely:

The Third Chakra also called the Solar Plexus chakra is located in the centre of the body above the navel. This chakra puts order in our lives.  It gives a sense of control over our own lives, whilst also being the seat for decision-making and intuition.  It is the energy centre associated with self esteem and self worth. The identity of the ego.  Do we feel empowered in our jobs and home life?  The third chakra is yellow and it is here that we feel intimidation and fear.  Hence the saying “Yellow Belly”.  When criticized it is usually in the “gut” that we feel discomfort, “knotting” and in extreme cases, even pain.

 

11
Dec
2015
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Leading on from my previous blog on “The Role of Emotion in Health and Wellbeing”, lets look at the second chakra more closely:

The Second Chakra is located in the lower abdomen, the Sacral Plexus and is the colour orange.  It represents our ability to feel personal pleasure and pain.  Our reproductive organs are energetically nourished by the second chakra as are the kidneys and bladder.  The second chakra lives in the now and brings us to being personally centred and connected to vital life forces.  The sacral plexus is the centre of creativity, procreation and new ideas. 

 

16
Nov
2015
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Root Chakra

After many years of working with people both in the corporate world and as a kinesiologist, I have been fascinated by the role that emotion plays in overall health and well-being.  The Indian system of Ayurveda takes into consideration the Chakra system which runs through our bodies from base to 7th.  There is now a strong belief that chakras go upwards from the body to approximately the 40th chakra.  This means that this is mirrored downwards into the earth to 40 also!  When looking at this approach each one between the first and seventh has corresponding meridian lines, organs and emotions.  What happens if you connect all this information together?  Lets look at this against the First, Root, Earth or Base chakra?