Red flag foods that cause intollerances, part 1

There are quite a few catagories of food that can cause intolerance in our digestive systems. One or two categories may be a problem for you, but it is very unlikely that all of them are. In my last blog I talked about elimination diets as a method of confirming which if any Red Flag foods cause issues with your digestion and or auto-immune disease. … Continue reading Red flag foods that cause intollerances, part 1

Avoiding the path to an Auto-Immune Disease…

We need to be sure our digestive health is working at its best to avoid sleep walking down a path into serious health problems in later life. To achieve that, we need to provide our bodies with the right balance of foods, nutrients and water. The problem of chronic inflammation in our bodies is also a major health risk, again contributing to a malfunction of … Continue reading Avoiding the path to an Auto-Immune Disease…

How does an auto-immune disease start?

Which conditions fall under the ‘auto-immune’ category of diseases? Well there are many of them, over a hundred actually, some of the more recognised include; Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis,  Multiple Sclerosis, Graves Disease, Psoriasis, Coeliac disease, Myasthenia gravis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Lupus, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Vitiligo, Alopecia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Eczema and Asthma to name but a few. In most cases, the … Continue reading How does an auto-immune disease start?

Message from Betony

Betony or Stachys officinalis grows in the shaded woodland of the UK and Europe, prefering rich soil. The plant was cultivated in monastic and physic gardens for its ability to ward off evil spirits. Interestingly it does have antiseptic properties and as an essence helps you to connect with the angelic and in particular your Guardian Angel…so yes they were right in ancient times…it does … Continue reading Message from Betony

Message from Morning Glory

Morning Glory or Ipomoea Convolvulaceae in Latin is the cultivated form of the weed we love to hate in the garden called “Bind Weed”…and like it’s unruly cousin it grows rampantly smothering everything in it’s path if it gets a chance. However, in the mornings it puts on its display of saucer shaped flowers the bees love. As an essence it is very similar really, it … Continue reading Message from Morning Glory

Love from Lampranthus

Lampranthus Aizoaceae or “Shining Flowers” love to be basking in the sun, high up and sprawling over mountain rocks. A native of South Africa the flowers can cover all the plants succulent leaves with their bright and colourful displays, closing their petals at night. The essence made from this bright pink variety of flower is all about unconditional love…it fills you full of it. Continue reading Love from Lampranthus

Message from Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not or Myosotis Sylvatica, the European wild version of this plant is sometimes known as “Mouse’s Ear”. It is common throughout UK and European woodlands…a wonderful plant to help those who are greiving a loved one. It helps to remember them and talk about them without the pain and fear associated with the loss. It is a cheerful essence that will keep you up beat … Continue reading Message from Forget-me-not

Dis-ease and preventing illness

Dis-ease, “that’s not how you spell it!” I hear you say. Well that is how I see the word, to me it means “Dis” or “not” at ease with yourself. That is the best way to describe illnesses and diseases…they are when your body is not at ease with itself. It is when your energetic levels are out of whack and out of balance and … Continue reading Dis-ease and preventing illness