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How to stop polycystic ovary syndrome feeling like a life sentence

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of hormonal problems in women. The symptoms of PCOS vary a lot, and so does the severity. The main ones are: irregular periods lack of ovulation infertility excessive hair growth or hair in inappropriate places weight gain acne / excessively oily skin  If you’ve […]

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A balanced immune system is a healthy one

Your immune system is your body’s defence against germs and infections. It’s a complex network of cells, and unlike other systems of the body it’s not easily identified or located. When it’s in balance it helps keep you healthy by fighting off invaders in the form of bacteria, viruses and parasites. The immune system is […]

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Finding value in the simplicity of pen and paper

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” Anne Frank Not many of us are writers by profession, but we all write. Texts, emails, social media posts – these are all written forms of communication. Most of what we write these days is digital.  I value the efficiency of […]

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How to sleep better by cultivating an evening routine

Sleeping – it’s something we take for granted. When we’re able to that is. If sleeping becomes difficult for any reason it can turn your world upside down. You have no energy, you feel ill, you can’t concentrate, your mood is low. And all you can think about is sleep. The end of the day […]

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How to celebrate your body’s achievements in the bathroom

What your bowel movements are like is a pretty good indicator of your state of health. I remember in the first consultation I ever had with a homeopath being quite taken aback when she asked me about my poos. What did that have to do with trying to get pregnant? A lot, it turns out. Poo is […]

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How slowing down can be a powerful way of feeling more fulfilled

“Doing a huge number of things doesn’t mean you’re getting anything meaningful done.” Leo Babauta We live in a fast paced world and it’s hard not to get caught up in the frenzy of doing. There are many demands on our time and attention, and a kind of glorification in being busy. When I reflect on […]

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Hayfever relief and prevention

Until I became a homeopath I didn’t really know much about hayfever. I’d heard the term and knew it was something that affected people in the spring and summertime. During my homeopathy training I learned how effective homeopathy can be at treating the symptoms of hayfever. I also learned about strategies and tips for preventing […]

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Taking care of your emotional wellbeing

Feeling well emotionally means we can respond positively to life and cope with whatever life throws at us. It requires a bit of investment, as eating well and exercise does for our physical wellbeing. When we’re busy and stressed we don’t always remember to look after ourselves emotionally. We don’t always get warning signs like […]