• Natural remedies for period pain herbal tea
    Herbal Remedies,  Mind & Body

    Natural remedies for period pain

    There are many elements contributing to a woman’s monthly moon cycle that can make it uncomfortable. Most of these are caused by an imbalance of hormones. Over the next few weeks I will be writing a mini-series covering all things period & PMT. But here I will cover all the natural remedies for period pain, to make your monthly cycle as easy as possible for you. Treating period pain can be approached both internally and externally. There are a number of supplements you can take, as well as massage techniques you can use with essential oils and in your baths that relieve period pain. Natural remedies for period pain Cramps…

  • Mind & Body,  Nutrition

    Foods to Boost Your Immune System

    It’s coming up to that time of year where germs are going round and the chances of catching cold & flu are pretty high. While there are plenty of things you can do with herbal remedies to protect yourself and help your body heal. Using foods to boost your immune system is just as, if not more, important! and can ensure you have a healthy, strong immune system all year round. If you’d like to learn more about natural remedies for cold & flu you can read Natural Cold and Flu prevention and Natural Cold & Flu remedies . Food & Your Immune System Eating the right foods and being…

  • Foraging

    Autumn Foraging Guide | Wild Roots & Fruits

    Welcome to Autumn! It feels like this year nature took notice of the change in month and autumn arrived bang on the first of September! Whether you are an autumn fan or prefer the warmer months, do not be fooled by the lack of flowers, there are still plenty of of wild plants and their parts that you can be collecting this time of year! Here is your Autumn foraging guide – all of the roots, berries, leaves and more that you can find and use for the next three months. Autumn Foraging Guide to Wild Roots & Fruits, and more The colours of nature are changing, and for plants,…

  • Living With ME,  Mind & Body

    A healing lifestyle | How to manage chronic illness with your lifestyle choices

    A healing lifestyle is a choice to dedicate the life you lead to your healing and health. When it come to chronic illness the road to recovery can be a long and winding one with set backs as well as successes. How you manage your day-to-day life and the changes you make to help your body heal along the way, as well as manage and minimise your symptoms, can be crucial. Here we will discuss how to manage your chronic illness with your lifestyle choices — including M.E/CFS. What is a healing lifestyle? So what does a ‘healing lifestyle’ mean? Well part of the joy of a healing lifestyle is…

  • Living With ME

    What an M.E (CFS) Diagnosis actually means

    You have spent months backward and forwards with Doctors, numerous blood tests, and you’ve finally got a diagnosis. But the relief of having a name for all the symptoms you’ve spent so long struggling with is short lived when yo realise how little is known, and that there is no treatment for you. An ME / CFS diagnosis; What an M.E (CFS) diagnosis actually means for you & a breakdown of symptoms and next steps. If you have just started on your ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) journey this post is for you. Or even if you want to learn more about what this condition is and how it…

  • Nutrition,  Recipes

    Gut Healing Green Smoothie Recipe

    This is an easy and healthy way to add lots of gut healing foods to your daily diet, especially if you are suffering from IBS and gut issues. If you need more help with healing IBS and other digestive issues you may like these posts: Healing IBS with Natural Supplements & Natural Remedies for IBS & Digestive Issues If you are making this smoothie for breakfast the banana and plant protein make it nice and filling, but feel free to skip these if you are just having a smoothie for a snack. So what’s in it for your gut? This gut healing green smoothie is full of Chia seeds, apples,…

  • Natural supplements for IBS ginger tea
    Herbal Remedies,  Nutrition,  Recipes

    Healing IBS with Natural Supplements & More

    Digestive issues, IBS, Chron’s Disease, they can all play havoc with your digestion and your life. In part i of this post, Healing IBS Naturally,  I broke down all the reasons behind what causes IBS and digestive problems, and the most common problems around these causes. Here I’ll take the next step in this process and help you find the remedies for healing your IBS with natural supplements, & changes to your lifestyle and diet that help. Including my own gut healing smoothie recipe! Although much of the process of living with IBS and digestive issues is learning what your triggers are and what causes your flare ups. Then working…

  • Mind & Body,  Nutrition

    Food is medicine too!

    Food is medicine! Did you know the food you eat can literally be the difference between a healthy you and disease?! It has become dangerously easy in this day and age to eat food that is bad for us without even knowing it – food companies are sneaky with their ingredients and nutrition labels, and the media often mis-communicates information for big headlines. It is also true that big companies pay for falsified research results to ensure their food & beverage products keep selling! I know!! Like this for example: NY Times, Why the sugar Industry shifted the blame to fat Food today contains some ingredients we aren’t supposed to…

  • Foraging

    July wildflowers & wild plants | foraging guide

    Welcome to July! and another wildflowers & wild plants foraging guide. And what a wonderful month it has been so far. This weather is my favourite. Not only have we had glorious sunshine, but this week we have also had a New moon & solar eclipse, mercury going retrograde – all times for releasing dead weight and starting renewed and refreshed, AND we have another lunar event later in the moth with a Full moon lunar eclipse! I have always been fascinated with the moon and stars and astral events like these, so apologies if you don’t quite share my enthusiasm. But I hope how the moons phases and the…

  • Herbal Remedies

    Chamomile Benefits & Healing Uses

    Chamomile is a very gentle plant. You may know it as a calming bedtime drink, and it is most commonly talked about as a tea. But Chamomile has many benefits and healing uses that are often overlooked or forgotten about. We will cover all its properties here. What is Chamomile Chamomile is in fact part of the Daisy family, and its flowers are very similar to a daisy in colour and petal shape. You can find Chamomile growing in both gardens and in the wild. It likes well drained soil, so in the wild you will find it around field margins and grassy roadsides, as well as waste ground. There…