• 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…

  • Essential oils,  Herbal Remedies

    Summer Essential Oils

    As it was essential oil awareness week last week I thought it would be a good time to share some of my favourite essential oils for you to use through the summer; whether that’s to cool you down, soothe sun burnt skin, or treat those pesky bites these are the perfect Summer essential oils… I have also included some summer essential oil mixes, beautiful combinations of oils that are my go to instead of perfumes, and invoke that summer feeling. Essential oils are a beautiful way to include natural scents into your daily skincare routine, and add an extra level of health and care when it comes to healing your…

  • Foraging

    June wildflowers & wild plants | foraging guide

    Welcome to the June edition of the wildflowers & wild plants foraging guide. The second instalment of this little series I started, which seems to have gone down quite well! (if you missed last months you can read it here ) I decided, as there are so many things growing this time of year with Spring in full swing and headed for summer, that it made sense to do monthly instalments. Then wind down to something more seasonal come Winter. But I’m open to your suggestions too.. So let’s dive straight in… June wildflowers & wild plants There are the wildflowers & wild plants and herbs with medicinal uses you…

  • Mind & Body,  Natural skincare

    How to look after your skin

    Your skin is one of the most important organs you have, as well as the biggest. The best way to look after your skin and fight breakouts is prevention and daily maintenance, rather than only dealing with spots once they appear (and its already too late!). The wonderful thing about skin care is that it can be a quite time that becomes part of your daily self-care, and some aspects of the practices I will share here can be quite meditative to perform. My last post covered all things spots and breakout related including how to work out what’s causing your breakouts & what foods you need to be eating…

  • Mind & Body,  Natural skincare

    What your breakouts tell you about your skin

    Your skin in the biggest organ in your body. It deals with both inner and outer stresses – what you feed your body, anxiety & stress, pollution, harsh weather conditions, central heating and air con…. the list is endless. Its also your immune systems first defence against bacteria, viruses, and other germs. In this post I will break down What your breakouts tell you about your skin as simply as possible, as well as some things you can do to help your skin health. If you have ever had a breakout, and lets face it who hasn’t ( if you haven’t you’re either not human, or I want your secrets!!),…