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Boost your wellness arsenal with natural approaches to common infections: learn more on Thursday night

I broke my toe.

Toe met doorjamb. Doorjamb won.

I quickly discovered my appreciation for Western medicine, the Pemberton Urgent Care facility, our local doctors, X ray technicians, nurses, and for local anaesthetic, when the little tarsal was put back in its place. 206 more words


Infectious dis-ease

A couple of months ago my partner caught a cold. In between bouts of customary sympathy I cursed him inwardly, knowing that I would be sure to catch it. 875 more words

Alternative Medicine

Interesting Case Study on Menopause

On the recommendation of a friend, a woman of 51 (who I will call Sheila) came to see me in April 2014. She was suffering from menopausal symptoms; she had not had a period for six months. 504 more words

The Complete Health Centre

Herb of the Month: Hawthorn

Hawthorn (Crataegus Spp.)

This month, Hawthorn berries abound and herbalists everywhere set about making tinctures, syrups and chutneys. This thorny herb has been used for centuries to treat all sorts of conditions relating to the heart, blood and circulation – the Eclectic Physicians of North America used it for high blood pressure, shortness of breath, chest pain, heart valve problems and anaemia, while the berries of related species were used by the Chinese to stimulate circulation and improve digestion. 701 more words

Alternative Medicine

Spooky juice

Had to share this super yummy recipe for a skin rejuvenating juice that is adapted from Elisabeth Peyton-Jones’s great new book Cook Yourself Young. If you have not heard of Elisabeth I thoroughly recommend her books about eating to look and feel younger (Eat Yourself Young was a best seller a few years back).  123 more words

Juices & Smoothies

An Herbalist Advice: Earl Grey Tea

It’s inevitable, we all get sick from time to time. At this moment, I am extremely sick. Dealing with nausea, sore throat, headache, aches all over, sweating, sinus issues combined with stress that has been piling on for several weeks. 210 more words




As of January 2016 I will hopefully be practicing from a lovely, spacious new clinic right in the centre of town, just off Devonshire Street and replete with free off street parking. 522 more words

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