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Podcast E20 Catnip

In this episode I talk to Alice Bettany about Catnip (Nepeta cataria) a herb which is often associated with children as it is so gentle. But gentle doesn't mean it isn't effective! We're so used to hitting things with a sledge hammer now a days we've lost respect for the gentle things in life. We also talked about she sheds and the comfort of a big bosom.. as you do. 

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Pregnancy: My Top 5 Herbs

Pregnancy: My Top 5 Herbs

One of the first things you learn when pregnant is a long list of things you shouldn’t do while pregnant. This includes foods you shouldn’t eat and medicines you can’t use. It’s hard to know what you can use and it’s easy to feel like there’s nothing you can do during pregnancy but soldier on. Here are some herbs I love to help women with during their pregnancy.

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Raw Chocolate Red Berry Truffles

Raw Chocolate Red Berry Truffles

Help fill your loved ones with goodness from the inside out this Valentine's Day with this super simple yet yummy raw chocolate truffle recipe.

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Waterfalls and Walks

Waterfalls and Walks

A common cliche of the modern city dweller is lamenting the fact that there is not enough “fresh air” in the city or discussing with friends the need to get away for a weekend to reconnect with nature. This of course is probably not true for all residents of big cities but the fact that technology detoxes, yoga retreats and general country escapes are as popular as ever means that as citizens of a metropolitan jungle we acknowledge our intrinsic longing to be in nature.

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Menopause: 5 Ways to Deal with Hot Flushes

Menopause: 5 Ways to Deal with Hot Flushes

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding hot flushes. It’s still not truly known what causes them. We know that they occur when a woman gets lower levels of oestrogen while she transitions through the menopause. But, despite this decrease in oestrogen being certain among women not all of you will get hot flushes. Which raises the question “Why me?”. 

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