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Second brain in our stomachs

Did you know that we have brain cells in our gut? A collection of nerve cells work together and communicate in our belly, much as the neurons in our brain do. This is why your stomach is sensitive to emotion. It can churn, feel nauseous, have ‘butterflies’, or some experiences can be gut wrenching. It...
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New Star Psychotherapy service

I have not been posting news items here recently as I have been completing a Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Roehampton University. It has been an inspiring three years and a natural progression. I am still offering holistic therapies but have also been offering counselling for over two years now with The Mulberry...
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Why goat’s milk?

Compared to Cows milk, Goat’s milk is ultra-nourishing & prebiotic, has fewer allergenic proteins, is anti-mucousal, lower in lactose & causes less inflammation. It is also high in calcium & fatty acids, but low in cholesterol, it improves your skin & is environmentally friendly. Having switched from Cow’s to Goat’s milk about a year ago,...
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Cashews for the winter blues

Try cashews if you suffer with the winter blues. Several handfuls will provide 1,000–2,000 mg of tryptophan which works as well as prescription antidepressants.
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The power of buckwheat

Buckwheat is a flour worth trying, it’s a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein glutens. Just made a dairy & gluten free buckwheat banana cake with my 10 year old & it...
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Natural boost for oral health

Oil pulling is an ancient Indian practice that involves swishing oil around in the mouth for about 20 minutes, usually in the morning. Studies show that oil pulling has definite benefits for oral health & it may have many extra benefits that have yet to be proven scientifically.
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Healing New Moon

New Moon in Virgo today is all about healing yourself. Take it easy – the better you feel, the more you can get done.
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Wonderful wheatgrass

Wheatgrass contains calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Drinking a shot of wheatgrass powder mixed with some water or juice in the morning is a great way to alkalise & detox heavy metals from your system.
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Better butter

Grass-fed butter is superior to grain-fed butter & better for your health. It is yellow in colour because it is rich in natural beta-carotene & vitamin A. It is higher in vitamin K2, has an equally balanced fatty acid composition & the cows are not given antibiotics or growth hormones. Kerrygold & Anchor butter are...
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