People have known about the power of mushrooms for a very long time, but it is only now that they are becoming mainstream in the West. Traditional Chinese medicine has incorporated their use since at least 200AD with the book Shennong Ben Cao Jing (“The Classic of Herbal Medicine”) noting that the lingzhi mushroom has many beneficial qualities with no side effects. (1) The lingzhi mushroom is also known as the ling chi mushroom, and even as the reishi mushroom in Japan.Read More
February, the shortest month of the year, and sometimes the coldest!
However, a great feature of this time is the sense of renewal and rebirth that is encapsulated in the typical sight of new lambs out in the fields.Read More
There aren’t many feelings better than saving money but saving the planet could be one. The way you shop can have a tremendous impact on your pocket as well as on the environment.Read More
Who doesn’t enjoy a trip to the spa? It’s a treat that everyone enjoys, but it can sometimes be tricky to get there as often as you’d like. If you’re finding it difficult to get to the spa, why not bring the spa to your home?Read More
The fun and excitement of Christmas is over.
We’ve reached the base point of the year when energy is at its lowest and plants and trees look depleted and lacking in life.
We can feel equally low, and there can be a sense of emptiness and even desolation in a lot of people.Read More
Christmas is the time of year that many people look forward to, but a lot of people approach it with a sense of dread. Some even feel both ways about it simultaneously – they can’t help looking forward to the season but fear the things that may happen during it.
The weather is cold, the nights are dark, and it can be a time when even the strongest people have to battle against mental health issues.Read More
With Christmas rapidly approaching, you might still be struggling with what to get for everyone in your life. Perhaps you’ve decided on a few of the ‘big’ presents, but you’re still considering getting a few more little things.
You’ve gone through all the traditional stocking fillers in your mind and have drawn a blank. It’s not that you can’t come up with anything, it’s just that it is the time of year that everyone tends to overindulge, and the best idea you’ve come up with is some chocolate.Read More
December, the month of giving and celebration!
Nux Vomica can be of great help now, soothing the effects of over-indugence in either food or alcoholic drinks! Also, try Lycopodium for indigestion, or Argentum Nitricum if the children have an upset tummy from too many sweets. Too much fatty food? Pulsatilla can gently soothe the effects.
It is said that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the busiest and most hectic time of the year as well. There’s so much to do, so much to remember, and you can quite easily find yourself missing everything rather than making memories with your friends and family.Read More
The transition into winter is a smooth one, but as temperatures drop many of us find ourselves wondering how to look after our skin at this time of year. While summer called for protection from the sun, and autumn needed some extra moisturiser, the coldness of winter brings a few extra problems.Read More
November – the month when we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. Not everybody enjoys this festival however, as some children (and pets!) are terrified of the loud bangs. Phosphorus can be of great help here, while Coffea can calm them if they become over-excited by events.Read More
There are a lot of things you can do to maintain optimum health, but sleep is one thing that is often overlooked. Not only does sleep allow the body time to rest and the brain time to organise itself, it is also an important factor in weight loss and overall health. (1)
Here are 5 things to do to make sure you sleep well every single night.Read More
There’s a natural rhythm to the year that sees many people being full of energy and happiness during summertime but dropping and suffering from almost depression-like symptoms in the winter. Commonly known as the Winter Blues, and quite often laughed off by those who have never experienced it, there’s actually scientific evidence that this condition exists.Read More
October, the month where we can feel winter making it’s presence known – the evenings and mornings are cold and the nights have drawn in. This change of season is when our immune systems are put to the test coping with the fluctuating temperature and conditions, so head colds, catarrhal conditions, as well as ear and throat problems are common.Read More
When autumn rolls around it signals a change of pace, a time to reflect, and prepare yourself for winter. You’ll find that your habits change as the season shifts, and there’s often a change of mood too.
Despite this apparent slowing down, autumn is a season that is full of vibrance and excitement. Here are a few autumn foods that can pass a little bit of that vibrance on to you.Read More
As the pages on the calendar change, the weather changes too. As summer turns to autumn, the daylight hours get shorter and the weather gets a little cooler.
For many people, autumn is their favourite time of year. Nothing is more fun than taking a walk through fallen leaves, thinking of pumpkin spice lattes, and looking forward to snuggling up nice and warm at home.
Getting a positive start to the morning in the best thing you can do to set yourself up for a successful day, but not everyone manages to do it. Most people manage to get a very negative start to the day - see if this rings any alarm bells…Read More
Nature’s Wish produce Natural and organic, skin & body care products which ‘harness the power of flower essences to provide a sense of well being’ They began in 2011 and like us are based in Haslemere - let’s find out more about this exciting brand!Read More
The human body loves to eat sweet things. Whether it’s hard candy from a bag, or a strawberry fresh from the plant, nothing seems to satisfy like sweetness. One of the most common sweeteners - sugar - has received a lot of attention recently. Is it really as bad as they make it out to be?Read More