The Rise of Medicinal Mushrooms

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.

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Looking After Your Mental Health at Christmas

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.

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7 benefits of eating Chocolate this Christmas

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.

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Homeopathy Tips for Keeping well in December

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.

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How to get through the Winter Blues

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.

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Booking Homeopathy at Apothecary 27

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.

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Foods that keep you Vibrant in the Autumn

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.

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Autumn's Around the Corner - Here's How to Get Ready for it!

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.

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