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A few things about grief

  I don’t purport to be an ‘expert’ on grief. I have experienced the death of both of my parents, a number of beloved pets, and a few valued relationships. If someone asked me the unlikely question “Are you good [..]
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How I accepted my pain (and began to heal it)

For the past three or four months I have been experiencing varying degrees of back pain. It began when I was on holiday in January and has continued to a greater or lesser degree ever since. The past three weeks, [..]
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Oral Allergy Syndrome

Over the past few years I have seen increasing number of people with Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Conventionally, sufferers are just advised to avoid the foods which cause them allergic reactions, but it is possible to reduce the severity of [..]
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Foods you should never feed your child

Every day I meet children in my clinic and a big part of what I do is finding out about their diet, and their food preferences and aversions. Not only can this help me to identify the best homeopathic remedy [..]
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The thing with cancer

In 2001 I had a diagnosis of cancer, which proved to be a turning point in my life and set me on a totally different life path. I had surgery twice but no chemo or radiotherapy and from beginning to end [..]
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Is it just me or is it hot in here?

I first wrote this for a magazine back in 2006 when I was still in my 30s. Nine years on and I experience the occasional hot flush myself, and I know that alcohol and too much sugar are definitely triggers. [..]
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That bloated feeling is caused by stress

A common complaint I hear from people is that they feel bloated in their stomach area, just below the chest and above the waist. This is often particularly bad after eating and can limit the amount of food that they [..]
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Can EFT reduce pain?

A couple of years ago I was chatting to someone in my yoga class. She had suffered from terrible back problems for years and daily yoga was an important part of her keeping her pain levels under control. I hadn’t [..]
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The greatest fear of all

The most common fear is of public speaking. Some people love it but others would rather be in a pit of snakes than stand up and speak in public. I’ve read that Barbra Streisand, seasoned performer that she is, often vomits [..]
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BBC Horizon on allergies

On 27th August 2014 BBC’s Horizon programme was on the issue of allergies. Here are some of the facts presented in the programme. The bad news: o 25 to 30% of people in the UK have allergies o The main [..]
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