The eyes inform our every moment, even while we sleep. Before we wake, information from the eyes is being received by the hypothalamus in the brain, sensing light levels and regulating our circadian rhythm. Of our five senses vision is generally our dominant sense
Studying the iris, the coloured part of the eye, dates as far back as 1400 BC. More recently, in 1867, a Hungarian doctor and scientist named Ignatz von Peczely published research in his book ‘Discoveries in the Realms of Nature and the Art of Healing’.
Do you lay awake at night watching the minutes and then hours slip away, unable to fall asleep? Or perhaps you wake in the early hours of the morning and are unable to get back to sleep?
At the clinic, we meet patients who are resigned to their difficulties because of their age. "It's what the Doctor told me." This is an assumption we like to turn on its head, by showing them it simply doesn't have to be this way.
The Food and Drug Administration have now classified menopause and the accompanying symptoms as a disease. No longer considered part of the natural cycle of life, all women aged around 40 plus can expect to develop this and (according to the FDA) Hormone Replacement Therapy is the only line of treatment.
The gut comes into contact with a vast range of substances on a daily basis, including absorbable nutrients, resident bacteria, pathogens and toxins; its job - to block the entry of unwanted particles whilst allowing nutrients to be absorbed.
Garlic has a reputation for being something of a cure all, used to help lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as in the prevention of cancer, diabetes and infection. As a household remedy it can be a saviour. It is a potent antimicrobial
Burning pain, swollen tonsils, difficulty swallowing; a sore throat can make life a misery. Whether bacterial or viral, catch it early and it needn't be something that lingers. Sage is a wonderful aromatic antimicrobial herb which helps clear the mind and reduce the fuzzy thinking that can come with infections
The use of aphrodisiac herbs is woven into our history, legends and herbal tradition. Even in a loving relationship the pressures and routines of everyday life can make the fiery sparks of romance seem like a thing of the past; herbs can help rekindle those flames of desire.
Today research has found more than 130 medicinal functions that are produced by mushrooms and fungi, including antitumour, immune regulating, antioxidant and antiviral, to name but a few1. We can be thankful that unlike ancient Egypt, the use of mushrooms is not restricted to the royal family!
Trees: The lungs of our planet, used from the beginning of Man’s history as a source of food, fuel and shelter. In early religions, such as those practiced by the Celts, many trees were considered sacred and were believed to hold a powerful spiritual presence......
Similar to going to yoga or tai chi, this mindful technique based on subtle body movements, can alter long-established poor habits. Darren provides a 1 to 1 consultation and ensures the correct techniques are being followed. Written details of the movements are also provided upon request.