Category: Lifestyle

The Amazing Placenta

The placenta is an amazing and normally disregarded organ that develops in your uterus during pregnancy. This structure provides oxygen and nutrients to your growing baby and removes waste products from your baby's blood. The placenta attaches to the wall of your uterus, and your baby's umbilical cord arises from it. Many women are unaware of the many nutrients Read More

What is a Doula and what does a Doula do?

What is a doula? A Doula (pronounced doo-luh) provides emotional and practical support to women, couples and families, before, during and after childbirth. Although doulas are not medically qualified and do not offer medical advice they provide continuity of care, reassurance and can help women find accurate information and make informed decisions. The support doulas Read More

You Are What You Eat!

“You are what you eat!”  Easy to say!  “Everybody knows about nutrition!”  Easy to claim!  How is it then, that despite all that we know, our planet is struggling with over 340 million obese children and over 650 million obese adults and all the health problems that result according to the World Health Organisation?  Something Read More

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Join us, the 4.7 million self-employed workers in the UK and, no longer be snowed under, enjoy being snowed in! 7.30am. The silence is deafening. The brightness through the glazed bathroom window confirms my suspicions. The beast from the east, as the media call the icy blast, has hit North Wales. A thick white blanket Read More

The Health Benefits of Meditation

We all know that meditation is good for you, but what health benefits can you expect? How long do you have to practice before you can see the results? And how often is it best to practice? Over the last two decades there have been over 3,000 scientific studies on the benefits of meditation including Read More

Herb Science

I became interested in plants when I was about 12 years old. Clutching a handful of wild flower identification books, I would wander around the English countryside until I knew most of the British flora by sight. Later I began growing decorative plants from all over the world, completing my devotion to all things green. Read More

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