October 2017 – Wellness Tips (Rest & Sleep)

In this month’s blog, I’ll continue my series of top tips for optimal wellness.  It’s been a while as I’ve had so many other interesting things lo talk about, like chocolate at Easter!  As I said last year when I started these tips, there is definitely more to wellness than the usual advice of, eating...

September 2017 – Supplements

With supplements, there is (to a certain point) an element of you get what you pay for.  This is true for most things in life but with supplements (unlike clothing for example) it’s a wee bit 😊 more important as we are putting them into our bodies.  We are also relying on them to improve...

November 2016 – Top Wellness Tips

In this month’s Wellness (Integrative) Medicine column I’ll summarise my top tips for optimal wellness.  There is definitely more to it than the usual advice of, eating a healthy diet; moving your body; and avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking.  These are still important, but there are many other ways to improve and maintain your...

September 2016 – What is Integrative Medicine

Welcome to the first in a bi-monthly series of columns on Integrative Medicine.  Integrative Medicine is also known as Functional, Nutritional and Environmental, Wellness or Holistic Medicine.  It is unique in that it treats the whole person, taking into account mental, environmental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.  This specialty...

July 2016 – Skin Health – Part A – Nutrition

What to eat Fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetables (especially vegetables) are essential in your diet, not just for skin health, but for many reasons. They are rich in antioxidants (e.g. vitamin C) which mop up damaging molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can harm skin (and other) cells leading to premature aging. In addition, the fibre in…