What are the Health Benefits of Dandelion?

Dandelions are plentiful throughout rural and urban environments all year round but are particularly abundant at this time of the year. In Irish dandelions are called Bearnan Bride – ‘the indented one of Brigid’ due to the serrated edges of their leaves and the fact that they are almost the first of wild flowers to… Read more >

Colon Hydrotherapy

One of the first questions my clients ask me is ‘How on earth did you end up doing colonics for a living?’ I began my professional career as a nurse. My first experience of bowel cleansing was at the tender of 17, when a staff nurse asked me to observe an enema being administered. There… Read more >

Hot and Cold Showers

Water can be used to stimulate circulation and to boost your skin’s eliminative function, as well as that of deeper organs of the body. Hot and cold showers should be used on a daily basis for best results. If you have sluggish kidneys or a congested liver, pay more attention to these areas. The contrast… Read more >

Castor Oil Fomentation

A castor oil fomentation is an excellent adjunct to alleviating any pain or inflammation anywhere in the body. It dissolves and cleanses the body of hardened mucus which may manifest as cysts, fibroids, tumours, adhesions, polyps etc. Castor oil fomentations relieve the symptoms of menstrual symptoms and ease the pain of colitis and diverticulitis. They… Read more >

Dry Skin Brushing

The skin is one of the five main channels of elimination, throwing off about two pounds of toxic material each day in the form of perspiration. The skin has been called the third kidney because of its ability to rid the body of toxic waste material. Skin brushing stimulates the circulation and lymphatic systems and… Read more >

Safe Harvesting

When harvesting herbs the most important thing is to ensure you have identified the right plant. A good field guide which I recommend is Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland by Blaney, Fitter and Fitter. Harvest only what you need, always leave some plant so it will grow back. When picking parts above ground, only… Read more >

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is when a person has 3 or more liquid or loose bowel movements in one day. Many people who attend my clinic often think they have diarrhoea when they have 3 movements daily. This is not always the case. Diarrhoea is usually accompanied by cramps and urgency and the waste is liquid. A normal… Read more >

The Appendix

It still amazes me that the medical profession continue to disregard the appendix as having a function in the body. Since when were we born with unnecessary organs? The appendix is part of the large intestine and is made up of lymphatic tissue. Its primary function is in enhancing immunity and keeping the colon and… Read more >

Colonic Irrigation

One of the first questions my clients ask me is “How on heavens earth did you end up doing colonics for a living?”I started off my professional career as a nurse. My first experience of bowel cleansing was at the tender of 17, when a staff nurse asked me to observe an enema being administered…. Read more >

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Dandelions are plentiful throughout rural and urban environments all year round but are particularly abundant at this time of the year. In Irish dandelions are called Bearnan Bride – ‘the indented one of Brigid’ due to the serrated edges of their leaves and the fact that they are almost the first of wild flowers to… Read more >