Gut Microbiota – we are entering a new era

Gut Microbiota – we are entering a new era

As of the science is literally turning its head around and starting to look away from probiotics, a massive lucrative industry that thrives on impressive marketing and claims of more is more through the use of wording such as “50 billion active” etc.. Its...
The grass is always greener on the other side

The grass is always greener on the other side

The grass is always greener on the other side.. As a medical herbalist i see this concept applied way too often in our society, particularly when it comes to ones own health.. The west is completely obsessed with Ayurveda (Indian herbal medicine), Chinese medicine,...
Electronic Cigarettes – Safety Update

Electronic Cigarettes – Safety Update

A new study has been released which shows that E-cigarettes are not as safe as we think. its not a long read but it basically shows how vaped e-cig juice is significantly more toxic than none vaped juice. unwanted effects include: -higher production of ROS –...
Ayurveda & The Six Tastes

Ayurveda & The Six Tastes

For my first Ayurvedic related post, I would like to briefly introduce the system and its concepts. Ayurveda is an ancient system of healing that originated in India and is at least 5000 years old. The word Ayurveda means “The Science of Life” in Sanskrit, and its...
Why See A Herbalist

Why See A Herbalist

In my experience I have found that the term “herbalist” is often misunderstood. Some of the most common misconceptions I’ve come across include: Gardening specialists Culinary seasoning experts Botanists Wild food foragers Although a skilled herbalist should be quite...

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