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Probiotics

Probiotics and gut flora are big news at the moment, with so much new research linking gut flora imbalance with a range of chronic diseases and our emotional and mental health. I think it is so fascinating and I’m sure over the next 10 years we will discover more and...

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Headaches

This week I thought it might be useful to look at a common condition which responds well to a functional medicine or holistic approach….headaches…. that everyday problem which can be so debilitating. It’s common to think of just taking a paracetamol or anti-inflammatory, and sometimes we forget to ask why...

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Joy

Joy Over the summer I read a wonderfully inspiring book written by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Thinking about that 360 degree approach to health I talked about last week I wanted to share some of the tips I found so helpful. When patients come to me there...

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What is a 360 Degree Approach to Health?.....

  I’m thinking this week about what a 360 degree approach to health means, as I have just returned from a truly inspiring and exciting conference in Functional Medicine in London. Along with Dr Ragan Chatterjee from BBC Doctor in the House, I joined about 250 doctors who are at...

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Healthy Cheats – Making It Easy

I am all for an easy life in the kitchen; as a busy working mum I have very little time for spending hours baking and cooking, as much as I would love too!   I guess when choosing what to eat I am always thinking : What is nutritious What...

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My journey into holistic health… By Dr. Sally Moorcroft

Patients often ask me why I changed track and left my career in conventional medicine to practice natural or holistic medicine. There are many different parts to this story but I think it began in childhood as growing up on a farm I had a close connection with nature and...

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Menopausal Mood Swings

The most common health problems I see in my clinic are conditions related to menopausal changes. Although many women sail through this time of life, a lot of women really suffer. I truly welcome the current discussion in the media about menopause and how it affects women as it can...

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Fennel - herbs are all around us…

  Hello, I’m Dr Sally Moorcroft and I would love to welcome you to my health and wellbeing blog, every week I will share my thoughts and tips on health, nutrition and natural medicine. I have been studying and practising natural medicine for 20 years and I am passionate about...

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Healthy packed lunch ideas for kids

I think its fair to say that most people struggle with what to make kids for packed lunches. It’s tricky to get that balance of healthy foods your kid will eat but still being nutritious. There’s nothing more frustrating than getting a full lunch box back when you’ve spent time...

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Thai Compress Massage - New Treatment

We are delighted to now be offering this amazing relaxing treatment at Orchard Barn. The hot herbal compress contains numerous herbs tightly bound in fabric which is steamed until piping hot and firmly rolled. It is used on pressure points,  the hot herbal compress is pressed or pounded over the...

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Body Confidence Course - Nutritional Workshop

We are now half way through our body confidence course and have received some lovely feedback.  It is really making a difference in some major ways to the students lives.   The course covers all aspects of optimising health and wellbeing,  with a focus on healthy mind set and healthy...

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Orla Kiely Gifting Range - New In

About the Brand:  Orla Kiely is an Irish fashion designer who created the clastic stem print which can be easily recognised by its bold retro flower designs. The classic stem design itself was originally inspired by a Rowan tree stem and leaves which Kiely first designed in 2000. Since then...

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