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Is Adrenal Fatigue Real?

Is adrenal fatigue real?   Following on from comments posted last week I thought it might be best to answer with a full explanation …. So thanks Jess, as it was a great question!   Adrenal fatigue is a term which is often used in alternative medicine but is not...

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Getting a Spring Back In Our Step…

Getting a spring back in our step…   This week, as we are all struggling through the last vestiges of winter, many people I speak to are feeling a bit tired and really ready for the spring. I have noticed my own levels of energy have dropped too, and so have...

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Addiction.

Addiction. I have been thinking about addictions this week, both for my patients and myself, as the start of the New Year always brings thoughts about breaking old habits and gives us the chance to start with renewed energy. It’s hard though, January is not the most inspiring month to...

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Breaking the Sugar Habit

Breaking the Sugar Habit With a New Year comes the promise of new beginnings and although I am not a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions sometimes the idea of a clean slate can be appealing and a good catalyst for building new positive habits.   For years I have...

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Supporting Your Body Through Cancer

    Supporting Your Body Through Cancer   One of my many areas of special interest is in cancer support and I really believe that integrative medicine has a lot to offer for people undergoing cancer treatment.   I commonly see patients with cancer in my clinic, at all stages...

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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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