Herbal Spring Clean

To Detox or not to Detox? That is the question for many of us at this time of year as we start to think about a fresh start after the excesses of the festive season and inactivity of the Winter. Whether it’s called detoxing, spring cleaning, or revitalising your lifestyle, there are many theories, diets and supplementary regimes on the ...

The Big Fat Lie of Heart Health

For decades, we have been told how bad saturated fats are for our health, and in fridges across the country, the use of butter was replaced with so-called “heart-healthy spreads”, which were meant to be better for the heart, and lower cholesterol, amongst other benefits. Yet over the past few years, study after study has shown there to be no …

Healing Herbs for your Heart

Happy Valentine’s Day! As something a little different this year, why not treat yourself to a gorgeous nurturing herbal remedy to help heal the heart. Our Medical Herbalist Isobel Ravden has a wealth of knowledge about how certain herbs can help a range of conditions, and this month she is sharing with us how Hawthorn, Garlic, Foxglove and Ginseng all …

Make no bones about it, osteopathy is good for the heart!

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Osteopathy is not aimed at just healing back or neck pain. Originally, osteopathy was developed as a natural, hands-on approach to treat pathologies and systemic conditions. Osteopaths are taught to know the anatomy up to great detail. With their hands, the practitioners can access the nervous, digestive, circulatory, lymphatic and muscular systems. When it comes to the heart, osteopathy can …

Is Yoga As Good for Your Heart as Running?

We don’t often think about yoga as the obvious type of exercise when it comes to boosting cardiovascular health, but recent studies have conformed what we have long suspected – that yoga is as beneficial to your heart as other forms of aerobic exercise such as running and cycling. A review in The Netherlands conducted by Professor Miriam Hunink of …