This photo was taken a couple of years back in the summer of 2015, during my time as a volunteer with WWOOF (& no it has nothing to do with dogs! Stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). The reason for me sharing this pic & writing this post is that a few days ago I stumbled upon an article which I’d kept from 2 years ago, the very[…]

Finally Part 3 of the ‘Holistic Mental Health’ blogs. Tomorrow I will post Part 4.  I have focused here diet, herbs and supplements, rather than the Psychological/other therapy aspects as this is beyond my scope of practice! However please do your own research into these areas. For now, back onto Nutrition… Nutrition and Mental Health When you understand that your cells, including your brain cells and neurotransmitters are made out[…]

Mental ‘Dis-ease’ Now I know this is a long series of blogs but I make no apologies because this warrants a real write-up! What I would like to promote is the better treatment of mental health disorders, this is not so surprising considering I have studied both Psychology and Natural Therapies – so for me this blog is a marriage made in heaven 😉 Read it over a few days[…]

Some Thoughts on Mental Health Management Now we are coming toward the end of ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ and I’ve decided to focus on the big 2: Depression and Anxiety. For ease of reading I’ve broken it up into separate posts (it is a big topic so it doesn’t deserve less!) Today, lets start with the foundations. What Does mental ‘health’ mean? How do Naturopaths treat mental health issues? My[…]