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The Art of Energy Healing

The Art of Energy Healing

Energy healing modalities such as Reiki and Qi Gong offer profound ways to restore balance and vitality to the body's subtle energy systems. In this blog, we'll delve into the principles and practices of these ancient healing arts and explore their potential benefits...

Navigating the Terrain of Ayurvedic Nutrition

Navigating the Terrain of Ayurvedic Nutrition

Ayurveda, the ancient healing system of India, offers profound insights into the role of nutrition in promoting health and well-being. In this blog, we'll delve into the principles of Ayurvedic nutrition, understanding doshas, food energetics, and personalised dietary...

Balancing Yin and Yang

Balancing Yin and Yang

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an ancient healing system that dates back thousands of years, offers profound insights into the principles of yin and yang and their role in promoting health and vitality. In this illuminating exploration, we'll delve into the...

Harnessing the Power of Adaptogens

Harnessing the Power of Adaptogens

Adaptogens are a class of herbal remedies with origins in traditional medicine systems like Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and they have garnered significant attention for their potential to support stress resilience and overall health. In this...

The Science of Sleep

The Science of Sleep

In a world that seems to be always on, with schedules packed to the brim and endless distractions vying for our attention, sleep often takes a back seat. Yet, as we'll discover in this exploration of the science of sleep, prioritising restorative rest is essential for...

Exploring nutritional philosophies

Exploring nutritional philosophies

In this blog post, we'll delve into the intriguing realm of nutritional philosophies, uncovering why plants are often viewed as cleansing while animal products are deemed nourishing. Drawing from ancient traditions such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and...

Understanding nervous system regulation

Understanding nervous system regulation

In this blog post, we will be diving into the world of the nervous system and nervous system regulation—a key area of our health and well-being that is sometimes very easily forgotten about, but just as important as any physical work that we do. In this blog post,...

The Power of Mindset: understanding its role in healing

The Power of Mindset: understanding its role in healing

In this blog, we will be exploring the integral role that mindset plays in the process of healing. We'll delve into the concept that our mindset underpins everything in healing, drawing inspiration from Dr. Joe Dispenza's book, "You Are the Placebo” - which is an...

Light, Circadian Rhythm, and Hormones

Light, Circadian Rhythm, and Hormones

There is an intricate relationship between light exposure, circadian rhythm, and hormonal balance. In this blog post, I’d like to dive into the nuances of different types of light, their impacts on cortisol levels, hormonal regulation, and sleep patterns....

The Root Cause of Acid Reflux

The Root Cause of Acid Reflux

Welcome to an exploration of the true underlying cause of acid reflux. In this blog post, we'll look at the common misconception surrounding this widespread digestive issue and shed light on the often-overlooked root causes. We will delve into the fascinating world of...

If you have taken the pill — read this!

If you have taken the pill — read this!

Welcome to a discussion on the contraceptive pill and its implications for women's health. In recent years, concerns have emerged regarding the safety and long-term effects of this widely-used form of contraception. Let's delve into the potential risks associated with...

Understanding Vitamin D: More Than Just a Vitamin

Understanding Vitamin D: More Than Just a Vitamin

Welcome to an exploration of the multifaceted nature of Vitamin D. Beyond its conventional role as a bone-strengthening nutrient, Vitamin D serves as a hormone with diverse physiological functions. Let's explore the science behind Vitamin D and its implications on our...

Why you must address liver health when trying to heal your gut

Why you must address liver health when trying to heal your gut

Why you must address liver health when trying to heal your gut When it comes to achieving optimal health, there are a few key factors that come to mind, such as eating a balanced diet, staying active, and getting enough sleep. However, what many people may not realize...

The Mind-Body Connection: How your thoughts impact your health

The Mind-Body Connection: How your thoughts impact your health

The Mind-Body Connection: How your thoughts impact your health Your mind and your body are intimately connected, and the way you think can have a powerful impact on your physical health. This mind-body connection is not a new concept, but it is one that has gained...

What Doctors don’t tell you about the oral contraceptive pill

What Doctors don’t tell you about the oral contraceptive pill

At The Wellness Programme, our focus is always on treating the root cause of a problem, rather than just addressing symptoms. When it comes to hormonal imbalances and women's health, it is certainly no different. This is why I feel it's important to shed light on the...

Candida Overgrowth: Symptoms, causes and solutions

Candida Overgrowth: Symptoms, causes and solutions

Candida Overgrowth: Symptoms, causes, and solutions Candida overgrowth is a common issue that affects a huge number of people. It is caused by the overgrowth of a type of yeast called Candida albicans, which can lead to a range of rather unpleasant symptoms. These can...

How to reduce EMFs in your home (and why it is important)

How to reduce EMFs in your home (and why it is important)

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are everywhere around us, emitted by electronic devices such as mobile phones, Wi-Fi routers, electric cars, and smart meters. While these invisible fields of energy have become an integral part of our daily lives, many people are now...

Why coffee is not the health food you’ve been led to believe it is

Why coffee is not the health food you’ve been led to believe it is

There is always so much conflicting information out there about coffee and whether it is good for us or not. Whilst it is a popular beverage enjoyed by the majority of people, there are definitely some things to consider if you are a regular coffee-drinker. Let's dive...

Why Spring is the best time to cleanse the liver

Why Spring is the best time to cleanse the liver

Spring is the season of renewal and growth, and it is also an ideal time to focus on cleansing and supporting the liver. The liver is a vital organ that plays a crucial role in detoxifying the body, regulating metabolism, and maintaining hormonal balance. By taking...

What you should know about sun cream

What you should know about sun cream

Suncream is an essential part of sun protection, but not all are created equal. Some contain toxic chemicals that can cause harm to both humans and the environment. In this post, I want to discuss the dangers of toxic suncreams, explain some of the chemicals included,...

Germ Theory vs. Terrain Theory

Germ Theory vs. Terrain Theory

There are definitely some people who seem to get sick far more regularly than others - have you noticed? Or some people who suffer a lot worse with the common cold or flu than others whilst some won’t catch anything at all! My ethos has always been ‘if I look after my...

Chocolate Pudding Pot Recipe

Chocolate Pudding Pot Recipe

This was shared by one of our cleansers on the parasite cleanse, which went down an absolute treat! Made originally by an Instagram page called @georgieeatsuk I can't wait for you to try this delicious yet healthy chocolate pudding recipe. Great as a dessert,...

Why do we need to detox and cleanse the body?

Why do we need to detox and cleanse the body?

The words ‘detox’ and ‘cleanse’ have unfortunately been tarnished massively by the health & fitness/influencer industries through the likes of detox teas, weight loss fads, quick fixes and nutritional deprivation. They fall victim to so much negative judgement...

All about Apple Cider Vinegar, and why you should use it!

All about Apple Cider Vinegar, and why you should use it!

I thought this topic was fitting as I recently found a brilliant bargain of 5 litres of Apple Cider Vinegar on sale for £15 and thought it could be helpful for others to list some of the great ways this golden (but sometimes spicy) liquid, can benefit your health!...

27 lessons by 27

27 lessons by 27

Ellie: So in a couple of days on 12th January, I turn 27. Now, I’m not really one to attach much meaning to birthdays, age or celebrations of this kind but for some reason there is something about 27 that is exciting me! 26 was a pretty transformative year for me;...

Reflecting on the year gone by and setting goals for the year ahead

Reflecting on the year gone by and setting goals for the year ahead

2022 has very swiftly come to an end and I am sure we can all agree that it was probably the quickest year ever experienced! I vividly remember the start of 2022 like it was yesterday, but here we are at the start of 2023 and 2019 was FOUR YEARS AGO. What on earth is...

Low toxin lifestyle: Home fragrances

Low toxin lifestyle: Home fragrances

It obviously comes as no surprise that the modern day lifestyle is absolutely riddled with toxins. From the pesticides used to grow our food, to microplastics IN our food, chemicals in our tap water and chemicals found in our body, face and hair products - sometimes...

Environment clean-up Checklist

Environment clean-up Checklist

Teflon Pans - Use stainless steel or cast iron insteadPlastic Food Containers - Use glass containersMobile/Cell Phones - Keep them at least 3 feet away from your body when not in use. Do not carry on you i.e. women in a bag carried on the shoulder which means the...

My birth story

My birth story

It was a Saturday night and I was 40 weeks and 4 days. We'd stayed up late watching telly and didn't get to bed until around midnight. I didn't have any signs I'd be going into labour any time soon, until I abruptly awoke to my first contraction. It was around 1.30am...

How do we get parasites?

How do we get parasites?

Parasites are infective organisms that can live within a human host and wreak havoc on their health. Here in the Western world most people think parasites only exist in under developed countries and that we don’t have to worry about them here. It’s interesting to...

The Chinese Organ Clock

The Chinese Organ Clock

In traditional Chinese medicine it is believed that each organ has its point of highest energy and lowest energy.This can be a great indicator for those who wake regularly at the same time each night or who feel fatigued at a certain time each day. Here is a summary...

What to expect when parasite cleansing

What to expect when parasite cleansing

Poor gut health and a high toxic load is the perfect environment for these harmful organisms, and both are something the majority of the population have. Much of the foods we eat damage out gut, including gluten, cow dairy, refined sugar, caffeine and alcohol....

Gut friendly iced latte

Gut friendly iced latte

As some of you may know, I don’t encourage caffeine consumption. Many reasons but just a few here;• that urge for the toilet you feel after your coffee, is your body trying to eject what it considers to be poison• it’s inflammatory to the body• long term use can lead...

Do you have low stomach acid?

Do you have low stomach acid?

HCI deficiency is extremely common. Here are some of the symptoms;? bloating, belching and heartburn? a feeling that food just sits in the stomach? sometimes constipation, sometimes diarrhoea? weak, easily broken finger nails? hair loss in women? nausea, burning...

Your body is a self healing machine

Your body is a self healing machine

Your body works constantly to protect you, regenerate you and heal you.  It is a perfectly functioning engineering machine based on biochemical reactions that happen automatically without you even having to think about it.Your body is beautifully equipped with natural...

Bloating isn’t normal and you can fix it

Bloating isn’t normal and you can fix it

Many people suffer with bloating, but just because something is common, it doesn’t mean it’s normal. Being confident and loving your body regardless of bloating I fully support, but I also believe in always looking for the root cause of our every ailment, to ensure we...

Why detox should be part of your lifestyle

Why detox should be part of your lifestyle

I don’t mean the fad detoxes, the boo tea or liquid shakes, I mean the proper detoxification techniques which transform your health. The methods that can take your health to the next level, more than can be achieved through diet alone – THAT sort of detox.We really...

Lyme disease hides in parasites

Lyme disease hides in parasites

There is a link between Lyme and parasites which people need to be aware of! Doctors will often revert straight to prescribing antibiotics but this often doesn’t help the patient and can actually exarcabate the problem due to the devastation these cause our gut and...

Folate not folic acid

Folate not folic acid

Mainstream advice is to supplement with folic acid — but here’s why you should actually be opting for folate. Getting this from foods is the optimal approach but to ensure adequate intake, a high quality prenatal can also be a good choice.Folate is often called a...

Why bee stings can be healing

Why bee stings can be healing

I know some people are scared of bees. They buzz near you, mistake your blonde hair for a flower and sometimes forget to leave you alone. But we know they’re good guys and are just trying to get on and do their job - but the thought of being stung can instil fear in...

No disease can exist inside a clean body

No disease can exist inside a clean body

All illnesses are symptoms of a toxic body. By cleaning out the body we can restore balance to our gut and other vital organs - and restore our immune system to its maximum disease fighting power. And what’s the best way to clean the body? ...DETOX! The problem we’re...

Understanding eczema and psoriasis

Understanding eczema and psoriasis

This is a very common complaint from my clients. Understanding the causes behind eczema and psoriasis is so important for healing. I’ve helped many clients heal their skin from these conditions, two of which I’ll share here. The first client (see below) had weeping...

Why healing must be done holistically

Why healing must be done holistically

When I had cystic acne, I spent so long trying to treat my SKIN.?? I used topical creams, toners, astringents, face masks, facial scrubs and mud packs.?? I had microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser treatments.?? I picked spots and left spots.?? I used a face...

It’s not just how MUCH gut bacteria we have, but how DIVERSE

It’s not just how MUCH gut bacteria we have, but how DIVERSE

A lot of people are now aware that we need to be repopulating the good bacteria in our gut to stay healthy and support our immune system, but something I hear a lot is; “I take probiotics but I haven’t noticed much difference.” There can be many reasons for that but...

How to perform muscle testing

How to perform muscle testing

Muscle testing is also known as applied kinesiology (AK). The basic idea behind AK is similar to one of Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion, which states “for every action in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction.”Applied kinesiology takes this concept and...

Count chemicals, not calories

Count chemicals, not calories

Chemicals are the real problem- not calories. You could eat health damaging foods with low calories or health promoting foods with high calories. The number of calories are not a representation of what’s healthy. What’s key is the IMPACT the food has on our...

How to balance hormones

How to balance hormones

I get asked this question a lot. Firstly it’s important to know that imbalanced hormones are in fact another symptom and are not a root cause. Often people believe their acne or weight gain or PCOS is caused by their hormones, when there is something beyond these at...

Healthy hot chocolate recipe

Healthy hot chocolate recipe

One of the greatest comforts as the dark nights draw in and the temperature drops, is settling down by the fire (or radiator), sticking a good movie on and sipping a hot chocolate. So let me share with you my favourite recipe. Place the following ingredients into a...