Eczema – Living a life free of steroids.

Joe’s mum booked an online appointment with me in June last year. He was only 2 years old and came for his eczema, which was extremely severe. It had begun at 9 weeks old. Joe was a very allergic child with a constant streaming nose and a history of ear infections. To date he had […]

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Welcome to the Neurotic Mothers Club!

Are we really becoming a nation of neurotic mothers? This is a question I asked myself a lot 10 years ago, when my son was sick and yet no doctor would take the time to listen to me. He had an ongoing cough, every cold went to his chest, he was diagnosed with asthma initially, […]

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Steroids & Eczema – A Flawed Treatment

  Over the years in practice I have met many children with eczema, sometimes this isn’t why they have be brought to see me, often it’s mild and ‘managed’ with steroid creams and sometimes its severe and ongoing and the parents and child have ultimately been forced to live with it. I notice that these children often […]

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Why is my child constantly ill?

Regularly I am seeing and hearing of young children stuck in a pattern of low immunity and repeat infections. Chest infections, ear infections, infected eczema, tonsils etc etc. An overwhelming majority of these children have something in common. Antibiotics. Several short courses for acute infections and sometimes long term low dose to ‘prevent’ a recurrence. Shocking […]

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The Case of the 7 Year Impacted Bowel

  January 2018: Katie is 7 years old. She came to see me with a chronic issue of constipation and withholding her stools since she was a tiny baby. She was under the care of an incontinence team and a few months ago had to undergo a dis-impaction procedure that involved a week off school […]

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Turning Night Sweats into Sweet Nights

Nov 2017: I met 43 year old Susan back in November last year. Her main complaint was severe night sweats, every night, without fail. She had to sleep on a bath towel. She had difficulty getting off to sleep, and would wake up in the early hours drenched and cold. Her periods were extremely painful […]

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The story of the beige eating boy

In practice I am surprised by the number of children i’m seeing who will only eat beige foods. Ed’s story is just one of many I could tell. Ed is 7, his mum brought him to see me in January this year with concerns over his immunity. Life was a constant cycle of colds, swollen […]

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IBS – Addressing acute symptoms with homeopathy

Anyone who has ever suffered with IBS will know how debilitating a flare up can be. Sometimes there seems to be no obvious cause for the sudden onset of those all to familiar symptoms that leave us anxious and stressed, and then these mental states in turn exacerbate the condition. We reach for the Immodium […]

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Colitis – Recovery after 15 years of suffering

Jo came to see me in March 2016 after struggling for many years with ulcerative colitis. It was bearable in the early days, but the last few years had been a succession of hospitalisations, daily medicated enemas and severe cramping and bleeding that left her exhausted, upset and unable to leave the house. The UC […]

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IBS – Taking Back Control Of Your Body

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition I see frequently in practice as a homeopath. With more and more people diagnosed with IBS, I thought it appropriate to explain a few things about the gut and why it can become so problematic. Firstly IBS is merely a medical catch-all term for any bowel or gut […]

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