Joanne Oliver

Posts by Joanne Oliver

Is Sugar a problem for me?

Most people are aware that too much sugar is not good for us from dental health, weight gain to more serious diseases such as IBS, arthritis, diabetes, heart conditions and cancer to anxiety and depression. So we switch to ‘healthy’, ‘diet’, low-calorie’ and ‘low-sugar’ meals but many people still wonder ‘Is sugar a problem for…

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Forest Bathing

There is something about walking amongst trees. Sometimes it feels like I have entered the special peace and energy of a towering natural cathedral or giant hall. There is something about the cooling green dappled light, that distinct mossy aroma of being in the woods. For me it is this combination of hushed peace and…

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Sugar Cravings

I’ve written this little guide to help my clients who struggle either with constant sugar cravings or Sugar yo-yo; where you give up sugar for a short while but then it sneaks back in! As a chocolate addict myself I am not here to judge anyone. What I do know, as an herbalist, is the…

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Relax with Magnesium

Magnesium deficiency is often the cause of many common symptoms I see in clinic. Luckily it is a very simple self-care to put right. If you are Self-Protective or Resilient constitution this one is perfect for you. If you have symptoms it is always best to see me one-to-one so I can assess you individually…

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Matcha Green Tea Recipes

I often suggest my clients try Matcha green tea. Matcha has all the benefits of green tea but is more potent and can often help when we need to replace the buzz of coffee with something more subtle. I tend to suggest Matcha to my Resilient and Self-protective Iridology constitution clients who may be in love…

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Sunflower Seed Sprout Secrets

Sunflower seeds have a lot to offer us when it comes to natural health and are tasty and easy to use in your everyday meals. Sunflower seeds are beneficial for just about everyone. When it comes to your Iridology health constitutions we find Sunflower seeds helpful for; Responsive (Immunity/Lymph) Creative (hormones), Resilient & Self-Protective (nervous…

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Candida Support

Candida is an imbalance of the bacteria in the gut. It is very common, and caused by the modern lifestyle of sugar, yeast, antibiotics, hormone pills and many other medications, processed foods and even some of our water. Most people have some imbalance, and it is often the root cause of many symptoms and diseases.…

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Reflex Touch Therapy

Reflex Touch Therapy is a subtle-energy form of conventional reflexology working on and around the feet and using a similar map that relates points in the feet with organs in the body Clients describe it as a synergy between reflexology and Reiki; but feeling quite different to either. Certainly to receive benefits all you have…

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How to change your diet – some tips

Sometimes to compensate for eating a certain food (or drink) that causes a symptom, people will be on two or three different medications and suffer all sorts of niggly health issues…for years. Your personal summary report includes changes to your everyday foods that just on their own can improve your health. In clinic I narrow…

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Flower Essence Therapy – for your Emotions

Flower essences are very helpful in those times when you are not actually depressed, but not feeling great either. Perhaps there is a current situation which gets you upset, makes you sad or triggers your insecurities. Maybe you have talked about it for ever going round-and-round in circles and are no further forward. Or sometimes…

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) benefits could fill a book (and has done already!). I first came across ACV from the old-time healers such as Dr Christopher whose work I studied as a student herbalist. Mother makes all the difference The fermented ACV with mother is the one that has the benefits…yes it can sometimes look…

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Bliss Herbs to support Emotions

Your emotions, health and energy levels are intimately connected. This is why when you support one area with natural health you experience improvements in the others as well. For instance clients are surprised that changing their diet to support an internal organ improves their mood, or that soothing an emotional response reduces a symptom. So…

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