The Power of Love to Heal – Fact or Fiction?

Scientific studies go head-to-head with long-standing cultural beliefs that love has real healing powers.

Maybe love could make you feel better – much better…

The song, ‘The Power of Love’ is a favourite of mine and always takes me back to the 80s when I grew up. Over the years, as an integrative doctor, I have often studied, pondered and wondered about the power of love – to heal.

Does Love really heal?

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Impact on Physical Health

The hidden impact of your childhood on your health right now…

Most of us are not aware how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have powerful and lasting impacts on adult health. These experiences include physical, emotional and mental traumas, as well as persistent, low-grade exposure to stress and unhappiness during childhood. In later years, acute and chronic physical illnesses become apparent – in a cluster of common symptoms that can be directly linked back to early childhood trauma. So, how does this happen? Read more

Mother’s Day – once a year? Hell No! It should be every week!

Taking just a couple of hours each week for yourself could make you much healthier, happier and able to love those around you even more…

The one thing I see in my clinic every day – more than anything else – is stressed-out women. They are constantly struggling to manage their families, work, relationships, finances, and homes. I feel for them because this stress is really affecting their health – and their relationships – and their own happiness and joy. They tell me that they rush to get up in the morning to get the kids ready, then rush them off to school, then rush off to work, and rush through their day only to return home to rush to prepare dinner, clean the house and get the children ready for bed. They collapse, exhausted at the end of the day – only to repeat the same process – tomorrow, and the next day, and the one after that…

Do you know how they feel? Perhaps you know exactly how they feel. If so, you’re the person I want to talk to today because I think that I can help you. Read more

The Wisdom of Wei Wu Wei: How to achieve more with less….

During my recent health crisis, I did some serious pondering, searching and reflection to learn about myself and what I was doing/did that was affecting my health.  As part of this journey, I studied the work of Chinese Philosopher, Lao Tzu, who wrote the Taoist manual, Tao Te Ching.  As I learnt from him and other ancient philosophers, I realised I could (and should) be achieving more (of what was really important to me) by actually doing less. Here are my thoughts and insights on this topic…

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How Fear Can Affect Your Kidney Health

Most of us may not be aware that once we are having difficulties in letting go of negative past emotions, our kidneys can be affected and may develop kidney disease symptoms. This is especially true if past emotions are not recognized and even suppressed. The main function of this organ is waste removal. The kidney is responsible in purifying the body to maintain balance and keep it functioning in harmony.

Physically, the kidney is the one responsible in taking out the unwanted elements from the blood. It has to be able to segregate the substances that are essential from the destructive ones. Read more