Purging – decluttering your way into the future

Right now my home looks as though a cyclone has torn through it. There are boxes containing hundreds of books lining the hallway, several huge parcels are waiting to go …

How to eat – the Viva Mayr way – for weightloss, energy and good health

The Viva Mayr programme is totally different from most detox programmes on offer.  Forget juicing and raw vegan regimes, the Mayr doctors believe firmly that cold raw food is tough …

Natural exercises for better sight, without glasses

While at Yobaba Lounge I met an amazing woman called Bridget.  She has devoted years to researching the best way to take care of our eyes, using a variety of …

Liver flushing – Polarity Therapy’s liver detox

A few years back, my GP raised her eyebrows and said my liver was unhappy.  Mild understatement really.  Bottom line?  I was drinking too much alcohol.  Now, nobody likes to be …

Kichadi and ghee recipes for autumn ayurveda detoxing

Detoxing doesn’t always have to be about salads, juices and cold rawness.  I am a firm believer in detoxing with the seasons, and often recommend a warming Ayurvedic detox for …

Stubborn stomach fat & the stress factor

Like many people, I battle with my weight.  Or rather, I battle with a very specific bit of weight – the wodge of flab around my middle that simply won’t …

How to lose weight sensibly and keep it lost

Still looking for that magic weight-loss bullet?  Check out  The Body Retreat.  I met trainer Julie Brealy years back, when I did something nasty to my Achilles and my pal Trisha recommended her …

The Cheat’s Detox

Yes, it’s January.  Yes, everyone is off doing crazy fasting and detoxing regimes.  But do you need to?  Should you even?  I’m really not convinced that January is a good …

Can you cure cancer with diet?

Can you cure cancer by diet alone?  Could it be as simple as changing the pH of your body from acid to alkaline?  A statement flying round the Internet insists …

Ayurvedic healing at Austria’s Schloss Pichlarn

I love Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old system of Indian mind-body spirit medicine.  In fact, I love it so much I wrote an entire book about it.  Yet I hadn’t …

Juice fasting – yes or no?

You’d be hard-pressed to find a celebrity nowadays who isn’t sipping freshly pressed juice.  Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Cattrall, Demi Moore, Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Nichole Ritchie, Reese Witherspoon, Alicia Silverstone, …

Crystal wand healing with Nicki Hughes

Nicki Hughes is one of my favourite therapists so when she said, ‘Come and have a treatment – as a treat – on me’ I made my way forthwith to Nicki’s …

Detoxing for health, energy & vitality

Imagine waking up each morning feeling full of energy and vitality yet also feeling calm and relaxed about the day to come.   You know what?  Abundant health and wellbeing should …

Is detoxing dangerous?

Is detoxing safe? Following reports of a woman suffering brain damage after following a detox diet, the press has gone wild with scaremongering reports. Detox expert and author of two books on the subject debunks the myths and explains why (sensible) detoxing is still perfectly safe. Includes info on how to detox safely.

MLD – Manual Lymphatic Drainage for health & beauty

MLD is a very gentle yet highly effective treatment – superb for people with lymphoedema and lipodema. Yet also a wonderful cosmetic treatment. One I wholeheartedly endorse.