Benefits Of Magnesium: What You May Not Know About This Super Supplement

Dr Jess cardiology, endocrinology, Garden, musculoskeletal, Natural Fixes, Neurology, obstetrics, psychiatry, sleep, sports medicine

Dr Jess says: This is definitely in my top 3 supplements with Vitamin D. I have seen magnesium significantly improve sleep in many of my patients (and myself!) and it is my number one recommendation for anyone doing a lot of exercise or suffering from cramp. A wonderful mineral that can make a massive difference to how you feel and definitely …

Chickweed Benefits & How To Use It

Dr Jess Garden, Kitchen, Natural Fixes

Common Chickweed is considered a weed but learn how this safe salad herb can help you… HOW TO USE CHICKWEED Grow it in your garden or forage it for your spring/summer salads  – follow one of the many chickweed identification guides (loads on YouTube) and forage for this herb (or plant the seeds in your garden although be aware it …

How To Work Astragalus Into Your Diet

Dr Jess Cancer support, cardiology, endocrinology, Garden, gastroenterology, Immunology, Natural Fixes, Respiratory

Astragalus membranaceous (aka Huang Qi or Milkvetch) is a Traditional Chinese Herb for Qi and blood deficiency, and used as an immune tonic and for fatigue. Watch the video below for a summary of the research into this fantastic herb: Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an immune tonic and for fatigue, easy bruising and prolapses… Astragalus is one of the …

The Stress-Busting Benefits Of Shinrin-Yoku

Dr Jess fatigue, Garden, Natural Fixes, psychiatry, stress, You

Shinrin-Yoku means ‘forest bathing’ or taking in the forest atmosphere and has been investigated by the Japanese since the 1980s for its health benefits. Most of us know instinctively that walking in natural environments like woods and forests can make us feel better but the research is still fascinating! Research(1) shows that just 15 minutes walking in the forest: lowers …

Benefits Of Activated Charcoal: Natural Healing Properties & How To Take It

Dr Jess Garden, gastroenterology, Natural Fixes, oral health, toxins

Activated charcoal is an excellent detoxifier. It is one of the few substances that can absorb gas and so help uncomfortable bloating and wind… Learn more below. Used historically in water filtration and for ulcers and wounds Activated charcoal was first used medicinally by the ancient Egyptians in 1500BC on infected ulcers and wounds, and for unpleasant gases from the …

Benefits Of Using Aloe Vera: For Skin Care, Hair Health & Much More

Dr Jess Cancer support, dermatology, Garden, gastroenterology, Natural Fixes, oral health, toxins, weight loss

Aloe barbadensis leaf (Aloe vera) is a wonderful support for the digestive system, helping internally to cool and soothe inflammation and can be used externally to help with skin problems. Learn more below… Used historically by ancient herbalist to cool and soothe the digestion In Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe is called Kumari ‘young maiden’ (for female health and maintaining youthfulness of the …

Health Benefits Of Goji Berries: How To Eat This Superfood

Dr Jess Garden, Kitchen, Natural Fixes

Goji berries (aka Wolfberries or Go Qi Zi) are a nourishing and strengthening tonic in Chinese Medicine particularly good for eye health due to their high antioxidants and zeaxanthin levels. HOW TO EAT GOJI BERRIES Buy organic, dried Goji berries – organic to reduce pesticides and dried so they keep long term. Eat a handful regularly, they have a sweet pleasant …

The Top Ways To Reduce Your Sugar Intake: How & Why?

Dr Jess Cancer support, cardiology, endocrinology, Garden, Kitchen, Natural Fixes

Dr Jess: Sugar is in my personal and professional experience the most deadly threat to our health and the hardest to give up. Many people don’t realise that carbohydrates are long chains of sugar or that white flour breaks down to sugar in under half an hour! Look around any supermarket and you realise half of the food contains white …

Uses Of Reishi Mushrooms: Health Benefits & Natural Remedies

Dr Jess Cancer support, fatigue, Garden, Immunology, liver, urology

Reishi mushroom (aka Ling Zhi in traditional Chinese Medicine, latin name Ganoderma lucidum) is an amazing Chinese Herb that has become widely known for its nourishing properties and extensive health benefits… Learn more below. Used in traditional Chinese Medicine for calming & aiding sleep Reishi mushroom is known as Ling Zhi in Chinese Medicine, which translates as ‘herb of spiritual …