Health Benefits Of Zinc: What Zinc Does For Your Body & How To Get More Of It

Dr Jess dermatology, endocrinology, fertility, Garden, gastroenterology, Immunology, Natural Fixes, Neurology, ophthalmology, psychiatry

Dr Jess: As I am sitting on the sofa recovering from a horrible cold writing this, Zinc seems the perfect mineral to write on. Unfortunately today my body is proof that despite good diet, herbs and supplements, my immune system can’t overcome sleep deprivation with my son Jack! I find zinc excellent to help shorten and lessen a cold, and also to …

Benefits Of Foods That Are High In Vitamin K2

Dr Jess Cancer support, cardiology, Garden, gastroenterology, musculoskeletal, Natural Fixes, obstetrics, sports medicine

Dr Jess: Vitamin K2 is probably one of the most important and least well known vitamins. I advise my adult patients taking Vitamin D supplements to take Vitamin K2 as well. Fermented foods, particularly kefir are also an important health food to add into our diets containing Vitamin K2 – although natto is definitely an acquired taste! Any patient with bone concerns, …

The Benefits Of Mindfulness: How To Practice Being Present?

Dr Jess Natural Fixes, Neurology, psychiatry, stress, You

Mindfulness is the act of focusing on being present in the moment, not distracted by modern life, smartphones, computers or TV. Being present (mindfulness) is an important concept to help us deal with stress and to teach our kids. Dr Jess says: How many times do you see a roomful of people staring at their mobile screens ignoring everything around them? We have …

Health Benefits Of Ashwagandha: A Powerful Rejuvenating Herb

Dr Jess fertility, Garden, Natural Fixes, psychiatry, stress

Dr Jess says: Ashwagandha aka Withania somnifera root is a wonderful rejuvenating Ayurvedic herb. Safe, gentle and powerful it is now one of the most commonly used Ayurvedic herbs by medical herbalists – because, like us they find it works! Ashwagandha is used as a strengthening ‘tonic’ in Ayurvedic medicine for fatigue, fertility, debility and longevity… Dubbed as the Indian ‘Ginseng’, it is …

What Is Hooponopono? Benefits & Techniques In The Art Of Forgiveness

Dr Jess Natural Fixes, psychiatry, stress, You

Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian practice of healing through forgiveness. We can learn a lot about forgiveness from this ancient and powerful tradition. Ho’o means ‘to make‘ and pono ‘right‘ – the double use of pono means with both yourself and others. Practicing this ritual allows you to let go of negative emotions particularly anger and resentment The ancient Haiwaiins …

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 …

Healthy Coconut Oil: The Most Powerful Benefits To Your Health

Dr Jess cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, Kitchen, Natural Fixes, oral health, weight loss, You

Coconut oil made from the coconut (Cocos nucifera) is a staple in our pantry, medicine cabinet and cosmetics. An incredibly diverse and powerful oil for your health, coconut oil is amazing to eat, apply to your skin, use on your teeth and so much more. Although it looks like a solid fat, it quickly melts at body temperature and becomes …

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 …