Feeling Overwhelmed? Struggling To Cope? How To Relieve Stress Naturally…

Dr Jess cardiology, endocrinology, fatigue, fertility, gastroenterology, psychiatry, sleep, stress, weight loss, You

Dr Jess: Stress is a 6 letter word nearly all my patients use at some point to describe how they are feeling or what has caused their symptoms. A terrifying 3 in 4 people in the UK have felt so stressed in the last year that they have felt unable to cope. Although stress is more commonly expressed by women, …

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 …

The Benefits Of Psyllium Husk & How To Use It

Dr Jess Garden, gastroenterology

Dr Jess says: Psyllium husk is a safe, natural and effective fiber that can revolutionise your digestion. This is probably one of the products I recommend the most to patients with digestive problems including IBS, bowel disease, constipation or diarrhoea.  It is also great as a support alongside a healthy diet for losing weight and helping blood sugars in diabetics. …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Tips For Avoiding Wheat In Your Diet

Dr Jess gastroenterology, Kitchen, Natural Fixes, Neurology, psychiatry, toxins, You

Wheat – especially white flour – is highly processed and inflammatory. It has changed dramatically over the last 100 years and may now be a grain to avoid (or minimise) for our health.  Top 8 Reasons To Be Wary Of Wheat 1) Modern wheat milling removes the nutritious outer hull and germ In the past the wheat was milled …

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 …

Why You Need Vitamin D: Health Benefits & Natural Healing

Dr Jess cardiology, Garden, gastroenterology, Immunology, musculoskeletal, Neurology, obstetrics, psychiatry, You

Vitamin D is an essential fat-soluble vitamin important for our bones and deficiency affects nearly every system of our body. It is unique as much of it comes from sunlight and there are only small amounts in our food. 60% of UK population have insufficient Vitamin D There has been an alarming rise in Vitamin D deficiency, particularly in children …