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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …