How Antibiotics Affect Your Gut

Homeopathy, London, Bethnal Green, Liverpool Street, Antibiotics, Gut Health, Antibiotic Resistance, Immunity

Antibiotics are medicines that have been used to treat infections in humans and animals for more than 50 years.

Whenever they are used, they alter our gut chemistry which has evolved over millennia.

Bacteria are not simply ‘bad guys’. We couldn’t exist without them.

In the human body, bacteria help us break down food, process waste, use energy and control inflammation. They also form the bulk of our immune system.

Continue reading

Periods | What’s your problem?

Homeopathy, London, periods, hormones, PMS, endometriosis, migraine, infertility
This week I was chatting to a woman who told me she hadn’t had any periods for 3 months. She knew she wasn’t pregnant, so she wasn’t sure what was going on.

I asked if she was having trouble sleeping and she said that she lay awake for a couple of hours every night. She was quite surprised when I explained that the underlying cause of both things was probably stress.

Periods, stress and sleep are more connected than you might think.

Continue reading

5 ways Zinc balances periods + clears your skin

Homeopathy, London, acne, hormones, clear skin, natural treatment, cystic acne
Many women will put up with irregular or painful periods but everyone wants to have nice skin. Persistent spots or acne can be seriously demoralising. 

I used to have terrible skin so I know how it feels. One of my first ever clients came to me with acne after years on antibiotics and the pill. By the time we finished working together, her skin was completely clear.

Persistent acne is commonly caused by excess keratin and sebum, related to excess androgens (male hormones) or insufficient oestrogen. Often acne is worse after stopping taking the pill which can be very stressful.

The pill and other forms of hormonal birth control encourage the body to retain copper and this can hinder the absorption of zinc.

Zinc is a key nutrient for healthy hormones and skin.

Continue reading