Pip Atherstone-Reid

Looking after yourself through colds and flus!

Written by Pip Atherstone-Reid, Acupuncturist and co-owner of Kundalini House Often we find that during winter or when the seasons change we become more susceptible to colds and flus.  We are offered the flu vaccine, cold and flu tablets and decongestants but are they really the answer for most of us?  Do they nourish us [...]

Post Natal Recovery

As I sit poised over the computer trying to think of a way to inspire new mums to really slow down and genuinely allow for recovery after having their new babies, I reflect on my own postnatal time. My new little boy, Junah, is now nearly one and even with my training and experience looking after postnatal [...]

Hayfever…hit it with an antihistamine or go for a lasting success?

Allergic Rhinitis affects up to 20-40% of the population at some stage of their life and is triggered by inhaled allergens (dust mite, pollens etc); this leads to a hypersensitivity of the immune response.  It is characterized by inflammation or irritation of the mucous membrane in the nose causing irritating and often debilitating symptoms, which [...]

Food for the Brain – Omega 3 DHA

The Western diet has changed a lot in the last 20 to 50 years, not only with the choices we make about what to eat, but how the food is grown and manufactured.  Increasingly our soils are being depleted of essential minerals and our food is heavily processed which robs it even more. The animals [...]