Entries by Jenny McElvaney

Common Health Issues Are Likely Related To The Gut

Latest research is showing that those suffering with cancer, autoimmune diseases, digestive issues and migraines, commonly suffer with an underlying problem of gut inflammation, leading to dysbiosis, which is an imbalance of bacteria in the gut, leaky gut (intestinal impermeability) or Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).  These are very common underlying health issues! They result […]

How Tiny Are Acupuncture Needles?

Well, how tiny are Acupuncture Needles?….Very! The best way to describe it is like a thin wire.  Its solid, not hollow. Sometimes patients who receive injections at their doctors office, fear acupuncture needles are the same. They are much, much smaller. To put it in to perspective, about 30 acupuncture needles can fit into the […]

Medicinal Plants used as Herbal Medicine

Herbalism, or herbal medicine, is the use of plants for their medicinal purposes. Plants have long been the basis for medical treatments and such traditional medicine is still practiced widely today. Seasonal herbalism is at it’s best in the spring when many healthy “weedy” plants begin to grow. By knowing which plants are safe to […]

I Have Some Uplifting News To Share With You

Last week I received some very uplifting news.  I had a follow-up scan and was called back for my results. In October 2017, I was hit with the shock of being diagnosed with a recurrence of the same aggressive, and genetic BRCA1, breast cancer as I was diagnosed with 9.5 years prior.  I felt sick […]

Complementary Therapies to use with Cancer

Many people find complementary therapies very helpful in a number of ways. As a cancer patient they can make you feel: • More positive about yourself and yourself and your future of living with an illness. • Better able to cope with the physical side-effects of cancer and the distressing emotions cancer often brings. • […]

Superfood Herbs

These herbs are superfoods, and are so beneficial when we’re a little under the weather, whether that be physically or mentally. Siberian Ginseng is a stress combatter! Ginseng is one of the oldest herbal remedies, used as an energising tonic for thousands of years. It’s a rejuvinating herb that works by nourishing the blood and helping […]

Stay On Track, And Get Results

I finally feel I’m getting back to normal after the Christmas Break. Not one for dieting, or counting calories, I believe a nutritious diet should bring us satisfaction and enjoyment, aswell as feeding every cell in our body to keep us in good health. If you have started a New Years Resolution – its usually […]

How to make Milk Kefir

Although I recently made massive changes to my diet, and follow, for the most part, a low carb diet (I don’t like to label my food preferences though!), I do still see the added benefits of raw dairy, used in making Milk Kefir. Kefir has a creamy texture like yogurt, although has a slightly fermented and […]