February Newsletter

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Hello and welcome to the February newsletter, which is a week later than it should be, but never mind that, here we are and actually it’s all my fault because I wrote on the January newsletter that the newsletter would be released today – my head was residing on another planet clearly!

If you read the January newsletter you will have observed that I really didn’t want to write about products because there was so much more I wanted to write about. But I did and I kept the focus on self-care, because it matters, and the response was quite unbelievable, for which I thank you. I will be continuing the theme, in a rather profound way, on this newsletter with the launch of four (yes four!) new brands. Read More…

October Newsletter


Welcome to the October newsletter where for the second month running we globally launch a new brand; the brand is Stemm, it is another concept from DECIEM, it is another journey and once again it changes everything. We also launch the third yešti product within NIOD and we do an update on The Ordinary. We take another look at Psychobiotics with the launch of an exciting new supplement and there is news of a product death, well it is really a semi-death and I think it will surprise many of you. Also on this newsletter, a new product launch from Sarah Chapman, it comes with a gift, but for now let’s do Stemm:


Three products. Three products that will change everything again. In concept Stemm carries the same message as NIOD, it is extraordinary and extraordinary is rather rare. As with NIOD, Stemm launches on a health platform and as with NIOD the Stemm experience may leave you pretty astounded because all three products are completely sensational and I actually cannot and will not live without them. Together with Brandon, I write and give you the Stemm Collection: Read More…

Vaginal Thrush


What is vaginal thrush?

Vaginal thrush is a common vaginal yeast infection caused generally by the fungus Candida resulting in a range of uncomfortable symptoms. With an estimated three out of four women likely to suffer from vaginal thrush during their lives, there are a lot of myths for preventing thrush and remedies that do not work to eliminate this condition, also known as candidiasis.

The yeast organism, Candida, when left unchecked in the body, begins to multiply and eventually this develops into the condition thrush. The candida organism is always present both on and inside our body. Candida usually reside in our gut, vaginal and genital areas, under armpits and anywhere where it is warm and moist. These candida are generally kept in check by friendly bacteria that reside within and on our body, however if the balance is disturbed, then thrush develops. Read More…

Natural ways to alleviate asthma


Q: My son and I are asthmatic but not severely. However, his daughter, aged four, has been hospitalised three times for asthma. She now has a cold that, as usual, has gone to her chest. The doctor advises permanent low-dose steroids, as well as reliever and preventer inhalers. Are there natural immune system supporters that she (and us too) can take alongside her conventional medicine?

A: Pharmacist Shabir Daya agrees that supporting the immune system is vital in hopefully reducing the severity of these attacks.

Pharmacist Shabir recommends giving your granddaughter organic elderberry syrup, which also contains manuka honey and thyme to help breathing. It is safe to use through the winter. Organic Elderberry Syrup by Pukka, £11.65 for 120ml, from Victoria Health (see label for recommended doses). Read More…

Can anything tackle my son’s rash?


Q: My 30-year-old son has a skin condition called molluscum contagiosum. The doctor says he can’t help and my son could have it for two years before it goes away.

A: The most common symptom of molluscum contagiosum (MC ) is small, firm, raised spots on the skin, rather like tiny warts, sometimes slightly pearly-looking and usually in little clusters. MC is not usually painful although it can be itchy. In most cases, it will go away of its own accord within 18 months.

MC is caused by the virus of the same name. It is highly infectious and spreads by skin-to-skin contact and by touching contaminated objects such as towels.

However, most people are resistant to the virus and are unlikely to develop MC if they come into contact with it. Read More…