Monthly Archives: March 2019


Earlier this month this article appeared in a daily newspaper.

A daily handful of nuts slashes diabetics’ risk of a heart attack or stroke by a third, says new research.

Tree nuts such as Brazils, cashews, pistachios, pine nuts, pecans and hazelnuts are the best.  A Doctor quoted “Its never too late to improve diet after diagnosis with Type 2 diabetes”.

Nutrient-rich nuts are said to help healthy people stave off illnesses like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

I have found using specific herbs have helped patients stave off Type 2 diabetes.

Thanks to Pinterest for the image.mixed nuts


This is a protective reflex to remove an obstruction or irritant from the respiratory organs.

From a herbalist point of view it is important not to suppress but to encourage elimination.

A nervous cough can be helped by use of eg. Skull Cap or Wild Lettuce to act as a relaxant.

There are numerous herbs White Horehound, Coltsfoot, Hyssop to name but a few that can help the lungs to eliminate and heal.

Placing a bowl of hot water, in a safe place, with the addition of aromatherapy oils Tea Tree or Eucalyptus acts as an airborne inhalation and can help alleviate symptoms, or place aromatherapy drops on a damp cloth over a radiator.