New Ways to Lose Weight with Chinese Medicine

With new predictions that one in two people will be obese by 2030, I’ve been delving deeper into how Chinese medicine treats obesity and weight issues. If you want to lose weight going on a diet is your first mistake. It is based on the judgemental mindset that you have ‘lost control’ of your eating […]

How to boost brain health and beat dementia

Jost Sauer prevent dementia webinar

Brain fog, feeling spacey, fuzzy in the head, confused, forgetful, unfocused and blanking-out are uncomfortable symptoms, but they are also like the warning lights on the brain function dash. Don’t stick a bandaid over them! These symptoms are part of the organ imbalance progression that heads towards dementia. Dementia is now the number one disease […]

Putting the U back in Universe!

Putting the U back in Universe This is an extraordinary time. I was thinking about how over the last few decades as a therapist, people have come to see me one by one for an individual issue. It could be emotional, like a relationship breakdown or a death, or a physical accident. But these things […]

Strategies for a spiritual life

Spirituality is the movement towards your true self. It’s a journey as they say, but not a smooth one, which they don’t say! There’s obstacles, and twists and turns ahead. If you know what to expect it’s going to be a smoother ride. So, based on my experience, here’s a sample roadmap. First of all you […]

How to get the distance to rediscover your real self

I reckon I’ve had more clients telling me they don’t know who they are in the last year, than in my previous 40 years working as a therapist. In the past, the issues I saw regularly were to do with self in relation to family. People would feel trapped by family conditioning, or controlled, neglected […]

How to drink alcohol and boost your health at the same time

Having specialised in addiction for so long I’ve had a lot of experience with clients who had an ‘alcohol problem’, and I regularly treat clients who want to give up alcohol because they think it’s bad for them. I’ll start by saying that although I’m obsessed with health and live for it, I also love […]

The best TCM herbal formulas for success

When I talk about Chinese herbal formulas, people often say “I don’t need herbs because I eat well’, but they are missing the point of medicinal herbs. Firstly, in Chinese medicine herbs are far superior to food, they are more like concentrated foods and they have specific actions way beyond anything food can deliver. Secondly, […]

The difference between fate and destiny

Fate and destiny are not the same Fate is the direction our life takes without any effort on our behalf. Fate is defined as the expected result of normal development. Destiny on the other hand is our potential waiting to happen and the ancient Chinese sages made ‘nourishing destiny’ an important branch of medicine. Nourishing […]

Muscle Cars and Meditation : How to harmonise your two natures

Muscle cars and Meditation : Your Two Natures Back in the 90s, when I was lecturing at a college of natural medicine, I drove a hotted-up bright red BMW coupe, lowered so much I couldn’t drive it over speed bumps. It really stood out in the college carpark and I used to get flak for […]

Come again? Ejaculation, affairs and Yin and Yang of sex

COME AGAIN? EJACULATION, AFFAIRS AND YIN AND YANG OF SEX In Western medicine, sex is not considered an integral part of health, in Traditional Chinese Medicine though, sexual practices are considered to have a huge impact on health by affecting levels of ‘Jing’, a substance which determines your basic constitutional strength and vitality. Jing is […]