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Express yourself with playdough

Ever since my children have been old enough to play with playdough (with that I mean without trying to eat it!) I’ve had pots of the colourful stuff around the house and have always encouraged creative play with it.  I love joining in too,…

Improving Your Relationship

This photo was taken in the 1950’s- I absolutely love it. In the middle is my father John, on his right his aunt Dora, and on his left, my sweet grandmother Ida who passed away sixteen years ago. My dad sent me this photo recently because…

Getting Off The Diet Roller Coaster

In my work as a woman-centred psychotherapist, I have found that the habit of dieting is at the root of all women’s dysfunctional relationships with eating.  The fact is that we live in a society that is obsessed with thinness and surveys…

Confessions of an Orthorexic

What’s your relationship with food like? Here, our contributor Esther Kane talks about her life as an orthorexic – someone who has an obsession with eating healthy food. Let’s start out with an example of when your obsession was at its…

Dru Yoga

Hello and welcome to my first blog for Natural Cures. I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about Dru Yoga – my natural cure for modern life! Dru Yoga is a style of Hatha Yoga. In this context Hatha means…

Using a therapeutic approach to treat ME

I believe that Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Post Viral Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome and Fibromyalgia are all part of a single spectrum of disease. They all respond to much the same…

Dr Maxine Crossland

Dr Maxine Crossland is both a fully registered medical practitioner and a traditional Chinese medicine acupuncturist. After qualifying in medicine at the University of Sheffield in 1992 she worked for several years in the NHS but found…