Posts by Sue Leach

Beginners' yoga class

Yoga could ease pressure on the NHS

Yoga is at last being recognised by the NHS. We at The Hub know of course about yoga’s profound health and well-being benefits – and have been banging on about them since we launched! Here’s what we’ve said in the past: that it is so beneficial that yoga should be on the NHS, and would…

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Sue Leach in New Forest

Why I love my job. By owner of The Hub Sue Leach

The Natural Health Hub’s homeopath Sue Leach shares her passion for homeopathy and for complementary health I have been a homeopath for 15 years and I am still, at times, blown away by its power. Sometimes someone comes for an appointment visibly, palpably looking and feeling a whole new person. A fresh spring in their…

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Heart health

Getting to the heart of the matter

Doctors have just announced what complementary practitioners have long observed: that self-medicating with aspirin in the belief that it will help prevent heart disease is counterproductive. Aspirin may indeed benefit those with heart conditions or at high risk of stroke by thinning the blood, but these benefits are often outweighed by the fact that the…

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Spring flowers and magnolia

Hay fever sufferers, beware: spring is coming early!

The coming weeks are predicted to be the mildest on record for this time of year. Which means gardens are going into bloom earlier. Seasonal flowers – including witch hazel, viburnums, shrubby honeysuckles, magnolia and Edgeworthia – will be flowering larger and more profusely as a result of last year’s hot, sunny summer and the…

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woman unable to sleep

Sleep loss is a pain – literally!

Poor sleep can heighten our sensitivity to pain, new research has confirmed. When scientists at the University of California subjected 25 volunteers to pain after sleep deprivation they reported feeling the pain sooner. The 25 young participants had uncomfortable levels of heat applied to their legs and, rating their pain on a scale of one…

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Woman holding her back in pain

Non-drug alternatives to painkillers

Britons are taking too many painkillers. Shock research by The Sunday Times has revealed that Brits ‘are in the grip of an opioid epidemic’ – even the British Medical Association has used these words. There has been a huge rise in prescriptions of the most powerful painkillers, soaring addiction rates, and even overdoses and deaths.…

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Probiotic capsules and bottle

Probiotic myths: the more billions of bacteria the better

In today’s society we are bombarded by the marketing message that more is better – not least the message that the more billions of bacteria in a probiotic the more powerful it will be. But when it comes to probiotics this is definitely not necessarily so. In fact, the quality of the probiotic strain or…

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Hayfever sufferer with catkins

Nutritional tips for hay fever sufferers

As the hay fever season clicks in with the tree buds starting to shoot out their pollen, here’s some advice from our naturopathic nutritionist Rhi Hepple on reducing hay fever symptoms. What to eat and what to avoid, supplements that can ease symptoms and other measures you can take to lower your histamine levels. Ensure…

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Hayfever due to tree pollen

Homeopathy for hay fever: our success stories

While most of us are enjoying the spring air and the hottest temperature recorded for February, this respite from winter chills means the trees are budding more quickly – and that means hay fever will begin to strike earlier. Please spread the word: homeopathy really can crack your hay fever. That’s crack it rather than…

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Huge waterfall illustrating The Water Element in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Naturopathic seasonal support for your Water Element

The Hub’s naturopathic nutritionist Rhi Hepple describes the benefits and joy of nurturing your Water Element at this time of year   The Water Element: 21 December-20 March As a naturopathic nutritionist I follow the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) system of The Five Elements which bring balance to our mind, body, emotions and spirit. They work…

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