The NHS claim that as many as 30% of the population have a blood pressure reading above what is currently considered normal. This reading reflects the level of pressure blood vessel walls are subjected to; the theory being the higher the level the more demand is put on ones heart and circulatory system.
Well, here we are at the beginning of 2012, a new year and a new start! With the festivities behind us often people feel sluggish and generally over-indulged. The body is still working hard to deal with the animal protein and fat rich foods we all love to eat over Christmas and the New Year. Not to mention the alcohol!! From a Medical Herbalists point of view, the sharp increase in illnesses such as coughs and colds we see at this time of year comes as no surprise. [Read more…] about Can’t Shift Those Winter Coughs & Sneezes?