Victoria Offers Extended Consultations From 1st October

Victoria: Functional Medicine and Naturopathic Nutrition  As you know, Victoria has become our main referral nutritionist for Purehealth and has already thankfully helped many of you. When I set her off, I expected her to operate mainly as a sort of support service for those of you following Purehealth Plans, needing help with your results etc and we set her prices accordingly lower than usual.

However, Victoria tells me that most Purehealth work is involving a lot more than we expected and she has been offering her full nutritional consultation service for her £65! I don’t think that’s on, given the amount of preparation, consultation and post-consult write-up time that involves. Blimey, I remember just how long that all takes; it’s usually a minimum of 3-4 hours by the time you’ve finished!! £65 is not enough for that kind of skilled work and time, I think you’ll agree, and we don’t want her burning out on us either!

As such, we are bringing her consultations into line with the rest of the clinical team and she will now be offering the same to you as she does to her private non-Purehealth patients.

Most of her Purehealth work is done virtually and she offers two consultation options: £130 for the a full initial consult and £95 for follow up. She will offer both for us but says that most Purehealth patients are already clued up (and have often been set off by me for tests, investigative work via a Support call etc) so usually the £95 option suits well and you don’t need the full consult. In other words, Purehealth people are sophisticated, knowledgeable patients, but of course we knew that😉

How To Book

The first step is to book a free chat with Victoria to discuss what might be needed. Often, she can solve a simple test or case query in that free chat, in much the same way as Christine (Supplement Woman!) and I do via email, Facebook and Live Chat. She will then book you in most likely to a £95 consultation if you need ongoing help, but offer you a full consult if you prefer. She does do some face to face work in London and the Kent/Sussex borders if you need that and you can ask her for that option if you prefer.

Sorry to put prices up, but I’m sure you can see the reasoning. Just think: you pay your plumber more than £65 for a call-out charge and here’s Victoria changing your health and life most probably!

Prices are going up from 1st October. Victoria has kindly offered to hold prices at £65 until then so you can get in quick if you need to!

So, thanks for your understanding. You can read more about the clinical referral team here. It is working much better than I ever expected and I am so proud and thankful that I swallowed my need to be a control freak and do everything myself (!) and took a team on. Thank the Lordy; it is leaving me far less stressed and able to think, research, write and develop more things to help us all. I really have no idea how I did all this on my own for so long!

Thanks – and hope you are finding the service helpful. Onward to better health for all of us… and thank you to Victoria for her outstanding services both as nutritionist and my right arm so far!




Hypnotherapy for Anxiety

The next post in Julie’s series on hypnotherapy for us today; this time on anxiety.

I found that actually I didn’t think of myself as anxious at all when I first started my healing stuff! It was only when I saw a practitioner for something – on Skype – and one of the first things she said to me was ‘you strike me as a very anxious person’ – I was gobsmacked to be honest as I saw myself as pretty calm. But it turned out it was hidden (or not so hidden to her!!) anxiety and was key to my recovery.

Thought I would share that in case you also think anxiety is not part of your case. Oops! I’d repressed it that much, I even believed my own hype! When I started working on it, I was indeed the internal Julie explains:




  • We all have times when we get anxious. It’s often temporary, born out of something that has happened that has thrown us out of kilter, but what happens when it doesn’t pass, when it isn’t temporary, when it becomes the normal status quo? Anxiety happens for many reasons, and ‘reasons’ is the key here. We are analytical critters, looking for answers and understanding in our behaviour, and judging ourselves harshly when we can’t seem to find a good enough reason for our anxiety. It’s all well and good if we can figure it out; if we can judge and decide that there is a good enough reason – we’ve just lost our job; we’re moving house; we’ve just started a new relationship (wonderful, but scary as hell!); we’ve just ended a relationship (or had it ended for us!); someone close to us has gone, died, left, is sick, or we are sick; financially we’re in the mire, etc., etc., etc.!

    But, what happens when there doesn’t seem to be a reason, or it doesn’t pass when the reason ends? … ‘What’s wrong with me?’ ‘Why do I feel like this?’ … Fear and panic set in, followed quickly by the criticisms…’Get a grip!’ you say to yourself, ‘Pull yourself together!’ And we try, we try very hard to ‘pull ourselves together!’ But what happens when we can’t? Well, then the judgement and self-criticism go into overdrive; we get anxious about being anxious! We add to our anxiety daily by putting pressure on ourselves to ‘be strong’ and ‘deal with it!’ Confusion adds to the anxiety, because there doesn’t seem to a cause that makes sense. Helplessness sets in, and before we know it, we have just seemed to grow into a person who is constantly anxious. Like a fungus, it grows and spreads, tainting every part of us and everything around us. We become anxious about the smallest things, or the strangest things; things that didn’t used to bother us before, suddenly become a mountain to climb! It begins to affect our sleep, which makes us more anxious as we get increasingly more tired. Oftentimes it effects our eating patterns, leading to comfort or emotional eating, skipping meals, or overeating. Other times it effects our confidence, and we stop doing the things we used to do. We can begin to withdraw, staying in more. It can lead to panic attacks, obsessive compulsive behaviour, migraines, nausea, IBS and so much more.


    So, what can you do about it?  The first thing is to understand… understanding is the key! Understanding removes judgement, it removes panic and it reduces the anxiety.

    Long term anxiety is rarely ‘caused’ by one event. It is usually cumulative. Layer upon layer, upon layer, of stress, worry, pressure go in, and in, and in; building like a little volcano inside us, until it begins to leak out. I describe these as individual emotional little bags of energy, going into a well inside us, gradually filling it up. Any one of them on their own would not be a problem, but we have so many, built over years and years, that they get to the point where they become unmanageable. The well is full, there is no more room. It’s full of stress, pressure, worry and pain. The next time the smallest bit of stress comes along, and we try to push it down into the well, we find there is nowhere for it to go, so we push harder, and harder, until the whole well starts to come spilling up and out.


    We have a wonderful ability, us humans, to suppress, repress, push down, ignore, avoid, dismiss, reduce and negate the things that are actually bothering us. So the first thing to do, is to accept. Yes, accept! Accept them all, without judgement, without any criticism, and instead, be kind. ‘Kind’ is a word that is hugely underused and underestimated! Ask yourself, “If this was my best friend, my child, my lover, suffering like this, stressing like this, would I be criticising, telling off, putting them down? Would I be telling them to ‘get a grip’, sort yourself out, pull yourself together?” No? Didn’t think so! It’s much more likely that you would be kind, loving, supportive and extremely helpful!

    So, when I work with a client with any kind of anxiety, the first thing I get them to do, is to accept. To build self-love, self-acceptance, self-kindness, and slowly, the anxiety reduces. In addition to this, we work on each and every occasion that build that little (or lot) bit of anxiety, by acknowledging it fully, without judgement, enabling it to be realised and released. We validate every worry, every panic and every bit of fear that has built over the years; after all, every one of them was born out of a situation that created it, and at the time, in that moment, that was the appropriate response. The trouble is that the body doesn’t have a sell by date for these past emotions. They store them up and hold them there, deep in the well, until we acknowledge, validate and release them. As we do this, gently, safely, kindly, gradually they leave, neutralise, dissolve, and the ‘well’ inside empties. In its place is self-love, self-acceptance, kindness, and ultimately, peace.

    You can book a free chat with ‘our Julie’ as she has become known now here if you want to chat this through with her. The other thing to do is look at my anxiety factsheet here

    Good luck!

New Eczema Cream

New eczema cream using luteolin. Try it and let me know how you do?

PolyFlu Orders

Just a quickie to say please let me know if you need the Polyinfluenzinum caps this year as I’m putting orders in for Oct/Nov as usual. I’ll collate orders and get back to you when they’re in thanks. Just reply here or message me here:, thanks.

How Does Hypno Help Food Sensitivity?

As you know, I used clinical hypnotherapy myself to help get from fewer than 20 foods back almost to normal now, yay🙂.

I asked ‘our Julie‘ as she has become known to tell us a bit about why it works so well and she wrote a blog post for us on it! Of course, people are different and will need different – and usually several concurrent – approaches to chronic illness, which I will be detailing for you in the upcoming Healing Plan (92 pages written now :))

At the start of my own healing ‘journey,’ I said I would take whatever the Universe wanted to send me to help me get well and I am so glad I didn’t block this in the end; I almost did!

Anyway over to Julie – she sets out a quite different view of how she sees food sensitivity developing. All I can say is it worked for me! You can have a free chat with our Julie here if you want to.

Food Intolerance, Chronic Fatigue and Migraines

When I work with food intolerances, I look beyond the obvious, the gut; I look within the cellular structure of the body for the problem – problems that are almost always caused by past stress and trauma, both of which are highly toxic to the body, and it is here that I find the answers. So how does this work?

When we go through drama, trauma, pain and suffering, much of the trauma is held within the body on a cellular level. That energy, whether it is memory or the emotion of the event, is stored. It produces toxins which leak, over time, into the system. Gradually, being under constant pressure from attack from these toxins, the system begins to go into defence mechanism, and eventually it begins to shut down.

People find they begin with a few intolerances, usually the obvious ones of dairy and wheat, and gradually, these increase to other food groups. Life begins to get smaller, more and more restricted, until food eventually becomes the enemy. The battle ground is drawn, antibodies are on hyper alert constantly, and the defence mechanism of the body is at war with food. Sufferers usually spend a fortune on various nutritional experts, many tests, try a multitude of different things, and many work, but it is a combination of the biochemical approach coupled with hypno/trauma release/brain retraining that really works.

So how do we get rid of it?

I begin by working with you to release, clear and eliminate emotional baggage within the body and mind. Then we move onto negative beliefs and patterns within the thinking. Gradually empowerment and confidence are restored, balance begins to come back to the body, and it is at this point that we begin to ‘talk with the body on a cellular structure’.

Sound weird? Yes! Does it work? Yes! Although there are no guarantees of course, and everybody is different. In every client I have worked with, I have seen significant improvements, and in some cases, a total reversal back to full health.

What happens is this: your subconscious (which knows absolutely everything about you!), under hypnosis, begins to show you where the toxic energy is stored within the body – maybe in your arm, your leg, your chest.

Let’s take an example – you were screamed and shouted at as a child, heard awful things that a child should not hear – the energy is stored in your ears. You saw things you should not have seen – eyes. You experienced physical abuse – could be anywhere. You experienced sexual abuse – again anywhere, not necessarily just within the sexual organ areas.

The body holds these memories within the area of abuse and leaks out toxic energy over years and years. You may feel the result of that within the exact location – constant weakness in that area, or you may not. Often, the toxic energy leaks out into the body and makes it’s way into the gut. The gut feels under attack and goes into defence mode. It becomes increasingly sensitive, almost paranoid to anything, and begins to attack anything that comes its way, leading to food intolerances.

Pressure builds, leading to migraines. Migraine-HeadacheEnergy is dark and heavy, debilitating, leading to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


Your body will find its own way to react to the toxins, moving you towards the one that is the easiest for the body to cope with. Whichever one it is for you, it doesn’t have to be this way.

By working to release these different pockets of toxic energy in the body, balance can gradually be restored, and wellbeing and freedom to eat what you want, returned. At the same time as the body is being freed from the trauma, the cognitions (beliefs and thoughts) are also being changed, a reprogramming of the subconscious and body begins to happen.

It is usually a fairly lengthy process, often over many weeks or even months, but eventually, you get there. My work is a combination of conditioning, reprogramming, CBT, behaviourism, psychodynamics, emotion code, energy release, Reiki and intuition. It may all sound very ‘airy fairy’, but it works!

Clients usually work with me weekly, for the first 6 weeks, then move to fortnightly, gradually increasing the gaps between sessions until the work is complete. Often this work is not easy. It can, and often does, bring up memories from the past, painful memories.

The work can be intense, draining, emotional and exhausting. Yes, it’s hard work, but isn’t your illness, your life restrictions, your energy restrictions? Are you willing to take a chance to find your wellness?

Have an open mind and call me for more information. I offer a free consultation to all clients to talk through the issues, have a chat about how it works and get to know me a little. If it feels right for you, then we book 1 or 2 sessions initially, then review.

Meditation and holidays both anti-stress

Meditation and holidays both anti-stress, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing but regular meditation even more so.

What’s It Like To Feel Chronically Ill?

Here’s the latest Secrets to Recovery success story for you to listen to.

As you know if you’ve been following the healing series, one of the most important things I did was listen to and watch as many successful recovery stories as I could. I wanted to learn tips and believe that if others could recover, I certainly could!

This is quite an interesting interview as Natasha describes a lot of how she felt – and how others around her felt – during her chronic fatigue period from 2008 to now. And there are some useful tips in it about coping strategies.

I used OHC’s psychology department myself during my own healing at quite an early stage and I found it very useful, albeit it ended up being only part of the journey as I had to do quite a few other things after it too, not least the clinical hypnotherapy with ‘our Julie‘ as she has become known!

Anyway, I will be talking about how I got on in the forthcoming Healing Plan (47 pages written so far, I thank you!) and will give you my version of the Stops they mention in this so don’t worry, although I never did that with them interestingly  and I found it too harsh for me at the stage I dd them. I’ll reveal all; I’m writing as fast as I can for us, promise! It’s actually not an easy one to write – brings it all back and makes me emulsional..

Ok, get a cuppa something, watch and believe you can get well because you can!