SIBO Part A: A Long, Winding and Painful Saga.

SIBO A Long and Winding Road by Rose 10

This is the first part of a four part series on Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).  I will cover what it is, what some experts think, the latest diets and my personal treatment program and process. SIBO is like it says on the tin; an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. Your small intestine […]

Part 4 of 4: Do try this at home; monitoring your own vagus nerve health

Welcome to part 4 of a 4 part blog on the Vagus nerve. Here are the parts: Part One: The Wanderer – A Brief Introduction to the Vagus Nerve (our Hero). Part Two: How to improve the health of your Vagus Nerve – based on scientific evidence. Part Three: Vagus nerve stimulation; can you really […]

Book Review: The Four Agreements.

Don Miguel Ruiz – Amber-Allen Publishing,U.S. (1997) I downloaded The Four Agreements on my Kindle about 24 moons ago.  Admission: I did not get past a few chapters.  It is not the easiest read, full of unusual language and metaphors. It is based on the philosophies of the Toltec people (an ancient civilisation from Central […]

If You Are Going Through Hell – Keep Going!

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional” So said someone terribly Zen like (no-one seems to know or agree quite who). This was a bitter pill for me to try and swallow this month when things in my health story took a turn for the worst. I was already living in a way that I had […]

Part 3 of 4: Vagus nerve stimulation; can you really ‘gag’ your way to good health?

Welcome to part 3 of a 4 part blog on the vagus nerve. Here are the parts: Part One: The Wanderer – A Brief Introduction to the Vagus Nerve (our Hero). Part Two: How to improve the health of your Vagus Nerve – based on scientific evidence. Part Three: Vagus nerve stimulation; can you really […]

The Anxiety Book. Elisa Black. A Review

The Anxiety Book. Elisa Black

*Published by Hachette 2016. I purchased Elisa Black’s ‘The Anxiety Book’ as an airport treat for myself after calming a massive panic storm which was brewing.  That calm after the storm or the almost storm is sometimes (but not quite) worth the storm.   I did have a near death experience once, the euphoria after that […]

50 Shades of Inadequacy

Photo by Tiago Muraro

Today I am going to have a rant, while sitting here with my (carefully measured) glass of low alcohol wine. Do join me. Yes drinking alone; I’m just 3 steps away from AA’s own 12 steps. Today I’m not going to give myself a hard time about hitting wine o’clock at 5pm on a Tuesday […]

Part 2 of 4: How to Improve the health of your Vagus Nerve (using science)

Welcome to part 2 of a 4 part blog on the vagus nerve. Here are the parts: Part One: The Wanderer – A Brief Introduction to the Vagus Nerve (our Hero). Part Two: How to improve the health of your Vagus Nerve – based on scientific evidence. Part Three: Vagus nerve stimulation; can you really […]

Part 1 of 4: The Wanderer – A Brief Introduction to the Vagus Nerve (our Hero).

Vagus Nerve Wellbeing

This is the first of a series of blog posts on the new rock star of the alternative healing world – the Vagus Nerve. This post will provide a very brief overview of the physiology.  There is oodles on the web if you want to dig deeper.  Warning: you may get lost for several years […]

The Black Dog, His Anxious Friend and Those Who Judge Them

Today I am writing again from deep withing the trenches of illness.  But this time I am not battling the great war of physical illness. I am battling a different war … one on mental illness. I had hoped to get back to the more research type blogs.  However I am so very deep in […]

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