From a young age, I learned that herbs, barks and supplements can be great natural medicines and have helped to sustain my health throughout my life. As a child I suffered from a number of conditions including eczema, food intolerances, asthma as well as a heart murmur – my Mum being a farm girl from Jamaica, (where the culture was totally immersed in natural medicine) would use a number of herbal tonics, tinctures and ointments obtained from our local herbalist in London to help me recover rather than spending a lot of time at the GP. Looking back to this time in the 70’s, this was a pretty radical choice and it formed the basis of my career to the present day. I still use many of these rituals today whether it is eating specific foods, taking herbs to aid digestion or using creams and lotions to maintain my skin and hair health.
I believe every culture has its own these natural lifestyle practices that we can use today to help maintain our health and cope with, if not cure common ailments. I have always been interested in energetic medicine and mind/body healing while caring for our health holistically.
I am confident that by using specific natural medicines and therapies whenever possible, we can encourage the body’s self-healing process, while at the same lowering the risk of side effects. And if it is not possible to use this system then natural medicine and interventions can be integrated with traditional medical treatments to aid a positive outcome. The more lifestyle changes we can make to improve our health the better – clearing both personal and environmental blockages or toxins have been proven to be beneficial to our overall health.
CCH Live is the manifestation of my experience and research, not only in my books but from client case studies, various health experts and my passion to put your health back into your hands with nature’s support.