Nature can be the best healer. Going back to our roots (pun intended) and sticking to the basics can be a very effective route in your healing journey, whether that’s dealing with PCOS, diabetes, or eczema.
Emma-Louise Follows is a medical herbalist who runs Eat Live Wellness, a mission-driven business that hand makes seasonal Ayurvedic Cleanse Boxes with supportive products in between. Learn more about Emma-Louise and her work here:
Tell me about your background in Herbalism and what made you get into this field?
I got into herbalism having healed myself from a number of health issues. My day job is as a solicitor but I became really passionate about natural healing once I realized the healing power of food and lifestyle.
What has been your favorite aspect of this work?
I love that herbalism and all-natural health modalities are holistic. They look at the body, mind and spirit as a whole and treat the person, not just a specific symptom. We now know how powerful the mind is in healing so even western medicine is starting to incorporate this approach.
What sort of health challenges can Herbalism be effective for and why?
Any illness is seen as an imbalance in the body and can potentially be approached from a natural perspective. It’s also important to get a medical diagnosis too of course and look at all the options for healing.
Issues that respond particularly well to natural treatment with lifestyle and herbs are PCOS, diabetes and eczema. It’s also great to be familiar with herbal remedies and approaches in order to live a healthy lifestyle and practice preventative medicine.
What would you say to someone who is skeptical about Herbalism and its effectiveness?
Scepticism can be difficult because we know that the mind and positive expectations make a real difference to outcomes. Reading case studies of other people with similar conditions who had good healing outcomes can be really helpful.
Do you have any universal health and wellbeing tips that you’d like to share?
Some tips to get started would be to
1. Stabilise your blood sugar by removing high gi food like refined sugar, carbohydrates and processed foods
2. Start taking magnesium baths, most of us are deficient in magnesium. It absorbs very well through the skin and is responsible for many different enzyme functions in the body
3. Eat more (digestible) greens. Green foods are naturally detoxing and nutrient-rich and will start to replenish and heal the body in lots of different ways
Emma-Louise set out to heal herself and found a new love in medical herbalism. Now she helps others heal from the inside out with ingredients direct from nature.
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