Author Archives: The Holistic Gardener

About The Holistic Gardener

I am a horticulturalist and writer interested in how the garden and engagement with nature facilitates full potential living and therapeutic benefits.

Empty your mind – become whole.

In mindful practice – the stillness meditations, the ‘in the flow’ active meditations, the breath control and the non-thinking is all asking you to empty your mind and become whole. If that sounds a little bit Zen well that’s just … Continue reading

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Mindfulness in the garden comes naturally

Anything can be a mindful experience – from eating a meal to washing the dishes after it – if you allow it to be a mindful experience. If you become fully aware of it, in the moment of it – … Continue reading

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Simple herbal solutions to Stress and Anxiety

Simple herbal solutions to Stress and Anxiety (an extract from Natural Cures for common ailments ISBN: 9781781174142) Stress is often seen as a state of mind but it is physical too and is both the mind’s and the body’s natural … Continue reading

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One chemical less – natural teeth whitening

Strawberry whitening – The fruit acids contained in strawberries, not least malic acid, act as powerful tooth whiteners by lifting stubborn stains off the surface of tooth enamel. Many fruits have these acids, including apples, grapes, etc., but strawberries are … Continue reading

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Coping with Candida

The Intestinal type of Candida is a form of yeast naturally present in our mouth and intestines to expedite both digestion and nutrient absorption. It can, however, be overproduced from time to time. If so there are several Garden soured … Continue reading

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Cool solutions to hot weather complaints

Hot weather is wonderful but sometimes it can be just too hot for comfort and even too hot for health. So in the current heatwave, here are a few tips to avoiding any visits to the GP or A&E. The … Continue reading

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