I gained a degree in Herbal Medicine at the College of Phytotherapy (Herbal Medicine) in 2002 and have been practising in West Wales since 2003. I am a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists – founded in 1864 and dedicated to ensuring that strict codes of ethics and practice are adhered to.
I regularly attend seminars in order to keep up-to-date with emerging information regarding health.
Of particular interest to me is the impact that diet has on health. I am of the view that the introduction of industrialised foods into our diets over the last 70/80 years has had a largely negative impact on our health. Some of the foods we consume now are a world away from what our bodies have evolved and adapted to over thousands of years. I encourage the consumption of non intensively grown/farmed food. I have cooked for a living part- time over the years and enjoy the practical aspect of exploring the connection between herbs and seasonal foods.
I enjoy growing many medicinal and aromatic plants in my garden at Maesllyn – many of which I use to make salves and creams.