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Courtsey of our nutritional therapist, Sophie Crosswaite.This is a recipe that I’ve adapted fro...
As the wonder of Spring starts to emerge with blossoms and seeds creating a new cycle of life with r...
One of the most frequent complaints during pregnancy is lower back pains and up to 80% of women will...
Most women will experience symptoms three to five days after the birth, such as mood swings, tearine...
How is it December already? Did I blink and miss a couple of weeks somewhere? Does it feel as though...
Lets talk about aromatherapy and essential oils. These have got a bad rap over recent years due to s...
Antibiotics are generally very safe but do have side effects. Some patients report symptoms such as ...

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Welcome to The Maris Practice Blog. Here you will find musings, reflections and information about best practice in alternative therapies. We hope you find it useful and interesting.

Turmeric Chicken Skewers - a recipe

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Courtsey of our nutritional therapist,  Sophie Crosswaite . This is a recipe that I’ve adapted from one my Mum used to make as soon as it was warm enough to get the BBQ out. It is now a firm favourite...
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Homeopathic Remedies for Hayfever

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As the wonder of Spring starts to emerge with blossoms and seeds creating a new cycle of life with re-awakenings and renewals abounding among the Flora and Fauna, for some individuals it can be the beginning of torment and suffering. This...
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Lower back pain during pregnancy

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One of the most frequent complaints during pregnancy is lower back pains and up to 80% of women will at some point in their pregnancy experience back problems. During a pregnancy in a healthy woman, the overall body weight gain...
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The Day 3 Cry – post baby emotions

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Most women will experience symptoms three to five days after the birth, such as mood swings, teariness, feeling overwhelmed and anxiety. Often called the 'baby blues' It is thought the symptoms are caused by the rapidly changing hormone levels after...
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Feeling overwhelmed?

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How is it December already? Did I blink and miss a couple of weeks somewhere? Does it feel as though you are on a treadmill of ever-increasing chores dragging you inexorably towards December 25th. Does it all feel rather overwhelming?...
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What is aromatherapy?

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Lets talk about aromatherapy and essential oils. These have got a bad rap over recent years due to some unrealistic claims that have been made surrounding them. However, essential oils can help tremendously with a variety of chronic issues including...
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When antibiotics are necessary, natural options and post treatment recovery

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Antibiotics are generally very safe but do have side effects. Some patients report symptoms such as stomach upsets, diarrhoea and allergic reactions. According to the NHS, 1 in 10 people experiences side effects that harm the digestive system after taking...
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Does sugar make you sad?

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There has been lots of speculation in the media about a link between sugar and depression. In addition to obesity, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, eating high levels of sugar does have consequences that go far beyond our waistlines. Eating sugar gives...
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Getting your dietary protein, calcium & iron from plant-based foods

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Meatless Monday is a step being taken by growing numbers of people as we all become more aware about the environmental impact associated with meat production and the health benefits of a plant-based diet. So are the tales that vegan...
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KG Hypnobirthing Courses

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We are running our antenatal KG Hypnobirthing 3 week course again in July, September and November. This course will give you and your partner the knowledge and the tools to have a positive birth experience and give your baby the...
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Mindfulness and meditation during pregnancy

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Many mums-to-be worry about the physical pain that comes with childbirth. It has been suggested that including mindfulness skills in childbirth education helps women cope with their fears. While many women take childbirth classes to educate themselves about the birth...
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Turks Head 10k Fun Run 2018

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This year we, The Maris Practice, are again sponsoring the Turks Head 10K Fun Run in support of MDS UK and DKMS Delete Blood Cancer. A yearly event that this year takes place on the 10 June starting outside The...
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Eating for Hormonal Balance

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We often underestimate the importance of our hormones when it comes to our health and well-being. We also forget that what we put in our mouths really does have an impact on our bodies hormonal balance. Often unless we have...
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What is Hypnobirthing?

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If you’re pregnant you’re probably thinking about what your labour and delivery will be like – from easing any pain with drugs like epidurals or more natural methods such as a birthing pool. Or maybe this all sounds like a...
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Bonding With Your Baby; it isn't always immediate & why you may feel guilty

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Bonding refers to the special attachment that forms between a mother and father and their new baby. That bond is what sends parents rushing into their newborn's room in the middle of the night at the slightest whimper. It's also...
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Can changing your diet help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME?

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The symptoms associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) can be very debilitating. These may include short term memory problems, being unable to concentrate, joint pain and stiffness, headaches, IBS, food intolerances and exhaustion. Anybody suffering from...
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A message from Mary Jane

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Dear patients and friends of The Maris Practice, Five years ago, having moved to Portsmouth, I was very happy to hand over The Maris torch into Claire MacDonald’s caring and competent hands. The practice has gone from strength to strength...
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Winners of Richmond Business Awards 2017 for Best Customer Service

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We are delighted to announce we are the winners of this years Richmond Business Awards for  Best Customer Service. Claire and Holly had the honour of collecting the award at the Gala Dinner.
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How Acupuncture and the Alexander Technique can help chronic neck pain

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Neck pain is a common condition — so common, in fact, that the expression "a pain in the neck" is an often used figure of speech in English. It can be mild enough so that it is a mere annoyance,...
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Complementary therapies to help with Arthritis

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Arthritis is a common condition that literally means inflammation within the joint itself. Inflammation is part of your body's natural healing process. Normally it occurs as a defence against viruses and bacteria or as a reaction to injuries such as...
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