I am a natural health consultant and health writer based in the UK. With almost 30 years’ experience in natural health and as the founder of Purehealth Clinic, I thought it was about time I got some of the wonderful stuff I’ve learned out to all of you before I start losing my marbles or memory, or both.
I am a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, the Guild of Health Writers and the Alliance of Independent Authors.
My aim here is to give you options. Whether you want to improve your health in some way, prevent ill health in the future or simply learn how to maintain a healthy life, you should find a way to do it here.
I have seen thousands of patients over the years, but I have now decided to stop clinic work – for now, at least, never say never! – to concentrate on getting good quality, practical, hopefully life-changing information out to those who need it. My main aim is always to provide easy-to-follow, motivational guidance that can truly help.
I’ve written almost 2000 blog posts on here, 17 ebooks and guides for you at the last count, published the Healing Plan with Curlew Books, been a natural health columnist, agony aunt and much more besides. But there is always so much more to tell you; I can hardly keep up with changes in this field! Keep up to date by subscribing to the blog where I’ll let you know about all the new stuff as I get it done.
My own health ‘journey’ (bit X-Factor, that, sorry!)
On a personal health note, I suffered food ‘intolerance’ for many years causing IBS, mouth pain, migraine, chronic fatigue, restless legs, adrenal and hormonal dysfunction and chronic muscle pain to name the main ones! I was latterly left with very few foods and sensitivity to the world in general. Nice.
My ‘journey’ as a practitioner has been led by the need to find answers for my own conditions and I now have a ton of knowledge especially in food sensitivity, gluten illness (coeliac and non-coeliac gluten sensitivity, NCGS), fatigue (especially adrenal and thyroid) and gut issues (IBS, bloating, wind etc). Thankfully, I am now free from most of those conditions and at least know how to continue to manage and work on the remaining bits!
Does she know what she’s talking about..?
Good question. There is an awful lot of rubbish out there. I hope so by now, but check out my testimonials page for what others think. Lump in throat time.
Finding your way through the resources…
Use the search to find articles, research and tips from over 1900 blog posts and hunt through the Health A-Z here. I am bound to have written about it somewhere!
If you’re not sure where to begin, start with the core approaches that I’ve found work for the vast majority of people:
If you have a specific condition and want to read up about it, check the A-Z.
If you are feeling TATT (tired all the time), have some gut issues like wind and bloating, need to lose a bit of weight, especially on your tummy, and generally feel you need an MOT. Or, you want a foundational sort-out kind of approach, do the Gut Plan and the Belly Fat Plan (I must change that name; it’s not just for weight loss!). This was the approach we gave 90% of patients in-clinic, no matter what they came in with. It sorts out most of the core issues.
If you have a chronic illness or a complex condition, especially one of the syndromes like ME, chronic fatigue, multiple intolerance (to foods, chemicals etc), fibromyalgia, anxiety disorders, you need the TrulyGlutenFree Gluten Plan (in fact, not just about gluten, what am I like?!) and the Healing Plan.
There are other specific plans like the Adrenal Plan, Candida Plan and tons of other free and paid-for ebooks, but those two approaches are the most applicable to most people.
Got a question..?
If you are stuck and need some advice, book an Ask Micki, then send me an email with your question and I’ll send you my considered response, where to start investigating, what to read, where to go next etc. Read the Overview on this page to see how it works.
I hope it helps! That should certainly get you started!