Gathering and Relocating: The WHC has moved

On June 30th, 2021, I closed the door of the Whole Health Centre 

The Whole Health Centre was a purpose-built space I created five years ago inspired by my previous clinic of the same name, which I opened in the 90s.

A bright, open space, the WHC was home to the Detox Weekends and a variety of trainings, therapies, classes, and art exhibitions.

A space is bounded and contained, with organised surroundings, where it is possible to feel safe by limiting sensory inputs and inviting relaxation. Like many who came into the WHC, I will miss our shared learning, laughter and tears and the hope and healing that gently followed from the practice of letting go. 

Relocating is never an easy step to take. I have relocated several times in my 30 years of practice, but this particular move has been made easier by the beautiful space I have been invited into by Colonic Therapist Debbie Laniado

From the 6th of August 2021, I will be practising from North London Colonics and I look forward to welcoming you there.

192 side entrance

bowel microbiome

  1. The bacteria in our colon weighs on average 1.5kg and is as heavy as our brain
  2. Dietary changes will alter our microbiota in a matter of hours such is the rapidity at which microbes can grow/reproduce/take-over
  3. Most of the neuro-transmitters in our body are in our gut not our brain
  4. The gut microbiome is unique to an individual. Even identical twins who share 99.5% of their genes only share about 20% of their microbiomes
  5. The number of bacteria on and in our body is roughly the same as the number of cells that make up our body; this is if we include red-blood cells which have no nucleus and are characterised by a lack of genetic material. With this in mind the amount of genes that make up our body is only 10% compared to the genetic material made up by our bacteria
  6. Processed foods contain many substances that have been shown to negatively alter gut flora. This is a likely cause for the dramatic increase in obesity observed in the last 30 years. Calories alone cannot explain this when comparing the amount consumed 100 years ago which was, on average, greater than today.
  7. Gut flora is highly sensitive to our emotions and to our sleep patterns
  8. Raw or/and fermented organic foods bring additional organisms that are beneficial to our gut microbes while non-organic foods contain substances that are poisonous to it (pesticides, herbicides etc.)
  9. The more diverse our microbiome the stronger our health and resistance to disease. Western diet is responsible for a dramatic reduction in gut bio-diversity while a plant-based whole food diet will promote it
  10. Chronic and degenerative diseases, including obesity, all have common elements rooted in the gut microbiome.

I will be running a workshop on the use of probiotics for different issues and fermented vegetables on the 1st of October 2017