Medical Herbalist Melinda McDougall is not content with helping people back to health. “I want to go one step further and get people into an optimised state of health. It’s all about being in balance,” she says. After leaving her native Brisbane and a first career in journalism and media, Melinda studied for 8 years to learn and practice her second career and real passion, Herbalism. She explains the amount of science behind it and how a fight for justice and the truth has always been a theme that has pervaded her work. In this fascinating and fact filled podcast, Melinda covers everything from the history of herbalism in England, the power of nettle tea, and how, after 70 years of the NHS, things are coming back full circle. Melinda also explains how her journalist skills still help her to listen, observe and create a ‘therapeutic relationship’ with her clients. Sometimes described as an ‘alternative GP’, a label she is comfortable with, Melinda explains the difference between homeopathy and herbalism and how she uses the whole of the plant to help with everything from multiple sclerosis and kidney failure to chest infections, period pain, menopause and recurring colds. The list is endless and the testimony impressive. Melinda is using nature to provide help for both men and women. She is particularly passionate though, about women’s health and believes that women have been badly served by the health profession. Until now…

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