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What’s in my shopping basket – Richard Collisson

What’s in my shopping basket ?

As I work in the Health Zone clinic, I do some of my weekly shopping in the shop. I always choose organic if I have the choice and Healthzone sells many organic products you can’t buy in a supermarket. Here are some of my favourites that I would recommend.

My kids eat tons of eggs and Healthzone sell the best free range organic eggs in Wimbledon at a competitive price with the supermarkets, but much better quality, flavour and bigger too. Although supermarkets sell free range organic eggs they are still mass produced and the yolks always look anaemic and pale to me, so whatever they are feeding the chickens can’t be very nutritious.

I like to cook curries and always use organic Coconut oil, Copura and Biona are the best value brands in Healthzone. Unlike polyunsaturated oils, such as almond oil, coconut oil being a saturated oil doesn’t get rancid and is good for massage and dry skin. Coconut oil is also the source of caprylic acid, a supplement sold for treating Candida.or thrush, but coconut oil works equally as well. 

My kids like to chew gum when we travel on holiday, but most conventional chewing gum, instead of sugar, contains the artificial sweetener aspartame which has been linked to brain tumours, and has been shown to accumulate in the brain. It’s build up in the nervous system does however cause involuntary twitchy eyelids in people who chew a lot of gum. Luckily Peppersmith mints & chewing gum do not contain aspartame or sugar so avoid this problem. Other items my kids like for travelling are dried mango and Panda Licorice bars.

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Acupuncture for heel and foot pain from plantar fasciitis by Richard Collisson


Heel or foot pain from plantar fasciitis is a very common problem that can occur at any age, usually occuring after trauma to the foot and so typically only affects one foot , but can occur on both feet at the same time.

The plantar fascia is an extension of the Achilles tendon which runs under the heel then spreads out across the sole of the foot and inserts into the base of the toes. Its function is to provide shock absorption on the sole of the foot as well as to lift the arch of the foot when walking.

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia which causes pain under the heel or in the instep which is usually worst either first thing in the morning when one gets up or after a period of non-weight bearing rest and one puts weight on the foot.  The pain will often initially ease with movement, but after a while overuse will aggravate it too. 

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Hormonal Health

Hormonal imbalances are bound to crop up at some stage in a woman’s life.  This could range from anything from Premenstrual Syndrome, to the inevitable Menopause.  There is no need to suffer in silence, let us help!  We have a range of remedies which can do a lot to ease these issues. Continue reading ‘Hormonal Health’ »