|So how can someone who has never tried alternative health incorporate it into their life on a daily basis? Natasha tells me that they can start by keeping a record of their symptoms: “Just paying attention to how your body responds to the foods you eat or the sleep you get, is quite radical”. Urban city dwellers also can embrace herbalism too and Natasha’s tip for them is “Learn the medicinal value of weeds. Dandelion, Nettle, Shepherd’s purse are everywhere”.
“Self-care is not waiting for someone else to give you what you need” Natasha says. When it comes to her own health and lifestyle, Natasha has a dispensary in her home and takes shots of tincture as and when she needs and makes her own home-made chocolate which is minimally processed. “Mostly I focus on staying off the net, walks in nature each week and time to read in the evenings. I am a massive fan of a cup of tea. I particularly like my Peace Time Tea during the pre-menstrual phase. After working in the beauty industry for eight years I can tell you most of the products out there are totally unnecessary for un-troubled skin. I use a face scrub about once a month. That’s it.” As an in-demand herbalist, Natasha keeps her home and workspace minimal and as organised as possible: “It helps keep my mind clear. I’m naturally untidy so it’s a constant battle”.