Did you know anxiety and depression are the most common mental health disorders in the UK? And it’s on the rise. Anxiety can differ in it’s severity ranging from the nervousness and anxiety you may feel before an exam or interview to full blown panic attacks that can come out of nowhere, plaguing you everywhere […]

UK Indigenous Herbs


We often hear about some of the more exotic herbs such as ginkgo and ashwagandha, they are in the shops available to buy (I always recommend you get them from your trusty local herbalist) and discussed in magazines and on TV programmes. I prescribe them to patients if required and they are fabulous. But what […]

Eczema Bromley

Eczema or Dermatitis?


First of all, to avoid any confusion, the terms eczema and dermatitis are interchangeable. There are many different kinds of eczema which can also be confusing: Atopic, seborrhoeic, irritant, gravitational/stasis, pompholyx, allergic contact, Lichen simplex and asteatotic eczema. But for today, let’s simplify things and concentrate on the most common type – atopic eczema or atopic […]