7 signs you are not growing in ways that matter

Are you growing what matters in your life?

Are you growing what matters in your life?

Are you growing what matters? When was the last time you asked yourself this question?

If you are unsure about this question or connect with any of the 7 signs then maybe the time for change is calling you.


  • Soul dissatisfaction - You have an inherent knowing your life is dull, boring and stuck. You find everything tedious, difficult and profoundly disappointing. You know life could be different but a deep sense of dissatisfaction fills your reality. 

  • Lacking authenticity - You are noticeably different with a change in social group. With some friends you hide your personality in ways to fit in or not cause disruption in social cohesion. You hide truthful information away from people for fear of being misread or rejected. You notice that you have created layers of identity that are not really the real 'you'.

  • Loss of excellence - You lose hope in mastering certain arts, crafts or hobbies. You stop attending groups or workshops where you can learn about excelling in a certain tradition or skill. You effectively stop learning new things and find it difficult to start that process again.

  • Procrastination - You constantly create excuses for not finishing a certain difficult physical or emotional task. You avoid certain subjects in conversation to stop you feeling emotional and create different topics to not go into wounds or traumas. Your home-life is patterned with avoidance of difficult duties or responsibilities.

  • No vitality - You wake up every morning with a sense of fatigue. You struggle to feel a sense of pride in the wonder of life and need a coffee and/or a cigarette to get going. Your libido is low and social interactions drain you. Your sleep is disrupted and energy levels are low.

  • Self aggrandisement - You create a false persona in the hope of gaining power or a hold over people. You promote your importance and ego at every opportunity, maybe even using your material wealth as a tool for proving your worth, yet you are spiritually, morally and ethically bankrupt. You go home feeling lonely, lost and unimportant, constantly finding even more ways to show wealth. However that hole inside of you remains. 

  • Difficult emotional indicators - You are irritable, ungrateful, angry, impatient, lost, lacking purpose, chronically anxious and/or depressed, lack joy, struggle to become motivated. 



Connecting with any or all of the above is a message calling you to change. To become a healthier, happier more whole person. Trust your intuition and feel the longing inside of you for a deep and meaningful growth in your soul.

Chronic disease is often connected to a loss of not growing what matters. Discover for yourself the journey that awaits when you make the symbolic act of deciding to work on your problems and watch your life change to a more positive, fulfilling existence.

If you feel touched by a call to change then search for a therapy that suits what you believe you need help for or contact me at Jonny's Apothecary.....Your new path awaits.


Jonny Woodall
Medical Herbalist and Flower Essence Therapist
Bsc (Hons) Herbal Medicine
National Institute of Medical Herbalists

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Film Review: Storyville - The Work: Four days to redemption

Every now and then a documentary or film comes along that touches a wound within yourself. Months can roll by watching monotonous movies that often make you feel they have taken something from you rather than given you something in return. At the weekend this documentary was recommended to me and it didn't disappoint. 


Four days to redemption shows the process of an American charity that takes men into prisons where they offer male convicts the opportunity to undergo a transformational four days of therapy focused on sharing circles, family constellation work, meditation, breathwork and trauma release. 

The men who are taken into the prisons from the outside are curious about who they are as men, feeling drawn to the process as a way of answering a call within themselves. 

What I witnessed was raw male wounds being opened bit by bit as I witnessed man after man break down into their hurt child and reveal truths about themselves that otherwise would be hidden by layers of violence, aggression and prowess at not revealing their vulnerabilities. So many of the convicts relive traumatic childhoods where they were beaten, assaulted, neglected and abandoned.

So many of these men have wounds so deep, so locked away, hidden from their consciousness and scarred by life that they have developed ways of surviving and living that have ended with them being locked up. They are repeating the same patterns of abuse and behavioural mindsets they learned as children. 

For the first time many of these men have a space to really be vulnerable and let out the pain of their traumatic experiences. We see some of the most violent men in America at a maximum security prison began to let out that pain among other men who facilitate a space where they can be heard, accepted and healed. 

As a regular committed participant of male sharing circles this documentary triggered my male wounds deeply as I couldn't help but connect with one of the participants. With my own healing journey into the masculine unfolding before me this documentary touched me emotionally.

The film finishes with a paragraph stating that every convict who has taken part in this therapy and gone on to be released has so far not re-offended. For those who don't know, most convicts will be locked up again after being released, constantly staying in a cycle of crime, poverty, addiction. 

This is a must watch for any man wanting to see how therapy can access his inner wounds when done in a space of experienced men who are there to facilitate healing and change. 


Jonny Woodall
Medical Herbalist and Flower Essence Therapist
Bsc (Hons) Herbal Medicine
National Institute of Medical Herbalists

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Avena sativa (Oats)

Most of us have eaten Oats for breakfast. But did you know they are a potent medicine added to a Herbalist's repertoire? 

On Greenmedinfo (2017) Oats have 55 study abstracts showing they have therapeutic effects for hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, obesity and diabetes type II. 

Its main actions are:

Oat seeds blowing in the wind

Oat seeds blowing in the wind

·         Nervine (Used to calm the nerves)

·         Anti-depressant (Enhances mood)

·         Sedative (Promotes calm)

·         Nutritive (Nourishing to the body, tissues and organs)

Avena sativa is well known for effects on cholesterol but it also has value for patients with ADHD. By exhibiting a calming effect on hyperactivity in children it calms the nervous system. 

As a nutritive tonic it contains more than 20 polyphenols and avenanthramides which have all been shown to provide potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activity in vivo and in vitro (Meydani, 2009). Oats are a wonderful addition to a herbal or nutritional protocol for elderly patients who struggle with sleep and mood related issues. 

The daily dose of Avena sativa seed is 1-2 teaspoons for a tea. In tincture form 1-2ml/day of a fluid extract or 1-5ml/day of 1:5 extract is normal (Bartram, 1995, 315).

Avena sativa appears to have no restriction on its long term use. Mills and Bone (2013, 276) state that long-term therapy with trophorestoratives is generally normal.

In clinical practice I find Avena sativa used as a tincture is fantastic for a burnt out nervous system. Patients who exhibit anxiety and depression attributed to drug abuse from prolonged exposure to stimulants such as MDMA and amphetamine respond very quickly to having Oats in their tincture. Thus proving how potent a medicine Oats really can be to somebodies nervous system. 


I often ask patients with diabetes II to include Oats at breakfast as a healthy start to the day. Keeping blood sugars from spiking is key alongside other herbal treatment for diabetes II. Oats provide a much healthier start to the day over a wheat based cereal. 



Bartram, T. (1995) Bartrams’s Encyclopaedia of Herbal Medicine, London, Robinson.

Greenmedinfo (2017) Oats [Online] Available at:http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/oats [Accessed 27th October 2017].

Meydani, M. (2009) Potential health benefits of avenanthramides of oats, Nutrition Reviews, Dec; Vol. 67(12): p. 731-735.

Mills, S. Bone, K. (2013) Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy Modern Herbal Medicine, 2nd Edition, London, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.


Jonny Woodall
Medical Herbalist and Flower Essence Therapist
Bsc (Hons) Herbal Medicine
National Institute of Medical Herbalists

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A Medical Herbalist's Dispensary

A common question when asking about Herbal Medicine is 'in what format do i prescribe herbs?' 

Medicine can often be found growing all around us, even in the bottom of the your garden (Oak or Hawthorn) or that annoying weed you struggle to get rid of (Dandelion). 

My dispensary of teas and tinctures 

My dispensary of teas and tinctures 

Medical Herbalist's often use herbs that have been turned into different forms for extraction purposes and storage purposes. For this reason Herbalist's will most often tincture herbs. Tincturing involves using a chosen part of the plant, either the root, leaf, flower or fruit and placing it in alcohol for a number of weeks. The constituents filter into the alcohol before the matter is removed leaving a tincture that can be prescribed at a certain dose for a reflected medicinal aim. 

Flowers, leaves, fruits and roots can also be turned into powders for encapsulating or teas for drinking. 

Essential oils are made using a steam distillation process that involves manufacturing equipment often out of reach for most Herbalist's. For this reason most oils are purchased from a supplier. 

Many medicines are however made by your local Herbalist using their hands and experience. For all of the herbs not found or collected locally there are many suppliers who sell supplies to graduates. 

At Jonny's Apothecary i currently stock over 100 tinctures of herbs from all over the world, but the vast majority coming from the UK and Europe. I stock over 20 teas, 10 powders and various other products like essential oils, creams and pessaries for application to medical issues. 

Herbal Medicine is a process that involves a consultation before prescribing a custom made unique protocol for your health problem. I use my own stock and offer an ongoing service for treating your illness. 


Jonny Woodall
Medical Herbalist and Flower Essence Therapist
Bsc (Hons) Herbal Medicine
National Institute of Medical Herbalists

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Ginkgo biloba

Sitting on a shelf in my kitchen is probably one of oldest single living species of plants we know. The specimen i have is only a couple of years old, but a recent report has dated Ginkgo biloba as having been on this earth relatively unchanged for over 270 million years (Isah, 2015). 

In Japan it is planted in temples for its association with Confucianism. In Korea the tree is cultivated for its beauty and its edible, medicinal nuts. 

In herbal medicine It is most often recognised for its popular use in slowing the effects of ageing and is currently being reported as providing benefit to patients with dementia (Weinmann et al 2010).

My baby Ginkgo

My baby Ginkgo

Its main actions are:

·         Circulatory stimulant

·         Nootropic

·         Peripheral vasodilator

·         Neuroprotective

·         Antioxidant

·         Anti-PAF activity

Ginkgo biloba has such a reputation for brain ailments due to research showing how it can positively alter brain chemistry whilst offering neuroprotective effects against ischaemic damage (Raghavan and Shah, 2014). The herbs actions focus on improving cerebral blood flow whilst increasing antioxidant enzymes and protecting damaged neurons (Hu et al 2003). This action on cerebral blood flow is seen in its ability to inhibit vasospasm and thrombus formation whilst improving circulation to underperfused areas without moving attention away from other areas of the brain (Mills and Bone, 2013, 599). Improving blood flow to underperfused areas could explain why Ginkgo biloba is such a popular treatment in brain related conditions like ADHD.

I stock Ginkgo biloba and often use it for ADHD, memory loss, circulatory issues and erectile dysfunction.

It is not native to the UK but i have seen plenty growing in botanical gardens or even a friend's home. In the West we use the leaf for its medicinal actions. It is unsurprisingly a very hardy plant and can thrive in many different soils and conditions. But what would you expect from something that lived with and beyond the dinosaurs?



Hu, B. Sun, S.G. Mei, Y.W. (2003) [Protective effect of ginkgo biloba extract on cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats], Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi, Jun; Vol. 23(6): P. 436-440.

Isah, T. (2015) Rethinking Ginkgo biloba L.: Medicinal uses and conservation, Pharmacognosy Review, Jul-Dec; 9(18): p. 140–148.

Mills, S. Bone, K. (2013) Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy Modern Herbal Medicine, 2nd Edition, London, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

Raghavan, A. Shah, Z.A. (2014) Repair and regeneration properties of Ginkgo biloba after ischemic brain injury, Neural Regeneration research, Jun 1; Vol. 9(11): p. 1104–1107.

Weinmann, S. Roll, S. Schwarzbach, C. Vauth, C. Willich, S.N. (2010) Effects of Ginkgo biloba in dementia: systematic review and meta-analysis, BMC Geriatrics, Mar: 10; 14.


Jonny Woodall
Medical Herbalist and Flower Essence Therapist
Bsc (Hons) Herbal Medicine
National Institute of Medical Herbalists

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Feeling lost?


Do you think too negatively?

Are you unvitalised from a lack of exercise?

Do you eat junk?

Struggle to find the work you want?

Worry too much?

Wish you could access more freetime for reading?

Suffer from a lack of love?

Find life a complete bore, stuck in a constant routine that doesn't feed your soul?

Have you noticed how all of these connect to your sense of wellbeing and even maybe an illness or disease you have carried for some time?

With herbal medicine I can prescribe a custom made prescription of herbs as well as provide a safe space for deep conversation to address certain imbalances in your life that maybe holding you back from feeling a sense of wellbeing and reaching your potential. Herbal medicine and an ongoing consultation process, usually held once monthly, can give you that change you desperately want but don't know how to access. 

Jonny Woodall
Medical Herbalist and Flower Essence Therapist
Bsc (Hons) Herbal Medicine
National Institute of Medical Herbalists

Contact me for help with your health problems and illness

PHONE: +44(0) 7525827558

EMAIL: jonnyapothecary@gmail.com

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Finding Purpose as a Man

The leading cause of death to a man my age is suicide. To take one's life is often met with confusing feelings by those who are close and witness this. Anger, sadness, frustration, despair and numbness are words often used to describe such events. 

Why is this happening? What is going wrong with men? how can we live in one of the richest countries of the world yet live knowing the biggest risk to a man's life - my life, is death due to actions by my own personal choice. 

Whilst it is impossible and naive to give an ultimate explanation to this it is easy to see how poor diet, high stress, one's class and social standing have a part to play. But how many times do you hear about purpose? What is your purpose? What is a man's purpose? 

Were we made to live a life of service to others in a never-ending rollercoaster of subservience and consumerism? To work yourself to death for a chief executive who will never know or even care about your name? To spend all your money on pointless goods? Or maybe it's to fuel money into the biggest distraction of a man's power - the belief his local football team actually represent him and his worth?

The defining factor in all of this is purpose. When a man has purpose with unbounding intent his life brings forth the attraction of knowledge, power and insight. For a man to let go of commonly held social beliefs of what modern society tells us a man should be searching for and replace that with the challenge of finding inner truths and a purpose on earth then meaning and hope can flourish. 

With purpose we breed passion, a passion to live one's life with something inherently beautiful. To access inner gifts and find out who you are and why you are really a part of this web of existence. 

When a man truly discovers something more to the story that was imposed on him by others then begins the journey out of darkness and into the light. 

Herbal medicine has been an integral part of my life's purpose. To save knowledge, to have meaning and to use my gifts for others. My true purpose propelled me into a path of strength, to discover my inner man that was longing to break through the damaged boy.

Indeed it is now a large part of my work with most of my male clients. Therapy can often provide that helping hand and facilitation needed for men to step into their power and discover a new path. 

Jonny Woodall
Medical Herbalist and Flower Essence Therapist
Bsc (Hons) Herbal Medicine
National Institute of Medical Herbalists

Contact me for help with your health problems and illness

PHONE: +44(0) 7525827558

EMAIL: jonnyapothecary@gmail.com

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Film Review: Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest – Episode 8: Cannabis, nature’s epigenetic switches, peptides & healing with micronutrient therapy (2016)

·         Underlying cause of most chronic disease is micronutrient deficiency

·         Micronutrients – Vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, amino acids

·         Lysine is inhibitor of collagen ingesting enzymes

·         N-Acetyl-Cysteine, Green tea, Quercetin – All are potent anticancer mix

·         They are anti-inflammatory

·         Inflammation is associated with cancer

·         Micronutrients go to the core of the DNA of the cancer cell and force it rhough apoptosis

·         Many anticancer doctors spend years fighting lawsuits trying to shut them down

·         Research Burzynski vs FDA (Antineoplaston treatment)

·         Food is epigenetic

·         Epigenetics helps us realign genetic healing abilities

·         Culinary spices talk to our genes and help assist apoptosis in cancer

·         Our bodies are made up of the same ingredients and substance and energy of the earth. Herbs and plants assist us in the same way.

·         Herbs and spices make chemo more targeted and protect other parts of the body

·         Gerson therapy – Raw juices, fruits and vegetables alkalise the body

·         Detox is important – Coffee enemas are vital

·         The coffee enema – Glutathione increases massively by up to 600 – 700%

·         Gerson patients have up to 5 a day

·         Laetrile is vitamin B17 – Apricot kernels contain cyanide which is toxic to cancer. Has to be done with hyperthermia

·         The only permanent cure to cancer is a healthy immune system

·         Hemp is a superfood – It is the most useful plant on the earth.

·         Canvas comes from the word cannabis

·         Cannabinoids help prevent lung cancer

·         Cannabis is non-toxic

·         Cannabis is an adaptogen

·         Mammals have a cannabinoid system and 2 key cannabinoids influence the system – CBD and THC

·         Cannabinoids promote apoptosis in cancer

·         Ketogenic diet = Cancer cannot be fuelled by fat. Remove the glucose.

·         Sleep is vital for the immune system

·         High quality fats – Olives, nuts, coconut oil, avocado, avoid vegetable oil, regulate omega 3 to omega 6 ratio.

·         Omega 6 oils increase inflammation in the body

·         Organic food has a higher polyphenol content

Film Review: Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest – Episode 7: Heal cancer with clean electricity, unique water, natural sunlight and combining superfoods (2016)

·         Live Blood Analysis – Can see live blood and what’s in there

·         Any disease starts with cellular imbalance

·         Microscope in the blood can help practitioner see the imbalances

·         Most conventional diagnostics are not early they are late

·         BUDWIG diet for cancer – Main ingredient is fat – 2 TBSP of flax seed oil, as much cottage cheese as you want, mix it together.

·         Cancer does not grow in an oxygen rich environment

·         The BUDWIG diet delivers a high oxygen rich environment through food.

·         Flaxseed oil is not easily absorbed on its own. Needs cottage cheese to absorb it.

·         Vitamin B17 is anticancer

·         Grounding/earthing balances the body

·         Cancer needs treating on a simultaneous level with other therapies

·         Optimise the immune system

·         GcMAF

·         Nagillase labwork can show how advanced the cancer is

·         Nagillase levels should be less than 1 in a healthy patient

·         GcMAF clinic was shutdown in Europe

·         Bank accounts were shutdown and lab equipment stolen

·         Hyperbaric oxygen chamber is great for many conditions

·         Oxygen is the essential element to life

·         Oxygen heals us faster

·         Oxygen will stop angiogenesis. It can assist chemo and radiation

·         We are ‘beings’ of light

·         Ultraviolet light RX activates immune system

·         Vitamin D is a miracle for health

·         The sun is vital to recovery

·         The risk of cancer is reduced 50% with adequate vitamin D levels

·         Vitamin D optimises 10% of our genes

·         Conventional sunscreen blocks UVB rays – the healing rays

·         But does not block UVA rays – The harmful rays

·         We need to increase light into the body

·         Chlorophyll is virtually identical to haemoglobin

·         Chlorophyll influences the Krebs cycle by increasing ATP production

·         Magnesium is in the centre of chlorophyll

·         Iron the centre of haemoglobin

·         The body accepts it very well

·         Dr Igor Smyrnov – Chernobyl incident – The water was the difference in whether people survived cancer or not

·         Viruses cannot survive in a hydrated body

·         MRET water – molecular resonance – water enters the body 3x faster

·         Unique molecular structure of water influences health

·         MRET is completely safe for normal cells, but inhibits cancer growth

·         Over 400 studies show the positive effect of molecular hydrogen

·         200 gene expressions occur from molecular hydrogen

·         Pulse PEMF helps heal damaged cells

·         Similar to earths magnetic field

·         Electrical nutrition

·         Dirty electricity harms us – Antennae, WIFI

·         MERT device helps mobile phone, EMF

·         Avoid electrosmog. Hardens cell membranes

·         Direct correlation between brain tumours and cellphone radiation

·         Anger suppresses the immune system

·         Music is therapeutic, increases the immune system


Film Review: Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest – Episode 6: The nocebo effect, healing vaccines, advanced detoxing & going inside a German cancer clinic (2016)

·         The cells of the body are connected by interstitial fluid. The lymphatic system drains it.

·         If it is ‘dirty’ then the matrix can be harmed.

·         We all live in a toxic world

·         Everything is contaminated

·         We have to keep our bodies clean to stay on top of disease

·         Detox! Clean the colon – coffee enemas, colonic hydrotherapy, bentonite clay, humic acid.

·         Chemotherapy ruins the intestinal lining

·         Cleansing needs to happen daily

·         Clean the urinary tract, kidneys, bladder – lots of water

·         Cleanse the liver – Use coffee enemas

·         Turmeric, milk thistle, burdock

·         Drinking oils pushes congestion out of the liver – Liver/gallbladder cleanse

·         Liver cleansing improves liver function massively

·         Liver detox recipe – Lemon, lime, 1 garlic clove, 2 TBS olive oil, a slive of ginger

·         Beetroot is good for liver cleansing

·         Then finally cleanse the lymph nodes – Essiac formula, Paud d’arco, rebounder.

·         Lymph nodes are the oil filter of the body

·         Swollen lymph nodes mean they are doing their job but drainage techniques need to be used to cleanse the system.

·         Tight bras constrict the lymphatic system. Wearing loose clothing is better

·         Anti-perspirants block the lymph nodes

·         Parasite cleanse – Black walnut tincture, wormwood, clove, kamala, bromelain, dematiaceous earth as a flow agent

·         Chemical and heavy metal cleansing – Physiological optimisation, the use of oxygen, reduce glucose.

·         Immune modulation – Cancer = Suppressed immune system

·         Mistletoe – Viscum alba is anticancer

·         Cannabis oil – Used intensively with local hyperthermia machine at the medical center cologne

·         Dendritic cell vaccinations for cancer – Dendritic cells are the policemen of the immune system. They inform natural killer cells to locate cancer.

·         Producing a fever means the immune system works better

·         The demonization of the placebo effect is ridiculous. It should be harnessed.

·         Nocebo effect – Studies show the intention of belief is very powerful

·         Placebo – Positive

·         Nocebo – Negative

·         Reishi and Cordyceps are immune modulators and they bring oxygen into the body. They increase natural killer count by up to 400% according to one study. They also increase ATP production

·         Reishi studies have shown it has huge anti-viral capabilities

·         Reishi increases white blood cell count during chemo and radiation

·         Keap 1 pathway connects to NRF2 pathway which signals to the antioxidant system

·         Blueberries, grapes = Resveratrol are full of antioxidants

·         All of the medicinal mushrooms are immune modulators – Maitake, Turkey tail, Shiitake, Reishi, Cordyceps

·         They are full of beta-glucans, CLA

·         Astragalus is full of polysaccharides

·         Herbs rich in sulfur are great. Garlic has some anticancer ability. But it is a great detoxifier

·         Sulfur turns on liver enzymes

·         Sauerkraut is a superfood. Full of probiotics.

·         Probiotics are very good for assisting the immune system

·         Essential oil can help with side effects of chemotherapy

·         Myrrh is one of the best

·         Chemo damages the brain

·         Most cancer survivors of chemo have damaged brains

·         Antioxidants like curcumin protect the brain


Film Review: Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest – Episode 5: Cancer causing blindspots, toxic vaccines, homeopathy & the power of emotions (2016)

·         Nervous system is behind and directly linked to the immune system

·         Brain communicates to the body through the spinal cord

·         Any deviation in the spine influences structure. This change influences structure and the nervous system which then in turn effects the immune system

·         Nerve impingement sets up the flight of fight response which leads to exhaustion

·         Every tooth is connected to every organ in the body

·         ‘Normal’ dentists may remove teeth but not clean the socket

·         97% of breast cancer patients have a root canal

·         Dentists are the only Drs that leave dead tissue in the body

·         Root canals mean pockets of anaerobic bacteria start a chronic infection, keeping inflammation high and the immune system low

·         There is no safe way to ‘do’ or ‘keep’ a root canal

·         Look at the mouth first when treating chronic disease

·         Bio-oxidative therapy like ozone and hydrogen peroxide can help with dentistry.

·         Bio-oxidative therapy involves introducing small amounts of medical ozone (O3) or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) into the body for the prevention and treatment of disease. These elements accelerate oxygen metabolism and stimulate the release of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the body's cells.

·         Chronic inflammation affects all disease

·         Amalgam fillings are 50% mercury

·         Amalgams do outgas

·         Mercury is highly toxic

·         Mercury is lipophilic and can cross the blood brain and placenta barrier

·         Lancet labelled fluoride as a neurotoxin

·         Fluoride calcifies the pineal

·         Tim magazine listed fluoride as a major household toxin

·         Fluoride activates bone cancers

·         Iodine is crucial for detoxification

·         Virtually everyone is deficient in iodine

·         Iodine is needed to fight infections but it is a major contributor to endocrine health

·         Iodine has apoptosis properties

·         You can’t have thyroid issues with iodine sufficiency

·         Iodine deficiency is directly linked to cancer

·         Vaccines contain mercury, formaldehyde, aborted foetal cells, MSG

·         Vaccine Bill in California due to start July 1st 2016. It sets a dangerous precedent – Medical fascism

·         SV40 is the monkey virus added to the polio vaccine

·         Lancet published an article stating more than half of non-hodgkin lymphoma cancers are linked to SV40

·         Vaccines contain many toxins, germs and partial genetic sequences that are harmful

·         Many females have an increased risk of cervical cancer from HPV vaccine

·         Only 2 strains are covered in the HPV vaccine even though there are many more that someone can be exposed to

·         Over $3 billion has been paid out by the vaccine inquiry program in the US

·         $90 million dollars paid out by the UK government to swine flu damaged children

·         Vaccines weaken the immune system

·         Recall healing helps with emotional healing

·         There are certain emotional triggers and conflicts that contribute to cancer

·         E.F.T. and emotional trauma therapy help release old pain

·         Every disease has an emotional component

·         Fear is the worst emotion for cancer patients

·         Fear and panic govern oncology

·         Detoxification of the mind is vital

·         The body can heal through the power of thoughts

·         Spectographs prove homeopathic remedies emit energy

·         ZYTO scans offer state of the art bioresonance mapping of the body and brain

Film Review: Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest – Episode 4: Excitoxins that fuel cancer, nature’s pharmacy and healing cancer with sound & light (2016)

·         Food is the foundation of health

·         Medical industry in the US is 19% of GDP. Most of which is spent on symptom treatment

·         Corporations sponsor orthodox medicine associations and groups

·         Healthcare is a ‘business’. A multi-trillion dollar industry where only approved treatments can be done and paid for by insurance companies

·         Most insurance companies in the world will not pay for natural treatments even though they are cheaper

·         Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is an excitotoxin – can destroy brain cells

·         Glutamate receptors in every cell of the body

·         Glutamate triggers and stimulates the growth of cancer cells and tumours

·         If you block glutamate receptors the cancer cells will start dying but normal cells will stay unharmed

·         Glutamate blockers are found in most flavonoids

·         Cancer uses 2 main sources of fuel – glucose and glutamine

·         Normal cells use aerobic and anaerobic system

·         Cancer only uses the anaerobic system

·         Black beans and mushrooms are high in glutamine

·         Some cancer researchers believe a low glutamine and glucose diet is successful

·         Cancer cannot use fat as a fuel

·         Soy is naturally high in toxins. Particularly glutamate

·         Glutamate is a fuel and a fertiliser for cancer

·         High fructose corn syrup is a fuel for cancer

·         Diets should be low in glycaemic index

·         Watch out for sugar spikes

·         Sugar impairs the immune system

·         White blood cells (WBC) need 20x more vitamin C than normal blood cells

·         Keeping your blood sugars will burden and impair your WBC and immune system

·         Sugar can induce cancer not just feed it

·         A cancer cell has 15-20 more insulin receptors than a normal body cell

·         Black raspberry is highly anticancer (different species to blackberry) - Rubus occidentalis

·         Figs stimulate apoptosis in cancer cells

·         2/3s of the immune system is in the gut

·         Phytoalexins are in red and green fruits. They are anticancer compounds

·         Celery stimulates parasympathetic nervous system by apigenin

·         Foods with a high vitamin B6 count stimulate serotonin production in the body

·         High B6 keeps cancer low

·         Seed sprouts are anticancer. Sunflower seed sprouts are highly anticancer

·         Eating seeds and nuts are full of concentrated nutrients that are anticancer

·         The Russian curcumin = Chaga mushroom

·         Chaga is 15% ash, which contains lots of manganese which activates enzymes

·         Over 50,000mgs of vitamin C can help

·         Grapefruit accelerates a liver enzyme detox pathway. Patients are often warned by oncologists not to eat it due it effecting drug metabolism

·         Blood orange – Full of phytonutrients

·         2 servings of peach a week can lower risk of breast cancer by 40%

·         A healthy human body is self regulating

·         Aspartame research shows all independent studies found it caused harm to the body. All corporate studies showed it was safe

·         It is a carcinogen and acts synergistically with nitrites

·         The largest and longest animal study ever done on aspartame concluded it increases risk of ancer

·         Aspartame stimulates weight gain

·         Sucralose causes DNA damage

·         Selenium prevents and reverses development of cancer

·         Studies showing it was toxic were on synthetic selenium not food form

·         Silica helps connective tissue, skeletal system – use horsetail tea

·         Phototherapy helps apoptosis

·         Hyperbaric oxygen chambers help saturate the body and cells with oxygen. Very safe and effective

·         PAPIMI machine can help with pain and inflammation

·         Nearinfrared light has a greater depth penetration than far infra red sauna. Most far infra red have too much EMF

·         Cancer is heat sensitive

·         Local hyperthermia machine can bring heat to a tumour. Noninvasive and effective


Film Review: Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest - Episode 3: Cancer killing viruses, cancer stem cells, GMO’s, juicing and eating the rainbow (2016)

·         Stem cells – Cancer and radiation don’t touch them

·         They only kill daughter cells

·         Focusing on one tumour area is pointless due to circulating tumour stem cells throughout the body

·         CTC (circulating tumour cell) count is an effective test for cancer

·         Turmeric, resveratrol, green tea and other polyphenols all have the ability to selectively kill cancer stem cells

·         Organic veg/herbs/plants have stronger constituents that can help us

·         Molecules from nature bind to receptors in cancer cells

·         Curcumin binds up to 100 genes

·         Plant chemicals work on stem cells

·         Berberine – Controls insulin

·         Scutellaria baicalensis is anti-tumour

·         Insulin resistance drives cancer, berberine is amazing for this.

·         Leukaemia is inhibited by quercetin

·         Flavonoids and many other phytochemicals are very selective. They kill cancer cells and make human cells stronger

·         Inflammation is directly linked to cancer

·         Flavonoids are anti-inflammatory

·         Oncologists have no knowledge of phytochemicals. Only drug intensive education

·         Wheatgrass juice - Triticum aestivum is anti-cancer

·         Wheatgrass pulp - Triticum aestivum can be used topically on the tumour

·         Juicing floods the body with nutrients to fight cancer

·         Use plenty of vegetables and a little fruit

·         Liquid nutrients with no insoluble fibre can help due to readily available absorbable constituents entering the body quickly

·         Disease = Toxicity and nutrient deficiency

·         Real food is an anti-cancer diet

·         Eat the rainbow! Eat multi-coloured fruits and vegetables. All the phytonutrients

·         Essiac tea – A cancer fighting wonder

·         Rene caisse developed a tea. The formula was given to her by indian medicine men. It is very successful

·         We have over 100,000 references on how natural medicine works. But no one in conventional medicine pays attention to it because you can’t make money on it.

·         Governments don’t want the population to know about supplements

·         Codex alimentarius was launched to try and limit access to vitamins and minerals

·         Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – Take one gene of a species and infuse it into another. GM corn is infused with an insecticide that kills insects that eat it. Our digestion, including gut bacteria can not break down GMOs due to their genetic code and insecticide being completely foreign to the immune system.

·         GMOs are mass experimentation. No human testing prior to FDA approval.

·         GMOs production leading to vastly increased use of glyphosate and other pesticides.

·         Glyphosate found in Roundup causes cancer. It destroys our good gut bacteria, encourages negative bacteria growth.

·         Roundup damages the CYP enzymes associated with detox.

·         Roundup is a sponge for removing minerals, magnesium especially.

·         Low magnesium leads to increased cancer

·         Roundup destroys cell membranes

·         Professor seralini ran an independent study for 2 years on GMO corn and rats. He concluded that rats fed GMO corn had a significantly higher risk of tumours

·         GM crops do not increase yield potential

·         No credible evidence GM crops can help feed the worlds population

·         50% of the worlds food is thrown away. We have an inefficient global corporate food system

·         95% of the average US diet is processed

·         Chemicals labelled as GRAS (generally regarded as safe) means they are untested but supposedly safe for human consumption. Over 100,000 are in use.

·         RIGVIR – A live virus that finds human cancer cells and kills them

·         It is a human virus. Not a modified virus.

·         It does not mutate

·         It can kill cancer stem cells

·         RIGVIR is officially approved only for melanoma. Discovered and authorised in Latvia.

·         RIGVIR helps assist the immune system to recognise cancer cells.

·         It binds to CD-55 receptor sites on cancer cells helping the immune system

·         Virtually no side effects and no adverse effects have been reported

·         RIGVIR is registered in Latvia as an approved treatment for melanoma.

Film Review: Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest - Episode 2: Cancer – Facts and fictions, breast cancer, hormones, skin cancer & essential oils (2016)

·         What is cancer?

·         Abnormal growth of a cell. They lose apoptosis ability

·         Immune system should be doing its job and ridding the body of cancer cells

·         A tumour is the result of lowered immunity for many years

·         Metastasis is the spread of a cancer or other disease from one organ or part of the body to another not directly connected with it

·         The growth of cancer cells is a process that occurs all the time. Cancer cells are created constantly. But immune system keeps them In check.

·         Cancer cells are immortal. The genetic program that influences apoptosis in normal cells is faulty in cancer cells.

·         9 out of 10 patients die from metastasis. Not the primary cancer.

·         The body needs to be aware of the cancer for it to destroy it.

·         Cancer is a failure of the bodies communication pathways to keep the body in balance.

·         Surgery has its place but it doesn’t solve the cause. The cancer will most likely return years later.

·         Cancer in most cases will always return after surgery, chemo or radiation.

·         Oncologists never ask what causes cancer

·         Many patients with cancer have active viruses and parasites. All suppress the immune system

·         18% of all cancers are caused by infection

·         23% of all cancers are caused by obesity

·         41% of all cancers are due to environmental factors

·         5-10% may be genetic

·         Insulin resistance is a huge factor in cancer

·         Intermittent fasting is true magic for insulin resistance

·         We need regular movement throughout the day

·         Media hype surrounds cancer such as the BRCA gene

·         Epigenetics is key to expression or development of cancer

·         You canactivate and deactivate genes through lifestyles choices

·         BRCA genes are actually protective genes. They only become ‘bad’ when they mutate. They are actually cancer suppressive.

·         Curcumin can help turn on cancer protective genes.

·         Charlotte Haley started breast cancer awareness with the focus on prevention

·         Corporations hijacked the pink ribbon for their own financial gains

·         Huge amounts of money have been poured into cancer research through the pink movement and breast cancer awareness. Yet little patient gains have been recorded.

·         2 studies quoted mammography as being no benefit for patient mortality. 1 study even suggested mammography can be harmful.

·         Breast cancer can take 7-12 years to appear in a mammogram.

·         Mammograms can cause breast cancer

·         You have to already be sick to develop cancer

·         The 7 essentials are

·         Let food by thy medicine - Turns on cancer suppressive genes

·         Detox – Get rid of toxins

·         Balance your energy – Acupuncture, sleep, balanced hormones, chiropractic medicine.

·         Heal emotional wounds – Let go of the past

·         Look at biological dentistry – Teeth are hugely connected to the body

·         Herbs and vitamins – Reduce toxic load, boost immune system

·         True prevention – Many other technologies can detect cancer earlier than mammograms including thermography, certain blood tests. All now available not used by conventional medicine.

·         Thermography is much better and safer than mammograms

·         All cancers go through neoangiogenesis. So thermography picks up cancer through looking for new blood supplies. Catching it years earlier.

·         Avoid sugar. Cancer has more insulin receptor sites than normal cells

·         Fix your gut, improve your immune system, heal cancer.

·         Bio-identical hormones are just as safe and unsafe as our own hormones

·         Human oestrogen on its own does not cause cancer. It is the xeno-oestrogens that cause problems, pesticides, fungicides. They all act like hormones.

·         Hormone driven cancers are all manipulated by xeno-oestrogens.

·         Bisphenol A (BPA) is used in plastic bottles – it is a xeno-oestrogen

·         Essential oils can balance hormones

·         There is no essential oil that does not have an anticancer effect

·         Frankinscense could be the most anti-cancer oil found – Boswellic acid. It is effective at shrinking tumours

·         E.Os cross the blood brain barrier so can heal cancers of the brain unlike chemo which cannot cross.

·         Myrrh E.O is also effective at treating cancer

·         Turmeric was sold and cost more than gold at one point in history aka the golden spice.

·         Myrrh clears the body of xeno-oestrogens by supporting glutathione production

·         BEC-5 is a mixture of solasodine glycosides. They are found in eggplants – Solanum melongena and the devils apple - Solanum linnaeanum

·         BEC-5 can connect only within the cancer membrane and gain access into the cancer cells through into the lysozymes. The lysozyme ruptures so that the cells then digests itself from the inside out. It is highly selective and does not cause damage to normal cells.

·         Individualised treatment is necessary – Herbs, nutrition, I.V vitamins/supplements and they are modified according to each patient.


Film Review: Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest – Episode 1: The True History of Chemo and the Pharmaceutical Monopoly (2016)

The Truth About Cancer organisation are back with a 9 part film series in which they explore Cancer. I have used their services and information in the past. I don't think there is such an organisation in the world that provides such a vast wealth of knowledge. They are providing each film for free for 24 hours each day over the next 9 days. I plan on watching all of them and have taken down notes to sum up each episode. Enjoy!

Sign up here to watch the remaining episodes for free: https://go.thetruthaboutcancer.com/


·         1 in 2 men will have cancer

·         1 in 3 women will have cancer

·         Allopathic Drs receive (sometimes) less than 1 hour of training in nutrition

·         Drug monopolies rule the industry of medicine

·         Carnegie and Rockefeller organisations starting funding medical schools and literature to manipulate medicine into the petro-chemical realm

·         They reformed medicine in the early 1900’s

·         They eliminated all opponents – Read the Flexner Report

·         Natural colleges were not discussing and prescribing petro-chemicals. Carnegie and Rockefeller would pay colleges to infiltrate their board of directors in different colleges.

·         By 1950 all the homeopathic schools were closed.

·         This meant only patented drugs were now taking hold.

·         Most Drs have no idea that modern medicine has its roots in such a dark history

·         Disease is now defined as a marketplace

·         The first chemotherapy agents came from mustard gas production for the first 2 world wars.

·         90% of oncologists will not take chemo themselves

·         Conventional substances used to eliminate cancer are cancer causing themselves

·         Tamoxifen is one of the most prescribed drugs for cancer. It is listed as a carcinogen.

·         97% of people using chemo will die in 5 years.

·         Chemotherapy actually stimulates cancer stem cells

·         We now know only stem cells are the source of cancer

·         Stem cells are primitive cells not designated as anything in particular

·         Chemo and conventional drugs will kill daughter cells of stem cells and reduce the size of a tumour back to its origin. But when chemo is stopped and the patient may be given the all clear the stem cells will respond by being more aggressive and it will grow back faster.

·         Chemotherapy and radiation enrich cancer stem cells

·         Immune system is key to treating cancer

·         Average patient spends $10,000 to $30,000 a month on chemo treatment (US).

·         Oncology is very lucrative and in private healthcare, physicians receive reimbursements for prescribing chemo drugs.

·         According to the CDC over 100,000 people die every year from properly prescribed drugs

·         Ghost written articles are extremely common in the cancer industry

·         Pharmaceutical industry has roots in the slave labour camps of Auschwitz and Berkenau. They were built by big pharma – Bayer, BSF.

·         Quote: ‘Nature to be commanded must be obeyed’. Something that the chemical industry cannot grasp.

·         Court case: Wilk vs AMA, 1987. Courts rules AMA conspired to eliminate chiropractic medicine.

·         Hoxsey tonic used to successfully treat cancer for many decades. The clinic had to leave the US for Mexico due to harassment from the FDA.

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·         Irony of the ‘best insurance’ means all the drugs will be used in such a case in private medicine. The hospital will push for the use of as many drugs as possible.

·         Big pharma cannot allow an improvement in cancer treatment because of the money it brings in. They will allow slight improvements in other areas as they don’t threaten overall profits like cancer.

The Dispensary So Far

A new intake of stock has meant that I am now the proud owner of a capsule maker, approximately 5 bags of loose tea, 2 bags of herbal powders, and approximately 40 tinctures in various strengths.

The dispensary at Jonny's Apothecary continues to grow as more and more friends and family seek help with conditions.

So far I have treated

Echinacea  ssp.

Echinacea ssp.

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Menstrual problems
  • ADHD
  • Hepatitis C
  • Back problems
  • HPV
  • Hypertension
  • Thyroid issues including nodules
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Herpes
  • Hand warts

And I am sure that list will continue to grow. I also recently made some herbal pessaries using cacao butter, coconut oil, Echinacea and Turmeric powder - Recipe and pictures will be up on the blog soon enough. 

           Me at the Herbs In A Bottle factory tour

           Me at the Herbs In A Bottle factory tour

I also visited the Herbs In A Bottle (HIAB) factory in Lincolnshire last week. We use HIAB tinctures at the University clinic and they were the first company I set up an account with to purchase stock for my dispensary. I was also very keen on experimenting on myself with lots of different herbs, particularly the adaptogen set of herbs that control energy, stress and hormones. I barely give any prescription that does not contain what is known as an adaptogen and i will be writing more about these in the future. 

Dr Axe has a great article on adaptogens found here: http://draxe.com/7-adaptogen-herbs-to-lower-cortisol/

Look out for more updates at Jonny's Apothecary. I am currently working on an e-Book as well as starting the process of preparing for my first herb walk with a friend. Details will be posted here in the future. 


As a student of herbal medicine I currently apprentice at the University clinic. It is an absolute joy treating patients and seeing the other students progress. 

I would like to further my knowledge by working alongside other herbalists outside of University. Anyone know of any projects or clinics I could volunteer at? Please get in touch. I'm looking for one day every week or two. 

New Patients!

I am truly going through some exciting times with my evergrowing clinic. I currently stock approximately 40 bottled tinctures, as well as numerous powders, teas and i am soon to acquire a capsule maker to make low cost capsules for my patients. 

The business is growing and in response more stock will mean a varied selection of herbs can be used. The clinic at the University has at least 200 tinctures as well as countless bags of dried herbs, creams and infused oils. So i am well on my way to achieving a wide selection of herbs. 

It is important to have a wide selection of herbs due to the many different physical and psycho-spiritual needs of the patient. Every plant carries a signature or note that expresses its qualities from the physical constituents right through to its folklore or traditional use by our ancestors. 

Wild Garlic, Ramson's -  Allium ursinum

Wild Garlic, Ramson's - Allium ursinum

For example it was always said that wild garlic (Allium ursinum) was detoxifying and pungent in nature. If you look where wild garlic grows you will often find it located near streams or woodlands that might have water running through it. We now know with scientific methods that wild garlic is highly detoxifying for the kidneys when going through a heavy metal cleanse. Wild garlic contains a high number of sulphur containing compounds, including the most crucial sulph-hydryl groups which oxidse with mercury, cadmium and lead upon contact making these metals water soluble. It could be said that our kidneys are the forests or woodlands wild garlic is trying to help and protect. 

Dr Klinghardt, one of the worlds leading experts on heavy metal detoxification, always uses wild garlic as part of his protocols as he claims there is nothing better that protects the cells of the kidneys (nephrons) like wild garlic. 

I have just seen wild garlic poking through the ground on a recent trip to Arnside and Silverdale in Cumbria so it must be appearing across the country as i type. Get foraging!