HEALTH BLOG - D. Atkinson Herbalist & Napiers Clinic

Spring Foraging

The sun is shining so there's no better time to get out there and see what herbs you can find for free. And Joe Nolan and his son have been doing just that...

Herbal Wine and Beer Making

What could be more refreshing on a warm summer's day than a glass of your very own homemade herb wine or beer! Herbalist, Joe Nolan, is making the most of the season's gifts...

Managing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

An indepth look at Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).


Stay cool, calm and collected when exam time looms with our Study Blend Tea and Oil and our Skullcap, Oat and Passionflower. Plus, get the low down on fighting off opportunist Spring colds, too.

Psoriasis: My Personal Journey With Herbs

In her early teens, herbalist Clare McQuade, suffered terribly with psoriasis. It was herbs that helped her on her journey to recovery and led her to discover her vocation as a medical herbalist.

Oil and Tea of the Month for April

Grapefruit essential Oil and D. Atkinson Skin Tea are our winning combo for April to uplift your senses and refresh your skin.

When To Go Organic

If you've ever wondered if you really need to buy organic then read on...

Healthy Eating for Busy Parents

Modern parenting is no holiday and often involves an impressive juggling act to keep everything on track. When things are hectic, one of the first things to get sidelined is good nutrition - parents and carers are so busy making sure the kids are well fed that they sometimes ignore their own nutritional needs. In this guest blog, Napiers Clinic Nutritional Therapist Charlotte Heald gives some practical tips to making sure that busy parents and carers gets what they need, too.

Irish Moss for St Patricks Day

To celebrate St Patrick's Day, herbalist Joseph Nolan, takes a closer look at Irish Moss, otherwise known as Carageen...

Oil and Tea of the Month - March

Despite the recent Baltic weather, Spring is about to make an appearance! Any day now! As wonderful as it is to anticipate the end of Winter, for allergy and hayfever sufferers, March signals the start of a new season which brings with it some very uncomfortable symptoms indeed. Our March Oil and Tea of the Month have been chosen to help you manage allergy symptoms, starting early and supporting you through the months ahead.