BSc, DipHerbMed, FCPP
Alex is a practising medical herbalist/phytotherapist and founder director of the charity Living Medicine (www.livingmedicine.org). She wrote Root to Stem: a seasonal guide to natural remedies and recipes for everyday life (Penguin 2019), lectures and has published herbal medicine research. In 200 she set up and still runs the UK’s first herbal teaching clinic in dermatology at Whipps Cross Hospital and the Breast Cancer Haven herbal medicine clinic. She was originally a TV producer, then an aromatherapist with clinics at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and at two London HIV/drug centres. Alex’s driving passion is discovering how life is designed at all levels – reconnecting to each other, our rhythms, food and nature to follow our design is key to resilience.
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