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Andrew Johnson mAMH. mBANT. NTCC. CNHC. Herbalist & Nutritional Therapist

Frequently asked questions

How should I change my eating habits? Please make any changes recommended gradually to allow time for your body to adjust. We can discuss any additional support you need with food changes during your follow up phone consultation which is usually 7 to 14 days after the first consultation.

How can I order nutritional supplements?
I recommend only the best quality and often highly specialised nutritional supplements that are not commonly available in health food shops. They can be ordered direct from the suppliers who operate a fast service direct to you. I will give you the contact details for these.

How should I store herbal tinctures and supplements? Tinctures keep very well (for at least two years, usually longer) when stored somewhere cool and dark. If not used for long periods of time tinctures need to be shaken occasionally. If you receive liquid herbs in plastic bottles and wish to keep them for a long time (e.g. many months), it is best to transfer them into a clean dark glass bottle and label them clearly. Always shake liquid remedies before use. Store supplements in a fridge or somewhere cool and dark - see the storage details on the bottles for precise guidlines for each one. Make sure lids or bottle tops are on well to avoid damp affecting the contents. Store all herbs and supplements out of the reach of children. 

How can I order herbal mixtures? We run a re-order service for the herbal mixtures that I formulate specially for you. This is from our Green-Aid Herbal Apothecary. You can re-order by phoning or emailing our office, tel: 01458 833382, email: greenway@globalnet.co.uk

Can I take supplements and herbs with drug medicines? Some drugs and supplements or herbs should not be combined. Always let me know both the pharmaceutical and brand names of any drug medicines you take. Many drugs interfere with the absorption or function of nutrients and may cause deficiencies, so sometimes supplements can help make up for this effect. It is also sometimes necessary to take supplements or herbs at a different time of day to drug medicines. Please let me know the results of any tests your doctor has done for you, and if they prescribe a new drug – in which case stop taking supplements/herbs until I have checked them. Never stop or alter your drug prescription without your doctor’s consent. Inform your doctor/s about any supplements or herbs you are taking if you are receiving medical treatment.

Can I take supplements or herbs if pregnant, breast-feeding or trying to conceive? Some herbs and supplements are contraindicated in pregnancy, breastfeeding or if you are planning to conceive. Good nutrition is essential for healthy fertility, pregnancy and breast-feeding. Herbs have been used for thousands of years to support women. Always let me know if you are trying to conceive or are pregnant or breast-feeding.

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