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personal welfare and well-being. Some of the ailments discussed in this book are transitory; some can be debilitating. So whether you’re involved in a skirmish or a full-on battle, I hope this book gives you the weapons and strategies you require to win. Being !"#$%&"'!$'%(')'"**+'$#%&"')&+',)&-'*. '$#/'/&$0%/(1'/(2/3%)44-'%&' the ‘Kitchen support’ sections, aim to treat the ailment by getting you to optimum health. When I was young I loved martial arts – as much for the honourable and spiritual pathways as for the physical and mental challenges – and from that time and those experiences I still carry valuable life lessons and strategies. One was to aim behind the target, not at the target – to punch through, not slow your punch to land. So the herbs and foods I choose to treat the ailments don’t just land a blow, they travel through, have further impact. They not only treat the complaint, but also boost your immune-system response, get your neuroreceptors reacting, kick-start your energy centres, or +/$*5'-*60'(-($/,7'8#)$9('!"#$%&"'!$7'8#)$9('$#/':&*3:*6$'26&3#7 Before I end up as ‘the Kung Fu Gardener’ I should just say that, in terms of my holistic gardener credentials, I have spent much of my life studying and exploring horticulture, medicinal botany, ethnobotany (the personal and cultural uses of plants within anthropologies), healing modalities, complementary medi3%&/')&+'#*4%($%3'20)3$%3/(7';*'+*&9$'</'(6020%(/+'=#/&'-*6'!&+' the answer to your ailment may be an acupressure point, a yoga move or a meditation technique – or a berry from a shrub and not just a herbal tea: it’s whatever works best for the situation. Of course, I do include herbalism, nutritional therapy, aromatherapy and so on where relevant. 12


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