Nail Surgery now available

We are pleased to announce the introduction of nail surgery for ingrowing toenails at the Greenwich Natural Health Centre.

Please call the centre on 020 8691 5408 and ask for the Podiatrist if you require advice.

For further information, read our web page about nail surgery.

Mitochondria in Health & Disease

What are the functions of mitochondria in the human body?

Why might they stop working properly and what can happen as a result?

How can personalized nutrition help to optimize mitochondrial function and prevent or address chronic conditions?

This innovative book explores the incredibly complex biochemical roles of mitochondria in health and disease.

When healthy, mitochondria provide us with ninety percent of our body's energy. When unhealthy, this can lead to many chronic and degenerative conditions including cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

This guide helps practitioners to identify the mitochondrial dysfunction underlying a wide range of health complaints, and provides inspiration about relevant and emerging mitochondria-supportive dietary regimes and nutrients to explore within the model of personalized nutrition.

Series editor and foreword by Lorraine Nicolle

London Marathon

Are you running the London Marathon this year?


Need some treatment or advice to ensure your feet are happy & healthy for the race?

Book an appointment now with Annie Dafydd.

We can help 👣

Good luck all!

Reducing plastic waste

Greenwich Natural Health Centre is opting for a more ecofriendly approach to how we run and maintain the Centre.

With this in mind we are cutting back on any waste we are accumulating, especially plastic.

With all the publicity around at the moment, you are all aware of the amount of plastic that we are dumping into our oceans.

Around 8 million metric tons of our plastic waste enters the oceans from land each each year, which means every minute one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans.


We were astonished to discover that in 2017 GNHC used around 6,000 plastic cups, and we only have one water machine.

Mind you people taking 5 cups at a time for one drink did not help! We have now stopped ordering plastic cups for the water machine and have ordered bio-degradable paper cups instead.

We have also ordered re-fills for the antibacterial hand wash and will be re-using the plastic bottles that we have.

These might seem like small steps, but we think “Hey, every little helps” and will continue to think of way that we can reduce our footprint on the environment.

We would also welcome any workable suggestions that you may have.

New Podiatrist

We are delighted to announce the arrival of a Podiatrist, Annie Dafydd (pronounced Dav-ith) to the Greenwich Natural Health Centre.

Annie provides a full range of podiatry therapies, including treatment for:

  • Corn & Calluses
  • Diabetic foot assessments
  • Foot pain i.e bunions
  • Ingrowing toenails
  • Nail care, thickened and fungal nails
  • Skin conditions of the feet
  • Verrucas
Read more here

Doctors urge parents to never use liquid washing tabs

washing tabs

Doctors are urging parents not to buy or use liquid washing capsules and to buy washing powder instead. The warning comes after soaring numbers of children being hospitalised after ingesting gel tabs.

Researchers have revealed that at least one child a week is admitted to hospital after swallowing liquid washing tabs. Often, children mistake the brightly coloured wrapped capsules for sweets.

Doctors said that using liquid tabs is just 'not worth the risk'.

The new research was carried out in the US, but is backed up by UK studies, which also found that one child a day is admitted to hospital because of liquid tab ingestion.

Figures from the National Poisons Information Service show that 1,486 patients were treated for detergent poisoning in the UK between May 2009 and July 2012. Nearly all were under five.


Second Sponsored Guide Dog


Meet Eddie our second guide dog puppy.

BREED: Black Labrador cross Golden Retriever

MUM: Darcy

DAD: Luke

Eddie is six weeks old in this picture. This mischievous pup is full of confidence. He loves to play on the slide and go on adventures around the garden with other pups.

Looking forward to hearing about this training and progress, I am sure he will be as amazing as Cally.

Sponsored Guide Dog Update

This is Cally's final update

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Cally is now a fully qualified guide dog and has been partnered with Bob.

It is clear to see that the pair have already built a unique bond.

"Cally loves her food! When we are out and about and Cally is off the lead she comes back the moment I blow the whistle because she knows it means food." smiled Bob.

Bob lost his sight in his late 50’s and he quickly realised he needed the assistance of a guide dog. “I was cycling and realised I couldn’t see the end of the hill: that is when I knew I was losing my sight”, Bob has an inherited eye condition called “high myopia”, which causes his vision to be blurry in the distance, but clearer when looking at things up close.

Bob’s first guide dog was called Nicky and he loved her dearly, he kept Nicky all of her life until she passed away in February last year. “I knew I needed another guide dog but it was hard for me to get over losing Nicky - she was not just a guide, but a best friend too.

Cally gets on really well with Barney, Bob's son's dog.

Between the two dogs, Bob used a white cane to get around. He found that because of this, a lot of people would keep their distance from him when walking down the street. Now he has Cally he can’t stop people coming over and giving her a stroke and saying hello.

The day begins for them both at 7am when Bob lets Cally out into the garden and gives her breakfast. They then go on their first walk of the day around the lovely seaside town of Pakefield where they live.

Bob is an enthusiastic walker and takes Cally out for two, if not three walks a day depending on the weather. Bob and his wife Joan live nearby to their daughter Ruth, which means that Cally has lots of family around her.


"Cally is a great companion and I am so pleased to have her."

I am sure that you will agree that it is wonderful to see the difference that Cally is making to Bob’s life, and we wish them a lifetime of happiness together.