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Photos of Orchard Barn before and during restoration

Based on the family farm, Orchard Barn Health is run by sisters Dr. Sally Moorcroft & Helen Quirke

The building

The Barn dates back over 200 years and includes ship beams from the local ship yard in Immingham. Used on the farm as an agricultural building, the barn looked very different when the two sisters were growing up, but has always had a very calming atmosphere. The barn has undergone careful restoration, taking care to retain all the original features.

The roots of the business

Growing up on a farm, harvesting their own vegetables and with home cooking embedded in family life, Sally and Helen have always been passionate about the importance of unprocessed, healthy food as the basis for a healthy life. After extensive travel Sally was introduced to many other cultures, foods and medical systems. This brought awareness of different traditions from around the world, and she developed a deep interest in nutrition, holistic and preventative medicine as she progressed through her medical and clinical training. She left the NHS in 2002 to pursue this, spending the next 15 years training and studying with experts in the fields of integrative and functional medicine all across the UK, while building up a busy and successful private practice. With a lifelong dream to have a clinic offering all services under one roof and in building a team of expert practitioners.

In 2016 Sally joined forces with sister Helen. Having studied a degree in Business and Economics, Helen worked in the city of London for over 12 years. Working with SME's within Finance to build and develop the businesses, she then went on to work within project management with a range of clients from a fitness expert to IT integration. The two sisters, with support from the whole family, have worked together to create a unique service, with care and compassion for their patients and customers at the heart of everything they do.

Functional, holistic and nutritional medicine are the foundations of the Orchard Barn Health ethos. Within the practice nutritional intervention is very often found as the most effective therapeutic strategy and we will always begin a treatment plan with focusing on optimising digestion and gut function and addressing diet and lifestyle. We find many patients overwhelmed with conflicting advice in the media and very keen to learn about how they can take some responsibility and control for their health. ‘

 

Photos of Orchard Barn Health now

With a strong connection to our heritage and the land, Orchard Barn Health ensure the business is both ethical and environmental sustainability. A Living Wage Employer, local suppliers are sourced whenever possible. The products used in our treatments and sold in the shop are cruelty free, natural and organic wherever possible. Ecological cleaning products are used throughout the centre and biodegradable packaging is being sourced for our products, gradually replacing all plastic in the centre. Energy is supplied by Good Energy, from all renewable sources and Orchard Barn Health is signed up to Ecologi, a climate positive charity oversetting carbon emissions by tree planting.

 

The County

With our keen interest in food and nutrition we are in the perfect county. In fact Lincolnshire produces one eighth of the UK's food and processes 70% of its fish. With many artisan foods available directly from the farms. For more information about the wonderful farms and food producers in the area click on the link below.

 


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