Natural ways to deal with chronic pain

According to the Ministry of Health, one in five New Zealander’s suffer from chronic pain, resulting from an array of causes from sports injury, osteoarthritis, nerve pain, migraine to fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis and other pain syndromes. The dangers of medication The majority suffering from chronic pain will use medication sometimes on a daily basis, however these […]

Are you eating the right foods for you?

Following on from last weeks blog, I thought I would continue the dialog around diet, as it seems everyone is confused. We all are trying to eat healthier but with the hundreds of diets and conflicting advice on what is healthy it is easy to get overwhelmed.  Without guidance you are left to guess at […]

An apple a day…

Winter is the time for apples, and we all know the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”, but you may be surprised to learn that apples are indeed one of the best fruits to keep us healthy and improve life expectancy. In a recent Australian study where 1,456 women aged 70 to […]

KINDNESS IS BAD-ASS!

I thought I would repost this blog. I have been working with some trying people this week, and the thought that crossed my mind is ‘gosh, ego really drives some people’!   If people let go, trust in people and just show some good ole fashioned kindness, the flow happens with your work and with […]

Ways to improve your absorption

  Are you eating healthy whole foods with lots of vegetables and still feeling low in energy? Supplementing with multi-vitamins and other nutrients yet still symptomatic? If you are not feeling any healthier despite your efforts, the reason could be that nutrients aren’t being properly absorbed by your body. There are a few factors that […]

Depression and Homeopathy

For this week’s post we have an article by Joelle Smaniotto-Gorton. Joelle is a classical Homeopath, and who has changed the lives of so many with her approach. One client stated that “it was like a switch went off and I was able to move forward”. Joelle is an inspiration to all who meet her and we […]

Essential oils – should I take them internally?

As a medical herbalist, the thought of taking essential oils internally scares me somewhat!  I must admit I have not spent a lot of time studying essential oils, but from what I have learnt Essential oils are a complex compound, they are 100% more potent than a herbal tincture, and for me the very nature […]

Protect yourself this winter!

Are you ready for the onslaught of winter bugs? While there is no “cure” for the common cold, there are things we can do to boost our immunity throughout the winter to minimise our risk for not only getting a cold but limiting the duration if we happen to succumb. Eat a good range of […]