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 […]

Remembering the past

It would have been my grandfather’s 100th birthday this week, and although he wasn’t a New Zealander (he was British) he fought in world war two and had many stories to tell, mostly of the places he got to visit, the close calls he had and the comrade of his fellow soldiers. It always amazes me what […]

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 […]

Cooking Oils – What do I purchase?

There are so many to choose from now day’s, and it gets so confusing with what to purchase. Rice oil, Sunflower oil, Olive oil, Coconut oil, Canola oil, Linseed oil… the list goes on.  Heat this one, don’t heat that one, only have this with that, don’t use that, have more of this one… Arrggh! […]

Margarine vs butter: Which is healthier?

Taking a close look at butter and margarine, which is more likely to elevate our physical risk for disease? Butter Butter has a rich history dating back at least 4,000 years, cherished for it’s many benefits including boosting immunity and supplying nourishment in times of need (Douma, 2008). How is it made? Butter is made […]


That eggie gooey goodness…  I love the versatility of eggs, just thinking of the many ways you can eat em is just delicious!  Scramble em, boil em, poach em, and if you are brave, eat em raw… You can virtually make any texture from these wee beauty’s from soft creamy scrambled yum to firm baked […]

Fat, fatigued, and stressed!

Maybe this is you? You can’t seem to lose the weight. You’re tired all the time no matter how much sleep you get, and you feel like you can’t seem to get on top of all the things you have to do. For many women from their late 30’s onwards, “fat, fatigued and overly stressed” […]

Endometriosis Awareness month

Hello March!  Well for us in the southern hemisphere it’s the beginning of Autumn the season of change and I am looking forward to the crunching of the leaves under my feet and those beautiful autumn mornings.  Another thing that is happening in March is it’s International Endometriosis month (http://www.endomarch.org/) , so in support of […]