A Naturopath’s Strange Brew From Garden to Good Health By Dana Kington, A Natural Self Clinic

Many of you know my fondness for the garden. The opportunity to get out into the green and get my hands down and dirty is akin to heaven for me. And it’s my view a good naturopath has a very good understanding of the…

The Ins and Outs of Ayurveda

A friend travelled through the south of India many years ago and returned from that trip an advocate and supporter of Ayurvedic medicine. But what is Ayurvedic Medicine and how and where did it originate and then evolve? Over the past 10 years we…

Cool, Calm and Hopefully Collected

Yet again it’s time to focus on the Big S. Stress. When you are a naturopath with a large base of returning patients, you often get to see certain seasonal emotional patterns in people. I notice certain waves of behavior and changes in mood…

How to Manage Fructose Problems

There’s nothing better in summer. You are on the beach or at some exotic destination. The weather is warm and the sky is azure blue without a cloud in the sky. There’s hardly a breeze and the beautiful rays of the sun delight your…

Taboo Talk – Palliative care and alternative care

Today, Dana our naturopath at A Natural Self, talks frankly about her views on palliative care and natural health products and approaches. Please be aware these are personal views shared on a blog site and are not in any way to be considered firm…

Hair Today and Gone Tomorrow

Many men experience it. As young boys they never even dream that it will befall them. Ask kids on the soccer field or in the school line, they never imagine that the tousled shock of hair on their heads will one day be a…

Product Focus: Natural Remedies for Immunity and Allergies

You probably know the story. You’ve been working hard. You have not been sleeping too well. You have not been putting time aside for eating properly or preparing healthy meals. You’ve been buying just a few too many takeaways, and your coffee consumption has…

Ageing Gracefully

It is possible. I’m both a woman and a naturopath and I know the pressures placed upon women in the western world to stay youthful and healthy. The pressure is constantly there to thwart the ageing process and look good. If you are a…

Natural Remedies for Intestinal Parasites

The world is our oyster!  Over the past decade, as globalisation has increased and air travel has become commonplace, individuals in the west have become more exposed to various travel bug sicknesses including the contraction of intestinal parasites and problems found in third world…

Soft Tissue Injuries and Natural Product Treatments

Soft tissue injuries are a fact of life. They are particularly common amongst the ageing population and also amongst those who partake in sport. They can also afflict individuals who have not had a long track record with exercise, but who suddenly take up…