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 Approach Muscle Pain

You can treat your muscle pain with natural products and this is how you do it! No pain, no gain…or so they say. If you go to the gym, you may know the discomfort of working out. I have a number of friends who…

H is for Herbs

Every so often I like to focus on a novel way of introducing clients and blog readers to herbs. Some time ago I devised a method that is fun, interesting and rather systematic. It’s about educating the wider public and readership about herbs and it…

Mothering – A Personal Natural Health Story

One of the most important roles any woman can play is that of a mother. In fact, it is not really a role. It’s an instinct, a way of life, a sensibility and a lifelong experience that alters the way we think, the way…

Post Natal Blues And What You Can Do

Post-Natal Depression is a serious condition that can debilitate both a mother and child in the early or even later phases of parenting. It can consume a mother and render her incapable of self-care and maternal care for a newborn or for an infant…

The role of herbs in blood sugar imbalance

Herbs that improve insulin signaling arepomoeabatatas (Caiapo), Cinnamomum cassia (Cinnamon) and Panax ginseng (Korean ginseng). They help to manage blood sugar imbalances associated with fatigue, mood symptoms and sugar cravings. A recent study has shown that consuming 3 g of cinnamon daily reduces postprandial…

The benefits of Chinese herbs for menopausal symptoms

An explanation of the effect of herbs on menopausal symptoms

Are heavy periods a pain? Focusing on the bigger picture for lasting results

The effect of weight, blood stagnation, toxins, stress, liver and gut on uterine fibroids, endometriosis and/or polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Anti-inflammatory herbs and vitamins for immune imbalance

Polypodium and Vitamin D Regulate Th1 Autoimmunity Th1 Balance is a formula which combines the South American herb polypodium, a potent natural inhibitor of Th1 cytokines, with vitamin D, to regulate the drive of Th1 cell-mediated immunity. Vitamin D is essential to regulate over…