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…

Drinking and Your Pregnancy

One of the saddest experiences I have come across as a naturopath was a few years ago while working out of my private clinic. A woman patient began seeing me for a natural health overhaul. It wasn’t a normal kind of scenario with a…

Oh No…Not Cankles!

Do you even know what “cankles are?”  I heard the expression some years ago when travelling through New Zealand. A middle aged woman was backpacking through the South Island. It was her much belated “gap year” tour. And yes…I DO mean belated! She was…

Medicinal Plants and Kids

As a naturopath I am in awe and wonder at the astounding richness of nature. The beauty and miracles that are found in plants is one of the driving forces of my life. I am constantly seeking out new plants and wondering about their…

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…

Staying grounded with your natural therapies routine

You know how it is. You start off so keen. Full of ambition, anticipation for change, the wish and want for better health and the move towards a physical and emotional life that involves more energy, more health, the use of natural remedies and…

Homeopathy Revisited

Last night, a national television programme ran a detailed segment on the pros and cons of homeopathy. Is it a scam or is it a valuable and accurate mode of alternative therapy that has its place as a modality of treatment? Critics of Homeopathy…

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…

Another Look at Skin Conditions

There is a plethora of information about adolescent skin conditions on the internet. Today I wanted to contribute to this discussion by proposing a natural health alternative to allopathic prescription medications that are readily prescribed to still-developing teens and young adults. If you have…

Homeopathics and Natural Remedies

Homeopathy / Relaxation Today I wanted to make another mention of the wonderful attributes of Homeopathics. This often overlooked and subtle form of natural remedy is astoundingly powerful and accurate and treats the client with a gentle and longstanding process that aims to strengthen…