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…

Getting Out There

If you’re anything like me, you’ll understand the value of fitness. I know I harp on and on about it, but sometimes it’s worth pressing home a point to people and prospective clients and patients for one simple reason. I believe in what I…

Change and Transition in Health and in Life

Change is not a bad thing. In fact it is a necessary part of life. But we humans can find it quite difficult and often revert to stasis and rigidity as a way to cope with the complexities of the world. How many of…

When Fatigue is Chronic

Exhaustion can afflict anyone, anywhere and anytime. And normal fatigue operates as a signal or flag to your body that you are spent and need rest and recuperation. But what happens if exhaustion is simply a way of life and a state of being?…

Ritual and Real Health

Holiday times are a time of joy, festivities, celebration and fun. And for many they are also a time when natural health programmes and nutrition fall by the wayside in favour of festive food, gourmet enticements and tasty morsels that may be delectable but…

Make Travel Easier the Natural Self Way

Once upon a time the magnificent earth we inhabit was an unchartered globe of mysterious nether reaches and mystical lands. In the past eras of exploration, travel was relegated to a very select few – to the mighty wanderer and explorer who left the…

I is for Iodine

If you live in the west and you buy your salt from supermarket shelves you will have seen that many of the brands available for purchase include an additive known as Iodine. But why is it so important that it is added to one…

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…

When Detoxification Goes Too Far

The use of detoxification can be an important process that helps to clean, regulate and restore the body and its balance. It is often used by men and women as an intensive process and treatment that can clean out the system fully and alleviate…

Chemicals and Smoking

We’ve visited the topic of smoking and quitting a few times on A Natural Self’s blog. And we’ve done so because we know and believe smoking kills and is one of the most destructive and undermining habits you can partake in. It is so…