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…

The Beauty of Holistic Balance

It’s woven into the fabric of how we live. There’s the weekday work days – the 9 to 5 load of hard yakka or office work. And then there is the weekend. Whether we like it or not, we’ve divided our lives into compartments….

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…

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…

Teenagers, Hormones and Natural Remedies

I don’t know about you, but I look back and reflect on adolescence as an incredibly confusing and difficult time. If you have teens and you are trying to navigate through the journey to adulthood with them, this blog may well help you today.[1]…

It’s all in the Mind: Memory and Natural Products

A good mind goes a long way in life. And while the playing field is not necessarily level in this regard – as is the case with most human attributes – there is a lot we can do to improve our brain power and…

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…

How to Manage Hepatitis C with Natural Products

Occasionally I come across an individual who suffers from Hepatitis C. This viral condition attacks the liver and slowly degrades and erodes this major organ and its performance. Today I want to suggest some natural health strategies that may help those who live with…

Soothing Shingles with Natural Remedies

Shingles can erupt at any time and can play havoc with your health. My experience with patients suggests that shingles often re-activates at times of stress and anxiety. Are you experiencing shingles and are you experiencing a sense of being unwell or rundown and…