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]…

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…

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…

Traditional Chinese Medicine, Weight and You

It’s time once again to revisit the topic of Chinese Medicine. This age old system of medical practice has been in operation for thousands of years in Asia and has made its way into the alternative and natural therapy profession in Australia over the…

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…

Immunisation and Natural Health

The debate rages on. Every new parent in the Western world is faced with a choice early on. Do I immunise my baby or not? And ultimately, the choice is that of the parents and needs to be made from an informed position that…

Animals – the Ultimate Natural Remedy!

Animals can do so much for natural health and healing and many individuals and also health practitioners – both mainstream and alternative – have eschewed the benefits of animals when it comes to helping people get well. You only have to think of an…