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…

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…

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?…

Natural Product Focus – Cranberry

If you are female, you will likely have experienced the unbearable and upsetting discomfort that accompanies urinary tract infections. You feel agitated and stressed, with a constant pressure on the bladder or a sense of needing to pass urine frequently. And when you do…

Autumn and the Common Cold

Here in Australia we are about to head into the autumnal season. The weather is starting to cool and the long, hot and hazy days of summer are over. The mornings are a little chillier and the threat of bushfire has subsided. The Antarctic…

Your Carbohydrate Consumption

We all need carbohydrates. They are as important as the air we breathe and the water we drink. They are as important as protein and vitamins and minerals. But in today’s western world they have earned themselves a really bad name. Is this fair?…

Fresh Juicing and Detoxification

Thirty years ago it was almost impossible to find a fresh juice bar or even a home juicer to purchase from a department or appliance store. Thankfully today, the scenario is very different. Juicing is a wonderful way to encourage your natural health, enrich…

Natural Health, the Earth and You

The world is in crisis. We all know it. While there are numerous sceptics, many now sensibly believe the earth is in danger of severe problems with pollution, overcrowding and global warming hitting fever pitch. Australia and every other country is impacted. Every day…

Ageing Gracefully

It is possible. I’m both a woman and a naturopath and I know the pressures placed upon women in the western world to stay youthful and healthy. The pressure is constantly there to thwart the ageing process and look good. If you are a…