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…

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…

The Emerging Epidemics of Childhood

Rather than a time of innocence and happiness, childhood has for many become a difficult health battle. Soaring rates of obesity, allergies, neurodevelopmental disorders and learning issues have Practitioners, parents and teachers all struggling to cope. Like the canaries in the coal mines, our…

The Statin Story

Elderly people are more likely to be medicated with CoQ10 depleting medications. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (i.e. statins) are widely used to manage elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. While effective at inhibiting hepatic cholesterol synthesis, statin medications may also inhibit endogenous CoQ10 production due to…

Maintaining the skin function by addressing the physical structure of the skin and its qualities

The two components of corneum and corneocytes work together in maintaining skin function. Corneocytes not only provide physical structure, but also produce natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) which attract and retain water in the stratum corneum. Where there is damage to the lipid-rich extracellular domain…

Facts about the skin and it’s importance

Skin is the largest organ of the human body, with a total surface area between 1.5 to 2m2. Each cubic centimeter of skin is home to approximately one million bacteria. Maintaining microbial balance is therefore crucial not only for healthy skin, but also for…

Nourishing the Skin from the Inside Out. Nutrition to compliment the skin

Zinc and essential fatty acids are two integral nutrients which play a fundamental role in maintaining the integrity of the ‘bricks and mortar’ of the skin, respectively. Zinc, as a vital component of the zinc finger transcription factor Slug, plays a pivotal role in…