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….

Staying grounded with your natural therapies routine

You know how it is. You start off so keen. Full of ambition, anticipation for change, the wish and want for better health and the move towards a physical and emotional life that involves more energy, more health, the use of natural remedies and…

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…

H is for Herbs

Every so often I like to focus on a novel way of introducing clients and blog readers to herbs. Some time ago I devised a method that is fun, interesting and rather systematic. It’s about educating the wider public and readership about herbs and it…

Allergy Alert – Caring for your Ears

Your ears are like delicate shells. Have you ever seen a medical diagram of the ear and its conch like structure and filigree like bones? The ear operates just like a finely tuned musical instrument that has been carved by a master instruments craftsman…

Another Look at Skin Conditions

There is a plethora of information about adolescent skin conditions on the internet. Today I wanted to contribute to this discussion by proposing a natural health alternative to allopathic prescription medications that are readily prescribed to still-developing teens and young adults. If you have…

Homeopathics and Natural Remedies

Homeopathy / Relaxation Today I wanted to make another mention of the wonderful attributes of Homeopathics. This often overlooked and subtle form of natural remedy is astoundingly powerful and accurate and treats the client with a gentle and longstanding process that aims to strengthen…

Medicinals as Gift Ideas

The Global Financial Crisis has given all of us time to pause and reflect. The financial and real estate boom of the early part of the Millennium is over, and the world is now in a state for comparative fiscal contraction. Anyone who runs…