Cool, Calm and Hopefully Collected

Yet again it’s time to focus on the Big S. Stress. When you are a naturopath with a large base of returning patients, you often get to see certain seasonal emotional patterns in people. I notice certain waves of behavior and changes in mood…

How to Manage Fructose Problems

There’s nothing better in summer. You are on the beach or at some exotic destination. The weather is warm and the sky is azure blue without a cloud in the sky. There’s hardly a breeze and the beautiful rays of the sun delight your…

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…

Taboo Talk – Palliative care and alternative care

Today, Dana our naturopath at A Natural Self, talks frankly about her views on palliative care and natural health products and approaches. Please be aware these are personal views shared on a blog site and are not in any way to be considered firm…

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….

Sometimes it’s the Little Things…

You wake up scratchy. Your eyes feel rough and sandpapered and your skin feels parched. You have a pounding headache and you just don’t feel up to having a shower and getting ready for work and starting the day and being in the office…

The Pain of Mastitis

Breastfeeding is a part of a mother’s wonderful journey with her baby. It begins almost immediately, with the baby learning to latch onto the breast and with the mother learning how to hold and adjust her precious new infant as it takes its first…

The Right Natural Remedies for Them Bones!

They are so important to us and yet they are so frequently overlooked. We take them for granted and assume they will just carry on with all their might and strength, supporting us through the hard times and the easy. Yes. I am talking…

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…

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…