The Ins and Outs of Ayurveda

A friend travelled through the south of India many years ago and returned from that trip an advocate and supporter of Ayurvedic medicine. But what is Ayurvedic Medicine and how and where did it originate and then evolve? Over the past 10 years we…

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…

Soothing Your Back Pain Naturally

You bet. It hurts and it hurts a lot! One little twinge or one wrong twist or turn can really leave you feeling lousy, and there is nothing worse than living with incessant and relentless back pain. It wears you down and robs you…

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…

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…

Perfect Natural Products for You

Here at A Natural Self we understand the changing retail market and the impact of the internet upon the shopping habits and approaches of the wider community. The current downturn in the non-online retail market is a taste of things to come. Consumers are…

How to Manage Hepatitis C with Natural Products

Occasionally I come across an individual who suffers from Hepatitis C. This viral condition attacks the liver and slowly degrades and erodes this major organ and its performance. Today I want to suggest some natural health strategies that may help those who live with…

Soothing Shingles with Natural Remedies

Shingles can erupt at any time and can play havoc with your health. My experience with patients suggests that shingles often re-activates at times of stress and anxiety. Are you experiencing shingles and are you experiencing a sense of being unwell or rundown and…

How You Make Naturopathy Work for You

So often, individuals come into the naturopathy clinic and ask about natural health. They come in to the clinical environment and they often assume that the way I will treat them is just an alternative health version of traditional western medicine. But is it?…