Our New Naturopathic Clinic Premises

The other day I spoke to several people about change and dynamism. I explained that change and rolling with it, are in fact a part of the universal order of things, and that learning to accept change and embrace it can be hard but…

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…

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…

Wet Weather and your Skin

“Here comes the rain again….”  Some of you oldies might remember Annie Lennox singing the old Eurythmics song. Or maybe you think of young Johnny Farnham singing “Raindrops keep falling o my head.”  If you’re of an even older generation no doubt you will…

New, New, New at A Natural Self

The past few days I’ve been talking with you a great deal about change and dynamism in health and in life. It also relates to business too. In fact if we look after our bodies and health in a vital and dynamic way, this…

It’s all in the Mind: Memory and Natural Products

A good mind goes a long way in life. And while the playing field is not necessarily level in this regard – as is the case with most human attributes – there is a lot we can do to improve our brain power and…