Our blog is packed with professional advice from our team of natural health specialists. It will provide you with valuable information on wellness, nutrition and family health. Our valuable experience will help you and your family live healthier and happier lives.

A shot of 2 Chia seed pudding with berries

Chia : A Different Christmas Pudding!

I vividly remember the first time I tried a Chia Pudding. We were in hospital after my baby daughter’s surgery and my sister was visiting from Europe. She arrived one morning with little ramekins of sweet fresh delight for our breakfast: Chia Puddings topped with fresh mango.    Hospital food is bland at best, made … Continued

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Cute baby eating a solid food, organic broccoli, cauliflower, carrot and green peas. in white kitchen.

Introducing Solids: Helping Your Baby Get The Best Start

Are you confused about what to feed your baby? And when to start?   Because we are all about nutrition, and because we work with many babies and children who show signs of reactivity, this is a guideline to suit even the most sensitive of little people as they get ready to taste the flavours … Continued

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Castor Oil Compresses: Calming Inflammation Naturally

Castor Oil Packs or Compresses are a fabulous old naturopathic remedy that can bring significant benefit to any state of pain or inflammation. They are also used for stimulating immune function and supporting detoxification.    The Castor Bean (Ricinus communes) from which the oil is pressed was used therapeutically in ancient Egypt, and Castor Oil … Continued

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Living With A Wheat Intolerance

Often consistent abdominal pain, bloating, and skin problems can point towards a wheat intolerance.  While symptoms may vary from person to person, wheat intolerances can be extremely overwhelming because so many food items contain it. Because of this, some may ignore the symptoms to avoid complicating their diet, but confirming an intolerance can lead to … Continued

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Determining If Your Child Has A Food Intolerance As Opposed To A Food Allergy

A child suddenly experiencing shortness of breath or asphyxiation after a meal can be a parent’s worst nightmare and leave many feeling hopeless when dealing with the aftermath. Trying to determine what your child is sensitive to can also be challenging. A severe attack is often the only time food allergies or intolerances are diagnosed. … Continued

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Hair Testing for Babies 

  September is the month with the highest birth rate in New Zealand, with October not far behind. Other countries share this statistic- Australia, North America, the United Kingdom, Mexico, the list goes on! 9 months after all those Christmas and New Year’s festivities, babies pop into the world more than any other time of … Continued

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How to Dine Out with a Food Allergy

Suspecting that you have a food allergy can be concerning as it can impact your entire lifestyle. Moreover, it can be harder to manage if you are not sure what it is that is making your body go into distress mode. Although the first step to confirming your allergy is by taking a test for … Continued

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Allergy Watch: Your Teen And Nuts

You are out having lunch with the whole family at a new restaurant, and you notice your teenager holding back a cough after eating a meal with nuts, but suspect nothing too serious. At a teen’s soccer game, you see your child wheezing after a snack break but don’t make much of it. These might … Continued

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Five Benefits Of Getting booked For Hair Testing In NZ

With the transition into spring already underway, many Kiwis are reacting to the seasonal changes in food, the air outside and the plants that are growing. Often this can bring with it unpleasant symptoms such as itchy and watery eyes, a stuffy or blocked nose, as well as headaches and discomfort.  However, how do you … Continued

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Childhood Constipation: 10 Natural Ways to Get Little Bowels Moving

    If your child has been having a hard time having a poo, you’ll probably be concerned, and rightly so. For some children its just super hard to push the poo out, it hurts! I remember as a pre-schooler having an acute fear of the potty when I was constipated, the whole experience seemed … Continued

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Vitamin D: Why It Might Be Top-Up Time!

  Vitamin D is truly our sunshine vitamin. When sunlight hits our bare skin our bodies’ start to make Vitamin D. Its our own human kind of photosynthesis, making an essential something just from pure sunlight. But what if we haven’t had a dose of sunshine in a while? Living in the more southern regions … Continued

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Allergen foods such as almonds, milk, pistachios, tomato, lemon, kiwi, trout, strawberry, bread, sesame seeds, eggs, peanuts and bean on wooden plate.

Help! I’m Sure I’m Reacting to Something I’m Eating!

Are you positive you’re reacting to something in your diet but can’t quite work it out? If so then this article is for you!   Have you seen your child’s eczema flare up after certain foods, yet they have been tested for allergies at the doctor and nothing has come up? This article is for … Continued

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