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.

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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Medicine in a Cup: Herbal Teas That Really Work for Winter Wellness

Who doesn’t love a good old lemon and honey drink when they’re under the weather? We know that lemons have antiviral properties and honey has antimicrobial and soothing properties for throats and chests. The humble cuppa can indeed be the very best support for winter ailments, especially when prepared medicinally.   Herbal teas are transformed … Continued

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Autumn Immunity: Breaking Down Bacterial Biofilms

  If you think a ‘biofilm’ is a nature documentary, think again! Biofilms are one of the reasons why bacterial infections can be so stubborn and hard to treat, and you NEED to know about them.   We have bacteria everywhere. By now we’re quite familiar with the concept that not all bacteria are ‘bad’ … Continued

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Autumn Immunity: Get Ready with Selenium

  As the mornings and evenings start to get that cooler autumnal feel, we start to remember the vulnerability of our bodies and think about shoring up our systems for the winter to come. The most basic foundation for our immune system are our minerals.   We have already covered some of the other major … Continued

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Don’t Do Dairy?: 5 Great Reasons Why Not

  I’m writing from a land of cows. A land of dairy farms. A land economically, culturally and emotionally invested in the wonder-food of cow’s milk and it’s mythical promise of glowing good health. Milk, cheese, icecream, yoghurt…these are all wholesome foods right? Maybe the picture isn’t so rosy, at least not for everyone. There … Continued

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The Power of Progesterone

We are kicking off 2019 with some focused articles on hormones, because so many people feel like their hormones aren’t in harmony. You might be one of them.   To start with, let’s talk about the power of progesterone.   To understand progesterone, look at its name: Pro = for, Gestation = pregnancy. Progesterone supports … Continued

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The Good, the Bad, the Berry: Berrylicious Facts for Summer

In our garden right now, raspberry canes are abundantly dripping their soft red offerings, blackcurrants are shiningly dark and ready for harvest, and blueberries are slowly plumping up and turning a powdery blue. On our breakfast this morning we had strawberries and raspberries picked fresh. Yep, it’s summer, and yep, it’s heaven! Berries: Strawberries, Blackberries, … Continued

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Natural Relief for Stress & Anxiety: Six Top Tips

If you feel like you’re juggling too many balls right now, you’re not alone. I have talked to so many people in the last few days who seem to have a ridiculous amount of stuff happening! It’s not just the end-of-year, work, school, Christmas organising and holiday planning, although that would be enough. It’s the … Continued

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Natural Approaches to Seasonal Allergies

If you are one of the 15-25% of people in New Zealand or Australia that suffer from hay fever, you’ll either be in the midst of itchy season or waiting apprehensively for the first drippy nose to begin.   Spring and Summer are typically the worst seasons for hay fever sufferers, although some people find … Continued

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Is Wine Making You Wince? It Could Be HISTAMINE

At this time of year, histamine springs to mind quite often, especially for those suffering with hay fever and seasonal allergies. While histamine is well-known for causing itching, sneezing and scratching, it can also be responsible for a host of other effects in the body. If you have digestive upsets, multiple food intolerances or migraines, … Continued

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Staying Strong This Summer: Iron

When you hear the word IRON do you think of an iron bar? Strong and unbreakable and undeniable? Or if the Beef and Lamb marketing campaigns have been successful, maybe you’ll think of a juicy plump piece of steak. I’d like today to talk about both of these images: the iron bar and the steak, … Continued

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Is SIBO Driving Your IBS?

There is a growing awareness among naturopathic and medical experts alike that many people presenting with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) have a bacterial imbalance in their digestive tract known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). It is thought that approximately 50% of people with IBS have SIBO.   What is SIBO? We all know now … Continued

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