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.

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Microbiome: Tending Your Bacterial Garden

Bacteria- we’re made of them! Well, not completely of course, but more than you might think. Approximately 2kg of our weight is made up of microbial organisms. For every human cell in our body, there is a bacterial cell. There are over 1000 species of bacteria in the gut alone! Not only are there more … Continued

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Menopause and Peri-menopause: More Than Just Hot Flushing!

In this world of over-sharing and information overload, it never fails to amaze me how much people don’t know about the natural process of menopausal change. Most people know about hot flushes, and may even expect them, but this is not the only symptom associated with menopause, nor is it inevitable!   Before menopause (defined … Continued

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Antibiotic Resistance: What Can We Do?

If you cut yourself and it becomes infected, no worries, there are drugs for that, right? If you get a chest infection, no worries, there are drugs for that too, right? Hmmm. It might be time to re-think our mindset around infections and our ability to treat them.   Bugs are getting smarter, and the … Continued

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Hormone Disruptors

Hormone Disruptors: Tipping a Delicate Balance

Our hormones exist in our body in a delicate state of balance and flow. The intelligence of our body to know how to secrete which hormone and when is an amazing and beautiful thing! Unfortunately, there are an alarming number of chemicals in our environment that are known to disrupt this balance, with a wide … Continued

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Depression & Inflammation: Cause or Effect?

There is no question that depression is big in Aotearoa and worldwide. In New Zealand 1 in 5 women will experience it and 1 in 8 men. As natural health practitioners, there are many ways of understanding depression, and many ways to support people experiencing it. Looking at diet and nutrition is always important, as … Continued

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Being Vegetarian; benefits and cautions of a plant-based diet

Vegetarianism – it’s on the rise again! As more people become aware of the benefits of a plant-based diet, and open their eyes to some of the impacts of large-scale meat production, many want to adopt a vegetarian or semi-vegetarian diet. Almost everyone can be healthier by choosing more vegetables in their daily diet, but … Continued

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Kid’s Kai Time! How to Cater for Food Intolerances

Our children can be picky eaters at the best of times! If you have identified some problem foods that need to be removed from their diet for awhile, you’ll need some tips and strategies.   Remember you’re not the first parent to face this, and many savvy parents before you have paved the way with … Continued

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Immune Support: 3 Top Tips for Protection & Prevention

Narrowing down immune support to a top 3 might sound simplistic, but in our clinic we see the fruits of these simple measures all the time. If you are someone who gets sick a lot, or can’t shake things quite as easily as you’d like, don’t just assume it’s the way it has to be … Continued

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The Role of Staphylococcus aureus in Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

While there is some debate as to whether more children have eczema these days, it certainly seems that this is true. As natural health practitioners it is one of the most common reasons for children being brought into the clinic. Previously we have discussed the possible underlying factors which may contribute to the development of … Continued

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Case Study: Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

This recent case study from my clinic outlines the immense progress made by an eleven year old girl who had been having recurrent urinary tract infections. She came to my clinic because she and her mother were hoping there would be a better solution than the monthly rounds of antibiotics that Ella* had been taking … Continued

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Heavy Metals & Environmental Toxins: Roadblocks on the Path to Health

It is astonishing to realise how cavalier us humans are with our most precious asset, our health. The health of our planet and the health of our human populations are completely dependent upon one another, and yet we have spent many years continuing to load heavy metals and harmful chemicals onto our crops, into our … Continued

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3 Surprising Weight Loss Ideas: Easy, Healthy & Holistic

Weight is a complex issue. There are so many factors that contribute to our ability to lose weight, our tendency to gain weight, and our capacity for maintaining a healthy weight. There is so much to be read on this subject, but I just wanted to highlight a few little factors you may not be … Continued

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