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Walking the Copper Wire, a Fine Balance

Like most metals, we know what copper looks like, but most of us have very little understanding of what it does in our bodies. Our bodies exist in a state of dynamic balance all the time, and the balance of copper is a particularly fine one. Too much isn’t good. Too little isn’t good either! … Continued

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Fertility Focus Part 2: Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrients for Optimal Fertility

The beauty of natural approaches to enhancing fertility is that the steps you take to encourage conception also have the potential to improve your pregnancy, your child’s birth, a mother’s ability to breastfeed, the health of your baby and of yourselves. In Part 1 we looked at all the many ways couples can enhance their … Continued

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Iodine- A Salty Story

Iodised salt is one of the most common ‘fortified foods’ that we consume, and one of the main ways people get their daily iodine. But why was it added in the first place? What does iodine do? What about using sea salt and rock salt? And why is New Zealand facing another emergence of iodine … Continued

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Fertility Focus part 1: Natural Approaches to Making Healthy Babies

  Are there some magic tricks to getting pregnant?   A client asked me this via text last week, and I had to tell her- Yes, there are HEAPS! Come in and let’s talk about it. It’s a BIG conversation.   There are multitude of small and large things couples can do to increase their … Continued

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Are Chemicals Making You Fat? Facts About Obesogens

Obesogens: chemicals which can increase your chances of obesity. If you’re wondering why you can’t shift that weight, here is another piece of the puzzle. It’s not just what you put in your mouth or how much you move your body, it also could be the chemicals in your environment, or even the ones your … Continued

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Making Sense of Salicylates

If dried fruits make you itchy, berries make you wheezy, or tomatoes hurt your tummy, you could be sensitive to salicylates.   Salicylic acid is a naturally occurring compound found in many plants and foods, and has been synthesised also to be used as an ingredient in medicines (most notably aspirin), shampoos, personal care products, … Continued

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What the FODMAP?

FODMAP– you’re either completely bewildered by this word or you know that its an acronym for a group of food compounds that commonly trigger digestive discomfort. For many people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a low FODMAP diet can provide huge relief.   FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These compounds are … Continued

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2018: This Year Will Be Different! Setting Intentions for Change

As the new year gets underway, many of you will be thinking about how to set a new course for this next trip around the sun. The cyclic rhythm of our planetary bodies allows us a time to pause at this new year threshold and reflect on changes we would like to make for our … Continued

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Christmas: Frazzled, Fatigued, or Feeling Fabulous?

Even the most calm and organised person can feel the frazzle of the dazzle in the lead up to Christmas. There are more things to do, more social engagements, more farewells, more family, more of everything in fact! Everything except time and space perhaps, and the extra energy needed to accomplish the tasks at hand. … Continued

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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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