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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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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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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What’s the Difference Between Wheat and Gluten?

This isn’t a question that clients usually ask me. It’s a question I usually ask them– “do you understand the difference between wheat and gluten?”. Clarifying this is so important as we all seek to understand how our food choices affect our health- everything from our digestion through to our mood.   While there is … Continued

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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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