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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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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Breastfeeding: Common Foods to Upset Baby’s Digestion

Many a breastfeeding mother has asked herself: “Could what I’m eating be affecting my baby’s digestion?”. The answer, quite simply is YES.   New-born babies have sensitive digestive systems that take time to mature and strengthen. Some babies will of course be more reactive than others, and more prone to digestive upsets of all kinds. … Continued

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