A shot of 2 Chia seed pudding with berries

Chia : A Different Christmas Pudding!

I vividly remember the first time I tried a Chia Pudding. We were in hospital after my baby daughter’s surgery and my sister was visiting from Europe. She arrived one morning with little ramekins of sweet fresh delight for our breakfast: Chia Puddings topped with fresh mango.    Hospital food is bland at best, made … Continued

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Cute baby eating a solid food, organic broccoli, cauliflower, carrot and green peas. in white kitchen.

Introducing Solids: Helping Your Baby Get The Best Start

Are you confused about what to feed your baby? And when to start?   Because we are all about nutrition, and because we work with many babies and children who show signs of reactivity, this is a guideline to suit even the most sensitive of little people as they get ready to taste the flavours … Continued

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Cute baby eating a solid food, organic broccoli, cauliflower, carrot and green peas. in white kitchen.

Introducing Solids: Helping Your Baby Get The Best Start

Are you confused about what to feed your baby? And when to start?   Because we are all about nutrition, and because we work with many babies and children who show signs of reactivity, this is a guideline to suit even the most sensitive of little people as they get ready to taste the flavours … Continued

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castor oil and fruits in white background

Castor Oil Compresses: Calming Inflammation Naturally

Castor Oil Packs or Compresses are a fabulous old naturopathic remedy that can bring significant benefit to any state of pain or inflammation. They are also used for stimulating immune function and supporting detoxification.    The Castor Bean (Ricinus communes) from which the oil is pressed was used therapeutically in ancient Egypt, and Castor Oil … Continued

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Adorable newborn child smiling and looking up at mother and holding her hands

Hair Testing for Babies 

  September is the month with the highest birth rate in New Zealand, with October not far behind. Other countries share this statistic- Australia, North America, the United Kingdom, Mexico, the list goes on! 9 months after all those Christmas and New Year’s festivities, babies pop into the world more than any other time of … Continued

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Adorable newborn child smiling and looking up at mother and holding her hands

Hair Testing for Babies 

  September is the month with the highest birth rate in New Zealand, with October not far behind. Other countries share this statistic- Australia, North America, the United Kingdom, Mexico, the list goes on! 9 months after all those Christmas and New Year’s festivities, babies pop into the world more than any other time of … Continued

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Happy young mother pushing her 2 children sitting in laundry basket at home

Childhood Constipation: 10 Natural Ways to Get Little Bowels Moving

    If your child has been having a hard time having a poo, you’ll probably be concerned, and rightly so. For some children its just super hard to push the poo out, it hurts! I remember as a pre-schooler having an acute fear of the potty when I was constipated, the whole experience seemed … Continued

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Mother and child daughter show heart from hands at sunset on beach.

Vitamin D: Why It Might Be Top-Up Time!

  Vitamin D is truly our sunshine vitamin. When sunlight hits our bare skin our bodies’ start to make Vitamin D. Its our own human kind of photosynthesis, making an essential something just from pure sunlight. But what if we haven’t had a dose of sunshine in a while? Living in the more southern regions … Continued

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Allergen foods such as almonds, milk, pistachios, tomato, lemon, kiwi, trout, strawberry, bread, sesame seeds, eggs, peanuts and bean on a wooden plate.

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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Assorted hanging Herbs on an old and vintage wooden blue background, for seasoning concept.

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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Biofilm of antibiotic resistant bacteria, rod-shaped and spherical bacteria.

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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Happy family mother and toddler outdoors in the park.

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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