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Planning to Conceive?

  Why should you get healthy BEFORE you plan to conceive a baby? For both future parents, your health in the months leading up to conception will affect your ability to fall pregnant, the quality of the pregnancy and your baby’s health for life. Conception involves both the male and female partners equally. A woman

Immune System Resilience

  The common cold is like an annoying invasion of privacy. Infective bugs multiply and swarm to plague our upper chest, throat, sinuses, nose and head. Virus’ mutate readily, and if our immune system is caught off guard, they set up camp and infect our airways which can lead to a secondary bacterial infection, such as congestion in our lungs.  ​ It’s not just about

Neck pain and headaches – What can we do about them?

Although there are many causes of headaches, issues related to the upper cervical spine, known as the upper neck, can have a role to play in certain headaches more commonly known as “tension” headaches. These headaches can originate from changes to the tone in the muscles in the upper neck such as increased muscle activity.

Nourishing Vegetable & Lentil Winter Stew

This root vegetable, artichoke, mushroom, and puy lentil stew is a great, inexpensive, low calorie, and high fibre meal that is nutrient dense, and warming for winter. Lentils are protein and fibre rich, with good levels of B vitamins, iron, and zinc. Lentils are a great medium to house many varieties of vegetables, and are

Secrets to a happy for-filling relationship

  I like to talk to my couples about their emotional bank account*.  It’s a way of explaining how happiness ebbs and flows in a relationship. When your partner’s emotional bank account is full, they are usually very happy in your relationship and with you. But when their emotional bank account is getting close to

Low back pain myths debunked

  Did you know that 80-90% of us suffer from low back pain at some point in our lives? Did you also know that even with more access to diagnostic scans, core stability exercises, injections and low back surgeries, the rate of low back pain continues to climb? So what is really going on here?

Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Soup

An immune boosting hearty soup. Great for the change of season. Ingredients 1 large sweet potato 2 carrots 1 stick celery 1 cup red lentils 2 small onions 3 large cloves of garlic 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp mixed dried herbs Several sprigs fresh lemon thyme

Designer milk – The A2 debate

What is A2 milk and do we need to drink it? There is some debate about the health benefits of A2 milk and whether A1 milk has a negative health effect. Here is some history and information about the science and business behind it… and my two cents worth about whether we need to drink

Naturopathic guide to IBS

Do you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or have some of the signs and symptoms? You may be sick and tired of having constipation day in day out, or bouts of diarrhoea or a combination. You may be feeling bloated, or have nausea and pain. Overall this condition is really affecting your zest for

Aromatic Snack Balls

This snack combines the good fats – mono and poly unsaturated fatty acids, soluble fibre to promote a healthy bowel (flaxmeal, chia seeds), antioxidants (cocoa, spices, gogi, and aromatic spices) that will help with inflammation, flatulence, and spasm of the digestive system (ginger, turmeric, fennel seeds, cinnamon). Ingredients Macadamia nuts 60g Almonds 100g Sunflower seeds 50g

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