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In the clinic, I see many clients with thyroid issues - and in my opinion, thyroid problems are becoming more and more common.  I also have found that it can take a long time for a thyroid problem to be diagnosed - with many people experiencing thyroid symptoms for months, […]

Your Thyroid


With cold & flu season well and truly approaching, have you thought about steps you can take to help prevent infections occurring in the first place?   As the old saying used to go - ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’!   Here are a few […]

Supporting The Immune System Naturally


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Pre-packaged cereals are the standard breakfast for most people, however they really are not the best choice for a nutritious start to the day, despite the slick advertising.   Often filled with sugar and highly processed, a packaged breakfast cereal may give you an initial energy boost, followed by a […]

8 Healthy Breakfast Ideas



Fish oils contain a special type of healthy fat, called Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s).  Of particular benefit are two compounds called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and these are found in abundance in oily varieties of fish.   Omega 3 fatty acids have been quite extensively […]

What’s So Great About Fish Oil?


A First Aid Kit is a necessary part of any home or workplace, however if you are looking to reduce your exposure to chemicals, then consider putting together a natural kit using these suggestions.  If you are sourcing your herbal first aid kit supplies from a chemist or health food store, look […]

A Herbal First Aid Kit


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National Herbal Medicine Week 16th - 22nd September 2013   Herbal Medicine was used here in Australia by the Indigenous population, as well as in Ancient Egypt, China, India, the Arab world, Europe, Britain, Greece and Rome.  Many of the plants used by these early healers are still used today […]

Herbal Medicine: 10 Facts (National Herbal Medicine Week 2013)



You may have noticed over the last year or two that the supermarkets and vegetable stores now occasionally stock a rather funny-looking thing that looks like it might be the offspring of a lettuce that dallied with a cabbage.  This rather wonderful vegetable is kale, and it is extremely versatile […]

Grow Your Own Kale (Brassica oleracea)


Maintaining a well-functioning digestive system is one of the most important things you can do to improve your overall health.  The digestive system can be regarded as the ‘cornerstone’ on which all other organ systems in the body rely - without digestion and absorption of the nutrients we need, and […]

Healthy Digestion


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Garlic is a very easy plant to grow.  It is a great one to try if you are new to gardening, as it has big, easy-to-handle seeds (the cloves), doesn’t take up a lot of space, and is tolerant of a bit of neglect!  There is nothing like the taste […]

Growing Garlic



We’ve all had them – that overwhelming, all-consuming need for a Mars Bar RIGHT NOW!  They are capable of derailing the most saintly of dietary intentions (usually at around 3pm!).   The good news is there are things you can do to help reduce cravings for sugar and get your balance back: […]

Beat Sugar Cravings! 10 Tips For Getting The Better Of ...