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Effective Natural Remedies for Dry Sinuses

Effective Natural Remedies for Dry Sinuses

For people who suffer from Hay Fever or Allergic Rhinitis, summer can turn into a nightmare. If you suffer from a pollen allergy you’ll know all about what a dry, itchy nose feels like. Here’s some effective natural remedies for dry sinuses.  Continue reading »

Creating a Healthier Family


If you or your children are spending lots of time sitting, you are all at risk of becoming a “couch potato”.  Nearly one in three kiwis is overweight – including children.  Weight gain occurs when the energy consumed (food) is more than the energy that is used (exercise). Continue reading »

Optimum nutrition – how to eat the rainbow


Every day there’s a new report of yet another study telling us what we should or shouldn’t eat. With so many conflicting ideas working out the optimum nutrition for you and your family can be downright confusing! Continue reading »

All about Gut Dysbiosis

gut, stomach

Over 2000 years ago, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said ‘All disease begins in the gut’. This is as true today as it was then. When our digestion is less than optimal it can cause all manner of discomfort and suffering. Read on to find out more about Gut Dysbiosis.  Continue reading »

Nutrition guidelines for preconception and healthy pregnancy

Nutrition guidelines for preconception and heathy pregnancy

For many women, preconception nutrition is not considered unless they have a related health issue or are consciously planning for a healthy pregnancy.    Once pregnant, focus is altered to planning for arrival of baby, so post-conception nutrition can be an afterthought, yet remains vitally important throughout pregnancy. Continue reading »

Be prepared and get your family through winter illnesses


The autumn sun is still caressing us with its warming rays but the chill in the early mornings and the nights lets us know that winter is on its way. With it comes winter bugs and viruses that seem to be everywhere – especially in places like buses, trains, day-care centres, schools or offices. So it’s time to think about stocking up on tissues to be ready for the first winter cold? Well, maybe you won’t need to prepare yourself quite like this! The trick is to boost the immune system of you  and your loved ones to help increase the body’s resistance to infection and to improve recuperation. Continue reading »

Hair loss in women


A common complaint we hear in the naturopathic clinic is hair loss. Do you think that hair loss is a condition that only affects older men or a few women as they hit menopause? Think again. Continue reading »

Burn out


Hotels and restaurants, and education lead the field in burn-out. One in ten workers suffer from burn-out. In the hotel and restaurant sector the proportion of people suffering from burn-out has increased substantially. Continue reading »

Weight management and diets


Many people are desperate to lose weight to look “hot”, and some actually even want to become healthier! It is unfortunate that we live in an age where it is all about appearances – and it is this reason I believe that many are desperate to lose weight fast, at just about any cost. Liposuction clinics are the extreme end of weight loss, but are getting to be surprisingly more common and acceptable in society. Continue reading »

Great reasons to lose weight


If you know that you are overweight, there are some great reasons to consider losing weight.  Continue reading »

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