Self care? Yeah… nah.

Self care. Two little words that have us cringing in our boots. As part of a Naturopathic Consultation I always ask, ‘what you do for yourself?’ The answer is usually somewhere along the lines of, ‘I try to walk a couple of times a week,’ or, ‘there’s a class I’ve been aiming to get to,’…

Feeling Blah.

I don’t mind admitting that this morning I woke up feeling blah. I was tired and I was achy. Every joint in my body hurt and if I could have rolled over in bed and forgot the world for just a day, I probably would have. But, as the mum of two beautiful kids, I…

Gold stars for Thermo!

Your two weeks of Thermo is done and dusted! Woot woot! Here’s what happens next. First you get a gold star from me. It takes dedication to your health to take the goodies I send you home with. You might laugh at this, but they’re really more effective in your system than on your bench…

The Thermophase Folly

So… funny story! Last Monday morning my first booking was a client and friend who we’ll call ‘Mrs M.’ We did her consult and I said to her, ‘You really need Thermophase Detox Essentials, but I’m all out.’ Then I thought for a minute and added, ‘Actually, you can have mine. I ordered myself some…

Sleep is for the weak…

Last night was an adventure in our house. Firstly, our little man couldn’t get to sleep. Then our daughter traipsed down the hall and joined us in bed. Then she started coughing and I got up and popped our diffuser on. She went back to sleep and our little man woke up all congested wanting…

Sneeze, scratch, sniff, poop…

Do you suffer from an allergy? Well, you’re not alone! Did you know that more than 20% of the population in industrialised countries suffer from food allergy or intolerance? Wow. And yet, I bet you could tell me about a friend, family member or child that you know of, or even yourself, that is allergic…

Oops… who knew?

Go and have a quick look in your laundry cupboard. Make a note of what’s in it. Then go and do the same for under your kitchen sink. If it looks anything like mine used to, there will probably be some window cleaner, maybe some antibacterial spray, some carpet stain remover… gee, I don’t know…

The poo in you.

This morning on our way to school, our conversation went like this… Me: What’s on at school today? 7 yr old: I hope we do art. 4 yr old: What are you doing today mummy? Are you going to miss us? Me: I am.  I’m going to see a couple of clients and then write…

St. John and his Wort.

You’ll be relieved to hear that ‘wort’ is an old name for a common flower or herb… and so no, St John is not being remembered for a skin growth! So how did St. John get his own wort? June the 24th is celebrated as the birthday for John the Baptist, the same day that…

The Anxiety that we need.

Anxiety! Just the word can make you feel uneasy. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t suffer from anxiety at some time or another. But why? Why do we need what often feels like a curse? As it turns out, it’s essential and necessary for survival. In fact, it’s a learned trait from our great, great,…