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Toxic Chemicals in the Home

Posted in General at 18 October, 2017

Everyday household products could be killing us. Air Fresheners - ethanol, phenol, xylene and other nerve deadening products: toxic to our organs. Pesticides for termites and ants - Chlorpyriphos, has been found in homes 10 years after exposure: affects t...

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Fresh Fruit Vegies

Fruit and Vegetables as Supplements

Posted in General at 12 May, 2016

Using Fresh Fruit and Vegetables as Supplements is easy.......

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Friendship

Friends for Life

Posted in General at 28 April, 2016

I came across this lovely poem by Katie Newell on a "Friends for Life" calendar.......

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Lemons

Lemons - more than a Fruit

Posted in General at 22 August, 2015

Lemons can be used for a lot more than eating and drinking.......

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How Clean is Your Home?

Posted in General at 21 August, 2015

How clean is your home? A recent article in a Sunday newspaper highlighted the areas of most concern for harbouring germs. Surprisingly, the main offenders weren't where you may think.......

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Ginger

The Pain Killing Properties of Ginger

Posted in General at 20 August, 2015

New research is showing that using Ginger may reduce pain and inflammation. The active ingredients in ginger compounds called gingerols have a similar structure to capsaicin, the active ingredient in chilli peppers and capsicum, a known pain reliever.......

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Grapes

Grapes

Posted in General at 19 August, 2015

Grapes are easily assimilated; they are very valuable in the case of weak digestion, chronic fatigue and fevers.......

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Celery

Celery

Posted in General at 18 August, 2015

If you have been using refined foods for long periods of time you can develop arthritic symptoms with pain in the joints causing discomfort and mobility issues.......

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Garlic

Garlic

Posted in General at 18 August, 2015

The most dominant mineral of garlic is sulphur. About 80% of garlic oil is in the form of sulphur elements. They are a natural antibiotic and they promote the elimination of toxins from the lymphatic system and organs.......

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Radish

Radish

Posted in General at 16 August, 2015

This little vegetable is amazing, it is one of the richest sources of iron, calcium and sodium that we have in the vegetable kingdom. The leaves are often eaten in salads and have more calcium, phosphorus vitamin C and protein than radish itself.......

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Posted in General at 16 August, 2015

The ancient Doctors of Arabia used this fruit for the inflammation of the stomach and pains in the heart. The sweet varieties of the fruit are regarded as a good laxative, the sour varieties more as anti inflammatories.......

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Cabbage

Cabbage

Posted in General at 15 August, 2015

These days we are offered a selection of cabbages. They are wonderful as a muscle builder and cleanser. It is better eaten raw as it has high levels of Vitamin A.......

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Bitter Gourd

Bitter Gourd

Posted in General at 14 August, 2015

Bitter Gourd is a common vegetable grown all over India. It is widely known for its medicinal properties. It contains a plant insulin which has been highly beneficial in lowering blood and urine sugar levels.......

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Manganese

Posted in General at 13 August, 2015

Normal Thyroid function requires manganese because it is involved in the formation of Thyroxin, the Thyroid's most important hormone.......

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Chromium – A Mighty Mineral

Posted in General at 12 August, 2015

These days when so many of our children are testing for type 2 diabetes this mineral is very important. It has the power to slow down the cravings for sugar and to balance the blood sugar.......

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Sage

Sage - The Versatile Herb

Posted in General at 12 August, 2015

SAGE SHOULD BE AVOIDED DURING PREGNANCY AS IT COULD BRING ON A MISCARRIAGE. The Chinese have a saying "with Sage in the garden you will never die.......

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Fennel Seeds

Fennel Seeds – Help your Digestion

Posted in General at 11 August, 2015

Fennel seeds have long been used to fight hunger pangs by those on diets. They can be put into broths, or taken as a herbal tea before a meal. They help you digest the food, and prevent the forming of gases and wind in the stomach.......

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Fresh Fruit And Veges

How the Oldies Ate

Posted in General at 10 August, 2015

What was the diet our Grandparents used? To go looking for answers we have to go back into the past and look at our grandparents, evaluate how they lived, what they ate, their level of stress and the effect it had on their nervous system.......

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Foot

Athlete’s Foot

Posted in General at 09 August, 2015

This is identified by soft peeling skin between the toes, which can leave your feet clammy and smelly. It is caused by a fungal infection. Athlete's Foot is highly infectious, so do not walk around bare foot, where other people are likely to tread .......

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Parasite

Parasites

Posted in General at 08 August, 2015

A parasite by definition is an organism, which to some degree, injures its host. Injury to the host may be brought about in a wide variety of ways.......

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Rosemary

Rosemary – an Amazing Herb and So Accessible

Posted in General at 07 August, 2015

Rosemary is a wonderful herb that is used to improve memory, and with the currently high statistics of dementia, it should be a herb that is often used in our diets as a tea, or in salads. It has wonderful digestive properties.......

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Thyme – The Natural Treatment for Head Lice

Posted in General at 06 August, 2015

Mothers Miracle Thyme Head lice are a constant worry for the mothers of school age children. They can be constantly passed from one person to another, usually by direct contact. Sharing of combs, brushes, hats and pillows will also spread lice.......

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Herb Mortar Pestle

First Aid Remedies From Your Pantry

Posted in General at 05 August, 2015

With a returning interest in organic and natural foods and the knowledge that they are so good for our bodies, I thought that I would extend this awareness to a whole new level - to look at the fact that these herbs do not only nourish us but are capable ......

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Boy Jumping

My New Friend Simon

Posted in General at 05 August, 2015

One day into my clinic came a little boy and his mother who was so sick. I was trying to treat her and Simon decided he was not getting enough attention and to change this situation he thought he would ignore every request that his mother made. He pulled...

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Hands

Missionary Volunteers – The Unsung Heroes

Posted in General at 04 August, 2015

I have worked for 30 years as a Naturopath, and there are so many stories that come out of clinics. Some that are heartbreaking, some that make you laugh and others that can make you just wonder at the strength of the human spirit.......

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Lavender

Lavender – Natures Insect Repellant

Posted in General at 03 August, 2015

There are so many insect repellents on the market, that you will wonder why I include this in my blogs list.......

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Butterfly

How to Stay Young

Posted in General at 03 August, 2015

We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are! 1. Tried everything twice loved it both times! 2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down (Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches) 3.......

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Onions

Onions – Nature’s Antibiotic from the Pantry

Posted in General at 01 August, 2015

Sometimes being a Naturopath can be frustrating and rewarding at the same time. A lady rang me from a country area, she was 60 miles from the nearest town and had a baby that was screaming with sore ears. The mother had no car with her husband being away...

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