Family Health

One of the things I’m most passionate about is instilling good health values in our children, ensuring their future health is built on strong foundations. We all want our kids to be as happy, healthy and bright as possible – and if the whole family can benefit, even better! Children are complex little individuals and, just like adults, require patience and understanding when managing their health. Common conditions that respond very well to natural medicine (even in babies) include reflux, stomach upsets, recurrent infections, skin inflammation, concentration and behavioural problems.

Sicklet, stay at home.

I published a version of this post a couple of years ago, but it warrants a rerun; as it's snot-ridden, cough-laden cold and flu season. Again! And I'm seeing the same thing now as I did then. It's seasonal, I suppose. ***** This time of year results in a lot of the...

A force to be reckoned with

One of the key principles underpinning naturopathic practice is that of vital force. Vitality. Life force. The energy within us that powers life, propels us forward, maintains health, fights illness and facilitates healing. AKA... Qi. Prana. Blood. Breath. Life. I had...

Honouring Feelings

Feelings, I have many. As I'm sure you do too. How each of us expresses our feelings, however, can differ remarkably. What about babies, toddlers and children? Little humans who are still relatively new to the world, muddling their way through their relationships,...

Oh baby, those teeth HURT!

I think we can all agree that teething blows. Nobody enjoys it. Not baby. Not Mum or Dad. Not siblings. Nobody. It's rough. Some babies start cutting teeth very early in the game, but for most the process usually begins around 6 months. Some babies, it must be said,...

Why breakfast matters

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? It's definitely in the top three. Eating something in the morning provides fuel for your activity in the early part of the day. Breakfast plays an important role in both blood sugar regulation and metabolic...

Real Food

I did a wonderful thing on the weekend. It was a real treat and I wish you all could have been there. On Saturday I went to Town Hall and sat in on the Real Food Forum. US farmer, lecturer, author and all-round-excellent-individual Joel Salatin was the feature act. He...