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Stress, Adrenal Fatigue and Health

By | 2017-01-09T12:44:41+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Articles|

By Karen McElroy Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Mind-Body Counsellor Modern life for many of us is fraught with constant low grade stress. Even being available and switched ‘on’ 24/7 can often give us a feeling of mild stress. We are always anticipating the next thing to do in our ‘inbox’ or the next stress to

Natural Support for Optimal Fertility

By | 2017-01-09T13:09:24+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Articles, Pregnancy|

By Karen McElroy, Naturopath As holistic health practitioners we often talk to couples about the need for ‘preconception care’ – which is all about getting as healthy as possible prior to conceiving. Research has now confirmed the importance of making healthy changes to diet and lifestyle in the months leading up to pregnancy, not just

Prevention is the best medicine!

By | 2017-01-16T13:01:14+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Articles, Healthy Living|

By Karen McElroy Naturopath & Medical Herbalist The traditional medical establishment often defines health as simply the absence of disease. However there are so many layers to wellness and health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in 1946, stating that health is "a state of complete physical, mental, and social

Vitamin D – A different sun smart message!

By | 2017-01-16T16:59:12+00:00 July 25th, 2014|Articles, Healthy Living|

By Karen McElroy BA, BHSci (Nat), MNHAA Naturopath, Nutritionist & Medical Herbalist There has been lots of attention given to vitamin D lately – with major research pointing to vitamin D deficiency and its role in a host of disorders including cancer, infertility, MS and even obesity. For many years we have been aware of

Why Cod Liver Oil?

By | 2017-01-16T17:01:57+00:00 June 5th, 2014|Articles, Gut Health, Healthy Living|

Why Cod Liver Oil? By Karen McElroy Everyone knows the benefits of fish oil supplements these days. Indeed the omega 3 fats are very important for health and often quite deficient in our diet. We no longer consume as much seafood and much of our meat supplies are grain fed or factory farmed. While we