Acupuncture and pregnancy labour induction

By | 2017-01-09T13:04:00+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Articles, Pregnancy|

by Patricia Kowal, MAOM, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Practitioner Acupuncture may be used to help your baby in encouraging the process of labour induction if the baby has been slow in initiating the labour process. Midwives initially became interested in labour induction with acupuncture when they observed beneficial changes in pregnant women following acupuncture

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

Functional Testing… How it can help YOU!

By | 2017-01-16T12:57:54+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Articles, Healthy Living|

Functional Testing...! How it can help YOU!! By Luisa Harvey ND! “Food based reactions are recognised as a common and growing worldwide health problem that can be linked as a key driving mechanism behind many chronic health conditions, with effects that are often as varied and numerous as they are far-reaching to the body.” -

Prevent back pain associated with pregnancy!

By | 2017-01-16T13:15:34+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Articles, Back Health, Pregnancy|

By Alison Leitch Chiropractor Many pregnant women experience low back pain, especially during the second and third trimester. A study of 400 women found that 42.5% of women reported pain during their pregnancy. One third of women report that their back pain is so severe that it interferes with their ability to work, sleep and

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

Herbal Medicine to Support Successful Breastfeeding

By | 2017-01-16T13:04:29+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Articles, Healthy Living, Pregnancy|

By Heidi Merika BHSc.Nat Breastfeeding can be a beautiful time of connection between mother and child. It is now well recognized that breastfeeding provides optimal nutrition for infants that not only nourishes them in infancy but establishes healthy nutritional foundations that will serve them for the rest of their lives. Even though the benefits of

Super Bugs…The Good News!

By | 2017-01-16T16:47:14+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Articles, Gut Health, Healthy Living|

By Luisa Harvey ND Good health starts in the gut! It is one of the fundamental Naturopathic principles that  really stood the test of time. Long before we had the technology to see, let alone identify specific strains of probiotics, ancient civilisations have known the benefits of fermented foods. Longevity and good health are common

Nutrition for Stress – Nourish yourself for a Calmer Life

By | 2017-01-16T16:52:22+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Articles, Healthy Living, Nutrition|

by Amina Eastham-Hillier B HSc.Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Diet & Nutrition, Flower Essences, & Iridology It appears that the majority of us are coping (and sometimes not really coping) with a particularly heavy bundle of stress. As a working mother of two children, I can certainly relate to this and besides work itself, parenting alone (as

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