ENERGY : Presence, Focus, Balance

Are you sensitive to the subtle energy shifts both for yourself and in your environment? Everything is Energy; words, thoughts, environment and our bodies.  Energy always has the potential power for making change.  We live in fluid moments, changes occurring constantly.  Our planet has its own energetic vibrations and can be felt consciously or subconsciously…

Body Basics : Heart Health – Your LOVE Pump

3 Steps to Improve High BP and Cholesterol   These two cardiovascular diseases increase with ageing only in western society.  It is very disturbing that children as young as 7 years old could be tested for these diseases which is now being suggested. I recently attended a Naturopathy conference on Cardiovascular Healthcare.  The speaker relayed…

Body Basics : RENAL HEALTH

Kidneys – Ureter – Bladder – Urethra   Common Issues : Urinary Tract infections, Kidney Stones, Gout, Oedema, Incontinence, High Blood Pressure   POWER HOUSE KIDNEYS Kidney Function Urine is produced by the kidneys for excreting bodily waste products.  This helps maintain the body’s blood electrolyte homeostasis which controls the PH (acid/alkaline) balance.  Instinctively we…

FEAR is the Unseen Enemy to Good Health

Fear is the response to a perceived danger that can be real or imagined.  We cannot live in constant fear for our health’s sake. “Fear is a natural, powerful, and primitive human emotion…Fear alerts us to the presence of danger or the threat of harm, whether that danger is physical or psychological. Sometimes fear stems…

Pain Management Awareness

“Pain is whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever he/she says it does” This phrase was coined by McCaffery in 1968.  For the verbally cognitive member of our society this statement is still relevant however today it grossly excludes those people who are unable to self report their pain, for example babies, toddlers,…

HERBS : Pregnancy and Lactation

Herbs have been used for thousands of years to treat ailments and flavour foods.  They are the oldest form of medicine that has stood the test of time.  We can now analyse each herb to understand fully the medicinal and nutritional properties.  Western mainstream medicine has dismissed all herbal usage during pregnancy and lactation.  That…

Our Children and the Bigger Picture

“What do you want for your child?” This article is my experience, written in hindsight, of how we raised two baby boys into two fit healthy happy young men.  Seeing the bigger picture may provide some insight into the many challenges of parenting…. Don’t sweat the small stuff. My personal parenting milestone was 5 years,…