Family Health

Cold Water Showers are great for us

Cold showers improve our health, wealth and environment! After a summer of jumping into the sea and feeling so invigorated every time, I wondered if I could keep this great feeling going with cold showering. The benefits of the cold-water treatments currently “on trend”, are backed up with research concluding that the health benefits are …

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Going Camping – here are some first aid remedies to take with you

Summer first aid for those going camping – here are some remedies to take with you Aconite – Ailments from fright both psychological and environmental. Symptoms occur suddenly after exposure to dramatic changes in our physical environment or, after frightening experiences producing nightmares or flashbacks. Symptoms  such as sniffles, croup, earaches and fever can have their cause in excess sun or cold …

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What can be done to relieve Endometriosis

Endometriosis – is a complex chronic condition many young women suffer from early teens. Thankfully there have been new developments in the naturopathic treatment of endometriosis. Inflammation is a contributing driver of endometriosis and must be addressed before any woman can get well. Imbalances within the microbiome (the gut  bacteria) have been identified as one of the inflammatory …

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Metagenics Shake It Weight Loss Programme Is Transformative

Need a shake up to lose weight and be really healthy?  This is For You. Tired and unmotivated about reducing weight? This is for You! Want to reduce weight forever without running marathons? This is for You Are you over the feelings of tiredness, lack of motivation and embarrassment from carrying more baggage (aka fat) …

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A Boost for the Men

No offence men, but many of you are famous for paying more attention to your favourite sports team, cars and work than to the early warning signs of health problems. So, do you need a boost? A biggy is indigestion and fatigue. A pharmaceutical is often the first prescription, but sadly the side effect does …

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Allery to pollen may change your thinking

The pollen season in upon us again and an allergy to pollen may affect your brain function and your thinking What happens to get such horrid exhausting symptoms. Firstly you are out and about enjoying life until that fine layer of pollen you touch and breath stimulates your immune system to over-react. Potential allergens such as food, pollen, insects, …

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Vitex helps relieve premenstrual symptoms

The life changing herb Vitex has been used for generations in India and Europe and is the angel herb for calming and balancing hormonal problems in women and those teens, male or female who are prone to acne. Barely a day goes by when we are not offering Vitex. Vitex, also known as Vitex Agnes Castus or …

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Naturopathy and herbal medicine

Get to know our qualified medical herbalist and naturopath The healing properties of  naturopathy and herbal medicine have developed by humans for over 3000 years and approximately seventy five percent of the world’s population still relies on traditional plant use in medical treatment. A naturopath or medical herbalist will prescribe herbs to work together for each person correcting …

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Protect your sacred heart from hypertension and heart disease

Heart warming herbs for heart health and reducing hypertension Perhaps it is because we are having a very cold winter that some customers coming into Bodywise have presented with heart disease and in particular heart arrythmias and hypertension. Here are some of our thoughts on the classification of hypertension and complimentary herbal, nutritional and lifestyle options. We …

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Nutrition for a happy heart is not really a great mystery

Key point: Healthy blood sugar metabolism maximises our cardiovascular health and makes for a happy heart The foods that we humans are designed to eat come from a diet rich in raw fruits, (4 portions daily) and all colorful vegetables (6 portions daily), including wholegrains, low gluten wheats and oats, a variety of lentils and legumes. Add …

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