Hormones

How to treat bacterial vaginosis

We can show you how you can have find relief from troublesome bacterial vaginosis, (BV). Our naturopaths offer a few different solutions using herbal tonics, probiotics and specific supplements. All our advice and products are tailored to each individual woman. Visit Bodywise for a confidential over the counter chat between 9.30 and 5 pm or …

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Menopause: is your climate changing?

Tired of hot flushes, mood changes and insomnia? Natural medicine might just be the answer. Firstly some back ground and biology on this big change in life.   THE FEMALE HORMONAL SYSTEM Our female hormonal system is controlled by the interaction of various endocrine glands within our body: The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland that …

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Lift your mood

Lift your mood from SAD to Glad Feelings of irritability, low mood and depression make life difficult for all ages and stages of life. You may benefit from herbal medicine and nutritional supplements to lift your mood and general well-being.  People who need a mood lift often experience chronic health problems, are tired and stressed. …

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PMS in teen girls can be treated

We can use herbal medicine to relieve our teen girls of PMS and period pain A healthy menstrual cycle for women is the result of balanced hormones,  which in turn creates healthy skin, muscle and bone structure, lots of happy brain chemicals and emotions, and robust protection from all chronic disease. So whether you are …

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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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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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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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What Exactly Is Herbalism?

Herbalism is a mysterious area of natural medicine. You wouldn’t be blamed if it immediately brings to mind a vision of gnarled old women foraging for spiky little plants for yucky brown potions.   While the brown potions are definitely a ‘thing’, Herbalism today is far from that primitive image. The industry is booming, with …

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