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How can I lift my mood during winter

With short days upon us in winter we may need a lift. Help may come from the essential bone-building nutrient, vitamin D3 that plays a role in regulating your immune system, balancing mood and circadian rhythms. Many people don’t get enough vitamin D,  because they routinely wear sunblock, spend most of the day indoors, have darker …

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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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Training for a marathon, adventure race or just to get moving?

Here are a few ways to support your body while you train to be your best and perhaps live energised and a little longer with a good memory and healthy brain. A plant based diet full fresh colourful vegetables will provide an abundance of vitamins, minerals, protein, fats and carbohydrates. Carbohydrates in the form of …

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Post Viral Fatigue – How to restore your energy

Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome, The chronic state of fatigue that may follow viral infections may be relieved with a specific herbal tonic and nutritional supplementation. Fatigue may also arise after Glandular fever, Ross River Fever and other viral infections. If the fatigue continues for up to six months after onset,  your doctor may diagnose chronic …

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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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High cholesterol levels getting you down

Have you been told you have high cholesterol levels? Many people find their cholesterol levels rise along with their age. After paying attention to diet and alcohol consumption, herbal medicine can be just what you need. Key herbs include globe artichoke, milk thistle and dandelion root which aid liver function and may help lower cholesterol …

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System Well: Immunity Boost

Get a System Well Immunity Boost. It’s like having a Bodyguard 24 hours a day. Just like a car, the body’s immunity is made up of many complex and moving parts. Each has a different yet essential function. And just like a car, health immunity requires proper care to ensure optimal performance. After all, preventative …

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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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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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