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Summer Livin'

Living in Perth Western Australia and having three boys who love playing cricket, our family spends a lot of time in the sun and exposed to the heat.  I really enjoy the summer months although I am struggling with the heat as I get older, and I know there are many people who don’t tolerate the extreme conditions and count the days until April.  Tod...

Natural therapy for all Types.

Essential oils, aromatherapy, and diabetes may seem like an unusual combination, however natural therapies and essential oils have stood the test of time and have earned a place in the world of complementary treatments. With thanks to cheap and easy access to processed foods and increasingly sedentary lifestyles, Australians are at risk of becoming...

Rest and Digest versus Fight or Flight

Stress!  Chronic stress is the underlying cause of all chronic illness, and chronic illness begins when our organ systems struggle to reset, restore, rejuvenate and refresh at the cellular level.  Although symptoms often occur in one organ system, over time our entire body can become affected and symptoms can increase in severity. Our modern-day li...

Master Your Microbes

So what exactly are Microbes you ask?   Microbes are microscopic creatures - like bacteria, fungi, and viruses - which live in and on our bodies at all times. They can enter our bodies through the eyes, mouth, nose, or genital openings, or through open wounds and bites that leave a break in our skin. Most of these microbes don’t cause any harm, and...

Essential Oils and Sleep

  Sleep is essential to our survival and so it’s no wonder that without it, we struggle to function. We’re living in a fast-paced and demanding period of time, where many of us have lost touch with the most basic needs of the body and the messages our bodies are sending us. As we emerge from lock-down and the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic across ...

Low Toxicity Living

Low Toxicity Living Winter has arrived and as the weather becomes cooler and we huddle for warmth, we become more vulnerable to toxic exposure. With windows closed, heaters on, and lovely dyed wools wrapped around our necks, being in winter contributes to the overall toxic load in our lives. You may be wondering what I mean by toxic load, and how i...

Mental health is a 20/80 balancing act.

Mental Health is a 20/80 balancing act. When you have lived with or through a mental health experience your attitude towards self-care really changes. The best perspective on what this really means will come from someone who’s experienced the downward slide, the inability to connect the dots, the fear, the stigma, the shame, and then the recovery. ...