Fat-burning Fitness

I’ve had a few clients ask me for help with weight loss recently, and the question always comes up about what type of exercise is best for weight loss. It’s a difficult question because the answer is not simple. Exercise is important as part of a weight management...

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Fitness Focus – The Benefits of Walking

It’s ironic that I’m writing this article as I’m training for a 12 km Round the Bridges run that’s happening in Hamilton this weekend. It’s a yearly event, and I train to run it for the three weeks leading up to it – the rest of the year I walk. If you’d asked me a...

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Mental Wellness – It’s a Big Deal

Mental wellness has been receiving a lot of publicity lately, with mental health awareness week in October. Mental illness used to be treated with shame, with sufferers being locked away in mental institutes to keep them from harming themselves or upsetting others....

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Eat your Veggies!

As a budding young herbalist, I was taught that (apart from not putting toxins into your body) nourishment was the path to detoxification. That if you nourish your body’s cells, and provide the nutrients your body requires then your liver, kidneys and gut can...

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Breast Health Tips and Ideas

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and you’ll see all sorts of activities and events being held to support the cause including Pink Walks, the Button Run, and the more extreme Bikini Downhill ski race at Turoa ski field. There’s more awareness now about what to...

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Time for a Spring Cleanse?

I was feeling a bit sluggish at the end of winter and felt the need to do a spring clean of my body as well as of my house and garden. I’m not normally a ‘cleanse’ or ‘detox’ kind of person – we eat well generally and I don’t live a toxic lifestyle at all. When most...

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Echinacea, the Amazing Immune Enhancing Herb

Harvesting The root is harvested in Autumn after the second year of growth. Properties Alterative (depurative), anti-microbial, immune modulating, anti-inflammatory, lymphatic, vulnerary, sialagogue Indications ·     The active constituent of Echinacea preparations...

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Breaking the Limits

I believe that our challenge as human beings is to overcome the limitations of our body, our mind, and our emotions. Our soul wants to be expansive and limitless, yet in our limited reality we feel trapped. We feel trapped in a body that doesn’t let us express...

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What drives you?

As a member of the Venus businesswomen’s network, I was recently given the opportunity to explore the ‘why’ of my business. What is the underlying driver to what I do as a medical herbalist and natural health consultant? I don’t spend hours in the kitchen...

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Do our goals choose us?

I’ve begun to wonder whether we actually choose our goals, or they choose us. A few years ago I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic about living a creative life, and she talks about how ideas find a person to be expressed through, and I’m beginning to think the...

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