doTERRA essential oils are sweeping the world – is this good or bad?

If you have even a remote interest in natural health, you’ve probably noticed at least some buzz around essential oils lately. And chances are you’ve come across the company leading the charge, doTERRA, the world’s fastest-growing essential oil company and now the largest. And it’s not without controversy. It seems you either love this company or hate it. What’s all the fuss about? Read More …

How and why to supplement with magnesium

Magnesium deficiency is widespread according to many sources, including a research article published in the British Medical Journal. (1) What’s the big deal? Magnesium is the second most abundant mineral within our cells and essential for the proper functioning of over 300 enzymes – wow! Read More …

Natural medicine for IBS-related nausea

Nausea can stem from many causes. In this case, Cindy (name changed for privacy), a young mother and sole parent, presented with severe nausea leading to occasional vomiting with increasing frequency. A full case history also revealed a mouth ulcer, bloating, alternating constipation and diarrhoea, Read More …

The Brilliance of the GAPS Protocol

I was going to call this blog post “The Magic of the GAPS Protocol”. But I realised that, magical as it does seem, this would downplay the very real science behind the success of the GAPS Protocol for so many people. (1) History of GAPS Read More …

Bone broth for healthy gut, joints, bones, skin and mood

The new mood food? Did you know that the modern Western practice of eating muscle meats without the cartilage is an unwise practice? Muscle meats include chicken breast and steak. This is because the ratio of amino acids (building blocks of proteins) are different in Read More …

Natural medicine for colds and flu: Herbal Treatment

In my last blog post I discussed prevention and outlined some ways to reduce the frequency and severity of colds and flu, which you can read here if you haven’t already. This week I provide practical tips to manage the symptoms of common respiratory illnesses Read More …