Easy ways to boost your digestive function

Easy ways to boost your digestive function

Digestive complaints can range from bloating, reflux, stomach aches to diarrhoea and constipation and figuring out what is driving them is key to resolving your complaints. Whilst there are many potential drivers behind these complaints it is important to make sure you have the basics sorted first. Below I share my top tips to naturally support your digestive process, boosting your bodies own ability to digest and absorb the foods you eat. 

Immune support for children

Immune support for children

Runny noses, itchy throats and constants cough, recurrent colds and flu and ear infections these may just be some of the issues you are trying to avoid with your children as we get ready to head into Winter. Here we are sharing some nutritional and lifestyle approaches to help prepare your children for winter and boost their immune system.

DIY: Chamomile and Oat Bath for Dry Itchy Skin

DIY: Chamomile and Oat Bath for Dry Itchy Skin

Managing a dry itchy skin condition can be difficult; conditions such as Atopic dermatitis, Eczema and Psoriasis are often chronic and are influenced by genetic and environmental factors as well as diet, infection and stress, it is for this reason I always advocate for a holistic approach to healing.  This DIY bath recipe aims to address one part of the healing process by soothing itchy, dry and inflamed skin.

Easter treats : Salted Peanut butter truffles

Easter treats : Salted Peanut butter truffles

With Easter right around the corner I know many of you are looking for sweet treats that don't ruin your diet plans, be that limiting refined sugars, avoiding dairy or wheat or just not overindulging on the sweet stuff. 

So with that in mind, I thought now would be the perfect time to share with you one of my favorite easy to make treats

Top tips for Healthy Radiant Skin

Top tips for Healthy Radiant Skin

Dry skin can be a common complaint as the weather gets cooler and there are some easy ways to combat this.  Our skin is the largest organ in our body and is our first form of defence against the external environment, it relies upon the integrity of the hydrolipid film on our skin surface to protect us from mechanical insults, microorganisms, chemicals, allergens and water loss. Dry skin is a sign that our protective barrier function has been compromised.

Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): A Naturopathic perspective

Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): A Naturopathic perspective

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a commonly used term to group together a range of gastrointestinal disturbances such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. IBS is a condition that is often poorly understood and treated.

In naturopathy our main aim is always to identify and treat the root cause of any health concern, so when looking at patients suffering from gastrointestinal disturbances there can be a number of underlying causes