When we think of mistletoe most of us automatically think of the romance and joy of Christmas, however there is a lot more to this yuletide plant than most know, from mythology to how it grows and its many health benefits.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 6 December 2018


Sage has a deep history of traditional use. In medieval Europe, Sage was believed to strengthen memory and promote wisdom. In ancient Egypt it was used to treat stomach ailments and toothache ...

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 1 December 2018


We see them regularly and most of us consider them a nuisance, but many weeds are actually herbs that are used for medicinal purposes. Here we will look at 10 common herbs we use in use in herbal medicine, which are also classified as a weed.

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 27 November 2018


Turmeric contains phenolic curcuminoids that give turmeric the yellow colour. The main and most significant curcuminoid is curcumin. It is curcumin, the active compound of turmeric that provides all the health benefits of turmeric.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 21 November 2018


Vegans and strict vegetarians are two particular groups who can often be at risk for developing dietary deficiencies, one of which is vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is essential for the synthesis of normal DNA and healthy red and white blood cells.

Author: Amber Houghton   Date Posted: 20 November 2018


There are several natural options available to help with migraine management. It is important to understand that many of these supplements help to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks, so need to be taken regularly, rather than just when a migraine hi

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 14 November 2018


Who said healthy can’t be delicious! These cookies are the perfect afternoon treat! The almond butter provides a delicious source of protein and the coconut flour is gluten free and rich in fibre, together they help curb sweet cravings and keep you full.

Date Posted: 7 November 2018


Rosemary is not just a delicious culinary herb, it has traditionally been used for many other purposes including as brain food, for liver protection, pain relief and even to increase hair growth. Read more to find out all about this interesting herb...

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 1 November 2018


Inflammation is the body’s natural way of protecting itself from harm. There are two types of inflammation – acute and chronic. Here are our top tips for helping the body fight chronic inflammation:

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 31 October 2018


Matcha is a type of green tea, which gets covered for around a month before the harvest so that it matures in the dark. The increased chlorophyll that is produced as a result gives Matcha its distinct flavour profile and darker colour.

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 25 October 2018


While items in the health food aisle have been specially chosen and categorised as healthy – what if marketing is not what it seems? What if those ‘healthy’ items are not as healthy as they claim to be?

Author: Alyce Cimino   Date Posted: 16 October 2018


If you’re feeling tired constantly in spite of getting enough sleep, consider whether you’re getting all the essential nutrients you require every day. After all, they are the building blocks our body needs to make energy and run efficiently.

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 16 October 2018


To discuss the different types of fish oils and their benefits, it’s important to delve into omega-3 fatty acids as they are the component of fish oil that provide benefits.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 9 October 2018


As we grow older we have different health needs that come with aging, it’s important to ensure you are taking the right supplements for your needs.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 2 October 2018


Passionflower is a calming herb found in abundance in North and South America, and often used in formulas targeting mild anxiety and sleep. Due to it’s largely sedative actions, the herb has been extensively studied with regard to insomnia...

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 1 October 2018


Mental and physical fatigue can really affect our productivity throughout the day, so it can be tempting to reach for a quick cup of coffee to perk us back up. There are, however, some herbs and nutrients that may help fighting fatigue...

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 25 September 2018


Recent media coverage has revealed that some of the honey brands sold in supermarkets are not 100% pure honey. Independent testing has found that many contain adulterated honey. What is adulterated honey? And how do you know if you are eating real honey?

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 18 September 2018


What we put into our mouths is just as important as what we put on our skin, so here are eight foods that can help protect against the effects of ageing and keep us looking and feeling young.

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 11 September 2018


When stress lasts for a long period of time our bodies struggle to regain balance and it can become a problem which, if not resolved, poses a risk to our health. What happens in our body when we get stressed and how can we manage it?

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 4 September 2018


The most therapeutically significant constituents of chamomile contribute to its anti-inflammatory, mild wound-healing and immunomodulatory actions.

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 1 September 2018