The 4 Pillars of Health: An Introduction

Health is a state of complete physical, emotional, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. - World Health Organization (WHO) It may be worthwhile to read that definition a second time and let its scope sink in. It's OK, I'll wait, this is really important. Did you notice … Continue reading The 4 Pillars of Health: An Introduction

Menstrual cramps

Menstrual Cramps: 3 Herbs to minimise the hurt

I'm regularly asked if there are any herbs that will reduce the extreme discomfort of menstrual cramps. Formally known as Dysmenorrhea, menstrual cramps are possibly one of the top female complaints. Factors which may increase the pain experienced include anaemia, an increase in obesity, chronic illness, overwork, stress in general, diabetes, and poor nutrition (Hoffman, … Continue reading Menstrual Cramps: 3 Herbs to minimise the hurt

3 Hypoglycemic Herbs

Need help with your blood-sugar levels? If you have your diet sorted out (because that's the greatest determinant of their levels), here's some time honoured botanicals that have stood the empirical test of time.

3 Relaxing Herbs

There are days when each of us will be feeling frantic, scattered, wired, anxious, etc. and it's a good idea to have at least one herb on hand which can be made into a strong tea when needed most. Here are three of the most common, safe and effective relaxing herbal teas we use at … Continue reading 3 Relaxing Herbs