The Winter Lurgy vs Susceptibility – Which Is It?

Oh no! Little Jimmy has just sneezed all over Susie – Now she’s going to get sick! In our modern world, there is undeniably a great fear of disease and illness. We have shots before we have learnt to sit up, before we can even be exposed to the diseases we are vaccinated against. We fear ‘catching’ illnesses from others, and are told to sterilise our environments in order to reduce the risk of infection by social contact and dirty bench tops. But you know what? We’ve got it all backwards. Instead of being afraid of viruses and bacterias that …

Post Surgery: Homeopathic Remedies To Aid Recovery

Clients nervously anticipating their upcoming surgery will often ask me in advance what remedies they need to have on hand to help recover after surgery. Sometimes they become confused about whether or not Arnica is safe around having surgery as their doctor has often given them the stern word about not having it before surgery. Let's have a look at the commonly asked questions and my advice that I give in my clinic. Can I take Arnica before my surgery?There are certain protocols that I have come across in homeopathy that you can do before surgery to help prevent swelling ...

TMS (Tired Mummy Syndrome) Part 1

As I tiredly wipe my eyes I realise it’s 1pm and I haven't eaten lunch, yet I have been on the run since my feet hit the floor this morning. I have cleaned, cooked, chauffeured, encouraged, debated, negotiated, taught, and coerced. I didn't get to the bathroom until an hour after I actually got up, and only then with an infant attached to my leg. If I get a shower today I will consider it a bonus. And yet, in the eyes of modern society, I have done nothing out of the ordinary. These days, being a mum is considered ...
Soft pouch travel kit with homeopathic remedies

Homeopathic Travel Kit Tales – Part Two

My daughter has grown up with homeopathic remedies being the automatic go-to of choice whenever there is something amiss in our health. Now turning 12 at the time of writing, I began studying homeopathy when she was 1 year old. For as long as she can remember, she has only known homeopathic remedies as the panacea for any unease. Since she is unvaccinated, she is well aware that if she gets a cut or scrape that she just needs to delve into her bottle of hypericum that sits on the kitchen counter. She knows that it helps to prevent tetanus ...

Febrile Convulsions – A Scary Experience

There is nothing scarier for a parent than a very sick child. The anxiety, the fear, and worst of all the helplessness that what’s happening to your child is out of your control. Febrile convulsions are quite possibly one of the scariest things a parent may ever have to witness. Febrile convulsions occur in 1 in 30 kids, and are believed to be triggered by a quickly-rising fever. Usually the fever is alongside a serious acute illness where the little one is very sick, such as a gastro bug or the flu. Only a third of children who have had ...
Soft pouch travel kit with homeopathic remedies

Homeopathic Travel Kit Tales – Part 1

I was lucky enough to be able to travel to Rarotonga earlier this year for a much needed holiday. Sunshine, sea, friendly people and lots of fun. I can't tell you how many times I’ve been caught out without my remedies as I always forget to carry them with me. Luckily for me, most of my friends use my remedies and often have them on hand. Recently, I was preparing for my much needed holiday in Rarotonga and I was determined not to be caught short. I packed up one of my basic travel kits and some personal remedies that ...

Homeopaths – Super Defenders of the Law of Similars

Iremember the moment as a homeopathic student when I realised that in becoming a homeopath, there would be times where people would not like me simply for the fact that I practiced homeopathy. I recall wondering if that was something I could cope with (most of us want to be liked, right?). In the end it didn't matter, because the more I learnt and used homeopathy the more I couldn't turn my back on it simply because it was disliked by some. And so I braced myself for the flack I would inevitably endure. An amazing thing happened. By following ...

Kola – The Nurturing Of The Divine Feminine

We’ve witnessed the rising of the Divine Feminine energy over the last 150 years. Women have the vote, they have shattered glass ceilings and led countries. In the process of rebalancing the overpowering male patriarchy of the last few thousand years, women have had to collectively build strength and power into their expression. Empowered 21st century woman can have it all – a career and a family. As empowered as we become, it is important to remember how powerful the feminine energy of nurturance is. Society is being called on to recognize and collectively remember, the nourishing power of love ...
structure of the foot showing peroneal tendons and their attachments to the metatarsal bone

Accelerate The Healing Of Your Sprain Within The First 24 Hours

Yesterday I couldn’t put any weight on my freshly sprained foot. The pain was horrendous when I tried to use it and I was wishing for a pair of crutches. Today….well, today I am amazed! I’ve gone from doing a very ungainly hobble upon waking, to being able to walk around the house with only a relatively mild limp and not much pain at all this evening. It occurred to me that I should write up exactly what happened and how I treated it. Be warned…this comes complete with ugly foot photos. However by the time you read this, you ...