When Getting Dressed is Too Hard – Depression

The name of this illness is something people either shy away from or overuse, but real depression is a silent fight against an invisible force that no one else can see, yet is is as real as the fingers on my hands that type this. Depression is not only a bona-fide illness, it’s a killer. As a child I lost an uncle to this illness, and although I was too young to know him well or understand what was going on, his absence in our family has always been palpable. Back then, no one understood what it was or what …

Common Homeopathic Remedies For Fevers

Fever serves a purpose in the body. It’s the natural response from the immune system to burn off infection. If you support the body during fevers with homeopathy often the disease that follows on is milder, whether that is the common cold or a childhood disease like chickenpox. Problems begin to occur when anxious parents mistakenly see fever as the enemy and they seek to work in opposition to the body’s fever response with strong chemical drug formulations designed to suppress the fever response. These anti pyretic formulations might be useful if the fever is threatening to spike over 40 …

Homeoprophylaxis – The Alternative Solution

When my first son was born, I was pretty sure I didn’t want to vaccinate, but I didn’t know what, if any, the alternatives were for immunisation. When I found out there was such a thing as homeoprophylaxis a few years later, I was excited. Here was what I had been looking for – a way to protect my children in a responsible and reasonable way, without the risks and side-effects of the conventional system. The thing is, I’m not anti-vaccination. Personally, I think that the original Louis Pasteur theory – using a part of the virus to stimulate an …

Thrush – the Candida Microbiome

Thrush – it’s a common problem in our clinics. Candida albicans exists in our systems naturally, but imbalance in the body can cause overgrowth of these little organisms and promote a whole host of issues, least of all the uncomfortable itching. Candida is a sign that the body is out of balance, whether it be from antibiotics or a stress, trauma or injury which has disrupted the system. Candida lives off sugars, which is why if you have thrush you’ll be craving sweets and carbs, and cutting out sugar in the diet can go a long way to getting the …

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 ...
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 ...