Bloated stomach, periods all over the place, weight gain and acne, these are all symptoms of the little known Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. PCOS is increasing in prevalence, but there are evidence based natural products that can help support the journey.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome was a condition that was hardly heard of until recently. According to the Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences, the prevalence of this chronic condition is increasing.

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The Chinese have understood the benefits of fungi for centuries. Western science is now beginning to catch up with this ancient knowledge. The mushroom resembling the shaggy lion is one of these. Lions Mane has been shown to support cognition, and much more. There are a host of benefits from medicinal mushrooms which support mental clarity, mood & immunity.

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Mushrooms are making headlines in the world of natural medicine.

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Many of our customers are currently participating in Dry July. While having a break from alcohol, its a really good opportunity to support your liver, so you feel amazing when August comes around.

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Why support the liver?

The liver has many roles in the body, including detoxification. While having a break from alcohol, its a good opportunity to provide the liver for nutrients to supports its rest and revitalisation.

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At this time of the year, we have many customers coming in looking to support dry, itchy skin, which occurs for many people in winter. Below are some tips to help support healthy winter skin.

Support your body both on inside and on the outside

Good skin starts with excellent nutrition and hydration. In general, the Mediterranean diet is a good place to start, with plenty of omega 3’s, and a plethora of vegetables and fruit,

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How to make bone broth

Bone broth is full of great nutrients such as collagen and minerals. If you enjoy time in the kitchen, its worth learning how to make bone broth. Bone broth is excellent for things such as digestive health, skin, joints, and general wellness. Its also great for boosting protein and minerals especially for those on a keto diet. We stock Mitchells Bone Broth, which is a clean and effective product made here in New Zealand.

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Christmas time with IBS

Is Christmas time with IBS a terrible time of the year for you?

Many of our customers come to us for help because they have irritable bowel, coeliac, food allergies or general digestive discomfort. If this is you, here are five tips to help you through the silly season.

Don’t spend all Christmas Day in the loo!
  1. IBS is related to the stress response in many individuals,
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If you have been bitten by a white tail spider, you may find the homeopathic remedy Lampona cylindrata of use.

Lampona Cylindrata is both the name of the white tail spider and the homeopathic remedy with which to treat its bite

As the days start to warm, the whitetail spider, can often be found in unsuspecting places, like amongst the clean washing, or inside a gardening glove.

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Recipe Cauliflower Porridge

Recipe cauliflower porridge

Nourish the body and soul with this bowl full of goodness

The easiest way to make this quick recipe is to buy in season cauliflower & ‘rice’ it immediately, so its ready to go in the morning. Just wash about half a cauliflower, break into florets and pop in the blender for about 10 seconds until it resembles rice. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge &

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Moana road sunnies

Its time to think about protecting yourself from the sun. The humble vitamin B3, in the form of niacinamide may also be helpful.

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Recently, customers started coming in the shop and asking for Niacinamide, generally because they had been referred by their dermatologist. After asking why, I took a few moments to do some reading & found some really interesting research relating to skin cancer.

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The leaves are dropping and the mornings are getting chilly. Its time to start talking about immunity boosters for a New Zealand winter.

Is winter different in New Zealand?

Winter immunity is a little different in New Zealand than some other countries with warmer climates. In winter we tend to spend more time indoors. This usually means we are closer to other people and susceptible to picking up their bugs.

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