Natural Therapies

Its night, you’re staring at the ceiling and your brain wont shut off! 5 Simple Solutions for Insomnia


You sit there, lying in bed, just staring up at the ceiling and your brain won’t shut off! Welcome to insomnia! Having trouble falling asleep can be one of the most frustrating feelings in the world! According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in five people suffer from episodes of insomnia. It’s something that can affect any age at any time! Here are 5 simple solutions for insomnia… Insomnia symptoms not only include not being able to fall asleep, but waking up in the middle of the night or early in the morning, as well as not getting a …

heart burning, not broke? Here are 5 Natural Ways to Help Your Indigestion


Many people suffer from heartburn or acid reflux issues and resort to over-the-counter medications to treat it. Unfortunately, these medications usually only treat the symptoms, not the cause of the issue. Instead of turning to antacids to try to treat your indigestion, try these five natural solutions for your problem.   1. Address Your Diet If you have frequent heartburn or severe acid reflux problems, you need to take a look at what, how much and how often you are eating. Some of the most common causes of indigestion are obesity, overindulging at mealtime, food allergies, consuming caffeinated beverages, chocolate, …

Food doesn’t have feelings- Why its important to keep diet diary?


WHATS SO IMPORTANT ABOUT KEEPING A DIET DIARY? In order to help people lose weight, many dieticians, recommend that people keep track of their eating and exercising routines in a diet diary.  Even if you are just trying to eat healthier and are not concerned with losing weight, you can use a diet diary to track how many calories you eat, what meals you’ve prepared, your mood and the type of exercises that you did.  By using a diet diary, you can receive these five benefits. Benefit #1 – Learn About Food Intolerance’s When you use your diet diary to …

Is A2 milk another hippie scam?


WHAT IS A2 MILK? A2 is just a protein found in milk. Its full name is ‘A2 beta-casein’. So what’s the big deal? WELL there are two main protein types in milk- A1 & A2, and most milk has both types. To cut a long story short they have found a certain type of cow the produces milk that only has A2. This milk is called A2 milk. WHY IS IT BENEFICIAL? Well there is this theory the A1 protein leads to inflammation and can increase the chance of triggering a milk/dairy sensitivity. This is caused by the digestion process of the …

Alkalizing diets – myth or marvellous?


Firstly let’s just get an idea of what we’re talking about here – what is a base and an acid? I’m not going to go into detail about the ‘probability of hydrogens’ and the pH scale and all the scientific stuff. You don’t really need to know that for this. All I want you to have in your head is: When you think of a base, think of bi-carb soda or any anti-acid like ‘Eno’. When you think of an acid, just think of lemon juice or the blood from the Aliens movie. So what’s the idea then? Many diseases …

What actually is Gluten?


IT’S A BIG BUZZ WORD at the moment is it? Well let us clear the air. What actually is Gluten?  It’s just a protein that’s found in wheat and a few other grains (such as rye and barley). SO WHATS THE BIG DEAL WITH IT? It’s just that some people have an allergic reaction to this protein…But what does that actually mean? It means that when the body ingests something made with gluten their body rejects it. People will experience symptoms in the bowel such as bloating, gas, cramping, constipation or diarrhoea. This happens because the body doesn’t like gluten …

Meditation- 3 easy ways to start!


There are heaps of benefits to having a daily meditation ritual. There are several ways to meditate and not all are just ‘look at a dot on the wall. We teach 3 main types here at the clinic. If you think you dont have time to meditate then you probably need it the most! haha  1. The easiest- ‘free writting’ This is very handy for people who don’t like to sit still and always want to be doing something. basically involves you writting continuously without stopping. you just write whatever you are thinking, even if it doesn’t make sense. The key is just to not …

NEED A DISCO NAP & not sure how long to have it?


Check out the pic below and find out the different effects between a 15mins, 30mins, 60mins, & 90mins power nap! Whats your favourite? Our’s is 20mins; 5min to get comfy & 15min to regenerate.

EGGS- are they good or bad?


A recent meta analysis found that eggs DON’T increase heart disease, unless you have diabetes. Eggs are one of the main sources of dietary cholesterol for most people, and contain an average of 225 mg of cholesterol. Therefore, people at risk to cardiovascular disease have been recommended to limit their consumption of eggs. But the problem is that research on the cardiac effects of egg consumption have focused on specific markers in the body and assumed cardiovascular risk increase (a logical but not always practical assumption). After many years of medical dietary advice AGAINST eggs and many studies investigating the …

Trouble Sleeping?


Passiflora incarnata This beautiful and complex flower is from a certain species of Passion flower vine (Passiflora incarnata) and can help you fall asleep and STAY asleep. This photo was taken from Restore Naturopathy’s own herbal garden. Traditional herbalists saw the wiry looking strands surrounding the flower as representations of the nervous system. They used this beautiful plant for insomnia that stemmed from a place of anxiety and/or nervousness. It has a relaxing and calming effect that promotes continuous deeper sleep.

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