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Adding Warmth

Even though we live in the semi-tropics here in Brisbane, the winters still get cold!  We acclimatise quickly and the difference in temperature from summer to winter is noticeable, regardless of the fact that there is no snow or frost.  While turning on the heater and wearing more layers are environmental adjustments to combat the

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OCP Use and Nutrient Depletion

The oral contraceptive pill (OCP) has been in use for over 50 years. Approximately 50–80% of Australian women have used ‘the pill’ at some stage during their reproductive lives. Australia was the second country in the world to have access to it. The OCP has uses in addition to contraception, such as reducing or ceasing

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Calm Kava

Back when I was in student clinic in the final year of study, we were able to taste and sample herbal tinctures in the dispensary, so we could understand the medicines better. One evening we tried Kava Kava. I took a few drops of the tincture and promptly realised I would not be able to

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Digestion

In the words of John Mayer, “Your Body is a Wonderland”! Without any conscious thought, our bodies take food, drink and air, and turn it into parts of ourselves. We consume or take them in, and through millions of reactions, those inputs become flesh, bone, skin, various juices, hormones, etc. It is incredible… when it

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The Heart

Did you know that the heart contains over between 60 and 65 percent neural cells, identical to those present in the brain? This means that the nervous system and our heart are intricately connected. The nervous system is akin to a communications network, constantly processing stimuli from the environment and our bodily systems, as well

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Carob

Any kid whose mum frequents or works in a health food store knows about carob. Not always with fondness…. Disparagingly referred to as ‘fake chocolate’, carob is made from the bean of the locust tree; they are extracted from their pods, roasted and ground into a powder. This is then combined with other ingredients to

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Easter 2021 Opening Hours

We wish all of our clients a Happy and Safe Easter period. We will be closed from Good Friday through to Easter Monday inclusive. Remember we stock some wonderful easter goodies so drop by and grab some delicious treats.

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Hi, Im Heidi.

I grew up in Austria, where herbal medicine was used by my grandmother. I have fond memories of going into the attic as a small child and always seeing bundles of herbs drying. The tradition continued with my Mum who would make concoctions and fermented preserves every summer and autumn, many of which were delicious, some not so much!

I am always humbled by the conversation a herbal formula starts with a client’s body and then extends into the psyche and soul, restoring balance, vitality and health.

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