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Christmas 2021

As we close out an eventful year, we acknowledge the opportunities for growth, the ability to assist with natural health remedies and to lend an ear when the burdens of the day are best shared. You, our clients, are what inspire us to seek out new options, build bridges with other modalities and revisit paradigms

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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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Echinacea

Echinacea was popularised in Europe by Alfred Vogel, who spent time in North America with First Nations Oglala-Lakota peoples and was shown some of the uses of this herbal medicine by Ben Black Elk medicine man, who presented him with echinacea seeds at the end of his stay. Traditional uses included external use for snake

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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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Heidis in her best smile with the background medicine shelves

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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