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Have You Heard of Placental Encapsulation?

The arrival of a new baby is mostly a happy event, but at times it can be stressful whilst trying to master breastfeeding, adjust to a new member of the household, care for other children, recover from the labour and birth, and put on the kettle for a slow trickle of family and friends who…

Is Your Gut Making You Feel Unhealthy, Paranoid or Stressed Out?

Do you regularly feel confused or forgetful? Are you increasingly anxious or paranoid? Or do you fly into a rage unexpectedly? Firstly, let me assure you that you are not alone and secondly, there are some very intriguing reasons how these emotions come into play… In the next few months we will look at how…

4 Great Reasons To Laugh Whenever You Can

As I sit by the pool on holidays with my family I realize that I could stress about the countless blog posts I wish I had been able to complete for you all OR I can laugh and be light-hearted about the ebb and flow of life… Work pressures come and go, but so too…

Love, Sex & Health for Parents

A few months after the birth of one of our sons, my midwife asked me, “So what type of contraception are you going to use now?” I glanced at my husband, Simon, and laughed, “Abstinence! It’s really effective!!!” Let’s be honest: how many couples with small children lose sight of their sex life due to…

Homemade Dips to Boost the Immune System!!

Over the next few months I’d like to offer a number of ideas about how we can boost the immune system and strengthen the body rather than focusing on eliminating germs and bugs. These posts will include “Immune System” in the heading so you’ll be able to follow the theme of those posts. We will…

8 Reasons So Many Children Are Unwell

We’d have to be living in a bubble to have not noticed just how many children today have allergies, eczema, asthma, ADHD, and autism. Without a doubt the number of children facing these health challenges today is nothing short of staggering. Perhaps we live somewhere fairly remote however and that is our bubble. Allow me…

Jen's Creamy Broccoli Soup – fabulous for winter!!

Have you ever wondered what to do with the stems of broccoli? Don’t throw them out — they contain oodles of nutrients including potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, beta-carotene and vitamin A — they have enormous cancer-fighting power… Like cabbage, this family of vegetables are turning heads with their capacity to neutralise and inhibit carcinogens and are…

Cow’s Milk Intolerance — is my baby waking for a reason?

There are some babies that from day one sleep through the night without so much ‘as a peep’, however most babies do not. If your baby or infant wakes each night, please know that — irrespective of what some parents may say about their ‘well-trained, angelic baby” — you are not alone… Some doctors and…

Creating a "Health Culture"… With All Guns Blazing!

Most days I wish that I was as clever as my four year thinks I am and only half as dumb as my older three children sometimes perceive me! The other day I made the boys a drink made from a combination of vitamin powders and gave them some supplements. This is a fairly regular…