Aging well

A Closer Look at Essential Oil Therapy

Essential Oils: Myth or Medicine? Natural essential oils have been in use since the dawn of primitive medicinal practises. Our ancestors utilised them for their organic remedial properties, and as the modern world has started to once again show interest in ancient methods and ways of being, so has the interest in aromatherapy blossomed. Many […]

Identifying and Treating Hypomagnesemia

Identifying and Treating Hypomagnesemia Affecting approximately 2% of the general population, hypomagnesemia is most commonly found in hospitalised adults over the age of 30. The reason hospitalisation is a regularly occurring overlap with this low magnesium condition is because it is difficult to retain the correct amount of magnesium while experiencing abnormal metabolic behaviour (e.g. […]

Caffeine – Is This the Cause of Your Anxiety?

The Connection Between Caffeine and Anxiety A staggering 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed every day by the human species. A huge part of our daily lives, caffeine in the form of hot, strong coffee has become the most popular beverage of choice in nearly every country across the world. Whether you like coffee […]

How Stress Impacts Mental and Physical Health

The Stress Pandemic  It should not come as a surprise that stress is the root cause of so many of the everyday aches and pains that humans of all ages experience. However, many people remain unaware of just how dangerous the long-term effects of high stress levels are – in some cases, triggering an onset […]

Differentiating Between Primary and Secondary Insomnia

The Two Faces of Insomnia The sleep disorder known as insomnia affects millions of adults all over the world. It is characterised by regular sleep disturbances, an inability to fall asleep naturally, or relentless nightly waking that makes a full night of sleep nearly impossible to accomplish. There are several factors involved that may cause […]

Natural Remedies for Chronic Hay Fever

Understanding Hay Fever Hay fever is a phrase used to describe a common condition called allergic rhinitis. Affecting 1 in every 5 people, hay fever occurs mainly during spring and summertime, though some unfortunate few may suffer with it all year round. When particles from pollen, grass, trees, or weeds are released into the air […]

Understanding the Role of Micronutrients

What is the Difference Between Macro and Micronutrients? While macronutrients often receive more attention, it is the micronutrients that can really draw the line between vitality and illness. Macronutrients are needed in daily doses of up to 10s or 100s of grams per day, and can be easily found in things like carbohydrates, proteins, and […]