Good Mood, Good Food: Explaining The Gut-Brain Connection

What we eat affects what we feel and how we think.

Symptoms Related to a Sugar Rush

Are you finding yourself reaching for a couple donuts or cookies at 3pm to get through the afternoon? Why? Because sugar boosts our energy by spiking our insulin hormone. Insulin regulates the amount of sugar available in the bloodstream. But what goes up must come down, leaving our energy to crash and burn as we ride the wave of sugar highs and sugar lows. Junk foods are the worst culprits for making us moody, cranky, hangry and tired after the sugar rush subsides. If you are a diabetics you might experience rapid and severe mood swings. Close to that ‘time of the month’ then 'brain fog' may be what you feel – a combination of feeling sluggish, irritable and forgetful.

Welcome to Wellness What does it mean to be well?

Are you well?

Many people believe ‘health’ and ‘wellness’ are terms that simply mean being free from disease, but there is so much more to being truly well! Are you really well if you are overweight, forgetful, tired, moody, or have poor skin? What if you suffer from headaches, frequent colds, constipation…

Who wants to feel good?

We all want to feel and look our best.

The trouble is that we want the whole package, but rarely want to put the required effort in to achieve it. The weight loss industry is a classic example. Everyone has a pill or a system that requires little or no effort and the fat just falls off?? Well, that is what they want you to believe but, honestly, is it believable...

Spring has sprung! How are your allergies treating you?

Do you suffer from Sinus, Hayfever and Congestion?

Many people suffer in silence from allergies, but allergies are not something that you simply have to put up with! It is possible to manage your allergies naturally. Common allergy symptoms include sneezing, sinus congestion, itchy eyes, persistent cough, wheezing, asthma…

Stress Management - Beat Stress Before it Beats You!

Is stress getting in the way of your achieving your health goals?

Modern living and stress seem to go hand in hand and it may be no surprise to you that the effects of stress can have a significant impact on mental well-being. Nevertheless, you may not know that the effects of stress can impact other body systems potentially hindering the achievement...

What is the difference between a Naturopath and a Medical Doctor?

The answer is both simple and complex.

Naturopaths focus on the overall health of the patient. We seek to help our pateints to understand how diet and lifestyle impact their health and wellbeing. WE seek the cause of symptoms first in order to effect a cure – wellness. Symptoms are only a result of a disease process…

Healthy Gut - Happy Life

The life-force in your Gut...

Your gut is where you absorb all the nutrients to power your body, making a healthy digestive system central to your overall health. But did you know that there are close to 2 kg worth of bacteria in your gut? That’s literally billions of tiny micro-organisms living and growing...

Peaceful, Healthy and Happy Holiday Greetings to you all!

The end of another year is upon us and most of us are looking forward to having a break to rejuvenate and spend time with our families.
We at The Apothecary’s Pantry and Abundant Life & Health would like to wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2016.
When considering healthy yet delicious festive cheer, there are some wonderful and healthy seasonal...

Better living through Detox

What’s the Big Deal about Detoxification?

Detox. It’s a term you’ve no doubt heard a lot of on TV, in magazines or in the gym. But why should you ‘detox’? Detoxification is your body’s natural process of changing dietary and environmental toxins into less harmful substances before eliminating them from your body...

Beat the Back to School Blues

Kick-start the New School Year

Parents understandably want what is best for their children and aim to ensure that life at home and at school is the best it can be. Nevertheless, if a child is experiencing stress, inadequate sleep or is finding it hard to learn and understand due to poor cognition, then life at school can be harder than it needs...