Your Remedy Blog
Thanks for stopping by. I share articles on healthy living, herbs, food as medicine, and my own personal take on “hot” health topics.
Disclaimer: This blog provides general information only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.
Goodbye to the dark, dark night When the first New York street bathed in the glow of electric light in 1879, it heralded a dramatic change in how our lives were structured. Taking control of the night allowed increased working hours, recreation, and security. It’s...read more
Herbal medicine has much to offer acne sufferers. Used internally as either tincture, teas or tablets herbs help rebalance and tone body systems correcting the underlying drivers of acne. Traditionally herbs supporting digestion, detoxification...read more
Diet as a foundation for healthy skin Healthy skin comes from within. Your diet can be your skin’s best friend or worst enemy. The relationship between diet and acne is the subject of heated debate in both research and clinical circles. Changing what you...read more
Discover what drives your acne and get clear skin Acne is an inside job (mostly) and to get clear, glowing skin we need to go “deeper than the dermis”. If you're a woman between 21-30, there's a 45% chance you'll have acne. It doesn’t completely...read more
Coleslaw is a classic summer salad. The version of my childhood has a thick, gluggy mayonnaise dressing often made with all sorts of less than desirable ingredients. Anyone remember those salad bars in the supermarkets? Coleslaw comes to us from the...read more
Mistletoe (Viscum album) brings to mind Christmas canoodling but it has a history that reaches back to the Celtic Druids. What’s in a name? The origins of the word mistletoe are somewhat less romantic. Some etymologists believe it originates from the old...read more
Christmas is coming... It’s that time of year again. Peace, joy and ….. running around like mad buying presents, catching up with friends and attending a multitude of Christmas parties. The period leading up to Christmas can be frantic - usual healthy routines...read more
Are you: Tired and fatigued during the day but can’t sleep at night? Gaining belly fat? Constantly getting sick? Having trouble concentrating? Wondering where your sex drive has gone? If you answered yes, to most of these questions your cortisol might be...read more
Stress versus immunity A case of corporate burnout - Emma's story Emma**, a 38-year-old successful business executive who frequently travelled for her work was continually getting sick. She’d barely recover from one head cold before getting hit with the next. Even...read more
Thyroid disorders are the most common endocrine condition in Australia with up to 12% of the population experiencing thyroid autoimmunity and 5% with subclinical hypothyroidism. Women are 10 times more likely to have an issue with their thyroid and the risk...read more
Acid reflux, also known as heartburn or indigestion, is a common digestive complaint. It occurs when the acidic contents of the stomach backflow through the lower oesphageal sphincter (LOS). The LOS is a circular muscle, which under normal conditions prevents the...read more
Are you chronically constipated? Have you tried every kind of laxative and still can’t get things moving? Bowel motions (or lack of) can be one of those symptoms people feel embarrassed talking about with their healthcare professional. It is an important...read more