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When Physical Symtoms Are More Than Just Physical

by Rhianna on November 11, 2014

I have recently been reminded just how much more our bodies hold than simple mechanistic feeling. In the past, I have written about the emotional aspects of detoxing, and how emotions and feeling are stored in our body cells just as sure as nutrients and wastes are. Most retreat attendees experience a physical detoxification on
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different types of salt (pink, sea, black, and with spices)

Salty Cures

by Rhianna on November 6, 2014

I know the title of this blog sounds like a band or perhaps a street performer known to live in Byron Bay (oh wait, that’s Salty Rain), but today we are actually looking into the miracle that is salt. I was lucky enough to travel around Australia last year, helping out on the David Wolfe
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Publicly Funded Bariatric Surgery

by Rhianna on November 4, 2014

Last night I half watched a news clip about Bariatric Surgery and the push for this procedure to become publicly funded. With a little research today I found that the ACT has already begun paying for bariatric weight-loss surgery, making taxpayer-funded operations available in the ACT for the first time. Taxpayer-funded weight-loss surgery has been
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The Rubbish Ads Teach

by Rhianna on September 30, 2014

Last week I spent the week at home. My partner and I planned to take the week off together as a “stay-cation”, a vacation where you just hang out at home. We were both going to do a cleanse, I was doing an Ayurvedic detox and Asa was going to do a bit of gut
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Can You Trade Off Bad Habits?

by Rhianna on September 1, 2014

When I was 21, I moved overseas and ended up in a share flat with two beautiful girls from the USA. I can hardly believe it myself, but up until that point, I had never met anyone from America so I was not sure what to expect. In their own way, both taught me some
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Naturopathic Signs to Check Health

by Rhianna on August 29, 2014

When you go to see a naturopath, you usually expect to answer a whole bunch of questions regarding your state of health, your diet, lifestyle and those fun subjects such as bowel habits, and just how many times per day you poop! Questioning is the foundation of a naturopathic consultation. In comparison to the majority
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Natural Remedies For Pets

by Rhianna on August 25, 2014

My partner and I recently became the proud caretakers of a 7 year old Staffordshire bull terrier named Rex. As Rex’s newly adoptive owners we have spent the first six months getting to know this little ball of muscle, his likes, dislikes, and finding out how we fit together as a family unit. In doing
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Keep Trying

Tried Everything?

by Rhianna on August 8, 2014

What do you do when you have tried everything? Sometimes you just get to that point. You know, the point where you feel that nothing you have tried has worked, and you’ve spent so much money and wasted so much time and done everything you can possibly do. And still nothing has worked. And you just
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Give It A Go!

by Rhianna on August 6, 2014

As a naturopath, I often hear “Oh, I have tried such-and-such (a product, a treatment, a modality) and it didn’t work for me.” When I was studying to be a naturopath, if a patient would tell me something along these lines I would believe them without question, but now with years of experience behind me,
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Doctor Google

by Rhianna on July 23, 2014

A little while ago I found a funny meme on Facebook and added it to our wall. It said something along the lines of: “Googling your symptoms is the quickest way to convince yourself that you are dying” This is absolutely, without a doubt, true. In fact I have done it myself. The positive I
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