Apothecary Now is our blog site ~ yes it is indeed a reference to Apocalypse Now! These blogs are our musings about life, health and wellness which are our favourite topics so you should find some good tips & tidbits plus information, nutritional science and philosophies on health and wellness here. Please feel free to share this around, make a comment or post online to your friends. Enjoy!

The Many Uses of Collagen

Collagen is such a useful type of protein that has many many benefits that span the whole body. We get really excited about our Collagen supplement because of the results and feedback we get from people. So why is it so good and who should take it? What results will I...

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Herbs ~ Do they have side-effects?

The short answer is yes they do. As herbalists we know that herbs are very powerful agents of change within the body. They exert biochemical and tissue changes through topical application, nudging reflexes or through various drug channels within the cells. So we can...

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Ingredients for a Good Sleep

Follow this recipe to learn the ingredients for a good sleep! Preparation: Part 1 - Length 5 days: Preferably one whole day each free of immediate stress. If this cannot be managed even in the face of a grueling and pressured work day and family commitments,...

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12 Steps for Tooth Decay Prevention

Tooth decay is largely preventable. Here are 12 tips to help you prevent tooth decay. If you follow these rules you should have better dental health and less decay. Tooth decay is like rotting wood. Once it starts it becomes contagious. Treat early for the very best...

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Chronic Urinary Tract Infections

UTI's. Nobody likes them. They are a pain, quite literally in the vagina! The immune system gets compromised from the very fact that it hasn't been able to clear the infection, and the only orthodox treatment that work are Antibiotics. These antibiotics are largely...

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Poo Dairy!

How to use: Print and Fill in each day with all food, drink and snacks you have eaten. Everything needs to be recorded as accurately as possible including added salt, sugar and sweeteners. Include portion sizes. Use the Bristol Stool chart to describe your poos every...

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Is your gut just a giant worm?

When thinking about the gut we need to imagine it in order to understand it. From an evolutionary perspective, it is amazing how similar our gut is to an earthworm. Earthworms are the composting mechanism of the garden. A worm doesn't have a brain, yet it contains a...

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Don’t Believe the Food Industry

The Food Industry does not care about your health. Therefore you cannot believe what they say about their products. Anything. If you start with this premise then you learn to take everything you read with a grain of salt. Below we have 2 images. One represents a...

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Diet Rules ~ 12 simple rules to follow

We all need rules. Rules give us a set of standards and boundaries to stay within. Diet rules are the same. They are a set of rules to live by. If you follow these rules you will be set for life. Psychology Don’t let people put you off your lifestyle and food changes...

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Be Patient ~ You are one!

How long does it take to get results when seeing a Medical Herbalist such as ourselves? We all tend to want a quick fix and whilst there are some cases that are a quick fix {one issue that needs dealt with quickly} most of our cases are chronic conditions which means...

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The Skincare Puzzle ~ How to feed your skin

The Skincare Puzzle ~ Would you be enticed by an advertisement for a coat that is waterproof, stretchable and washable, that automatically repairs small cuts, rips, and burns, and that is guaranteed to last a lifetime with reasonable care? Sounds too good to be true...

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