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!
As winter approaches and we think of ways to keep warm, hot chilli's and exercise come to mind. The Cardiovascular system is often something we don't even think about, until something goes wrong. Yet this is New Zealand's biggest killer. And it is stealthy and silent....read more
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...read more
Aging is our topic for the month with a specific focus on the brain. Brain tissue ages as we age and it is important to know what to do about it. Feeding a brain takes hard work and a lot of patience as one needs to focus on high density foods like oily fish and organ...read more
Anti-aging is a term that has been flown around since the advent of the beauty industry's realm of facial treatments for sunspots and wrinkles started to come onto the market ~ but what does this really mean and can we truly reverse aging with a skincare cream, or at...read more
One thing I have learned about plants is that they often hold the keys to our locks. Now this might sound romantic but there is a lot of truth in this because the evolution of plants, ourselves and all animals happened alongside each other. This co-evolution has...read more
Here at the Apothecary we are passionate about Herbal Medicine. We often get asked if herbal medicine is scientific. One of our missions at the Apothecary is: To create scientific awareness of Herbal Medicine. Herbs work in the body because they contain families of...read more
This page is for those who aren’t sure what to do about their health but know they need to do something. Because we run a general practice and treat common ailments we know that some health problems can be easy to treat, and others can be tricky to pin down, harder to treat, and can take a lot more effort.read more
Herbal medicines don’t work…
Rubbish! Herbal medicines do work or we wouldn’t use them.
Herbal medicines have kept us alive and been our medicine cabinet since our existenceread more