Why Health-care is Self-care

Why Health-care is Self-care

Many men and women haven’t yet learnt to put themselves first. This means putting your needs in front of others, not at all times but enough to know that when you need to – you do it. The consequences of not putting yourself first are such that people end...
Sperm Health – Why it Counts

Sperm Health – Why it Counts

This one is for the men and women out there who are wanting to conceive but haven’t because of a low sperm count. If you aren’t sure whether your sperm are healthy then it is really easy. Talk to your doctor and ask to get tested – you can do this...
Why We Love Essential Oils

Why We Love Essential Oils

At the Apothecary we are passionate about essential oils. But what are they, how do they work and what does price and quality matter? Firstly, what we call essential oils are in fact volatile oils from plants, when means that when heated – they evaporate. They...
The Many Uses of Collagen

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...
10 positive thoughts to help with weight loss

10 positive thoughts to help with weight loss

Instead of telling you what not to do we are going to give you some positive things to consider when losing weight instead: If you fall off the bandwagon – don’t worry! Just get back on it. Never beat yourself up with unnecessary guilt – it...
Is fruit juice as bad as fizzy?

Is fruit juice as bad as fizzy?

When drunk on a regular basis – yes, fruit juice is as bad as fizzy. Some people find this hard to believe but what is there left in a processed fruit drink apart from sugars and some stale vitamins? Many people feel that juice is a better alternative to fizzy....
Why all pregnant women should take a vitamin & mineral tablet

Why all pregnant women should take a vitamin & mineral tablet

Because we need all the vitamins & minerals when we are pregnant, not just folate, iodine and iron. That’s the short answer. The long answer is that we need all the vitamins and minerals when we are pregnant, not just folate, iodine & iron. Notice that...
Why don’t pharmaceutical cough remedies use Liquorice anymore?

Why don’t pharmaceutical cough remedies use Liquorice anymore?

This is a question I often ponder to myself. Why don’t pharmaceutic preparations use herbs anymore? Is it that they have forgotten about their efficacy? Is it that they find the cost too prohibitive? Is it because they believe that their compounded chemical...
Herbs ~ Do they have side-effects?

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...
Ingredients for a Good Sleep

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,...
12 Steps for Tooth Decay Prevention

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...
Do you know when you need salt?

Do you know when you need salt?

Salt is so vilified isn’t it. It causes heart disease by hardening the arteries and raising peoples blood pressure. Well the blood pressure part is true for some and perhaps the former for some also. If salt is over consumed it will hold water in the body...