Want to improve your health? Make time to connect

How easy is it to forget the people from our past when we get caught up in our busy day-to-day lives? To lose real connection? In fact, not just the people from our past but even the people from our present. Between work, housework, exercise, sleep, paying bills, feeding ourselves (and others) and losing time … Read more

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What to expect when you join a yoga class at LaVida Health

No balance? No strength? No flexibility? No worries! Joining a yoga class can be a daunting experience for many, particularly if you’re concerned about your level of fitness or your ability to bend and stretch. However, it is such a great way to improve your physical and emotional health, it is definitely worth a try. … Read more

The underappreciated value of “stop therapy”

I can’t lay claim to the term “stop therapy”. It comes from one of my naturopathic lecturers when I was completing my degree. But I recommend it frequently when I am working with my naturopathy clients here in clinic. Stop therapy is a simple but valuable concept to practise. I believe it is something most … Read more

How yoga can be of benefit when you are pregnant

So you’re pregnant, how exciting! Are you enjoying your pregnancy so far? Some women are lucky enough to have an easy pregnancy and many others have to work through a variety of challenging symptoms. Either way, pregnancy is a time to slow down and focus on taking care of yourself and your growing baby. Easier … Read more

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The value to you of yoga at LaVida

Yoga seems to be everywhere.  Every second person ‘does’ yoga now and social media is flooded with images of beautiful people standing on their heads or bending themselves into a pretzel.  But do you know what yoga is really about?  Yoga is an ancient philosophy and practice that unites body, breath and mind. There are … Read more

Risk factors for breast cancer and how to reduce them

I thought I would address the rather daunting subject of breast cancer from a naturopathic perspective. As difficult as it might be to think about it, I believe knowledge can help you and there is nothing to be gained by burying your head in the sand. It’s important to know what the risk factors are … Read more

Boost your health with these 8 easy tips for a spring clean

At last it’s spring. The days are slowly getting longer and the temperatures are gradually creeping up. I don’t know about you but at this time of year I start to think about revitalisation in all aspects of my life. The house gets a bit of a spruce up, the garden gets some much-needed attention … Read more

How to do your grocery shopping like a naturopath

Tips for saving shopping time and improving your nutrition It’s very easy to make food shopping a last minute exercise. You race in, not sure what you need, grab a few items and rush out. What do you think the result of that is? I’m guessing that over time it results in an increased consumption … Read more