How to support your lungs this bushfire season

Our lungs are part of our detoxification system.  Like our liver, bowel, kidneys, lymphatic system and skin, our lungs filter out toxins.  At the moment, with the bushfires across Australia our lungs are being exposed to some pretty nasty toxins and they are working overtime. We can do our best to minimise our exposure to … Read more

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

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

Yoga at LaVida Health

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