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

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

How to enjoy the “silly season” AND preserve your health

The festive season is starting to rev up. For many of us, this time of year seems like one endless dinner, lunch or party. If we aren’t careful, it can be a time of overindulging, late nights and added stress. The result is that instead of gracefully sailing into the New Year we can slide … Read more

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Why yoga is good for reducing your stress levels

The majority of our clients, whether they are coming for naturopathy or yoga, experience high levels of stress on a daily basis. Of course, a moderate amount of stress occasionally is good for us. However too much stress, and particularly ongoing stress, has many health implications. (To learn more about the impacts of stress on … Read more

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Do something pointless to improve your health

Many of my naturopathic clients come to me because they are tired, tired but wired, can’t sleep, stressed, constantly unwell or anxious and sometimes all of the above. These are people who are intelligent, capable and successful people. They might be juggling the demands of a busy job or running a business, juggling a family, … Read more