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  • Ahhh Bodycare NZ Handcrafted

    Product Review I was drawn to an innovative NZ-made craft stand at the Health LIving Show in Auckland in March 2021. It was the Ahhh stand, where I found natural, sustainable handcrafted soaps and shampoos. I received a sample of two hand soaps so that I could review them; the Raspberry Marshmallow and the Peach […]

  • Go Green Expo Auckland 2021

    Auckland Go Green Expo & Better Food Fair 2021 TWO GREAT SHOWS UNDER ONE ROOF! Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th March ASB Showgrounds The Go Green Expo and Better Food Fair are coming back to Auckland! FREE Tickets are available online for a limited time! If you haven’t got yours, get it today! Tickets can […]

  • Mental Wellbeing during Covid

    If you are locked down, it can be very lonely being cooped up at home alone, if you are in a single person household.It might have been bad enough before lockdown, but during lockdown it is more isolating, and very difficult to meet people socially. For some singles, you might have to consciously guard against […]

  • Collective Responsibility during Covid 19

    2020 and 2021 so far, is like a year we want to write-off and forget. We are being challenged to keep our cool. Our normal way of life has been curtailed. I hope you’re being kind to others and following the recommended safety guidelines. It is Mental Health Awareness week. If we can all hang […]

  • A solution for recurrent cystitis

    I have been suffering recurrent bouts of cystitis and for a prolonged period I kept going to the doctors and was prescribed antibiotics and Ural effervescent powders. I even tried health food supplement shops and bought everything that was available over the counter to help, but it did no good. They would only clear it […]

  • Ahi Cider Kawakawa Tonic

    GUT LOVING, IMMUNE BOOSTING & INVIGORATING Apple cider vinegar-based tonics Ahi Cider is the new kid on the block and makes Apple Cider Vinegar look tame. Handmade in New Zealand and based on an old herbal remedy, Ahi Cider packs some serious health punch as it’s loaded with powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-microbrial, and circulatory roots […]

  • Wild Dispensary Tonics

    A few weeks ago I attended the Go Green Expo in Auckland. I was very fortunate to be given a sample of Anti-Flam tonic, to try out and review. Of all the Wild Dispensary tonics there were to choose from, I chose the Anti-flam tonic because of my notorious sensitive gut and tendency to get […]

  • What’s my food shopping list

    The quest for a happy gut My shopping list contains mainly fresh, pure produce and natural fats, because they’re the only things that don’t upset my digestion.  It’s common sense.  I listened to my body when it became inflamed and sensitive to gluten, sugar, and artificial additives. I got inflammation and bloating when eating wheat, […]

  • What to eat after appendicitis

    Within one month of going on a Keto diet, I developed appendicitis.  After the appendectomy, the surgeon said the appendicitis was probably caused by a sudden change to a high-fat/ high protein/ low carb diet. Wow, Keto is that dangerous… Not only that, but I suffered for a month afterwards with Peritonitis cramps. I was […]

  • Welcome to my Health blog

    Welcome to my Eco Health blog. I review products, services and books, and post news, events, all to do with sustainable environment and alternative health. To support the traders further, I also feature a self-adding Business Directory Listing which provides links to practitioners and traders. This website and my Facebook Page, is a service to […]

  • Blume NZ Hand & Body Lotion

    I received a sample to test of Blume, Hand and Body Lotion that is 100% organic ingredients, and manufactured locally on the North Shore by Karen Dobson. Karen has formulated and produced this “little tube of calm”, and she says: “Blume is the best hand and body lotion for dry skin, it is light and […]

  • Earth Bar Shampoo

    EarthBar – Shampoo Bar

    Shampoo Bar Review The Auckland Allergy Free & Healthy Living Show was on last weekend, and I was very pleased to find the EarthBar Stand. I have been reading about the latest invention of shampoo bars but had not investigated them til now. Christie Rishworth the founder of the ethical vegan beauty products company EarthBar, […]

  • ecostore Body Lotion

    I was unaware that ecostore produced a range of Ultra Sensitive products for sensitive skin. While at the Allergy Free Expo last weekend, I discovered them at the ecostore stand. I was very pleased to be given a bottle of ecostore’s Fragrance and Colourant free body lotion to test and review. I already use all […]

  • Low Fodmap diet

    I am hearing a new buzz word “FODMAPs” which identifies carbohydrates containing low or high sugar compounds, and we should become aware that some high fodmap foods can be the cause of gastrointestinal discomfort for some people. The Fodmap acronym stands for: Fermentable – meaning they are broken down (fermented) by bacteria in the large bowel […]

  • Reflexology Insoles reviewed

    I researched that reflexology/accupressure insoles are brilliant for stimulating better health. At shiatsuexpert.com website it explains: The shiatsu acupressure insoles are known for offering multiple health benefits – stimulating nerve function and boosting the energy level. It helps in increasing the blood flow in your body and eliminates the number of toxins. At www.bio-sources.com it […]

  • immunity fuel probiotics

    Immunity Fuel Probiotic Superfood Supplement

    What is Immunity Fuel? Its a Probiotic Superfood to supplement your diet. I quote here what they say on their website: “Immunity Fuel probiotics help to detoxify the body from chemicals and toxins. The good bacteria clean out the digestive system and colon – where most disease starts, and the pre-digested whole-foods replace vital nutrients […]

  • Microplastic Pollution

    Microplastics in our mussels: Can I please draw everyone’s attention to this latest Guardian article. Its about Mussels in British supermarkets found infested with microplastic. Single-use plastics are individually and collectively causing major marine pollution. Its distressing to read facts about the state of the planet’s marine environment. Soon we will not be eating any […]

  • Intraceuticals® Oxygen facial

    Product Review – Yesterday I treated myself to an Intraceuticals Rejuvenate 60 minute Facial treatment. I thought it was about time I tried a face/lift treatment. I thoroughly enjoyed the pampering. Carmel greeted me warmly and took me to her lovely professional clinic room at St Lukes, Auckland. I liked the special couch which could […]

  • Biopulse Detox Footbath

    Product Review Today I went to receive a Biopulse Detox treatment that involved putting my feet into a footbath for 35 minutes. It was good fun, as the owner of Bio Cleanse NZ Ltd, Nahaia Russ, decided to join me and have a detox footbath at the same time as me. She is very knowledgeable […]

  • Nahaia Active Organic Skincare

    NAHAIA ACTIVE ORGANIC SKIN CARE is not just organic but it is ACTIVE which means not only can you rest assure you are not rubbing chemicals and artificial toxins into your skin but Nahaia Active Organics will get you amazing results. Nahaia translates to ‘journey of eternal love’. I have been using Nahaia Skincare products […]

  • Matakana Superfoods

    Product Review I was introduced to Matakana Superfoods, at the Go Green Expo a week or so ago. I have hardly been so excited about health food products before now. Immediately I knew I was seeing something special. The sheer depth and scope of products they sell, tasting so fantastic, sent my taste buds to […]

  • Linden Leaves Natural Skincare

    Product Review for Linden Leaves Skincare I was in a fortunate position last week at the Go Green Expo, to be provided with some samples of Linden Leaves Natural Organic Skincare products to review. I was absolutely amazed how beautiful they were. There is simply nothing else quite like these. Each one was unique with […]

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