• Honest Goods Ltd

    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 […]

  • Ahi Cider Kawakawa Tonic

    Product Review of Apple Cider 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

    A dispensary is a place where something is dispensed, especially medicines, and we only have to look in the wild places around us to find medicinal plants and herbs. From the mountains in Central Otago to the plants in our backyard. We celebrate local, native and wildcrafted plants with a comprehensive range of natural medicinal […]

  • Preventative Measures against Coronavirus

    From a natural medicine perspective

    Here are some recommended tactics to minimise catching Covid 19: We have to take steps to remain safe in the community. If you are around people, wear a mask and opt to stay in the fresh air wherever possible, because moving air disperses microdroplets quicker, they are more likely to fall to the ground than […]

  • What’s my food shopping list

    Why I eat Gluten Free and Low Fodmaps

    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

    High fat and high protein diet affects the gut microbiome

    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

    What I provide

    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 […]

  • A solution for recurrent cystitis

    When doctors can’t help

    I had been suffering recurrent bouts of cystitis and kept going to the doctors and being 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 up for a few weeks, […]

  • ecostore Products

    ecostore is all about kinder, safer, eco-friendly products to use in and around the home and on the body. From biodegradable ingredients, to our carboNZero certified manufacturing and sugar plastic packaging, Ecostore is constantly working on ways to save energy and resources, and reduce waste. Since 1993 we’ve been making safer plant and mineral-based products […]

  • EarthBar Beauty Products

    Hair and Beauty ethical vegan products At Earthbar, we handcraft a range of beauty products that are 100% naturally derived and vegan. We believe in creating uncompromisingly ethical products that are good for you, good for your soul and good for the planet. Our ‘back to basics’ approach is critical at every step of our […]

  • EarthBar – Shampoo Bar

    Solid shampoo that looks like a bar of soap

    Earth Bar Shampoo

    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

    Ultra Sensitive Body Lotion Reviewed

    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

    For guts sensitive to sugars

    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 Probiotic Superfood Supplement

    Product Review of the Gluten Free probiotic

    immunity fuel probiotics

    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

    The sea is feeding human garbage back to us

    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

    Beauty Treatment at Manaaki Wellbeing Clinic

    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 […]

  • Manaaki Wellbeing Ltd

    The Manaaki Experience Welcome to Manaaki Wellbeing Clinic, situated across the road from St Lukes Mall Auckland. Leave your busy world behind, enter our serene haven and embark on a magical journey set to transcend your senses and rejuvenate your being as we nurture your face, body, soul and spirit. About Us We are a boutique clinic […]

  • Immunity Fuel – Certified Organic Probiotic Superfoods

    At Immunity Fuel we are passionate about nature and the powerful healing benefits that can be derived from it. Our probiotic superfoods combine billions of good bacteria which are organically raised, with certified organic wholefoods. These are fermented together in a special process resulting in a natural green powder to support a healthy gut and […]