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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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