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'Picky Eating'

'Picky Eating'

Over the years I have worked with a number of children and teenagers with a strong aversion to many common foods. Medical science has recently created the name ARFID – Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder – to extreme cases of such an eating pattern.  TV1 in New Zealand recently aired a feature on Sunday that followed several teenagers with the ARFID challenge. As time literally turns and we find ourselves well into the complexities of the 21st century we are seeing increasing numbers of complex health and wellbeing disorders.  By their very nature they are requiring us to explore the...

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Reaching for the Stars

Reaching for the Stars

As we go on a healing walkabout to lose weight, overcome a health condition, or to find a new level of peace, universal laws are set in motion to assist us.  We draw to us obvious and enjoyable assistance such as aligning with the right people and information to achieve our goal, but we also subconsciously draw to our attention the bumps or missing rungs on our ladder that if left unattended, will thwart us.  It could be an attitude that we have not been aware of, a random disrespect for money that shows itself, or a new physical ailment....

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Soothe My Throat!

Soothe My Throat!

Sore throats are a common complaint that can make life miserable and with winter approaching it is great to know we have some natural solutions at hand.  Sore throats are typically the result of infection or inflammation and there are some herbs commonly found in our garden or pantry that can minimize if not fully resolve it.   Ideally act at the onset of the soreness to nip things in the bud.  Herbal extracts and/or homeobotanicals are usually required for more advanced cases.  Sage Salvia officinalis, thyme Thymus vulgaris and plantain Plantago lanceolata/major are all useful for throat inflammation and...

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