How to NOT FAIL at your New Year’s Resolution – 5 simple tips

2019-03-15T11:20:29+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Health, Fitness & Wellbeing|

Happy New Year everyone!!   I hope you all had a restful break over Christmas and a cracker of a start to 2019! It is this time of the year that we all start to set some goals for the year, also known as the New Year's resolution. And often, these goals are health-related, whether [...]

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Stress and high blood pressure

2019-03-15T11:20:30+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Health, Fitness & Wellbeing|

3 simple ways to improve your blood pressure without medication!   Do you, or someone in your life, suffer from heart problems? The chances are, you do. One in five Kiwis suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), and it is the number one cause of death in New Zealand. In fact, it kills more people [...]

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Are you getting forgetful? Use Ginkgo!

2019-03-15T11:20:30+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Health, Fitness & Wellbeing|

A powerful herb to keep your brain active.   “Memory is the mother of all wisdom” – Aeschylus   What is dementia? Can you imagine forgetting the names of your children, or your partner? Can you imagine waking up one morning, in the same house you have lived in for the past 30 years, not [...]

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Top 5 tips to help you breathe!

2019-03-15T11:20:30+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Health, Fitness & Wellbeing|

Can’t breathe? … It’s not fun, is it?   Many kiwis are affected by this chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), also known as asthma. In fact, one out of every seven children, and one in nine adults, suffer from asthma. If you are not affected by it, you’d likely know someone who carries an asthma [...]

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Episode 1 – What is Ripple Podcast all about?

2019-03-15T11:20:30+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Podcast|

Hello and welcome to the first episode of Ripple Podcast! In this episode, I will be introducing myself as the host of this podcast, what Naturopathy is, and how I became a Qualified Naturopath and Medical Herbalist. You see, my passion for natural medicine being a patient myself. I suffered from chronic eczema which forced [...]

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Depression and the… gut?

2019-03-15T11:20:30+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Health, Fitness & Wellbeing|

Depression is undoubtedly a major issue in New Zealand. Over half a million kiwis have been diagnosed with depression at one point in their lives, and one in nine adults are on prescribed anti-depressants. New Zealand also ranks NUMBER ONE in teen suicide rates amongst developed countries. How does this happen in this beautiful, free [...]

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6 steps to beating acne

2019-03-15T11:20:31+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Health, Fitness & Wellbeing|

“It’s what’s on the inside that counts” they say, but sometimes we just want to look good on the outside as well. It may not be a life-threatening condition, but it can be painful, annoying, and certainly affect your self-esteem. Most of us, except for the occasional lucky sods, suffer from hormonal acne at some [...]

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5 simple steps to achieve your health goals!

2019-03-15T11:20:31+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Health, Fitness & Wellbeing|

Have you ever felt like your New Year's resolutions slip away from your mind after several months into the year? Does this happen every single year and you feel like you aren't achieving your goals? In this article, we discuss the missing component of your New Year's resolution list... Health. If your list does not [...]

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Adrenal Fatigue – Are you a slave to your exhaustion?

2019-03-15T11:20:31+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Health, Fitness & Wellbeing|

Discover what it is and how Natural Medicine can help you beat the fatigue! Is your alarm clock your worst enemy? Do you drag yourself out of bed every morning? Are you guzzling down five cups of coffee a day so that you can feel the least bit…normal? You may be suffering from adrenal fatigue! [...]

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SKIN DEEP – Are you suffering from eczema?

2019-03-15T11:20:31+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Health, Fitness & Wellbeing|

By Kohei Iguchi (BNatMed, BSc) Qualified Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Advanced Hemaview Practitioner Did you know that there are many different types of eczema, ranging from contact dermatitis, seborrhoeic dermatitis to discoid eczema. More than often, various presentations of eczema have unique physiological processes, and may require specific treatments to bring the eczema under control. For [...]

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