Tag: immune tonics

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The Lost Art of Convalescence

July 26, 2018

I like to talk about the idea of convalescence this time of year as we see so many people suffering from ongoing viruses, coughs and colds that take many weeks to resolve. Did you know that Australia is now one of the nations that work the longest hours in the world? The relaxed image of the easy-going Aussie would seem a thing of the past. The pressure we feel from our workplace or family or most importantly ourselves has us continually ‘soldiering-on’  We see ourselves as invincible and ....

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The Lost Art of Convalescence

July 12, 2017

Did you know that Australia is now one of the nations that work the longest hours in the world? The relaxed image of the easy-going Aussie would seem a thing of the past. The pressure we feel from our workplace or family or most importantly ourselves has us continually ‘soldiering-on’  We see ourselves as invincible and that any illness is either a weakness or a nuisance that needs to be dealt with quickly so we can get on with the important things in our lives. And as a result we do not al....

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Eating In Season

April 1, 2016

On the weekend we ordered some native plants and trees for our garden as well as seeds and  seedlings for our winter vegie crop (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, parsnips, carrots, winter greens and peas). The expert down at the nursery told us that now is the perfect time to plant because we’ve had some great rain and there’s still enough warmth in the air and soil for the plants to establish their root systems before Winter.  If we leave it too late, when the warmth is all gone, then they....

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Our Top 6 Immune Tonics

April 29, 2014

Yesterday’s Geelong Advertiser (29th April, 2014) reported that almost one quarter of all Australian adults suffered flu symptoms last year. There’s been a lot of noise in the media in recent weeks  about the flu ‘hitting’ Australia... and it’s about this time every year that we see similar headlines and reports. The thing to remember though is that the flu is a virus that has been around for thousands of years and every year, at about this time, we are at a higher risk of infectio....

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The Power of Convalescence

July 28, 2013

There are a myriad of really nasty bugs around at the moment that seem to be lingering in the form of post-viral coughs, colds, lowered mood, energy and vitality. The message we keep hearing in-store goes something like this… “I need something that works fast because I have this deadline; I can’t take time off work; I can’t be sick...” My concern is that what we are seeing is a direct reflection of a driven, unbalanced culture that allows no time for illness.  Our society expect....

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