Gluten free or not?

Gluten intolerance is a growing epidemic worldwide. Fortunately for those who are sensitive to gluten, more and more cafes and restaurants are now offering gluten-free options. What is gluten? Gluten is a general name used to describe proteins found in wheat and other cereal grains such as spelt and

What is insulin resistance – and how do you treat it?

Have you heard of insulin resistance? Simply put, it is a resistance to the uptake of glucose into the body’s cells. Elevated blood insulin levels are often associated with central obesity, cholesterol abnormalities, and/or high blood pressure (hypertension). Insulin resistance is a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Read on
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99 Yoga Classes in Two Days!

Last weekend I attended the 6th national New Zealand yoga festival in Auckland. It was held at the beautiful Kawai Purapura retreat center in Albany, which is owned and run by the Wellpark College for natural therapies. The festival started on Friday evening with an opening ceremony and finished

Why are Retreats so Good for Us!

If you are not sure whether going on a treat would be good for you, this blog post is for you.  People go on retreats for all different kind of reasons but, in my experience, the number one reason for women to go on a retreat, no matter their

7 Tips to Move it Not Just to Lose it!

It might not be summer yet, but now is a good time to get started on getting in shape for the warmer months – and feel great at the same time. Everybody knows that exercise, getting fit and staying fit is important. Movement is critical for good health and it’s not

The Illusion of Separateness

Albert Einstein knew everything was One. The new science of the ‘Quantum’ led him inextricably to that conclusion – though for many years it did not sit comfortably with him. Like many of his generation – and most since then, he had been schooled in the Newtonian and Cartesian paradigm