September 08, 2017


Eat a Rainbow for Health

When I was training one of my lecturers had a favourite saying when it came to nutrition – “Eat a Rainbow!” – Now, she had a good point, because a diet rich in colour promises excellent health benefits. This obviously does not mean eating green lollies and blue jelly and downing orange Fanta though – don’t even get me started on food colourings and artificial additives! The Rainbow refers to choosing clean real foods which are all the colours of the rainbow. There is definitely a growing awareness that good nutrition and eating habits have a large impact on our health status. People are really embracing this right now, which is heartening to see.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys BNatMed HbT MNZAMH

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August 14, 2017

Strong Bones and Osteoporosis ›  


Strong Bones Tea can benefit bone health as we age

When we think of bone strength, we often think of Osteoporosis, which is often present in the elderly because aging causes bone loss, This is when we find bones become thin, weak and fragile as we get older so fractures of the wrist, spine, hips and limbs are common. Osteoporosis, of course, shows up as porous thin bones caused by a declining bone mass, and bone loss which causes fractures and deformities. If your bones are strong then a break will only occur with a serious trauma.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys, BNatMed HbT MNZAMH

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July 18, 2017

Natural Menopause Treatments ›  


Natural Menopause Treatments

I read a quote once that menopause is puberty’s evil older sister. While some women sail through menopause relatively unscathed, others are not so fortunate and suffer the more unpleasant symptoms of menopause, as we wind down into a different stage of life.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys, BNatMed HbT MNZAMH

 

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June 01, 2017


TOP EIGHT REASONS FOR BUYING NATUROPATHIC

Sometimes I feel like modern medicine misses the point that the body is not made up of separate systems – it is a whole fluid entity, all parts interconnected.  I guess therefore modern medicine sometimes can only control symptoms. Each pill works to stop something from happening, or make something happen, but it doesn’t reach the cause. 

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys  BNatMed HbT

Puraty Naturopath

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May 01, 2017


The Puraty Twins

Over time we have come to realise how well the teas “pair up” - how the complimentary herbs and blends work well with each other . We have begun calling each pair “twins” - THE TWINS.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys  BNatMed HbT

Puraty Naturopath

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April 01, 2017


PCOS – POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a set of symptoms due to elevated androgens (male hormones) in women. Signs and symptoms of PCOS include irregular or no menstrual periods, heavy periods, excess body and facial hair, acne, pelvic pain, difficulty getting pregnant, and patches of thick, darker, velvety skin.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys  BNatMed HbT

Puraty Naturopath

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March 08, 2017


2017 Puraty Scholarship winner $1000

Kirsty Wills

Wellpark College, New Zealand

 

By searching for and addressing the root cause of a patients’ problem, and treating it along with the presenting symptoms, alternative medicine seeks to not only provide relief to the current condition, but give the patient a long term recovery and often prevents conditions from recurring, rather than managing a condition.

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February 15, 2017


Peppermint - Mentha piperita

Peppermint calms spasms (it’s a spasmolytic), calms the digestive tract, helps with nausea as it is an anti-emetic, it’s a very good anti-microbial herb, helps with coughs and if you have painful and itchy skin a cold compress of peppermint is very soothing. 

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys  BNatMed HbT

Puraty Naturopath

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January 31, 2017


Being Mindful at work

Mindfulness practise allows you to just observe the flow of your thoughts, emotions, what your body is doing – no judgement – just observing and allowing them to be, we notice external sounds too, we use other senses to notice things we might not normally have noticed.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys BNatMed HbT

Puraty Naturopath

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January 15, 2017


What happens when we eat too much?

Here at Puraty you asked, and we listened, and we have developed a Digestive Tea to help soothe and relax the digestion, so if you do overindulge, maybe slowly sipping a calming brew will be of benefit.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys  BNatMed HbT

Puraty Naturopath

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