December 19, 2016


Sunburn Soothers

We recognise that familiar sting - the redness, irritation, peeling, pain, swelling, and unsightly blisters… sunburns can last from 3-7 days, and are painful and uncomfortable.  Sunburns are acute inflammation of the skin cells, caused by ultraviolet rays of the sun.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys  BNatMed HbT

Puraty Naturopath

 

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December 01, 2016


Healthy Digestion

a well-functioning gut holds the key to our overall good health

By Joanna Vinsen BNatMed HbT

 

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November 14, 2016


Hay Fever

Around 20 percent of our population suffers from hay fever.

By Joanna Vinsen BNatMed HbT

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October 17, 2016


DOCTOR GOOGLE…

“Marie” had been tired for weeks. A web search for “fatigue” brought up site after site describing her exact symptoms and she was convinced  she had chronic fatigue syndrome. So, of course, she ordered supplements online from the US which promised to fix the problem. When they didn’t—several months and hundreds of dollars later—a blood test revealed she was actually anaemic. 

By Joanna Vinsen BNatMed HbT

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September 08, 2016


YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT – LITERALLY

 

Food is not mere nutrition – it is medicine for your body. The building blocks of your body.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys  BNatMed HbT

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August 01, 2016


CHASTE TREE – Vitex agnus-castus

In a study conducted by Schallenberg, it was found that dry extract of agnus castus fruit is an effective and well tolerated treatment for the relief of symptoms of  premenstrual syndrome.

By Joanna Loveys BNatMed HbT

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July 15, 2016


New Teas

I have been busy formulating the new additions to the Puraty range.  We have some stellar favourites coming and a surprise as well! We listened to you, our loyal tea drinkers, and asked – what do you need? What do you WANT?   I hope we have come up with additions that will excite you and invoke healing.

By Joanna Loveys BNatMed HbT

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May 18, 2016

Bone Broth ›  


BONE BROTH

Bone broth protects the joints, is good for the gut, helps to maintain healthy skin and immune function, boosts detoxification and aids metabolism. It is recommended to support the treatment of leaky gut syndrome, food intolerances, to improve joint health and arthritic joint pain, for its anti-inflammatory properties and to boost the immune system.

By Joanna Loveys BNatMed HbT

 

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May 01, 2016


TURMERIC

TURMERIC

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years by many cultures as a medicinal herb and a traditional food in cooking, particularly in India and the Middle East. Ayurvedic medicine, particularly, has used turmeric to treat a wide range of illnesses from heartburn and gut issues to bronchitis, lung infections, headaches, diabetes, colds and cancer. It is such a fragrant spice! And it is the most beautiful bright yellow colour. It is warming, bitter, and peppery with a mild scent reminiscent of ginger. The pure forms of turmeric powder have very high concentrations of Curcumin. Which is what we want if we are using it in a medicinal sense.

By Joanna Loveys BNatMed HbT

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May 01, 2016


HEALTH – THE CHALLENGES WE FACE FOR GOOD HEALTH

 

In our food chain we consume antibiotics, trans fats, hormones, additives and sugar, that we are not even aware we are eating. We have been bombarded via persuasive advertising that quick fixes and fortified foods will meet all our dietary and health needs, this is just not so.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys BNatMed HbT MNZAMH

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