NatMed Blogs

Our blogs are created for you to learn from our experienced team of specialists- from the comfort of your home! We’ll help you learn more about topics such as portion control, thyroid testing, fertility, leading a healthy lifestyle and more!

What is Christmas for you? For too many of us it is a time of falling into Christmas day in an exhausted heap after school wind-ups, rushing to finalise work commitments that were due yesterday, attending about three too many social “get-togethers” and behind that smile lies the true desire to swap the heels for a pair of fluffy slippers, a cuppa and an early night, and to top it off - cramming in that last minute christmas shopping on a budget with throngs of others all looking strung out and the very opposite of peace, joy and goodwill to all.

The Effects of Stress on Fertility

Adrenal health is one of the most talked-about topics in health today, and for good reason. We lead hectic lifestyles, are constantly on the go and stimulated by wireless technology, rarely getting deep restorative rest. Our life style is so much faster than twenty years ago, we are all trying to adapt—often at great expense to our health.

Natural Alternatives... Where Will You Find Allergy Relief This Season?

Spring a beautiful season with light warm winds, vibrant green foliage returning to trees and plants producing a wonderful display of flower,  pollen is great for bees but can be a terribly debilitating factor in seasonal allergy sufferers, so what are our natural alternatives?

PMS Personality Guide

Oh my, it’s that time of the month again, one minute you’re snapping at your partner, the next you're crying over a video on Facebook, and you could murder a chocolate bar. Yes your mood and your hormones are inextricably linked. Nowadays science knows a fair bit about the intricate hormonal dance that goes on in your body and there is plenty you can do to minimise the unpleasant feelings that come with your period. Understanding exactly what’s going on is vital to easing your PMS symptoms. With some loving kindness, some gentle lifestyle changes and a few key herbs, you can reduce your miserable PMS moods. I’ve listed some of the most common PMS symptoms below accompanied by a biochemical explanation with tips on how to mend. Dig in!

Go crazy for nuts!

Activated Nuts Nuts are a fantastic addition to meals or as a snack between meals. The benefits of eating a handful of nuts every day (without the salt, honey, or roasting – sorry!) have been proven. Nutrient-dense, they are rich in protein (ten to 25 per cent) and up to 80 per cent of the fat they contain is unsaturated. They are also a significant source of fibre and minerals. Unfortunately, many people have digestive issues with nuts, They have quite a few enzyme inhibitors and a little phytic acid, so they can bother your digestion and cause bloating, gas, heart burn, and stomach ulcers over the long term. Phytic acid is the storage form of phosphorus found in many plants, especially in the bran or hull of grains and in nuts and seeds. Although herbivores like cows and sheep can digest phytic acid, humans can’t. So for some nut consumers – such as vegetarians who rely on them as a key source of protein and vitamins – activating nuts makes the most of the nutrients.