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Is IVF really your only option?

In her early 30’s, fit and reasonably healthy, Annette Goguel was told she had little to no chance of falling pregnant naturally. Two fertility specialists told her IVF was her only option.  Instead, she chose to consult with naturopath and medical herbalist Shona Mackenzie at The Good Health Room. Eight weeks later she fell pregnant, completely naturally. “I want other women to know my story because I was made to feel that IVF was my only option” says Annette.  She describes her...

August 25, 2018

What are Hormones and what do they do?

WHAT IS A HORMONE? When we hear about hormones it's usually in a negative light, truth is the main job of hormones is to maintain a normal physiological balance throughout the body! Hormones are important chemical messengers in the body that are part of, and released by the endocrine system. These messengers control crucial tasks of our major bodily functions, from emotions and mood, to whether we feel hungry / full and then complex processes like reproduction. When we understand our hormones...

May 31, 2017

What actually is a Naturopath & Medical Herbalist... and how can they help?

You may have heard your friends or family talk about seeing a Naturopath / Medical Herbalist, but what do they actually do? You might be surprised to read the following... Here are 5 things that you may not know about a Naturopath: 1. Naturopaths and Medical Herbalists are Trained Professionals We go through strict training before becoming licensed to treat the health conditions affecting you and your family. A qualified natural health practitioner in New Zealand is educated in science-b...

November 28, 2016

Sleep ... just how important is it?

Just how important is sleep? Short answer, very important! Sleep plays a crucial role in our physical health. For example, sleep is involved in healing and repairing your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, early death, depression, low immunity… the list goes on! So what can we do to help get those quality zzz's at night? Here are a few key players that can affect our sleep. Anxiety Interesting how anxiety can contribu...

October 26, 2016

Boost your immune system with Lomatium – A natural antibiotic!

Lomatium is a natural antibiotic that is highly effective at enhancing your immune system. There are many health benefits of this powerful herb, below are just a few! Respiratory Respiratory ailments such as COPD, pneumonia, tuberculosis, bronchitis, chronic cough, and asthma are no match for Lomatium. This powerful herbal antibiotic is highly effective in helping with all things respiratory! Antiviral properties Lomatium contains antiviral properties so powerful that even viral illnesses...

October 21, 2016

4 Signs of Fatigue You May Not Know

Being tired generally goes away after a proper, restful sleep.. Fatigue however can hang around even after plenty of rest! So, how tired is too tired? Here are a few common symptoms of fatigue. MOOD Our general mood can be affected when we are fatigued. We may experience mild depression, find ourselves easily irritated, have increased PMS symptoms or general reduced enjoyment in life SLEEP Feeling tired or lethargic all the time? And even when you get plenty of sleep, it's still difficult...

October 10, 2016

5 Signs of Anxiety You May Not Know

Anxiety is normal and healthy in the right context, but ongoing high levels can be detrimental to your health long-term. Anxiety can affect our body in different ways. Here are 5 symptoms of anxiety that you may not be aware of: 1. Dizziness Ever felt off-balance, a little faint or just well, dizzy? A reason for this can sometimes be Hyper- and hypoventilation. Meaning sometimes when we have anxiety it can affect our breathing and we can take in too much or too little air resulting in the so ...

October 3, 2016

Sustainable, Achievable Weight Loss

See below article for more information on THE GOOD HEALTH ROOM & JULIE M FITNESS 'SPRING HAS SPRUNG' 2-IN-1 HEALTH & FITNESS OFFER!...

August 26, 2016

Food Intolerances, Hair Analysis Testing & Your Health!

Functional medicine (e.g. naturopathy and herbal medicine) approaches health not as individual symptoms within certain body systems, but rather the whole body as one integrated system. The whole body is treated, as each body system is continuously impacting another. Dr Amy Myers (author of 'The Autoimmune Solution') presents the view that rather their be 'one discrete category called "autoimmunity" … instead is the "autoimmune spectrum"'. THE AUTOIMMUNE SPECTRUM ...

July 10, 2016

Want to get healthy food into your children's meals?

Are you struggling with what to cook at meal times for your children due to busyness of life, special diets or just plain fussy eaters? Or you just want to get your children eating healthier? is a great website to investigate to help get all your meal times organised without hassle or stress. Amy & Natalie offer great guidance (free webinar), recipes and meal plans to get your children eating healthier! There main tip: Be organised! Investing time in meal prepara...

July 6, 2016

What’s in your fizzy drink – are the quench-thirsting qualities REALLY worth the risks?

Key points: Sugar disrupts homeostasis in the body Sugar causes the immune system to become exhausted allowing illnesses and disease to occur There are many known carcinogenic chemicals in fizzy drinks Sugar increases the risk for diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and cancer Diseases linked to fizzy drink consumption Acid Reflux Abdominal Discomfort Asthma Allergies Cancer Cardiovascular Disease Epilepsy Mental Health Tourette...

June 29, 2016

Be prepared to keep your family well this winter!

Don't be caught out this winter when coughs and colds arrive at home causing sleepless nights and days off work due to unwell children. Prevention and quick recovery of illnesses is key to maintaining important daily routines, so that tiredness, and stress from tiredness does not continue to overburden existing health issues. The Good Health Room in Cambridge has combined an excellent range of natural health products to combat the difficulties of winter family health. Each wellness pack include...

May 25, 2016

The 3 Phases of Wound Healing

In February (2016) I believe I was bitten by a white tail spider. What flared up on the back of my jawline for the first few days was quite itchy. I thought I'd been bitten by a large mosquito more than once in the same place (photo 1) and so continued to think nothing of it, other than monitor it and apply home remedies I'd used in the past for healing wounds e.g. coconut oil, tea tree oil. By the third day I was regularly taking photos, as what was appearing was not something I'd ever experien...

May 22, 2016

Health Benefits of Pea Protein (Amazonia Raw Protein)

Protein is greatly required by our body daily, and within a day about a half kilogram is broken down into amino acids to be reconstructed into new proteins. Protein helps us to grow, heal and defend our health internally on a continual basis, and it is found in hair, nails, muscles, tendons, ligaments and other body structures. It also functions within the body as enzymes, hormones, and in components of other cells e.g. our genes. What are amino acids? They are building blocks, and our body is...

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