Close
North Shore, Auckland 0620 PO Box 31645
021 254 9159 liv@livsapothecary.co.nz
Tips for Going Sugar Free

Tips for Going Sugar Free

Spring clean your diet with these top Tips for Going Sugar Free! High Quality Protein helps to balance blood sugar.  It keeps our blood sugar more stable so we don’t experience a rollercoaster of sugar highs and lows throughout the day.  Sources...

READ MORE
Fat Makes You Fat?

Fat Makes You Fat?

10 reasons why I disagree… The low fat era during the 1980s and 1990s coincides with a rapid increase in obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. This is an interesting read of the low fat era timeline and its huge...

READ MORE
Sugar Cravings and Natural Sweeteners

Sugar Cravings and Natural Sweeteners

Do you ever feel full after dinner but still have room for dessert?  Like a second dessert stomach!  Evolutionarily, the sweet taste was so rare in nature and so highly prized, we developed a strong reward system for sweet tastes.  Sometimes...

READ MORE
My dramatic diet change over the years

My dramatic diet change over the years

This was my diet for many years before developing leaky gut, food intolerances, and studying to be a Naturopath and Nutritionist. Breakfast: 5 Weetbix, 1 cup of low fat milk, pottle low fat yoghurt and fruit. Morning tea: muesli bar and fruit...

READ MORE
Fatigue… beyond iron deficiency

Fatigue… beyond iron deficiency

Do you go straight to the pharmacy or health store to buy iron tablets at the first sign of fatigue?  Without a blood test to confirm your iron levels? Do you know that it can be dangerous to take iron tablets if you don’t need to, especially...

READ MORE
Hyperthyroidism Natural Treatment

Hyperthyroidism Natural Treatment

The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located at the front of the neck.  It plays a mighty role for its small size.  It determines the body’s metabolic rate, energy levels and temperature.  Hyperthyroidism is overactive thyroid, when the body...

READ MORE
Oestrogen Dominance

Oestrogen Dominance

Oestrogen dominance is a state in which a woman does not have sufficient progesterone to balance the amount of oestrogen in her body. Oestrogen and progesterone levels usually swing like a seesaw i.e. when oestrogen increases, progesterone...

READ MORE
Period Pain ~ Natural Remedies

Period Pain ~ Natural Remedies

Period pain (dysmenorrhea) is pain or cramps felt in the lower abdomen that occur before and during menstruation.  The pain may range from dull and heavy to severe and extreme.  Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common type.  It is characterised...

READ MORE
Enhance Your Resilience to Stress

Enhance Your Resilience to Stress

Are you tired but wired?  Here are my top 10 tips to enhance your body’s resilience to stress… B complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B7) are vitally important for the adrenals and energy production. B vitamins are water soluble...

READ MORE