The Good Health Shop Blog

Read through our many wonderful articles about being healthy inside & out. We’re here for you every step of the way.

Change-of-Season-Preparedness Checklist

Change-of-Season-Preparedness Checklist

The mornings are starting to feel nippy, the days start later and night falls fast and early. Winter is approaching. We are caught in a lockdown time-warp but mother nature is oblivious to our plight. Are you sure that you are prepared for winter under pandemic...

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Am I Spreading The Virus Around?

Am I Spreading The Virus Around?

Image by Prostooleh *disclaimer - this blog is purely my opinion based on the science I follow on PubMed and other similar platforms. Our immune systems are front and centre! Not since HIV Aids has immunity been the focus for so many people. Now though, because of...

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One Small Step

One Small Step

Surviving to Thriving – Part 3 You made a list yesterday, even if it’s only in your head.  You’re thinking and that puts you ahead of the pack. Now, Pick 1 thing. Choose 1 habit, or 1 symptom, from this list that you would choose to not have if you 'waved a magic...

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Emotional Well-Being

Emotional Well-Being

In this series of blogs we are exploring the 5 areas in which all humans should thrive, at age-appropriate levels.  The 1st 2 blogs in this series dealt with Physiological & Cognitive thriving.  3 are left - Emotional, Physical, and Social.  Altered...

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Cognitive Health

Cognitive Health

In Blog 1/5 we took a look at the 1st of the 5 areas in which all humans should thrive, at age-appropriate levels: Physiological. This blog will focus on Cognitive thriving. What do we even mean by thriving on a cognitive level? Well, I suppose remembering is the...

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Competition Time!

Some background info I follow a business blog called Storybrand. This week the questions were ‘what is your mission?’ and ‘what is at stake?’.  It was thought provoking for two big reasons: It’s not a way we as small business owners are trained to think.There is...

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Who  isn’t tired, right?

Who isn’t tired, right?

This blog is for you if you are prepared to consider that the culprit is probably your eating habits. There’s a compelling wealth of research that closely links the food we eat with our energy levels. Simply, a few relatively easy tweaks will change the picture –...

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Are You Ready to Change & Grow?

Are You Ready to Change & Grow?

Facing challenges is inevitable. It might be a rare event, it might be daily struggle.  The analogy of a baby’s birth, a difficult process for both mother and infant, is a necessary tussle; perhaps you are not able to reconcile the challenges in your life with...

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Are you Fatigued?

Are you Fatigued?

Fatigue seems to be trending. Are you one of the many struggling under the weight of all you are obliged to take on?  I think we have lost our way a little bit when we consider all we do and how we support the processes. Many people have physically demanding...

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Why do I need fibre in my food?

Why do I need fibre in my food?

Dietary fibre is important for our digestive health and regular bowel movements. Fibre helps you feel fuller for longer, can improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels and can assist in preventing some diseases such as diabetes, heart and bowel disease. Fibre helps...

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The Bach Flower Remedies

The Bach Flower Remedies

In our quest for radiant, vibrant, energetic good health, it’s the most natural thing to be thinking of physical health. We coach for changes in the Modifiable Lifestyle factors – eating, drinking, moving, sleeping, and coping. We might acknowledge mental health and...

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Kombucha & Kefir

Kombucha & Kefir

11 years ago when I started The Good Health Shop, kefir was a swear word and kobucha wasn’t even a word! Thanks, in part to The Banting Diet proponents, and in part to the resurgence of Ancient Wisdom, these fermented drinks are making a comeback! In this blog I’ll...

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Living In Harmony With the Natural World

Living In Harmony With the Natural World

Despite being in the heat of summer, change of season is just around the corner.  Already it’s getting light late in the morning, have you noticed? If we still lived in harmony with the natural world, we’d wake up to the sun and go to sleep in the dark so we’d...

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Why Should I Manage My  Stress?

Why Should I Manage My Stress?

My adult son works a really stressful job. He’s under pressure all the working hours and is also ‘on-call’ for emergencies 24-7. He eats carefully and gyms as often as his schedule allows; he has a happy home-life and rests on weekends; yet whenever he has a proper...

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Health Challenge

Health Challenge

I saw the term ‘health challenge’ on the internet, and it really got me thinking…  perfectly healthy people can have a health challenge, or even a health crisis, and because we are generally healthy, these speed-wobbles can feel so so serious – we hate being...

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The Risk of Being Healthy

The Risk of Being Healthy

How many people do you know who are sick? So many people are suffering to varying degrees.  You might consider yourself lucky – you’re more well than most. Niggling aches, occasional constipation and the odd bad night can be unsettling; daily stresses like angry...

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Why do you supplement?

Why do you supplement?

The most common reason we hear is that ‘I don’t think I eat enough’. It’s not a bad reason. Eat enough organically grown nutritious veg is a better answer. Here’s a question – if you eat broccoli, have you noticed that the broccoli stem is hollow?  The hollow stem...

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Organic Veg vs Regular Grown Veg

Organic Veg vs Regular Grown Veg

Q: Is there really a difference between organic veg and regular grown veg? A: The main difference between organic veg and regular grown veg is the pesticides. Besides the fact that these are toxic, they do some interesting things to the veggies as they grow. I’ll use...

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Functional Medicine vs Conventional Medicine

Functional Medicine vs Conventional Medicine

I refer to the practice of conventional medicine today as The Sickness Industry, and i accept that it sounds disrespectful, and I am aware that I am generalising and that there are good and caring docs out there, but my experience in 53 years of life, 2 children, 20...

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Food Has Become a For-Profit Industry

Food Has Become a For-Profit Industry

Recently, Carte Blanche blew the lid off fraud in the honey industry. It follows on a recent expose of flavoured olive oil. Its resonant of the fact that the industry that was set up to look after our health doesn't care about our food, and the industry that provides...

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What is Colostrum?

What is Colostrum?

We have had a strange number of people asking us for Colostrum Supplements, only to decide they are too expensive when they learn the price, so let me dip into colostrum as a supplement: Colostrum, a nutrient-rich fluid produced by female mammals immediately after...

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Supplements are a minefield.

Supplements are a minefield.

Supplements are a minefield. People's belief systems range from ‘waste of money, expensive pee’ to ‘I can’t function without these’ and every shade in-between. Let me try and clear up a few misconceptions, and by all means if you have any specific questions that...

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We need time to heal!

We need time to heal!

As usual at this time of the year we see lots of strange ‘sickness’ – when your biology wants it to be winter but the weather here won’t play along, germs and bacteria flourish. So we see tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, otitis, and even dermatitis… all...

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Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Healthy Living is an idea that we aspire to, without really thinking about the concept in a practical way. We ‘eat healthier’ don’t drink too much coffee and we might even get a bit of exercise in a week, but is this really Health Promotion? Is ‘healthy living’ as...

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Healthy Is The New Skinny

Healthy Is The New Skinny

Sometimes blogs are easy to write. There’s a collective consciousness at work and a lot of people ask the same questions and I answer so often the blog comes naturally. Other times I can find myself so scattered that there’s no 1 overriding message or issue to focus...

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Healthy Snacking

Healthy Snacking

In holiday time, with all the travelling, and especially in the heat, many women struggle with bladder infections and all people can suffer constipation when ‘in transit'. Prolonged periods of sitting still, road food, sugary drinks and long waits for bathroom stops...

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How to Deal with Flu…

How to Deal with Flu…

So you have the flu…. You feel horrible and miserable; you’re full of snot and aching and tearful... what is this germ? Would it surprise you to hear that it is NOT the germ that’s making you sick? It’s actually your body’s biological response to the germ – your...

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What is flu?

So you have the flu…. You feel horrible and miserable; you’re full of snot and aching and tearful...what is this germ? Would it surprise you to hear that it is NOT the germ that’s making you sick? It’s actually your body’s biological response to the germ – your immune...

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Triclosan – Hormone Disruptor

Triclosan – Hormone Disruptor

Triclosan is an ingredient found in toothpaste, antibacterial soap, some lipsticks, mascaras hand wash, wipes… Triclosan is a Hormone Disruptor: Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with endocrine (or hormone) systems at certain doses. These...

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Why supplement Chromium?

Why supplement Chromium?

Chromium is in many foods including brewer's yeast, some meats, potato skins, some cheeses, molasses, spices, whole-grain breads and cereals, and fresh organic fruits and vegetables grown in well-mineralised soil Because WHOLE GRAINS are where the chromium is, diets...

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