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Manuka Honey Supports Wellbeing

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We all know honey is good for us. And that Manuka Honey is even better.

But what can it do?

Read this article to find out more of how and what Manuka honey can do for you.


Lectins and Leaky Gut Syndrome:

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Sanderson NZ has published an article that we too have been doing a lot of study on.


Lectins are a way that nature has equipped itself with its own system of defence and the way that vegetation defends itself against larger predators such as humans and animals. Lectins found in grains, nuts, legumes and nightshade vegetables have been linked with digestive distress, leaky gut syndrome and chronic inflammation.

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What is poor bladder control?

Naturally Healthy Hamilton NZWhat is poor bladder control?

Bladder weakness is a common problem affecting up to 20 per cent of the adult population. Incidence increases with age in men and women and after childbirth and menopause for women.

According to the Continence Foundation of Australia around 50 per cent of men and women aged over 50 years are affected.

Around 77 per cent of nursing home residents in Australia are affected by incontinence. Between 40-60 per cent of these residents will wet the bed tonight.

Bladder problems remain under diagnosed and under reported. An estimated 50 per cent of sufferers do not discuss their bladder issues, even with their GP’s, and around 60 per cent of people with continence problems do not seek help.

What are the symptoms?

The main symptoms of poor bladder control include:

  • Urination more than 7-8 times a day, and passing small amounts (less than 200ml) at a time
  • Waking more than once to urinate during the night
  • Frequent bed wetting
  • Leakage when coughing, exercising or laughing
  • Occasional leakage during sex
  • Sudden and urgent need to urinate

What are the main types of urinary incontinence?

Stress incontinence

This occurs more in women, often as a result of the stretching during pregnancy and childbirth of the pelvic floor muscles that support and hold the bladder in place.

Stress incontinence typically gives you no warning and occurs when ‘stress’ is placed on the pelvic floor and bladder muscles during activities such as coughing, laughing, jumping and sneezing.

Those affected by stress incontinence typically pass a small amount of urine but receive no warning that the bladder accident is about to occur.

Urge incontinence

This occurs when you do have a warning that you urgently need to go to the toilet, but you just don’t reach the toilet in time. Urge incontinence affects men and women at roughly the same rate and you typically pass a significant amount of urine. It is associated with overactive bladder and can be a very stressful condition which limits lifestyle and general activity due to fear.

Overactive Bladder (OAB)

OAB (or sensitive bladder) is thought to be due to involuntary contractions of the detrusor muscle, which is a muscle within the bladder wall itself. With OAB, a sense of immense urinary urgency is experienced as well as frequent visits to the toilet, both day and night.

If you are lucky you will make it to the bathroom, but if not, you will have an urgency accident.

Diet and Lifestyle

Simple changes to your diet and lifestyle can prevent the problem from becoming worse, especially into menopause and old age.

  • Maintain a healthy weight and make exercise a daily routine
  • Address constipation and eat plenty of fiber-rich foods including fruits, vegetables and whole grains
  • Avoid too much tea, coffee and alcohol which are diuretics and may irritate the bladder
  • Drink around 6-8 cups of water each day, preferably spread throughout the day; do not reduce fluid intake as this may make the problem worse
  • Only go to the toilet when necessary
  • Practice pelvic floor exercises known as Kegel (pelvic floor) exercises. These strengthen the muscles involved during urination.

Urox Bladder Control Capsules support these conditions.

Available at Naturally Healthy.

Online or instore.



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Reset your body clock

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Our sleep/wake cycle in one of the most primitive mechanisms in the body and is so simple. When it’s light we wake up and when it’s dark we go to sleep. However, in recent years many people are finding this simple body clock function is out of sync. This can result in poor quality sleep and waking in the morning feeling unrefreshed.

Naturally Healthy can support all the reasons you cannot sleep.
Stressed/Night Shift work/ Mind Talk or just plain over exhausted.
We can help.

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Here is a particularly effective recipe for a gentle internal cleanse:

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Cleansing and detoxifying the body is a great way to help the body defend itself against the negatives of modern living. And coming out of the winter from all those extra carbohydrates presents the perfect time to spring clean your system as you ease your way into a lighter diet of naturally cleansing fruit and vegetables.

Here is a particularly effective recipe for a gentle internal cleanse:
Blend in a glass of water 1 teaspoon of White Argyle Clay (Organic) and 1 tablespoon of Rose Floral Water (Organic). Drink this pleasant blend each morning on an empty stomach, for 10 days.
Enjoy the sensation of spring’s arrival from the inside out.
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NEW Consults at Naturally Healthy

Monica van de Weerd

practitioner Monica van de WEERD is now available for the following consultations

-Stress less Program

-Weight management Program

-Detox program

-Motivation Program

-General Health Appraisal

All programs are a 45 minute consultation at $80. And include a general health appraisal during the initial consult & FREE Guide Booklets to take home.

BOOKING Required – phone 07 958 3845

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Can Omega-3s Speed Up Your Teen’s Information Processing?

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Every parent wants their child to do their best in school, and findings suggest upping their omega-3 intake could help them do just that. The findings, published in the journal Nutrients, suggest that adolescents with a higher Omega-3 Index (the amount of omega-3 fats relative to total fat in red blood cells) may process information faster. READ MORE


Source: Sandersons.

Echinacea – the tingle on your tongue.

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Echinacea species, commonly known as Purple Coneflower, have a long history of medicinal use. It originates from North America and possesses a unique immune stimulating action that has been proven in clinical trials to support non-specific cellular immunity.
KiwiHerb is available at Naturally Healthy – Hamilton.
Taste Test In-Store.
Read More about Echinacea –
The alkylamides/alkamides are regarded as having the most important immunostimulant activity. Alkylamides are absorbed from the digestive tract and produce the ‘tongue tingling’ sensation. The intensity of ‘tingle’ you get on your tongue, after taking liquid Echinacea, is a crude indicator of the level of actives in the extract used in our Kiwiherb Echinacea containing products.
Which Plant Part is Best?
Echinacea root has the highest concentration of alkylamides and is the part of the plant which was traditionally used by North American Indians and early eclectic physicians. There is also evidence of a higher risk of allergic reactions from preparations made from the aerial parts of the plant (flower, leaves & stems).