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Winter Health Guide - How to Boost Your Immunity

5 June 2018

It's amazing how much you can fortify your body against infection by making a few simple changes to your diet and lifestyle. Give yourself a fighting chance against infection this winter by following this immunity boosting guide!..

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Winter Wellness: Turmeric Mānuka Tonic Recipe

25 May 2018

Our Corporate Services Manager Lucy whipped this up this quick and easy recipe in the office this week, and our team was amazed that something so 'good for you' could also taste SO good! It's divine! Read on to discover Lucy's very easy recipe. ..

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Beneficial Phytochemicals Higher in Organic Food

13 March 2018

The chemicals that plants naturally produce to protect themselves against diseases can also help to protect us from getting ill and may even assist our recovery from some diseases. It is not surprising then, that many of the therapeutic properties of herbal medicines are due to the presence of these.....

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Bee Aware Month: The Dark Side of Nutter Butter

17 January 2018

Almonds? We’re nuts about them! You may have heard about the relationship between almonds & water shortages in California, but have you heard about how the Californian almond industry is affecting the bees? We took a closer look at both for Bee Aware Month 2017...

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What does 'eating ethically' really mean?

17 January 2018

Here at Commonsense, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop ethical shop. But what does ethical eating really mean? Organic, free-range, vegan, vege, sustainably-caught... the list goes on! Instead of presenting a tiny sliver of a multi-faceted issue, we asked some of our people about what eating ethically means to them...

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Open Minds: why we’re talking about mental health at work

17 January 2018

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 9-15th October 2017. We thought this was a great time to talk about our approach to workplace wellbeing at Commonsense. We’ve recently updated our health & safety policy to make it clear that we consider mental wellbeing a core part of staff health...

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Keeping our Kids Clean without chemicals

17 January 2018

The good news is that children’s bodies are really good at taking care of themselves – just add water! Soap can dry out young skin and should be limited to hand washing. Their hair doesn’t need washing often – once a fortnight is plenty – and the rest can generally.....

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How to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy

17 January 2018

Eating well before conception, during pregnancy and while breastfeeding can have a long term positive effect on the health of your baby. In addition to a wide variety of organic fresh produce and dry goods we also stock supplements, oils and herbal remedies designed specifically for use before and during.....

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Supergreens: Wheatgrass, Barleygrass, Chlorella or Spirulina?

17 January 2018

Although wheatgrass is made from wheat, it is gluten free, safe for those with coeliac disease, and it is similar to eating dark green vegetables. Wheatgrass is low calorie and packed full of nutrients, making it a high density, nutrient rich food...

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Health & wellbeing: what services do our Health Practitioners offer?

17 January 2018

Health and wellbeing is an essential part of the service we provide here at Commonsense! We sell a range of natural health & beauty products and have experienced Health Practitioners on hand at each of our six stores to offer advice on a range of health issues...

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Winter Wellness: 10 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

17 January 2018

As the weather cools down, we all want to do our best to stay well and healthy. That’s why we asked one of our talented Naturopaths, Dianna Tawharu, for her top tips on avoiding colds and flus this cold season...

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Choosing the Right Sunscreen

17 January 2018

It has long been known that we need to protect ourselves from the sun and at Commonsense, we sell sunscreens to help keep yourself and your family safe from potentially harmful UV rays. But due to the complex nature of the ingredients found in most sunscreens, we can’t apply our.....

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