Your Health

Superfood Beetroot: 10 Delicious Ways with the Humble Beet

8 May 2017

We’re delighted to be celebrating Winter Wellness Week from 12-18 June 2017. As part of this, we’re giving some love to one of our favourite winter vegetables: the humble beet. Beetroot is not only delicious, it’s also a superfood with fantastic health properties...

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Ask a Naturopath: 10 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

1 April 2017

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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9 Ways to De-Stress after Shock or Anxiety

23 November 2016

Here at Commonsense we’ve been looking for ways to de-stress, rest and recuperate after recent events in Wellington.  Fortunately, we have some extremely talented colleagues we can ask for advice!..

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Top Tips for Hay Fever Relief

7 September 2016

Spring is here! Sunshine, daffodils, lambs, and a welcome respite from the cold… what’s not to love?  Well, for those who suffer from seasonal hay fever, the start of spring can be a bittersweet experience...

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Vitamin C Supplements

14 October 2014

Vitamin C is essential to human health.  There are only a few species on the planet which do not make their own vitamin C and humans are among them.  Therefore, it is vital that we get it from our diet. ..

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Slippery Elm's Many Benefits

14 October 2014

Slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) is a species of elm tree native to eastern North America.  The dried inner bark is used medicinally...

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Salicylate Intolerance

14 October 2014

Both natural and synthetic salicylates can cause health problems.  In high doses salicylates are harmful to everyone and overdose can be potentially life threatening.  Most people tolerate them well however, a small percentage of the population find that even small doses may cause significant health problems.Salicylate sensitivity, or salicylate intolerance,.....

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Psyllium - A Gentle, Natural Laxative

14 October 2014

Psyllium husk is the powdered seed of the plant Plantago psyllium.  It has been used traditionally in Chinese, Western and Ayurvedic medicine...

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Choosing the Right Sunscreen

11 October 2013

New Zealand and Australia have the highest rates of skin cancer in the world...

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