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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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The Many Benefits of Slippery Elm

17 January 2018

Slippery elm: what is it, and what do you use it for? We take a closer look at this traditional remedy for IBS, heartburn and reflux. ..

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Salicylate intolerance: the basics

17 January 2018

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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Going Vegan with Commonsense

17 January 2018

At Commonsense, we know it can feel a little daunting to step into the world of veganism. That’s why we supply a variety of alternatives so that you never feel like you’re missing out, no matter what your dietary requirements are...

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Psyllium - A Gentle, Natural Laxative

17 January 2018

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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9 Ways to De-Stress after Shock or Anxiety

17 January 2018

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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Are Oats Gluten Free?

17 January 2018

Oats: contaminated by gluten or just straight glutinous? We did the research so you don’t have to: here’s the low down on why your oats aren’t truly gluten free...

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No Sugar-Coating: My Real-Life 'I Quit Sugar' Diary

Posted by Liz Willoughby-Martin on 17 January 2018

I was brought up on sugar. My bones are made from Angel Delight and hokey pokey. My veins are filled with plum crumble and raspberry liquorice sticks. Sugar is my life-force. That’s why I chose to give it up...

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Simple, Fresh, Seasonal: Buster's Vegan Christmas Inspiration

17 December 2016

Here at Commonsense Organics, we cater for a range of dietary requirements such as gluten free, dairy free, paleo and vegan. We asked staff member Buster Caitcheon for some inspiration for creating a delicious plant based meal...

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