Did you know that you have 2 brains? One in your head and one in your gut? The more we learn about the gut and its bacterial population the more we realise that the gut is controlling our brain. For an excellent short TED talk on this listen to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWT_BLVOASI
All traditional healing approaches including Naturopathy, have known that to heal many health issues you must start with the gut. Makes sense when you consider the importance of digesting and absorbing nutrients from food in order to heal. But we also now know that to feel emotionally balanced our gut must be digesting food optimally and supporting diverse populations of beneficial bowel bacteria - Read more here.
Read Nicola's blog on the benefits of mirror talk for increasing self esteem: Self Esteem Article
Asap Science (2014) You’re not what you think you are. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIAltUyFo5o&feature=youtu.be
Fyers, A. (2017) Unicef report: New Zealand 34th out of 41 developed countries for child wellbeing. Retrieved from https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/93583589/unicef-report-wellbeing-of-kiwi-kids-languishes-behind-other-developed-countries
Hsiao, E. (2013) Mind-altering microbes: how the microbiome affects brain and behavior: Elaine Hsiao at TEDxCaltech. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWT_BLVOASI
Rucklidge, J. (2014) The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dqXHHCc5lA
Unicef (2017) Innocenti Report Card 14. Retrieved from https://www.unicef.org.nz/stories/innocenti-report-card-14
Allergy & Digestive Support Testimonial
"Nicola you have been very kind and also aided me in some very important changes, whether they were physical or, more importantly, emotional/mental ones too! Think about it! When I first came to see you, I was barely able to concentrate on my study, let alone complete it! I'm now on track for an A's in my course work. Also, my wife and children are now spending time with a man who is a much happier and energetic person than two years ago, which is a wonderful thing. While I understand the undoubtable work I have been doing to achieve these changes, I can't help but feel thankful to have been a client of yours, and at the precise time I needed to be!
So thank you for your time, knowledge and professional skill! Keep doing the fantastic work Nicola; your clients benefit greatly from the role you have chosen for yourself in this world. Not every person can say the same." - Ben Gibbons Testimonial 5.3.2012
"I am a new client of Nicola's and have felt nothing but welcomed and comfortable when in her presence. I have struggled with health issues my entire life but over the past month or so, since beginning herbal treatments, I have never felt better. Nicola offers advise and guidance without pressuring and allows you to take on the changes at your own pace. All this and I am only at the start of my journey! Can't wait to see what is in store next!!!" - Bayly Devonshire Testimonial 29.6.17