June 25, 2020
Woman Exercising with Dog

Exercise & Your Joints – Top 5 Questions Answered

Ever wondered if exercise affects your joints? How you can support your joints while exercising? Us too! We set Kelly the task of answering five of the most asked questions about exercise and joints on Google and giving us a few other insights from her perspective than you might not get elsewhere. We hope you learn something you didn’t know before reading! Movement is fundamental to life. The purpose of
June 1, 2020
Sleep Support - comfy bed

How our Sleep Needs Change as We Age

Good sleep comes easily for some, others, not so much. If you’ve ever laid awake at night wondering why you can’t sleep this article could be for you, especially if you’ve found your ability to get a solid 8 hours has changed over time. We asked our naturopaths to round up some common sleep issues throughout our decades and the kinds of things we can turn to for support. There are
May 15, 2020
Woman showing longevity

What can we do to Support Longevity?

One thing that’s been on our minds in the Nutra-Life office recently is the whole ‘ageing gracefully’ concept. Some days it feels like a myth, we’re tired, we ache… Others we want to try everything in our power to hit each new decade with the same energy and drive as the last! We had a chat to Lynley, one of our amazing in-house naturopaths about some of the things we
April 8, 2020
Woman in 20's choosing nutrition

Five Things a Nutritionist Wish She Knew in her 20’s

We’ve been chatting to some of our very own experts about the things they wish they had known in their 20’s.  Emma, our nutritionist, put her list together and we love it because it sounds exactly like Emma! It’s been great to see a more personal side of some of our team. You’ll have to let us know if you want to see more like this. Without further introduction, here
April 8, 2020
Woman in 20's with naturopath

Five Things a Naturopath Wish She Knew in her 20’s

We’re not sure if anything beats personal advice from the experts! This got us thinking, if they were talking to a loved one, what would our naturopaths tell them about health & wellness? What are the things they wished they had known in their 20’s? Lynley has given her top 5 things here. Kelly’s tips are over on Instagram (head back to March 2020 if you’re a little late to
April 4, 2020
Woman looking out to see, thinking about mind-gut connection, in red

What is the Mind-Gut Connection?

Have you heard of the mind-gut connection? Our team has been reading so much about this trendy concept recently. As usual, we have questions and to help us answer them our wonderful naturopaths were on hand.  Here’s our Naturopath Kelly to simplify the mind-bending, mind-gut connection! Kelly, is the mind-gut connection the same as a ‘gut feeling’? It is – but it is also so much more! We have lots
March 28, 2020

How to look after your Gut Health – The Basics

Have you been paying attention to the media in the last few years? You’ve probably noticed then that gut health is a hot topic. Stories about Kiwis’ digestive health – from the importance of intestinal bacteria balance to fibre, enzymes, gut-supporting nutrients and more – no longer just appear on health-focused websites. They’re now part of mainstream media sites like the New Zealand Herald and Stuff [1] [2] [3]. We’ve
March 27, 2020
Stress Woman, Breathing Digestion

Stress and Your Digestion – Are They Connected?

Take a moment to really think about how the word ‘stress’ makes you feel. For some of you, it may have become the norm so you just don’t notice it anymore. Or maybe thinking about it makes you feel more stressed? Some of you, may even have a gut reaction to the word, a clench, butterflies… Now think about if just the word can make you feel something, what impact