• Herbal Remedies

    Herbal Remedies: Nature’s Pharmacy

    The healing properties of herbal remedies are undeniable. With more and more studies being conducted to test their active components we have more surety in how nature can support our wellbeing. These botanical blessings have been cherished across civilisations for eons for their myriad therapeutic virtues. Today we embark on a journey through some of the most sought-after herbal remedies and explore their practical uses. Echinacea This stalwart herb is renowned for its prowess in bolstering the immune system, serving as a stalwart shield against the onslaught of colds and flu. Studies suggest that echinacea’s bioactive compounds can rally the body’s defences, aiding in the battle against infections while potentially curtailing…

  • Bach Flower Remedies

    Bach Flower Remedies for Stress

    April is Stress Awareness Month and at Holistic Room we love nothing more than simple, gentle modalities to help ease stresses and promote mental wellbeing. Flower essences are both gentle and effective in balancing emotions, you can even pick up to 7 different ones to take as a combination, allowing them to cover a wide range of emotional concerns. It’s also a simple process in choosing essences that resonate most with you by understanding what each essence addresses. The flower essences we are going to discuss today are Bach Flower Remedies, developed by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. They are a system of 38 flower essences used to address…

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    Self-Care is Worth the Effort

    Fall in love with taking care of yourself, when you do, you cultivate a strong sense of self-love and self-love is the best love you will experience. Self-care isn’t selfish, it’s necessary. Self-care fosters a deep sense of self-worth and awareness, which are both vital in navigating the terrains of life. It allows you to enjoy the journey over continuously chasing a goal or achievement. It allows you to rest and just be, over constantly doing and trying. It allows you to reflect and connect with your life purpose over just working due to responsibilities. There really is no greater gift you can give yourself than taking time for self-care.…

  • Dandelion Seasonal Allergies

    It’s Not too Early to Start Preparing for Seasonal Allergies

    As the winter months roll by, it might seem premature to start thinking about seasonal allergies. However, taking a holistic approach to preparing for them during winter can significantly alleviate symptoms and improve overall well-being when spring arrives. By adopting a proactive stance, you can empower yourself to manage allergies more effectively and enjoy the upcoming seasons to the fullest. Understanding Seasonal Allergies Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, typically occur when outdoor allergens such as pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds are in abundance. These allergens trigger the body’s immune response, leading to symptoms like sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes, and a runny nose. While these…

  • Liver Detox

    Detoxing Your Liver

    With the festive season now a distant memory, thoughts might well refocus on new goals and intentions for the year. If like many, you overindulged over the Christmas break and are feeling the effects as you begin 2024, it might benefit you to give your liver some love. Every organ and system in the body is hard-working and vital, but did you know that your liver is responsible for over 500 vital functions in the body? All of which happen without our input or conscious knowledge. So perhaps we can start the new year off by showing this mighty organ some appreciation. Your liver plays a role in blood clotting,…

  • Three Connected Brains

    Our Three Connected Brains

    Although only one organ in the head is anatomically known as the brain, there are two other crucial organs that allow us to communicate with ourselves and our environment in different but still important ways. We are taught to “use our head” to make decisions, think logically and manoeuvre through life. But don’t we also rely on “following our heart” and “trusting our gut feelings” when it comes to those all-important decisions? We can help ourselves to make the most informed decisions by consulting our head, heart and gut and better our chances of making choices that are aligned with our purpose, and which allow us to flow easier through…

  • Winter Immunity

    Tips for Boosting Immunity this Winter

    Boosting your immunity during the winter months is essential to help defend your body against the increased risk of colds, flu, and other infections. Here are some of our top tips to help you bolster your immune system. Maintain a Healthy Diet A diverse and balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrients ensures that your body has the building blocks it needs to maintain a strong and effective immune system. Here are some key nutrients that support your immune system and what foods they are found in. Vitamins and Minerals Vitamin C: Found in fruits like oranges, strawberries, and kiwi, as well as vegetables like bell peppers and broccoli.…

  • Castor Oil Plant

    The Wide-Ranging Benefits of Castor Oil Packs

    Castor oil (Ricinus communis) comes from the castor seed which is native to India. About 90% of the oil is composed of the fatty acid ricinoleic acid, which is thought to be responsible for its health promoting abilities. Castor oil packs have been used for centuries in traditional medicine and natural health practices for their potential therapeutic benefits. Their use can be traced back to medical textbooks in Egypt as early as 1550 B.C. Health Benefits of Castor Oil Packs Studies and personal accounts suggest potentially wide-ranging benefits from castor oil packs, some of which include: Detoxification: Advocates of castor oil packs claim that they can help the body eliminate…

  • Bee Breath Demonstration

    Humming Bee Breath to Relax

    We love quick and simple practices that help to de-stress and that actually work! So today we’re sharing the Bee Breath which is our new favourite technique that helps you withdraw from your senses and quickly helps soothe the body and mind. It’s known as the Humming Bee Breath Technique, but its actual name is Bhramari Pranayama. Bhramari is a Sanskrit word derived from bhramara, which means “a large black bee”. But fear not, there certainly won’t be any stings with this technique! The benefits of Bee Breath? When you withdraw from your senses and create sound and vibration, it helps to focus your attention inwards and soothes the tired,…

  • How Does Gut Health Affect Us?

    How Does Gut Health Affect Us?

    We’re always harping on about gut health here at Holistic Room because it affects pretty much every part of us. It affects how we feel, how we deal with stress, how we utilise nutrients, how well we sleep, the strength of our immune system, the health of our skin, the speed of our metabolism and so much more. In fact, there’s probably very little that the gut microbiome isn’t involved in. Our brain and body cannot exist without constant signals coming from the microbes in our gut. It’s a bustling, complex community that holds the key to both good and poor health. How many critters do we have? The exact…