Sleep – Worth its Weight in Gold

Chronic tiredness is a modern plague, with people now averaging two hours less sleep each night than they did 100 years ago, due to the increased pressures of life. Getting enough sleep when you haven’t been sleeping well, can literally be life-changing. The list of benefits is long: You feel better, look better, work better, […]


One simple step in the right direction Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health surveyed over 200,000 people’s dietary habits, say simply replacing white rice with brown rice could cut the risk of diabetes by one-third. The people who ate white rice most of the time had a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. […]

Improve Changeable Moods With Foods

Eat better = Look better, feel better Quite literally, changing your diet can change your mood. In teenagers, junk food and irregular eating can contribute to poor mood control. Anyone who has lost weight due to eating healthier food, will have noticed a mood boost, but this boost is more than gaining the satisfaction of shedding […]

Simple Ways to Improve The Way You Feel

Some simple tried and true activities you can try out right away. Exercise Moving your body in any-which-way stimulates ‘feel good’ hormones called endorphins which help to relieve anxiety and depression. It often helps to improve sleep too. Start out with a walk or something you enjoy. Try juggling – that’s a real mood booster. […]

The Story behind ‘Good News for People with Bad News’

There were three triggers that led to the birth of this book. When I saw the movie ‘First Do No Harm’ starring Meryl Streep, I realised there were many, many more recovery stories to tell. The film is about a young boy who had life-threatening epilepsy, having multiple severe seizures every day. He had been […]

Good News for People with Bad News

Nyema Hermiston RN ND Adv Dip Hom BSc Hons If you reached this page looking for information about a particular illness, you will find one or more stories about your condition in the book Good News for People with Bad News In my 30+ years career as a registered nurse and natural therapist I’ve sought to […]

Treat depression without medication?

Healthy Body Healthy Mind You may have been told your depression is due to a ‘chemical imbalance in your brain’ which needs to be treated with prescription medication, but do you really believe that medication is the best solution for you? There are some surprisingly simple strategies that you can try before turning to medication. […]


FOR ANYONE – ANYWHERE, ANYTIME If you’re suffering from depression and could do with some help, you may like to know that internet-based therapy has proved to be as successful as face-to-face treatment for combating depression – and it works better than drug therapy. Psychiatrist Gavin Andrews from the University of New South Wales, conducted a study […]

Childhood Learning & Behavioural Problems – possible causes and some prevention strategies

Why are so many kids being diagnosed with ADHD, Autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Dyslexia and PDDNOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified)? A growing amount of research is attributing this trend to the environment. Toxins interrupt the healthy development of children by impacting on nutrition, affecting levels of academic achievement, social activity and […]

Growing Happiness

Simple techniques for a happier life So the saying goes: “Laughter is the best medicine”, and “It’s not what you eat, but what eats you” Research shows that day-to-day choices can make a big difference to how we feel. The level of happiness from one person to the next is thought to be due to which […]