laughter medicine
Gelotology. Yes, this is the study of laughter. Research shows that laughing is more than just a person's voice and movement, it requires the coordination of many muscles throughout the body. Even Freud mentioned laughing as a way to release excess nervous or negative energy. Now let's take a look at breathing, it is the only function of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) that is consciously regulated. These days we often hear how deep diaphragmatic breathing can really help with stress. But how? Well, it stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), aka the relaxing, calming part of the nervous system...

Many people are concerned about the negative impacts that chemicals and toxins present in our environment have on their health, and scientific research is backing up these fears. It’s not just the the chemicals found in food, water or even the air we breathe, but the toxins in our personal care products, our household cleaners, kids […]

Fertility Coaching
Darling Health is excited to introduce our new Fertility Coaching consultations. Fertility has its challenges and many individuals/couples can feel very overwhelmed by suggestions and advice they receive whilst trying to conceive. Your body’s natural fertility can be greatly enhanced by diet and lifestyle shifts, which can improve egg and sperm health and address specific reproductive concerns. However, many people are unsure as to how to go about making the changes they want to make. Information on what to eat, where to shop, what grocery brands are best to buy & what personal care and household cleaning products are safe...
Immune Health Talk

A complimentary event is coming your way this May as part of our clinic series for 2019. Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist Carmen Cooper will be speaking first on immune support for your family during this seasonal change. Nutrition plays a vital role in the health and wellbeing of our children’s immune health. Heading into the cooler […]

Herbal Medicine for Men
Did you read our recent blog post all about "Manopause"? Stress, poor nutrition, environmental exposures and lifestyle habits can all adversely affect men's health, especially when it comes to their hormone levels and fertility. Testosterone levels naturally decline with age, however we're seeing men of reproductive age with testosterone levels much lower than they should be with a direct effect on reproductive outcome. Even if conception is not in the picture for men, herbal medicine can work wonders on supporting health testosterone levels necessary for optimal hormonal health, as well as assisting with stress response, inflammation, lack of physical and...