Short Chain Fatty Acids

SCFAs are produced as the result of microbial fermentation in the gut, absorbed by coloncytes through active transport over the apical membrane. Some SCFAs are consumed by the colonocytes as an energy source while the remaining enter the bloodstream. Amounts produced in the gut are directly related to dietary fibre intake. Higher levels are associated with reduced risk for various diseases, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, diabetes and intestinal cancer. Could well be the missing link in the gut/brain axis, which might exert effects on mental health and behaviour.

Active Elements


Active Elements are an excellent way of upping your mineral intake. In this day and age of industrialised food production we may well be experiencing mineral deficiencies. This can be seen in symptoms that have there basis in latent acidosis, where the mineral intake is insufficient to deal with pH den,manes of the body.

Welcome to 2021

Welcome to 2021. As this year gets underway we can see like last year how important it continues to be to build and support your host resistance. What does that actually mean though? Since the middle of the 19th century medical sciences have been in disagreement about the nature of bacteria/viruses and the nature of disease. The dominant branch of allopathic rationalism has supported the idea of germ theory and these disease causing germs are unchanging (monomorphism), and the host organism is passive. Whereas the other camp, the Empirics/pleomorphists, it is all about the inner terrain which is where the disease lies, and the germs only respond to the messages the terrain/host transmits to the changing germ (pleomorphism). If you are undecided but are interested in science and paradigm change pop in to the shop and ask Iain about books, publications and studies that go a long way to explaining the changing nature of biological theory...

20th birthday ahead in december

An exciting time coming up for LiveLife as of 21st December we will have been trading for 2 decades, 20 years. When I first started trading I had no idea that I would still be here at the end of 2020. There have been some challenging times over the years with a 2nd year expansion of our floor space, introduction of the GST, the Pan pharmaceutical debacle, the death of a parent, the major renovation of the property in 2012/13, introduction of a point of sale, ongoing improvement in packaging and labelling, and the ongoing changes in the profession and manufacturing companies. I’m not sure what will happen in the next decade, whether or not I will still be here?It’s been a huge challenge and I would like to thank my partner, staff, family, friends and the community for thoroughly supporting the business, and also supporting herbal medicine and naturopathy, as we all know the obstacles put before us. More to come...

Change of Weekday hours

Weekday Hours have changed, we are now operating from 9am till 5:30pm.

Easter 2020

LiveLife will be open this Easter Saturday 10am-2pm, will be closed Good Friday, and Easter Monday, reopening Tuesday 14th April. Wishing you all a happy and safe Easter

Order and collect

Thankyou again to all our customers. We are endeavouring to continue to trade at LiveLife through this difficult time. At this stage we don’t have an online store or delivery service, but if you can’t make it down please email us your order and we can pack ready for collection. Stay well.

Re-open Monday 30th March

I would like to thank all our customers for your support over the last few weeks. We will be closing early today and reopening Monday 30th 9am. Stay safe and stay well.

High demand

We are currently experiencing high demand for a lot of our shop lines, and due to Covid-19 many of our suppliers are also experiencing the same. This will mean that many of our product lines will be unavailable for periods over the next few weeks. We will endeavour to fill these lines as much as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecidented times. Wishing you good health.

Christmas Opening Times

25th December 2019
26th December 2019
27th December 2019
28th December 2019
29th December 2019

Open 9am-6pm
30th December 2019
31st December 2019

1st January 2020

2nd January 2020

Wishing you all an Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Candida is what is called a saprophytic micro-organism, an organism which gets its energy from dead or decaying organic matter. It is not pathogenic per se. It has the most rapid growth rate among all fungi. Normally Candida is present in the host organism as an isolated yeast cell. Permanent colonisation with inactive yeasts is considered to be essential and beneficial. Candida’s multiplication in the body does not occur accidentally. The milieu (inner terrain) of the body is in great part determined by its pH value, and a low pH (acidic) is ideal for candida to thrive. Insidious acidification of the human’s internal environment is the main cause indicated by an acidic urine, (ph below 6.5), caused by faulty diet. High intake of protein steals the body of alkalinity, plus chronic faulty fermentation in the bowels can produce large amounts of acids. pH of the duodenum should be close to 8.3, this rectifies the low pH of the chyme coming from the stomach. During acidification, this can lower the pH of the duodenum triggering the release of alkaline pancreatic juices. This stimulates the cells of the stomach (cover cells) to secrete more sodium bicarbonate into the blood, then more hydrochloric acid is produced and excreted into the stomach. This becomes a vicious cycle. Intake of alkaline colloids (minerals) is essential to maintain the pH throughout the whole digestive process. We wouldn’t have this essential information if it wasn’t for science. Don’t forget there are many in science that have a vested interest in the status quo of germ theory, we need to be very careful when we put scientists and their theories on a pedestal, theories need to be critically analysed constantly particularly when new evidence comes to hand.

Time flies-2013


Healing Crisis

The Healing crisis, often mistaken by rationalists as a degenerative disease process, is an acute reaction from the ascendency of Nature’s healing forces over disease conditions. It is a method of elimination. The crisis does not always bring about a cure. It can be fatally destructive if the organism possesses too little reactive power. The ultimate job of the practitioner is to bring the patient to a healing crisis, which completes the elimination. Such a crisis occurs rapidly in acute conditions more slowly (or never) in chronic ones. Homeopathy and herbal medicine offer a direct path to the healing crisis, working directly on the vital force. A well repertorised homeopathic remedy can arouse weak cells to an acute reaction. Hering’s Law of Cure, Law of Similars, Law of Dual Effect, Arndt-Schulz Law.



Candida is a severe disorder of the digestive system, involving the depletion or loss of the essential bowel bacteria, the resultant breakdown of the digestive process, and the ensuing infection of the bowel with the Candida Albicans yeast mould. It can affect anyone, from babies to adults, male or female. Candida is not contagious.
This condition is normally the result of stress, poor diet and in many cases, prescribed medications such as antibiotics and some other drugs. In children, it is often the result of not having being breast-fed, or having been breast-fed by a mother suffering Candida herself.
It is necessary to continue treatment for many months to overcome the condition.

Foods to avoid:
Alcohol (particularly beer), bread, tea, coffee, dairy products, fried foods, smoked foods, processed tomato products, mushrooms, grapes, melons, pickles, processed foods, soy sauce, sugar in any form, vegemite, vinegar, yeast, dried fruit, fruit juices, olives, honey, peanuts, jams, cordials, soft drinks. Any foods that feed the yeast.

Foods to eat:
Rice, cornflour, wheat-free pasta, eggs, two pieces of fruit daily, herbal teas, natural spring water, nuts, oats, oatbran, oliveoil, free range poultry, rice noodles, seafood of all kinds, soyaroni, organic chemically-free soy milk, soy noodles, yeast-free bread occasionally, millet, lean lamb, some beef, buckwheat, nut spread (except peanut), dairy-free spread, green herbs, gin, some tonic water, plenty of fresh vegetables (raw is best, or briefly steamed).

Other suggested treatments:

Herbs such as Garlic, Echinacea, Cat’s Claw, Pau D’arco, are known to have anti-fungal properties and can help restore normal bowel flora. Also supplement with Saccharomyces boulardii,Lactobacillus acidophilus . Colonic Irrigation can remove large colonies of yeast cells for a more rapid improvement. Check with your Herbalist or Naturopath.

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Just over 6 years ago now when our old space transformed into a very different new space