Shop 4 Wigmore Arcade
Ballina, NSW 2478

(02) 66866934


Monday 10:00am-4pm
Tuesday 10:00am-4pm
Wednesday 10:00am-4pm
Thursday 10:00am-4pm

Friday 10:00am-4pm

note: clinic appointments are available outside trading hours

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26 Mar 2020

Please note that L'Alchimiste is currently still OPEN. Our shop front is still selling Supplements and Vitamins as well as Herbal Tinctures and Teas, though we do have limited stocks at the moment and are endeavouring to keep up with the demands. So please come now in and pick up your goods if you are able to do so.

L'Alchimiste is also still offering remote Naturopathy services and will continue to offer remote consults duri...

26 Mar 2020

This article is dedicated to supporting people and the community in these times of uncertainty with the recent pandemic of COVID-19 or Corona Virus. Below you will find updates and recommendations from L'Alchimiste with links to various sources. Please check this page for updates regularly and note that the updates are listed in order with the most recent one at the top. 

Please note that L'Alchimiste will conti...

26 Mar 2020

The COVID-19 strain of coronavirus has caused an outbreak of respiratory infections in most nations of the world. On the 11th of March 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. More information about what defines a pandemic, what this means and the COVID-19 virus can be found on the NSW Department of Health website.

Symptoms of COVID-19 infection:

It is important that we are all aware of the symp...

20 Dec 2019

I’m sure we have all experienced the crazy intensity leading up to and over the Christmas new year time. In my many years of working with people and their bodies in physiotherapy I have noticed a tendency for more stress related tension/pain and more trips/falls and accidents over this time of the year.

Do you feel the intensity in shopping mall car parks and in the retail and food shops as many people get that intense food /pr...

15 Aug 2019

And so here we are smack bang in the middle of winter – and yes Northern Rivers Australian winters are relatively mild, but we do get the cooler temperatures and the chilly winds not to mention the sudden drops in temperature once the sun is gone, and this can be a real chiller.

Meanwhile life goes on with our juggles and challenges in amongst the changes in season. And this can be a test on our immune systems….And we can get s...

11 Dec 2018

Oh yes, most of us have heard of the term ‘The Silly Season’ – in other words Christmas and its associated frenzy of gift buying and spending, cooking loads of foods and eating more than our share – all the madness that many manifest around us or we can get sucked into.

Hence it is not called the ‘Silly Season’ for no reason! How many times do we feel a little silly afterwards when we look back and realise the choices that we m...

Most people have made the connection between food and mood. In other words how you feel can very much influence your food choices. The classic example being that of a person who feels blue or down in the dumps and reaches for the tub of ice cream to eat whilst watching TV. How we feel is instrumental in determining what and how we are going to eat.

Some people have also noticed the opposite effect where eating certain foods wil...

30 Sep 2017

Did you know that dietary Zinc deficiency is quite common in the developing world? The Linus Pauling Institute estimates that 2 billion people world wide are affected by dietary zinc deficiency. Because Zinc is such a key nutrient that plays multiple roles in the body’s biochemistry, it is considered an ‘essential’ trace element, without which we cannot survive!

Zinc deficiency can present in so many ways - as immune deficiency...

6 Nov 2016

Yes, there actually is such a term as sleep hygiene!

What is sleep hygiene and why is it important to know about?

Sleep hygiene is simply about habits and practices that support sleeping well on a regular basis.

Without proper, regular and recuperative sleep, the body suffers and this can result in daytime fatigue, increased anxiety and feelings of overwhelm, inability to focus and concentrate on tasks, increased risk of accide...

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