6 Apr 2020

As COVID-19 sets in as a reality for much of our current world, we are faced with an economy that is crumbling due to so many people unable to attend to work because of the current government restrictions.

COVID-19 as a virus certainly has its serious implications on health globally and has brought the world to a grinding halt. People have been strongly driven by fear to raid supermarkets, stockpile foods and products and take...

6 Apr 2020


There is constant new research emerging on the Corona Virus but here is some current information for you to help in understanding what it is and how it works as well as the best strategy of approach that we can take at this current time. Please keep in mind that with new discoveries happening, some of this information may be superseded by other information coming.

What is the Corona Virus?

As you would all know, ther...

6 Apr 2020


The Corona virus disease or COVID-19 is caused by a respiratory virus called SARS CoV-2. It is easily transmitted to others by an infected person through the droplets from coughing or sneezing and also from contaminated surfaces.

Typical symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, though some may have digestive involvement (diarrhoea). Complications from the virus can develop especially with the elderly (co...

26 Mar 2020

L'Alchimiste is OPEN 

Our Apothecary is still open and we are 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 in and pick up your goods if you are able to do so.

L'Alchimiste is also offering Naturopathy services and will continue to offer remote consults during any lockdown period to...

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...

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