The Alchemist

Dr. Gabrielle Francis has been practicing holistic medicine for over 33 years. She utilises chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and oriental medicine, and massage to treat a broad range of maladies and to restore optimal health and balance to her patients.

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Beauty Beyond Borders – How I discovered Argan Oil on an Adventure to Morocco

I discovered Argan Oil on my first trip to Morocco in 2006…. “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” —Moorish proverb When I arrive in a new country, the first two things on my cultural agenda are Music and Medicine. I am fascinated with the local healers, medicine, and remedies of […]

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5 ways to minimize the morning after hang over Dr. Gabrielle Francis and Honestly Beautiful

5 Ways To Minimize The Morning After

Doing the party circuit? Try these 5 ways to minimize the morning after tricks for partying healthy without missing out on all the culinary and cocktail indulgences. It’s awards season, which means it’s also awards party season. If you’re still rocking the health resolutions, cheers to you (please pass the canapes)! If you’ve let a […]

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7 Good Mood Foods

Try these smile-inducing eats when you want to keep stress at bay and bliss on overdrive. Happy snacking! With the New Year in full swing, we’ve got no shortage of resolutions including eating better. We figured since we’re already revamping our diet, why not include foods that aren’t just good for our bodies, but for […]

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kalefornication-salad-feature Dr. Gabrielle Francis

Kale-fornication Salad

Inspired by the Red Hot Chili Peppers Ingredients 3 heaping cups clean and well-chopped organic kale pinch of salt 3 heaping cups clean and well-chopped romaine lettuce 2 tangerines, peeled and divided into segments 1 large ripe avocado, sliced 1 1/2 tablespoon black sesame seeds 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil fresh […]

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