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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The Philosopher's Stone

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Safe Sun Practices

Re-apply sunscreen frequently. Sweating and swimming dilute any sunscreen’s effectiveness. Next to using too low of a sun protection factor (SPF) or a total lack of protection, the failure to reapply sunscreen consistently is the main cause of burning. In intense sun, reapply at least every hour. Don’t rub it in. Rapid absorption of lotion leaves the outermost layers […]

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SUNSCREEN DOs and DONTs

Commercial sunscreen and too much sun can both be damaging to your health. Learn about safe sunscreens and healthy ways to enjoy the sun. According to research conducted over the last ten years, the chemicals contained in most commercial sunscreens can be dangerous both for human and ecological health. These synthetic chemicals, known as endocrine disruptors, can mimic or block natural hormones […]

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Sun Worship…. Is it good or bad?

For safe sun worship, it is important to protect your skin from overexposure to ultraviolet light. It is also necessary to get adequate sun exposure for your body to produce Vitamin D. The sun produces three types of ultraviolet light, two of which are relevant to your health–UVA and UVB. UVA rays are responsible for deep […]

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ORANGE MINT LEMONADE

Orange Mint Lemonade

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups organic pure sugar 2 1/2 cups water 1 cup fresh mint leaves juice of 2 oranges juice of 6 lemons 4 teaspoons grated orange peel fresh orange or lemon slices and sprigs of mint for garnish Directions: Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil and boil […]

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