Author Archives: IMI

What’s behind your anxiety? Discover sources and solutions with naturopathy and psychotherapy

Your health and happiness are dependent on seven factors: mind, body, emotions, spirit, energy, community and environment. Seemingly unrelated, these interconnected factors all play a significant role in how you feel and how you are every single day.  Take Jane, a thirty-year old first-time mum who was unwell and unhappy....

How Osteopathy and Kinesiology overcame one man’s battle with anxiety

Anxiety had become George’s way of life for over five years, but it was his rising blood pressure and heart palpitations that brought the 46 year old to IMI. Recognising George’s health issues were interconnected, our naturopath identified and treated the various lifestyle factors that were affecting George’s health. She...

Wired differently: the superpowers that can change the world

“We need people who think outside the box, and who aren’t like everyone else,” says Greta Thunberg, a world-recognised 16-year old climate change activist. Greta is bold. She’s bright. She’s unafraid. And she’s unapologetic. She has Asperger’s, a condition on the autism spectrum. “It’s not a disease,” she says. “It’s...

Brilliance on a bike

How cycling bolsters children’s learning abilities. Winner of two world championships and three Tours de France, Greg LeMond is widely lauded as the greatest American cyclist of all time. He’s an entrepreneur, a trailblazer, an innovator, a survivor and a philanthropist. These labels that define the 57 year old cycling...

Brain-boosting breakfast recipes for super smart students

Power the brain with porridge Oats are a wonderful wholegrain, says Graeme. “A rich source of magnesium and potassium,  B-complex, vitamin E, some protein and plenty of soluble fibre, regular intake of wholegrain oats help to regulate blood sugar keeping kids calm and grounded.” This delicious recipe combines organic wholegrain oats with creamy...

Breakfast for champions: start your child’s day the right way

Breakfast is essential for the brain, researchers advise. Did you know around 30% of students in Hong Kong skip breakfast? Here’s some food for thought: in two internationally recognized tests, students who ate breakfast every day performed better academically than their counterparts who skipped breakfast. In fact, students who ate...

Natural treatment and support for children’s learning and behaviour issues

Inattention, forgetfulness, impulsive behaviour, restlessness, severe frustration, bed-wetting, and disruptive behaviour – do these behaviours ring a bell in relation to your child?  If so, they may be suffering from ADD/ADHD which could result in a lack of focus at school and poor social skills. Recently the New York Times...