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  • Lavera Men Care Shaving Cream

    Since the age of 2 Thomas Haase, Levera's founder, has suffered from dermatitis. Growing up he couldn't find a decent product to treat his condition, so he started a company and made his own. We all love these companies and the products that spring from them.  Why? Because they have passion, they know our pain. Their products are real, and from the top down everyone who works for Lavera knows what its like to have sensitive skin. Established in Germany in 1987 Lavera's entire product line is approved by the BDIH foundation in Germany to comply with the strictest standards in the natural skin care industry. Lavera's Promise:  

    • 100% pure organic plant oils
    • 100% organic herb and flower extracts
    • 100% cruelty free
    • 100% free from parabenes and synthetic preservatives
    • 100% free from fragrances emulsifiers and petroleum products The product goes on light and has a pleasant citrus-like scent. I purposely didn't use a pre-shave oil (Lavera doesn't have one.) to see if this really did anything for my sensitive skin.  The Results? Perfecto! No sting. Great lather, nice smell, smooth shave. Note: The product can be applied directly to the face, or lathered with a brush. I'm happy to report the product is great! However, the product packaging/instructions need work.  You know as well as I do, packaging fluff is written by marketers, so we never quite know what we're getting into. If you use a brush like I do, there's nothing worse than finding out the "cream" you just put on your badger doesn't foam and is difficult at best to clean out. Tell me the cream is suitable for brush, brushless or for both. Update: The website does tell me its for brush! If you've got sensitive skin, and have tried other "natural" or "organic" shave creams, stop looking and buy this product. You won't be dissapointed. The tube size is small, but a little product goes a long way. As with all creams, don't forget to rinse your blade often to prevent your razor from clogging up. Availability:  Unless you live near a Whole Foods, or another health or natural foods store, you're going to have to order online. Call their toll-free number at 1-877-528-3727 for an outlet near you or to order direct. Be forewarned, the US distributor has a $19.00 minimum order requirement, so plan spending it! Protect and care for skin while you shave with this light cream. Cleansers derived from coconut oil provide a clean, smooth base for shaving, while organic jojoba oil lends a naturally protective, non-greasy film, helping to guard against redness and irritation without clogging pores. Use: Apply to damp skin before shaving. Using the brush, work up into a creamy foam, then shave off with a beard trimmer.

  • Testimonials

    Having been unwell for a long time and finding no answers about my health through the traditional system, I saw Peter Damestoy.He was very through with the testing and the follow-up interview. He was able to explain my illness and treatment.Peter was committed to getting me well again.He gave me a great deal of support and encouragement and has been happy to answer any follow-up questions I had. He encouraged me to phone when I had concerns, and offered much assistance in my recovery. I have been very grateful for his kindness and regard for my overall well being. He has continued to support me with great advice at all times.-------
    Charlotte C - The Product Lab


    Acupuncture is part of an integrated system of health care known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has an uninterrupted system of development dating back thousands of years in China and other parts of South-East Asia. Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding and disease processes. Does Acupuncture Really Work? The short answer is “Yes”. Most people are skeptical at first. The idea of sticking needles into the body to make you feel better just doesn’t sound right. But my first acupuncture treatment was a revelation ! After bashing my head against a tree in a skiing accident at Falls Creek, I visited an acupuncturist, chiropractor in Brisbane in 1980. I was very curious to see if the needle insertion would be painful since I hated needles. But I quickly discovered that hardly anything more than tiny pinch when the ultra- thin and more slender than a human hair are inserted. Most of the time I now know that nothing at all is felt upon needle insertion. The second thing I noticed was how deeply relaxed, I felt when I was on the massage table when the needles were inserted. The feeling lasts for hours and days even though the needles are removed after 30 minutes. In addition to feeling relaxed, I also felt healthier and more relaxed than I had in a long time. And WOW after 30 minutes in treatment, I left that clinic and had so much pain relief and energy that I ran around the block not once, but twice. Maximum benefits are always gained by a course of acupuncture treatments and naturopathy follow-up appointments..                 Some Conditions Treatable with Acupuncture-

    Neurological Headaches, Migraines, Nervous Tension, Sleeping Disorders,  Hypertension

                                                                          Musculo-Skeletal System Back Pain, Lumbago, Sciatica, Arthritis, Joint Pain, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

                                             Sports Injuries Sprained Ankles, Knees, Elbows, Back, Shoulders, Cartillage, Ligament or Tendon Problems, Muscle Bruises and Tears

                                             Cardio-Vascular System High or Low Blood Pressure, Fluid Retention, Chest Pain, Angina, Poor Circulation, Cold Hands and Feet, Muscle Cramps

                                                                Respiratory System Asthma, Acute and Chronic Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Allergies, Coughs, Laryngitis, Colds, Flues


                                                                 Digestive System

    Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers, Gastritis, Diverticulitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Mouth Ulcers, Constipation, Weight Control

                                                                   Gynecological – Hormonal Painful, Heavy, Irregular or Absent Periods, PMS, Infertility, Ovarian Pain, Morning Sickness,  Poor Libido

                                                                    Urogenital Conditions                     Prostatitis, Prolapsed Bladder, Male Sexual Dysfunction, Kidney Disorders

                                                  Skin Conditions                Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Cold Sores, Acne, Dandruff, Shingles, Hair Loss

                      Ear, Nose and Throat, Head, Eyes and Teeth Conjunctivitis, Red, Itchy, Sore, Watery Eyes, Visual Disorders, Tooth Ache, Mouth Ulcers, Sinusitis,   Airborne Allergy, Dust, Pollens, Animals

                                                                        Psychological                           Depression, Aggression, Anger, Behavioural Problems, Nervous Tension, Anxiety                                                                Emotional Instability

  • Testimonials

    Originally came to Peter for assistance in naturopathy with the hopes of furthering my recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.I was immediately put at ease by his calm nature and professional approach in a very difficult case.Along with getting me on the right path with nutrition and herbs, Peter also introduced me to homeopathy. For over 5 years, I had seeso many Brisbane doctors, I had lost count, yet not all those doctors have been able to solve as many of my health concerns as Peter.I now have him working with my 6 year old child through eating more good food and relieving his constant headaches which are 95% better and it's only been 2 weeks.Peter has been a good teacher allowing me to walk away from consultations with a better understanding of natural medicine and how I can make myself a better life back on my feet again.Thank You Again Peter
    Olive BrownI

  • Herbalism

    I have been fortunate to have gained 30 years experience, studied and gained a masters degree and practiced Chinese herbal medicine in China and Australia. A herbalist is a person that studies herbal medicine, the healing properties of plants. Plants produce chemicals which have healing properties under certain conditions. They are natural and form the basis of the medications that are produced and sold to the public as natural herbal formulas. Herbalism is known to have existed 60,000 years ago with the Neanderthal civilization. Today it is probably the most popular form of natural medicine because herbal remedies have been tested over thousands of years and their therapeutic properties are known worldwide. Modern research has improved clinical accuracy due to quality control and dosage knowledge. Herbals can interact with pharmacy medications, so you should always check with your physician if unsure. I sell herbs in tablet and liquid form which takes the effort out of boiling herbs in the raw form which can taste absolutely awful and take heaps of time to prepare. Herbs are more natural, where as pharmacy medications derived from herbs are synthetically made in a lab and therefore delivers medication which the body rejects due to its unnatural makeup. Medications can create bio-film or a barrier which creates bio-slime which acts to disguise and band-aid diseases to manage heath concerns. Only natural products such as herbs, homeopathic drops, nutritional formulas deal with the best presentation and most available form to penetrate and cure disease. With herbal medicine or any other type of chemical natural therapy, patience is required to achieve optimum results. “There is no such thing as a quick fix” The most basic health problems take at least 3 months time.

  • Testimonials

    I have been recieving Acupuncture Treatments from Peter for over 2 years now. I began going in order to get relief from lower back pain, and to improve my immune system. Because I had bad allergies, he also began treating my sinus area as well. The back is fine now, but I continue to go for treatments because it really clears my sinus area and relieves my allergy symptoms. I believe it has really helped my immune system. Acupuncture does not hurt and is extremely relaxing and restful. I have recommended Peter to my friends with allergies, back pain or chronic pain of any nature
    Rita C
    I have yet to come across a naturopath as knowledgeable, concerned and committed as Peter Damestoy.He has a knack of putting his clients instantly at ease. He takes the trouble to explain the nature of my health. Its nature, causes and consequences are explained. I had watched hours of theory on YouTube and even starting my own advice channel using equipment I discovered on Ultimate YouTube Guide before seeing Peter's work. I started taking practitioner remedies from Peter 3 months ago for extensive psoriasis. Along with acupuncture and dietary advice, it is magically cleared up. No more medical creams and medications for that horrible itchy skin.I really feel like I have a new lease on life.I will always be indebted to Peter
    Annie S

  • Naturopathy

    Naturopathy is a holistic method of healing which recognises the ability of the body to overcome disease. Treatments aim to support and aid the body to heal itselfwith the use of herbal medicine, homeopathy with nutritional and lifestyle advice. Naturopathy is a healing art based on holistic principles in conjunction with the healing power of nature. This includes treating the underlying cause within the body to achieve optimum health. Peter Damestoy is trained in a number of modalities, namely Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Diet and Nutrition, Allergy Testing, Total Health Body Testing which includes Vega Check Diagnosis, Es-Teck Body Scanning, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Iridology and Bio-Chemistry. So we can treat a broad spectrum of Illnesses or disease states that are either acute or chronic. Some conditions include: Chronic Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression, Digestive Issues, Thrush, Metal Poisoning, Candida, Parasites, Allergies, Hormones, Skin Conditions, Weight Loss At the first appointment,  Peter will take your case . This is your personal file where any current symptoms you may be experiencing, medical history of illnesses, diet and lifestyle behaviors, and any emotions you may be feeling will be recorded and discussed. To ensure a through case history, Peter will also test for physical symptoms to determine the location and nature of the problem. Although some questions may appear strange, Peter wants to consider all signs and symptoms in order to develop a total picture of your condition. Once this is achieved, the appropriate method of treatment is selected to help rebalance and achieve maximum potential.

  • Testimonials

    The entire body was scanned and checked for abnormalities by Peter. It was amazing to watch. From this experience, I was able to learn more about the issues that were affecting my health. Despite eating all the right foods and starving myself at meal times I could not lose weight, I even tried using expensive product workout products because their explanation was it was easy to use and highly effective. Peter scans pinpointed that I was not absorbing nutrients from my food vitamins and supplements. That the bloating, wind and the reflux issues were due to food intolerances that were sitting in my guts and there was actually a physical reason for my depression. Thank you Peter for getting me started on learning what foods are my friends so I can lead a normal life.
    Mary Dobbrick Coomera, Queensland
    I was at my wits end “ when she decided to give the Peter’s Allergy Testing analysis test and wellness system a go. Her son William was 4 weeks old when she stopped breast feeding him and shortly after his behaviour changed dramatically. Although he slept through the nights, he cried inconsolably all day. “I was getting depressed and you get to the point where you don’t enjoy being a mum. It was so taxing.” I was sceptical about the hair analysis at first, but the results made sense and following the program has made all the difference in William and our family’s lives. The results showed Kingston was reacting badly to his formula and a dishwashing liquid Anita was using to wash his bottles. By avoiding these William was restored to his former happy self. “We are so grateful to the Allergy Testing service and would recommend this program to anyone looking for a safe, painless and harmless solution”------------
    Anita Baker

  • Nutrition

    Nutrition- Bringing Your Maximum Wellness Naturally Do you watch what you eat ? Is your diet providing providing all the vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and amino acids ? The fast, stressful  lifestyle we all lead may be depleting your reserves Faster than you are replenishing them. Maybe the foods you eat are not providing balanced nutrition ? The food you buy may look fresh, but if it is grown with chemical fertilizers and sprays in poor quality soil, you may be getting more toxins and less nutrition from your diet than you realise. The more chemicals ingested, the more work your body has to do. The body may develop intolerances and absorption of food nutrients becomes inadequate or impossible. This can also happen from too much caffeine, sugar, alcohol or yeast which results weight gain, chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression. Peter says
    “ I take time to really listen to my patients and to really appreciate what is going on in their life. It is most important to understand the underlying cause of illness, not just treat the symptoms. I may advise some diet changes- no wonder diets or terrible tasting foods- just simple adjustments using your own favorite foods and favorite Gotham steel pan cookware .
    With our Whole Body Health Scan we get a complete nutritional profile of what your body needs  so that you will enjoy optimum health without niggling complaints. Vitamins, Minerals, and Recommended Foods are all listed on each Scan.” Find Out:   A computerised health assessment identifies your highest and medium priority health require