About SelenoHealth

Seleno Health was established by Dr Corin Storkey, a researcher who specialises in stress disorders and chronic conditions. Having himself beaten chronic fatigue syndrome he now formulates natural medicines and health education to assist others with achieving their own health goals. With co-director Sally Huapaya they ethically source Peruvian maca direct from farm to table and run a social and volunteer program in Peru that protects and preserves the culture of their community.

6 – How does maca work ?

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a Peruvian root vegetable unique to the central Andean region of Junin that grows over 4000 m above sea level. For the indigenous people of the region maca was always considered a sacred medicinal plant as it is able to endure some of the most extreme conditions on the planet. Freezing overnight temperatures, [...]

By |2019-03-29T20:38:55+13:00March 29th, 2019|Maca|0 Comments

10 Amazing health benefits of Maca root

Maca is a sacred medicinal root vegetable that grows only in the remote mountain region of Junin in Peru above an altitude of 3500m. The Incan descendants call Maca the "Food for the Brain" and boil the dried roots into teas, porridges, soups or stews for the management of stress and to promote vitality and well-being. Children are told [...]

By |2019-04-14T17:15:49+12:00February 10th, 2019|Maca|4 Comments

5 – The different colours of Maca explained

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) comes in 3 main colours, with each colour having different unique properties. All 3 colours are cultivated from the same seed crop, so in essence you cannot independently cultivate a single colour. This leaves you at the mercy of genetic phenotype dominance and a set ratio of approximately 70% yellow maca, 20% red maca [...]

By |2019-03-29T21:01:44+13:00January 15th, 2019|Maca|4 Comments

Why you shouldn’t eat raw maca

For the people of Junin in Peru maca has been used as a medicinal remedy to prevent and treat health conditions for over 2000 years. Traditionally it is used for it's ability to balance hormones, mental health, reduce stress and adrenal fatigue as well as promoting vitality, focus, concentration, fertility and sexual function. If you ask any [...]

By |2019-03-29T21:21:45+13:00January 5th, 2019|Maca|49 Comments

10 simple health resolutions for the new year

Better health is built on a foundation of the 3 pillars: diet, exercise and mindfulness. These all act as the foundation for ‘self-healing’ to build a better and healthier you for the new year. In essence you are what you eat, with the food you eat contributing to your overall health. ‘Bad food in leads to bad health out’. Exercise [...]

By |2019-03-29T21:20:29+13:00January 1st, 2019|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|1 Comment

Treating chronic fatigue – creating a holistic management plan

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) is a multi-faceted condition with an array of non-localised symptoms that can often be seemingly unrelated. Recent advances in better understanding this condition have enabled us to construct a model for what the body looks like for people with CFS and the underlying mechanisms behind it progression (Mechanisms of chronic fatigue - read more here). [...]

By |2020-01-09T09:20:19+13:00October 16th, 2018|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|0 Comments

What is chronic fatigue ? – Understanding the mechanisms of CFS

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a debilitating condition of previously thought to be unknown cause in which sufferers feel extreme fatigue, muscle and/or joint pain, swollen glands, headaches, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, unrefreshing sleep and post-exertional tiredness (PEM) without relief. It is currently diagnosed by the process of exclusion in which all other known [...]

By |2020-01-09T09:20:25+13:00October 1st, 2018|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|0 Comments

How I Beat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

14 years ago an event changed the direction of my life forever. It was September 2002, I was a budding young scientist studying for my honours year exams. For me, exams and grades were everything, I was an extremely high achiever and a straight ‘A’ student. I had won scholarships, awards and was “destined for great things” according to my professors. I was a true scientist: rational, organised, methodical, in control and very sure of myself. I was a workaholic and felt like it was my job to ensure everything in my life ran smoothly, from my work, to family, to relationships, it was almost like I felt responsible for the happiness of others.

By |2018-10-20T22:24:24+13:00September 30th, 2018|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|15 Comments

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – It’s not all in your head, it’s in your gut

New research has shown that the once unidentifiable chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may now be a real and diagnosable condition stemming from gut inflammation and bacterial imbalance (dysbiosis). In a landmark study[i] researchers were able to identify biological markers in both gut bacteria and blood to diagnose CFS with 83% accuracy from a pool of people with long [...]

By |2018-10-20T22:24:52+13:00September 29th, 2018|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|2 Comments

4 – Why is maca dried before use?

Despite being a close relative to our common garden radish the Incan people never really consumed maca fresh after harvest. When asked why not, the shamans of the region always answer 'because she is not medicinal until she is dry'. They understood that something changes in the plant as it dehydrates under the hot sun and dry [...]

By |2018-10-20T22:25:18+13:00September 4th, 2018|Maca|0 Comments