About SelenoHealth

Seleno Health is a small family run business led by Dr Corin Storkey and Jacqueline Huapaya, based between New Zealand and Peru. New Zealand born founder and Co-director – Dr Corin Storkey has over 15 years of academic and research experience, specialising in medicinal antioxidant chemistry, oxidative diseases, cellular protection and health. He holds a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Melbourne, Australia and the Heart Research Institute – Sydney, Australia. He has previously struggled with and overcome chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME – see story here) and believes that there is currently a lack of holistic management in the conventional Western medical approach to health. These experiences led him to establish Seleno Health as a means to provide people with education and tools to manage their own health more effectively. His area of expertise is stress disorders and non-specific conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME), fibromyalgia, Crohn’s, Psoriasis, Alopecia, UC, IBS, Lyme disease and similar auto-immune conditions.

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 |2020-04-12T17:45:32+12:00September 1st, 2019|Maca|49 Comments

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 |2020-04-12T17:46:16+12:00August 1st, 2019|Maca|4 Comments

Five questions you should ask before buying any Maca powder

Making therapeutic grade Maca is a blend of tradition, art and science. There are so many variables that can influence the quality during production and in turn alter the taste, texture and therapeutic properties of the final powder. Couple this with the ethics and sustainability of how it is sourced and finding a quality powder that isn’t hurting a [...]

By |2020-04-12T17:46:54+12:00July 1st, 2019|Maca|4 Comments

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 |2020-04-12T17:47:43+12:00June 1st, 2019|Maca|0 Comments

What are the different forms of maca to consume?

There are 5 main different forms of maca, each having different properties and characteristics. Knowing which form of maca you have is important as it determines how it should be consumed and what benefits it can give you. Always check the label of any maca product to understand which preparation you are dealing with and then you [...]

By |2020-04-12T17:49:46+12:00May 1st, 2019|Maca|0 Comments

How does Maca grow?

Maca is a self-pollinating plant that has two distinct annual growth cycles, one to produce and select medicinal maca roots (hypocotyls) for consumption (Cycle 1) and the second to select optimum maca seeds (rosettes) for planting (Cycle 2). Each cycle takes approximately 9-12 months, with a 3-month drying period post-harvest. Incan traditions allow for 10 years of [...]

By |2020-04-12T17:49:57+12:00April 1st, 2019|Maca|2 Comments

Why Holistic Medicine is so Effective for Treating Chronic Conditions

In spite of the criticism and misunderstanding of alternative holistic and energy medicine, the need for such approaches to complement standard Western medical practices has never been greater. There is the widespread belief in our culture of the “technological fix” or “magic elixir”. In the meantime, prevention, nutrition, exercise, healthy living habits, and self-healing have been de-emphasized [...]

By |2020-04-12T18:52:28+12:00March 1st, 2019|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|0 Comments

Top 10 Barriers to Better Health and Well-being

Over the last 50 years medicine and health technologies have improved exponentially, with more therapeutic options available than ever before. Despite this, studies show that our health is not improving as a result. Why?

By |2020-04-25T11:58:45+12:00February 1st, 2019|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|3 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 |2020-04-12T20:18:22+12:00January 1st, 2019|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|1 Comment