The House of Wellness Radio – Full Show 11th February


Bugs in medicine, Save Our Sons fundraiser and the benefits of New Zealand Manuka honey – tune into The House of Wellness radio show for all that and more.

On this week’s The House of Wellness radio show:

Bugs in medicine

Since ancient times, bugs have been used for medicinal purposes, including bee and ant venom.

Dr Isabelle Carr joins Luke, Gerald and Sarah to discusses how creepy crawlies are still being used in medicine today.

She explains the fascinating process of how leeches are used in operating theatres to help with blood circulation for re-attached body parts.

Save Our Sons

Save Our Sons Duchenne Foundation chief executive Sandy Kervin talks about the upcoming Walk 4 Duchenne.

The annual walk aims to raise awareness and funds to help those living with the childhood muscle wasting condition Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

It involves sponsored walkers, families and support crew embarking on a 5-day, 117 kilometre walk visiting schools of kids with Duchenne as well as Chemist Warehouse stores.

New Zealand Manuka honey benefits

The team take a closer look at the benefits of New Zealand Manuka honey, from its wound-healing properties to its use as a remedy for
coughs and colds and even its support of our skin health.

Also this week:

The team discuss how to spot and treat iron deficiency.


  • Luke Hines, host
  • Sarah Davidson, co-host
  • Gerald Quigley, pharmacist and master herbalist. To submit a question for Gerald, go to the “Ask” tab on The House of Wellness website


  • Dr Isabelle Carr from the House of Wellness television show.
  • Save Our Sons Duchenne Foundation chief executive Sandy Kervin.