Yang Nourishing Pumpkin & Chestnut Soup

This is a smooth, creamy and completely delectable soup that will warm you up from the inside on cold day. It has been adapted from a wonderful book called Recipes for Self-Healing by Daverick Leggett. Ingredients (for 4) 1 cup dried chestnuts, soaked over night 2 Tbsp coconut oil 2 brown onions 2 cloves [...]

By |2022-05-12T16:16:33+10:00June 1st, 2017|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

Immune Supporting Porridge

This healthy fusion of Chinese herbs and good old fashioned porridge has been adapted from a wonderful cook book called Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen. It is a wonderful way to introduce warmer breakfasts into your diet when the weather cools down. Autumn is the ideal time to start supporting your immunity before the winter cold [...]

By |2022-03-11T21:51:25+11:00May 8th, 2017|Healing Power of Food|2 Comments

Nourishing Fish Soup

This nourishing and energising fish soup has been adapted from a wonderful cook book called Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen. It is especially good for anyone who wants to increase vitality including people who want to replenish their reproductive system, including women going through menopause, those recovering from an illness, as well as the elderly. This [...]

By |2022-05-12T15:26:08+10:00April 27th, 2017|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

How to Alkalise for Great Health – Part III

People often ask for an easy detox you can do between Christmas and New Year so that you are bursting with energy for all that the new year has to offer. Try to find at least 10 days around this time, or at any time in spring and autumn, when you can do the [...]

By |2022-05-12T17:28:42+10:00January 5th, 2016|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

How to Alkalise for Great Health – Part II

Part I of this topic was written many years ago and recently reposted because of the interest in this topic by Marie Claire Australia. I thought I would take the opportunity of Festive season indulgences to expand upon the idea of how you could start the new year feeling fantastic.   The bottom line is [...]

By |2022-05-12T17:30:54+10:00December 22nd, 2015|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

How to Alkalize for Great Health – Part I

The easiest way to test whether your body is too acidic or sufficiently alkaline is by testing your saliva pH. When your saliva pH is alkaline, then the  transit time for food through your digestive tract is at a slower more normal pace. This allows your body to better absorb the nutrients from the food [...]

By |2022-04-14T19:39:08+10:00December 8th, 2015|Healing Power of Food|3 Comments

What is a wholefood counsellor?

I was recently asked this question and strictly speaking a wholefood counsellor is someone who will advise you on how to enrich your diet by including more foods in their unprocessed, whole form, such as: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains, fish, and varied amounts of wild and/or organic animal products. Why would [...]

By |2022-05-12T17:32:46+10:00August 7th, 2013|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

Warming foods to nourish your Kidneys

In Chinese Medicine winter corresponds with the energy of our Kidneys, our most important storehouse of energy. They are the root of all yin (cooling energy) and yang (warming energy) within the body and our foundation for a healthy, vital life and for graceful longevity.   Your Kidney energy is particularly vulnerable to exhaustion or [...]

By |2022-05-12T17:36:07+10:00August 10th, 2012|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

How to make warming, nourishing congees

Congee is basically a slow cooked rice porridge whose therapeutic qualities can be altered depending on what other ingredients are added. Generally, rice congee is a digestive enhancer and improves assimilation. The basic rice congee is easy to digest and is as much a great first food for babies (if made with organic short [...]

By |2022-05-12T15:17:09+10:00June 8th, 2010|Healing Power of Food|6 Comments