Warming winter job’s tears porridge

Porridge is a great warming way to start the day in winter but sometime you need a break from oats. Did you know that you can make porridge out of any grain you like - you can make Kasha (buckwheat porridge), rice porridge, millet porridge, quinoa porridge, teff porridge etc. Job's tears also makes [...]

By |2021-07-31T18:06:08+10:00July 31st, 2021|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

Tonifying Herbal Pear Soup

Autumn has arrived and the weather is cooling down. I love driving up to my clinic in the mountains and seeing the trees ablaze in reds and golds. Autumn is the season when we need to be looking after our lungs and supporting our immunity before the winter cold and flu season begins and pears [...]

By |2021-04-07T15:15:30+10:00April 7th, 2021|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

What do the Autumn Equinox and the Year of the Golden Ox have in common?

The year of the Yin Metal Ox (the Golden Ox) started on Feb 12, 2021. The autumn equinox is usually around the 21st of March each year in the southern hemisphere & around the 21st of September in the northern hemisphere. So, what do these events have in common? In the Chinese medicine framework of [...]

By |2021-03-22T08:40:42+11:00March 20th, 2021|Astrology, Seasonal Healing|0 Comments

Keep calm and stay well

It’s hard to open any email or Facebook post these days and not see something about COVID-19. Everyone is in a state of panic and finding it hard to think rationally. Yes, this is a condition that must be taken seriously, however, it is also important to remember that fear and panic are stress [...]

By |2020-08-01T12:02:06+10:00March 19th, 2020|Immunity Allergies Colds Flu|0 Comments

Year of the Rat – A whole new cycle

The year of the Yang Metal Rat starts on Jan 25, 2020. What might this mean for you? Yin and Yang, and the 5 Phases play key roles in Chinese Medicine. Yang is described as the  sunny side of the mountain and is a warming, active, drying energy. Yin is often described as the shadow side [...]

By |2020-08-01T12:05:27+10:00January 23rd, 2020|Astrology|8 Comments

A nourishing breakfast for the warmer months

Spring is here and the weather will soon start to warm up. You know how much I love congee and porridge at any time of year but sometimes it just feels too hot to have a hot breakfast so what's a good alternative? Bircher Muesli is a nutritious breakfast option as the weather warms [...]

By |2021-04-28T14:47:36+10:00September 2nd, 2019|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

Evidence Based Practice a Holistic Approach to Health

Evidence-based medicine is constantly being cited as the best way to treat health problems so Acupuncture is often rejected as an option for treatment as it is claimed that there is not enough evidence to support it. Yet various articles popping up in the media (see here for one example) indicate that only 1/3 [...]

How will the year of the Pig affect your health?

The year of the Yin Earth Pig started on Feb 5, 2019, so what might this mean for you and your health this year? Yin and Yang, and the 5 Phases play key roles in Chinese Medicine. Yin is often described as the shadow side of the mountain and is a cooling, calming, moistening [...]

By |2020-08-01T12:54:48+10:00February 10th, 2019|Astrology|0 Comments

How Neti pots can clear your sinus problems

With increasing pollution and chemicals in our environment, there is an enormous rise in the number of people who suffer from various forms of nasal congestion and respiratory illnesses. Your nasal passages have a mechanism of hairs and mucous membranes that are intended to catch and restrain foreign entities from entering your body. This [...]

By |2021-06-05T10:27:57+10:00September 2nd, 2018|Immunity Allergies Colds Flu|1 Comment

Nightshade free pasta sauce

I have Italian heritage so was raised on wonderful tomato-based pasta sauces that my nonna used to make. Unfortunately, I also grew up with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I was fortunate to discover, in my 20's, that nightshades were a big contributing factor to the aches and pains that I suffered. In giving up nightshades I [...]

By |2021-04-28T14:48:44+10:00April 4th, 2018|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment