Nourishing adzuki bean and pumpkin stew

There is nothing nicer than soups and stews to warm you up when the weather is cold. Adzuki bean and pumpkin stew is not only easy to make but it is naturally sweet and nourishing for your digestive system. This is a perfect recipe for autumn and winter as that is when pumpkins are [...]

By |2022-05-12T19:03:56+10:00May 12th, 2022|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

Breathe and receive the gifts of autumn

Some people say that autumn begins on March 1st, other say it begins with the equinox on March 21st. I personally love to celebrate the equinox as this is a time when our days and nights are of equal length. Yin and yang are in perfect balance following the yang outward energy of summer [...]

By |2022-03-16T12:15:27+11:00March 16th, 2022|Seasonal Healing|0 Comments

Tonifying Herbal Pear Soup

Autumn has arrived and the weather is cooling down. I love being 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 are a staple [...]

By |2022-04-14T19:58:48+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 |2021-09-28T17:53:50+10:00March 19th, 2020|Immunity Allergies Colds Flu|0 Comments

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

Relieve pain down under once and for all

Pain down under may be experienced as itching or burning, pain with intimacy or you may even feel uncomfortable just walking around. This may be one of the issues you encounter as you enter menopause as the heat of hot flushes and night sweats can be a contributing factor, however, you don’t have to [...]

By |2021-06-05T10:24:40+10:00April 28th, 2017|Skin Health, Women's Health|1 Comment

What everyone should know about supporting immunity

When cold and flu season looms it's time to start thinking about how to stay well through winter. You are constantly being exposed to infectious agents and yet, in most cases, you are able to resist these infections. Exposure alone to viruses and bacteria does not always lead to illness, it is a weak [...]

The secret behind the 4am wake up

Each year the Autumn Equinox falls around March 21st.   This is the date on which there are an equal number of hours of daylight and darkness. After this the nights will start to get longer until we reach the longest night on the Winter solstice. As the nights become longer issues with sleep can [...]