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

Great tips on how to eat for the seasons and your body type

In Chinese medicine everything we do is about creating a balance between yin and yang. Yin is seen as the shady part of the mountain, so it is cooling, moistening, and calming. Yang is seen as the sunny side of the mountain, so it is warming, drying, and active. We can associate yin and [...]

By |2022-03-05T13:55:01+11:00August 14th, 2021|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

A nourishing breakfast for the warmer months

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 when the weather warms up? Bircher Muesli is a nutritious breakfast option as the weather warms up. A lot of people love to [...]

By |2022-05-12T15:02:23+10:00September 2nd, 2019|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

How will the year of the Dog affect your health?

The year of the Yang Earth Dog started on Feb 16, 2018, 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 |2020-08-01T12:56:03+10:00February 20th, 2018|Astrology|1 Comment

What everyone should know about the wonders of Kudzu root

I love Kudzu! Kudzu root, also known as Japanese arrowroot, Ge Gen or Pueraria radix is a herb I always have in my kitchen cupboard as well as in my dispensary cupboard. Not only is it very starchy so it can be used as a thickener in cooking but it has wonderful medicinal qualities [...]

By |2022-05-12T15:31:05+10:00January 2nd, 2018|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

10 Great reasons to try Acupuncture

If you need an excuse to have a treatment, other than it makes you feel fantastic, here are 10 Top to Toe terrific reasons to call your local practitioner and make an appointment today! 1. Breathe - Do you get hay fever, sinusitis or nasal congestion? Does your partner complain about your snoring? In controlled studies it has [...]

By |2021-08-17T15:06:51+10:00November 13th, 2017|Traditional Chinese Medicine|0 Comments

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

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 healthy is your bowel?

According to Bowel Cancer Australia, bowel cancer is the second most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia affecting both men and women almost equally and is Australia's second biggest cancer killer after lung cancer. They also state that "it is estimated that changes in diet and physical activity could reduce the incidence [...]

By |2022-03-05T14:09:19+11:00June 1st, 2016|Digestive Health & Weight Loss|3 Comments

Your health in the Year of the Monkey

Feb 8, 2016 is the start of the Chinese Year of the Yang Red Fire Monkey. The Monkey is a strong Metal energy so this year will feel autumnal. There will be a sense of turning inwards and letting go and, according to Chinese medicine, metal governs organization, communication, setting limits, and protecting boundaries. [...]

By |2021-02-20T14:20:47+11:00January 27th, 2016|Astrology|0 Comments