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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 when you can do the following and you’ll feel fantastic Swap out acidic red [...]

By |2017-02-17T14:29:51+11:00January 5th, 2016|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

How to Alkalize 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 2016 feeling fantastic.   The bottom line is that it  is important [...]

By |2017-02-17T14:29:52+11:00December 22nd, 2015|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

Spring time detox

Spring and Autumn, the transitional seasons, are a great time for detoxifying and cleansing your body of the harmful impurities that have collected in your organs and tissues over the past months or years. Seasonal cleansing offers an important chance to decide what you want to let go of in pursuit of greater health [...]

Your Health in the Year of the Horse

Jan 31, 2014 is the start of the Chinese Year of the Wood Horse. The horse is fundamentally a fire creature, so this year the elements of Wood and Fire will be highlighted. Wood and Fire relate primarily to the Liver and Heart in Chinese Medicine. So how can you best look after your health [...]

By |2017-02-17T14:29:53+11:00February 8th, 2014|Astrology|5 Comments

Spring Clean Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Imagine living in a pollution-free environment, drinking only pure, mineralized, alkaline water and eating naturally untainted nourishing foods. Imagine living in homes free of chemicals, breathing clean air, wearing natural fibre clothes washed in clean water with pure soaps. Unfortunately very few of us live this way and so the toxicity of modern life, [...]

6 easy ways to overcome adrenal fatigue

Winter corresponds, in Chinese medicine, with the element of water and the Kidney and Bladder organs. It is a time to rest a little after all the activities of the preceding seasons and rebuild your reserves. If you don’t allow your body to rest and rebuild but continue with prolonged periods of overwork, stress, [...]

By |2017-06-21T12:18:40+10:00August 13th, 2013|Adrenal Bladder Health, Stress Management|0 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 |2017-05-17T11:08:53+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 |2019-06-07T17:56:07+10:00August 10th, 2012|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

30 simple home remedies for Morning Sickness

I use acupuncture with great success to treat many women for morning sickness.   Depending on the severity of the condition you may need 1- 3 acupuncture treatments per week in the initial period, then weekly treatments until things settle down which is usually around week 14 of your pregnancy. Many women ask what they [...]

By |2017-05-10T12:21:49+10:00June 25th, 2010|Women's Health|0 Comments