Health

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 |2019-11-18T09:13:32+11:00September 2nd, 2019|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

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 [...]

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 |2019-05-01T12:48:07+10:00April 4th, 2018|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

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 |2018-02-20T13:21:19+11:00February 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 |2019-05-01T12:49:30+10:00January 2nd, 2018|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

How to transform your life with Transformational Acupuncture

The festive season has arrived and stress levels are on the rise. This is often due to the unrealistic expectations we have around family and friends, work and finances at this time of year together with the chaotic energy we encounter every time we go shopping and the craziness on the roads. The power [...]

By |2019-02-06T12:15:41+11:00December 13th, 2017|Stress Management|0 Comments

Lower your blood pressure in 2 easy steps

Do you know if your blood pressure is too high, or too low or is it just right? It is often hard to tell as there as there are no specific symptoms to watch out for. Blood pressure is a measure of the amount of force exerted on your artery walls by your heart [...]

By |2017-09-01T16:46:21+10:00August 26th, 2017|Stress Management|0 Comments

Warming golden turmeric milk

Golden turmeric milk is an infusion of turmeric and other delicious warming spices in a milk of your choice. It's easy to prepare, tastes great and has some wonderful health benefits. I'm not big on promoting super foods as I believe all foods have medicinal properties and the ingredients of this tea are no [...]

By |2019-05-01T12:52:55+10:00July 12th, 2017|Healing Power of Food|2 Comments

7 great tips for a pain free arthritis this winter

According to the Australian bureau of statistics, 3.5 million Australians (15.3%) had arthritis in 2014-15. The prevalence was higher amongst women than men and also increased with age. While most arthritis patients seem to experience relief from joint pain during autumn, the pain appears to be exacerbated in winter and spring. So how can you be [...]

By |2017-06-21T09:08:50+10:00June 19th, 2017|Aches and Pain|5 Comments