winter

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

How winter wisdom can help you improve your health

The winter solstice is usually around June 21st each year in the southern hemisphere. This is the shortest day of the year after which the days once again grow slowly longer. Arriving at the solstice can be like coming to the dark night of the soul where we reach our darkest point and from [...]

What everyone should know about boosting immunity

With cold and flu season soon upon us my thoughts now turn to how to help you stay well through winter. We are constantly being exposed to infectious agents and yet, in most cases, we are able to resist these infections. Exposure alone to viruses and bacteria does not always lead to illness, it is [...]

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

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