Five elements

06/04/2019

Managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS has unknown cause and is separated according to symptoms in the Western approach. In Chinese medicine, people with IBS may be assessed according to whether their symptoms are worsened with stress or whether their IBS began with a gastro infection.
14/12/2018

Recipe: Summer Soup – Gazpacho!

My boyfriend is originally from Spain, and he is also a wonderful cook, so when the Summer comes, I beg for him to make me his Gazpacho. Gazpacho is a refreshingly cool Spanish soup and the first time I tried it, I was hooked! My boyfriend's family typically eat gazpacho in the morning and call it their 'rocket fuel' - and it certainly is nutritious fuel for your body! Gazpacho is high in antioxidants and is wonderful for your blood pressure, eye health, protection against cancers (such as prostate cancer) and has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties! Just thinking about it now makes me want some!
23/05/2017

What Does Your Body Do All Night?

During the night, the maximum phase of stillness, the deeper intelligence of the universe moves to create you...
23/05/2017

Recipe: Oat Porridge

The perfect way to keep your inner fire glowing when it's cold or gloomy outside...
09/05/2017

Recipe: Roasted Spiced Cauliflower

Inspired by COOH on Pitt Rd in North Curl Curl - their delicious salad blends spicy roasted cauliflower, fresh mint, fresh coriander, pine nuts, pomegranate seeds and tahini dressing - amazing!!
02/05/2017

What is Sleep – Really?

Sleep is pretty mysterious. We spend about one third of our entire lifetime in this state. What really happens here?
02/05/2017

Recipe: Warming Chai Tea

Try this traditional Chai recipe to warm your heart on a cold day...
11/04/2017

Do tea and coffee count as water?

Do tea and coffee count as water? It's a good question! Here's the Chinese medicine view...
04/04/2017

Why do we need water?

You are connected to every river and ocean, and in fact every living being on Earth, through your body’s connection with water...
21/03/2017

Moving from Joy – Why it Matters

Maybe "no pain, no gain" doesn't work for you? Here's a different way of seeing exercise...
21/02/2017

Recipe: Amazing Grape Salad

Simple yummy way to enjoy the grape harvest...
31/01/2017

Recipe: Healthy Superfood Blueberry Jam

With blueberries and chia seeds both bursting with anti-ageing antioxidants, and chia seeds together with cinnamon to enhance energy and metabolism, this is a jam that will keep you young and vibrant...
01/06/2011

Dressing for warmth and vitality in Winter

Everyone needs to dress well in Winter, but especially if you get cold hands and feet. These tips will help your circulation and nourish your body's deepest energies. Staying warm in winter is a must if you're trying to conceive a baby!
01/03/2008

Making the most of Autumn

  The weather is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter and the still afternoon air echoes with the sound of migrating birds heading for warmer […]
01/08/2007

Winter warming

  With the cold winter weather, it’s important to keep yourself warm, from the inside out.  By taking care of yourself in the winter time, you […]
01/05/2006

Beating cold and flu in Autumn

  Take these simple steps to ward off colds and flu and stay healthy in the cooler months.   Rug up According to Chinese medicine, colds […]