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Herbal Medicine: The Power of Plants

Herbal medicine is considered to be one of the most ancient forms of healing and can be very effective in treating many health conditions. However, as herbs can have potent effects and may interact with prescription and over-the-counter medicines, it is important to consult with a trained Herbalist or Naturopath before using herbal medicine. Nutritionist […]

Vegetable Kugel

This is a recipe I have used many time as an accompaniment to meat or fish however it can be a meal or snack on its own. Many variations can be achieved by substituting other vegetables. Some vegetables can make the mixture a bit wet & it can end up a bit sloppy, as can […]

10 tips for good health in the festive season

Despite the fun of the summer holiday period, the festive season can be a stressful time of year, and one during which we often eat more, increase our alcohol intake, exercise less, gain weight and simply feel overwhelmed and unwell. Trying to maintain healthy eating and lifestyle habits can be challenging, and resuming good practices […]

Metabolic Syndrome

What is Metabolic Syndrome? Metabolic Syndrome is a group of disorders which increase your risk of developing type 2- diabetes and cardiovascular disease. These disorders can include hypertension, increased blood glucose levels, insulin resistance, increased abdominal fat, increased cholesterol levels, and high blood triglyceride levels. Treatment to correct these abnormalities involves dietary modifications and lifestyle […]

What You Need To Know About Leaky Gut

What is leaky gut?                                                                                                   Leaky gut, or intestinal permeability and bacterial translocation, is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and flood the blood stream, also impairing proper of nutrient absorption into the bloodstream. Tight junctions in […]

Chicken and Leek Stew

This recipe is simple and quick to prepare. About 10 minutes prep and 15-20 minutes to cook. Ingredients 2 Tbsps. olive oil 2 medium leeks, white and tender green parts only, thinly sliced (2 large onions can replace leeks) 250g mushrooms, larger button type work well 450g chicken tenderloins chopped into small chunks All-purpose flour, […]

Turmeric, Ginger and Lemon Shots

This “shot” or tonic is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. It is easy to make and can help in detoxifying the liver. It can be made in larger amounts and kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It contains anti-oxidants and promotes healthy digestion and can assist in the absorption of nutrients. You can […]

Energy slump, afternoon

Afternoon energy slump describes the sleepy, tired and/or sluggish feeling that comes on in the afternoon, often between of 1pm and 3pm. Symptoms can include any or all of the below: Frequent yawning and/or feeling sleepy Extreme fatigue or lethargy and often difficulty in retaining focus mentally Slight changes in vision Tingling or feeling of […]

Do you sleep well?

If not, you are not alone. Sleep problems are common and can lead to, or contribute to, chronic health problems. There are many good suggestions for improving sleep and most health practitioners have a long list of helpful ideas that they are able to hand out to weary, sleep deprived clients. These ideas have been […]

Healthy Eating And Good Health

The festive season can become a stressful time of the year and one during which we often eat more, exercise less, gain weight and feel overwhelmed. Trying to resume healthy eating habits can be a challenge but a few simple pointers can help. Healthy eating is about ensuring that the food you eat helps you […]

Bitters, what are they and why are they good for us?

Bitters are compounds which influence many areas of upper digestive function including salivation, gastric secretion, bile flow and pancreatic function, and can be consumed via foods or as herbal medicines (also known as bitter tonics, aromatic digestives and digestive stimulants). It is thought that by stimulating the bitter taste receptors in the mouth, these compounds […]

Herbal Stress Busters

Mental and physical fatigue and general weariness resulting from stress are common symptoms in patients I see. Their busy, fast paced lives, often balancing work, study and parenting leave them exhausted and frustrated, with a lack of motivation and energy. In chronic stress – hormone balance, blood sugar metabolism and immune function are frequently impaired, […]

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