Herbs for Health – Menopause

Black Cohosh – Actaea racemosa Indications supported by clinical trials:Menopausal symptoms, to promote fertility Actions:Antispasmodic, alterative, tonic, vasodilator and diaphoretic (1).Suppresses luteinising hormone (LH), allays inflammation, promotes fertility, improves bone density (2).Applications:Muscular rheumatism, neuralgias, muscle cramps, myalgia, inflammatory conditions associated with spasm or tension, spasmodic dysmenorrhea (1)Female reproductive tract disorders, menopausal and PMS symptoms, secondary […]

Why medicating isn’t the answer

Last week I wrote about symptoms and how our soul uses the language of the body to bypass our pesky mind (and my nausea and dizziness and what that meant!).  I found this awesome article which went into this in more detail should you want to learn more. Today I am feeling much better, thank you.  In fact I know healing occurred […]

Stress & it’s effect on Weight

Mindfulness helps us make better decisions Could there be something happening in your body that’s holding you back from losing weight? Nearly always, the answer is YES!  Why? Because our bodies speak to us through signs and symptoms.  Factors affecting our hormones like lack of sleep, constant stress, poor diet, medications, thyroid problems, etc, can […]

Emotions, brain chemistry and hormones

Candace Pert’s research (Molecules of Emotion) shows that an emotion happens simultaneously in the mind and the body.  Every action, movement, and function is influenced by our emotions through peptides (and other information molecules) which bring messages to and from specific body cells. Emotions continually influence our endocrine, neurological, immune, neuromuscular, cardiac and digestive systems […]

Headaches? Bad Skin? It could be your liver

Quick fix? We live in a culture where when we have a headache we take a Panadol!  We don’t necessarily drink more water, reduce our caffeine or alcohol or eat more magnesium- and sulfur-containing foods! We’re pill poppers and typically go for the quick fix – the pill for every ill.  But at what cost? […]

My favourite homemade chocolate recipe

Love your chocolate? I love chocolate!  It’s probably my greatest weakness.  In January I decided to go the whole month without it to see if I could conquer it!  I discovered that it’s a treat that I really do want to allow myself, but I want to let myself enjoy it as well!  What’s the point […]

The Art of Salad Making

How to make an awesome salad that’s satisfying Now’s the time to make the most of salads.  It’s hot, we feel lazy, we need cooling foods and we want to feel light.  So what’s the problem?  Many of us think of salads as a side dish and write them off as a main meal.  Think […]

Kitchen Medicine with Apple Cider Vinegar

I hope you’re having a healthy week! I have had so much interest in my fabulous Apple Cider Vinegar drink I’ve decided to post the recipe for you all to use!  I have also included a tasty dressing recipe to put the YUM in your salad!  Read on and enjoy… Apple Cider Vinegar as a […]

Dads are Important Too!

Dads are Important Too! Male fertility is an essential component in preconception care.  My vision is to provide optimal health care for you and your partner to not only achieve conception, but to ensure you have a healthy happy baby. We help you to do this by educating you on the importance of nutrition, lifestyle […]