Summer diet from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Perspective.   According to TCM summer is the season of the big ‘Yang’ and belongs to by the fire element in five element theory. Yang in TCM represents heat and when there is too much heat in the body this heat feeds on body fluids and harms…

I recently enjoyed a holiday to Japan where I was introduced to the cultural ritual of onsen, or hot spring bathing, and I fell deeply in love with it for its restorative and health-giving benefits.   There are natural hot spring pools found all over Japan that are open for public or private use, but…

Tumeric is the new buzz word and it’s no wonder when you consider the healthy benefits of including it in your diet. The reasons below will give you some idea as to why everyone is talking about it. Tumeric contains curcumin which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet – Curcumin has been shown to…

Wholefoods Melbourne is my local one stop shop for all things good.   The shop offers an array of dry and wet produce with organic and pesticide free options. You can also get your ecofriendly/non- toxic cleaning products as well as bathroom and beauty products such as toothpaste and sunscreen.   Owners Angie and Kris…

Start your day with a cleansing Lemon Water.   The health benefits of drinking citrus fruit flavoured water has existed since the Roman Era.  Citrus fruits such as limes or lemons are loaded with health benefits and are the perfect way to start your day with a focus on maintaining and developing your optimum health….

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