Congee or jok is a type of rice porridge that is prescribed in Chinese medicine to help one recover from sickness. So when Chinese people feel sick, they will whip a pot of congee and live off it for a few days until they are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed again. Melbourne is the perfect climate for … Continue reading Congee recipe: sick food
Easter was originally considered an ancient pagan festival. The word Easter originates from Eastra, which is Saxon for the goddess of spring who was honoured at this turn of seasons. Though we now are surrounded by bountiful chocolate bunnies and eggs, Easter reminds me to once again embrace the humble goodness of the chicken egg. … Continue reading The Easiest and Healthiest Breakfast ever
Just as the romantic, balmy evenings wane and summer romance ends, so does the beautiful produce that graces our tables. Before you resign yourself to the winter that ensues; remember to savour the last of late summer produce that tends to be sweet and juicy to moisten our bodies in preparation for autumn 🍂. Autumn is … Continue reading Seasonal foods for late Summer in Melbourne
To all my wonderful patients, friends, family and everyone who has supported my home clinic in the past six months. Sending you a gracious 💓 bomb to sincerely thank you for all the support to be able to transition from big mumma clinic at Fertile Ground to very quiet, intimate and independent space in Ivanhoe. … Continue reading Celebrating 6 months of success: thanks to you! 💗
Pregenvy (def): strong emotional jealousy and desire to conceive which is aggravated by people falling pregnant around you at the drop of a hat. This is what I reckon and coin the term as. A strange thing occurs when you finally surrender to that maternal urge that you are ready to have a baby 👶, before … Continue reading Pregenvy 😡😢💔
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Are you feeling and looking, haggered, worn out? New shops are opening all the time in Ivanhoe but never really survive, the ones that seem to do well are ... the beauty salons! So many of us prioritise beauty and how we appear above everything else. If you are looking for a natural alternative to Botox … Continue reading Cosmetic acupuncture: a natural alternative to Botox?
I seriously can't believe how many people still think butter is bad for you!!! They say it is fattening or unhealthy. Butter is SO delicious and nutritious it should be in everyone's fridge for good health. My favourite butter and the best I believe available in Melbourne is made by the biodynamic cows of Paris … Continue reading Butter is a superfood hero💫
The weather is often hot then cold in Melbourne and many people are consequently suffering from cold, flu and poor immunity at the moment as I'm sure you're aware! Enter kefir or fermented milk as super probiotic to replenish your gut bacteria and restore immunity. The theory is that if you are getting sick all … Continue reading Gut health & immunity: kefir, curd & benefits
Admiring this stunning rose today made me think of the herb mei gui hua or dried rose buds (rosa rugosa) that are used in Chinese medicine often for women's health, periods and fertility. The rose is the universal symbol of love has been used for medicine purposes for centuries. It is fragrant, clearing, and mild … Continue reading Wild Rose🌹: mei gui hua for pain, beauty & pms