The Easiest and Healthiest Breakfast ever

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

Seasonal foods for late Summer in Melbourne

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

Butter is a superfood hero💫

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💫

Gut health & immunity: kefir, curd & benefits

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

Wild Rose🌹: mei gui hua for pain, beauty & pms

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

Are air-con & fans bad for you?

Finally the summer, I mean the real Melbourne summer has hit us! With this everyone has responded with blasting out cool air from every air-conditioning and fan unit possible and me telling them to turn it off! Funnily enough, like being served endless iced water in a fancy restaurant, have you ever wondered if these … Continue reading Are air-con & fans bad for you?

Wake up & smell the roses: to your purpose

It's Wednesday morning and many of you may be thinking, bugger, another day at work and it's only Wednesday! Remember before all our complaints and dislikes comes the gratitude for the simple and essential things in life we take for granted. You're alive! You have choices, you have purpose, you came here to do something … Continue reading Wake up & smell the roses: to your purpose

Hickeys? No it’s gua sha – benefits & action

Gua sha (Chinese: 刮痧; pinyin: guā shā) translates to "scraping sha-bruises", is a key treatment in traditional Chinese medicine where a clay spoon or tool is used to scrape the skin which brings out toxic heat from the body. The sha or toxic heat that is brought out from gua sha. Yes, it certainly looks … Continue reading Hickeys? No it’s gua sha – benefits & action

How to relax at night 😴

If you are like me you are probably on your smart phone right now! It's time to drift off and avoiding technology and screens can help us relax and wind down to get sleepy. Make sure the lights are low, I even find turning the wifi off relaxin just knowing that there is still in … Continue reading How to relax at night 😴

Bringing good qi & health into the home with indoor plants

My friend Margi is a big fan of indoor plants, her house is full of clambering ivy and propagated succulents. Did you know that by having indoor plants in your home or office, air can be recycled and cleaned? I always encourage my acupuncture patients to explore some of the vast and fabulous parks that Melbourne … Continue reading Bringing good qi & health into the home with indoor plants