Essential oils – should I take them internally?

As a medical herbalist, the thought of taking essential oils internally scares me somewhat!  I must admit I have not spent a lot of time studying essential oils, but from what I have learnt Essential oils are a complex compound, they are 100% more potent than a herbal tincture, and for me the very nature […]

Cooking Oils – What do I purchase?

There are so many to choose from now day’s, and it gets so confusing with what to purchase. Rice oil, Sunflower oil, Olive oil, Coconut oil, Canola oil, Linseed oil… the list goes on.  Heat this one, don’t heat that one, only have this with that, don’t use that, have more of this one… Arrggh! […]

Eggs!

That eggie gooey goodness…  I love the versatility of eggs, just thinking of the many ways you can eat em is just delicious!  Scramble em, boil em, poach em, and if you are brave, eat em raw… You can virtually make any texture from these wee beauty’s from soft creamy scrambled yum to firm baked […]

Endometriosis Awareness month

Hello March!  Well for us in the southern hemisphere it’s the beginning of Autumn the season of change and I am looking forward to the crunching of the leaves under my feet and those beautiful autumn mornings.  Another thing that is happening in March is it’s International Endometriosis month (http://www.endomarch.org/) , so in support of […]

Teenager # Vegetarian # Worry

My Teenage daughter wants to be a vegetarian should I be concerned? This is a question put to me the other day, so I thought I would put together the main areas of concern and how to get around them. Firstly, vegetarianism has been around for millions of years and there is no harm in […]

The magic of Echinacea

Today I thought I would chat about one of my favourite herbs! I know I have chatted about ginger before which I personally try and incorporate into my diet every day. But today it’s Immune boost time! And what better way to do it than with the beautiful Echinacea, also known as purple cornflower, botanically […]

The Gift of Self Care

The year is almost in full swing with a few long weekends left before it is back to the fast lane. When you are on holiday and relaxed, taking care of yourself is a natural consequence but taking time for you becomes less of a priority as work, family and life commitments take over. However, you can […]

2017!

2017!!  Here we are!!  Oh my goodness what a year it’s going to be.  It’s like standing at the bottom of the mountain and thinking ‘how the hell am I going to conquer that’!  But like with everything it’s all about the baby steps and breaking those big audacious goals down into bite size pieces.. […]

Stretch and flex

This week I finished my degree, that has taken 4 years of study, and while it is fantastic to have completed it, I have observed just how much my fitness has taken a dive!  As 4 years has left virtually  no time for exercise.  So in my true style, I thought right I will throw […]

Ho’oponopono

This week in clinic, I was reminded of a beautiful practice on forgiveness.  As we get so immersed in our lives and rush to this thing and that, with people often saying things that we may take offence to, or we just get so wound up in our own world of rush that we forget […]