COME ON WINTER … I’m ready.

Do you dread the upcoming coughs and colds season?  Are you the type that seems to catch every sniffle, cough, cold, lurgy, bug that you come in contact with? and then there are those you swear hunt you down and latch on. Perhaps your children or love ones are vulnerable? The good news is there are strategies to put in place to strengthen your body so you can start winter without the fear. Lets start simply, with our diet. While supplements can and do have a role in regaining health nothing beats our food and fresh juices for optimum nutritional intake. Here we find all we need wrapped in natures gifts, clean, unprocessed, natural wholefoods. The closer a food is to how it was in nature, the better it is…

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Burnt Out? Stressed Out? Exhausted?

Me too my friend, well I was.. and still in recovery technically . There are many reasons one can find themselves in this place, where lying on the lounge rather then folding laundry isn’t because your couldn’t be stuffed, but because your eyes won’t open and your body won’t move. Upon reflection I had been under some personal stress for an extended period of time, add to that a full life of training for marathons, studying hard, running a business, wrangling three boys, a marriage and home. I hit the proverbial wall, not so much with a bang.. I kind of whimpered out… finding it harder and harder to get out of bed, hit with sudden crippling tiredness in the day, which started to increase with frequency.  I chose to really…

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Parsley – The Unsung Herbal Hero

Parlsey In 2016 I was lucky enough to  asked by the Herbal Extract Company of Australia to make a series of videos to  be used to help new practitioners find their way around prescribing plant medicines. Below you will find Parsley, our unsung hero. Parsley is widely used in Europe and the Middle east, and has found its place on the plates of many restaurants here in Australia. This is due to its long history as a digestive herb, Parsley helps to bring energy to our digestive system which in turn helps to break down and absorb all the wonderful life giving nutrition from our foods. As a herbal extract medicine we use the root, while culinary and teas we ted to use the aerial parts.  Parsley can be used for symptoms of…

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Easiest Summer Cleanse / Detox Ever

This summer cleanse has One, yes One, simple guideline for each day They are: Fruit. Green Smoothies. Fresh Juice. Raw till Four. Cant get much simpler then that. I often see people in clinic who would like information for cleansing and detoxing but don’t want to shift through an overload of conflicting information from Dr Google, they just want simple and effective guidelines to do what needs to be done to start feeling better,  So this summer I came up with a simple 4 day cleanse. Cleanses are  wonderful place to both start or to reboot your health and vitality journey. A ‘cleanse’ or ‘detox’ gives our bodies a break from overeating while simultaneously  flooding them with much needed nourishment and healing micronutrients. It allows the intestinal system to unclog and unload any backed up waste into…

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Vegan Chickweed Pesto

Spread through out my garden chickweed is the accidental (for me perhaps, maybe not so for her) herb of choice this week.  A quick harvest of this healing and very nutritious weed (containing calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, silicon, zinc, vitamins  C, A, B) for my smoothie  I decided to give a vegan chickweed pesto recipe a go. This one is an amalgamation of all the simple ones on the ‘net. Get some plant nutrition into the fam bam A few good handfuls of chickweed Handful of pine nuts or sunflower seeds. 1–2 cloves raw garlic. Tbsp nutritional yeast (use parmesan for a non-vegan pesto). Generous pinch of salt. 2-3 tbsp olive oil (add as you need it while blending). I made this in my high powered blender which I…

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