Stress and anxiety are common, incredibly common. On average, 1 in 4 Australians reports feelings of anxiety and 1 in 3 of us will experience depressive symptoms*. As regards stress, well… I would suggest that we are all stressed, regularly, in one way or another. I’ve written before about how stress takes a toll on your […]
The change to Autumn here in Sydney is bringing with it a raft of coughs and sniffles, colds and flus. What better time to whip up your very own garlic oxymel (something like a home brew cough and cold mix). In the recent Kitchen Remedies workshop, one of the home remedies we discussed (and tasted) […]
Today I’m guest posting over at Mouths of Mums. Click through to read my top 5 tips to beat morning sickness. Have you used any of these remedies yourself? What did you find worked the best?
Hey! Sydney! Yes, I’m canvassing you again. I’m doing another workshop you see. Next week! Once again, we’ll be using the wonderful big hall in the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre (same as we used for the gluten/grain-free workshop). However, rather than a weekend session, next week’s workshop will run on Tuesday evening. Perfect for after work. […]
Let’s be real. For many of us, over the coming week or two there will be a larger than usual amount of rich food and celebratory drinks consumed. So be it. Enjoy! However, if you are planning to indulge in lashings of delicious excess, spare a thought for your digestive system. Digestion is important, ok? Ok. TOP […]
Here are my top 10 tips for nurturing your adrenals : (if you’re thinking “WHAT are adrenals?” read this first) DIET 1. Eat enough protein Protein foods are made of amino acids, the ‘building blocks’ of life. You need these guys to stay in one piece. During busy patches and periods of stress it’s not […]
Feeling sick through the early stages of pregnancy is not pleasant, but not unusual. In fact, up to 80% of women have mild to moderate nausea and over half of these will also experience vomiting. Once you’re through the first trimester (first 12 weeks) of pregnancy, symptoms will usually start to fade; although some women […]
This week (17th-23rd) is National Herbal Medicine Week – let’s rejoice and appreciate the medicines found in nature!
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is something that many women would be familiar with – an estimated 80% experiencing emotional or physical changes prior to their period. For some women this will last no more than 1-2 days, whereas others can experience a week (or more) of distress, pain and discomfort. What are the symptoms? There are […]
This time of year is notorious for coughs, colds, sniffles, sinus and sore throats. We haven’t even hit winter yet and people are dropping like flies. While there are plenty of things to be done when you actually get sick, keeping yourself in tip-top shape is the best idea – and that way avoid falling […]