Entries by katherine

Can acupuncture help with depression?

One in four people experience depression at some point in their lives. But can acupuncture help with depression? According to recent studies, the answer is ‘YES’. Firstly let’s look at TCM. TCM encompasses the whole of your body’s health, and in fact in TCM there is no brain. In TCM the view on mental health is […]Like this post? Please share the love!





One bowl veggie muffins

2 free range eggs 1 medium zucchini grated 1/2 green capsicum finely diced 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives 2 teaspoons parsley 1 good pinch of herb salt 1/4 cup pitted and chopped kalamata olives 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons barambah organic natural yoghurt or cream Enough Gluten Free Self-Raising Flour to make a thick, […]Like this post? Please share the love!





Spicy Morrocan Chickpea & Lentil Soup with Chermoula

Ingredients: Serves 4-6 Chermoula marinade: 1 handful of fresh coriander or parsley 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 clove garlic 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 or 2 fresh red chilli’s (deseeded) Juice of 1 lemon Zest of 1 lemon sea salt – pinch. Place all ingredients for Chermoula in the blender and pulse until smooth. Set […]Like this post? Please share the love!





So your naturopath said…”no gluten”!

Why do we ask you not to eat gluten even if you don’t have Celiac’s Disease? The main reason is that your gut is so very important to your overall health. The lining of your gut is the largest surface that provides a barrier between the environment and your body, thus it is crucial that […]Like this post? Please share the love!





So your naturopath said…”no dairy”!

Why do we ask you not to eat dairy? Dairy can cause health issues in a lot of people from digestive upset and sinus congestion to inflammation, hormonal issues and problems with the immune system. Dairy cows are stressed – This could be due the mass production and processing of the modern day dairy products, compared […]Like this post? Please share the love!





The 7 main differences between Japanese Acupuncture vs Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

In both TCM and Japanese style acupuncture, disease is seen as an imbalance in the organ system or Qi meridians, and the goal of any remedy or treatment is to assist the body in re-establishing its innate harmony. Disease can be caused by internal factors like emotions, external factors like the environment and weather, and […]Like this post? Please share the love!





5 Home remedies to beat the cold weather and change of season blues

1 – Essential Oil antiseptic blend – for cold, flu, sinus congestion, stuffy nose and headache. Add to water : Eucalyptus oil 5 drops Lavender oil 5 drops Peppermint oil 3 drops Tea Tree Oil 3 drops *Use to inhale over a bowl of steaming hot water: Place oils into a litre of boiling hot […]Like this post? Please share the love!





5 scientifically proven ways to reduce the risk of your children developing allergies

We are often told that allergies and allergic asthma are inherited disorders and that there is probably nothing that can be done about our children developing them as they grow up. Well, the more we learn about genetics, the more we are coming to realise that genes can be switched on or off due to […]Like this post? Please share the love!





10 ways to get better sleep

Having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep can be very frustrating and becomes draining over time. Here are some safe, easy and tried and true strategies for getting you the deep, restful slumber that your body so desires: Avoid stimulating activities at night time – this includes working (!), playing on your phone, watching TV […]Like this post? Please share the love!