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  • Love Your Liver - The Silent Servant

    Give some thought to your liver this week. The liver plays a crucial role in detoxifying your body, helping to keep your immune system strong especially during the colder seasons.

    Your liver's job is to cleanse and filter the blood, promote the elimination of toxins and hormones, and to facilitate digestion. The liver also governs fat metabolism by releasing lipids (fats) and associated toxins into the blood for elimination. Your liver is a very important organ especially during winter when you want to stay well and be warm!

    When do I need to support my liver?

    Read below to find out how to …


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  • Tips For Ageless Living

    What if the consciousness in your body has the ability to repair and maintain the health of your cells indefinitely? Modern research is exploring ‘how’ aging happens with some fascinating research coming out about the ability of DNA to repair itself

    Ayurveda explains that we age because we see others aging and this expectation within consciousness then guides the various transformations and repair mechanisms within the cell and body as a whole

    Wow, could that be true? 

    Certainly some people look younger than their years… and people who practise Transcendental Meditation (a mental …


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  • Winter Warmer - Butternut Soup

    Enjoy this recipe for a tasty evening meal this week!

    Where possible Ayurveda recommends that we be kind to our system by eating the bulk of our food during the day when it is most easily digested.

    This naturally lends itself to a light, tasty and easy to digest evening meal such as soup. During winter it is especially nice to sit down to a warm soup…

    Butternut Soup

    INGREDIENTS (Serves 3)

    1 t vegetable oil,
    2 spring onions or ½ cup of leeks chopped (optional)
    900g butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced
    1 C water
    1 flat tsp of cumin powder
    2 tsp of grated ginger or 1 tsp of ginger …


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  • Shilajit - Nature’s Powerhouse

    Nature’s powerhouse

    Do you know about the herbal resin that Sherpa’s of the Himalayas eat to support their blood’s ability to carry oxygen more efficiently and to enhance their energy and vitality?

    It’s a resin from the Himalayan mountains called shilajit. As the mountain range was formed about 55-70 million years ago, tropical forests were crushed and compacted between large boulders. Over time the compressed forests became a nutrient and mineral rich resin found high in the mountains.

    Shilajit

    Shilajit also known as mineral pitch is extolled in the Ayurvedic texts as a potent …


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  • Asthma and Ayurveda

    Learn about the Ayurvedic perspective on asthma, causes, and triggers. Then see what you can do to help reduce the symptoms.

    If you or a loved one experiences coughing (particularly at night) and after exercise has breathlessness (often with a wheeze) a productive cough and a tight feeling in the chest … then chances are high you are experiencing asthma

    When working with clients who have a tendency for asthma, or a child with this condition, I always start by giving an understanding of what causes asthma from the perspective of Ayurveda.

    Dryness, irritation, inflammation and then mucous


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  • Warm Winter Salad

    Food is medicine … and so is happiness! So let’s bring together food, happiness and warmth this week with a tasty Roast Vegetable and Artichoke Salad with Cumin Ginger Dressing.

    Filled with root vegetables and warming spices this recipe is a winter warmer jam-packed with nutritional goodness to keep your digestive fires and immunity strong.

    As the weather gets colder outside our internal heat also becomes cooler. This can cause an imbalance in digestion leading to a build up of toxins or ama, clogging micro-channels and causing phlegm.

    As toxins and phlegm build up in the stomach, sinuses …


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  • Vegetable Power

    Widen your choices of vegetables this week and benefit from the variety and increased nutrition. The best vegetables to support balance during winter are root vegetables.Winter is the time of year where green salads are best left alone until the weather is warmer. Cooked greens such as silverbeet, spinach, bok-choy and kale are tasty and great options. If you love salads then a moderate amount of grated carrot, beetroot and ginger root dressed with olive oil and lemon or lime juice, with a pinch of rock salt and cracked pepper, makes a lovely addition to a warm winter meal.

    Your digestive …


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  • A New Tip For Quality Sleep

    When the mind is held in a state of suspense thinking about what has happened (or what will happen, or what could happen) then the body follows suit, unable to relax, unwind and let go, making it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. The following parable provides an interesting insight into one man’s solution to this problem.

    The parable

    “Once there was a family man with wife and children who owned many factories. He considered himself fortunate to be able to offer work to the many people who worked in these factories. This man was a devout Buddhist and considered his good …


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  • Caring For Mother and Baby

    Here we consider the needs of mother and baby, tonics, diet and daily routine.

    The foods a mother eats becomes available in a broken down and easy to digest milk that nourishes the baby perfectly. The quality of what is ‘taken in’ helps to determine the quality of the milk.

    When considering what is taken in, the definition of food from an Ayurvedic perspective includes all that is taken in through the five senses - all that is heard, felt (physically and emotionally), seen, smelt and tasted, are metabolised into the mother’s milk.

    From this perspective both what we eat and how we live …


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  • Tips For Increasing Fertility

    What a joy it is to consider holding your own child, a unique blend of you and your partner, with the delight of getting to know this wonderful person as time goes by. Why is it that sometimes conceiving a child (something that the birds and the bees show us can be quite natural and simple) can be difficult or even out of reach?

    Did you know an estimated 15 per cent of couples have difficulty conceiving a child?

    • In one third of cases the reasons lie with the man's fertility
    • In one third with the women's
    • For the last third, both partners experience reduced fertility

    Causes of infertility


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