Christmas Cacao & Strawberry Balls

Recipe by Penny Eccelston   1 Cup chopped nuts and seeds (3 nuts i seed) 1 Cup Dried fruit (2 Types –  try currants or figs in the mix) Dash Vanilla 1 Heaped Tablespoon Cocao Powder Add a few strawberries (or 1 Banana for moisture) Blend for approximately a minute Roll in Coconut   Refrigerate… Read more »

Hello Summer

Summer holidays are finally here!  Plants grow faster, people act more energetically, and the body’s qi and blood becomes relatively more vigorous than in any other season. We are encouraged by our natural body clock to move outside and become active. This peaking of yang qi combined with the Christmas season can cause quite the… Read more »

How To Make Homemade Sauerkraut in a Mason Jar

The flavour of spring is sour so we wanted to share an easy to make, inexpensive recipe that is full of health benefits for spring and that can also be enjoyed throughout the year. Sauerkraut is not only sour in flavour which benefits the liver and gallbladder, it is also delicious and full of vitamins… Read more »

Clay Packing

External Detoxification that can help Resolve Chronic Health Complaints Clay Packing has been used for centuries in many cultures for its cleansing and healing properties. Clay packing is often indicated when chronic productkeysticker health complaints are present, that are stubborn to resolve with multiple therapies. This can include pain, fatigue, digestive complaints, poor fertility and… Read more »

Spring has sprung!

Rebirth and growth is in full bloom! There is a sense of renewal and rebirth in the air. Seeds sprout and spring up from the Earth, flowers bloom, and the sun begins to warm us. While winter was a time to conserve energy and minimize activity, spring is a time of regeneration, new beginnings, and… Read more »

Beef Congee Recipe

This is a nourishing meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Congee is especially great for children and when you are recovery from a head cold or illness. This recipe below includes beef and beef stock however chicken or plain is also delicious. You can experiment with many different ingredients such as Chinese red dates, cashews… Read more »

MTHFR gene mutation: What does it mean?

The MTHFR enzyme is needed in the body for the activation of folate, also known as vitamin B9, which is a critical nutrient used with cofactors such as vitamin B12, B6 and B2 for a biochemical pathway, the methylation cycle. The Methylation cycle manages or contributes in many crucial body functions such as detoxification, mood… Read more »

Staying Healthy in the Winter Months

Chinese Medicine teaches human beings to live in harmony with natural cycles of the environment. Winter urges us to slow down, rest, restore and revitalize. Winter is Yin in nature; it is inactive, cold, and darker. Remain introspective, restful, and consolidate your Qi through the season and prepare for the outburst of new life and… Read more »

Winter Solstice

Take some time for yourself this week as we move towards Winter Solstice. This Sunday the 21st of June in the Southern Hemisphere will be the shortest day of the year. Winter and this week especially is when our energies are at their deepest so it’s important to respect this time, listen to your body… Read more »