Lets talk about the colour of your food. And no, I'm not talking about those crazy artificial colours and dyes that are so prevelant these days - you are staying well away from those kinds of foods - aren't you?! I'm talking about the beautiful natural, vibrant colours of fresh whole foods. Did you know that in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the colour of a food can be an indication of it's therapeutic value? Read on to learn more about how the energetics of food can be understood from this perspective, and why it's important to have a rainbow of colours on your plate.
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It’s a stressful time right now with bushfires burning out of control over much of NSW, and surrounding the Blue Mountains and Sydney. On top of making your fire plan and being prepared, it is important to look after your your lung health, as well as your mental wellbeing.
The air quality in Sydney and the Blue Mountains has been hazardous for some time now with a lot of bushfire smoke in the air. It is the finer, microscopic particles in the smoke that cause the most concern, as they can get deep into the lungs and cause adverse health effects if not cleared effectively.
Read on for some tips on how to protect your lungs, and how to help your body detoxify from this pollution as efficiently as possible.
With the holiday season well and truly underway, I wanted to share with you a fun and helpful resource that I have found, and have permission to share with you. It is an e-booklet that you can download - full of recipes, tips and information to help you keep to your health goals during the midst of festive frivolity. It's 32 pages long, so just the right length to be able to flip through when you have a few minutes, and bookmark a handful of recipes or ideas that you'd like to try these holidays. There are lots of great ones that I'll be giving a try!
I hope you enjoy it, and stay healthy and well during this busy period.
Happy holidays to you!
In Chinese medicine, a great deal of importance is placed on dietary habits, digestive health and eating in harmony with our own energetic constitution. When it comes to children, dietary habits are even more important as they are laying the foundation for future health, and improper eating habits are seen as contributing factors to many pediatric health conditions. Here are some suggestions from the Chinese medicine tradition on how to maintain good digestive and overall health for your children, including tips for the weaning process for babies.
TCM Inspired Immune Boosting Chai
Is there anything better than a hot cup of chai on a chilly Winter’s day? This popular beverage from India traditionally incorporates black tea, aromatic spices, milk and honey, and is already a powerful digestive and immune tonic in its own right. However, add in some extra immune boosting herbs from the Chinese medicine pharmacopoeia and you have a recipe for a deliciously therapeutic superdrink!
Throughout the year, nature provides us with the appropriate foods to protect us from the climate, support our health, and keep us in balance. Becoming aware of seasonal foods and seasonal eating habits can attune us to the natural cycles of nature, and our bodies.
Read on to learn about how to eat in harmony with the changeable energy of Autumn, and how this can help protect your "Lungs" - the organ system associated with Autumn in TCM and the organ most vulnerable to illness during 'flu season' (click here to learn more about your amazing Lungs).
Autumn - Season of the Lungs
The theories of Chinese medicine suggest that each season relates to a different organ system. Autumn is the season of the Lungs. It’s the time of year when people are easily affected by environmental influences, and great changes are taking place in the weather and plant life around us.
The lungs are called the “delicate protective organ” in TCM because they are the only organ that comes into direct contact with the external environment. This can make them vulnerable to the environmental influences which can lead to colds, the flu, or allergies. Read on to learn more about our magnificent Lung 'organ system' according to TCM, and what you can do to keep it healthy and happy.
If you asked the average person how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) keeps you healthy, they would probably answer that it involves acupuncture needles. That is a good start – but TCM is so much more than needles.
TCM is a complex understanding of how Qi (loosely translated as energy, or life force), affects your health. Qi flows through meridians passing through points which can be used to regulate and control that flow. When the flow of Qi increases, decreases or its quality changes, your health is affected. The most common way to manage the flow of Qi is with acupuncture needles. But TCM actually incorporates a wide range of therapies that complement each other to bring about health and harmony. In this blog post you will learn three ways to keep yourself healthy using TCM principles at home. By using these techniques in your daily life, you can be in charge of your health.
Now that Summer is here, and the weather is getting warmer, we often become more active and participate in a variety of outdoor activities.
An ideal Summer diet according to TCM is light and filled with fresh foods with high water content, and brightly coloured summer fruits and vegetables.
There are certain foods, flavours, cookings styles and ways of eating that will help your body feel wonderful this season. Read on for more.
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