This quiz evaluates your dominant constitutional type according to Humoral Theory, which you can use as a guide to selecting the best herbs and foods for your type and ultimately, to regain balance within. The ultimate goal is to achieve a healthy balance of each humor. All earthly things are composed of these substances in varying degrees and understanding the balance of these elements within each person is key to understanding how disease manifests in individuals. Discover how you can live your best life here in this quick and easy quiz!
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Somewhere in the birth of a warm Spring morning, gestating among birdsong and sweet Jasmine aroma wafting through the kitchen window, triggered by a craving for figs…..came this recipe. This is a vigour boosting recipe for large herbal ‘pills’ that are pretty much medicines parading as bliss balls. They contain herbs that enhance stress response and physical energy, lifting your health potentials in a broad way. Between the fruits, nuts and powders, there’s a whole lot of nutrition and goodness in them. I explain why I called them Goddess Tonic Pills in the video, and show you step by step how to make them so without further adieu, let’s step into our healing kitchen….
Relieve the searing discomfort of indigestion with this delicious blend of reflux busting herbs and fruits. It makes a great healing tonic to sip at through the day, and it’s suitable for kids and adults. In this post learn about the properties of the herbal medicines Marshmallow and Licorice, and why they’re so great at relieving the discomfort of indigestion. Wondering where to get these herbs? Most health shops will have them, and failing that, you can find them online in dried form. Now get that blender ready, there’s a fabulous recipe coming up!
Welcome back to ‘Stress Less 101’. In the previous post we looked at the first 6 ways to reduce stress and anxiety. they were all easy, simple and free! In this post, I’ll share the next 6. You’ll find the second Recipe for Daily Bliss here too: a step by step guide to living a calm and connected life starting now…..This time it’s more based around the latter part of your day. So all you moon-folk, this one’s for you :)….
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When the world outside starts to feel overwhelming, head to this stress toolkit here and download my Recipe for Daily Bliss! Yep, there’s a recipe in this one that you can follow step by step and it contains my top 12 ways to reduce stress and anxiety and live a calm and connected life. From the way you take your next breath to where to put your feet in the morning, to what foods and drinks to avoid and more…. This is ‘Stress Less 101’. We are living in interesting times my friends! Take a moment from your day to inspire calm….
Welcome back to my healing kitchen. This little beauty was an experiment and turned out so fab I had to share. It was one of those ‘use whatever’s in the fridge’ kind of days and there was a head of cauliflower, some spring onions and carrots and that got me feeling rather oriental and wanting to make something with a touch of Asia and spice. It ended up being the most deliciously savoury, golden, mushroomy patties and they were a cinch to make. So roll your sleeves up, get the food processor ready, I’ll tell you all about Shiitake, what a wonder-fungus it is for your immune system, and how to make these yummy Shiitake Immunity Fritters…
Shaking it out in my dancing days. Photo by Des Crawley
Shaking is the new way to meditate and everybody can do from young to old. And what’s more, it’s super easy! And if you’re looking for a meditative practice for the start of the day, shaking will get you feeling loose, refreshed and present. It can be both meditation and workout. No brainer right?! Learn about Shaking and try out my guided Shaking meditation here…
My super easy, homemade Nettle & Spearmint Eye Gel is that refreshing, cooling and soothing (totally) natural relief you’ve been waiting for to nourish tired eyes. Not only that, but Nettle brings an astringent action that gets to work on tightening the delicate skin around your eyes so the effects are not only healing, they’re beautifying! There are two ways to use this gel: to cool your eye area or as a face mask to tighten skin and increase glow. Wait till you feel the tightening action! Come on back to my healing kitchen and I’ll show you how to make this skin-nutritious eye gel.
If you like tasty and health treats that boost your hormones and support your stress response, then take a look at my delicious Hormone Boosting Banana Loaf with Shatavari, Cinnamon, Cardamom and Nutmeg. Full of the best herbs for women to support healthy oestrogen levels, liver function and digestion along with a touch of sweet natural figs and dates. Let’s go!
Care for a deliciously sweet and refreshing herbal treat that you can use to soothe a sore throat, improve sinus health, fight colds, improve skin elasticity, strengthen your hair and nails, support your stress system, joints and bone health? I’ll assume that’s a YES! So read on, I’ve got a treat for you: Elderflower, Apple and Cinnamon gummies. Come make them with me….