Let’s explore the critical role of the mineral iron in women’s health….how indispensable it is for us, and how it helps us maintain strength and vitality across all our life stages. I’ve looked at the research, the insights and compiled a comprehensive guide here to help you navigate the path of iron deficiency, that’s becoming increasingly common in Australian women. In this article you’ll learn what foods to eat, what supplements can help and how to dose them as well as how to recognise the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency and its more serious sister, iron deficiency anaemia.
Look no further for a current, evidence-informed review of the Mediterranean Diet for perimenopause. Did you know that one of the key hormone shifts in the 8-12 years before menopause is an increasing androgen to oestrogen ratio? This sets the scene for steady central fat gain as you move through perimenopause and makes it much harder to maintain a healthy BMI and if you’ve heard of the term ‘menopot’…this is one of the problems with this changing hormone ratio. I look at the Mediterranean Diet as possibly the most healthy diet for perimenopausal women wanting to maintain a healthy weight and lower their risk of cardio-metabolic diseases like diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
Based on the Tridosha system of Ayurveda, this handy little quiz will reveal which common culinary spices best suit your constitution and can take you to greater potentials in health. You’ll find lots of recommendations in your results too for how to use these spices.
Here’s how a herbalist makes a real winner of a vegan broth! Filled with herbs that possess immune fortifying, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and pungent qualities, this is the broth recipe you’ve been waiting for to boost your health and become your most sacred kitchen staple.
Back with more healthy recipes! Not only is this delicious chicken broth recipe going to become a tasty flavour enhancer in your food, it’s also an immunity booster and it calms down Histamine. It’s an aromatic blend of histamine-lowering spices and vegetables with the nutritious goodness of chicken bones. Read on to learn about histamine, chronic inflammation, and why you NEED this broth in your medicinal diet.
Ward off colds and flus this winter with a humble herbal steam, a much loved preparation in all herbal traditions that’s simple to make, affordable and soothing to the whole body and soul. If you’ve ever had a warm cup of herbal tea and inhaled the vapours, you’ll know that hot herbal infusions can clear the nasal cavity and make breathing easier. Or if you’ve use aromatic shower bombs and smelt the vapours clearing your head as you shower, which is the same principle. Steaming herbs releases the volatile oils in the herbs, allowing them to fight microbial, bacterial and viral pathogens accumulating in your nasal cavity. The herbal steam technique is the first therapy you can whip up at the first signs of a cold or flu. Discover how to create your own herbal steam and keep your upper respiratory passageways clean, calm and moist over the cooler seasons.
These Ayurvedic Spice Infused Elderberry Pastilles offer a natural and effective remedy for colds and coughs. With the immune-boosting power of elderberry and the warming properties of Ayurvedic spices, these delicious gummies provide relief from cold symptoms while supporting your overall well-being. Embrace the wisdom of Naturopathy and Ayurveda and let nature’s remedies soothe and heal you during the cold season.
Elevate Your Dishes with Homemade Crispy Chilli Oil. This classic Asian condiment gets a makeover from a naturopath here 🙂 Enjoy it as a flavouring topping on snacks, rice and noodle dishes, meat and more. It’s sweet and spicy chilli oil to warm up your digestive system this winter. A base of rich and silky aromatic oil infused with cinnamon and star anise literally peppered with freshly harvested chillies and eastern spices and enriched with fermented black beans. It’s amazing!
Did you know that adopting a diet rich in certain foods can spark joy and happiness in your mind and body? The Feel Good Diet takes you beyond just feeling healthy. It’s an easy, natural diet approach that boosts your mood and cognition, giving you that heightened state of living that so many of us crave. And it comes with a host of bonus benefits like increased stress resilience, weight loss, better sleep, enhanced learning and focus, and more. Enjoy this 30 minute webinar.
I thought it was time for a yummy recipe for you beautiful souls 🙂 So feeling the cold of winter starting to move into my bones today (!) I popped on a slow cook to warm and nourish the Liver, soften and soothe the joints and gently detoxify. Because with the cooler seasons comes stagnation. This recipe includes native Australian herbs Wattleseed and Strawberry Gum. Read on to discover why it’s so important to look after your Liver in winter, and to download the recipe. Enjoy! xo Sulin