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Liver organ system

Chinese medicine view of lactation

The Chinese medicine approach to lactation

The written records of Chinese medicine contain a rich and diverse body of knowledge extending back in time, thousands of years into the past. So what does this traditional view say about lactation? How are these principles applied to humans in modern times?...

Back to basics this Spring

This month we're helping you get back to basics - simple things you can do for yourself to have more energy, feel lighter and brighter and enjoy life. Why wait for January 1st to make your New Year resolutions to get healthy (usually fuelled by a...

Goji Berry and Apple Crumble (Gluten-free)

This warming dessert will fill the room with vanilla and spice aromas.  It's gluten-free, low in fat and has no cane sugar. This is the version I made, adapted by using what I had at hand, based on Teresa Cutter "The Healthy Chef".  I really wanted...

Seeds and sprouts to grow and eat

The Wood element relates to Spring and the colour green, and Spring is when new green shoots emerge from the soil. Surrounding yourself with new life is a wonderful way to embrace the season. Now is a great time to get out into the garden or...

Recipe: Zingy Spring Salad

With lots of green fresh herbs, sweet-sour green apple and tender sprouts, this is a great salad to rejuvenate a stagnant and congested Liver in Spring. The dressing is a combination of therapeutic flavours – Sour, Sweet, Pungent and Salty. The fifth therapeutic flavour –...

Spring is here!

Gloriously warm one day, chilly and windy the next - the changeable Wood element belongs to Spring.  The Wood element also relates to the Liver and Gallbladder, the colour green and the sour flavour. This month, learn how to keep healthy in Spring by adapting to...

Gentle Spring detoxing

    Spring is the perfect time to have a gentle detox, a "Spring Cleaning" within! Follow these Chinese-medicine guidelines to protect and nurture your inner resources while you gently let go of the heaviness of Winter.   The meaning of Spring There is a natural lightening that happens in Spring...