New Year, New You

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s 2017 and New Year’s resolutions have been made, it’s time to put plans into action. Every year, so many of us make a promise to ourselves to refocus on our health, improve our diet, exercise more, and get fit. Excess weight increases a person’s risk of developing various conditions such as … Continue reading New Year, New You

TURMERIC | Curcuma longa

Turmeric is a root plant prized not only for its flavour and use in cooking but for its many health benefits. Turmeric is the common name for this plant, its scientific name is Curcuma longa, it contains active compounds called curcuminoids and therefore is often referred to as curcumin (turmeric ≈ curcumin). Turmeric is best … Continue reading TURMERIC | Curcuma longa

Featured Herb: Alfalfa

Medicago sativa, better known as alfalfa, is one of those herbs with a seemingly endless list of possible uses. It has a wide range of actions and can be used to address various different conditions. It is known as a nutritive herb due to its significant nutritional value, providing B-vitamins, vitamins A, D, E and … Continue reading Featured Herb: Alfalfa

Oregano oil

With cold and flu season on its way, it’s time to think about ways to boost immunity and combat infection. If you’ve been following the blog, you will have read up recently on ways to boost your immune system throughout your day (read article here). There are many herbs that are known to have antimicrobial … Continue reading Oregano oil

PMS and Menstrual Symptoms

Contrary to popular belief, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menstrual symptoms are not a natural part of a woman’s cycle. In fact, proponents of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believe that a truly healthy woman should not experience any symptoms at all before or during her menstrual period. The symptoms that many women do experience such as … Continue reading PMS and Menstrual Symptoms