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Get to know your body

As a practitioner of Chinese medicine I always strive to educate my patients however I can. Education is one of the most empowering things you can do on your health journey. It’s all very well to get advice on what to eat and how to live, but when you can actually understand the why behind [...]

September 25, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Why I chose to freeze my eggs

I was twenty five when an endocrinologist in London suggested I should have children before turning thirty. Halfway through a four-year working holiday, starting a family was not on my (or my boyfriend’s) radar at the time. The endo’s advice followed a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune condition whereby the immune system attacks the thyroid. It’s [...]

SPRING – Living in harmony with the seasons and Chinese Medicine

Today is the first glorious day of spring! As the sun peeps from behind the clouds and the temperature slowly begins to rise, our energy starts to lift. Spring represents a new beginning after our long hibernation during the winter months. We have nurtured ourselves in preparation for new growth. Spring is the time to [...]

September 1, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

A personal story about painful periods

Our periods start when we are barely just teenagers. I remember the day so clearly, as I’m sure most of you do! I was 13 years old and we were holidaying in Lakes Entrance with friends. I remember getting out of the spa and going to the bathroom when it happened. I was bleeding, and [...]

Cervical Position & Your Fertility

One frequent question we get asked in clinic is "when am I fertile?". Most women don't really know when they are ovulating or when their fertile window is.  One way to become familiar with your menstrual cycle and ovulation is by checking your cervical position. This is a great time to become familiar with your "lady parts". Doing [...]

RECIPE: CAULIFLOWER TURMERIC BURGERS

Cauliflower Turmeric Burger Buns Cauliflower is one of our favourite vegetables in Chinese Medicine as it can help remove stagnancy from the liver, improve mood and brighten the eyes. It also enhances energy levels, clears heat from the lungs and warms the body, especially the lower body and limbs. It is also a great replacement [...]

July 27, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

MAKING PEACE WITH PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complicated endocrine (hormonal) disorder that affects a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones and metabolism. More seriously can lead to obesity and increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. PCOS symptoms present themselves differently from woman to woman making this condition difficult to diagnose. In fact, many woman don’t they have [...]

Easing Period Pain with Chinese Herbs

Easing Period Pain with Chinese Herbs Period pain is something many women experience month after month throughout their reproductive years. It is a frustrating condition and women are often not provided many healthful options in treating their pain. For a lot of women, their period pain can range anywhere from mild dull aches to intense [...]

Avoid These 5 Foods To Help You fall Pregnant

In Traditional Chinese Medicine we believe that at conception vital Essence known as Jing is passed on to the fetus from the mother and father. From the moment conception occurs, this forms the blueprint for your child.  This Essence determines the basic constitution (DNA) of the fetus including its strength (Qi)  and vitality (Jing).  To create healthy [...]

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RECIPE: MOONLIGHT ORGANIC GHEE

Butter makes everything taste better and it gets a lot of love from Amanda in her "Get Your Body Baby Ready" book and particularly Ghee. Ghee is butter but made by being simmered into a concentrate. Ghee contains primarily fats, but the good fats that contain omega-3s, a form of monounsaturated fats, which is a necessary element in fertility [...]