Category Archives: Food As Medicine

#Revitalise Day 8: Spreading My Wings

I spent the weekend supporting the participants at the Tantra Is Love workshop. It was huge. It is so rewarding to witness and be part of some fundamental life changes in a large group of people. It is such a special weekend with a very special group of folk facilitating real change on an energetic

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Vitality: the true nature of the physical body

In this video, Peter discusses the notion of your physiological body in the context of the 3 Treasures framework. Also referred to as Jing, the densest and most yin of the 3 Treasures covers all aspects of physicality within the human microcosm. If you would like to know more about these concept and how they

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A rant on ‘natural’ medicines

Since when did this        become considered ‘natural’ medicine? In this rant, I discuss the problem of relying on dietary supplements and argue that the only truly ‘natural’ medicines are a good quality, appropriate diet and herbal medicines. Are you completely over your cocktail of expensive supplements, pills, and capsules? How about trying

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28 Day Revitalise Program

The silly season is here. December is full of work and social functions, which will see you eat and drink a little more than usual. Christmas lunch as usual will be massive, and will last for days, and just as you are getting over it, New Year’s Eve will happen. Then, summertime and school holidays

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Food As Medicine: an introduction to the ancient Chinese Medicine way to good health & happiness

If you are…  • Always tired and feeling flat • Struggling to get up and going in the morning • Finding it difficult to lose weight and keep it off • Having trouble sleeping well at night • Running out of energy during the day • Trying to conceive and not sustaining a pregnancy •

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Sperm Trail Mix

I thought I would share this awesome recipe for a trail mix that is sure to help improve sperm quality for guys needing to step out from the bottom of the barrel. These four simple and tasty ingredients can form the basis of nutritious snack that guys can take to work with them and munch

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Maca – more than just an aphrodisiac it seems…

Everyone has heard of maca root – but what is it exactly and why is it good for you? Belonging to the Brassica family, it was saved from certain extinction about 50 years ago by a Peruvian researcher. It has been cultivated in the Andes for over 2,600 years.  Growing at about 10,000 feet above sea level, it is

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Traditional Diets, Modern Misunderstandings

By Marlene Merritt, DOM, LAc, ACN One of the biggest mistakes I see in nutrition is that we that we look at life in these narrow “slices” of time, and think this is how things always have been. We might think that nutritionally, we’re a little worse than a while ago (or not), but we

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Carbs: simple v. complex

Carbohydrates, proteins and fats form the three main macro-nutrients that are essential in every balanced diet. While proteins and fats may be responsible for bodily functions such as the creation of body tissues and insulation, carbohydrates provide calories – the source of energy for normal bodily functions (such as heart-beat, digestion, breathing, movement, etc.), providing

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Grains: friend or foe?

By Sarica Cernohous, LAc, MSTOM, BSBA Oh, the times we live in. How is it that something as seemingly innocuous as eating grains has become such a polarizing topic? From the low-carb revolution to the Paleo Hacks; from the Atkins Diet to the gluten-free frenzy – grains have been pilloried as food item non grata. How

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