16 Aug

Top tips to reduce stress and improve fertility

The female reproductive cycle is very complex and even a small change from what is considered normal can prevent ovulation. There are 4 events in reproduction: Ovulation: The release of a healthy ovum (egg) Tubal transport: The fallopian tubes need to be healthy and have a normal anatomic relationship with the ovary to allow capture […]

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9 Aug

The Vunerable Emperor

In Chinese Medicine the Heart is the Emperor of the Organ system. It is said to be guarded by the other organs and always without pathogenic influence. All other Organs have both a functional and dysfunctional expression of emotional Qi as shown in the table below: Liver   –           Assertion / Anger Spleen –         Focussed […]

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8 Aug

Perfect Posture, is it a myth?

For a long time now people have talked about the “perfect posture”, which most believe is sitting or standing up “perfectly” straight, head and shoulders back, tummy pulled in. But this is not necessarily correct nor should we be using the terms ‘perfect’ and ‘posture’ in the same sentence anymore. Our spines have natural curvatures […]

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7 Aug

Powerful Broths

Get creative with your broths and experiment with adding different veggies and spices to include trace minerals, anti-inflammatory properties and enhance the healing potential of your broth. Reishi Mushrooms Did you know that Reishi Mushrooms are known as a tonic. (A substance that improves the vigour, tone and function of the whole body and can […]

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6 Aug

Kim’s Favorite Veggie Soup 2 Ways!

Kim’s Favourite Veggie Soup 2 ways! Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients: 5 potatoes ½ a butternut Pumpkin 1 small Sweet potato 1 Broccoli 1 carrot 1 Onion 3 cloves of Garlic 1 litre of chicken/vegetable stock. Follow the link for our very own Embrace Life stock recipe: Pink Himalayan salt (to taste) Sprinkle of Pepper […]

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5 Aug

Lemon Balm & PMS

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is one of the most common complaints of women during their reproductive years. It affects 75% of women and a higher rate has been seen in younger women. Symptoms can include: Irritability Moodiness Fatigue Depression Acne Forgetfulness Food cravings Water retention A study of 100 school girls aged 14-17 years investigated the […]

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11 Apr

Alleviating anxious family traits

Have you noticed how anxiety and stress can feed off anxiety? When your child is anxious you also feel anxious and vice versa? In the busy lifestyles we lead we have forgotten to take care of ourselves and our children are learning from our unintentional behaviours. Two national Australian studies showed that 7% of 4 […]

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1 Mar

The Benefits of Cupping Therapy

When working as a remedial massage therapist, I am rarely more impressed with the results that I can get for my clients than with cupping.  For those who have not heard of this type of therapy, cupping involves the use of glass, plastic or rubber ‘cups’ that are used to pull up muscles or tissues […]

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15 Feb

Five reasons to join a Playgroup

The idea of joining a playgroup is something that all new mothers will consider at some stage. Some will have groups suggested to them by their health care providers based on their location, while others may actively seek out groups that align with their values or techniques. Regardless of your parenting style, connecting with others […]

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15 Feb

Arthritis and DJD

Arthritis and degenerative joint disease (DJD) is often seen as an unfortunate and unavoidable part of ageing. The two terms are also often used interchangeably. Arthritis refers to more than 100 different conditions that can impact on daily activities and quality of life; often due to pain, decreased range of movement and decreased joint stability […]

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