July 12, 2019

Food Focus: The Cucumber

We love using food as medicine in Eastern Medicine. Food cures are one of the coolest and simplest ways to rebalance the body. When we use seasonal summer foods, in the summer, we can help beat the heat in a powerful but delicious way!

Naturally...

August 30, 2018

Need a break from the heat & humidity? Why not whip yourself up this simple, speedy and nutritionally delicious ice cream!

We made it with peaches, but really you could use any fruit really. Mmmmmm raspberry, strawberry or even plum ice cream!

Ingredients and Direct...

August 30, 2018

Having the delightful combination of being both tart and sweet, raspberries have a unique blend of goodness that, when used correctly, it can be a wonderful medicinal addition to your diet - both berry and leaf. 

Found for only a few short weeks in the su...

August 13, 2018

We’ve all heard it 1000 times – if you want to eat well, loose weight or be healthy you should eat more salad. But what if that's just the opposite for some people? 

Ok, there is no question that leafy greens, whole foods and lots of vegetables are good for you, but wha...

August 7, 2018

As I was walking to work on one of the early summer days this year, I passed a few coffee shops with their sandwich boards reading “Summer’s here, Iced drinks for EVERYONE!”. The Chinese Medicine practitioner part of me cringed when I saw that sign and internally thoug...

August 2, 2018

Watermelon juice is an instant cool-off. Used throughout the world in the summer months, this simple Agua Fresca (“fresh water”) recipe inspired from Latin American cuisine, might be just the thing to keep you cool this summer. Hint: have some of this ready to drink af...

August 2, 2018

One of the “coolest” fruits out there, this summer favourite is absolutely amazing at relieving summer heat or heat stroke. According to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) it also has many other medicinal qualities: it quenches thirst, is great for irritability and wat...

August 1, 2018

A magical summer cool down drink

Naturally cooling cucumber, calming, circulating and refreshing mint and the sour astringent flavour of the lime which helps increases the production of fluids in the body and can reduce the effects of summer heat help make this the idea...

August 1, 2018