Foods are Medicine

Liver qi stagnation diet What about Coffee & Alcohol with Liver Energy Stagnation?

In this video, Marie discusses the effects of coffee & alcohol for TCM Liver Qi Energy stagnation (Liver Energy stagnation) with Perth Herbalist & Acupuncturist, Marie Hopkinson. Are there benefits …are there any benefits? Why do people with Qi stagnation have an affinity for these products? What effect does alcohol and coffee have on people […]

30 days of winter…day 7…Miso

Miso Soup one of the most simple, easy foods yet it’s often overlooked You can buy miso soup in one-cup portion sachets …did you know each sachet is only 25 calories! The low calories is not the only reason it’s so good for winter. As a soup, it’s warm and nourishing. There are lot of […]

30 days of winter with Chinese medicine…day one

Winter is coming…actually in Australia June 1 means winter is here but officially the true seasonal start of Winter is June 21. In my 30 Days of winter blog series I will help you transition towards winter, give recipies, food and health advice for living more healthy, more naturally this winter. Sign up for the […]

How to get rid of a hangover fast

This is a guide for how to get rid of a hangover fast. If you want to get back to feeling like yourself again, and find what helps hangovers, this article will give you lots of home remedies for a hangover – you can use stuff you might find around the home right now and […]

What you need to know about Dampness

Damp or dampness is a name you will probably hear frequently from your Chinese medicine (CM) practitioner. Before you discovered CM you probably never heard of dampness. It’s a concept that is unique to CM, today Herbalist Marie Hopkinson talks about damp, and everyone should know about Dampness. Firstly, damp is one of six pathogenic […]

Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a very common herb used in Chinese Medicine, with heaps of health benefits. It’s no surprise when you see all the various ways it can be used. There are may uses in Naturopathic or western herbal medicine as well as Chinese medicine, for health problems. In Chinese Medicine, it’s one of those substances […]

Millet, pork and taro stew

Slow cooker pork millet stew   INGREDIENTS:   1x pork chop 1 cup millet 1 handful cinnamon chips or 3 teaspoons cinnamon ground 1 large handful Goji berries 1 palm size piece of taro root 2 pears 3-5 cups water ½ onion diced METHOD: Cut husky part off taro and cut into pieces. Peel and […]

Chinese Diet Therapy

Chinese Diet Therapy is about using foods for their properties – flavours and natures rather than a nutritional compound value (as a western nutritionist does). Everything is based on Chinese Medicine philosophy. Traditionally, diet therapy has two  uses: Foods can be used to address a particular symptom of an illness   Foods can be used […]

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