Spiced Apple Chutney

What could be more Autumnal than cooking with apples? As so many of my students know I love cooking, I often receive lots of apples when October arrives, and this spiced apple chutney recipe is where some of the first batch were thrown straight in to! Chutneys traditionally contain herbs and spices that increase agniContinue reading “Spiced Apple Chutney”

New Recipe E-Book Out Today! Get 50% off this weekend

I’m excited to share with you my newest recipe e-book, full of tonics, teas and natural remedies! Many of the recipes use seasonal ingredients that you’ll find out and about right NOW too! This recipe e-book is a result of years of researching, experimenting, creating and enjoying natural remedies. In this book, you’ll find overContinue reading “New Recipe E-Book Out Today! Get 50% off this weekend”

Cooling Calendula, Cardamom & Chamomile Tea

During Summer, the Ayurvedic Pitta dosha is at its strongest, meaning the element of fire within all of us is likely to be stronger right now. If you’re a predominantly pitta type person (which you can learn by taking an online dosha test here) then Summer is when symptoms of inflammation, headaches, heartburn and acidic indigestion, ulcers, stress, angerContinue reading “Cooling Calendula, Cardamom & Chamomile Tea”

Ayurvedic Insights: Are You Experiencing Excess Vata? (& what to do about it…)

Are you feeling scattered, unfocussed and anxious? Have your body’s systems become a little irregular over the past couple of months? (i.e. digestive issues, constipation, irregular menstrual cycles, sleep issues or a changeable appetite?) If you’re experiencing anything like this, it’s likely you’re currently experiencing excessive Vata energy, the energy of air and wind, change and irregularity.  The ThreeContinue reading “Ayurvedic Insights: Are You Experiencing Excess Vata? (& what to do about it…)”

Making Your Social-Distancing Home Time Healthier

When the world around us right now is unpredictable and ever-changing due to Covid-19, we benefit from focussing upon the things we CAN do to maintain our own health and wellbeing. If you’re self-isolating or social-distancing, if your children are off school and if you find yourself spending lots more time at home, this timeContinue reading “Making Your Social-Distancing Home Time Healthier”

Ayurvedic Advice For Spring: Balancing The Kapha Dosha

Looking at the world through the lens of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda gives us a rich and broad language to use when describing the way we feel, the different seasons, and the many ways we can get well and stay well naturally. Whist we can all intuitively feel a difference between each season of theContinue reading “Ayurvedic Advice For Spring: Balancing The Kapha Dosha”

Digestion-Boosting Lemongrass, Ginger & Cinnamon Tea

‘Tis the season of consumption – whether that’s gifts, food, chocolates or festive fizz, its likely most of us will be enjoying foods and drinks we wouldn’t usually opt for this month. If you’re looking for a way to prevent bloating and indigestion, or are in need of something to boost your Agni or digestiveContinue reading “Digestion-Boosting Lemongrass, Ginger & Cinnamon Tea”

Bitter Is Better: Utilising The Power of Taste This Festive Season

If you’re looking to keep your digestive tract healthy, your hunger and blood sugar levels stable, and prevent cravings from causing you to go overboard with the mince pies and chocolate this Christmas, consuming more of the bitter taste could be your best bet.  Of the six tastes known throughout Eastern medicine (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungentContinue reading “Bitter Is Better: Utilising The Power of Taste This Festive Season”

Holistic Health: 5 Ways To Keep Your Sinuses Healthy This Winter

During Winter, we tend to experience a few more coughs and colds than usual, partly due to the ‘dry’ air causing membranes in the nose and throat try dry up, thus exposing us to more bacteria than usual, but also partly because we tend to move from outdoor cold to more humid indoor warmth frequently.Continue reading “Holistic Health: 5 Ways To Keep Your Sinuses Healthy This Winter”

Ginger & Molasses Biscuits

Warming and comforting, with digestion-boosting spices and a good dose of iron from the molasses, these biscuits are a great way to balance the Ayurvedic Vata Dosha. Dip them in tea or pack a few with you to take on blustery Autumn walks, they’re easy to make and satisfyingly similar to a ginger snap, asContinue reading “Ginger & Molasses Biscuits”