Simple Balsamic & Honey Brussels

OK, so you may have had enough of them by now, but if there’s one festive food you can definitely include in a January health-kick, it is of course the humble sprout. High in antioxidants, fibre and vitamin K, they’re also incredible versatile, suitable for a host of different meals. Brussels sprouts also give aContinue reading “Simple Balsamic & Honey Brussels”

Ayurveda Inspired Seasonal Self-Care | Summer: Pitta Season

Although the term ‘pitta dosha’ might sound like something you’d order at a restaurant with a side of chips, it actually refers to a type of person, and the various mind-body qualities that person displays. Ayurveda, a.k.a the ‘science of life’ or ‘knowledge of longevity’, uses the dosha system to determine each person’s prakriti. PrakritiContinue reading “Ayurveda Inspired Seasonal Self-Care | Summer: Pitta Season”

Ayurvedic Detox: Springtime Stewed Apples

Within many natural health systems, Spring is a traditional time to detox and cleanse. As we leave the heaviness and darkness of Winter and head towards the brightness of Spring, it’s time to create a sense of lightness and clarity within ourselves too. Fasting, strictly detoxing or other harsh strategies aren’t always suitable for everyone,Continue reading “Ayurvedic Detox: Springtime Stewed Apples”

Ayurveda Inspired Seasonal Self-Care | Spring: Kapha Season

After emerging some few thousand years ago, Ayurveda (the knowledge of longevity, or ‘science of life’) has survived and thrived throughout the ages, and stands today as not only the East’s traditional healing modality, but a fascinating tool for everyday life in the modern Western world. Ayurveda is essentially a way of living and beingContinue reading “Ayurveda Inspired Seasonal Self-Care | Spring: Kapha Season”

Peppermint: Mind Body Benefits & Ayurvedic Advice

As a qualified aromatherapist and someone who has used oils in everything from homemade skincare items, to bath mixes, to healthy snacks, there’s a lot to discover when it comes to essential oils. Medicine Man Whilst they’re often dismissed as a ‘natural alternative’ to medicines, it’s worth noting that these oils are the original medicine.Continue reading “Peppermint: Mind Body Benefits & Ayurvedic Advice”

Papaya, Cumin & Coconut Anti – Inflammatory Salad

A refreshing and flavourful Spring / Summer salad, with plenty of hidden health benefits and plant protein. Papaya contains a powerful enzyme known as papain, which plays a key role in breaking down and digesting proteins. Unlike many other fruits, papaya is low in sugar, so doesn’t interfere with the process of digestion like otherContinue reading “Papaya, Cumin & Coconut Anti – Inflammatory Salad”

Living a Life of Longevity: Are We Looking For True ‘Health’ Or Instant Gratification?

  Longevity is not sexy. Moderation in diet, exercise and sleep are what have kept cultures and civilisations in the East healthy for thousands of years, but they don’t necessarily add up to what we in the West currently pursue. The current trends of Crossfit, Paleo, raw vegan and any other ‘extreme’ diet and exerciseContinue reading “Living a Life of Longevity: Are We Looking For True ‘Health’ Or Instant Gratification?”

Kamut & Coconut Porridge Recipe

Kamut is a relatively over-looked grain that is a lot larger than most others like oats, rice, bulgur, and can easily be ground into flour or flakes to replace something wheat-based. It’s higher in protein than wheat, and contains an abundance of nutrients such as magnesium (which most of us need more of in ourContinue reading “Kamut & Coconut Porridge Recipe”