Articles in Category: Health & Wellbeing

Natural Deoderant

(No Aluminium)

 

Ingredients:

- 1⁄4 cup coconut oil (virgin organic ideally)

- 1⁄4 cup baking soda

- 1⁄4 cup corn starch (sometimes called corn flour)

- 10 drops of your favourite essential oils

Equipment:

A glass bowl and glass jar with a lid

Method:

  • Combine all the dry ingredients and stir well
  • Add the oils try include Lavender and Teatree oil for their antiseptic proper- ties
  • Pour into the glass jar and keep cool or it will liquefy. Keep in the fridge is fine. 

Relax in Rosebank - #301

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage with Francis Schwegman

Relax in Rosebank - #301

In February as well as May of this year I got the opportunity to learn about an amazing, powerful, ancient healing technique: Traditional Thai Massage. 

I got welcomed, together with a group of other students, in a small Lahu-hilltribe village in the mountains of Northern Thailand. Not only going through a very intense program of learning about Thai massage as well as about yoga and meditation, but also living closely with the incredibly beautiful Lahu-people in the village in a remote, mountainous area in North Thailand, made all of it an incredibly deep, life-changing experience. 

 

Sweet Dreams for Sleep Apnoea Sufferers - #301

Traditional Medicinals - Lismore

Do you have poor concentration, excessive fatigue, anxiety or depression?

Thousands of people suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition where people stop breathing for short periods of time during sleep. This can lead to extreme fatigue, tiredness and poor concentration during the day. 

People who have OSA have greater risks of high blood pressure, cardiac disease, and insulin resistance as well as fatty liver. 

 

Spring Cleaning - #300

Traditional Medicinals

With all the lovely sparkly weather everyone feels motivated to spring clean their houses and gardens ... so how about our bodies ? Detoxing comes to mind with the change of seasons, and while medical conditions  really need individual care and advice ...we CAN do a lot with a clean up of our diets by having an honest look at what we consume and remove the foods we don’t need e.g. the empty calorie foods such as sugar, baked goods and fried foods, in addition to removing excessive dairy, gluten, alcohol and coffee.

What’s left? ...there’s an array of vegetables, fruit, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, tofu and eggs...and obviously organic is best if we’re avoiding toxins.

If you eat meat stick to lean grilled foods, and use good oils such as olive oil, and try avocado instead of butter. Drink lots of herb teas and water along with plenty of exercise .

We all love treats but it can get out of balance ...so a little tweaking of our diets can make a big difference. For advice on nice herbal tea blends and detox options, come talk our qualified Naturopaths at Traditional Medicinals.

 

Written by Komal Rowe who practices as a Herbalist and Nutritional therapist at Traditional Medicinals.

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