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Foods for Brain & Body Balance

Foods for Brain & Body Balance

Did you know approximately 50% of people will suffer from dizziness, vertigo, or a loss of balance in their lifetime. Quite often there's no medical reason or explanation given as to why or how you can fix it. Here I share Traditional Chinese...

Natural Sweet Tea for Immunity

Natural Sweet Tea for Immunity

For the Autumnal month of October and the approach of the 2nd wave of COVID my Facebook posts, blogs and Chi Gong practice has been focusing on the Immune system. Last week I explained in a video, all about the Lung, which draws in the Chi of...

Danger, Danger – Sugar for the over 40’s

Danger, Danger – Sugar for the over 40’s

"In men, the risk of heart disease increases after age 45. In women, the risk increases after age 55. In people who have diabetes, the risk of heart disease increases after age 40." * US Department of Health and Human Services You don’t have to...

Feeling flat? I can see the future

Feeling flat? I can see the future

What do we do when all plans are out of the window? Perhaps you had arrangements for this summer. Maybe you were getting married, going abroad on your dream holiday, finishing your leaving cert or celebrating a big number birthday but now all those...

Good Food, Better Sex during Lockdown?

Good Food, Better Sex during Lockdown?

Maybe you made promises to have and to hold, love and cherish your partner till death did you part but I wonder if that included lockdown situations?  With the occasional burst of entertainment, mixed with long stretches with no other company, you...

Store cupboard tea for immunity

Store cupboard tea for immunity

As we wait out the curve of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) I thought I would share two store cupboard ingredients that will always help to keep you healthy. I also share a recipe that puts them all together in the best flu-busting, immune-supporting,...

A Wake up for the Liver at Spring Equinox

A Wake up for the Liver at Spring Equinox

As the Spring light grows brighter, it shows the dusty corners and the cobwebs that have gathered over winter it’s time to spring clean.  So why not treat your body just like your house and clear out a sluggish liver. In Chinese Medicine and...

What to eat when Panic Attacks

What to eat when Panic Attacks

In my last post, I shared an Acupressure Point that I found personally useful during panic attacks, palpitations and shortness of breath that I suffered just after I had children 16 years ago. Even though they are teenagers and way more stressful...

Shifting and drifting – look mom no oars

Shifting and drifting – look mom no oars

Its an interesting time, this transformation of winter into spring. In Chinese medicine it’s moving from Bladder/Kidney to Liver/Gall bladder. The Kidney is all about winter and hibernation, about going deep within and replenishing resources. Its...

Wiggle it, just a little bit

Wiggle it, just a little bit

What I love about salsa & bachata dancing is seeing the vulnerability of others. I don’t usually see people putting themselves out there, prepared to get it wrong and look foolish, but when learning to dance mistakes are obvious, frequent and...