Chinese medicine & herbs for Gallstones

Chinese medicine & herbs for Gallstones

When you get diagnosed with Gallstones it can be a real shock, especially when the doctor starts throwing around words like “Gallbladder removal” and “surgery”. In many cases though, this is totally unnecessary. Gallstones can be treated very...
Are Probiotics as good as they say?

Are Probiotics as good as they say?

There’s a lot of talk these days about the benefits of taking probiotic supplements, which are made from billions of good bacteria. At first it can seem counterintuitive to take a pill filled with bacteria when we’ve all been raised to think of bacteria as...
Ever wanted to try Pilates?

Ever wanted to try Pilates?

When a new Pilates studio (Pilates 360) opened up across the road from my St Leonards clinic, I took it as a sign from the universe that I should definitely give Pilates a go. I used to do mat Pilates as a teenager to try and manage my scoliosis (curvature of the...
2 Warming Herbs for Winter

2 Warming Herbs for Winter

With the last Winter days upon us (all you other Summer sun bunnies are probably just as excited as me!) I thought it was a great time to share two herbs you can incorporate into your meals to help keep your body warm in Winter. The first is Rou Gui, or Cinnamon, as...
How to avoid Winter weight gain.

How to avoid Winter weight gain.

It’s that time of year where comfort food like pasta is appealing on a cold and rainy Winter’s day. But you can still enjoy the cosinessĀ of Winter without the extra kilos creeping onto your waistline. You just need to follow the Chinese medicine way. Think...