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Pistachio Delight

SERVES: 16 squares INGREDIENTS Gummies: 3.5 tbs grass-fed gelatin powder (I used IQS Gut Lovin' Gelatin) 4 1/3 cup water 2 tsp natural rosewater essence 2 tbs rice malt syrup (optional) 4-5 raspberries for colour Topping: 50g dark chocolate 1 tbs coconut oil 50g pistachios, chopped. METHOD Combine gelatin with 1/3 cup cold water and… Continue reading Pistachio Delight

Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest, Out & About, Uncategorized

How to support your exercise in the summer heat

The Aussie culture of being active and outdoors is alive and well. Just in our close group of friends we have sport teams playing on three different weeknights! This, on top of other commitments, can end up taking its toll on our bodies physically. If you’re feeling the wear and tear more acutely, it can… Continue reading How to support your exercise in the summer heat

Medicine Chest, Uncategorized

Natural Killer Cells & Infertility

Hey guys, Natural killer (NK) cells have been in the spotlight in recent years with numerous theories postulated about their potential role in miscarriage and infertility. Numerous fertility clinics are measuring levels of NK cells and their activity with a view to reduce these with immunosuppressant therapy. Our own Emily Seddon wrote an education piece… Continue reading Natural Killer Cells & Infertility

Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest, Out & About, Uncategorized

How to do a low histamine diet

What is histamine? HIstamine is a chemical naturally produced by the body and plays an important in our body. It’s most well-known for its immune response - increasing heat, redness, itching and sinus symptoms - and the common medication that helps to reduce these symptoms - antihistamines. Contrary to the prevalence of anti-histamines, histamine is… Continue reading How to do a low histamine diet

Medicine Chest, Out & About, Uncategorized

A naturopath’s tips on how to manage hayfever

Spring has sprung! A time of warmer weather, baby animals and hay fever. For people who suffer from hay fever, spring is a time of dread. You can’t leave the house without wearing goggles and a mask! Fortunately, hay fever isn't a prison sentence and there are many tools that can help to keep you… Continue reading A naturopath’s tips on how to manage hayfever

Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest, Uncategorized

Will quitting sugar affect my menstrual cycle?

In a word - yes! And the good news is, it is likely to be to your benefit. The female menstrual cycle is dependant on natural fluctuations of sex hormones. Sugar in excess, and the effects of this, can wreak havoc with with our menstrual cycle due to increased inflammation and altering these hormone levels.… Continue reading Will quitting sugar affect my menstrual cycle?

Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest, Uncategorized

What to do about cold sores?

We're very excited for good friend of the Pod, who is getting married soon. She also gets a cold sore from time-to-time, like so many of us do. To help keep our gorgeous girl feeling excited and exquisite on her big day, we have some tips that may come in handy. What is a cold… Continue reading What to do about cold sores?

herbal compendium, Medicine Chest, Uncategorized

Andrographis: Andrographis paniculata

When it comes giving the immune system a helping hand, nothing beats Andrographis. It provides a punch to hit through a stubborn cold or flu, by stimulating both innate and adaptive immune cells. Studies have shown that as small dose as 1200mg andrographis whole herb a day for two days can effectively reduce the occurrence… Continue reading Andrographis: Andrographis paniculata

Kitchen & Garden, Out & About, Uncategorized

Always need an after dinner treat? Here’s how to stop the binge

Working as a Naturopath, one of the most common questions I’m asked is how to help people manage their food and weight. Check out my guest post on IQuitSugar.com for some simple, yet effective options! While most people are amazing at eating well throughout the day, after dinner can be a completely different story! What… Continue reading Always need an after dinner treat? Here’s how to stop the binge

Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest, Out & About

A naturopath’s guide to balancing your child’s energy levels

With such a sedentary lifestyle these days, an active kid is something that I love to see as a naturopath. Kids should be eager to explore and experience the world around them! However, there is also a time and place for our young one’s need to slow down, relax, concentrate and learn. As someone with… Continue reading A naturopath’s guide to balancing your child’s energy levels