Human Constitutions

It has been 1 month since I started my mentorship with Dr. Sebastian Liew. It has flown by like a breeze. Every day there is so much to do and so much more to learn. Time passes so quickly. In this post I want to summarize what I've learnt about the different 'Energetics' of people … Continue reading Human Constitutions

Herbal Constituents

In the previous post I explained what herbal actions are. This one will focus on the constituents. To put it simply, herbal constituents are identified chemical compounds unique to each herb which produce the herb's effects. It is modern science's way of isolating and validating a herb's actions. For example, the Salicylates from Willow bark … Continue reading Herbal Constituents

Emotions

Our human emotions are often the source of all joy and suffering. If we can step back, observe ourselves and our actions and respond with love in every difficult interaction do you think our relationships and lives will be better? Thanks for reading. P.s. Many herbs have the ability to help us with our emotions. … Continue reading Emotions

Herbs & Cancer

Today I learnt from Sebastian Liew (@leaf_to_life) that many traditional medicine cultures consider the origins of cancer as a wound that keeps getting hurt. The body tries to keep healing this wound but eventually the healing goes out of whack and cells keep multiplying, leading to tumours and metastases. Hence traditional herbal medicine has used … Continue reading Herbs & Cancer

Smiling :) aka The Emotional ‘Cure-All’

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLVb4c1F-Pg/ The simple act of Smiling can give you instantaneous relief from any emotional turmoil. Don't believe me? Try smiling. Right now. Next try adding some grateful thoughts like: "I am thankful for my health.I am grateful for a house to return to,... for a family that cares for me,... for the many blessings I … Continue reading Smiling 🙂 aka The Emotional ‘Cure-All’

Mini Habits

Have you ever tried to create a new habit but found it too hard? Researchers say it can take between 18 to 254 days to form a new habit - with the average number at 66 days [1] However, I never believe in absolute 'set in stone' numbers. Instead, I feel we should focus on … Continue reading Mini Habits

Healthy Plate: Protein

Another important portion of the healthy plate is the 1/4 allocated for protein. I cannot emphasise how important protein is for our health and wellbeing. what is Protein?and why is it important? "If your body was a house, the bricks that form its walls are the amino acids you get from digesting protein. The cement … Continue reading Healthy Plate: Protein

Thoughts: Ego

A prose to ego The ego is the source of Pride. Pride is the source of most evil intentions ... ... anger, inability to forgive, grudges, hate, retaliation, revenge ... jealousy, coveting, greed, lust, gluttony, never being satisfied ... dominance, power, narcissism ... folly, lazines, self-pity, victimization, depression, self-harm, harming others What is the opposite … Continue reading Thoughts: Ego

Naturopathic Theory: Humoral Theory

Check out my instagram for a condensed infographic version of this post Before the advent of science, ancient Greek philosophers used qualities of objects to describe and understand the world around (macroscopic) and within (microscopic) us. Empedocles (495-435 BC) was the first to categorize all natural phenomenon into 4 elements: AirFireEarthWater According to Empedocles, the … Continue reading Naturopathic Theory: Humoral Theory

Herbal Actions and Examples

Have you heard of Herbal Actions? Before a Medical Herbalist chooses the herbs and blends a formula for a patient, he/she decides on what Herbal Action is required. This guides their choice of herbs in the formula. The actions are chosen after a thorough case-take with the client and will try to improve symptoms as … Continue reading Herbal Actions and Examples