Lifestyle Medicine: Warm Water on Waking

This is a lifestyle habit/hack that I've been recommending to many clients and friends. Start your day right with a glass of warm water first thing in the morning. Why? Because you're probably dehydrated from the night's sleepBecause it feels sooo good. That warm water creates a warm fuzzy feeling as the water flows down … Continue reading Lifestyle Medicine: Warm Water on Waking

Healthy Plate: Vegetables

We are often told to "eat more vegetables" or "eat the rainbow" but I find these advice too vague and thus rather unhelpful. Here are some more specific guidelines I have learnt and implemented. The 3 Major Groups of Vegetables From Dr. Terry Wahls's Wahl's Protocol [1], the emphasis is on low-sugar / low-starch vegetables … Continue reading Healthy Plate: Vegetables

Naturopathic Theory: Emunctory Theory

The Emunctory Theory states that the elimination of toxins is crucial for health, especially in chronic disease. Analogy: Think of a river/drain/sewage system that becomes blocked and clogged up with rubbish. Without proper flow, stagnation will lead to putrefaction, decay and rotting. Breeding pests and disease. Our body is similar. We constantly produce 'rubbish' (toxins) … Continue reading Naturopathic Theory: Emunctory Theory

Perfection is a Trap

If you are a Type A person, you may have struggled with perfectionism. Over the years I've come to realize it is a trap. One that saps unnecessary energy and time. Instead I am trying to let go of perfection. And embrace a "Good Enough" mindset. 80% is good enough. Satisfactory is good enough. It … Continue reading Perfection is a Trap

What is Herbal Medicine (Phytotherapy)?

‘Herbal medicine’ is the therapeutic use of plant preparations to prevent disease, enhance health and alleviate suffering. [1] A huge part of my degree involved Herbal Medicine.(BNHM = Bachelor of Naturopathy & Herbal Medicine. Basically a degree in Naturopathy but specializing in Herbal Medicine) But what is it? Herbal Medicine is also known as ‘Plant … Continue reading What is Herbal Medicine (Phytotherapy)?

Automate Your Life with Habits

Rather than depending on or waiting for motivation. Creating habits just makes your life simpler and easier. Habits take the thinking and decision making out of the equation. Once a habit is set, you no longer come up with excuses not to do it. You "Just Do It" (@Nike 😉) Healthy habits done consistently are … Continue reading Automate Your Life with Habits

Planning a Healthy Plate

Here is a simple image I like to give to clients to teach them how to plan a healthy meal. The foods here are only examples, not meant to show how much of each to eat at one time. [1] The basic rules are: Have at least 1/2 your meal filled with Vegetables Divide the … Continue reading Planning a Healthy Plate

Naturopathic Theory: Theory of Toxaemia

This theory talks about how ill-health can be caused by self-intoxication or toxaemia. Also on the Seven stages of Health Loss.

Gym Accident and Herbal Medicine for Severe Bleeding

Who would've thought that a common teabag can stop severe bleeding!?

Will You Choose Love or Fear?

Recently, I heard this unforgettable quote from Neale Donald Walsch in his book Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1) [1]. “Every action taken by human beings is based on Love or Fear.Decisions affecting business, industry, politics, religion, the education of your young, the social agenda of your nations, the economic goals of your … Continue reading Will You Choose Love or Fear?