Radical Remission by Kelly Turner

This book is now on top of my ‘Recommended Reads’ list! 📚 No book has made me both laugh and cry with tears of sorrow and joy. Nor given me goosebumps, made my hairs stand and sent shivers up and down my spine. All in a good way, touching my soul as I read these … Continue reading Radical Remission by Kelly Turner

“Chew Your Food 30 Times”

A good Indian friend likes to tell me to chew at least 30 times - wisdom from his ayurvedic traditional medicine heritage. As I pondered on this, it occurred to me that our mouths are the only place in our digestive tract where food can be broken down mechanically. I've learnt that this mechanical process … Continue reading “Chew Your Food 30 Times”

Spelt Pancakes and the Wonders of this Ancient Grain

🥞 Dad tried making spelt pancakes this morning for the 1st time! We don’t drink/have milk at home so he decided he should just omit the 1.5 cups of milk from the recipe… First batch came out like scones... 😂 Luckily I was around to suggest adding some Greek yogurt to get a more runny … Continue reading Spelt Pancakes and the Wonders of this Ancient Grain

Meditate to Boost Your Immune System!

This is an excerpt from one of my all-time favourite books: Radical Remission by Kelly Turner, PhD Meditation produces high levels of melatonin to help you sleep easier and deeper, which in turn improves cellular clean up and detoxification. Meditation also decreases stress and anxiety, which will greatly boost immune function. and "... the more … Continue reading Meditate to Boost Your Immune System!

Plant-based Breakfast Bowls

Many people worry about what to eat if they have to cut out bread or milk or eggs from their breakfast. "How do I get enough protein/calcium?" ... "Will I have enough energy?" My go-to is a simple bowl of overnight soaked rolled oats/spelt, cooked with some salt and spices like cinnamon or turmeric. From … Continue reading Plant-based Breakfast Bowls

Get in Touch with Nature, Daily

Yesterday's tea-break-nature-time Don't forget to get in touch with nature daily, for your health and wellbeing. After all, we've lived so close to nature since the beginning of time. It is unwise (and unnatural) to abandon this connection. Yesterday's tea-break-nature-time Even if you are forced to stay indoors, you can connect by touching some indoor … Continue reading Get in Touch with Nature, Daily

Treat the Cause

What sets Naturopathy apart from conventional medicine? Treating the root causes of illness is a philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine (tolle causam) that drew me to study and make this my profession. When stricken with a debilitating autoimmune disorder, I kept posing these questions to my specialist (Rheumatologist): "What is the cause of this and how … Continue reading Treat the Cause

Vegetarian Fridays

Every Friday we make it a point to go vegan/vegetarian. Here’s some simple lunch ideas: For protein, soak some chickpeas overnight and cook in a pressure cooker with curry spices.This will double up as carbs and fibre!Stirfry some vegetables to compliment … and voila! There you have a hearty meal that will leave you full … Continue reading Vegetarian Fridays

Exercise! 10 Reasons Why

1. Improves Circulation Exercise facilitates blood and lymph flow to carry nutrients and eliminate waste. 2. Sweating A key mechanism of our body for eliminating toxins (detoxification). 3. Builds Strength Not just in bones but also muscles, tendons, ligaments and the heart. Prevents atrophy (wasting) and sarcopenia/osteoporosis. 4. Improves Mood Balances & clears stress hormones … Continue reading Exercise! 10 Reasons Why

Finding Your Balance

One morning I met a 75-yr old former SEA games Boxer at the park. He has prostate cancer and was undergoing chemo but still exercises regularly. Him: “I took a rest yesterday.” Me: “Me too.” Him: “I think it’s important because the body loses something when you push it. You have to let it get … Continue reading Finding Your Balance