Healthy Diet

Seasonal Beetroot Tart Recipe

Beetroot & Goats Cheese Tart:   A goat’s cheese and beetroot tart is not only super easy, it’s a fantastic way to use seasonal produce. Serve for lunch, as a side dish or light dinner.   INGREDIENTS 450g (1lb) beetroot, peeled 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil salt and freshly ground pepper 1 pack (320g) ready-rolled puff [...]

Home Remedies to Treat Cold Hands and Feet Part 2 – By Leela Klein

Home Remedies to Treat Cold Hands and Feet   Experiencing cold feet is normal from time to time. Changes in temperature, as well as health and lifestyle choices, are some of the most common causes of cold feet, and adjusting these factors will usually help you to relieve symptoms. There can be a variety of [...]

Autumn A Time For Letting Go

Oyster Shells & Dragon Bone – Chinese Medicine  Dr Leela Klein (TCM), 0421 283 442,  www.shellsandbones.com.au   Autumn is the season where the hot summer days gradually become shorter, where the cold creeps in and where the energising energy of summer is replaced by the deeper, more introspective, contracting energies of autumn. Autumn also governs [...]

Your Guide To A Healthy Spleen & The Importance

Your Guide To A Healthy Spleen & The Importance by Leela Klein   The Spleen, from a Chinese medicine point of view, is responsible for digesting food and converting it into energy (Qi), similar to the way the pancreas releases insulin to allow the body's cells to absorb ingested glucose, providing the cells with energy. [...]

Vegetarian Diet: Staying Healthy and Well – Chapter 9: Ayurvedic Sun Foods, Ground Foods & Earth Foods

Ayurvedic Sun Foods, Ground Foods & Earth Foods by Pip Atherstone-Reid Another way of choosing your food is by considering where in the environment they grow.  Foods that grow more than 1 metre above the ground are considered Sun foods, they absorb the maximum energy from the sun.  And are considered very high, etheric foods.  [...]

By |2018-12-11T14:35:34+10:00November 27th, 2018|Ayurveda, Healthy Diet, Healthy Food|0 Comments

Vegetarian Diet: Staying Healthy and Well – Chapter 8: The Nature of Food

The Nature of Food by Pip Atherstone-Reid   WARMING OR COOLING Different foods are considered warm or cooling to our systems in Traditional Medicines.  Warming and hot foods; warm the body and cooling and cold foods; cool the body.  Cool foods are generally harder to digest than warmer foods if not eaten in balance as [...]

By |2018-11-27T14:41:59+10:00November 27th, 2018|Healthy Diet, Healthy Food|0 Comments

Vegetarian Diet: Staying Healthy and Well – Chapter 6: So what Dosha are You?

So what Dosha are You? by Pip Atherstone-Reid                             KAPHA: EARTH & WATER Larger build Tendency for weight gain Slow to learn, slow to forget Sweet and even tempered Dislikes cold and wet weather Sluggish temperament   Foods: Sluggish and cool Kapha [...]

By |2018-11-15T11:22:16+10:00November 15th, 2018|Ayurveda, Healthy Diet, Healthy Food, Mental Attitudes|0 Comments

Vegetarian Diet: Staying Healthy and Well – Chapter 5: Ayurvedic Doshas Simplified

 AYURVEDIC DOSHAS SIMPLIFIED By Pip Atherstone-Reid Doshas are the force or energies that create the physical body and mind. They determine conditions of growth, aging, health and disease.  We are born with Doshas called Prikruti (our constitution) and then the Doshas that are aggravated by our lifestyle and diet; called Vikruti.  In selecting the right [...]