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How to stay cool this Summer with Ayurveda!

Summer has arrived with a bang this year, and even though it’s officially supposed to start today on the 21st of December, it feels like we’ve already had a whole summer of great hot weather. In Ayurveda, we know that increased heat can bring an imbalance of Pitta dosha, the mind-body-energy that works on...

Apple Christmas Cake – Gluten free

This gluten-free cake will really get you in the festive spirit, with sweet apples, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. It can be a refined sugar-free recipe if you don’t sprinkle the Demerara sugar on top.  225 g butter, room temperature, cut into cubes, plus extra for greasing 450 g Bramley apples (or others), roughly chopped...

Learning to breathe again – my own experience with hay fever!

I grew up in Germany, on a farm in the rural Rhine valley. Before I was born, my parents converted their farm from dairy cows to breeding pigs. I remember that as I was growing up, I was always embarrassed about this but, hey, we all can find something to be embarrassed about! I...

Gluten free or not?

Gluten intolerance is a growing epidemic worldwide. Fortunately for those who are sensitive to gluten, more and more cafes and restaurants are now offering gluten-free options. What is gluten? Gluten is a general name used to describe proteins found in wheat and other cereal grains such as spelt and rye and to a lesser...

What is insulin resistance – and how do you treat it?

Have you heard of insulin resistance? Simply put, it is a resistance to the uptake of glucose into the body’s cells. Elevated blood insulin levels are often associated with central obesity, cholesterol abnormalities, and/or high blood pressure (hypertension). Insulin resistance is a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Read on to find out more… Carbohydrates...

99 Yoga Classes in Two Days!

Last weekend I attended the 6th national New Zealand yoga festival in Auckland. It was held at the beautiful Kawai Purapura retreat center in Albany, which is owned and run by the Wellpark College for natural therapies. The festival started on Friday evening with an opening ceremony and finished on Sunday evening with a...

8 Key Ingredients to Genuine Happiness!

Some of us were born with a positive attitude, while others tend to be a little more glass half empty types, but experts agree that learning how to bring more meaning to our life is vital for us to be happy. Many books have been written about how to be happy. Why is it...

How to take time out and treat yourself!

Don’t we all need some time out to de-stress and recharge? I find that a weekend away is the perfect way to relax and to recharge our batteries. And a great weekend away could be a weekend retreat. If you are not sure whether going on a retreat would be good for you, this...

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