Juice Cleansing

 

Hello and welcome to my blog this week.

 

Juice cleansing is loads of fun, its really the simplest way to eat and get nourishment in our system and its something we can do for one day, one weekend, or even one week fairly joyfully! 

There is so much info on juice cleansing and I have taken an overview here from my work. Read my books for really comprehensive guidelines!

Always stay present with your juice cleansing, only do it while it feels good for your body. Stop if you start to be stressed or if you feel sick… remember that a lot of old built up toxins will be shaken up and released with this deep cleansing method. Talk with your health care practitioner if you are not well, taking drugs, prescription medicines or you are on a specific health regime!

 

With a juice cleanse you need to be really in tune with how you are feeling at the time. 

Tune into your body and don’t commit to a time frame for this cleanse as its really powerful and you may find that as toxins come out of the liver and travel around your blood stream that you get headaches, pain, inflammation, emotions like anger and resentment and grief. If this is the case then you need to eat something and tone down the detox to slow it down again. Then you can go back to juices once those poisons have passed through the body again. Its a wave.. Juice cleansing is a wave of detox patterning and you need to tune into that day and whats best for you. You may plan a whole weekend detoxing on juices only to find that you only have a juice cleanse for 24 hours and then need to revert to the wholesome vegetarian detox plan again. Don’t worry if this happens. Its still an awesome detox weekend! Go in again next weekend and you may find that you can last longer! The more your body is seasoned to detoxing, the easier it is to stay on a juice cleanse longer! You will know.. follow your intuition and your body!

Digestive tract health is the first path to wellness. Juices are so easily absorbed and even those who are suffering from a chronic illness can readily benefit from the nutrients and enhance their Wellness Zone. Juice cleansing is an excellent regular detoxifier and the next level of cleansing after the pure water fast. You are getting nutrition and able to flush toxins at the same time in the simplest and least invasive manner for your body.
With a juice cleanse, it takes up to three days to get the same cleansing benefits as you would on the ‘pure water fast’ for one day. So it is slower. But it’s also more revitalising on some levels as far as being able to maintain your daily lifestyle. You have a constant stream of energy on a juice cleanse, as you are feeding your body nutrients the whole time.

 


Try to get as much cellular recovery as possible while you are on a juice cleanse. Really visualise those cells pumping through the juices and imagine your lymphatic system flushing away all the built-up debris of the past. You can’t really get these results when any food is included in the diet, only with juices or water. As soon as you eat food, your body is working again, so the energy is kind-of reversed and you are absorbing more instead of eliminating. Make your policy for toxins “better out than in”, so get them out!

A juice cleanse is really good when you are able to avoid the world for a whole weekend, it is the perfect weekend health kick. You can start on Friday night when you come in from the week and go all the way to Monday morning drinking up to 13 juices a day. Drink one juice for each hour you are awake. The only guideline with the juice cleanse is not to mix fruits  and vegetables.  This is following traditional Chinese medicine guidelines for optimal digestion and assimilation of nutrients. In the morning you may prefer fruit, and then change to vegetables in the afternoon for variety.  If you want low sugar then stick with vegetables and eliminate the fruits all together. The only exception to this rule is lemon and lime!

Juice cleansing days need to be treated as special days as sometimes it’s hard to get through the afternoon. A seasoned cleanser will have developed tricks to survive the afternoon hours and avoid breaking the cleanse at dinnertime, try and see what works best for you. Have fruit, juiced in any combination that takes your fancy each morning, then vegetables in the afternoon and early evening. Drink delicious herbal teas between juices and stay away from places where

Use organic fruit and vegetables when available. If you are unable to get organic produce, just soak the fruit or veggies in a sink filled with water and 15ml of apple cider vinegar for five minutes before juicing. Peel the skin off all fruit and vegetables cut off the unsightly bits and always use the freshest produce available to you at the time. Don’t use seconds or rotting food for juicing. Buy or grow the best you can get and always use it as fresh as you can.

Juice cleansing is great to cleanse our bodies! However when all the emotions come up and we feel really crappy its great to add herbs to the cleanse. I think that nervines and herbs that really assist the emotional body are hypericum ( st johns wort), avena sativa (oats) Matricaria ( chamomile) , passiflora ( passionflower) and also make juices that are high in vitamin B to help support your nervous system.

This information is from my ebook THE WELLNESS ZONE. There is a lot more info in there on detoxing. Also in my book THE MAGIC OF FOOD AS MEDICINE we tell you about 200 fruits, vegetables and herbs and why they are medicine! Please use my books as a reference guide during your juice cleanse and good luck!

Connect with us if we can help you with herbs too!

Here is my video blog from this week!

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 I want to share with you that we will be at Sacred Earths Retreat in Ballina from the 16th till the 20th October. There are places still available and this retreat offers you the opportunity to relax, do yoga, chanting, have body work with Zen Thai shiatsu and we will be there are resident naturopaths, nutritionists and herbalists to assist you with health care. We are also running our free herbal first aid service and will have a special offer on Body wraps!

Yes we are offering $50/ 1 hour herbal body wraps on this retreat. Full body exfoliation with oils and herbs, followed by herbal body wrap and then a facial! This is cooling, healing, cleansing, relaxing and the perfect addition to your detox week! You can get ticketing from Sacred earths web site, Look on facebook for the event and check it out on our facebook page medicineroom… follow the links, book in and join us! To book your body wraps please email us, or talk with us when we are there!

Radiance Retreat Feb 2015

Herbal Body wraps from medicineroom are just delish, healing and available at Sacred Earths Retreat October 16th till 20th NSW Australia. Perfect Spring detox treat! 

Thanks for the texts and emails about the last blogs, I’m always happy to answer your questions and help you as much as possible. The written blog is different to the video blog. I have made it so they work together. Please watch the video and read this info. Please like us on facebook, instagram and subscribe to our newsletters and you tube channel.

My book The Wellness Zone is out of print now. We sold 10,000 copies and now offer it to you as a download, 100% by donation.  This is 368 pages of wellness information and your guide to optimal health.

The Wellness Zone Ebook

EBOOK THE WELLNESS ZONE 100% DONATION PURCHASE

 

HIGH VIBES ON THE MOUNTAIN JAN 20th and 21st 2018 We are launching the web site and program in early November with ticketing on sale at early bird until mid December as available. We only have 300 tickets! Early bird full pass is $150. Early Bird VIP is $200.

Sponsors and partners to date are Woodford Folk Festival, Byron Spirit Festival, Maple Street Co operative, Holistic Bliss magazine, Campaign Group and Spicers Tamarind Retreat! 

We are in the process of connecting with health care practitioners and wellness advocates over the next few weeks, so please let us know if you want to share this platform with us creating wellness and joy! Call us 0409765033 highvibepartnerships@gmail.com is our email. Instagram highvibesmounatin and facebook page is high vibes on the mountain. #highvibesonthemountain #HV18 and our web site we are launching is www.highvibesonthemountain.com

LAUNCHING EARLY NOVEMBER!!!   WATCH THIS SPACE 

 We have secured some top names in wellness and health in Australia and plan two days of yoga, dance, chanting, healthy speakers and cooking demonstrations.  

If you are interested in sharing this platform with us and celebrating wellness and joy, please connect with Dominique 0409765033. We are now open for sponsorship and partnership. Blessings

 

May you walk in your light each day , developing your life in a beautiful way that enhances your wellness and joy.

Blessings and have a great day

Facebook event page link to share please

 

We have our online shop too. http://www.medicicineroom.net

Herbal Skin Balms, nectars, perfumes and books available online. We hold our free clinics weekly at Eumundi Markets, we also attend some really lovely events where we offer our free services. Make a phone call to chat with me about herbal medicines and your needs with naturopathic services. We are open Tuesday to Saturday weekly

Check us out on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

Best wishes and with Love

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FNHAA

Master Health Promotion

Award winning herbalist , naturopath and health advocate.

phone me 0409765033

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Cholesterol and Liver care with herbs_ Spring cleansing with Dom

Hello and how are you? 

Before I start on the detox information I want to share with you that we will be at Sacred Earths Retreat in Ballina from the 16th till the 20th October. There are places still available and this retreat offers you the opportunity to relax, do yoga, chanting, have body work with Zen Thai shiatsu and we will be there are resident naturopaths, nutritionists and herbalists to assist you with health care. We are also running our free herbal first aid service and will have a special offer on Body wraps!

Yes we are offering $50/ 1 hour herbal body wraps on this retreat. Full body exfoliation with oils and herbs, followed by herbal body wrap and then a facial! This is cooling, healing, cleansing, relaxing and the perfect addition to your detox week! You can get ticketing from Sacred earths web site, Look on facebook for the event and check it out on our facebook page medicineroom… follow the links, book in and join us! To book your body wraps please email us, or talk with us when we are there!

Radiance Retreat Feb 2015

Herbal Body wraps from medicineroom are just delish, healing and available at Sacred Earths Retreat October 16th till 20th NSW Australia. Perfect Spring detox treat! 

Thanks for the texts and emails about the last blogs, I’m always happy to answer your questions and help you as much as possible. The written blog is different to the video blog. I have made it so they work together. Please watch the video and read this info. Please like us on facebook, instagram and subscribe to our newsletters and you tube channel.

Its still really dry and hot here in south east Queensland any many of our patients have been coming down with the flu and feeling very allergic to wind, seeds, dust, pollen and dry conditions. Last week I mentioned the Upper respiratory and sinus herbs to decongest and help reduce allergenic responses. We have that here if you need some. Please talk with us! Remember to keep up the fluids. A really good rule to remember is that every time you have a wee(urinate) then drink 200ml to 400ml of water or herbal teas.

There are so many ways to detox and over the spring season I will be talking about juice cleansing, water fasts and foods that are really helpful. This week its all about cholesterol and fatty acid decongestion from the body. Keep up with stripping the body of mucous too, we talked about that last week and its not a quick process. It can take months! Just be slow and steady and gentle on your body! remember to drink lemon juice, carrot juice and lots of greens! Yes all the good greens. I’m not going to tell you every step of detoxing in my blogs, My book THE WELLNESS ZONE does that and my book THE MAGIC OF FOOD AS MEDICINE goes into why fruits, vegetables and herbs are so good! My blogs and this info is more specific and I want to give you practical how to information so that you can spend this spring getting healthier.

Spring detox season is really 1/3 complete now and so we are really getting into the deeper poisons, toxins and fatty acids that are in our body. Our liver is such a great filter organ and to decongest from these toxins and accumulations is what its all about at this time of the year.

Your liver is your seat of emotion! So when you detox often its easy to become frustrated, agitated, angry, upset, resentful and downright bad tempered when you are in detox mode and your body is releasing what no longer serves it! Better in than out! Even when we think we have a really good diet and clean living , there is always some accumulations and they are often deep seated. The liver is energetically the home to all emotions and so when we release the poisons, they come out in more ways than one!

Detox and be happy! smile! joy! love!

 Helping you feel good is a great plan from our herbal dispensary… This is where we add the herbs hypericum, ( St Johns wort) to your herbal formula for detox time. Along with your liver cleansing detox formula you are able to balance your emotions at the same time and release more harmlessly some of that pent up liver yang, heated and red anger! Hypericum is an antidepressant and nervous system supporting herbal. We have lots of other herbs to help you feel relaxed and good to, so please ask!

This week in my you tube clip I talk about how to strip fatty acids and cholesterol out of the body and why its good to take healthy oils. Please make time to watch this clip and if you want the whole low down on cholesterol and how it works? what it does? and how to manage this then get the 100% by donation download of THE WELLNESS ZONE from my web site. You can have it for free, thats my pleasure!

The best herbs that I like for managing cholesterol and looking after your liver in this management are turmeric, ginger, globe artichoke and garlic. We’ve been making this formula for many years and those who take it as a natural cholesterol management tonic get great results with reduced low density lipoprotein ( LDL) levels and when you change your diet to a detox wholesome vegetable based diet for the cleansing/wood/spring season then you will notice that the good cholesterol/ healthy readings go up High density lipoproteins(HDL) and the LDL levels drop.

We can strip cholesterol from our liver and we can decongest the liver from heavy metals, poisons, toxins and hormones. This is really one of the most important factors in detox therapies in my mind. One of the herbal blends we make here contains kelp, schisandra and fennel. Its our springtime metabolism , weight balance boosting blend and the herbs are so good for you. Schisandra is known in Chinese traditional medicine as the herb of youth! It also is very bitter which is great for the liver and gall bladder, plus helps balance hormones. The kelp is a heavy metal chelator and encases poisons nicely and carries them through your blood into your urine harmlessly,so you are eliminating poisons in a safer way!   The fennel is so deodorising and parasite cleansing, plus its great for digestion and liver function. This blend is available from us and you need to take it through the spring season. Talk to us!

Here is the latest video blog!

 

My book The Wellness Zone is out of print now. We sold 10,000 copies and now offer it to you as a download, 100% by donation.  This is 368 pages of wellness information and your guide to optimal health.

The Wellness Zone Ebook

EBOOK THE WELLNESS ZONE 100% DONATION PURCHASE

 

HIGH VIBES ON THE MOUNTAIN JAN 20th and 21st 2018 We are launching the web site and program in early November with ticketing on sale at early bird until mid December as available. We only have 300 tickets! Early bird full pass is $150. Early Bird VIP is $200.

Sponsors and partners to date are Woodford Folk Festival, Byron Spirit Festival, Maple Street Co operative, Holistic Bliss magazine, Campaign Group and Spicers Tamarind Retreat! 

We are in the process of connecting with health care practitioners and wellness advocates over the next few weeks, so please let us know if you want to share this platform with us creating wellness and joy! Call us 0409765033 highvibepartnerships@gmail.com is our email. Instagram highvibesmounatin and facebook page is high vibes on the mountain. #highvibesonthemountain #HV18 and our web site we are launching is www.highvibesonthemountain.com

LAUNCHING EARLY NOVEMBER!!!   WATCH THIS SPACE 

 We have secured some top names in wellness and health in Australia and plan two days of yoga, dance, chanting, healthy speakers and cooking demonstrations.  

If you are interested in sharing this platform with us and celebrating wellness and joy, please connect with Dominique 0409765033. We are now open for sponsorship and partnership. Blessings

 

May you walk in your light each day , developing your life in a beautiful way that enhances your wellness and joy.

Blessings and have a great day

Facebook event page link to share please

 

We have our online shop too. http://www.medicicineroom.net

Herbal Skin Balms, nectars, perfumes and books available online. We hold our free clinics weekly at Eumundi Markets, we also attend some really lovely events where we offer our free services. Make a phone call to chat with me about herbal medicines and your needs with naturopathic services. We are open Tuesday to Saturday weekly

Check us out on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

Best wishes and with Love

Dominique LivKamal

FNHAA

Master Health Promotion

Award winning herbalist , naturopath and health advocate.

phone me 0409765033

email wellness@medicineroom.net

Please subscribe to our you tube channel, its new and we are just starting to make some blogs this way. We appreciate your support and we will keep you up to date with regular blogs and clips to help your wellness through the spring season.

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How do you suffer? Lets get deeper into our spring cleansing season with great hints and tips.

Hello and how are you this week?

This blog covers more detox therapies that you can do at home plus great tips on how to continue your spring cleansing season and set your body up for wellness and joy! 

This is the third week of September and we have been focusing on detoxing in a really gentle way till now. I have been thinking about suffering and how i suffer! and also how I contribute to suffering in others and to the planet. When we detox our bodies we also have many things coming up in our emotional body and our mental body! Emotional suffering and mental suffering all play a part in the detox process and this week its been on my mind. I made a decision a long time ago not to allow any suffering to enter my body, this changed the way I ate and as much as possible I have stuck with this. However now I want to go deeper into the self sabotage and suffering that I feel and create for myself through lifestyle decisions that may be made in ignorance or in a moment when I want to escape into illusion and unreality.

As part of the detox this week lets look at how we contribute to suffering? suffering in ourselves and in others, whether intentional or not! and lets think about how we can change this around and take that suffering and let it go, forgive ourselves and stop it as much as possible. Stop our personal contribution to this suffering and make the best effort we can to eliminate the residues of this from our bodies and lives!

There are loads of ways to do this, and just being aware that we are part of the problem is helpful and in my life I love to know where my food comes from as much as possible and I like to know that no one suffered in the process. There are so many ways we suffer and there are many ways we can change this and remove ourselves from contributing in the future to suffering!

Seasonal fruits are perfect to help you detox. They are local, cheap and fresh! Perfect foods for everyone!

I trust you will enjoy our video that accompanies this blog, please sign up to our you tube channel for latest info and also share this work with your family and friends who may appreciate our information in this blog.

Its so dry here now! Springtime and no rain for the seeds to sprout and make beautiful new plants! Today our video comes from the Maple Street Co op community garden in Maleny QLD. We just love the way our community comes together and today we met DJ who is working on the garden making it beautiful in these dry times. The Maple street co op have come on board for our event HIGH VIBES ON THE MOUNTAIN in January as the Main Stage Sponsors. We are so excited that they are taking this role. The co op is organic, community based and really ethical in operations. A great model for any community to follow.

Due to the dryness in the air we talk today in our blog about allergens that you may ingest either through the air or in foods and how your body makes mucous and what it does. Mucous is in our line of defence to protect us from poisons entering the body, so it really works to keep us healthy and to prevent the transport of many allergens into the body. Mucous can however have negative effects on the head cavity in the form of sinus infections and hayfever at this time of the year. It can also effect our digestion and clog up our lymphatic system.

Using Fenugreek tea as a healing tea is really delicious and effective. The herbal extractions of fenugreek mixed with olive leaf for antimicrobial cleansing, elderberries and lemon myrtle are really powerful mucous decongestants and helps strip mucous from our body fast.

We want to strip mucous from our system as quickly as possible otherwise it tends to form really dark straps of toxins that house themselves in the digestive tract or in the large intestine specifically and stay there for many years. There are loads of toxic consequences to this and its a good idea to add a mucous cleaning regime to your spring time detox simply because it can help eliminate pouches of poisons and also open up the flow in your digestive tract.

Mucous also attaches itself nicely to bulky left over and undigested foods in the small and large intestines, so we can end up with added accumulations of poisons and yuckiness, just sitting there and collecting. Most people have between three and ten kilos of  this accumulated mucous, carbohydrate, putrid and parasite ridden gunk in the body and it can play havoc with digestion, assimilation and quality of nutrients in your body.

This week it would be great if you continued to take the herbs mentioned last week in my blog and video, plus added the mucous cleansing foods so that we can start moving the poisons from the digestive tract and taking them through the body and excreting them.

Eating fruit and a fruit and vegetable based diet is a great thing to do and read the detox zone in my book THE WELLNESS ZONE!  Please download your 100% by donation or free copy now while we have it available online and check out my wellness strategies!

My book The Wellness Zone is out of print now. We sold 10,000 copies and now offer it to you as a download, 100% by donation.  This is 368 pages of wellness information and your guide to optimal health.

The Wellness Zone Ebook

EBOOK THE WELLNESS ZONE 100% DONATION PURCHASE

 

HIGH VIBES ON THE MOUNTAIN JAN 20th and 21st 2018

 We have secured some top names in wellness and health in Australia and plan two days of yoga, dance, chanting, healthy speakers and cooking demonstrations.  

If you are interested in sharing this platform with us and celebrating wellness and joy, please connect with Dominique 0409765033. We are now open for sponsorship and partnership. Blessings

 

May you walk in your light each day , developing your life in a beautiful way that enhances your wellness and joy.

Blessings and have a great day

Facebook event page link to share please

 

We have our online shop too. http://www.medicicineroom.net

Herbal Skin Balms, nectars, perfumes and books available online. We hold our free clinics weekly at Eumundi Markets, we also attend some really lovely events where we offer our free services. Make a phone call to chat with me about herbal medicines and your needs with naturopathic services. We are open Tuesday to Saturday weekly

Check us out on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

Best wishes and with Love

Dominique LivKamal

FNHAA

Master Health Promotion

Award winning herbalist , naturopath and health advocate.

phone me 0409765033

email wellness@medicineroom.net

Please subscribe to our you tube channel, its new and we are just starting to make some blogs this way. We appreciate your support and we will keep you up to date with regular blogs and clips to help your wellness through the spring season.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5VA1owcAETOQTMAFYdcjlw

 

Spring detox starts now for liver and gallbladder wellness!

Welcome to our blog this week.

Its really exciting that we are taking this journey of spring time detox therapies together. Did you start taking vitamin C in the last few weeks? Citrus fruits, fresh juices, fruit salads are all great ways to add vitamin C to your diet.

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Now we are going to start with green foods, fresh salad shoots and small weeds plus enjoying the benefits of starting to cleanse our liver, gall bladder and digestive tract.

 

Our digestive tract is a long hollow tube that runs from our moth to our anus. Its designed to be filled at meals and then emptied completely so that it sits as a hollow organ waiting for the next meal. The processes that food undergoes when it enters our digestive tract is awesome. Starting as delicious meals that are full of flavour and nutrients and then being broken down by the chemical reactions in our stomach and small intestine, only to have the nutrients extracted and assimilated into our body and then the waste to travel down to the large intestine where it is filtered and excreted through faeces.

 

We are really miraculous in our working body and its something to be highly respected.

 

In this early stage of spring, we are now only entering the true wooden element where we cut away the old wood and dead branches and plant the seeds of growth and goodness in our bodies.

 

This is done through some simple strategies that can be done to the best of your ability and done daily. To be successful in any detox cleansing plan we need to focus on each day and do our best daily.

This week we are starting to detox the liver and gallbladder with wholesome vegetables and fruits. Try to get your diet as close to being plant based as possible this week. Just start, go slowly as we have all spring to do our detox and if we are slow and steady in the process then we will achieve results that keep us healthier and clearer in our mind, body and spirit!

 

This week the plan is to get some good herbal teas in your kitchen and drink them as replacements to other beverages in the house. Keep the herb teas delicious. We like peppermint because its so deodorising and calming on the whole body, it smells and tastes delicious! We also like chamomile in the evenings because it is antimicrobial, calming and helps you sleep better!

 

Herbal medicines to introduce this week are milk thistle as a protective herbal for the liver allowing the liver cells to stay string and do their job effectively while you are detoxing. We also want you to start on some globe artichoke for the gall bladder this week and this helps remove the debris that builds up in the gall bladder to cause small stones from cholesterol and hormonal deposits. We also recommend you take some dandelion root and leaves as this is not only bitter and aids digestion, but it also helps cleanse the blood and remove excess liver toxins as they enter the blood stream. Add to that a little black walnut hull extract to help start detoxing the large intestine from parasites and debris and we have a pretty good start to detox season.

Connect with us if you would like to try our herbal detox blend. We offer 10% off for anyone who comes and sees us at Eumundi Markets for this product at the moment. So call us or call in and we will look after you with our organic herbal medicines.

 

Heres a juice recipe for you!

Green clean and delicious.

I called into Kunara foods today, and they stock our wonderful herbal skin balms,

So I stopped at the café and got this juice which I think is pretty perfect for a spring time detox juice. They call this one green goddess.

Juice together kale, parsley, spinach and lemon juice with fresh green apples.

 

 

Everyone knows how much I love green apples as they are so healthy for your gall bladder and they are associated with blood sugar regulation. They improve healthy gut bacteria they old saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away is true with all that fibre, assisting also in digestive function, and they are also a great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food especially for the digestion.

 

My book The Wellness Zone is out of print now. We sold 10,000 copies and now offer it to you as a download, 100% by donation.  This is 368 pages of wellness information and your guide to optimal health.

The Wellness Zone Ebook

EBOOK THE WELLNESS ZONE 100% DONATION PURCHASE

 

HIGH VIBES ON THE MOUNTAIN JAN 20th and 21st 2018

 We have secured some top names in wellness and health in Australia and plan two days of yoga, dance, chanting, healthy speakers and cooking demonstrations.  Launch will be early November. 

If you are interested in sharing this platform with us and celebrating wellness and joy, please connect with Dominique 0409765033. We are now open for sponsorship and partnership. Blessings

 

May you walk in your light each day , developing your life in a beautiful way that enhances your wellness and joy.

Blessings and have a great day

Facebook event page link to share please

 

We have our online shop too. http://www.medicicineroom.net

Herbal Skin Balms, nectars, perfumes and books available online. We hold our free clinics weekly at Eumundi Markets, we also attend some really lovely events where we offer our free services. Make a phone call to chat with me about herbal medicines and your needs with naturopathic services. We are open Tuesday to Saturday weekly

Check us out on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

Best wishes and with Love

Dominique LivKamal

FNHAA

Master Health Promotion

Award winning herbalist , naturopath and health advocate.

phone me 0409765033

email wellness@medicineroom.net

Please subscribe to our you tube channel, its new and we are just starting to make some blogs this way. We appreciate your support and we will keep you up to date with regular blogs and clips to help your wellness through the spring season.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5VA1owcAETOQTMAFYdcjlw

 

Welcome to spring strategies for detox therapies.

 

Hello and how are you? 

Welcome to our first blog this spring season.

I really love this time of the year as we are able to take time to look at what we choose to bring into the season and shat we choose to leave behind! So set your intentions and work out a practical way to make it all happen!

Make a list of what you want to leave behind and what you want to bring with you into the spring. Its the time when we plant the seeds of ideas and the seeds of change. Make the most of this time for your body, mind and spirit!

Springtime  we come into  the wood element which is represented by the colour green  in  Chinese  medicine culture.  However in my work we will be incorporating many cultures and traditional approaches including Indian, Ayurvedic, French, European, Arabic and Eastern medicines as well as our local Australian and Southern hemisphere approaches to health and wellness.  Everywhere there are commonalities and  the planting of seeds for what we want to  achieve in our lives and the release of what no longer serves us by detoxing and cleansing our bodies is global.  This season has many aspects and we will be going into detail  with our weekly blogs.  We invite you to join us on this gentle journey to cleansing and also setting up wellness for the year to come.

 

The organs we focus on in the spring are our liver and gallbladder for the wood element. However we  are expansive in our approach by incorporating our own environments as the primary focus for our spring wellness. Making sure that our whole body is nourished with seeds of wellness and planting healthy visualisations and plans into our lives.

I look forward to sharing the journey with you. Please feel free to connect with me if you want more information on any of my videos and blogs. Enjoy this one, its the start of our spring freshness.

Lets enter the season gently.

To begin the spring this week lets focus on looking at what we choose to bring into spring with us and what we choose to leave behind. Its as simple as making a list of what you want to achieve and how you want to go about this process.

This season we want to start with Vitamin C. Take vitamin C through the spring season. Lemons, mandarins, oranges and citrus fruits. This helps sweep poisons form the liver and also is a great antioxidant and works on the whole body.  Vitamin C is really good to help build new cellsIts repairing for the adrenal glands and helps us cope with stress better. Vitamin C is a great start to the process and will release poisons and toxins from your liver into the blood stream and gently begin to flush them out so that later in the season when we are really working on deep cellular cleansing we have a clean and clear filter organ ( our liver) to process the deep cleansing gently and effectively.

Eat fresh citrus fruits which are high in Vitamin C. Mix them with seasonal fresh greens for delicious fresh spring cleansing meals! 

The gall bladder is important and when watch the you tube clip we made this week you will see how it works and why its important to keep this beautiful little sac healthy and happy.

Take antioxidants such as berries and these help cleanse your blood and also are a great way to start the spring detox process. This is because we want strong clear blood to filter out the poisons and congestion in our body as the season goes on and its a great start to the cleansing process. Also vision and eyes are something that tend to be weak in the springtime and berries are super antioxidants that really help strengthen the vision. We will go into many wellness tips and spring time strategies as the season goes on and as we start to liven up our physical bodies and get fit and healthy again with exercise plans and programs.

 

My book The Wellness Zone is out of print now. We sold 10,000 copies and now offer it to you as a download, 100% by donation.  This is 368 pages of wellness information and your guide to optimal health.

The Wellness Zone Ebook

EBOOK THE WELLNESS ZONE 100% DONATION PURCHASE

 

HIGH VIBES ON THE MOUNTAIN JAN 20th and 21st 2018

 We have secured some top names in wellness and health in Australia and plan two days of yoga, dance, chanting, healthy speakers and cooking demonstrations.  Launch will be early November. 

If you are interested in sharing this platform with us and celebrating wellness and joy, please connect with Dominique 0409765033. We are now open for sponsorship and partnership. Blessings

 

May you walk in your light each day , developing your life in a beautiful way that enhances your wellness and joy.

Blessings and have a great day

Facebook event page link to share please

 

We have our online shop too. http://www.medicicineroom.net

Herbal Skin Balms, nectars, perfumes and books available online. We hold our free clinics weekly at Eumundi Markets, we also attend some really lovely events where we offer our free services. Make a phone call to chat with me about herbal medicines and your needs with naturopathic services. We are open Tuesday to Saturday weekly

Check us out on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

Best wishes and with Love

Dominique LivKamal

FNHAA

Master Health Promotion

Award winning herbalist , naturopath and health advocate.

phone me 0409765033

email wellness@medicineroom.net

Please subscribe to our you tube channel, its new and we are just starting to make some blogs this way. We appreciate your support and we will keep you up to date with regular blogs and clips to help your wellness through the spring season.

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Herbal Hormonal and energy boosters

 

Make a cuppa and join me for this short video blog. 

Today we are focusing on our video blog and herbal solutions for hormonal and energy boosting. 

Herbal energetics to improve your hormonal and energy levels, This involves the endocrine system and this becomes stressed when we have been over doing it. This is false fuel and we need to look after our adrenal hormones, our thyroid hormones and our sex hormones. This cascade occurs when you have a lot of excess energy used through projects and emotional stresses and you  end up crashing and loosing energy. We tend to inbalance our bodies by burning out this system. And our hormones are something we all want to take care of daily.

Herbal medicines are great as hormonal energetic boost through the pituitary gland and healing the glands from the top down. For energy we want to make sure that we find our balance.

The ginsengs are all good for adrenals. Panax ginseng is really good for men. The Siberian Ginseng is adaptogenic and really good for the whole body and great for women and children. Liquorice root is a very good tonifier for the whole body. So is rehmannia when used for adrenal and spleen strengthening. In this video blog I have covered some good herbal solutions to help you increase your energy. adding in adaptogenic herbal and really nice cellular energising herbals helps you gain your energy faster.

In this blog I talk about iodine and why you want to add it to your diet? Its great to keep your metabolism balancer and also what you can do to help increase your energy and boost your hormones today.

Enjoy.

Upcoming events we are coordinating. 

OKA in Maleny next Friday the 18th August. 

CLEARING SEXUAL ENERGY workshop Maleny Sunday 20th August 

HIGH VIBES ON THE MOUNTAIN JANUARY 20th and 21st 2018 

Kundalini yoga clearing sexual energies for wellness

Workshop Sunday August 20th 2017

Maleny

Program

10.00 Welcome and intro for the day over delicious herbal elixirs to set your energy up for the session.
10.30 Kundalini Yoga Kriya to balance the ten bodies plus deep lower chakra meditation to release sexual imprints and cords.
12.30 Lunch
13.00 Mediation and affirmation to set your priorities and sexual boundaries following clearing.
14.00 Herbal medicines and nutritional strategies to assist the process.
15.00 Mantra and mudra for this clearing and continued strategies for you to take home and use.

Blessings and light. 

Don;t worry if you can’t come to this workshop, we will bring it to you. Please buy your ticket and send me an email telling me you want to attend via online access and we will allow you access after event.

Bookings on my website.$80 per person including vego lunch and herbal elixirs for day. Limited numbers due to space yet to be decided.

Clearing sexual energy workshop August 20th 2017

My book The Wellness Zone is out of print now. We sold 10,000 copies and now offer it to you as a download, 100% by donation.  This is 368 pages of wellness information and your guide to optimal health.

The Wellness Zone Ebook

EBOOK THE WELLNESS ZONE 100% DONATION PURCHASE

 

HIGH VIBES ON THE MOUNTAIN JAN 20th and 21st 2018 is in programming mode now. We have secured some top names in wellness and health in Australia and plan two days of yoga, dance, chanting, healthy speakers and cooking demonstrations. 

https://medicineroom.net/2017/03/nutritional-medicine-for-digestion-workshop-june-18th-maleny/

OKA Maleny August 18th at Community Centre…. Yes you guessed it OKA are coming to High Vibes on the mountain in January and they have decided to come up here and play in two weeks from now!!! Super excited to host them. We will be running our herbal elixir bar for the evening there too. So, come and dance, dance, dance…

You can buy tickets at presale  price of $20 each from us at medroom at markets or call us before next Friday. 0409765033. 

 

May you walk in your light each day , developing your life in a beautiful way that enhances your wellness and joy.

Blessings and have a great day

Facebook event page link to share please

 

We have our online shop too. http://www.medicicineroom.net

Herbal Skin Balms, nectars, perfumes and books available online. We hold our free clinics weekly at Eumundi Markets, we also attend some really lovely events where we offer our free services. Make a phone call to chat with me about herbal medicines and your needs with naturopathic services. We are open Tuesday to Saturday weekly

Check us out on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

Best wishes and with Love

Dominique LivKamal

FNHAA

Master Health Promotion

Award winning herbalist , naturopath and health advocate.

phone me 0409765033

email wellness@medicineroom.net

Clearing Sexual energy workshop Maleny August 20th.

 

Hello and how are you?

This is our second newsletter within a week as we want to share with you our latest workshop on Kundalini Yoga and herbal medicines for clearing old sexual energies that may have imprinted on your body. This workshop idea came up when one of our lovely Kundalini yoga practitioners/student said that she had cleared so much in our last series of workshops with “Kundalini yoga love” in Maleny. So, we decided to hold this one day event between the moon eclipse and the sun eclipse this month in town.

Kundalini yoga was taught to me by Guru Das who was a direct student of Yogi Bhajan. There are many aspects to this practice and to me its about balancing the internal world with the external world and learning to cope and adapt to ever changing environments.  Its based on Kriya yoga and is a tantric practice. There is a warm up, kriya, meditation and relaxation in every Kundalini yoga class and we teach from ancient texts that are not allowed to be changed.  Yogi Bhajan brought this ancient science using all 8 limbs of the patanjali yoga sutras to America for Woodstock and then spread the practice globally.

In these workshops we follow the regime for Kundalini yoga and then we add our own practices for a wholesome and fully rounded healing workshop. You will be stimulated with educational resources that are practical and doable at home. Plus relax and really get a whole body experience of workshop, yoga and meditation.

Herbal medicines and nutritional dietary strategies to help you develop your own prana and allow you to release what no longer serves you. This is with a personalised approach to nutrition taking into account your whole body and lifestyle. What can you do to help release energies from the lower chakras and bring your nutritional and dietary vibration to a frequency that helps you release faster and restore your body faster?

 

Kundalini yoga clearing sexual energies for wellness

Workshop Sunday August 20th 2017

Maleny

Program

10.00 Welcome and intro for the day over delicious herbal elixirs to set your energy up for the session.
10.30 Kundalini Yoga Kriya to balance the ten bodies plus deep lower chakra meditation to release sexual imprints and cords.
12.30 Lunch
13.00 Mediation and affirmation to set your priorities and sexual boundaries following clearing.
14.00 Herbal medicines and nutritional strategies to assist the process.
15.00 Mantra and mudra for this clearing and continued strategies for you to take home and use.

Blessings and light. 

Don;t worry if you can’t come to this workshop, we will bring it to you. Please buy your ticket and send me an email telling me you want to attend via online access and we will allow you access after event.

Bookings on my website.$80 per person including vego lunch and herbal elixirs for day. Limited numbers due to space yet to be decided.

Clearing sexual energy workshop August 20th 2017

My book The Wellness Zone is out of print now. We sold 10,000 copies and now offer it to you as a download, 100% by donation.  This is 368 pages of wellness information and your guide to optimal health.

The Wellness Zone Ebook

EBOOK THE WELLNESS ZONE 100% DONATION PURCHASE

 

HIGH VIBES ON THE MOUNTAIN JAN 20th and 21st 2018 is in programming mode now. We have secured some top names in wellness and health in Australia and plan two days of yoga, dance, chanting, healthy speakers and cooking demonstrations. 

https://medicineroom.net/2017/03/nutritional-medicine-for-digestion-workshop-june-18th-maleny/

OKA Maleny August 18th at Community Centre…. Yes you guessed it OKA are coming to High Vibes on the mountain in January and they have decided to come up here and play in two weeks from now!!! Super excited to host them. We will be running our herbal elixir bar for the evening there too. So, come and dance, dance, dance…

 

May you walk in your light each day , developing your life in a beautiful way that enhances your wellness and joy.

Blessings and have a great day

Facebook event page link to share please

 

We have our online shop too. http://www.medicicineroom.net

Herbal Skin Balms, nectars, perfumes and books available online. We hold our free clinics weekly at Eumundi Markets, we also attend some really lovely events where we offer our free services. Make a phone call to chat with me about herbal medicines and your needs with naturopathic services. We are open Tuesday to Saturday weekly

Check us out on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

Best wishes and with Love

Dominique LivKamal

FNHAA

Master Health Promotion

Award winning herbalist , naturopath and health advocate.

phone me 0409765033

email wellness@medicineroom.net

Whole body recovery for optimal wellness

 

We have been talking with lots of people about whole body recovery and how to optimalise your wellness. To be energetic, vibrant, happy and focused on your projects is something we all want to develop and maintain.  Have you been clear in your mind? have you been feeling positive about your life and the choices you are making? In this blog I plan to cover some of my favourite tips to help you today!

To be really healthy and function to the best of our ability we need to consider whole body wellness. This is taking into account your physical body, your mind, your emotions and your outlook on life. Sometimes small tweeks in what we do make all the difference. We can think we are well and we can be feeling physically well while there are underlying and chronic inbalances to other aspects of our health. This can result in negativity, emotional stress, depression, pessimistic views and lack of drive. To help us feel better we need to take action in all of our life and be the change we want. Yes, its a matter of small changes that can make a big difference.

Whole Body recovery can take time, as we refine our lives. Here are my tips. 

  1. Make time for you. Yes this is important. Be present with yourself and be aware of how you are feeling, what you are thinking and what you are doing all the time. Be conscious and make sure you breathe deeply into your body. Pulling in quality oxygen. Breathing is the fastest pathway to relaxation and stress relief. There is a technique where you stop every hour and take three deep breathes. This is a great way to start the practice of conscious breathing. You can set the alarm on your phone so that you do this. Note the difference you feel after the breathes? Observe your whole body and see whether it makes you more relaxed. If so, keep doing it. Remember that oxygen in every cell in your body is fuel for energy and peace.
  2. Do the things that make you happy. Its our own responsibility to create our life, its also our responsibility to create our joy. Don’t look outside yourself for validation. Look within and make the refinements in lifestyle, diet and career choices that work for you. Then act on it… Do what you need to do… its no one else’s job to be you… everyone else is taken. So make yourself the best version of you that you can…. this leads to an acceptance of life in ways that allow opportunities. Drop the judgements and old story lines. be open to new experiences.
  3. Eat well. remember that we need to keep our cells clean and healthy so that we have good cellular replication and create new cells that are of high quality. Essential fatty acids, heavy metal chelators and proper balanced nourishment count at every meal. Eat what makes you feel good and nourished. My book THE MAGIC OF FOOD AS MEDICINE is a great guide to what foods will help you with specific ailments and wellness strategies.
  4. Look after your physical self, emotional self and mental self  to be healthy and balanced. This involves the use of herbal medicines and nourishing foods to target and focus on recovery and repair of your adrenals, your nervous system and calming your mind. In the video I have attached to this blog I give some great tips on herbs to take now at the end of winter to repair and restore your body.
  5. Have a morning practice and do it daily. This is your Sadhana. Yoga, walking, surfing,  making love, meditating, sun gazing and journalling are some ideas. Put yourself in your happy place at the start of the day. In Kundalini yoga we practice Sadhana so that we can let out the garbage that is in our minds and release what no longer serves us so that we can start each day afresh. This is the process of un layering ourselves so that we come to the core truth of who we are and are able to be simply ourselves without the bells and whistles that can create disharmony.
  6. Love and be loved. Give and receive, be generous and accept generosity, forgive easily and let things go that are not for your best wellness. Holding onto anything that isn’t going to help us only takes up excess weight and no one is paying rent in your body to hold their grievances and opinions there. So, be the most loving and generous person that you can be within the boundaries of your own self love and care. Make time for your loved ones and make your loved ones a priority. Have the feeling and nurturing of your friends, family, co workers and public that your meet daily. develop healthy relationships and allow each person their own quirky ways so long as they don;t hurt you and you don’t hurt them. Be kind and be compassionate to yourself and others.. this is a really important factor for keeping your mind, body and emotions healthy. One really nice practice is the old ” Random gifts of kindness and selfless acts of beauty” where you just be kind and gift something to someone daily.. just one, then it grows and grows.. Soon you are a giving kind soul everywhere.

Enjoy my video.  

 

 

Please subscribe as I just set up a new youtube channel this week. The old one where we had hundreds of clips and members I deleted about three years ago when I changed my name. It felt right to delete that one as so much had changed and I needed to let go of the old patterns.

 

My book The Wellness Zone is out of print now. We sold 10,000 copies and now offer it to you as a download, 100% by donation. So there is a lot of information in there including my fisher mans recipe for cold and flu relief. Plus my recipe for onion poultice and loads of herbal and nutritional ideas for wintertime wellness. This is 368 pages of wellness information and your guide to optimal health.

The Wellness Zone Ebook

EBOOK THE WELLNESS ZONE 100% DONATION PURCHASE

 

HIGH VIBES ON THE MOUNTAIN JAN 20th and 21st 2018 is in programming mode now. We have secured some top names in wellness and health in Australia and plan two days of yoga, dance, chanting, healthy speakers and cooking demonstrations. 

https://medicineroom.net/2017/03/nutritional-medicine-for-digestion-workshop-june-18th-maleny/

OKA Maleny August 18th at Community Centre…. Yes you guessed it OKA are coming to High Vibes on the mountain in January and they have decided to come up here and play in two weeks from now!!! Super excited to host them. We will be running our herbal elixir bar for the evening there too. So, come and dance, dance, dance…

 

May you walk in your light each day , developing your life in a beautiful way that enhances your wellness and joy.

Blessings and have a great day

 

We have our online shop too. http://www.medicicineroom.net

Herbal Skin Balms, nectars, perfumes and books available online. We hold our free clinics weekly at Eumundi Markets, we also attend some really lovely events where we offer our free services. Make a phone call to chat with me about herbal medicines and your needs with naturopathic services. We are open Tuesday to Saturday weekly

Check us out on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

Best wishes and with Love

Dominique LivKamal

FNHAA

Master Health Promotion

Award winning herbalist , naturopath and health advocate.

phone me 0409765033

email wellness@medicineroom.net

Whats in our herbal first aid service? herbs and Love to you!!

I am so inspired and passionate about herbal medicine solutions for everyone at home. We have been running our services for many years and now we are developing our concept of herbal first aid solutions that you can enjoy when you come to our free naturopathic  clinics in Festivals and events. We also offer this service to surfing communities globally and want to share the love more. Come see us at Splendour in the grass for your herbal needs and supplies.

 

Today I want to share with you whats in our herbal first aid kit that we offer at Festivals and events. This service is now 100% by donation and you choose what you offer us in return for this wonderful first aid given to you by our team of well trained and qualified crew. This service runs alongside our free naturopatic clinics where we give you advice. Now you can have your small injuries seen to and reduce your risk factors for illness at events even more. Simple and effective.

What we do?

Our aim in these services is to offer a buffer zone between your injury and the need for  conventional medical attention. So, we aim to get to your wounds fast when they are tiny and prevent further deterioration that may result in infections and painful inflammation. So, we help you mostly with the following injuries. Cuts, blisters, scrapes and small skin wounds. Rashes and abrasions on the skin. Bruises, painful and inflamed skin and injuries from being hit or falling. We also offer internal assistance with shock,stress ,food poisoning and nausea.  We often mix and match the herbs to get a really specific result for the patient and thats why we have these choices in the range. Everyone is different and we like to look after you and help you feel better asap.

Of course we have our full range of herbal medicines, skin balms and sprays to use in this service too, So don’t be surprised if we give you a little shoulder massage, spinal massage or rub your knees or feet to help you feel better.

We are a service that works quietly and naturally to help you stay well in festivals and events. We have been running this service at Festivals we attend and also offer it in some surfing communities. We are always happy to train you and to supply you with any herbs that you need for your herbal first aid service at home or for your community.

We use padding, medical tape, bandages and thats about it. We compress herbs onto injuries and we seal injuries to reduce risk factors for infections, bruising and inflammation.  We are not the only ones in these events offering first aid, You are free to go to the medics and regular services if you wish. We are offering pure 100% herbal first aid and old fashioned naturopathic techniques to help you stay well. We refer you to your Doctor or the medical teams in events if we know you need that. We have all networking in place to get you the best help fast tracked if needed and if its simple and a small injury then we can help you.  If we offer you internal solutions then we will make a note of any medications you are on and we will offer you a small dose of the herbs to help alleviate the situation and make you more comfortable.

We have small 50ml bottles of these herbs available for $10 each in the events so that you can take some home and use later. Larger sizes are available in our formulas and we have our free naturopathic advice to help you too.

We will be at Splendour in the grass next week and hope to see you there for our free clinics and our herbal first aid service.

Heres what in our Herbal First Aid Kit and why we use it

Aloe Vera 

We have aloe extract in our first aid kit because is is really cooling.  We use topically for  sunburn, wind burn and kitchen burns. It works on alleviating pain and helping to heal everyday cuts, rashes, skin abrasions, bruises, boils, herpes, mouth ulcers, tooth pain, digestive tract balance and skin ulcers.  We have both the extract and the herbal skin balm in Aloe vera.

Aniseed

We love having anise in our first aid kit and use it internally for relief of pain from heartburn, food poisoning, indigestion, parasites and discomfort in digestion and relief of stomach and gut pains. Relieves nausea, abdominal pain and spasmodic flatulence. It helps prevent fermentation in the digestive tract and we use it for colic and any gripping pains in the stomach. We have the liquid herbal extract in Aniseed.

Arnica

Arnica extract is beautiful to help reduce inflammation, swelling and bruising from injuries. Arnica works really well on skin thats not broken and we use it topically on sprains, tendons, muscles and painful bodies. We have both the extract and our herbal skin balm in arnica.

Calendula

Soothing, cooling, revitalising and repairing for broken skin, rashes, cuts and injuries Calendula is one of our favourite herbs in the first aid kit. We use it topically to clean many wounds and we love Calendula for its instant soothing effect. Calendula is also excellent for tooth infections and for digestive balance internally in our first aid kit.

Comfrey

Comfrey seals and heals. We use this topically for sprains, injuries and to seal the flow of blood. Its good to help wounds heal faster and a great aid for fractures and healing of sprains and muscle injuries.

Herbal cough, cold and flu relief

Sore throats, coughing, lung conditions and flu relief. This internal medicine is used in the first aid kit to help relieve symptoms with the herbs thyme, andrographis, liquorice root, echinacea and nettle root. Relieving symptoms and reducing development of flus.

Echinacea

Echinacea is great to numb pain and to help stop infections. We use it in our first aid kit when we see an infection starting on the skin and to help viral, fungal, bacterial and yeast skin conditions. It also numbs your mouth with tooth pain. Aids in food poisoning and exposure to illness by instantly boosting your immunity.  Liquid herbal extract.

Ginger

Ginger increases circulation and is great to kill off all infections. Its also our number one go to for food poisoning and works as a wonderful antinflammatory and infection fighter. Its great for nausea and also headache relief. Liquid herbal extract.

Hypericum

Hypericum is for burns and heated skin.  A great antiviral herb. Its also for nervous system support and relaxation in stressed situations. Liquid herbal extract.

Herbal Headache relief

Yes our herbal headache relief is in the first aid kit because its so good at relieving all kinds of headaches. It contains white willow bark, chamomile, ginger  and feverfew. This one is taken internally and really good to reduce brain inflammation and all kinds of migraines, headaches and pain in the body. Liquid herbal extract

Kava Kava 

This is taken internally for stress relief and emotional support in traumatic situations. Kava Kava taken this way is a very good herb for both patients and support friends and family to settle everyone down and relax. Its also used at night for sleep and as an antidepressant. Liquid herbal extract

Herbal Stress Ease

This combination of hypericum, melissa, astragalus, lavender and liquorice root is our beautiful nervous system supporting formula. This is taken internally as a relaxing, stress formula and helps enormously. Good for food poisoning, travel sickness, nervousness, stage fright and digestive balance including pain reduction.  Liquid herbal extract.

Turmeric

Great for wounds to stop infections developing, also reduces skin irritations and reduces inflammation. Turmeric taken internally works well with suspected food poisoning and digestive ailments. It is wonderful for sprains and injuries plus reduces pain. Liquid herbal extract

Valerian

Calming and nurturing for the nervous system this is our internal medicine for over excitability and calming for the whole body. Relaxing and helps sleep.

 

Call by and see us at Splendour in the grass next week. Make time to come to one of my herbal first aid courses and learn how to do this yourself at home. Simple solutions.

Have a great day

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phone +61 409765033

Dream of the blue turtle. Allow rest and make food your medicine this wintertime.

Hello and I hope this blog/ newsletter finds you well and happy. Its wintertime here in the southern hemisphere and the weather at home has been beautiful over the last few weeks. Its been sunny, very little wind and delicious days where we can spend lots of time outside soaking up the sun. Thats the joy of living in Queensland and we are all making the most of these sun drenched days, as we know a cold snap will be here sooner or later. That means lighting the fire and keeping it going 24/7 until it warms up again. We love fires and we love the cool weather too, but it plays havoc with our immunity and really increases your risk factors for coughs, colds and flus.

My book THE MAGIC OF FOOD AS MEDICINE is a comprehensive guide to food as medicine and here I want to share with you my wintertime favourite foods as medicine and incorporate the importance and benefits of using the Traditional Chinese medicine system of the five elements to help you stay even healthier.

Dream of the blue turtle…. yes wintertime is the image of the turtle… think how it is slow and protected from the external influences with a big shell and a whole planet of ocean to swim in! 

We are in the water season, the winter, when everything is slower and in hibernation. Just imagine the beautiful peace and tranquility you get from rest, the necessary slowing down of your mind, body and workload to enjoy reflection, and to allow yourself the grace of spaciousness.

This is a good time of the year to write in your journal and internalise your thoughts and healing processes. Its a great time of the year to make those big pots of nourishing vegetable soups and take as much time as you need to self heal, catch up with meditation, mindfulness and day dream. Its winter, back off socially as much as you need to so that you can be like a bear in hibernation, or a turtle with its head tucked securely inside the shell, just chilling out to the vibe of tranquility. Resting up at home with a good book and allowing stillness to be your priority as much as possible.

Here are my wintertime tips to help you stay well incorporating our water element with our rest and reflection time. 

  1. Go with the flow. Yes, this is my first tip for wintertime wellness. Don’t try to change anything around you, instead try to adapt and go with the flow of the season. Slow down, snuggle up and reflect. Watch yourself and your responses to situations and especially watch your body and how your body responds to the flow of each day.
  2. Delicious Ginger. lemon and honey drinks are my number one winter food tip.  Simply take the juice of one lemon and pop it in your tea pot with 1 tablespoon of  fresh grated ginger, 1 tablespoon of fresh grated turmeric, 1 tablespoon of honey and a pinch of salt. Then add 500ml water and let infuse for about ten minutes before drinking. This is a really good booster for your body on many levels, its stimulating, anti inflammatory, pain relieving, reduces mucous congestion, is warming, and antimicrobial
  3. The kidneys and bladder are the organs we want to protect in this season because they are the body’s reflection of the water element in traditional Chinese medicine. If the fluids in the body are balanced, then the organs will be operating optimally and this is important as inflammation is the precursor to all chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and autoimmune conditions. Look after the kidneys and bladder with rich winter berries. Such as cranberry, mulberry and blueberry. They are high in antioxidants and help the body stay strong. Bitter foods, asparagus, milk thistle, dandelion, fresh greens are all good for the kidneys. Salty foods are recommended for this time of year as they balance fluids in the body and nourish with minerals, kelp, seaweeds and nuts are all good.
  4. Warming vegetable soups and roasted vegetable dishes are fabulous to keep you nourished and strengthen your immunity. beans, lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas and all those good dried foods are an excellent addition to your wintertime soups and add much needed protein to your diet. Mixing corn with beans is the easiest way to get complete protein from vegetable soups and roasts.
  5. Have cold shower blasts or keep swimming in the ocean, river or pool through the winter if you can tolerate the water temperatures. There is a great immunity reset that happens when we are immersed in cold water through the cooler months, just like the turtle. Not only does all the blood rush to our organs and flush them out, but after you come out of the water the body regulates temperature and you actually feel revitalised and warmer than before… Yes, its true, a little cold water makes you warmer.
  6. Herbs that I love in winter are andrographis for liver release of viruses and bacterias that could increase your chances of colds and flus. echinacea is great for the immunity and keeps you well if taken as a daily tonic, try some olive leaf extract if you think you have been exposed to winter illness. We make our herbal blends here in our dispensary and have a really beautiful Immunity blend and cough cold and flu blend. Its great to have some herbs in the kitchen for you to take if you feel the first twinges of illnesses.

 

My book The Wellness Zone is out of print now. We sold 10,000 copies and now offer it to you as a download, 100% by donation. So there is a lot of information in there including my fisher mans recipe for cold and flu relief. Plus my recipe for onion poultice and loads of herbal and nutritional ideas for wintertime wellness. This is 368 pages of wellness information and your guide to optimal health.

The Wellness Zone Ebook

EBOOK THE WELLNESS ZONE 100% DONATION PURCHASE

 

The QLD Garden expo is on July 7th . 8th and 9th. We will be there with our medicineroom free clinic and herbal dispensary. I am speaking everyday there at the Gourmet stage. Hope to see you there. I am speaking for one hour each day. We will also be at Eumundi Markets Saturday the 8th for our regular weekly free clinic.

Then you will find me at Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay 21st, 22nd and 23rd July. Tis is where we operate our free herbal first aid service and also our free clinics. I am speaking there daily in the Global Village too, so super happy to share wintertime wellness tips with you at these events.

HIGH VIBES ON THE MOUNTAIN JAN 20th and 21st 2018

https://medicineroom.net/2017/03/nutritional-medicine-for-digestion-workshop-june-18th-maleny/

May you walk in your light each day , developing your life in a beautiful way that enhances your wellness and joy.

Blessings and have a great day

 

We have our online shop too. http://www.medicicineroom.net

Herbal Skin Balms, nectars, perfumes and books available online. We hold our free clinics weekly at Eumundi Markets, we also attend some really lovely events where we offer our free services. Make a phone call to chat with me about herbal medicines and your needs with naturopathic services. We are open Tuesday to Saturday weekly

Check us out on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

Best wishes and with Love

Dominique LivKamal

FNHAA

Master Health Promotion

Award winning herbalist , naturopath and health advocate.

phone me 0409765033

email wellness@medicineroom.net

 

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