Start now….. liver and blood cleanse time!


Yes, start now….  Spring  is here…. and its the wood element in Traditional Chinese Medicine… and staying in tune with what is good for us we need to remember that true health is following a preventative model. And to have true health we need to be aware of our bodies and what they require. Here are some tips to cleanse your blood and start on a liver detox this week

Are you feeling ready and motivated to detox?

  1. Start on the greens now! If you are not already doing it…. go green. Green is the colour of cleanliness in our body. Its the colour of pure nutrition in our blood and its the way forward at this time of the year. Drop the heavier winter choices you were making and have green drinks, green smoothies, green slalds and green steamed vegetables… Enjoy your greens with some bitterness. So add sorell, baby dandelion leaves and some vinegar or lemon juice in the dressing.  Also juice those raw papaya leaves for a beautiful antimicrobial effect and flush viruses from the liver.  Spirulina is my personal favourite green as its a super antioxidant and really cleanses and strengthens the whole body, including your blood and liver.
  2. Amp up the exercise… yes amp up your exercise another notch. get in the water swimming if you are in a sub tropical or tropical environment. Jump in rivers, ocean and start to enjoy the metabolism boosting, blood refreshing, circulation enhancing benefits of cold natural water. we want to increase our metabolism at this time of year. Did you know that taking a very small amount of chilli with any meal will increase your metabolism by 25% for four hours after the meal? Yes, its a fun fact to motivate you.
  3. Herbs to help you now are great liver cleansers like Milk Thistle, schisandra berry, dandelion, globe artichoke. Taking carrot juice full of beta carotene is awesome to help flush heavy metals out o f the body.  the lemon juice is really good to help alkalise the body and aid digestion, reduce mucous and strip putrid matter out of your digestive tract.   Did you know that garlic is one of the strongest and best blood cleansers?

We are here to help you. If you would like a Skype consultation with me please make your booking. We have our next workshop on the 16th September and its going to be five hours of awesome cleansing and detox info.  We also make the beautiful herbal detox blends and heavy metal blood cleansing herbs for springtime wellness.

My book The MAGIC OF FOOD AS MEDICINE IS AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK. WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF HRAD COPIES. So go to our web site

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Come to our next workshop on September 16th in Maleny.  Prepare for your spring detox regime. A day of detox strategies. 

Contact us 0409765033 to book or online Wellness workshops with Dom

Our facebook pages are Dominique Livkamal and Medicineroom http://www.facebook.com/dominiquelivkamal

http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

On instagram we are medicine_room

Check out our awesome herbal skin balms, oils and nectars online. We love making these for you and if you are out and about we will be at Eumundi Markets on Saturday.

You can buy my body products at Maple Street Co op Maleny. New Earth Cafe Coolum, Kunara Foods Sunshine Coast. Bliss you massage Caloundra, Brunswick heads health foods, Happy Herbs Alice Springs. If you want to be a stockist, call us or email sales@medcinineroom.com.au and let us share our little pots of happiness with you. !

We are also offering our Herbal Body Therapy in Caloundra so you can make your booking fro me directly with them. blissyoumassage.com.au. I am there mid August and also again in early September. Love and light.

Have a great day

Love and light Dominique Livkamal

MHlth public health/health promotion Bch Hlth Sc/ Complimentary medicine ND, Nutritionist, herbalist . Adv Dip Nat. Dip Journ. Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu, student of life and wellness advocate. Founder Medicineroom. High vibes on the mountain, herbal first aid services and programmer for Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!

we have two web site.. If you want to be a stockist of our body product range we have all the details and sign up, ordering on the new web site. . http://www.medicienroom.nethttp://www.medicineroom.com.au

 

 

The low down on spring detox workshop.

Hello and welcome to my blog. 

Today I wanted to chat with you about our educational courses and ways that we can offer you information and help empower you in health care awareness.

I like education that is fun and keeps my attention focused on the topic at hand. I like education that is engaging and really on topic with what is my interest. 

Thats why I have developed our long table wellness events. These are 5 hour educational sessions that incorporate all my favourite things about an educational day.  We offer on topic, engaging and educational sessions that are designed to empower you and help you really understand the theme of the day. You also get CPE points for your association or professional body if you are a practitioner, therapist, GP, naturopath, herbalist, nutritionist… so these days are for everyone who wants to really get the low down on our topic.

Lets take our next one on Sunday September 16th. and talk about what we will cover and how the day will pan out. 

We start at 10am with an introduction, cup of herbal elixir and  welcome to workshop and everyone introduces themselves and I make notes on what each of us wants to achieve from the day. This is how we get our specifics on the topic covered.

Golden Milk

Then we move through the topics requested through the rest of the day in several ways. the focus of this workshop will be detox and cleansing therapies.  Basics covered will be water fasting, juice cleansing, wholesome vegetarian detox plans and herbals for detoxing. Then we add your specific requests… so its a full day of fun.  These days last for five hours and we provide you with herbal elixirs, shots of herbs, teas, lunch and workshop activities. You need to bring a couple of glass jars with you to take home our goodies. These may be internal medicines, topical applications or lunch deliciousness.

  1. We have hands on education with practical workshop showing you how to make specific internal and topical medicines for cleansing and detoxing.
  2. We plan out how we would like to conduct our detox, cleanse and each of us makes our own plan from the work we are covering on the day
  3. We have educational , academic information giving you the technical details and how detox and cleansing really works in your body and helps you. This is following the groups outline on topics through the day and can include specifics like how ketosis works and is it applicable to detox? How the liver works? How to super boost a detox with specific strategies? How to slow a detox down? How to eliminate poisons from the blood? How to do a digestive detox? How to do a parasite cleanse? etc etc…
  4. We have a detox lunch based on recipes from my books THE WELLNESS ZONE and THE MAGIC OF FOOD AS MEDICINE
  5. We really go into the topic and have fun at the same time. These days are on a Sunday because its a good day for those who work through the week.  Its like a long table Sunday lunch with friends. Its delicious and welcoming. So, if you haven’t attended one yet and like this way of education then make your booking and join us.

We finish at 3pm . Then we also have our spring detox kits available for you to purchase on the day and offer special prices for Amy of our herbal body products on the day. This event is held in the verandah room at Maleny Community Centre. This is a super comfortable space with a lovely verandah and green outlook. Its located at the back of the community centre and there is parking right outside the room for us. You do need to book with us. Tickets are $80 each person , or $75 each when you bring a friend. We also have concession available for students and people with a concession card. If you require a concession you need to book by phoning us. 0409765033. Otherwise go on our web site and book. Or call us 0409765033.

You can also purchase tickets at Maleny Information Centre when you are in town.

Come to our next workshop on September 16th in Maleny.  Prepare for your spring detox regime. A day of detox strategies. 

Contact us 0409765033 to book or online Wellness workshops with Dom

Our facebook pages are Dominique Livkamal and Medicineroom http://www.facebook.com/dominiquelivkamal

http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

On instagram we are medicine_room

Check out our awesome herbal skin balms, oils and nectars online. We love making these for you and if you are out and about we will be at Eumundi Markets on Saturday.

You can buy my body products at Maple Street Co op Maleny. New Earth Cafe Coolum, Kunara Foods Sunshine Coast. Bliss you massage Caloundra, Brunswick heads health foods, Happy Herbs Alice Springs. If you want to be a stockist, call us or email sales@medcinineroom.com.au and let us share our little pots of happiness with you. !

We are also offering our Herbal Body Therapy in Caloundra so you can make your booking fro me directly with them. blissyoumassage.com.au. I am there mid August and also again in early September. Love and light.

Have a great day

Love and light Dominique Livkamal

MHlth public health/health promotion Bch Hlth Sc/ Complimentary medicine ND, Nutritionist, herbalist . Adv Dip Nat. Dip Journ. Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu, student of life and wellness advocate. Founder Medicineroom. High vibes on the mountain, herbal first aid services and programmer for Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!

we have two web site.. If you want to be a stockist of our body product range we have all the details and sign up, ordering on the new web site. . http://www.medicienroom.nethttp://www.medicineroom.com.au

 

 

A dedication to our men! Be healthy and happy!

This is fathers day…. Its the one day of the year when we honour and celebrate our men for all they do and all they are! Its the day when dad gets breakfast in bed, extra hugs and time with his children and loved ones celebrating relationships, love and family.  Lets extend that a little and celebrate all the men in our lives today! Do them a favour and share some of this info with the men you love to help them be healthier. And my beautiful men in my life…. heres my advice on this day!

I was at the beach this morning, it was another beautiful sunshine coast day. All around me were families, people sharing the day together and spending time together more than I generally notice on a Sunday morning.. As I write this post the restaurant around me is filing up with families and people celebrating our men.  Make time today to celebrate your men… your father, grandfathers, sons, brothers, and friends.

Lets talk about some mens health and whats going on in the broader picture… 

  1. Men are reluctant to address health issues and you tend to wait until a situation is more developed before seeking medical assistance. This is especially true for the ever increasing silent disease such as prostate cancers and inflammation and diabetes and blood sugar balance.  Obesity and abdominal weight gain is something else you tend to ignore as putrification builds up in your digestive tract and digestive issues persue.  The solution is to have regular health checks with your practitioners even when you think everything is ok. Think about it like servicing your car…. this isn’t your car.. its way more important.. Your women and children love you so much… we want to know you are healthy and well.
  2. Depression, stress related conditions and anxiety…. Yes please make sure you look after your nervous system and emotions…. If you feel down… its ok to talk about it with people who care! Its Ok to see counsellors and people who can help you with emotional health…talk to your loved ones.. Its really good to take herbal medicines to help here. This includes st johns wort, lemon balm, astragalus, oats, chamomile and hops…. Yes beer is good for your emotions…Its all the salt that let that herbal down…. but overall Beer is pretty good for your nervous system, and your social life. ( not too much though) Taking a good vitamin B is also important….
  3. Your skin care… what is it about men and resistance to using face moisturisers, body scrubs, wraps, oils and therapy sessions on the skin? Your skin is your biggest elimination organ and its also a great way to absorb nutrients and medicine. Yes, your skin deserves good attention and care. Make time every day to moisturise your face, body and its healthy to have regular body sessions, massage and therapies to nourish your skin.  Its good to have glowing skin with awesome circulation and good health! And besides that, we love men smelling delicious, aromatherapy on your skin is good. Try some spicey and energising blends such as bergamot, basil, ginger, orange, black pepper, cinnamon, vertiver, cinnamon and lemon myrtle. They all smell awesome and add some energy to your day!

 

My father passed away earlier this year at the age of 83. This will be the first fathers day since his death and its a challenge to know that he is gone and that I can’t see him, or pick up the phone and wish him a beautiful day…. Many of us are in that situation and its so nice to remember our men who have passed away, who have gone from our lives, who have moved on.. in whatever way… Make some time to think about them and what they gave you? what memories pop up in your mind and celebrate them too! Its really healing and helpful to yourself when you are able to openly think about, celebrate and honour the men from the past and present in your life…. and men…. you too!

Enjoy your day men! Its a good one!

Have you seen our new mens face range? Yes at last we have formulated a nectar ( face moisturiser, after have cream, body cream,) and balm ( for face, body and beard! GINSENG HERBAL SKIN NECTAR 100ml ?OR BALM 60gram.  For our men. 

Come to our next workshop on September 16th in Maleny.  Prepare for your spring detox regime. A day of detox strategies. 

Contact us 0409765033 to book or online Wellness workshops with Dom

Our facebook pages are Dominique Livkamal and Medicineroom http://www.facebook.com/dominiquelivkamal

http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

On instagram we are medicine_room

Check out our awesome herbal skin balms, oils and nectars online. We love making these for you and if you are out and about we will be at Eumundi Markets on Saturday.

You can buy my body products at Maple Street Co op Maleny. New Earth Cafe Coolum, Kunara Foods Sunshine Coast. Bliss you massage Caloundra, Brunswick heads health foods, Happy Herbs Alice Springs. If you want to be a stockist, call us or email sales@medcinineroom.com.au and let us share our little pots of happiness with you. !

We are also offering our Herbal Body Therapy in Caloundra so you can make your booking fro me directly with them. blissyoumassage.com.au. I am there mid August and also again in early September. Love and light.

Have a great day

Love and light Dominique Livkamal

MHlth public health/health promotion Bch Hlth Sc/ Complimentary medicine ND, Nutritionist, herbalist . Adv Dip Nat. Dip Journ. Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu, student of life and wellness advocate. Founder Medicineroom. High vibes on the mountain, herbal first aid services and programmer for Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!

we have two web site.. If you want to be a stockist of our body product range we have all the details and sign up, ordering on the new web site. . http://www.medicienroom.nethttp://www.medicineroom.com.au

 

 

My three tips to energise and boost your body this week!

 

Mother Nature is our finest physician and theres no better time to let her do her wonderful work than now! 

Yes its almost springtime and so we have this last week of winter to boost our body and get it super strong and healthy so that we are in really good physical, mental and emotional space to spend the next three moths detoxing and cleansing our bodies at regular intervals.

Spend this week thanking. your body for all it does for you... protecting and nourishing you allowing you vibrancy, youthfulness, energy and freedom. Your body is your best friend and this week we will honour this with a slower pace, a restful mind and regime… and time for ourselves to reflect and relax…

Here are my three tips for you to achieve a restful, strong and nourished week. 

  1. Take some immunity boosting foods and herbal medicines. These can include the herbs  cats claw,( killer virus herb and strengthening.. boost immunity) astragalus( adaptogenic… strengthening, helps make immune cells in body) , reishi  mushroom ( boost immunity, energising, liver tonic) echinacea ( boost immunity, strengthening, energising, protective) and garlic( makes you strong, cleans the blood , helps those old viruses and microbes leave the body fast) . Eat immune boosting mushrooms and foods that make your body feel strong. This is proteins and quality plant based foods. We want give our immunity a final strong boost this week in whatever way you can. Think foods that give you energy and make you feel good. Nourishing goodness is the theme of your diet and supplements this week. Brewers yeast for vitamin B and strengthening nervous system.  Think boost and building your system…. strengthening.
  2. Drink warm  water through the day. Yes change your water this week to warm water and feel the difference in your body. Its nurturing and feels nourishing. Sip small amounts of water through the day and keep up your fluids more than usual. Amp up the urine cycle. This is done simply. Every time you have a wee ( urinate) have at least 100ml of warm water, Make a regime where you have a glass 300ml to 400ml of warm water every hour while you are awake. You can add some herbs such as chamomile ( for relaxing and antimicrobial) echinacea ( to boost immunity ) olive leaf ( antimicrobial plus energising) Liquorice root ( strengthening and restorative) Peppermint ( deodorising and antimicrobial )
  3. Sleep as much as you can and as often as you can… Yes rest up…. this is the week to rest and relax. Take time for yourself… sit and contemplate the world. You may have noticed that your energy is lower than usual at the moment because its the end of wintertime and its the end of sluggishness. This is a great time to relax and shoot the breeze. You don’t need to let your body get sick to stop…. Go to bed earlier than usual…. back off from socialising and having  lots of fun. Rest up and relax.

If you follow my three trips this week. Then you will be feeling more energised, stronger, boosted and ready for the new season coming next week as we head into spring.   These three tips will help you feel ready for spring… and thats good. because we are going into detox season and this is always lots of fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

You can visit our online shop and check out the new products. Adam has opened up http://www.medicineroom.com.au as a shopping site and this is where you can see our latest products for sale. Tis is open now, so go online and see the beautiful options. Buy anything on our online shop this week and receive a free herbal lip balm from us!  See the new products first!

We are still here at www.medicneroom.net and I will be putting up the new products soon. Once we have them launched.

The new 60 gram balms are $25 each and the 100ml nectars are $30 each. We are also keen to have them in shops and clinics, so if you are interested please contact us.  sales@medicineroom.com.au

we will have the new range at the markets in September… so we look forward to showcasing them for spring!

We are also hosting our beautiful friend Kevin James Carroll on the 2nd September on the Sunny Coast. Its the weekend of our beautiful Maleny Music Festival as well. So we won’t be in Maleny this time. We will let you know the venue soon.  We are checking out our options. We will have a sunset chanting circle from 4pm to 7pm. So its the perfect Sunday afternoon destination…. somewhere on the Sunshine Coast!

Come to our next workshop on September 16th in Maleny.  Prepare for your spring detox regime. A day of detox strategies. 

Contact us 0409765033 to book or online Wellness workshops with Dom

Our facebook pages are Dominique Livkamal and Medicineroom http://www.facebook.com/dominiquelivkamal

http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

On instagram we are medicine_room

Check out our awesome herbal skin balms, oils and nectars online. We love making these for you and if you are out and about we will be at Eumundi Markets on Saturday.

You can buy my body products at Maple Street Co op Maleny. New Earth Cafe Coolum, Kunara Foods Sunshine Coast. Bliss you massage Caloundra, Brunswick heads health foods, Happy Herbs Alice Springs. If you want to be a stockist, call us or email sales@medcinineroom.com.au and let us share our little pots of happiness with you. !

We are also offering our Herbal Body Therapy in Caloundra so you can make your booking fro me directly with them. blissyoumassage.com.au. I am there mid August and also again in early September. Love and light.

Have a great day

Love and light Dominique Livkamal

MHlth public health/health promotion Bch Hlth Sc/ Complimentary medicine ND, Nutritionist, herbalist . Adv Dip Nat. Dip Journ. Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu, student of life and wellness advocate. Founder Medicineroom. High vibes on the mountain, herbal first aid services and programmer for Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!

 

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Focus on what you love… and love what you focus on!

Welcome to our latest blog…. Its really interesting how fast time flies when you are doing what you love…. I think its all about he focus… staying on track.. doing what you need to do and having a vision and a dream that you are loving make happen.

Thats how it feels in the Medicineroom at the moment. We are getting ready for our spring launch of some reformulated and some new herbal skin balms and nectars.  We have been working really hard to make these babies beautiful and ready for you this spring. Its been in the pipeline for a long time now and such a pleasure to get this project up and running. We love this and are very focused… thats why I wrote the heading… Focus on what you love… and love what you focus on…. Then it doesn’t feel like work. It feels like fun.

 

Thanks to the lovely ladies at” Lost Treasure “ on Balmoral ridge. On the road between Montville and Maleny… for being the first stockists of our new range… Its pretty exciting and you can visit now and check out the products.  Buy something this September and go in the draw for $100 Medicineroom voucher.

We also set up “New Earth Cafe” in Coolum  today with the new  range, so visits and we have some free giveaways there fro you too.  Plus a beautiful in stall product giveaway… Check it out.

We were at Melbourne Gift Fair last week and it was so cold… OMGoodness, what a difference in temperatures between The Sunshine Coast and Melbourne…. If you are interested in products from our new spring range they will be going up on our website soon. You will be able to buy them and enjoy the new range.

We are offering you

Ylang Ylang with wild yam and Schisandra Berry 60 gram balm or 100ml nectar

Rosehip with chamomile and rose geranium 60 gram balm or 100ml nectar

Ginseng with Maca and bergamot 60 gram balm or 100ml nectar

Arnica with lavender 60 gram balm or 100ml nectar

Lemon Myrtle with papaya and olive leaf 60 gram balm or 100ml nectar.

We also have our regular balms available and will be reformulating and rebranding these babies in the near future.

Calendula balm 100gram

Aloe vera balm 100 gram

Chilli Balm 100 gram

Ginger balm 100 gram

Rich herb balm 100 gram

Love herbal perfume 50ml

Peace herbal perfume 50ml

Joy herbal perfume 50ml

Cool spray 50ml

Please contact us if you are interested in any of these lines.

You can visit our online shop and check out the new products. Adam has opened up www.medicineroom.com.au as a shopping site and this is where you can see our latest products for sale. Tis is open now, so go online and see the beautiful options

We are still here at www.medicneroom.net and I will be putting up the new products soon. Once we have them launched.

The new 60 gram balms are $25 each and the 100ml nectars are $30 each. We are also keen to have them in shops and clinics, so if you are interested please contact us.  sales@medicineroom.com.au

we will have the new range at the markets in September… so we look forward to showcasing them for spring!

We are also hosting our beautiful friend Kevin James Carroll on the 2nd September on the Sunny Coast. Its the weekend of our beautiful Maleny Music Festival as well. So we won’t be in Maleny this time. We will let you know the venue soon.  We are checking out our options. We will have a sunset chanting circle from 4pm to 7pm. So its the perfect Sunday afternoon destination…. somewhere on the Sunshine Coast!

Come to our next workshop on September 16th in Maleny.  Prepare for your spring detox regime. A day of detox strategies. 

Contact us 0409765033 to book or online Wellness workshops with Dom

Our facebook pages are Dominique Livkamal and Medicineroom http://www.facebook.com/dominiquelivkamal

http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

On instagram we are medicine_room

Check out our awesome herbal skin balms, oils and nectars online. We love making these for you and if you are out and about we will be at Eumundi Markets on Saturday.

You can buy my body products at Maple Street Co op Maleny. New Earth Cafe Coolum, Kunara Foods Sunshine Coast. Bliss you massage Caloundra, Brunswick heads health foods, Happy Herbs Alice Springs. If you want to be a stockist, call us or email sales@medcinineroom.com.au and let us share our little pots of happiness with you. !

We are also offering our Herbal Body Therapy in Caloundra so you can make your booking fro me directly with them. blissyoumassage.com.au. I am there mid August and also again in early September. Love and light.

Have a great day

Love and light Dominique Livkamal

MHlth public health/health promotion Bch Hlth Sc/ Complimentary medicine ND, Nutritionist, herbalist . Adv Dip Nat. Dip Journ. Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu, student of life and wellness advocate. Founder Medicineroom. High vibes on the mountain, herbal first aid services and programmer for Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!

 

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Body oil Exfoliation is super easy and healthy.

We had so much fun at our Long Table Wellness Day on Sunday. Lots of potion making and education. These days always include herbal teas, elixirs, medicines, lunch and workshops. Usually we start the day with finding out what the group wants from the experience. So our topic this week was making medicines for skin conditions… including arthritis and pain relief, excema , psoriasis and whatever else we came up with.  Our next one is on September 16th.

Here is a recipe we made.  Coconut salty body scrub

Here is a simple way to exfoliate your skin to increase circulation each day. Instead of traditional body brushing with oil, you can remove dead skin cells, increase circulation and shine your body with beautiful nourishing oils super quickly and so conveniently that you will want to make this your daily routine. It feels beautiful on your whole body and is possibly one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever developed.

 

What you need! 

  1. We made a coconut body scrub so we used 1 kg of coconut oil. You can use whatever oil you like. My favourites are black sesame, local olive oil, avocado, macadamia or almond oils. Depending on your skin type, preferences and whats available in your region.
  2. We used good old sea salt. A fine grade. Use whatever salt you like Even better if it comes from the sea near you!  300 grams was the ratio I used which is roughly about 1/3 of the quantity of oil. You can also use a fine sugar, spice of your choice, ie cinnamon, and make this recipe your favourite combo of exfoliants.  Just be careful about what may irritate your skin or what will feel silky and nourishing. Cinnamon can effect some peoples skin and create a lot of heat. Spices like ginger and turmeric, paprika powders etc may either stain your skin or create a reaction. So usually I use  fine grade salt or sugar only.
  3. Essential oils of your choice. About 20ml per kilo/ litre of oil. Once again be conscious of what is soothing on your skin and avoid volatile oils on your face.

 

What to do

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and then place in a jar.
  2. When you have a shower or bath, massage  some of this mixture into all of your skin before you get in the water. Then rinse off in the water.  You don’t need to apply soap or any other moisturisers. You will see that the salt/ sugar just dissolves in the water and has done its job as an exfoliant and the oil is starting to absorb into your system for nourishment. There is a fine layer of oil left and thats beautiful aromatherapeutic hydration.

Enjoy! You can do this everyday! Nourishing skin food and increases circulation and wakes up your whole system. Releases toxins and opens up the skin for a beautiful day. And, you feel so beautiful and soft.

Whats on… 

If you are in Melbourne this coming week we will be at The Showgrounds from Sunday.  SC37 is our stall. Come say hello. The Reed Gift Fair is our destination and we are setting up for our spring launch of our new range of beautiful little pots of happiness.. herbal skin balms and nectars.  So, if you are a practitioner, retailer or therapist wanting to share our beautiful products with your clients, we are wholesaling from Melbourne this coming week. For our regular shops and therapists, we will chat with you about this range when we talk next. Its very exciting, therapeutic, great value and beautiful developments in my formulating. The art work is stunning. Thanks to some very special help I’ve had!

We have been really busy all winter getting this range ready to showcase to you in September. So, if you see us between now and then the chances are that you will get a sneak peak or two of our new range. We are slowly introducing products at Eumundi Markets to give our regular clients the first look in at this new range. Visiting us at our stall there is always a great opportunity to say hello and get our assistance and advice for your health care concerns in a free clinic environment. Also we offer the best prices on our body products when we pop up and see you face to face. If you can’t see us at the markets, get online and we have a shop for the body products. If you want some advice on herbal medicines then please talk with me directly as these are only available through my personal advice to you!

We are also hosting our beautiful friend Kevin James Carroll on the 2nd September on the Sunny Coast. Its the weekend of our beautiful Maleny Music Festival as well. So we won’t be in Maleny this time. We will let you know the venue soon.  We are checking out our options. We will have a sunset chanting circle from 4pm to 7pm. So its the perfect Sunday afternoon destination…. somewhere on the Sunshine Coast!

Come to our next workshop on September 16th in Maleny.  Prepare for your spring detox regime. A day of detox strategies. 

Contact us 0409765033 to book or online Wellness workshops with Dom

Our facebook pages are Dominique Livkamal and Medicineroom http://www.facebook.com/dominiquelivkamal

http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

On instagram we are medicine_room

Check out our awesome herbal skin balms, oils and nectars online. We love making these for you and if you are out and about we will be at Eumundi Markets on Saturday.

You can buy my body products at Maple Street Co op Maleny. New Earth Cafe Coolum, Kunara Foods Sunshine Coast. Bliss you massage Caloundra, Brunswick heads health foods, Happy Herbs Alice Springs. If you want to be a stockist, call us or email sales@medcinineroom.com.au and let us share our little pots of happiness with you. !

We are also offering our Herbal Body Therapy in Caloundra so you can make your booking fro me directly with them. blissyoumassage.com.au. I am there mid August and also again in early September. Love and light.

Have a great day

Love and light Dominique Livkamal

MHlth public health/health promotion Bch Hlth Sc/ Complimentary medicine ND, Nutritionist, herbalist . Adv Dip Nat. Dip Journ. Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu, student of life and wellness advocate. Founder Medicineroom. High vibes on the mountain, herbal first aid services and programmer for Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!

 

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It’s the last month of winter. Don’t get sick now…

Welcome to my blog today. Its been a busy few weeks as we attended the Queensland Garden Expo and then Splendour in the grass festival. Its interesting when I go out and talk with people at events and see what their health needs are and how we all address our wellness in different ways. here are my top tips for staying well right now in the second half of winter! Lots of people have been getting sick and its great to help with our herbals. the cough , cold and flu relief has been super helpful and so has our Upper respiratory and sinus blend. If you want some herbs please either come to our free clinics or contact us to assist you. Enjoy my tips…

Dom’s top tips for wellness in wintertime

  1. What are you drinking? Take a look at your liquid intake and change it up to an immune boosting and digestive balancing intake. The herbal teas to drink  are echinacea, olive leaf,  peppermint, turmeric, ginger and lemon juice. These herbs all add to your wintertime wellness by keeping your body strong and your digestion in good balance.  Make my favourite hot lemon and honey drink to keep your body hydrated and to help strip away excess mucous in the digestive tract and in your organs. This also reduces your chances of getting allergies and upper respiratory illnesses.
  2. Cut down on the nurturing wintery starchy foods now before spring time and give your body a good chance to loose excess weight gained in the first part of winter. We build up old putrid foods  in our digestive tract and often winter is when we gain weight from nurturing foods. Cut them out now. Turn your diet into a lighter version by reducing the carbs and the feel good foods.  This is done by eating fresh fruits and vegetables as the main stay in your diet and reducing the temptation of foods you know are adding weight and body fat. Let go of the excess weight now and reduce your toxic load!
  3.  Commit to. cleanse now! Yes commit to a wintertime cleanse now by either going on a soup cleanse one day a week, or water fast. Water fasting is very good to do one full day a week if you have already become a seasoned detoxer. Otherwise make up a big pot of your favourite vegetable based soup that is low in starches and high in wintery greens, brassicas and loaded with garlic and onions. Eat this soup exclusively one day a week or more and enjoy a warm wintertime cleanse to reduce congestion and allow your body a digestive rest. Keeping your body lighter with digestion reduces your risk factors for seasonal illness.
  4. Take your good supplements… to me these are spirulina, vitamin C and my herbs. Herbs for this time of the year are immune modulators , so we are looking at echinacea, cats claw, astragalus, Ganoderma mushroom as a daily tonic. keep your immunity strong as there are loads of viruses around at the moment and its best to avoid them as much as possible. Keep your diet nutrient dense and calorie controlled. Taking the extra supplements will help alkalise the body ( spirulina) and boost antioxidants ( Vit C)
  5. Cut sugar out as much as possible... sugar reduces your immunity by up to 10%. So if you want a weakened immunity having refined sugar in your diet is a great way to get sick. Cut out processed foods and trans fatty acids too. These are all contributors to lowered immunity and we want to have a strong immunity for this last part of winter. Oh, did I mention that alcohol such as wine and beer is full of sugar?

Look after yourselves well. Its only another month of the cold weather and then we are warming up again.

We have our next Long Table Wellness Day this coming Sunday the 29th July. Theres room for a few more people if you want to join us and have a fun day where we are focusing on making herbal medicines for skin care including pain relief, rashes, bruises, excess and other conditions the group want to focus on. Includes lunch and herbal elixirs.

Contact us 0409765033 to book or online Wellness workshops with Dom

Our facebook pages are Dominique Livkamal and Medicineroom http://www.facebook.com/dominiquelivkamal

http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

On instagram we are medicine_room

Check out our awesome herbal skin balms, oils and nectars online. We love making these for you and if you are out and about we will be at Eumundi Markets on Saturday. We are also offering our Herbal Body Therapy in Caloundra each week. Love and light.

Have a great day

Love and light Dominique Livkamal

MHlth public health/health promotion Bch Hlth Sc/ Complimentary medicine ND, Nutritionist, herbalist . Adv Dip Nat. Dip Journ. Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu, student of life and wellness advocate. Founder Medicineroom. High vibes on the mountain, herbal first aid services and programmer for Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!

 

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My recipe for stuffed pumpkin and garden expo info.

Hello and welcome to my latest blog , newsletter.

This weekend the Medicineroom is heading to Queensland Garden Expo in Nambour. This event is a favourite on our Calendar each year. The Nambour Showgrounds are taken over by Gardeners  . The area is turned into a maze of green leaves and flowers. There are thousands of gardeners in one place and the conversations are all green thumbed and focused on the good life!

I am presenting there twice this year. On Friday morning at 9am we will unravel the health benefits of winter cough cold and flu relief. What can you make at home to help you with reduce these ailments.

On Saturday I will be at Eumundi markets all day so Tam will be at the Garden show looking after you and I will be there in the afternoon. On Sunday I am doing a presentation on winter warming foods that truely are medicine. The recipe I have here in my blog is one idea on winter food as medicine.

Now, if you can come to my presentations thats great. We always hove some lovely giveaways and fill your hour with education and practical how to make medicine workshops. Its fun.  If not then here is a recipe.

We  have our next LONG TABLE WELLNESS DAY IN MALENY ON  SUNDAY JULY 29th on making herbal medicines for skin care including pain relief, skin conditions and hormonal skin changes.

Here is my recipe for stuffed pumpkin. 

My friend Vanessa has had a garden full go pumpkins all summer. She invited me over for lunch and made the most delicious stuffed pumpkin with lots of rice and vegetables. Vanessa served this with toasted pumpkin seeds and avocado dip. It was so yummy, and it was so inspiring.  As I was getting ready to leave, her lovely partner Rob came out and cut a pumpkin for me so that I could bring it home to stuff myself. This opened up the kitchen of creativity for me again….

Why are pumpkins good for you? The contain betacarotene which is a great precursor to vitamin A and sweep the liver and blood clean of toxins. Beautiful antioxidant qualities of lycopene thats been shown to reduce prostate cancer as well as many other anti cancer properties. They are high in potassium so great for cellular health and to reduce blood pressure. You need to keep your sodium and potassium in balance and this gorgeous vegatable helps you do that well. They are also high in fibre, esp my recipe where you eat the skin.

What you need

1 large pumpkin that has been deseeded. The inside needs to be scooped out enough to fill the pumpkin with your choices. The lid needs to be kept.  To scoop out the pumpkin slice around the top of the whole pumpkin with a sharp knife and scoop off the lid. Then take out the seeds with a large spoon and scoop with the spoon into the flesh of the pumpkin until you only have about 1.5 inches of outer flesh and skin as a case for your stuffing.

Your stuffing for the pumpkin here are some ideas.

Precook  brown rice and mix with fresh raw vegetables cut in small pieces. Mix them all together and add your spices.

Meats of your choices mixed in with vegetables. This can be done with 1 kg of fresh local meat chopped finely and mixed with onion, garlic and spices.

My choice this week  freshly chopped up vegetables and winter garden herbs. Mixed with ricotta cheese so that you have a big cheesy ball.

Make sure you add your favourite flavouring spices to this mix. Examples are garlic, herbs, stock powder for extra flavour, peanut butter, ( yes my fav) some honey, a little salt, chilli, curry powder. Add what flavours you want to enhance and this will cook into the pumpkin for a full flavoured feast.

You can theme the pumpkin too. For example make a curry and fill it with that. Or for a Mexican theme add beans and corn with a tomato filling.  creamy cheesy fillings are also good. Make sure your filling is dense without much liquid and pop the top on your pumpkin before cooking.

How to cook.

  1. Stuff the pumpkin with the mix you made.

2. Turn the oven onto 150 degrees slow oven for this one and if you have the option to turn off the fan, then turn it off.

3. Place the pumpkin in a baking dish and coat with some good quality olive oil and rub lightly with some sea salt.

4. Bake in the oven for three to four hours with the oven slow and low. This enables the pumpkin to cook right through and the flavours to mature nicely.  You can also place the pumpkin in a deep casserole dish in the oven too with a lid on. The choice is yours. Either way you want to give this dish time to cook so that the end result is a soft and flavour filled meal.

We served ours with some coconut, raison and pine nut rice, honey carrots and butter beans.

This dish is one of the worlds best left overs too. Just pop the remaining food in the fridge and feast on pumpkin for a day or so.

Our next workshop is on July 29th  in Maleny. We will be making Herbal medicines for skin care and wellness. This includes skin conditions and arthritis and pain relief.

We will be at Queensland Garden expo and Splendour in The Grass Global Village in July too.

Contact us 0409765033 to book or online Wellness workshops with Dom

Our facebook pages are Dominique Livkamal and Medicineroom http://www.facebook.com/dominiquelivkamal

http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

On instagram we are medicine_room

Check out our awesome herbal skin balms, oils and nectars online. We love making these for you and if you are out and about we will be at Eumundi Markets on Saturday. We are also offering our Herbal Body Therapy in Caloundra each week. Love and light.

Have a great day

Love and light Dominique Livkamal

MHlth public health/health promotion Bch Hlth Sc/ Complimentary medicine ND, Nutritionist, herbalist . Adv Dip Nat. Dip Journ. Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu, student of life and wellness advocate. Founder Medicineroom. High vibes on the mountain, herbal first aid services and programmer for Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!

 

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Antipasto, simple delicious nourishment!

Antipasto is such a great food. Its super versatile and really delicious. Its also one of the best warm detox foods you can have!  So if you want a winter cleanse.. this is the one.. The word Antipasto  is Italian and means to eat before the meal! Its also called antipasta and antipasti. All meaning the same thing! 

We love nourishing and healing food combos. One of our favourites is going with the seasons and eating foods according to ancient Chinese seasonal elements.  The winter element is water. Yes, good old flowing water. So eating with water involves foods that are water like. They are purifying, flowing and cleansing with rich minerals and easy digestion.

These foods are often the ones with hues of water like colours in them, so we are thinking blues, purples and also foods from water. Water season is about hibernation and going light on yourself. So, this involves going light on your digestion. They are also foods that grow quickly and in wintery environments such as fungus, yes lots of mushrooms. Foods that have easily been preserved from the summer bounty, so dried and roasted vegetables. And wintertime foods need a good dose of feel good mood food!

My book The Magic of Food as Medicine explains to you all the health giving benefits of fruits vegetables and herbs. So make your food your medicine. This is a good one because its so full of fresh and nourishing ingredients. Rainbows of colour on the platter, seasonal goodness and nourishing combinations make antipasto one of the best wintertime foods!

Antipasto is a great winter food. It meets all of the requirements of water foods with a super nurturing and nourishing addition of filling our wintertime mood food criteria!

Mood foods are foods that fill your belly and feed your emotions. They are foods that help you feel good and its great when this category of food can be met with vegetables! and garlic bread, of course!

Lets share this super  recipe with you now. 

Dom’s antipasto recipe. 

What you need 

1 large eggplant, aubergene

2 red capsicums

1 cup of cherry tomatoes or three whole tomatoes

1 red onion

1 cup of mushrooms

1 cup of your favourite olives

200  to 300grams of your favourite cheese. ( we used French goats cheese and some fresh goats cheese)

Olive oil

Lemon juice

sea salt

spices and herbs of your choice

garlic

ginger

A big baking dish

a serving platter or two. ( we used two)

How to make our antipasto recipe. 

  1. Slice up all of the vegetables to roughly the same size. I like to  slice them in long slithers for the eggplant and capsicum. I always leave the cherry tomatoes whole. I slice the mushrooms if they are large, or leave them whole. Depending on the vegetable and what I want the final presentation to look like on the platter. Be creative.
  2. roll the vegetable s in a combination of olive oil , sea salt and different spices and herbs. I put each vegetable in a different spice, garlic, herb combination , so that the different flavours come through in the eating.
  3. Place these all on the large baking dish in sections. Ie capsicum, tomatoes, egg plant etc in their own section. Place in oven preheated to 175 C ( heat it first) and allow tp bake for 40 minutes.
  4. Take it out and allow to cool on the bench before assembling onto platters and adding the cold olives, cheese and any other additions you want to add.

 

We made a simple garlic bread to go with this and served as an entree. It also makes a fabuloius platter for parties and celebrations. This is also wonderful as a detox food. Make a platter and enjoy your wintertime nourishing cleanse.

My book The Magic of Food as Medicine explains to you all the health giving benefits of fruits vegetables and herbs. So make your food your medicine. This is a good one because its so full of fresh and nourishing ingredients. Rainbows of colour on the platter, seasonal goodness and nourishing combinations make antipasto one of the best wintertime foods!

Our next workshop is on July 29th  in Maleny. We will be making Herbal medicines for skin care and wellness. This includes skin conditions and arthritis and pain relief.

We will be at Queensland Garden expo and Splendour in The Grass Global Village in July too.

Contact us 0409765033 to book or online Wellness workshops with Dom

Our facebook pages are Dominique Livkamal and Medicineroom http://www.facebook.com/dominiquelivkamal

http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

On instagram we are medicine_room

Check out our awesome herbal skin balms, oils and nectars online. We love making these for you and if you are out and about we will be at Eumundi Markets on Saturday. We are also offering our Herbal Body Therapy in Caloundra each week. Love and light.

Have a great day

Love and light Dominique Livkamal

MHlth public health/health promotion Bch Hlth Sc/ Complimentary medicine ND, Nutritionist, herbalist . Adv Dip Nat. Dip Journ. Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu, student of life and wellness advocate. Founder Medicineroom. High vibes on the mountain, herbal first aid services and programmer for Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!

 

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Mid winter…. finding your own clarity

Do you feel like something is finally being cleared? Like there is a certain cleansing and healing effect that comes with the depths and coldness of mid winter.? 

Thats great if you do, because that will give you more clarity and allow you to move forward in your life in all areas. This is the time of hibernation, we are the bear, in the cave and we are internally looking at our lives and listening to our minds in the peace and silence that this season brings us. Or are we?

Being caught up in technology, outside activities and the world around us takes away this privilege of internal reflection thats so needed for each of us. When we make time to look back on our lives, look back on our actions, experiences and responses , then we are able to process this logically and really be our best counsellor and see where we have contributed to the rise and fall in our own lives.

We can also see where we have taken on other peoples emotions, ideas and philosophies. Do they serve us? Do they help us now?

If not then its time to let them go. Its time to really be in your own healing space and have your own mind and body decide whats best for you. Its not about what everyone else is doing. That may not help you at all. What we all need is to have the clarity and the ability to see our own life path, our own highest ambitions and destiny calling and be able to see that, activate that and then take the steps to make that happen.  Its an important part in the evolutionary annual process of the seasons and of wintertime.

However, ( yes thats the word my friend) How, ever…. however you can make that happen…. make it happen.

Opening your own self  potential, your own wellness and your own life path. Thats how greatness happens, thats how the world becomes a better place. When we are all doing what we love and when we vibrate to a happiness and sense of purpose. Then we are able to be more generous and loving to those  around us and in turn they can also lift up into their own loving purpose.

How do we do this? Well its simple…. we need to listen to ourselves instead of everyone else. We need to be like that bear and get in the cave and hibernate… We need to hide from the world and just observe ourselves. Watch our minds, listen to our voice of wisdom within and come through the tunnel of facing our internal dilemmas as best we can.

We need to feel our ” Gut feeling” about something and follow our intuition in all aspects of our lives. This is simply done by just quietening the mind, breathing and listening to the wisdom of our body.

I wanted to write this in my blog today because winter, especially rainy winter days and cold times are a great opportunity for us to take that long earned rest and step beyond ourselves into a newer and deeper refection of who we are and what we want.. this can help us make our lives a beautiful journey of following truth with real communication and honesty. To have these qualities it helps if we can understand ourselves and know what we want and need for happiness. This is best achieved through quiet personal time and refection.

Hey, do yourself a favour after reading this blog…. stay in your bedroom for a day or two, just hang out in bed. You can listen to music, make yourself food and bring it in there and eat, drink tea, lie around. Do nothing. Turn off the technology and reflect. Have a journal with you and make notes, go and have lots of baths and showers and stay super warm and cleansed. Turn down social activities and see what happens…. make yourself the great experiment in self refection and face your darkness…. open that to the light and watch the results….

Our next workshop is on July 29th in Maleny. We will be making Herbal medicines for skin care and wellness. This includes skin conditions and arthritis and pain relief.

We will be at Queensland Garden expo and Splendour in The Grass Global Village in July too.

Contact us 0409765033 to book or online Wellness workshops with Dom

Our facebook pages are Dominique Livkamal and Medicineroom http://www.facebook.com/dominiquelivkamal

http://www.facebook.com/medicineroom

On instagram we are medicine_room

Check out our awesome herbal skin balms, oils and nectars online. We love making these for you and if you are out and about we will be at Eumundi Markets on Saturday. We are also offering our Herbal Body Therapy in Caloundra each week. Love and light.

Have a great day

Love and light Dominique Livkamal

MHlth public health/health promotion Bch Hlth Sc/ Complimentary medicine ND, Nutritionist, herbalist . Adv Dip Nat. Dip Journ. Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu, student of life and wellness advocate. Founder Medicineroom. High vibes on the mountain, herbal first aid services and programmer for Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!

 

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