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Contraindications for Enemas & Colonics

All inflammatory bowel conditionsBleeding or painful haemorrhoidsLiver diseaseKidney diseaseUncontrolled high blood pressurePregnancyInfantsBowel/rectal cancerRecent abdominal surgery (within 6 months)Inguinal or other abdominal herniasLong-term steroidal use Note that this is not a definitive list and while enemas and colonic hydrotherapy are deemed to be both safe and therapeutic when applied correctly, any underlying condition should be discussed with your practitioner before embarking on these therapies. …

Spring Cleansing Part 1: From The Inside Out

Spring Cleansing Part 1: From The Inside Out

Spring is in the air and everything that meets my gaze from the budding crocuses to the flowering blossom makes my heart sing with optimism. The promise of new growth, a fresh start and a little more warmth in the air stirs us out of hibernation and into action. It’s the perfect time for turning our attention to spring-cleaning within, so the next three blogs will all be around the subject of detoxification, a corner stone of naturopathic practice.

Breakfast Re-set

Breakfast Re-set

I used to have trouble with a Western breakfast. I can’t abide porridge, muesli leaves me cold, toast leaves me heavy and fruit is somehow not enough. Then a couple of years ago I went to Japan with my sister and my Japanese brother-in-law and found myself in breakfast heaven! Pickles, omelette, miso soup, fish and all sorts of other…

Recipe – Bircher Muesli

Recipe – Bircher Muesli

From Breakfast Re-set blog by Anna Browne Ingredients 2 cups/150g rolled oats1 ¾ cups/420ml milk of your choice¼ cup/60ml unsweetened apple juice3 tbls lemon juice1 unpeeled apple cored and grated1 tbls honey1 ½ cups/375g plain yogurt of your choicedash of cinnamonToppings e.g. fresh and/or dried fruit, nuts, toasted coconut, berries etc Method Combine oats, milk, apple juice & lemon juice and refridgerate overnight.In the morning add…

Recipe – Banana and Apple Surprise

Recipe – Banana and Apple Surprise

From Breakfast Re-set blog by Anna Browne Ingredients 1 ripe banana1 med cooking apple or large eating appleI tbsp. tahini (preferably organic raw dark) or nut butter of your choice e.g. almond, cashew Heaped tsp. macaHeaped tsp. cacao nibs1 tbsp. goji berries1 tbsp. raisinsHalf tsp. cinnamonSprinkle nutmegHalf tsp. allspice Everything other than the banana, tahini/nut butter and apple are optional and can be omitted or…

The Aquarian Man

The Aquarian Man

What does it mean to be an Aquarian Man? Yogi Bhajan taught that an Aquarian man is “A man who is strong, kind, open-hearted, conscious of his word, and committed to his higher self.” He embodies “I know who I am, I define myself in my relationship to the universe and God.” I’ve come to know many great role models…

Hunkering Down With One-Pot Dinners

Hunkering Down With One-Pot Dinners

There is nothing quite like sitting down to a steaming pot of soup or stew on a chilly winter’s day for instilling in us a sense of wellbeing and contentment. We might find ourselves letting out a little sigh of anticipation for the warmth and satisfaction that we know this dish will bring. The Magic Of One-Pot Dinners Yogi Bhajan talks about…

It’s a new year  – listen to yourself!

It’s a new year – listen to yourself!

As 2019 has hit, my energy levels have gone dramatically low and I am writing this sitting in my duvet with cold remedies surrounding me. Not the way I would have entered into the year however it has given me time to reflect which I am grateful for. I am constantly...