Food

7 Reasons your Peri-Menopausal Symptoms could be your Thyroid

By Brenda Rogers / 05 Jul 2021

Natural medicine doctor and hormone guru, Lara Briden says the thyroid is our canary in the coal mine. If your thyroid is struggling—other tissues are struggling too. So, it’s worthwhile having a conversation about your thyroid especially if weight gain has been troubling you and you have low mood, constipation or high cholesterol – all signs … Read more

Homemade Chocolate Joy!

By Brenda Rogers / 31 May 2021

You probably recognise commercial chocolate. It’s what many of us grew up eating as a treat and what we see in supermarkets worldwide. This low-cost chocolate is produced and distributed on a mass scale and is made with cheaper ingredients and cheaper production processes. Hazel Boydell in her article in The Perfect Daily Grind, Take … Read more

Highlights from the Wise Woman’s Gathering

By Brenda Rogers / 24 May 2021

The annual Wise Woman’s Gathering is an awesome outdoor conference and multi-generational retreat. The topics of the conference cover Earth medicines of all kind including energy medicine, herbal medicine and food, along with women’s mysteries, community building and ancient traditions. I attend because it expands my knowledge into the realms of ancient women’s mysteries plus … Read more

Blood sugar problems (in people of Indian descent)

By Brenda Rogers / 22 Apr 2021

India is the diabetes capital of the world! In 2019 there was an estimated 72.96 million cases of diabetes in adult population of India (Source) .The high numbers are mainly due to genes and environmental and lifestyle changes, like urbanisation and a sedentary lifestyle. But the most significant cause is the modern, processed diet. History of the … Read more

Natural Approach to Heavy Periods

By Brenda Rogers / 06 Apr 2021

Heavy periods are particularly common in women at midlife. However, there are some really simple solutions that work well to rebalance your flow, so it’s worth getting it checked out by your doctor and a naturopath so you can have your life back! Definition of heavy periods Basically, there are 2 types of irregular heavy … Read more

How showing our love for kids can be harmful

By Brenda Rogers / 22 Mar 2021

Hitting your 50s is the “age of the grandmother” with all the most beautiful connotations of the grandmother archetype.  Grandmothers are freer of responsibilities but can see the bigger picture. Their hearts are in protecting the next generations and they have a fire in their bellies to do something about what’s not right in the … Read more

Gluten Free Breakfasts Part 1

By Brenda Rogers / 19 Nov 2015

Going gluten free is a great opportunity to explore a whole new world of food.  Have some fun trying out these few recipes. Milk alternatives are becoming BIG business.  We have soy, almond, oat, coconut, rice, and combinations of these.  However, if you read the labels, many of them are filled with nasties like vegetable … Read more

Basic Kimchi recipe

By Brenda Rogers / 06 Sep 2015

Basic Cabbage Kimchi Timeframe: One week (or longer) Ingredients (for 1 litre) Sea salt 500gms Chinese cabbage A few red radishes 1 large carrot 1-2 onions, leeks, chives or spring onions 2-4 cloves of garlic (or more!) 3-4 red hot chillies, fresh or dried (to taste) 3 tbs fresh grated ginger Method Mix a brine … Read more

What’s the buzz about the fermented stuff?

By Brenda Rogers / 04 Sep 2015

Fermented Foods – a new paradigm? Peaceful co-existence with microbes rather than warfare?? Is it possible?  It’s a radical thought but one that’s growing amongst the whole-foodists, paleos, home-cooking advocates, cutting edge nutritionists and all the other rebels, skeptics and change agents questioning the prevailing wisdom around the so-called food we currently eat. But why … Read more

Children’s remedies that are safe & effective

By Brenda Rogers / 10 Oct 2014

Many years ago, I worked for Blackmores. Over the 6 years I was there, I was able to learn in great depth, all about the Celloid minerals put together by Marcus Blackmore’s father, Maurice. Maurice was a naturopath and the founder of Blackmores. His Celloid minerals are still used by naturopaths today with good reason … Read more

Splenda. Not Good. By Sean Croxton

By Brenda Rogers / 08 Jul 2014

I don’t do Splenda. There was a time when I had bought into the “made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar” hype.  But then I found out the truth… I found out that Splenda was actually discovered in the chemistry department of Queen Elizabeth College in London back in 1975. That’s when a grad … Read more

Guest post: Lara Briden’s Acne Insights

By Brenda Rogers / 23 Apr 2014

To see the full article please go to: http://www.larabriden.com/insight-into-acne-dairy-sugar/ Insight into Acne. Dairy, Sugar and mTOR. If you suffer acne, or treat acne, then 2012 was an important year. That was when this ground-breaking paper came out of Germany: ‘Diet in Acne: Further Evidence for the Role of Nutrient Signalling in Acne Pathogenesis’. The full … Read more

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