Kitchen Medicine

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

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

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

5 Things you Need to Know about Sleep at Midlife.

By Brenda Rogers / 26 Feb 2021

Sleep! All I want to do is sleep! Zzzzzz Why is it so damn hard to get a good night’s sleep? Nearly all of my clients have sleep issues of some kind! Is this you too? Maybe you can’t get to sleep… Maybe you can’t stay asleep… Maybe your startle response is so keen that … Read more

Fruit sugar – do you need to be wary?

By Brenda Rogers / 09 Dec 2015

If you’re healthy and fit you really don’t have to worry about fructose – simply enjoy seasonal fruits in moderation and you’ll be fine. If, however, you have a problem with blood sugars it’s a good idea to limit high sugar fruits and to fill up or snack on veggies instead. Here’s a list of … 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

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

Why use drugs when you can use kitchen medicine?

By Brenda Rogers / 02 Apr 2014

Why are we so reliant on medication for our health?  Why do we resort to something that gets rid of the symptoms but does nothing for the cause of our condition or for our long term health? One of the reasons is that we’ve lost our connection with our kitchen! Yes!  We’ve had decades of … Read more

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