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Mini Mindfulness

What is mini mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of consciously bringing your attention to what you are experiencing in the present moment, without judgement. Mini mindfulness is doing just that, but for no longer than a minute at a time. The emphasis is on doing it at least 5 – 6 times a day so […]

Piles (haemorrhoids)

Piles, also known as haemorrhoids, are an enlarged, swollen or inflamed condition of the veins just outside or inside the anus or rectum. They may be felt as small lumps or bumps. External piles can be painful, but are less likely to bleed than internal piles that can produce a discharge of dark blood. Occasionally, […]

Cleavers Water

Cleavers: Galium aperineAKA: Goosegrass and sticky backsHarvest: From late February through early May This is a cold water infusion of fresh cleavers, infused for 4 hours or longer. It is one of the best cleansers for the lymphatic system and a timely Spring cleansing tonic following the more lethargic months of Winter. Cleavers are high […]

8 tips to support your health

Our daily habits have the greatest impact on our health and well-being. A little extra effort can have significant benefits, so even if you just take on 3 of the following tips you are likely to experience some improvement to your health and well-being. Related posts: Warm water with lemon in the morning 3 vital […]


Gallium aparineParts used: leaves and stems, seeds Finding and identifying Cleavers Cleavers start to reappear in early spring. They can be found in hedgerows, and in sheltered spots along paths, streams, fields and on waste ground. The narrow lance-shaped leaves grow directly out of the stem in whorls of 6 to 9. They are creeping […]

What is quinoa?

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a seed that cooks like a grain, which is why it is referred to as a pseudo-grain. Along with amaranth, it is known as an ancient grain that was a staple food of the Incas. They called it the mother of all grains due to its high protein content. Quinoa is […]

How to make an herbal decoction

An herbal decoction is a means of extracting the medicinal benefits from the tougher parts of herbs, such as roots, bark, hard seeds and berries. The word decoction is derived from the Latin decoquere, which means to boil down, or boil away. The herbs are covered with cold water, brought to a boil, and then […]

Anti-viral Tea

Dr Mitchell’s Anti-viral Tea Ingredients: 3 sticks of cinnamon bark 5 slices of fresh ginger 5 Cardamon seeds Directions: Place the above ingredients in a pot with 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat. Strain into a cup. Add fresh- […]

Vegan Pancakes

Vegan Pancakes Here’s an easy-pleasey vegan pancake recipe. You could make up the batter the night before if you want pancakes for breakfast. Store any unused batter for a snack or dessert, or store overnight for the next day. To make gluten-free pancakes use chickpea and rice flour or your own gluten-free flour mix. Ingredients: […]

Raw Energy Balls

Raw Energy Balls No cooking required. These raw energy balls are nutrient dense. Whip up a batch for a satisfying treat. Makes about 12 balls. You can store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Ingredients: ½ cup creamy almond butter ½ cup hulled hemp seeds ¾ cup unsweetened coconut flakes 10 large […]