AUSTRALIAN SHIPPING FLAT RATE $9.95 or FREE for orders over $75

Get The Most Out Of Summer.

January 16, 2017

Get The Most Out Of Summer.

As Melbournians, surprisingly we have enjoyed many warm to hot days as we are approaching the middle of Summer. Along with the warmer weather, a change in diet and lifestyle habits usually happens this time of year.

Late nights, more social events which leads to a diet rich in BBQ meats, salads, cold drinks, alcohol, sweets and perhaps an overall increased amount of food.

For some with a robust constitution, this is perfectly fine, however for many, signs that the “Summer Time” diet and lifestyle is having an impact on your health starts to sneak in.

So What Are The Signs?

  • Digestive issues: diarrhoea, bloating, flatulence
  • Lethargy
  • Emotional mood swings: depression, anxiety, irritability
  • Body aches and pains
  • Menstrual irregularities in women
  • Mental fogginess and loss of motivation
  • Pre-existing health issues flare up
  • and so on…….
So What Can You Do?
  • Incorporate 2-3 litres of filtered water per day. If you are experiencing stool changes add some liquid chlorophyll into your water. For bloating or indigestion add a squeeze of lemon in your water before breakfast every morning.
  • Take some probiotics. Often this type of diet can increase the growth of bad bacteria in your gut which gives rise to many symptoms mentioned above.
  • Mix up your raw salads with cooked vegetables. Everything should be enjoyed in moderation.
  • Nurture your liver with some dandelion tea and cleavers tea. This will assist your liver to detox any alcohol consumption and help improve mental clarity.
  • Exercise daily. Even if it is just for 20 minutes as this will help promote circulation in the body and encourage better health.
  • Meditate daily. This should be enjoyed every day throughout the year. Calming the mind and connecting to the heart will always encourage optimal wellbeing.
  • Most importantly eat season food. Support your local farmer and visit your farmer’s Markets on the weekends. It is the best way to eat seasonal fruits and vegetables and if you add some organic fresh produce in the mix, you will be feeding your body all the summer nutrients in needs.
These are some very easy types you can start doing today. I would love to hear your “Summer Time” tips, so feel free to share them below. Irene

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Blog

Cosmetic Acupuncture Facials:  The newest facial to hit the western world
Cosmetic Acupuncture Facials: The newest facial to hit the western world

September 09, 2019

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of presenting this topic on the Anti-Ageing Stage at the Beauty Expo in Sydney.

Although the audience was filled with beauty therapists, dermal therapists, cosmetologists and the like, it was met with great interest due to the likes of Nicki Hilton and Victoria Secret Models Brooks Nadar and Jasmine Arora being big fans of this facial.

View full article →

Diet Tips for Healthy Winter Skin.
Diet Tips for Healthy Winter Skin.

July 04, 2019

Winter is a beautiful time of year. It’s the time we can snuggle up with a blanket and enjoy warm meals that are filled with nutrition. For some, it can be a time of lethargy and lack of motivation as the days shorten and the nights become cold. It is for that reason our diet needs to alter with the change in season to nourish our mind to regulate emotions, promote gut health to boost immune health and nourish skin health to cope with the change in weather.

View full article →

Are run down and just can’t seem to find any energy to get up in the morning?
Are run down and just can’t seem to find any energy to get up in the morning?

June 01, 2019

As the title of this article suggests, many of us are faced with extreme exhaustion, which can often take us down a path of poor health and depression. The important question is WHY? Why do you have little energy? Why are you feeling depressed? Why do you lack motivation? Why can’t you get up in the morning?

The answer is simple; I’m pushing myself, not eating the right food, not exercising, just NOT taking care of myself.

The number of times I have had patients come in with a health concern and answer their own questions with, “I know I’m not doing the right things for myself right now”. This is often followed by excuses that make it ok.

The truth is, it is 

View full article →