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I post new information and articles at regular intervals. Watch for updates and new pages! The older news items are still available, as separate pages, just search the Topics for links.
Acid vs alkaline diets.
In the last week I’ve had 3 people ask me about the alkaline food diet, with questions about why an alkaline diet might be healthy. The most serious query was from a friend who asked if an acidic diet really was depleting the calcium from her bones. She has post-menopausal osteoporosis.
On looking into this, the alkaline diet seems a good diet promoted for the wrong reasons. Reviews of the diet clearly show that acidic urine is not a sign of bone calcium depletion and that some of the ''acidic'' protein-rich foods are actually very healthy. See the news article for more info. Acid and alkaline diets
Coming Weekend Workshop Events
Reiki 2 Workshop: Date 14st August (please note change oof date)
If you have trained in Reiki 1 and would like to upgrade to Reiki 2, or would like a refresher course in Reiki 2, this workshop would suit you. I have a very practical approach to Reiki and teach small groups (max 4 people) so there is plently of time for discussion and experimenting.
Reiki 3 Workshop: 20th November
If you have trained in Reiki 2 and would like to upgrade to Reiki 3, or would like a refresher course in Reiki 3, this workshop would suit you. This workshop qualifies you to teach Reiki and give attunements,
Times: 9am to 5pm, plus 3 1 hr practice sessions in the following 3 weeks. Cost: $250 for each workshop (includes practice sessions). See Reiki workshops 2016
Contact: Marye O’Brien m. 0420 580 886, or Patricia Mottram m. 0419221956
e. email@example.com http://www.maiaveda.com,au
At Maiaveda Spa, Upstairs at the Mill, 18 Piper St, Kyneton
Yoga for grace and ease
Term 3 Program at Maiaveda,
Upstairs at The Mill, 18 Piper St, Kynton
Friday Yin/Yang Yoga 11.00am -12.30 pm
Saturday Hatha yoga 10.00 to 11.30 am
For other classes (dance, laughter yoga, pilates) see http://www.maiaveda.com,au
Booking and Cost per class:
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile 0419221956,
Casual class $20 Book of 5 classes, $90,
Winter: the first frosts and the rhubard harvest
Many people don't like rhubarb, or think its poisonous, but it's one of my favourite autumn products from the garden and needs to be harvested before it gets too cold. I was a bit disappointed that my home grown rhubard was not very red, but googled green rhubard and found it was OK to cook. My second rhubarb has lovely red stems, so combining the two gives a pleasing pink cooked product. Both green and red stems taste good!. Rhubard rhubarb
In Autumn I delved into my recipe books for Indian and Italian new ideas and into recipes from my Mum, Win for old favourites.
More info at Rhubarb, rhubarb
See also Autumn harvest 2016
I've also been using fresh herbs to make infused oils. See Infused oils 2016
Ayurveda TLC (Tender Loving Care) aims to use the best features of both Western and Ayurvedic herbal therapy to promote lifelong physical and spiritual health.
My motto is “Health for Life”, to help you heal yourself for long-term health and enhanced quality of life.
Western herbal medicine
Many herbal remedies are purchased over the counter, from supermarkets, pharmacies and health food shops, and there is strong community support for their use. However, expert knowledge in the preparation of individual prescriptions for specific problems, with know-how on the combination of prescription drugs and herbs, can dramatically improve the effectiveness of herbal therapy.
Many Western herbal therapies have now been tested in clinical
trials and shown to be effective in treating chronic conditions such as depression, diabetes, arthritis and allergy.
Ayurveda uses yoga and herbs from an ancient Indian health care system.
Ayurvedic herbs are appearing in Western herbal preparations, but are often used without an understanding of the Ayurvedic applications. My training provides an ability to use Indian and Western herbs together for maximum benefit.
Please note that I am an Ayurvedic therapist, trained in massage and body metabolism analysis. I can prescribe herbs and can recommend yoga and diet and lifestyle changes, but I am not an Ayurvedic medical practitioner (that takes 6 years of medical training). My therapies complement both Ayurvedic and Western medical methods, but do not replace other therapies (see Therapy).
If you have a serious medical condition and are looking for a medical practitioner sympathetic to alternative therapies, I suggest you contact the National Institute for Integrative Medicine (see Links page)