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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. maiveda@live.com.au 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: tricialesley@gmail.com, 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.


Ayurvedic therapy

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)  







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Patricia Lesley Mottram

BSc, Dip Ed, PhD (Medical Biology/ Immunology), Grad. Dip. Health Science (Herbal Medicine)

AAIM Ayurveda Therapy Intensive Course (Sri Lanka)

Reiki Master (Usui System) 

Pellowah practitioner

Yoga teacher (VIYETT)

Yoga Therapist (AAYT)


Located at


Upstairs at The Mill, 18 Piper St, Kynton


35 Bushman's Crescent 

Drummond North, Vic 3446


Ayurveda TLC

206A Hall St, 

Spotswood Vic 3015



Health for life: the Blue Iris    

The Iris logo links plants and medicine, and includes the motto “Health for Life”, to promote the aim of a healthy life style as a life-long achievement.

The "Health for Life" motto was inspired by the "Research for Life" motto of the Austin Research Institute (ARI), Melbourne and the iris symbol used by the ARI (thanks to Dr Bruce Wines, Mrs Alison McKenzie and Ms Jane Kemp).