In praise of tea!

May 27, 2020

In so much of modern life it’s the loud, the brash and the intense that grab all the headlines and are deemed desirable; in the case of caffeinated drinks that would undoubtedly be coffee.

Tea provides a calmer, quieter, gentler counterpoint that I really appreciate. But more than that, it also brings with it a whole raft of health improving benefits that make it a really valuable addition to a healthy lifestyle.

Eating Well, Part 2

May 13, 2020

This blog takes the discussion in a more Chinese Medicine specific direction, and focuses on temperature.

Chinese Medicine is in many respects an agrarian medicine: it was borne of a time where growing food was the primary activity for the vast majority of the population.

Accordingly, a lot of the language and metaphor used in Chinese Medicine reflect an intimate relationship with the external environment, nature and the seasons: people’s fundamental ‘health type’, particular health pathologies, and the foods we eat are all classified using concepts such as hot or cold, damp or dry etc.