Wednesday, February 24, 2010

After the Holiday....

So I've been MIA for the past week, so it seems at least. I knew where I was, but others might have wondered when I had been (of course they are only human). I do wonder why I leave it so long to take a well needed break? I know how good I feel after a holiday and I know I want to feel this good all the time, so why do I leave it so long in between breaks?
I read some excellent books whilst I was away which have also inspired me and taken time away from thinking about work - its amazing how this creates space to get some perspective on all aspects of my life.
So now Im back. Ready and excited for the year ahead. I feel like now I have had my proper holiday (not just time off work but time AWAY from everything), and Im energised, excited and ready to take on the challenges of the year ahead. I don't lie when I say Im excited because there are big plans in place for this year, and Im so ready to make these happen!
So tomorrow, Im so keen to get into the clinic and get right back into it!
Moral of the post... take a holiday!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Why the Iodised Salt?

A very special friend of mine recently asked me.. "Why do you use Iodised Sea Salt?" My answer, "Health benefits!" What I should have gone onto explain to her was the benefits of salt with Iodine. Iodine is necessary as it enhances fertility as well as prevents miscarriage, mental retardation and brain disorders; hence why in the clinic, we advise wanting and expecting mothers to include a small amount of Iodised Sea Salt in their diets! The mineral has been added to salt to assist us in increasing levels of Iodine in our bodies. However, some would argue that Iodine is synthetic and toxic. I can't disagree - it's tricky! It is something we require and the general population may not be getting enough of.
Iodine can be found in quite small amounts in eggs, milk, sea fish, sea food and sea vegetables such as kelp. Whilst I am not a fan of supplementation, we face the real issue of our soils not being able to adequately pass on iodine to the foods we eat, because slowly we are destroying the quality of the earth.
As always, quality matters. Regular Iodised table salt won't do. It is synthetic and toxic. Natural Sea Salt is best. Oh, and before you go to add more salt to your plate... Stop! Large amounts of salt leads to a host of health issues, so keep it to a minimum.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Well here goes!

Well... think its about time I started blogging. Its something that has been sitting in the back of my mind for a little while now - best I put all the time I spend on the laptop to good use!
Fertility, Pregnancy and Women's Health is my passion and I have so much to share!
I am a wife to my divine husband Chris, a mother to my cheekyboo Livvi & love all things about natural health and living. I run a thriving inner city Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic called The Pagoda Tree, with my business partner Sara, where my most favorite things to do is firstly make couples dreams reality giving the gift of fertility and secondly, 40 weeks later aid in the gift of childbirth!
Please follow me in my day to day activities of helping women make babies!

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