Sleep Health

Do You Really Think The Sun Causes Skin Cancer?

The dominant belief today is that UV light causes melanoma (associated with skin cancer). Melanoma incidence has risen 23 times from 1935-2012, but dermatologists can’t put their finger on what is causing the current surge. The ironic thing is, skin cancer rates are getting higher while people are getting exponentially less sun and using more sunscreen. Let us find out why the surge in melanoma is occurring and learn from ... READ MORE

Melatonin: The Critical Hormone & How to Optimise It

Melatonin is an essential hormone that provides a multitude of benefits throughout the human body. Mistakenly it has been dubbed the hormone of sleep, but more accurately it is the "hormone of darkness," since it trains our circadian rhythms to the day and night cycles, a critical cycle to be aligned with for optimal health. Since the 2017 Nobel Prize was won for "Circadian Medicine," volumes of research are now showing melatonin is ... READ MORE

Bed Time Treatment

The Ultimate Vata Balancer This treatment is done in the comfort of your own home. A technician comes to your house for a nourishing "tuck you in" before sleep. The Bed Time Treatment involves:    1    Shiro-pichu -application of a little oil to the head using an oil specific for the mind.    2    Pad-Abyanga - Foot massage with oil specific for feet and the nervous system.    3    Matra ... READ MORE

The Vital Short Home Cleanse

5 Days to Revitalise Your Digestion, Metabolism, & Energy Levels A "DIY" Panchakarma Detox and Rejuvenation Program The Vital Short Home Cleanse (VSHC) is a short 5 day cleanse and detox designed for those who are ready to feel lighter, more energised and peaceful. It is appropriate for busy people who don't have the time for Panchakarma (Ayurvedic detoxification and rejuvenation program) or a similar longer cleanse/retreat. The VSHC is a "DIY" (Do It ... READ MORE

Golden Milk Elixir

Just like grandma used to cook up for you with love and foresight. This nightly sleep aid and anabolic tonic holds great wisdom, incorporating one of the most nourishing foods: cows milk, with the intelligence of natures herbs and spices. You’ll sleep like a baby and super charge overnight. Dreaming of a Good Night’s Sleep? This Ayurvedic remedy will reduce your stress to allow you to switch off and gain ... READ MORE

7 Ayurvedic Super Foods

According to modern science, food nutritionists, food industry leaders and dieticians, so called “superfoods” aren’t exactly “super.” Wikipedia describes that “Superfood is a marketing term used to describe foods with supposed health benefits..” The European Union has even prohibited the marketing of products as “superfoods,” unless accompanied by a specific medical claim supported by credible scientific research.(1) Not particularly inspiring…so I will redefine the word from an Ayurvedic perspective. First ... READ MORE

Travel Healthy! Reduce Aeroplane Stress

Aeroplane travel will surreptitiously “suck the life out of you.” It sucks all the moisture out of your body. With the humidity level in the cabins of most commercial aeroplanes at just 10-20%, and some even as low as 1%!(1), this makes aeroplanes drier than the Sahara Desert! which sits at about 25% humidity. Take a good look at yourself in the mirror after travelling, especially if you travel a ... READ MORE

Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Massage – More Than Your Regular Massage

The leaves and bark of a tree are massaged by the wind, the rocks and pebbles by the rivers and streams, primates groom and rub up against each other to socially bond, decrease stress, and make up after a tussle, a child feels protected with the touch of their mother. Everything in this universe is being massaged continuously to be in perfect balance. Massage, being the greatest form of the sense of touch, ... READ MORE