Hello and how are you today?
Its winter here and still sunny and gorgeous during the days. Our winters on The Sunshine Coast are a bit like summer in Southern Europe. Clear skies and sunshine with cold nights. In other parts of Australia now its super cold and the COVID19 second wave has hit hard in Victoria with " Disaster" status implemented earlier this week. The hard border closure will be on force in QLD from this weekend and everyone is worried about the silent illness killing many many people. It's a hard time everywhere right now, and as individuals we need to look after our health.
We know that one of the best ways to stay healthy is to get sunlight daily. The research is showing that 30 plus nanograms per ml of blood is a great level of Vitamin D to prevent and have mild symptoms of colds and flus. We also know that certain herbs really help boost your immunity and keep your body strong.
Today I want to focus on one of my favourites. Echinacea,
Have you taken some echinacea lately.? We have it available as liquid extracts as well as raw organic root for teas.
Recipe for echinacea syrup.
You can make a great echinacea syrup at home by boiling the raw herb in water into a decoction and then adding in some raw local honey in equal parts to the reduced liquid.
Take 100 grams of raw herb and boil with 500ml of water for thirty minutes until reduced to 250ml. ( half) allow to cool down and add 250ml of raw local honey.
Add to drinks, sip this mixture in 10ml amounts three to five times a day.
This herb has multiple uses for your wintertime health. Here is an exert from my book The Magic of Food as Medicine. Available as e book online.
Heres our current schedule
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We are back at Eumundi markets every Saturday in our usual spot!
We are Open every Weds in Maleny for the public to visit us for herbals and free clinics .
If you want to chat with us and let us help you with herbal medicines and wellness advocacy. We are open each week from Tuesday to Saturday. Call us to chat, email or make an online booking to have a telehealth free clinic or come to Maleny on Weds for our herbal dispensary open day each week!
We welcome you to the following services now.
Come to the mountain and say hello in Maleny...( weds only) Or get online and have a telehealth consult with me. They are both free and 25 minutes in duration. You just need to make your booking now!
phone us +61 409 765033 between 9am and 4pm Tuesday to Friday.
email us firstname.lastname@example.org (anytime)
Contact us directly for your herbal medicine repeats and new formulations in our free community clinic vis phone or email.
phone us +61 409765033
I had a great interview with naturopath Trijntje Reilly last week. Trijntje is a iconic naturopath and weed lady here on The Sunshine Coast. I loved chatting with her about her great tips for healthcare.
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With love and blessings Dominique Livkamal
Dominique is the author of two books The Wellness Zone 2nd ed and The magic of food as medicine.
She is a passionate wellness advocate. In 2012 she was awarded the Australian herbalist of the year and in 2015 made a fellow of the NHAA.
Dom holds a Masters in public health/health promotion, A Bachelor or Health Science/ Complementary medicine. She is a qualified naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist . Dom also has a Diploma in Journalism, is a Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu practitioner and a student of life and wellness advocate.
She is the founder of Medicine Room naturopathic herbal dispensary and organises wellness events. Dom created High vibes on the mountain, she developed herbal first aid services and is a programmer for The Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!