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In the first of this 2 part article I shared a brief overview of some elements of the Taoist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach to dietary recommendations based on food energetics. Instead of viewing foods purely on their isolated nutrients like vitamins and minerals, they interpret and work with the overall energetic influence a particular food has on us. In this article I will discuss the Ayurvedic system of food energetics.

The ancient Indian health care system of A…

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In our western culture, we have become used to understanding the nutritional aspects of our food by breaking down and isolating its different component parts into vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, proteins, fat, carbohydrates and so on. However, there is a whole other dimension to understanding and making our dietary choices based on the energetics of a particular food, or more precisely, the effect the food has on the energetics of our body. 'Energetics' is rather a nebulous term but one as…

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Exploring the Multitude of Benefits of Acetyl-L-Carnitine


Acetyl-L-Carnitine has garnered much attention and admiration in the realm of natural supplements. This remarkable di-peptide made up of two amino acids, lysine and methionine, has emerged as a powerhouse in promoting physical and mental well-being.

A Cognitive Boost for Brain Health

One of the most intriguing aspects of Acetyl-L-Carnitine is its potential to bolster cognitive function. Numerous studies suggest that ALCAR plays a crucial role in supporting brain health and mental clarity. By c…

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Triphala as an Rejuvenating, Phytonutrient Rich Ayurvedic Herbal Formula

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In this video I explore the potent power of Triphala - 3 Fruits Herbal formula.

Learn about its digestive tonifying properties and overall body rejuvenator by supporting our metabolic fire or ‘Agni’ in Ayurveda.

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VIDEO LESSON - Why cooking vegetable oils may be harmful to our health and what are healthier fats to use


In this video filmed in 2018, I explore commonly used vegetable oils for cooking and food processing, and why they may be detrimental to our health.

I also explore safer fat sources that have been traditionally used for hundreds and thousands of years. 

In the video below I create for a course in 2018, I do a deeper dive into:
  • Healthy fats
  • Mitochondrial energy production
  • Liver health
  • Bile flow
  • Choline
  • Lecithin

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Part 2 - Nutrition and Lifestyle Strategies to Support Nervous System Stability - Ancestral Wisdom and Energy Work

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This is part 2 - for part 1 please click HERE

Nurturing Our Roots with Ancestral Wisdom - Grounding Nutrition

For physical nutrition it is beneficial to use foods and nutrients that ground our physical form, support the regeneration of our nervous system tissue, as well as promote neurotransmitter balance for optimal brain and nervous system transmission.

I will account for some biochemical individuality and ethical dietary choices in these suggestions. However, from my current perspective a…

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Nutrition and Lifestyle Strategies to Support Nervous System Stability - Part 1 - Tips to Stay Calm in the Eye of the Storm

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During these tumultuous and dynamic times, it’s very natural to feel a sense of unease or instability as our societal systems and institutions we may have trusted as anchors of reliable information, lose much of their credibility.

Depending on our life circumstances and level of pre-existing stress, some people may even feel their nervous system getting completely overwhelmed at times.

This being the case, I feel it would be valuable to share some tools and strategies we can implement to help…

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What's driving the increasing rates of chronic disease and inflammatory conditions?

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Over the last few decades we've seen an exponential rise in people suffering with many neurodegenerative and inflammatory related conditions like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, MS, autism, depression, anxiety, diabetes, cancer, arthritis and all other autoimmune conditions like Crohn's, ulcerative colitis and lupus etc. And this exponential increase does not seem to be slowing. 

While some explain this as the inevitable result of the ageing population due to increasing life expectancy, it do…

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What's up with vegetable oils and why can they diminish your light?


Processed vegetables oils like sunflower oil, soybean oil and rapeseed oil are commonly used all around us in dressings, pre prepared meals, sauces and restaurant meals. During the 1960’s and beyond, a marketing campaign to promote the health benefits of vegetable oils and the harmful effects of saturated fat began. This has led to their mostly positive portrayal within mainstream health advise. Unfortunately, this notion isn't quite as simple as we were led to believe.

While some versions …

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