Meet Dr Edwina

Meet the lovely Dr Edwina Geddes

Due to client feedback of having been treated by Dr Edwina in the past, it was a natural option to hunt this popular Doctor down and poach her for my clients!

Dr Edwina is a whizz kid with hormones.  She has a vast clinical history focusing mainly on women’s health, fertility and hormonal balancing.  She has a lovely “yin” gentle nature and also very savvy with her treatments, as she has also obtained some training in China with her studies.   Edwina is the perfect practitioner for working with estrogen and collagen for facial rejuvenation clients.

“I started my Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine career working predominantly specialising in women’s health, hormonal health, fertility and numerous other imbalances. I am dedicated and passionate about educating women in ways they are able to help build and support their own health through diet and lifestyle, rather than relying on Acupuncture and Herbs alone to improve and support optimum health.”

Edwina is available at Dr Abbie Acupuncture from Saturday 29 July – 19 August on Thursday evenings and Saturdays.

Contact the clinic 0481 825 525 to book your catch up with Edwina or book below:

PCOS and Chinese Medicine – webinar!

nyree-youtube-photoI had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Nyree from NYfit and her PCOS Game Changer Programme on options to enhance the life and well being of women on the journey (and some times feels like a battle) with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.  Nyree put me through my paces to find out how Chinese Medicine relates to this “Specific” diagnosis given to women with hormonal imbalances.

As I have said many times before, it can be a bit difficult to explain ALL the paradigms in Traditional Chinese Medicine as some of the terms contradict in English translation, so when we refer to “the Liver” or “the Heart”, whilst there are correlations to the physical function of that organ and is health system, in Traditional Chinese Medicine we are actually referring to “the health and energy system of ,(for example) The Gan (Liver)”, which can be tricky to understand from a biological and physiological perspective.

In this interview I gave some health tips for a better period, happier mindset (even on crappy ‘hormonal days’), and explained why it is a good thing that Traditional Chinese Medicine ignores your Western Diagnosis – and can effectively treat you any way 😛

 

 

breakfast bake

If you are time poor and feeling guilty that you  find yourself frequenting cafes too frequently for all (and any) meals that can fit in a paper bag and be consumed on the go then this beauty is for you.

Sugar free (yay), dairy free (yay yay), vegan (yay because we can!) and optional fat-free (whoOop)

Apple and Banana breakfast loaf

 

Avocado Addiction Chocolate Mousse

I think I officially have an avocado addiction! Any season, any time, any where, any meal!

And lately this little beauty has just transferred over into sweet snack (meal, second lunch) category after a friend introduced me to this easy mousse.  I normally am a little cautious of using avocadoes in desserts (after a failed avocado cheese cake which had ‘grated’ avo’s due to being so desperate to make the cake).

 

Any way, easy peasy – lemon squeezey optional.

 

Thus:

2 Avocados

1/4 cup (1/4-1/3 cup) Dates soaked in water (date paste)

1/3 cup  (1/3 -1/2 cup depending on how dark/rich tasting you would like it) Cocoa powder (or powdered cocoa nib)

1 TBS Agave Nectar or Honey

Optional – some Grated Orange rind

 

Blend, wizz, mash combine it altogether

Yum! Best part is the chocolate flavour, added bonus is the sugar free, dairy free, egg free and wheat free! (and avocadoes are very low in fructose!)

And to make you feel even more supercilious about your devine snack (lunch), just remember some of these avocado benefits while you dine:

  • Being high in beta-sitolesterol – which lowers Cholesterol
  • Containing high levels of folate which lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Large volumes of Vitamin E – fantastic for nice bouncy skin (and preventing a magnitude of diseases)
  • Monosaturated fats (good fats) help regulate sugar levels! – in the long run this snack prevents sugar cravings!
Enjoy!