Bone building calcium-rich tea

Happy winter school holidays to all the kids in Victoria. Our kids are literally growing before our very eyes, and as we all know growing bones need calcium to stay strong and last a lifetime. Calcium need is particularly increased during growth spurts, teething, bone and muscle injury. I have a wonderful recipe for increasing calcium below but lets have a closer look at calcium first. Childhood and adolescence is the greatest period of bone deposition (growth and development), with girls reaching peak bone mass by around 18 and boys at about 20. The recommended daily intake (RDI) for children aged 1- 8 is 1g per day and for 9-20 year olds is 1.3g. Unfortunately low calcium levels do not bec

Happy Winter Solstice!

Happy Winter Solstice! On this longest and darkest night of the year I will be heading down to the local primary school for a delightful winter solstice lantern parade and very safe , small and somewhat freezing bonfire. It occurred to me today that if I had thought of it earlier, I could be sipping on a delicious herbal spiced brandy elixir. Now that I have thought of it, I will definitely need to make some soon. Let me know if you are interested in the recipe. Whatever your plans are for this evening, I hope they are warm and cozy. Keep the fires burning as we await the return of the sun!

Anti-inflammatory Golden Milk

Wow this year has flown by! We are already back in the thick of winter in Melbourne with the midwinter solstice fast approaching. If you are craving some fire to warm your belly and illuminate the dark winter you might like to try making 'Golden Milk'. It is a traditional ayurvedic recipe that uses everybody's favourite anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich spice - Turmeric, in combination with warming and digestive spices. Turmeric is used to improve systemic circulation and digestive function, support liver function and bile production, reduce hyperlipidemia and atherosclerotic plaques and relieve arthritic inflammation. Turmeric on its own is poorly bioavailable as it is rapidly metaboli


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