The Woodford Folk Festival 2012-13 programme has been announced and once again naturopath Kathleen Murphy and I will be speaking at the Blue Lotus health stage. We had a ball last year with our practical sessions on health, herbs and acupressure, and then entering the cooked v raw food diet panel discussion. This year we’re back with some great topics that we get asked about all the time in our clinics:
- Bath Time, Soothe Time
Learn some relaxation techniques for babies at bedtime including acupressure and aromatherapy. This talk will be held in the Children’s Festival and will be a fun hands on session for you and your baby. Some of the ideas will be great for big kids who can’t sleep too!
- Gluten And Grain Intolerance: What Does It Mean For You?
We’ll be shedding some light on what it means to have food intolerance and why so many people can’t eat certain grains. We will look at our modern Australian diet and how to make the most of each meal. I’ll discuss what this means in Traditional Chinese Medicine terms and how to manage a weak digestive system.
- Vegetarian Or Omnivore: How To Make The Most Of Your Diet
Whether you choose to eat meat, or exclude animal products from your diet altogether, it’s important to make the right choice for you. We will talk about common misconceptions, frequent queries and overall benefits for each. I’ll bring in how Traditional Chinese Medicine views these diets and how food can be used to bring balance to the body.
The Woodford Folk Festival is an incredibly great way to spend the week around New Year. There is always so much good music to soak up, dancing to be done, artistic things to create, speakers to inspire you (on health, the environment, music, creativity and living) and new people to meet. It has all the makings of a positive start to your new year. We hope to see you there.
Check out the times and venues of our talks.
For further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture). Sarah is a practitioner of acupuncture (AHPRA registered), massage therapy and natural health at her Broadbeach clinic and is the Chinese Medicine Senior Lecturer at the Endeavour College of Natural Health Gold Coast campus.