Connecting you with the herbs your body is already searching for

What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a cardiometabolic disease where your body can't properly control blood sugar levels. It happens because, either your pancreas isn't making enough of the hormone called insulin, or your body isn't very good at using the insulin that your pancreas has...

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How to make nettle pesto

How to make nettle pesto

We're half way through spring and the warm weather has arrived. Hooray! I love this time of year as it's a treasure trove of fresh green spring leaves. My favourite are the fresh green tips of nettle. If nettle tea isn't your thing, try this nettle pesto recipe....

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A quick way to make fresh ginger tea

A quick way to make fresh ginger tea

Ginger tea is my 'go to' whenever I'm feeling under the weather. It supports the immune system and is great for all parts of the body. Because it's a root, it's made as a decoction. Here's my super quick way to make ginger tea. What's a decoction? When we are making a...

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Which chia seeds are best?

Which chia seeds are best?

What is the difference between black and white chia seeds? How do you eat them? And which seeds are the best? What are chia seeds? Chia seeds come from Salvia hispanica, a plant that is native to Mexico and Guatemala. The seeds love water and will soak up 12 times...

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What is osteoarthritis?

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis diagnosed in New Zealand. In recognition of world arthritis day on 12 October, here's what you need to know about osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis affects around 10% of adults. It happens where your cartilage has...

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Live your best life today

Live your best life today

We have a tendency to focus on tomorrow in order to create our best life. When I reach this goal, then my life will be good. When I earn this amount of money, then I'll feel happy. When I get that promotion, then I'll spend more time with my family. When I retire,...

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How to blend a tasty herbal tea

How to blend a tasty herbal tea

Creating a herbal tea that looks great, tastes great and smells divine is an art and a science. In the first of this 3-part series, I'll be sharing the secrets medical herbalists use to create a fabulous tea. Today we're looking at the art of blending for a tasty...

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Increase your productivity with a status report

Increase your productivity with a status report

Project managers know it. Change managers know it. A status report is a great way to increase your productivity. It ensures your stakeholders know where you are at and, because it's public, it keeps you motivated to deliver what you promised, on time. You can increase...

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Rose

Rose

Of all the flowers, methinks a rose is best. The Two Noble Kinsmen by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare Although most famous as a beautiful flower and for it's fragrant scent, rose is used extensively in herbal medicine. She lifts the spirits, helps to heal grief,...

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Increasing well-being by building mental fitness

Increasing well-being by building mental fitness

This week (23 - 29 September) is mental health awareness week in New Zealand. It's curious that we are comfortable talking about getting physically fit but we don't seem to talk much about getting emotionally fit or getting mentally fit. The theme for this year's...

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Tracy Tutty is a Medical Herbalist, Stress Therapist and Performance Coach with a passion for making herbal remedies and natural beauty products.

Tracy believes that your body knows exactly what it needs to do to heal itself.  My job as your herbalist is to connect you with the herb or herbs your body is already searching for.