November 22nd – December 21st
• Passion • Curiosity • Adaptability
As the sun journeys through the expansive and adventurous sign of Sagittarius, your liver deserves some extra attention. In astrology, Sagittarius rules the liver, making this the ideal time to prioritise liver health.
A super simple way to support your liver health is by including beets in your daily diet. Beets are a liver-loving powerhouse. Their vibrant colour hints at their ability to purify the blood and cleanse the liver. Incorporate roasted beets, beet salads, or even beet smoothies into your meals and snacks.
Liver Cleanse Juice
A few additional ways you can support your liver health during Scorpio season and beyond include:
Adding dark leafy greens like spinach, and chard into meals. Loaded with antioxidants and essential nutrients, they aid in detoxification and support your liver's vital functions.
Eating more bitter foods like endive, as they stimulate the production of digestive enzymes and bile, which help your liver break down fats and toxins.
Include garlic and onions for clearing. These pungent allies help the liver by activating enzymes responsible for detoxification. Sprinkle them generously in your dishes for a flavourful boost.
Finally, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Drink at least 8 cups of filtered water each day to keep your liver functioning optimally. Hydration is key to aiding the liver in the removal of waste and toxins.
Macros (per serve)
Energy: 412 cal
Carbs: 84 g
Protein: 6 g
Fat: 1 g
4 (800 g) green apples
2 (260 g) beetroots, peeled
4 (680 g) carrots
1 (170 g) lemon, peel & pith removed
1 (80 g) lime, peel & pith removed
1. Put all ingredients through a juicer and serve over ice.
The New Moon in Sagittarius provides a cosmic boost for wellness, encouraging us to align our mind, body, and spirit in a harmonious dance of vitality. Under the expansive influence of Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, the planet of abundance, this lunar event is a wonderful time to embrace a holistic approach to your well-being.
In the realm of physical health, the Sagittarian New Moon urges us to infuse our routines with adventurous and dynamic elements. Whether it's trying a new form of exercise, exploring outdoor activities, or revamping our nutrition with a focus on diverse and nourishing foods, this lunar phase supports initiatives that invigorate the body.
Mentally, the Sagittarian energy encourages us to broaden our horizons and engage in activities that stimulate our intellect. Learning something new, diving into philosophical discussions, or pursuing a course that ignites our curiosity can enhance mental well-being during this lunar cycle.
On a spiritual level, the New Moon in Sagittarius prompts us to explore practices that connect us with our inner selves. Meditation, mindfulness, and spiritual reflection can be powerful tools for aligning our spiritual compass and fostering a sense of inner peace.
As the moon begins its new cycle in Sagittarius, let the expansive energy inspire you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and holistic health, embracing the optimistic spirit of this adventurous lunar phase.
As the ethereal glow of the last full moon of 2023 (which happens to be in Cancer), bathes the night sky, its celestial influence beckons us to embrace wellness in both body and soul. Cancer, a sign known for its nurturing energy, invites us to explore the depths of self-care during this lunation.
Wellness is a delicate dance between mind, body, and spirit, and the lunar energy of Cancer emphasises the importance of finding balance. Like the moon, our emotions wax and wane, urging us to acknowledge and release what no longer serves our well-being. The intuitive nature of Cancer guides us to listen to our bodies, nurturing them with wholesome foods, gentle exercise, and ample rest during this full moon and beyond.
Under the moon's tender gaze, mindfulness practices flourish. Many find solace in meditation, harnessing the lunar energy to enhance self-awareness and emotional clarity. The full moon in Cancer acts as a cosmic mirror, reflecting our innermost feelings and illuminating areas where healing is needed.
Wellness, in its essence, becomes a journey of self-discovery and self-compassion during this lunar event. The Cancerian moon reminds us to create sacred spaces for introspection, fostering an environment where healing can thrive. As we embrace the celestial energy, we tap into the profound wisdom of the moon, aligning our wellness journey with the natural rhythms of the universe.
December 22nd – January 20th
• Determined • Patient • Confident
In the realm of astrology, Capricorn rules the skeletal system. One vital nutrient that takes center stage in ensuring robust bone health is Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is renowned for its bone-strengthening properties, and it plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of our skeletal framework. Ensuring an adequate intake of this vitamin is paramount in keeping your bones strong and resilient. Salmon, cod, sardines, and mackerel are fish with the highest amounts of this nutrient.
Sunlight exposure in a safe way, is also a wonderful option for increasing your vitamin D levels, as is good quality supplementation.
Lemon and Chive Salmon with Cabbage
Lemon and Chive Salmon with Cabbage (Serves 2)
Macros (per serve) Energy: 416 cal // Carbs: 3 g // Protein: 29 g // Fat: 31 g
1 1/2 tbsp (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil
1/4 (3 g) bunch chives, chopped
1 tbsp (20 ml) lemon juice
1/2 tsp (0.50 g) cracked pepper
1/4 (250 g) head red cabbage, cut into 4 wedges
1 tsp (5 g) salt
2 (250 g) wild salmon fillets
1. In a small bowl, mix together 1 tbsp oil, lemon juice, chives and pepper until well combined.
2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large fry pan over a medium-high heat. Add the cabbage and cook for 5-6 mins, or until browned on all sides. Set aside on a plate and season with half the salt.
3. In the same pan, add 1 tbsp oil and reduce heat to medium. Season the salmon skin with the rest of the salt and then place in the pan, skin side down. Cook for 3-4 mins until the skin starts to crisp, then flip the salmon and cook for 3-4 mins, or until the flesh is cooked.
4. Serve the cabbage and salmon on 4 plates and top each with equal amounts of lemon and chive dressing.
Clinical and Cosmic Nutritionist
Dr Sara Fieschi
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Sara is the passionate Founder of Food Spirit Wellness—a guiding light for female Entrepreneurs on their journey to wellness.Sara holds a Bachelor's degree in Food Science & Nutrition with Honours, a PhD in Nutrition, and a Diploma in Functional Nutritional Therapy.
For over 14 years, she served as a dedicated lecturer and researcher in Health at Deakin University. Her contributions extend beyond academia, having co-authored numerous scientific research papers and earned recognition through industry awards.
Sara's expertise spans various disciplines including Functional Nutritional Therapy, Gastrointestinal Healing, Nutritional Blood Chemistry, and more. Drawing upon her extensive knowledge, training, and experience, Sara supports female entrepreneurs. Her mission is to guide them in exploring their healing potential while avoiding burnout and embracing balance.
Sara's approach nourishes the whole being, paving the way for vibrant health and exceptional client care.
Her commitment is evident in individually tailored consultations, coaching sessions, empowering workshops, and nurturing her online community. In Sara's realm- self-exploration, alignment, and clarity are the heart of her transformative work. With her guidance, female entrepreneurs can align with their true selves and thrive in their profession and personal lives.