Why Buy the Book?

Shiatsu & the Art of Conscious Cooking” is a beautiful spiritual cookbook filled with recipes, meditations, acupressure points and love which asks

1. how you are feeling?

2. what you are craving?

3. offers you a toolkit of possible recipes and actions for change.

If you are looking to understand why you choose the food you do and how to have control over how you feel, this book, with its foundation in Traditional Chinese medicine, can help you do that.  With my many years of working with clients and healing my own health issues, I share in this book what has worked for thousands of years on millions of people.

Use the interactive quiz that accompanies the book – click on the icon, answer 2 questions and it will guide you to a recipe that suits your needs today


Look at some of the testimonials

This is a pure labour of love. I absolutely adore it! It is well worth getting a copy. It’s much more than a cookbook. I have a copy for myself and have ordered copies for friends. With special teas and foods to suit your mood, the seasons and healthily support specific organs(and the teas and food are all straightforward, easily made and delicious) with beautiful meditations and Joannes stunning artwork it really is worth getting a copy. I cherish mine. Thanks Joanne for such a beautiful book :)”

“I especially like all the information about the minerals, vitamins, etc that help me understand how food works and which vegetable and herb and tea helps for which condition. All in simple and easy to understand language. A beautifully designed empowering book, that really should be in your kitchen, and aunties, and mums and brother-in-laws as well.”

Signed Sealed Delivered for only €10.99 (plus p&p)

To look inside the book or purchase in sterling visit Amazon look inside feature

To buy the book in euro’s visit Joanne’s Etsy Shop

2 or more A5 paperbacks only €10 etsyshop-joannefaulkner

If you have any questions regarding health, food or how to order the book – email me below

Good News

I have finally finished writing the new book – Woooo Hoooo – I hope to have it published and ready for print by Valentines 2020. (A fantastic Literary Agent could speed up the process so if you know one please hook us up 🙂

Good Food: Better Sex” is a guide to intimacy and love using Traditional Chinese Medicine and food.   It is a holistic cookbook that improves your sexual health, mind, body and spirit.
Within each chapter, there is an overview of organs,  meridians, a tantric exercise, 15 or so recipes, and 4 acupressure points, all to boost sexual energy and function.  Using the quick reference guide, you can go straight to the recipes and acupressure points that cover the condition you are looking for such as erectile dysfunction, low libido, vaginal dryness, premature ejaculation, post-baby blues as well as the obvious viagra and aphrodisiac recipes.  If you then want to delve deeper into the Tantric and Taoist aspect that is there for you too.

Many systems borrow from this tradition with their use of Yin & Yang, with Good Food: Better Sexyou understand the foundation.  It is a holistic understanding of nutrition – body, mind and soul.  It is about improving your physical love life and the emotional health of love in your life.  Good Food: Better Sex creates recipes that have Sexual health benefits, but more than that it illustrates how we can love and cherish ourselves with food. A healthy loving relationship with food impacts and improves all areas of our life. – I am very excited to bring this book too you so make sure you subscribe to stay in touch with the progress of the book and all things #GoodFoodBetterSex – spread the word


Ken · November 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Hey Joanne love the site and I’m sooo going to try that Risotto ! 🙂

Good luck !


Ken · November 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Just a thought ! Been having problems sleeping lately, more to the point staying asleep. Falling asleep isn’t an issue but I tend to wake after only a few hours. I work shifts so lack a proper sleep schedule. Is there any alterations I could make diet wise that may help me ?

Thanks in advance.


    Shiatsu and the Art of Conscious Cooking · November 22, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Without laying my hands upon you I cannot divine an exact assessment of whats going on for you but what is coming through for me is a couple of things.
    Firstly I understand that working shifts must be quite disorientating so how is the place you go to sleep? Do you have a routine, do you turn off your phone and even do you go to bed or do you fall asleep on the couch? I have a feeling setting up the body some kind or programme so you are giving it automatic signals that it is time for it to take a good amount of rest not just a catnap. This is because in Chinese medicine the shen or our spirit needs a place to rest. So setting up signals through routine or meditation or reading a book will help the shen to calm. To further aid the spirit to settle and ground I would suggest lettuce juice. Simply take a head, the greener and more organic the better and juice it. It isnt too pleasant a drink but really 1-2 tablespoons should be taken as a tonic to soothe the heart energy and provide a home for the spirit to rest.

Daire · November 23, 2011 at 11:28 am

Dear Jo – I love the new site, with all your wisdom and beautiful artwork!
I have a food-medicine question for you – I’ve been suffering on and off with psoriasis over the years, with levels of severity seeming to relate to levels of stress. I have breakouts at difficult times – but more recently I seem to have a fairly constant low level which is showing up mostly on my scalp, forehead and face at the moment. If I experience the tiniest bit of stress, I immediately feel it prickling across my forehead. It’s been this way now for a year. Can you help at all?
Thanks so much,
Daire x

    Shiatsu and the Art of Conscious Cooking · November 25, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Without laying my hands upon you I can’t divine an exact assessment of whats going on for you but what is coming through for me is ordinarily I would say that skin conditions stem from the large intestine but in this case I think it is a bladder chi issue. So I would suggest oats or barley to calm the nervous system and support the kidney and bladder. Barley water can be made by low simmering 2 oz barley with 2 pints water for at least an hour. Add Lemon Juice or Barley Malt to taste. It is also possible to buy Barley Tea Bags to have in the cupboard as a quick solution. I would also suggest a course of 3 shiatsu sessions to work on the parasympathetic nervous system to soothe and restore the energies in this area. I hope this helps.

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Joan · January 31, 2013 at 7:42 pm

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    Shiatsu and the Art of Conscious Cooking · September 3, 2014 at 9:24 am

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      Marie · December 25, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Hi really enjoy your site.I think I may have symptoms of a DVT.What can I take to prevent it?

        Shiatsu and the Art of Conscious Cooking · December 26, 2014 at 3:14 pm

        Hi there
        Deep Vein Thrombosis can be very serious. Symptoms can include:
        1 pain, swelling and tenderness in one of your legs (usually your calf)
        2 a heavy ache in the affected area.
        3 warm skin in the area of the clot.
        4 redness of your skin, particularly at the back of your leg below the knee
        If you have any of these symptoms I advise seeing a medical practitioner as soon as possible.
        There are many reasons as to why DVT occurs and without seeing you I cannot say exactly how you would prevent it but I would suggest in increasing the health of your cardiovascular system so eat foods which contain high levels of vitamin c for cardio repair, plenty of omega 3 and 6 to help the liver detox the blood so that it isnt so sticky. Fresh green veg will also help the liver and contains plenty of calcium and magnesium which helps maintain flexibility of the cardiovascular system.

        I recently watched a doctor who works extensively with Shiatsu practitioners in a hospital in Germany – he said if you need a hip replacement see a surgeon, if you want to prevent a hip replacement see a shiatsu practitioner. So if you already feel you have a DVT I strongly advise that you seek immediate medical assistance after which look at the dietary changes that can help maintain a heathly body.
        I hope this helps – happy holidays

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