Healthy Holiday Snacks

By |December 16th, 2014|

The holiday season is traditionally both a time of celebration and a time of low immunity. White flour, cane and beet sugar, and processed foods can suppress the immune system’s response to the stress of travel, evening engagements, and raucous gatherings.

Enjoy the season and make time to relax and sit quietly with a cup […]

6 Foods & Herbs For Breastfeeding

By |December 4th, 2014|

Much has been said and written about breastfeeding. It can feel overwhelming to sort out what information is legitimate, and what can be rejected. “Breast is best” is a concept that is gaining strength with each passing year. This is because breast milk has many benefits for your baby’s immune system; in addition, it […]

The Importance of Fat In Your Winter Diet

By |November 23rd, 2014|

During the colder months, energy moves inward and we gain strength from salty foods like seeds, legumes, nuts and grains. Cook root vegetables and grains with stock, onions and spices.

Sugar, caffeine, and processed, packaged foods can cause the body to stay stuck in a cycle of stress and inflammation. To break the cycle and […]

A DIY Yogurt Mask To Overhaul Damaged Skin

By |November 10th, 2014|

If seasonal changes wreak havoc on your skin—reach for some yogurt. But whatever you do, don’t eat it all. Turn it into a treatment for your skin.
That’s what leading skin care brands are doing. Some are creating entire product lines based on the benefits of probiotics. And this is no passing trend. These beneficial […]

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    Food As Medicine: Building Immunity Through Conscious Dietary Choices

Food As Medicine: Building Immunity Through Conscious Dietary Choices

By |October 24th, 2014|

What does a human being need to thrive? A person’s needs match those of the ecosystem: air, water, protection from harsh elements, food, energy and inter-relationship.

Carbon, water, nitrogen, oxygen—the same materials that comprise the Earth, also make up our own blood and bones, our breath and our brains. Our shedding hair, skin, tears, and […]

Motherwort: An Herbal Ally For Anxiety

By |October 15th, 2014|

There is a tendency to regard herbal medicine in the same light as the pharmaceutical variety –  take this herb for this symptom, take that herb for that problem – when really we ought to think of herbs in an entirely different way.  Some use words such as allies or support. Others think of […]