I LOVE juicing. To be clear - I'm not talking about conventional store bought fruit juice which is often full of processed sugar, colors, and preservatives. I'm talking about homemade rich green veggie juice. Veggie juicing enlivens you, and your cells, and gives you an instant shot of nourishing energy and nutrition.Read More
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The secret to super powerful health is in the pH of your body. Your beautiful body operates optimally if it has a slightly alkaline pH. In fact it is designed to function within a very narrow pH range. Even small changes to your bodies pH can create havoc. Our bodies are constantly dealing with acidity from various processes including respiration and cellular breakdown but its when we add to this acidic condition with stress and a bad diet that we start to encounter problems.Read More
Traditional cultural and spiritual practices and the ancient healing arts such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) tell us that cleansing the body, mind and heart helps to kickstart our health. I find regular cleansing is a wonderful opportunity to reassess my life addressing any areas that might be out of balance. But…. there are so many cleanses out there. How can we be sure that we are getting the most benefit out of our cleanse? Is there a way to incorporate other techniques into our daily life that will help our cleansing work?Read More
There are different kinds of cereal grasses including barley and wheat grass. They have small differences but for the most part their properties, benefits and uses are very similar so I will discuss them together.
Use it for:
- Promoting weight loss and assisting digestion
- Boosting immunity
While all foods can be used medicinally some "superfoods" have an unusually high amount of beneficial nutrients and energetic vitality.
In general all green foods (especially the algae below) are detoxifying - they help to clean the blood, support the function of the liver, they decrease inflammation and acidity in the body, and increase alkalinity. They are also loaded with vitamins and minerals so they can be great for those working with deficiencies.Read More
According to TCM this season is related to the wood element and Liver energy. The wood element is where manifestation begins to form from deep seeds full of potential.
Liver energy can become stagnated with stress (especially emotional stress), intoxicants and too much rich or denatured food.
When the Liver is stagnant we may experience problems with our emotional life, menstrual cycles, eyes, and tendons....Read More
A few very simple dressing recipes to spice up all those summer salads. Remember dressings are easy! Let your creative juices flow....
Some Guidelines: One part acid (ex. lime, lemon, vinegar, orange, grapefruit) for every 3 parts oil (olive, coconut sesame etc). And remember to dry greens well after washing them to have perfect salads every time.Read More
Sprouts represent the most vibrant life a plant has to offer. When a seed is sprouting the vitamin and enzyme content is greatly increased. Sprouts help to ease stagnant Liver Qi and are cooling in nature (which can be counteracted through cooking the sprouts). Therefore, sprouts can be eaten more in the spring and summer.
How to make sprouts:
One part seed to a least 3 parts water. Soak seeds in a wide mouth jar. Cover the seeds completely with water.Read More