Clarified butter VS Ghrita (Ghee)

Clarified butter VS Ghrita (Ghee)

The ancient medicinal system of Ayurveda has been around for thousands of years, and has been gaining a lot more popularity in the west. One of the main elements that drew me to Ayurveda is the focus on using dietary protocols and food combinations to address...
Bitters – Your Best Friends

Bitters – Your Best Friends

The first few thoughts that pop into most peoples heads upon the mention of bitters are: Angostura and cocktails! However, there is much more to to the wonderful world of bitters! Lets take a quick look. In the world of Herbal medicine, there are many actions that a...
Ayurveda & The Six Tastes

Ayurveda & The Six Tastes

For my first Ayurvedic related post, I would like to briefly introduce the system and its concepts. Ayurveda is an ancient system of healing that originated in India and is at least 5000 years old. The word Ayurveda means “The Science of Life” in Sanskrit, and its...
Why See A Herbalist

Why See A Herbalist

In my experience I have found that the term “herbalist” is often misunderstood. Some of the most common misconceptions I’ve come across include: Gardening specialists Culinary seasoning experts Botanists Wild food foragers Although a skilled herbalist should be quite...
Oyster Mushrooms – The Cholesterol Fighter

Oyster Mushrooms – The Cholesterol Fighter

When considering the use of medicinal mushrooms, one doesn’t have to venture into the deep woods! Consider the elegant Oyster Mushroom commonly found in grocery stores, and fine food suppliers. “Pleurotus Ostreatus” is its latin name. This delightful and tasty...

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