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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Fermented Foods – Not Just A Probiotic Powerhouse

Fermented Foods – Not Just A Probiotic Powerhouse

Fermented foods are once more gaining popularity, which is a great thing considering the myriad of digestive disorders that plague our modern day societies. These foods are supportive of a healthy digestive ecosystem & Immunity. Did you know that an estimated 80 %...

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Kitchari – The Perfect Meal

Kitchari – The Perfect Meal

Kitchari is one of my favorite meals to consume, and tends to find its way on to my menu at least twice a week. It is an Indian preparation used in Ayurveda as a healing and nourishing food that is balancing to all doshas (body types / constitutions ). It is a...

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Antibacterial Soap – A Well Marketed Fallacy

Antibacterial Soap – A Well Marketed Fallacy

“Somehow, through marketing or misinformation we’ve been led to believe that if we get rid of bacteria we’ll improve our lives and our health”, “In fact the opposite is true” says Dr Martin Blaser, director of the human microbiome program at New York University and...

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