Ayurveda

Do you know how awesome Ayurveda is? Ayurveda, loosely translated from Sanskrit, means the “science of life.” Developed in India thousands of years ago, Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic, or mind-body-spirit, healing methods. Ayurveda, much like Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is based on the premise that a person’s overall health and wellbeing…

Schisandra

Schisandra berries are an #adaptogen (read: helps lower stress and anxiety – yes please!) and is a new- to-me ingredient. It’s been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM) for thousands of years. It’s flavor is unique to my palette, but I’m working to incorporate it as the health benefits, in addition to lowering stress and anxiety, are…

Mood and Your Microbiome

Mood & Microbiome This 📸 was taken by my lovely friend @maureen.shannon. No clue what she said to make me 😂, but she has an amazing sense of humor. We were clearly in a great mood. Speaking of mood, did you know food and mood are connected? You may be thinking “Wtf is a microbiome and…

Oat Milk

Oat Milk Quick, Easy and Nutrient Dense Makes about 3 cups 20 minutes to soak 3-4 minutes to blend Cheaper and better for you than store bought RECIPE 🥛 1 cup organic rolled oats, soaked at least 20 minutes (I used @onedegreeorganics gluten free, sprouted rolled oats) 🥛3 cups water 🥛OPTIONAL – add cinnamon, cardamom or other…

Herbal Tea For Travel

Herbal Tea I bring tea when I travel. Planes are super cold, so not only does tea keep you warm, it’s helpful in keeping the arteries and veins open, which means your blood will move. No clots! No DVT! Also tea FTW because you’ll be drinking so much tea, you’ll be hydrated, which helps keep…

Ginger Root

The Doctrine of Signature, which dates back to longer than four score and seven years ago, asserts that foods that resemble parts of the body, can be used to treat the parts of the body. So cool! Ginger resembles the human stomach. So is it any surprise that in many forms, ginger is called upon…

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

  To know me is to know my affinity for Apple Cider Vinegar (or ACV for short). It is is one of my kitchen and cosmetic staples. This tangy vinegar (redundant) is something I recommend to friends, family, co-workers, and anyone who will listen. There are numerous benefits. It’s definitely a good, effervescent potion to…