Feeling anxious, flighty, nervous or jittery? I’m sure you have all heard numerous times how you should just “take a deep breath and slow down.” Admittedly, when I used to hear this, I would just respond to the advice with a dramatic eye-roll. However, to quote a fellow student from my yoga teacher training, […]
During the winter months I mix cinnamon powder (C. zeylanicum) with other spices in my egg nog and put cinnamon sticks in my hot apple cider. You also may have indulged in cinnamon cookies, cinnamon and nutmeg spiced egg nogs, and cinnamon-spiced cider with friends, co-workers during holiday parties, or with family during the […]
Over the years we have been inundated with images and news stories touting the merits of the latest “miracle diet.” No carbs, low fat, paleo, raw, South Beach, the list goes on and on. As a society, we are preoccupied with what we consume but very rarely do we consider how we consume our […]
Mid-winter is a great time to simplify your diet. Start enjoying seasonal spring food and try to include at least 7 servings of fruits and vegetables in your daily intake. Focus on meals comprised of 2/3 vegetables, 1/3 protein, and 1/3 whole grains.
A perfect way to simplify is to make soup. It strengthens immunity […]
Having a baby is obviously a joyous time in one’s life, but that doesn’t mean the body chemistry always cooperates. Some women will experience severe postpartum depression (and in that case, should seek medical help as soon as symptoms become apparent), while others will deal with a “dumpy” feeling. A woman’s hormones go through […]
Urtica dioica, commonly referred to as Stinging Nettles or simply Nettles, is a perennial herb native to the moist, shaded forests of Europe and North America. It can be found quite easily at low-to-middle-elevations, thanks to its stinging hairs. The hairs, which contain formic acid, also found in fire ants, are just one aspect […]