In our fast-paced modern lives, the act of preparing and consuming food often becomes a routine task rather than a cherished ritual. However, by infusing elements of mindfulness, gratitude, and intentionality, we can transform our approach to food, eating, and the kitchen into sacred practices that nourish not only our bodies but also our souls. … Read more
Reposting this great article from the Weston A Price website. A GROWING WISE KIDS COLUMN Make Your Time in the Kitchen Go the Distance! The time-crunch challenges that accompany the blessing of children can be overwhelming; just getting out of the house can be an accomplishment, not to mention the addition of jam-packed schedules with … Read more
Scuze the french, but… “There’s nothing quite like a really good dump!” My dad used to say this and he’s right. Just ask anyone who’s struggling with constipation! What is constipation?According to www.cancer.gov “Constipation is a condition in which stool becomes hard, dry, and difficult to pass, and bowel movements don’t happen very often. Other symptoms may include painful … Read more
Natural medicine doctor and hormone guru, Lara Briden says the thyroid is our canary in the coal mine. If your thyroid is struggling—other tissues are struggling too. So, it’s worthwhile having a conversation about your thyroid especially if weight gain has been troubling you and you have low mood, constipation or high cholesterol – all signs … Read more
The annual Wise Woman’s Gathering is an awesome outdoor conference and multi-generational retreat. The topics of the conference cover Earth medicines of all kind including energy medicine, herbal medicine and food, along with women’s mysteries, community building and ancient traditions. I attend because it expands my knowledge into the realms of ancient women’s mysteries plus … Read more
Hitting your 50s is the “age of the grandmother” with all the most beautiful connotations of the grandmother archetype. Grandmothers are freer of responsibilities but can see the bigger picture. Their hearts are in protecting the next generations and they have a fire in their bellies to do something about what’s not right in the … Read more
Sleep! All I want to do is sleep! Zzzzzz Why is it so damn hard to get a good night’s sleep? Nearly all of my clients have sleep issues of some kind! Is this you too? Maybe you can’t get to sleep… Maybe you can’t stay asleep… Maybe your startle response is so keen that … Read more
If you’re healthy and fit you really don’t have to worry about fructose – simply enjoy seasonal fruits in moderation and you’ll be fine. If, however, you have a problem with blood sugars it’s a good idea to limit high sugar fruits and to fill up or snack on veggies instead. Here’s a list of … Read more
Basic Cabbage Kimchi Timeframe: One week (or longer) Ingredients (for 1 litre) Sea salt 500gms Chinese cabbage A few red radishes 1 large carrot 1-2 onions, leeks, chives or spring onions 2-4 cloves of garlic (or more!) 3-4 red hot chillies, fresh or dried (to taste) 3 tbs fresh grated ginger Method Mix a brine … Read more
Fermented Foods – a new paradigm? Peaceful co-existence with microbes rather than warfare?? Is it possible? It’s a radical thought but one that’s growing amongst the whole-foodists, paleos, home-cooking advocates, cutting edge nutritionists and all the other rebels, skeptics and change agents questioning the prevailing wisdom around the so-called food we currently eat. But why … Read more
To see the full article please go to: http://www.larabriden.com/insight-into-acne-dairy-sugar/ Insight into Acne. Dairy, Sugar and mTOR. If you suffer acne, or treat acne, then 2012 was an important year. That was when this ground-breaking paper came out of Germany: ‘Diet in Acne: Further Evidence for the Role of Nutrient Signalling in Acne Pathogenesis’. The full … Read more
Why are we so reliant on medication for our health? Why do we resort to something that gets rid of the symptoms but does nothing for the cause of our condition or for our long term health? One of the reasons is that we’ve lost our connection with our kitchen! Yes! We’ve had decades of … Read more
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