Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Need for Seaweed: Why We Should Eat More Ocean Foods This Season [+ Recipe!]

Winter is associated with the kidneys – the origin of our vital life force – and water is the element that rules both this organ and season. In Staying Healthy With the Seasons by Dr. Elson M. Haas, it is … Continue reading

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Less Stress: Adapt to Life With Adaptogens!

If you asked someone what the benefits of adaptogens were, they might answer that it just depends on what you need. Adaptogens are an amazing class of botanicals that help your body cope with different types of stress in order … Continue reading

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The Rise of a Rhizome: Turmeric’s Incredible Health Benefits [+ Recipe!]

Used for over 3,000 years in Ayuredic medicine, turmeric is an ancient and powerful root. A part of the ginger family, turmeric is bitter, astringent and heating. It works on the digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems – a powerhouse food … Continue reading

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