Seems like the season would make a difference in our health, doesn't it? Each season has its temperature, humidity and different hours of sun, and it turns out that seasonal differences have a big effect, and while we usually don't talk much about it, older health systems have worked out a whole system of eating with the seasons. I've found it to be one of the most revealing things you can learn to help you stay healthy.
Everyone seems to be doing yoga. Dr. Oz uses yoga to focus his mind. Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow practice to stay in shape. It seems like it must be good for you, but what are people getting out of it, and why do there seem to be so many types and styles?
The third installment on a healthy detox plan from Amanda McQuade Crawford
The second installment on a healthy detox plan from Amanda McQuade Crawford
I am always gladdened when people turn their lives around and find their life's passion. Ricky Williams, a star running back, called himself Ã¢â‚¬Å“the poster child for marijuana.Ã¢â‚¬Â And yep, he did fail a drug test, causing him to be booted from the National Football League.
Let me introduce my good friend, Amanda McQuade Crawford, who is one of the premier consulting herbalists in America. With distinguished credentials in England, New Zealand and America, she has had an illustrious career in the field. I think Amanda is one of the clearest voices in herbalism today, and she is a noted authority on detoxification, so I have asked her to blog for us on the right way to detoxify. Look for the next two posts from Amanda over the next two days.
Most natural healing systems stress the need to let your digestive process finish off one meal before embarking on the task of digesting the next. Ayurveda is particularly strict about that angle, and seriously recommends about four hours between meals. That's four hours with- sorry- no snacks.
Bread is the staff of life. Or at least it could be, if we ate homemade whole grain bread baked with love.
Cumin seed is a standby for making tasty cooling beverages in the tropical East. If you visit South Asia, you might not make it to the Taj Mahal, but one thing's pretty certain: you'll drink jal jeera.
We usually think of grains as stick-to-your-ribs winter fare, but some of them can make good summer foods, too.
Are we hot enough yet? Here in Oregon, it's unseasonably warm, and the time of year to look for some cooling herbs.
I have invited several of my esteemed friends and colleagues to write guest posts, so you will be seeing more of them soon. I think you will like what you read from them.