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My friend, Lissa Coffey, of What's Your Dosha?, sent this today and I thought I'd share it.
Quinoa is an ancient grain that was the staff of life of the Inca empire. It's gluten free.
Ginseng is a great herb to help with stress management.
Solid as a rock. That's Ms. Kapha.
The fire type, pitta, tends to be a leader, passionate, colorful, argumentative, competitive, decisive and convincingÃ¢â‚¬â€fiery!
The essence of vata is movement and flexibility in thought, word and deed. No day is the same for Ms. Vata, so be ready for her to be just about anybody and want to do just about anything.
Licorice andd ginger are major herbs in every system oif herbalism.
Nice to hear from all of you guys on facebook this week.
The predominant dosha defines a person's Ã¢â‚¬Å“constitution,Ã¢â‚¬Â or body type.
Remember when we were talking about growing herbs? Here's a bit more to inspire you if you haven't started your garden yet.
Thanks for sharing all your comments and perspectives this week! Here's my weekly round-up of answers to your questions, comments and perspectives posted on Facebook.
Sleep problems are a national epidemic, and bring misery to millions of us in the modern world. No need to stay up worrying over lost sleep, though.
Teas are the very most popular way to take herbs in most other cultures of the world, but the herbal tea habit hasn't completely caught on here yet. Its popularity is growing, though. In the traditional cultures that were the origins of natural medicine, teas, broths and soups are a daily part of life.
Turmeric is my favorite medicinal herb and cooking spice.
Turmeric is one of the most effective healing foods on Planet Earth. But let's face it, a pinch in your beans tastes great, but getting down a therapeutic dose can be a challenge.
Peppermint is a great tasting herb, and a potent herbal remedy, but not every one is quite so in love with it.
Who doesn't like peppermint? For me, it's a reminder of my kindly Grandma, but have you ever supposed that there might be something more to this herb than after dinner candy or a sip of mint julep?
All healing herbs taste bad. Or so you might think, if you've only tried the concoctions from your Chinese herbalist or local herb tonic bar. But it ain't necessarily so. It turns out that you've been eating and drinking some potent healthful herbs all along. And they're delicious, too.
Infomercials tout it and Gwyneth Paltrow promotes it. Sure, we hear a lot about detoxification, and, admittedly, getting our insides decontaminated sounds like it should be a good idea. Still, should you run right out and detox yourself?
Fancy a relaxing trip to an exotic South Sea island? Well, maybe just the relaxing part, if you use a calming herb from the South Pacific.
I'm a great fan of juice fasting. It's a good compromise between drastic detox and you normal daily diet.
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.
When Oprah and Dr. Oz talk about detoxification and special therapeutic diets, you know it's become trendy.
I drink herbal tea every day, and as an herbalist, I recommend it frequently, in many forms, for many people, and for many uses. But today's topic - typical tea terminology - can get a bit perplexing, to say the least.