Let’s Run Amok: Cambodian Cooking

Amok is a delicious traditional Cambodian dish an it is so full of flavor and wonderful medicinal herbs I wanted to make sure I could share it with you after my trip to Cambodia a few months back. Unlike many South East Asian cuisines, Cambodian food is not quite as spicy but is still very…

That Skin Rash, part 3

And then one year my skin just cleared up. I had no clue why. I was eating more local and organic food consistently. No gluten, no artificial flavors or colors. A meal plan high in fruits and vegetables. I didn’t know what I had done but I was thankful. That fall I was traveling to…

That Skin Rash, part 2

Having developed and tried different calendula creams and infused oils on my skin rashes while avoiding essential oils I went even simpler. I was reacting even to the calendula in the infused oil and my skin was not happy. When it is inflamed, anything can cause more irritation. So I went to protect my skin…

That Skin Rash, part 1

Its psoriasis! Its eczema! Well they are both inflammation of the skin. There may be more of an autoimmune piece to one but they are both inflammation of the skin. My skin had one of those, labeled at the time as contact dermatitis. Its all the same. Eleven. ELEVEN different prescriptions I was on for…

Dairy Free Diet Resource Guide

Enjoy a flash back to one of our old posts. It is in a different kind of format than you are used to but I hope you will still enjoy it. Originally published February 3, 2015. What are the rules of this diet? To maintain a Dairy free diet the following ingredients must not be…

Gout: Resurgence of an Old Problem

‘Gout is an old persons disease.’ Well that is not the case any longer and it is back on the rise. This past month I joined a group on Facebook and found it kept coming up in discussion so I’m getting some wellness practices out there for all of you to keep in your back…

Intention

Intention is a word that you may not hear often but it has great power to support change in your life. With out real intention you will never meet your goals. If you want something in your life work towards it! I was recently asked how I think magick works. Everyone has their own take…

Antioxidants 101

It is super common to hear someone say the word antioxidants. Do you really know what they are or why you should have them? Antioxidants are not a class of molecules but rather an action that a wide variety of molecules have. One normal chemical reaction that occurs in our bodies is called oxidation. This…

Philosophy of Ayruveda

Ayruveda is a traditional medicine system from India. Its focus is on the tridosha theory, that all individuals fall in to one of three categories or a combination of the categories. These three are vata, pitta, and kapha. Each of these categories has a tendency towards certain actions, disease states, and body types. When your…

Testing Transit Time

Do you know your transit time? No, it is not the time that it takes for you to get to work in the morning. Your transit time is the time it takes for your food to pass through your entire digestive system. Why is this important to know? Knowing your own transit time is helpful…

Healing Powers Hidden in Your Kitchen

The last two weeks of August we will be presenting our fabulous free class to you all live online and I wanted to give you all a bit of a teaser. Be sure to register today before you forget and check out our other classes that are scheduled for this fall already. All the classes…

Finding Spirit

We all have a spiritual side, even if we are not religious. Spirit is essence, passion, drive, and what has set us on the path we are on. For myself, I often see spirit in nature, the plants I work with, and the people I care for. Their life is what I work towards, their…