Benefits of Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world, but most of us have not made this plant a part of our daily diet. If you are ready to improve your health, then it might be time to take a fresh look at the many benefits of wheatgrass.
It Stimulates the Thyroid Gland
Your thyroid gland is a small piece of soft tissue that is located on the front of your neck right next to your voice box. The job of a healthy thyroid gland is to produce various hormones that help us metabolize the foods we eat. With a high concentration of antioxidants, wheatgrass is an excellent way to stimulate the thyroid gland and ensure that it continues to function properly.
by Betsy Miller, M.S., CNS, LDN
Spicebush, Lindera benzoin, is a small deciduous tree that typically grows in the understory of forests. The tree is native to eastern North America, and ranges along the Appalachian mountains from Florida to as far North as Ontario and as far west as Kentucky and Texas. The leaves and berries of spicebush are incredibly aromatic when crushed, hence the name of the plant. Spicebush is incredibly common, and is easily found and harvested for medicinal use. Read more…
Sleep. It’s such a basic and important part of life, we could fill volumes with all there is to say about it. The whys and wherefores behind sleep disorders are often highly individual and tied in to one’s own personal history. But for today, let’s keep it basic. This list of do’s and don’t’s applies to everyone and is a good place to start. Read more…
by Tyra Camille Villadiego
I was standing there, in front of our new garden patch, eyes glazed over and head starting to hurt - What if nothing grows?
What are we gonna do with all these ‘weeds’?
Are they edible?
Where to begin?
Do we know enough?
Then I remembered, I really really love nature.
Being in nature means being in the flow.
So instead of thinking about it, I decided to play instead.
And here’s how: Read more…
This ancient spice is the answer for just about anything
Famously referred to as the “Queen of Spices,” turmeric (also known as curcuma longa) is an herb that originated in India and Asia dating back to 2,000 BC., and has since been used for culinary and medicinal purposes.
Known for its pepper-like aroma and bright golden color, turmeric contains an almost otherworldly range of antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-carcinogenic, and antiviral properties.
Rich in protein, turmeric contains vitamins C, E, and K, as well as calcium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. The health and wellness benefits of turmeric are innumerable, but here are a few that top the list: