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Beat The Heat with Cooling Herbs

During the hot weather, we automatically reach for an iced cold drink to cool us down and quench our thirst. But is it the best thing for us? Drinking iced cold fluids only lowers the body temperature temporarily. The stomach then has to work twice as hard to produce enough heat for digestion making you … Continued

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Spring is Here – Try Some Seeds for Eating and Growing

Textures are always interesting to experience. I am not thinking so much about the textures you feel on the skin of the body but those in your mouth. Recently I have heard a lot about Chia seeds. It is a texture that I enjoy! It brings back memories of being a kid and eating Jello. … Continued

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Winter Wind and Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Chinese Medicine emphasizes the benefits of living in harmony with our environment and its cycles. Winter with its coldness and increased darkness encourages us to go inward, slow down, to give ourselves time to reflect and replenish our energy and conserve our strength.   ‘TIS THE SEASON: Winter is commonly a time of colds and … Continued

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Warm Tea, Pure Heart

We so often hear about the health benefits of drinking tea, but we don’t usually think about the healing benefits of sharing tea with others. Consider the simple pleasure in making a cup of tea for someone or the comfort of talking and sharing with friends over tea (or your beverage of choice). I have … Continued

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