June 2017

Spices to soothe the soul

There are five spices regarded as essential for great digestion in Ayurveda.  They are fennel, cumin, coriander, cardamom, and ginger.  These five spices in research studies have demonstrated the ability to: Increase bile flow Increase pancreatic enzyme activity Increase small intestine enzyme activity Decrease gas and bloating Increase fat and sugar metabolism Scavenge free radials… Read More

Soul and Role

Find the light

Although I could not articulate it at the time, one of the most painful nidi that inspired me to leave corporate medicine was the division that it supported and even demanded between soul and role.  It is not just corporate medicine, though, that partakes in this divisiveness, our culture is vested in it. As Parker… Read More

Why Soak Nuts

Why is soaking nuts, seeds, and grains recommended? Although it’s not commonly practice today, in times past it was.   Scientifically speaking, nuts, seeds, and grains contain phytates, lectins, tannins and enzyme inhibitors, which are known anti-nutrients.  Anti-nutrients are substances that bind with vital nutrients in the body, rendering them unavailable for biological use, which may… Read More

Diet

Diet Listen to your body

Does this word make you cringe and squirm?  Or perhaps you think, that is something I should do.  As someone who has read a ton of books on diet and nutrition, I am particularly enjoying Charles Eisenstin’s The Yoga of Eating.  It is like no other diet book I have ever read.   Charles writes… Read More

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