Health Benefits of Nettles

Stinging-nettle-patch It’s no wonder that throughout temperate regions of the world nettles are valued for building vitality.   I like to find this plant on the numerous mountain hikes within a hours drive of Palo Alto.  A local herbalist, Darren Huckle taught me not to be afraid on the sting. Instead use it as a stimulate to the area of my body that needs a bit more healing circulation. And I have been sharing with friends on the hikes the same. I brush my slightly sore elbow up against the needle plant! When Read more...

Water, Water, Water Filters

Water makes up a majority of your body. Water promotes skin and muscle tone, assists in weight loss, transports nutrients to cells, eliminates toxins and wastes, and regulates body temperature. Purchase any of the Multipure Water Filter Systems at the regular price, and you can request a FREE Aquashower Shower Dechlorinator - a $39.95 value!  Only until June 30th.   The Multipure Aquaversa - with kit for below the sink is the one I have. When you are properly hydrated, Read more...

Oats and Sweet Rice – Topped with Sweet Cinnamon Walnuts

Whole Oats and Sweet Rice April 15, 2017Whole Oats and Sweet Rice Breakfast - Topped with Sweet Cinnamon Walnuts This is one of my favorite cool morning breakfasts! The grains are cooked together the night before and then reheated in the morning. That is exactly what we ate for breakfast this morning. And it really "stick to the ribs" i.e. gives you energy for many hours.  Whole Oats have a greater life force in our bodies and can be planted to grow more oats. Whole Oat Groats are complex carbohydrate. Oatmeal is processed and a Read more...

Happy Healthy Retreat

Acro yoga Kerry and 2016Camp Sylvester, Pinecrest Lake in the Central Mountains of California July 15 -July 22, 2017 Join us for the 2nd annual Summer Retreat, continuing the tradition of the French Meadows Macrobiotic Summer Camp for the 48th year in a row. With updated cabins and recreation halls sprawling over nearly ten acres of the Stanislaus National Forest, Camp Sylvester provides the fresh air, green pines and excitement of an outdoor adventure with all of the comforts of a rustic resort. The picturesque, Read more...

7 Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

green-tea-potMorning Rituals Drinking a cup or two of green tea is one for me. I enjoy the taste of organic loose leaf "Everyday Green Tea".  I ordered it bulk from the Imperial Tea Company and purchase it from there shop at Ferry Plaza Market in San Francisco. The list of health benefits are many; Here are just seven! It may prevent skin damage and wrinkling.  EGCG appears to be 200 times more powerful than vitamin E at destroying skin-damaging free radicals.  Source Care2 It contains a potent antioxidant Read more...