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!
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This is one of my favorite cool morning breakfasts!
The grains are cooked together the night before and 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. (1) Whole Oat Groats are complex carbohydrate. Oatmeal is processed and a simpler carbohydrate. Complex carbohydrates is like putting a big log in Read more...
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
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By Patricia Becker
This is one of my articles I wrote for the Harbin Hots Springs Quarterly Magazine in about 1987 during my 5 years as a resident chef, cooking class teacher and diet coach. I dusted it off the article, freshened it up. It also is at Peace Quarters.
Welcome to autumn! I would like to begin with a thought from Lao Tzu:
Nature alternates dynamically when it completes what it is doing, then it starts over again. All that is springs from such alternation. As we observe Read more...