Lately, the practices of culturing fermenting have exploded in popularity. It’s good for the gut, experts say. Yet in the end, was it ever anything more than a method of preservation? After all, without the convenience of freezers or refridgeration, what other options did people have? I bring this up because I’ve always reacted … More Culturing- A Necessary evil?
Ketogenic diets can have many benifits, including weight loss, increased energy, improved insulin levels, and can assist in the healing of various autoimmune diseases.Still, It’s a rather drastic change from our standard way of living, and quite difficult to follow. Ketosis involves giving up grains, starchy vegetables, most fruit, sugar, and even excess amounts of … More Is Ketosis sustainable long term?
Coconut oil has become the go to oil of late. It has those magical medium chain tryglicerides, along with a high smoke point, and no trans or hydrogenated fats. Sounds pretty good, right? I suppose it won’t kill you, but have you ever noticed it’s the fat equivalent of white sugar? It has no nutritional … More Coconut Oil: not the superfood it’s made out to be?
Sugar has become public enemy number one in recent years. It’s the cause of diabeties, obesity, and a whole slew of other diseases. And it’s true. White sugar, corn syrup, agave nectar, and even brown sugar are all extremely bad for your health! So many people, myself included, started to completely eliminate sugar from our … More Sugarcane: totally different to sugar?
If you’ve ever tried yoga, chances are you remember holding downward dog. It’s not exactly the most comfortable of poses, to say the least. 5 breaths of agony. My Hamstrings… Ouch! While I I’ve never felt that way moving through the graceful, flowing forms of tai chi. To be honest, I’ve found yoga poses to … More Have you Tried Tai Chi?
I’ve often heard the complaint that dairy subsitutes are imitations, a mockery of the real thing. So I looked up the history of it. I was rather suprised by what I found. I kid you not, Almond milk was a staple of medieval cooking. We can thank the church for setting some pretty hefty dietary … More The suprising history of dairy subsitutes
Reiki. The practice has become incredibly popular of late. A few years ago, I heard it mentioned in passing. An alternate method of healing, using energy! I was hooked on the idea. I had to find out more. This eventually prompted me to I look a for master in my local area, and it didn’t … More Is Reiki what it claims to be?