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Cupping Marks vs. Bruising

Posted on February 20, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (4)

Cupping marks cannot be called bruises simply because of the way bruises are caused. Bruises appear when the body experiences some kind of blunt injury or trauma. The impact can break the blood capillaries present under the skin, which is why you see the redness. The body responds to the injuries with a rush of healing fluids to the area that also contribute to the bruising or redness. When the proteins at the injury site begin to coagulate, blood circulation reduces and the patient feels pai...

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Sprouting Nuts and Seeds and Why

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (2)
Sprouting is the act of germinating a seed. This makes the nuts and seeds more easily digestible and allows for you to absorb all of the nutrients available. Seeds and nuts also have naturally occuring "anti-nutrients" aka enzyme inhibitors, phytic acid, polyphenols, and saponins. These are necessary for the seeds and nuts so that they do not...
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Posted on February 12, 2018 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (5)

Elderberry is especially popular during the winter months. Elderberry is a fruit that has been used for century and there is evidence that it may have even been used by prehistoric man. It is one of the top antiviral herbs on the planet! Elderberry is wonderful for those experiencing symptoms for cold/flu as it boosts the immune system and helps lessen inflammation. It's high Vitamin C content is what is responsib...
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Juice Cleanse Benefits

Posted on February 7, 2018 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (7)
Drinking juices is like taking an instant shot of nutrients. The lack of fiber allows the body to easily absorb the nutrients of each fruit and vegetable found in the juice. Juicing can also help you reach the daily dose of fruits and vegetables that are suggested with a healthy diet. We offer 1,2, and 3 day juice cleanses and find that each of them...
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Posted on February 5, 2018 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (5)
Astragalus is a plant in the legume family that has been used in Chinese Medicine as a stress reliever, mentally and physically. It is an adaptogen that has many benefits. We will briefly go over a few of them in today's blog post. 

1. Anti-inflammatory- Astrag...
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Herbs for Anxiety

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (4)

Experiencing persistent anxiety is life changing. It can make you feel like you need to avoid situations and can also make daily tasks like falling asleep seem nearly impossible. Anxiety presents itself in a multitude of ways. It may make you shy away from social situations or ramp up y...
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Raw Young Coconut Yogurt

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (1)
Raw young coconut meat can be purchased as shown above or already removed from the shell. We sell raw coconut meat that has already been removed from the shell if anyone is interested in trying out this recipe!

There are many different ways and recipes that are available to make co...
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Gingko Biloba

Posted on January 8, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Ginkgo Biloba tea is a new favorite of mine! I am always looking to mother earth to support my mind, body and soul and variety is key! Passion flower was a favorite in 2015 and was a staple bedtime tea and a wonderful choice for a busy afternoon that I wanted to run calm and smooth. It was believed by the Spanish Missionaries to be a symbol of Chirst's Crucifixion and was celebrated as a nerve tonic and a ...

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Body Care

Posted on January 8, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Eating a diet filled with all the colors of the rainbow is certainly important, but so is what you put on your body. Our skin is covered in pores that soak up what we lather on- soap, deodorant, lotion, oil, etc.- therefore it is essential to choose products (or to make your own!) that are not laden with harmful chemicals. The journey to figuring out which products are safe h...

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February's Food as Medicine Class

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (2)

We talked about Vitamin C last week and we thought we should spend a little more time discussing it. Our Food as Medicine Class will be held on February 17th from 2p-4p. This class will feature our traditional Food as Medicine format where we discuss topics related to healthy eating and raw foods but will also include an interactive component. We will be making Vita...

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