The second episode of Jill Blakeway’s new podcast GCH (Grow.Cook.Heal.) is now available, along with program notes and recipes on her website! Jill reflects on why it can feel good to hold on to resentment, but even better to learn how to forgive and also chats with three guests. Read
Can’t stop thinking about that Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey that’s just sitting there in your freezer? How about when you’ve had a long and busy day: surely you deserve that bag of chips? What about when you’re tired and you need some extra sugar as a pick-me-up? Thoughts like this aren’t uncommon, and food cravings get the best of us. However, these cravings are usually caused by blood sugar spikes and dips, which can be a dangerous cycle. If you’re often starving in between meals, it might be a clue that you should start picking food sources that provide a continual release of energy, rather than extreme highs and lows. Read
Taoism is one of the many ancient philosophies of Asia – it’s sometimes called a religion, but really it’s more of a philosophy – and one thread of Taoist thought for 2,000 years has concentrated on the idea that the happiest and best way to live is in harmony with the natural flow of energy in the universe. Read
It looks a bit like a water lily and is the national flower of India.
It’s a symbol of purity in both the Buddhist and Hindu traditions.
It’s prized for it’s healing properties throughout Asia.
It’s the lotus plant! Read
It’s cleanse season again! Spring is the time of the Liver in Chinese medicine, which makes it the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning in your body. The liver is a major organ in the body that helps to detoxify and clean the blood. It relies on the kidneys, urinary bladder, intestines and skin to take the waste products out. Most cleanses are designed to take stress off these organs so that they can do their jobs better. Many also include supplements to support these organs to help speed the detoxification process. By modifying the diet during a cleanse, energy is freed up to focus on cleaning. It’s like taking the weekend off, gathering the right cleaning supplies, and focusing only on cleaning your house. Think of how much you’d get done! Imagine having a whole week to do it! Read
It’s the coldest winter New York has seen for a while a very dry and trying time of year for our skin. Many of us have to deal with itchy, dry, cracked, and chaffing skin through the cold seasons, and this year is no exception! And for those with chronic skin issue such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and dermatitis it is during these winter months that things can get worse. Read