Twist. Cleanse. Rinse. Repeat.
Yes, cleansing and detoxifying are the hot tickets these days. Who wouldn’t be drawn to the promise of a brand-spankin-new body just in time for warm weather? But believe it or not, there once was a time people practiced cleansing and fasting NOT to look better in a bikini, but as a way to connect to a deeper wisdom within.
It is true. The physical benefits were mere side effects. (more…)
Beyond mere food: “Superfoods”
The term “superfood” is widely used in the health and nutrition world these days. How did we figure this out? What exactly propels everyday foods to “super status?”
Superfoods are sometimes described as having an exceptionally high nutrient content per calorie. These foods may have concentrated amounts of specific vitamins, minerals, or antioxidants that the body may not otherwise receive in the standard American diet.
I’m sure you’ve seen popular lists including leafy greens, fresh water fish, walnuts, green tea, and blueberries. We are recognizing that real, whole food – as Mother Nature intended, has powerful health benefits.
Now, let’s look at superfoods from both ancient and modern dietary perspectives. Each theory contains its own wisdom and key players in healing and balancing the body. Read on here to explore a handful of gems from a handful of theories. Notice what you are drawn to exploring. (more…)