ADAPTOGENS AS HEALING PLANTS

Adaptogens are a unique class of healing plants, including some foods and herbs. Today they are most commonly consumed as supplements and herbal products, as capsules, powders or tinctures. It has been observed in animal studies that various adaptogens have the ability to create a generally increased tolerance to stress and this is one of the reasons…

NUTMEG AS A SPICE

While researching for the perfect dark season evening drink I realised I never talked about nutmeg! And I do know many of us use it in their baking starting autumn Spice derived from the seed (not nut despite the name) of Myristica fragrans.Best to consume in moderation due to its content of myristicin, a psychoactive…

COCONUT AMINOS INSTEAD OF SOY SAUCE

Commercial soy sauce is not fermented, but instead genetically modified, upsetting the stomach right after consumption. I happily recommend the usage of ecological coconut aminos sauce instead! Coconut aminos are not only almost identical in taste, but also a quite powerful condiment packing some great benefits for you! Coconut aminos are created by using only…

ALWAYS CHOOSE CEYLON CINNAMON

Did you know there are actually different types of cinnamon? Cassia is the most common, cheaper type, while Ceylon is the more luxurious, expensive and believed to have more health benefits than the common Cassia. Ceylon is also known as ‘’true cinnamon’’ and it’s native to see parts of India and Sri Lanka & still…

DAILY COFFEE AND ADRENALS

Adrenal system produces hormones that regulate your metabolism, blood pressure, immune system, your body’s response to stress among other important functions. Drinking coffee on an empty stomach can have an impact on your adrenals as it usually spikes cortisol (stress hormone) hence it’s better if this doesn’t become an everyday habit. Long periods of cortisol…

NUTRITION AND THE FEMALE CYCLE

Menstrual Phase: day 1 of period until last day of bleeding. The lining of the uterus is shedding and your hormonal production is low and begins to stabilise by the end of your bleeding. Due to bleeding you will lack iron feeling low and tired. EAT: Iron sources (beef, liver, fish and poultry), anti-inflammatory spices…