Category: Natural Health

Eating Seasonally

We are a replica of the universe passing from season to season in a natural unending cycle of lifeDianne M. Connelly, Ph. D. Seasonal Profile of Foods Have you ever stopped to think how seasonal foods are perfectly matched to our own seasonal needs? Today, with giant supermarkets that offer fresh foods from around the…

Foods Have Signatures

Signaturesthe Signatures of Food Like people, foods have their own signatures that reveal much about their character. Foods give us valuable clues through their taste, color, shape, and their general character and appearance. Understanding how to read a foods signature means we can use everyday foods to achieve better balance and vitality and to assist…

Honoring Our Energy Clock

Qimatter on the verge of becoming energy, or energy at the point of materializing. Ted Kaptchuk, The Web that Has No Weaver In ancient times, centuries before the days of modern biochemistry, healers in the East used sensitive observation to develop highly sophisticated systems for promoting health, longevity, and healing. They saw the world through…

The Life Force of Foods

If disease has causes, so does health Successful doctors in the future will do more teaching than prescribing. Henry Lindlahr Of the many images that come to mind when we think of food and health, least likely perhaps is the idea of life force. We often judge foods by the calories and macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates,…

Natural Sweeteners to Replace Sugar

What are natural sweeteners and why they are preferred over refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup? Meredith McCarty defines natural sweeteners by the four advantages she believes they have over sugar: 1. They are derived from a natural source that may be organically grown. 2. They use relatively simple, chemical-free processing techniques. 3. They…

The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet. There is nothing romantic about pre-agricultural times of some 10,000 years ago when hunter/gatherers had to scavenge for food. The Paleo Diet of today is a version far removed from the caveman when life was sustained haphazardly and at risk by hunting wild game and foraging plant foods prior to the domestication…

Foods as Systems: Physics, Fractals, and Food

A rainbows magic defies the scrutiny of the microscope. Recognizing that particles behave in new and astonishing ways when not under the close lens of the observer,link we have to suspect that there is a whole lot going on in the world that will always and invariably defy the microscope. Since truth is defined by…

Discourse On Food

Eat Food; Not Too Much; Mostly Plants What is Food? Not Too Much? Mostly Plants? When it was released in early 2008, Michael Pollans In Defense of Food immediately climbed to the top of the New York Times Book Best Seller List. Amazinga book about foods as systems reaching such heights. Michael Pollan is funny…

Plants as Adaptogens

Plants as Adaptogens: First PlantsThen People. Phytonutrients are found in the cells of plants and provide protection from the damaging rays of the sun.link A phytochemical is a natural bioactive compound found in plant foods that works with nutrients and dietary fiber to protect against disease. Phytochemicals fight to protect your health. They can have…

What Are “Good” Fats and Oils?

To understand fats requires knowing a little bit about their structure. When we can visualize this, we can appreciate why some fats are more stable and suitable for cooking. We can also appreciate the importance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids: they are essential to obtain through foods since the body cannot itself make them….