Category Archives for Herbs

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Oats: Superfood or Super-medicine – 3 health benefits of Avena sativa

Oatmeal then…

When I was a young girl, my grandmother used to stress the importance of eating my oatmeal. The main argument usually had something to do with oatmeal being the breakfast of choice for the Queen of England.Continue reading

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A Review – Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods & Remedies That Heal by Rosalee de la Forêt

I’lll begin this story by sharing with you I became a pharmacist before learning about herbs.  

As a majority of conventionally trained healthcare practitioners, I started my journey by exploring medical literature (especially databases) and experimenting with a variety of dietary supplements.

Over the past 15 years my approach to herbs has changed significantly.  I mostly realized my initial tools served me well but it’s better and more fun to incorporate herbs into my meals and rituals. Continue reading

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Food is Thy Medicine: My Favorite Ways to Smuggle Turmeric into Food

Several weeks back I wrote about 6 amazing benefits of turmeric. I also promised to share the ways to include this plant into your diet. 

Early on in my career as a pharmacist, I predominantly included plants into my life through supplementation.  Overtime I recognized this became a much less rewarding and exciting path than experimenting with healthy ingredients in my food.Continue reading

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