Green tea is an ideal beverage to reduce anxiety while staying alert and focused. This smoothie is an excellent alternative to stimulant medications for people of all ages. It contains the anxiolytic amino acid theanine, which reduces the buzz provided by the caffeine. This smoothie can be eaten any … [Read more...] about Recipe: Green Tea Smoothie to Calm Down
Cashews and apples are a perfect combo for focus and attention. Bananas are rich in tryptophan which also lifts mood and supports focus. Make this Cashew-Apple Smoothie recipe a “family affair”: Ask family members to help make these smoothies and contribute their ideas for … [Read more...] about Recipe: Cashew-Apple Smoothie to help you Focus
There is so much discussion of detox methods these days and I am always being asked about what I think of these various methods. There is plenty of empirical research to support the use of coffee enemas for physical and emotional well-being. As in all therapies and detoxification methods one should … [Read more...] about Demystifying Coffee Enemas. What are the Benefits?
Strengthen resilience with food and herbs. How I work hard, yet stay healthy. I became interested in adaptogens many years ago because I wanted to enhance my own ability to work hard and play hard and sustain those efforts without getting sick. The way I stay healthy is by using foods and … [Read more...] about Adaptogens: Herbal Medicine to Smooth Out the Stress
Our western culture has often ignored the practice of fasting, but we find it often in different parts of the world and even animals practice it. Fasting is the voluntary act of abstaining from food and/or liquid for a given amount of time for health-related, spiritual, or political … [Read more...] about Fasting & Detox Diets
From the innumerable gifts Mexico has given to the world like flamboyant chilis, the multi-tasking avocado, the brain-stimulant called chocolate, the mood-boosting aroma of vanilla, the oft–ignored vegetable pear known as chayote hides some benefits we ought to explore. The humblest of them all, … [Read more...] about Chayote: The Humblest of Vegetables