As the weather is changing, it’s nice to have something warm in your hands to drink. Wouldn’t it be great if that something warm to drink was also not harming your gut bacteria, bones, and adrenal/hormone balance? This is what coffee does. That’s why I love chai. Not the sugar and caffeine laced chai from Starbucks, but chai you make at home in bulk that can last you all season. I make up large glass canisters of different chai recipes and rotate them to suit my mood during the fall, winter and spring. Now I add Pique Tea crystals to my mixture and get even better digestive health and anti-oxidant value from my cup of tea. Try these and let me know what you think!
Even the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say that stress is at the root of >95% of all health issues experienced by humans.
Does this mean you have to “get rid” of your stress? No. In fact, stress is good for you. It’s actually how you perceive your stress that is at the root of the harmful effects we talk about when you hear stress is bad for you.
The average time allotted by insurance companies for a medical office visit is 6 minutes. Hardly enough time to meet, greet, and write a prescription for a pill to help the current ill (or what is called “chief complaint”). Health professionals have to find ways to help their clients get the most benefit in the shortest amount of time. One of the easiest and most effective interventions I use with my patients is the practice of gratitude, or what I call adopting a “gratitude attitude.” [Read more…] about A Gratitude Attitude Helps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease
Quick and Easy Chia Pudding
Prep time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup coconut milk (or coconut cream)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of sea salt
- Cinnamon, shredded coconut, or fruit (optional)
- Place coconut milk in a mason jar and add chia seeds, salt, cinnamon and vanilla. Shake vigorously. Place in the fridge.
- Chill until pudding consistency. Add toppings as desired.
Quick and Easy Almond Butter Coconut balls
Prep time: 15 Min
- 1 cup almond butter (or use sunflower seed butter if there’s a nut allergy)
- 2 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Unsweetened coconut shreds
- Honey or stevia to taste
- Pinch of sea salt
- Mix all ingredients in mixing bowl and stir with spoon until well blended. You can add cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, or other spices if you want a different taste.
- Roll into walnut size balls.
- Roll into coconut shreds to coat.
- Place on a plate and chill. ENJOY!
Of late I have personally been dealing with grief and loss, I have been supporting people in my community who are suffering from tragic loss, and I have been aware of a lot of tragic loss on a more environmental and global level. How do we heal from grief and loss? [Read more…] about Heal from Grief and Loss