The shortest day of the year, the first day of winter, or Winter Solstice celebrates the power of faith. The faith we must have that the light will return. The faith we most hold that, like the sleeping seeds beneath the earth, our own seeds of creativity will once again sprout, grow, and bear fruit. This is the season to reach out to those we love and spend time in laughter, stillness, and communion. This is not the season of bustle, but the season of hibernation and rest. As the earth gently sleeps, so must we. All is in suspended animation. [Read more…] about Is Winter Solstice Impacting Your Mood Too?
When my children were young, I used to make German pancakes for them on Christmas morning. Of course, these are traditionally made with white flour. I was elated when I figured out how to make them with an alternative flour! I typically serve them with raspberries that I have simmered on the stove top with a little maple syrup. [Read more…] about Healthy German Pancakes
Roasted Turkey with Herbed Ghee
Last week I received an angry email from my dad, who was clearly triggered by something I had said the week before. Unfortunately, he didn’t express his hurt in a functional way, but did it in an abusive way. He told me he never wanted to speak to me again and said this email was “good-bye forever.” In other words, he threw me away because he was angry with me. [Read more…] about Recovering from Abuse
You have likely heard by now that bone broth is good for you. You might have also heard that everyone should be drinking it. As with everything else, this is not true. There is a specific gene that some people have trouble with that makes bone broth, and fermented and aged foods such as sour kraut and yogurt and kombucha and alcohol and cheese, the cause of migraine headaches, depression, and fatigue. Want to know if you are one of the 35% of the population with this problem? You can order a genetic test and an appointment with me to read it for you here. [Read more…] about The Top 10 Reasons to Drink Bone Broth and One BIG Reason Some People Should NOT
1. Bring your own food (BYOF). Choose the foods that make you feel nourished right from your own kitchen, pack them up and bring them along with you for the flight and the arrival. If you happen to land at an airport where greens and fish or chicken do not exist then reach into your bag and dip into the foods you brought with you. I always have a tin of sardines or wild salmon with me and a baggie of cut veggies like red bell peppers, cucumbers, and baby carrots. One of my favorite packable snacks is a mixture I make of pomegranate seeds, large flaked un-sweetened coconut, and walnuts. I put that in a baggie and it holds up great on the road and tastes delicious! My current favorite emergency protein bars are RX bars and Primal Kitchen bars. [Read more…] about Dr. Keesha’s Tips for Traveling Clean (and while on a detox):