Turmeric Golden Milk for Common Colds

Turmeric Golden Milk

Got a Cold?  Try Golden Milk!

Golden milk, or Haldi ka doodh, has been used for centuries in India to help with the common cold.  Often times, children made this delicious milk to drink before bed when they began to feel symptoms coming on.  If you look at the ingredients, you will find that this drink isn’t just for kids, and it is definitely not just to drink during the cold and flu season.  

If you look at this drink through a Chinese medicinal lens, you would find that most of the herbs in this drink strengthen the tummy.  Why would that be important?  Well, the digestion is they key to a healthy immune system and a healthy body.  There is a reason our tummy is in the middle of our body!  Studies say that the health of your gut determines up to 75% of your immunity.  So, it is essential to treat your tummy right!  All of the herbs used in this drink support the digestive process in a soothing, warming way to keep you strong so you can easily defeat any virus that comes your way.  Plus, its just darn good.  Try it, add spices or change amounts.  

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Grieving: Being Present To Love Not Strength

by: Carrie Nightshade, L.Ac., MSOM

grievingLove Not Strength While Grieving 

As fall barrels toward winter and the leaves race past Halloween, death and grieving have been on my mind. I feel like our white US culture is thin on healthy attitudes and healing around death. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer my senior year in high school. Being with my invincible mother as she was rocked by her terror of Death opened my eyes. Now, over twenty years later, my mother has been living with stage 4 cancer that has just come back for the fifth time. And she is no more comfortable with Death even though she has had him as a constant companion for a third of her life.

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