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.
Cheers to good health! Read more “Turmeric Golden Milk for Common Colds”
by: Rachel Orman, CMT, NCBTMB
A Little Digestive Bitters Can Go A Long Way!
That fullness, bloating, and gassiness after eating can be alleviated with digestive bitters. Even after not eating. Maybe you’re just not feeling right? Many things contribute to not digesting one’s food properly, but over and over, I hear this common complaint.
Our culture does a great job talking about the physical components of a good diet, plenty of whole grains and fresh veggies with a good bit of protein. But what about the flavors and energetics of food and herbs? Within chinese medicine and western herbal medicine, five flavors are categorized; salty, sweet, bitter, pungent, and sour. Along with the flavors, the energetics or the movement the flavors elicit in the body, are important. Perhaps another day I can talk about each of the flavors and what they do, but because I want to address bloating and gas in the stomach, I will start with bitter and sweet.
Read more “Digestive Bitters Can Help Tummy Woes”
When you have a healthy gut, you have a healthy brain
Fermented foods are an easy and cheap way to keep a healthy gut and give your body the boost of nutrients it needs. Try this great kimchi recipe! If you would like to know more about the brain/gut connection check out this article.
Read more “Have A Healthy Gut! Try Korean Kimchi”