Holistic Nutrition Blog

The Energetics Of Alcohol

A blog by request - Just before the last holiday, I had several conversations with clients about alcohol. There was the usual question, "I know, it's bad." Like so many [...]

Raspberries–Red, Black & Gold

It's raspberry season again! Growing up, the summer holidays of Memorial Day, Independence and Labor Day brought a short break from gardening and farm work.  There was always the family [...]

My Views On Nutrition

Choosing a nutritionist to work with can be a challenge. The media is flooded with ideas of what is good and bad in the realm of food.  Many of [...]

Noshing On Nasturtiums

I love eating flowers.  Their vibrancy and delicate petals provide a refreshing treat to the spirit especially on hot summer days.  Each flower, like anything else we ingest, will [...]

Cool Cucumbers–Understanding Cucumber’s Energetics

Put the vitamin pack down and go eat a cucumber. A little history The humble cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) is a member of the gourd family, Curcurbitaceae. Like tomatoes and [...]

Radishes–Nature’s Phlegm Fighters

One of the first roots to come out of the garden is the bold radish - and the timing couldn't be better considering radishes' ability to clear out gunk [...]

Cherry & Apricot Fruit Gratin

Cherry & Apricot Fruit Gratin - Fruit gratins are a wonderful way to use up summer's delicate fruits. Rather than a heavy milk/cream batter that we think of for root [...]

Bitter–The Flavor Of The Fire Element

Whoever coined the phrase “bitter hearts” was right.  Bitter is the flavor that goes directly to the Heart.   Bitter. Even its name can make us cringe, and it’s [...]

Roses–A Fragrant, Cooling Delight at the Table

Summer, sunshine and roses.  What a delight roses are to have in the garden, offering a variety of colors, blossom shapes and fragrances. Long a symbol of love, war, politics and [...]

Rhubarb–Spring’s Clearing And Cooling Vegetable

Grandma June had a monstrous rhubarb plant that covered the edge of pathway leading to berry patches.  Every Spring we harvested the stalks for strawberry rhubarb pie, jellies, jams [...]