Congee, Shi-Fan (literally, rice water) or Jook. Whatever name you give it, rice porridge has been the foundation of nutritional healing since…well, we started playing with fire and cooking. It is my first recommendation for anyone who is weak or ill, whether young or old.
Lovely lavender boasts a medicinal history that is ancient and broad.
What does the word lavender bring to mind? Images of vast fields of spikes of purple/blue waving under the Mediterranean sun? Fragrant bundles of Herbes de Provence, sleeping pillows, infused wines or vinegars, or vineyard rows capped with the shrubs to ward off pests? Whatever the image, the image is usually accompanied by a calm remembering of lavender’s pungent, floral muskiness. Continue reading
“You’re going to make me drink mud, aren’t you?”
“No, it’s entirely your choice. I’m just saying that it is real, not an addictive drug. It’s inexpensive and really effective with acid-reflux.”
I chuckled as my client squirmed with the idea. Although I had presented the idea multiple times they had fervently resisted, opting for the OC meds. What could be the harm in trying a simple, natural clay? Their resistance was–well, intriguing to me. It would take them several more weeks before they gave in and tried it. Now they are hooked.