The liver is hot, metabolically speaking. And very active: on any given day, it is performing over 500 functions for us. We all know that it’s on the liver to get us out of a pinch when we drink too much, but did you know that the liver contains a unique enzyme system that co-evolved with plants, and that this system can detoxify just about everything we encounter now? Continue reading
I love dandelion greens! These delectable bitters are chock-full of potassium, vitamins A, C, K, folate, and choline. In herbal medicine, we use them as a classic bitter tonic to stimulate digestion and gallbladder activity, and to decongest the liver. Continue reading
This delicious lassi side-steps the dairy with coconut yogurt, mango, and creamy nuts and seeds. If you don’t have a batch of Divine Turmeric Paste this is a reason to whip one up (or use dried spices if you don’t have time!). Turmeric stimulates the flow of bile, protects liver cells against toxins, and reduces inflammatory enzyme load in the body. What more do you need? Continue reading
Many people miss crunchy and carb-y snacks when they do a cleanse. These simple flax crackers fill the void, and pair well with Cashew Cheez, pesto, avocado, smoked salmon, and tahini dressings. Continue reading
Making your own body care products is a rewarding way to have complete control over your ingredients, scent, texture, look, and feel. With a little practice and the right quality ingredients, you can make luxurious, premium products that rival even the best store-bought brands. These also make wonderful gifts!
If you are a person in the world these days, a person who speaks to other people, or walks through the vitamin section in your supermarket, who turns on a computer or glances at magazines in the dentist’s office, it is likely you know what a buzzword “inflammation” has become. Continue reading
Humans have had a natural relationship with the sun since far before sunscreen came along – a relationship based on common sense, intuition, and being present by listening to one’s own body. Personally, I have never been a huge sunscreen advocate. Continue reading
Shopping for organic, whole plant skincare?
Here’s a quick guide to whole plant ingredients and how they impact your skin, brought to us by Laurel Whole Plant Organics:
This spring at Farmacopia we are welcoming a new line of skin care with the highest standards for organic, biodynamic, raw, unrefined whole plant ingredients. Learn from Laurel, owner and founder of Laurel Whole Plant Organics, how to feed your skin with the nutrients it needs…
A leaky what?
“Leaky gut”: a shorthand colloquialism for “abnormal intestinal permeability” or “intestinal hyperpermeability,” a well-researched condition that is at once clearly defined in the medical literature, and largely ignored in the practice of conventional medicine. Continue reading