New Research Using Electronic Taste Perception (the “e-tongue”) Explores Ayurvedic Rasas (“tastes”)

by Guido Masé December 14, 2020

New Research Using Electronic Taste Perception

Ayurveda, the “science of life” and traditional healing system of the Indian subcontinent, is perhaps the oldest formal medical system on the planet...

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Expanding your palate and the 6 healing tastes

by Aisling Badger November 19, 2020

Expanding your palate and the 6 healing tastes

Have you ever had a craving for something and stopped to think about why you might be craving it? In holistic medicine, our cravings are viewed as signals for a deeper need that our body has; nourishment, energy, grounding, etc. 

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The Gut and Immune Connection

by Aisling Badger September 21, 2020

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You may have heard about the gut-brain connection and that the health of our bellies has an impact on our moods, but what about the gut's role in the health of our immune system? 

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August Things We Love

by Aisling Badger August 15, 2020

August things we love

August is all about slowing down to be present and savor the fleeting summer. Produce is at its peak, and the garden has become a bit wilder as we tend to weed less to try and keep up with the never-ending supply of vegetables. We’ve been busy preserving food, processing herbs, and indulging in outdoor meals.

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Spring Tonics

by Urban Moonshine February 24, 2020

Spring Tonics

Spring is a time of waking up; of bursting forth into the world. Winter’s stillness is replaced by a surge of energy and action...

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Herbal Recipes for Thanksgiving

by Aisling Badger November 19, 2019

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It's the time of year when many of the simple joys of life become the heart and center of this season; spending time with family and friends, the coziness of winter, warm fires, mugs of mulled wine, and lovingly prepared meals. 

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November Things We Love

by Aisling Badger November 14, 2019

November things we love

We have arrived to November, a true in-between time. The colorful leaves have fallen, the garden has been put to rest, and we are awaiting the first snowfall to make the landscape beautiful once again. It's the start of the holiday season, and we find more time to spend with family and friends, indulging in lovingly-prepared meals, and cozying up to the warm fires of the season. 

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October Things We Love

by Aisling Badger October 23, 2019

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As we settle into the fall season, welcoming in the long nights and colder temps, it's the perfect time to cozy up, welcome solitude and deep self-care. October is all about the grounding and warming rituals that we welcome in for the winter months. 

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Bitter Love

by Guido Masé April 17, 2019

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My grandfather (the American one) had many diverse interests, ranging from sports, to finance, and many in between. I fondly recall his passion for history: walking around Kansas City, he'd point out historical markers and talk to me about the Santa Fe Trail, and the lives of pioneers who set out westward to seek their fortune. While I have misgivings about that chapter in US history, I am still grateful for how my grandfather taught me to imagine the footsteps of those who walked a city street or farm field years and years ago.

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Bitters and digestive juices

by Guido Masé January 02, 2019

Bitters digestive juices

We take digestion for granted, but it's not an easy task: we consume a range of foods, at different times, under changing circumstances. Balancing all these variables, our guts distil macronutrients (proteins, fats and carbs) and process micronutrients and phytochemicals. 

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A Bitters Resolution

by Rachael Keener December 20, 2018

A Bitters Resolution

We all know what happens with grandiose New Year’s resolutions: they aren’t usually very lasting. The desire to become a happier or healthier version of ourselves inspires many of us...

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Top 6 herbs for your microbiome

by Guido Masé October 23, 2018

When I picture our microbiome, I see great herds like the zebra and wildebeest that populate the savannah: this is what the flora is, really, more than a garden. It's a series of waves of intermingling populations, and instead of the grasses of the savannah, the foundation of their food chain comes from what we eat, along with healthy layer of mucus...

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