It’s the new year – a fresh start and one more year ahead. We love the idea of resolutions but sometimes regret the stifling finality of those goals. We start strong and fall short because, well, life gets in the way. So to truly honor the bright future of this new year, we’re setting positive intentions – aims to guide our actions and how we adapt to everything that life throws our way.
Even when you live in tune with the cycles of Mother Nature, you can still get a little bummed when your fresh produce and herbs run out after the first frost. Thankfully, the growing season for many plants-especially culinary herbs-can continue through the colder months. Here’s some help from The Culinary Gardener!
Seasonal and dietary influences can enhance the accumulation of waste and impurities in our bodies. In today’s busy world, supporting the body’s natural abilities to eliminate toxins is more important than ever.* Periodic cleansing is a tradition that has been practiced for thousands of years by cultures around the world. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you decide it’s time for a “fresh start.”
The scent of fresh pine conjures wonderful memories of trimming a tree and anxiously falling asleep on Christmas Eve. When we heard Asheville Folk would allow us to spend an afternoon learning a new craft while inhaling the invigorating scent of evergreens, we knew we had to join in.
Regardless of your diet plan, modern life presents challenges for our bodies that our nutrition can support. Turmeric is a great addition to any nutrition plan, and, what’s more, it’s delicious-especially when you use TurmericBoost like we did in this Cumin-Lime Turmeric Vinaigrette.
Turmeric reigns supreme for good reason: This bright yellow herb has a rich history of use in supporting overall health and vitality.* When it comes to health and wellness, there is a lot of hype out there, but with Turmeric, there is also a wealth of research-including hundreds of clinical trials-to bolster what people are saying.
Every year it seems the holiday decorations come out a little earlier, and so do the invitations, obligations-and normal stress that accompanies them.* While this added activity will inevitably bring day-to-day stress, there are some ways to help support a healthy response to it.*
The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, but our digestive system doesn’t always see it that way. The seemingly endless parade of buffets, sweets and party foods from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day does a lot more than tempt your taste buds.
If you’ve ever wondered whether plants could be role models, the answer is yes. My plant teachings first came from my mom. She taught me the power of gardening, and that the tingling sensation of an Echinacea extract means potency. Here are a few of my favorite lessons from Echinacea.