Food Alchemy with ‘She’…Fall Food, Medicines and Teas.
Rather than consume foods based on trends and wanting a specific outcome, learn how to listen for what your body, mind, heart and soul needs/wants to contribute to your well being. During the Fall months, it is a time to nourish your inner and outer being. There are many foods that are available to help you maintain well being. A simple way to support your well being is to have a few dried flowers and herbs for simple teas and cooking. The following flowers and herbs can support you during the fall season: hibiscus, chamomile, fennel, marshmallow root, licorice root, and ginger root.
First, Hibiscus Tea is a yummy robust red tea. It is balancing, replenishing, peps you up and protects. In addition, it helps manage your blood pressure, weight, and protects your liver. Also, Hibiscus has anti-cancer properties, an anti-inflammatory, relieves menstrual pain, an anti-depressant, improves digestions, and remedies thirst.
Next, Chamomile Tea will cultivate the calm from within. Furthermore, it is balancing, replenishing and proactive medicine for your well being. Chamomile tea was used by the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians as a salve for wounds to expedite healing. It works especially well treating burn wounds and has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant effects. The tea has a calming affect on your entire system and is the perfect beverage for before bedtime.
Third, Fennel Tea is abundant and generous. This magical bulb lends a helping had by warding off indigestion, supports the heart, enhances the skin, anti-cancer causing properties, support bone health, weight loss and seasonal allergies. It works well in a wide variety of dishes and simply in a warm cup of water.
In addition during Fall, the marshmallow root (Yao Hu Kuu) and the flowers are nature’s gift to nourish, support and revive. Marshmallow root helps with repairing and revive the skin barrier. For hair, the root binds to the proteins to make strands look thicker.
Because of marshmallow root’s cooling and moisturizing it is most appropriate for use by people who have dry, brittle or damaged hair. People with skin conditions that are irritated, red and/or inflamed might find it useful, too.
The leaves of the plant have been used traditionally to make poultices for skin inflammation and wounds, insect bites, burns, infections, and ulcers. A gummy substance (mucilage) found in both the leaves and roots, turns into a gel when mixed with water; it has been used to coat the throat to relieve irritation and dry cough and to treat asthma, bronchitis, stomach ulcers and inflammation. Supports the bladder, heart, large intestines and lungs.
Marshmallow is considered a healer, welcomes us to soften and will soothe that which is irritated.
Another Fall gift, Licorice root ( Gan Kao), an adaptogen herb, licorice root can be found growing in Europe, the Mediterranean and Asia, an ancient remedy used to remedy and heal many conditions. In addition, helps give you stamina, relieve thirst and works well with other plants. It is considered by Chinese Medicine as a guiding plant the beings out the other plants benefits and leads the medicine to where it will be most beneficial…a natural leader.
In Chinese medicine, anti-inflammatory licorice root has been used for coughs, fatigue, colds, gastro intestinal issues, and female reproductive issues. One of the most widely use plants in Chinese Medicine. Supports the spleen, stomach, heart and lungs. All of which supports…digestion, blood flow, Qi generator and water nourishing the body. Finally, in Egypt it was used in the tombs to assist in the afterlife.
All and all this guiding root will lead and boost you with what is needed in the Fall month’s.
Finally, sweet ginger (Sheng Jiang-fresh and Gan Jiang-dried) another Fall friend and Medicine. It loves to be paired with other plants. It is has heat that ranges from warm (fresh) to hot (dried) and is pungent in taste. The medicinal benefits include relieving nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness, cold, coughing, food poisoning, asthma, abnormal uterine bleeding and pain. It benefits the stomach, heart, kidney, lungs and spleen. The heat helps expel the disharmony and stop from further invasion.
The root or underground stem (rhizome) of the ginger plant can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form, or as juice. Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family, alongside cardamom and turmeric. A great culinary companion in Asian cuisine. It is commonly produced in India, Jamaica, Fiji, Indonesia, and Australia.
A tea when paired with some garden friends can restore your well being and harmonious balance between Yin and Yang energy.
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Everyone has different nutritional needs, each self has a different physical system that responds uniquely to what you feed it. According to Chinese Medicine, humanity has evolved into three general ways of eating (carnivores, Veggie/carnivore, and veggie). Within these ways each self can learn to listen for what will best support one’s well being.
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The alchemy of food is about learning how to listen to what your body, mind, heart and soul needs/wants to support you need on a daily basis. This will be different based on your natural rhythm and the season we are in.
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Fall Cleanse. Fresh Seasonal Plant Based Cleanse with Tea and Juices. Conducting a cleanse between the transitions of seasons will assist you in retaining well being. This Fall Cleanse will help you detoxify and guide you into balanced Fall nutrition. In addition, this cleanse will assist you to shed, maintain, or gain weight with a lifestyle plan for Fall.
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The Plant Based Cleanse is a very gentle cleanse that will detoxify your entire system (mind, body, heart and soul). This particular cleanse is suitable for all body types will be modified to fit your individual needs and constitution. This cleanse consists of taking in a plant based mono-diet, which will allow the digestive system to take a much-needed break, giving it new light and the ability to properly flush out toxins in the system. In addition, you will have tea, spice and juice blends made custom for you. Suzanne makes herself available to you during the cleanse, provides sound therapy on the way in and on the way out of the cleanse. In addition, encourages you to become self aware of where you are ready to heal, transform and take action in your life.
Furthermore, the cleanse is offered in conjunction with or separate from, a holistic program that unlocks the student’s potential. Another option, is to participate in the cleanse independently. Suzanne instructs her class with an integrative approach. The class is a blend of wisdom of Chinese, Tibetan, Native American, Ayurvedic and Yogic systems. She couples this with knowledge from her combined 30 years of experience as an endurance athlete, who trained as a swimmer, marathon runner and yogi. In addition, her practical knowledge of how she retains balance and restored harmony in her life while raising a family, transitioned through major life changes, built her own businesses and consulted on a variety of business projects.
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