Author: carlablanc

  • Sprouting Grains for heath

    Sprouting Grains for heath

    Sprouting Grains for Health: A Guide to Sprouting Seeds at Home Sprouting seeds at home is an easy and affordable way to incorporate these nutrient-packed grains into your diet. This means you can have an all year round supply of fresh “greens” even without a garden. You will also increase the nutritional value of seeds…

  • Spiritual Connections & Herbal Medicine

    Spiritual Connections & Herbal Medicine

    Spiritual Herbal Connection The use of medicinal plants has been deeply intertwined with spiritual practices throughout history. Our ancestors possessed a profound understanding of nature, recognizing the healing properties of plants and using them for various purposes. Shamans, in particular, have always had a close connection with therapeutic plants, possessing a wealth of plant knowledge…

  • DIY Ground Ginger

    DIY Ground Ginger

    DIY Ground Ginger Can you make your own ground ginger? Yes absolutely! What are the health benefits of ginger and why would you want to make your own? You probably have some ground ginger in your kitchen cupboard but it won’t be a patch on making your own. The flavour and the aroma are far…

  • Bitters

    Bitters

    What are “Bitters”? Bitters are a class of plants and herbs that taste bitter.  We have bitter receptors through our digestive tract – the mouth, pancreas, liver, ear, nose, throat, brain and genitals all have bitter receptors. Most poisons are actually bitter, so we need to be very alert to the bitter flavor / compound. …

  • Natural Yogurt

    Natural Yogurt

    How to Make Natural yogurt – no yogurt maker Skip to Recipe & Method FAQ’s Do I need a yogurt maker to make yogurt? NO! You don’t need a yogurt maker to make natural yogurt at home. All you need is something to stand the yogurt container into to keep it warm overnight. The bacteria…

  • Sourdough Tin Loaf

    Sourdough Tin Loaf

    Flour A few words about flour. When making any bread, you would normally opt for a strong flour, that is to say that the flour has a high protein content (12-13%) and therefore good gluten. Some flour varieties are naturally high in protein an some aren’t. This makes following a recipe quite difficult. A high…

  • Acid Reflux

    Acid Reflux

    This has been one of my biggest health issues for most of my life. Every visit to the doctor resulted in a prescription for antacid medication. Once I started looking deeper I found that there is actually an epidemic proportion of people now taking acid blockers or antacid tablets all over the world. I thought…

  • Constipation

    Constipation

    Quick jump index What is constipation? What causes constipation? How to relieve constipation SIBO and IBS Common Symptoms of SIBO & IBS Preventing Constipation What is constipation? Constipation can be defined as not passing a stool within 24 hours to a few days. Some say that not passing a proper stool (passing “rabbit droppings”) is…

  • Diet & Chronic Disease

    Diet & Chronic Disease

    What is Fiber? When we talk about Fiber, we don’t mean Wheatabix or Shredded Wheat!  We are talking about natural fiber, the portion of plant-derived food that cannot be completely broken down by human digestive enzymes. So when we think about food, we think about  proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins,  minerals and fiber right?   Well…