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Epstein Barr virus

What is EBV? The Epstein Barr Virus is a member of the herpes virus family. It is one of the most common human viruses and affects at least 95% of the population*. Most people are infected during infancy and early childhood and do not exhibit symptoms. Infection during adolescence and into adulthood often results in an acute viral infection called mononucleosis (more on this below). EBV also plays a role in certain cancers including Burkitt’s lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma**. What...

Holistic treatment after miscarriage and abortion

Nobody ever wants to talk about miscarriage Or abortions but it happens and is a very hard thing to experience. Here are some suggestions to help getting through miscarriage or abortions. You can  chant akaal for the baby. Chanting akaal is what you do when someone dies, apparently helping release them from their worldly ties, and I have found it therapeutic to me energetically when I have chanted it for people I have lost over the years. Also, you can have a ceremony...

Autumn Kitchari in slow cooker

Ingredients: 1/2 cup california rice 1 cup Mung Dal (split yellow) 6 cups  water 1/2 inch ginger root grated 2 tbs Ghee 1/2 tsp. coriander 1/2 tsp. Cumin powder 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder 1 pinch asafoetida 2 carrots diced 2 celery sticks diced 1 onion diced 1 bunch of greens Method: Carefully pick over rice and dal to remove any stones. Wash each separately in at least 2 changes of water. Add the 6 cups of water to the rice...

Book review: the best last cure

When I read this book I needed to take notes! I cried and I found new ways to heal. I found compassion for myself and tools that I promptly put in place. The book is about how our childhood traumas have scientifically proven to effect our health as adults. After the author explains this she goes on to share her healing journey with alternative treatments that saved her life!  This is easily the best book I read in 2015! ...

Lemon honey facial at home

The benefits of using honey to wash your face are amazing! Honey gently removes dirt and impurities without stripping the skin of natural oils. Foaming cleansers and soaps frequently strip the skin of these protective oils and cause the skin to overproduce oil. The natural antibacterial and probiotic properties of raw honey effectively reduce breakouts and prevent new acne. Since it is so gentle and nurturing to the skin, it is ideal for very sensitive skin, rosacea, and eczema. It works...

Raising healthy love for this world one child at a time!

I come from a generation of parents that were taught when they were young that children should be seen not heard. This morning as I was holding my youngest in my arms I realized my children might feel more loved than I did. When I was younger I didn’t really feel unloved though. When a child is told over & over again ” I’m so lucky I get to be your mama” or ” I always want to be with...

copywork and dictation for literacy

Why should you use copywork and dictation in the early grades? The purpose of copywork is to get into the child’s visual (and motor) memory the look and feel of a sentence that is corrrectly composed, and properly spelled, spaced, and punctuated. The purpose of dictation is to have a child practice transferring his knowledge of the rules of grammar, spelling, and punctuation to actual writing. So you should do copywork as long as the child is still struggling with...

Eggplant Caponata

After eating eggplant  caponata almost everyday when I owned a Italian restaurant in San Francisco, you would think I was done with eggplant caponata. But I’m not and with good reason. It’s such a great transition dish from summer to fall with its warm spices & sweet cocoa powder infused in summer tomatoes and eggplant. Also if you don’t have a night shade issue, eggplant is a major cancer fighter! Here is my recipe. Ingredients: 1/2 cup virgin olive oil...

Persimmon, pomegranate salad with dream cheese & nasturtiums 

Ingredients:  2 Fuji persimmons sliced 1 pomegranate seeds One pint of dream ( yogurt)cheese Olive oil Sea salt to taste 4 oz Microgreens or butter lettuce 2 oz Nasturtium blossoms Method: Toss microgreens or salad in olive oil & apple cider vinegar. Roll dream cheese into balls and put in top of greens. Tuck persimmon slices under greens. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds & nasturtiums on top of salad....

Grain free apple crisp

This dessert is so yummy, easy and not at all bad for you.  Except we do like ours with a  spoonful of vanilla ice cream! Ingredients: 6 apples sliced  5 cups of mixed unsalted nuts 1 stick of butter 1 cup of honey 1 cup of coconut sugar 1/2 cup of almond flour 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon Ground Cardamon 1/2 Teaspoon Ground ginger Method: Preheat oven to 350. slice apples and place with...