Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Healing in the Kitchen

After reading an article titled Kitchen Cures by Nicci Micco in this month's issue of Parenting magazine, it inspired me to write about it in my first Etsy Natural Healers Guild blog post.

"Imagine: You take your sick kid to the doctor and come home with a prescription recipe for an immune-boosting broth to soothe his sniffles.  This may sound strange (yet wonderful!), but that's precisely how Daphne Miller, M.D. runs her family-medicine practice in San Francisco.  Best known as the author of The Jungle Effect, her popular book about the world's healthiest traditional diets, Dr. Miller is all about promoting the healing properties of food."  Check out one of Dr. Miller's family's and patient's favorite healing recipes below:

> Mushroom-Ginger Soup
Serves 1
Chase away sniffles with this get-better-soon soup.  Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and decongestant, and research suggests mushrooms can boost your immune system.
Put 1 1/4 cups sliced mushrooms and 1/2-inch piece of peeled fresh ginger into a pot with 2 cups cold water.  Cover and bring to boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.  Remove from heat and remove ginger.  Mix 1/4 cup of the broth with 1 Tbsp. miso paste and 1 tsp. rice vinegar.  Stir this mixture back into the pot.  Top with scallions (green onions) and serve. 

On the topic of healing mushrooms, Kombucha Tea is a biological active product fermented with a living culture to become a natural living food high in enzymes. Scientific research shows the benefits of Kombucha, whose high concentration of probiotic-rich acids can provide a powerful energy boost, as well as detoxify and cleanse the blood of disease-causing toxins, allowing the body to alleviate a wide spectrum of ailments and conditions; from the mildest indisposition to the most serious diseases.

Drinking Kombucha tea regularly has been shown to benefit the human body by:

* balancing the metabolism
* cleansing the blood and regulating pH levels
* improving liver, gall bladder, and digestive function
* detoxifying the body and enhancing the immune system
* raising overall energy level

^This Kombucha product information and photo were both found in Eco-Friendly Freckles shop.  Shop owner, Jessica, is a proud member and new captain of Etsy Natural Healers Guild.

Jessica's Komucha is also featured in my very first Etsy Natural Healers Guild Team Treasury titled Clovers and Blue Moons.


1 comment:

  1. Mmm, the mushroom ginger soup sounds delicious...I love how I feel when I drink kombucha: cleansed and full of energy!