Final product (Taken with Instagram)
Find the Recipe for Massaged Kale Salad here:
Massaged Kale Salad (Taken with Instagram)
I got this recipe from my cousin, Evan. You literally massage the Kale and it absorbs the ingredients beautifully. AND, it’s raw! Packed with nutrients and sublimely tasty.
- 1 lb fresh kale
- 2 tbs soy sauce ( I like Bragg’s Liquid Aminos)
- 1 tbs rice vinegar
- 2 tbs sesame and/or olive oil
- a pinch of garlic poweder
- a pinch of sesame seeds
- a pinch of Red Star nutritional yeast (optional)
- a pinch of Bragg’s Sea Kelp Delight (optional)
Mix together and massage until wilted. Store leftovers in the fridge.
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Top House Plants to Improve Indoor Air Quality:
- English Ivy (as shown above)
- Spider Plant
- Peace Lily
- Aloe Vera
- Snake Plant
There are many different kinds of toxins that can contaminate the air inside your home. These toxins (benzene,formaldehyde,trichloroethylene) can contribute to the onset of asthma and cancer. These plants are very helpful in reducing indoor pollution and allergens, as well as electromagnetic pollution. Place one of these plants near your desktop or laptop to help absorb harmful electromagnetic vibrations. Fill your home with as many of these as possible for cleaner air and an overall healthier disposition : )
Expectorant: supports the passage of phlegm through bronchial apparatus
Emollient: A substances that soothes or softens external tissues.
Crystal of the Week : Black Tourmaline
“Tourmaline is a protective stone which balances and harmonizes the chakras. A popular metaphysical stone, Black Tourmaline is good for grounding.
A protective stone, Black Tourmaline is said to absorb negativity, strengthen the immune system, cleanse, purify, and transform dense energy into a lighter vibration. Use Black Tourmaline to help with electromagnetic smog (i.e. cell phones) and increase physical vitality.
Black Tourmaline is a fantastic stone for Grounding and for opening up the Root Chakra. Like all Tourmalines, Black Tourmaline helps to remove fear and boost self-confidence.
All Tourmaline is thought to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain.”
VATA : ETHER + AIR (movement, light, cold, dry, rough)
Unbalanced Vatas tend to be spacey, ungrounded, forgetful, worriers, and take on too much at once. They need nourishment, fats, oils, and warm foods. When balanced they can be visionaries and dreamers
PITTA: FIRE + WATER (spreading, warming, oily, moist)
Unbalanced Pitta types can be impatient or easily frustrated. They are do’ers and have ample drive and determination.
KAPHA: WATER + EARTH (dense, cold)
Unbalanced Kaphas can be stagnant, depressed, rigid, or “couch potatoes”. They tend to have poor circulation. When balanced they are trustworthy and dependable.
The five elements in Ayurveda are as follows : ether (space), air, fire, water, and earth. Most people fall into the category of one or two Doshas, which are made up of a combination of two of the elements. Healing operates on the notion that like attracts like, however like aggravates like. We are often drawn to things that are similar to us, but they can overwhelm our bodily systems. For example, a person who fits into the Vata dosha may have a tendency to do juice clenses and eat many raw or “cold” foods. We can balance our doshas by choosing foods and activities that are the opposite. For example, someone who fits into the Pitta dosha who is naturally hot-natured would benefit more from juice diets and raw foods.
***TAKE THE DOSHA QUIZ !!