We have known about the incredible benefits of chia seeds for a while, but BBC has just published an interesting article about these little gems.
They also mentioned an important piece of information about the status of Chia Seeds when it comes to the novel foods act:
In the UK, the seeds are only currently allowed for sale as a bread ingredient, but over the next few weeks, the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes is poised to allow chia seeds in a wide variety of products including baked goods, breakfast cereals and nut and seed mixes. BBC News
So, hopefully, finally, chia seeds will be full appreciated in this country as they should have been for a long time! Continue reading →
Psyllium husks or psyllium seed husks consist of the outer flakey part of the seeds of the plant Plantago ovata, also known as Isabgol in India. The husks are recommended by the ancient Indian medical system of Ayurveda for regularity and cleansing of the colon, as well as for promoting healthy blood circulation. Continue reading →
Pysllium Husk has a few different uses. This article gives you instructions on how to use psyllium husk and some guidelines as to the correct quantities and dosages. The preparation will vary slightly depending upon what purpose you are taking psyllium husk for. Learn more about Psylium Husk →
Shilajit is a tar/resin like substance which comes out of the ground in the Himalayas. It is actually produced from a particular strata (layer) in the Himalayas which in fact runs about 1000m all the way up into Russia. In Russia, they call Shilajit by a different name – “Mumijo”. Read more amazing facts about Shilajit. →
Imagine it’s summertime. The sun is out, and there is barely a cloud in the sky. You’re walking barefoot through the sand on a beach. It feels amazing.
What you maybe didn’t realise is there is actually more going on here than what we usually think. It actually feels amazing for more than just the obvious reasons.
The other thing that is actually taking place in this scenario is that we are actually “earthing” or “grounding” ourselves.
The earth, naturally, is negatively charged, so when we are in nature and walking on the earth barefoot, we are connected to these negative particles, and we can feel their natural benefit.
However, in our modern world, not only do we were rubber soled shoes, and pave the roads, but also we have a lot of radiowaves and positively charged electricity hitting us from all these electronic devices such as TVs, computers, iphones, ipads etc.
When we walk barefoot on the grass or earth, we are actually reconnecting ourselves with that natural negative charge, and we are helping our bodies to get rid of all those unnatural charges that we have received.
Try to take a few minutes out of your day to go out into the garden, or a local park, and actually walk barefoot for a while. I guarantee you, it will feel great!
For some more information about grounding or earthing, you can have a look at this video:
Reishi Mushrooms and other medicinal mushrooms have long been known in the natural foods circles to have some incredible healing and nutritional qualities. Of course, in the west, we have been very slow at picking this up ourselves, since reishi have been used for literally thousands of years in Asian cultures as medicine for many different diseases and conditions.
However, it’s only in very recent years that the scientific world in the west is catching up. It’s slow, but about time!
There is certainly a lot of very interesting information about the Medicinal Mushrooms such as the Reishi Mushroom and the Shaga Mushroom out there. It’s well worth taking the time to do a bit of research!