Health Notes

Kombucha

Note: This article is not meant as a substitute for proper medical advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner before using any type of remedy, herbal or otherwise.

Kombucha

By Cristi Nunziata, Herbal Education Coordinator

You may think that kombucha is not your cup of tea, but if you haven’t already, there are many reasons that you may consider giving it a try. As a healthier alternative to soda, kombucha is fizzy and comes in a variety of flavors. Two brands are made locally, KIS and Aqua Vitea. You may also learn to make this healing beverage at home.

It is believed that kombucha dates back to the Chinese empire of the Tsim-Dynasty in 221 B.C. It was then passed on to Japan and finally India, Russia, and other Eastern countries. It was a popular beverage in World War II when black tea and sugar were sparse. Kombucha has been passed on from person to person for thousands of years and continues to be a popular beverage to this day.

Protein Powders

Note: This article is not meant as a substitute for proper medical advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner before using any type of remedy, herbal or otherwise.

Protein Powder

Dear Health Genie,

I have recently stopped eating meat and am thinking of supplementing my diet with a protein powder.  I’d ideally like something that would also be good for my two growing teenage boys and my active husband.  I am a little overwhelmed with all the options available. Any advice?

Thank you,
Pam P.

Cooling Foods for Summer Eating

Note: This article is not meant as a substitute for proper medical advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner before using any type of remedy, herbal or otherwise.

Cooling Foods for Summer Eating

By Robert Luby, MD

In western cultures, when we think of the energy contained in a food, we tend to think quantitatively and consider how many calories it contains. However, in traditional Chinese medicine and other ancient medical practices, the energy in a food is also considered from a qualitative perspective.

Finding Friends in Nature: Summer Herb Walks

Note: This article is not meant as a substitute for proper medical advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner before using any type of remedy, herbal or otherwise.

Jewelweed

By Cristi Nunziata, Herbal Education Coordinator

Throughout the summer, City Market will be offering free herb walks, where you can learn to identify common edible and medicinal plants. No matter what type of outdoor activity you enjoy, knowing the plants that surround you can be quite useful.

Fermented Foods: Nutritional Alchemy and the Fountain of Youth

Note: This article is not meant as a substitute for proper medical advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner before using any type of remedy, herbal or otherwise.

To learn more about Fermentation, please sign up for our Lacto-Fermented Sodas, Sourdough Bread, and Kombucha classes offered this month.

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