Welcome back to The Naturopathic Kitchen! Each week we go back to the basics to use food as medicine in order to lead healthier lives. It can be intimidating to try new things especially when you don’t know what it is good for or how to prepare/cook it....
Cooking oil is a staple in every kitchen, but not all oils are created equal! What you don’t know CAN hurt you! Let’s dig deeper and learn more about seven of the most common oils. Discover how the oils are made, what they are used for, their pros and cons.
Clove lends a pungent intense flavor that is both sweet and bitter. In line with its powerful flavor, clove comes with powerful health benefits that have a long history of use in traditional and world medicine.
Throughout history sage has been used medicinally for a range of conditions including digestive and nervous issues, fertility, joint pain and even typhoid fever. Learn about what new research has shown about the health benefits of sage.
Pomegranate may not be the easiest fruit to eat, but its amazing health benefits and fun flavor profile are definitely worth the effort.
Passionflower has a rich history of use dating back to pre-historic times. Seeds that are thousands of years old have been discovered in Virginia, where the Algonquian Indians thrived. It is considered a weed despite the wealth of health benefits passiflora affords, and can thrive in disturbed land and poor soil. By and large, passionflower’s health effects come from its profound, yet gentle calming effects. Let’s take a closer look at how it can be used to aid your health.
Licorice root has a long history of use as a medicinal and flavor enhancing plant that has stood the test of time and rigors of modern scientific inquiry. Throughout history it has been appreciated for its sweet flavor which comes from the glycyrrhiza—a compound fifty times sweeter than sugar! Find out how licorice can benefit your health!
Black cherries are among the sweeter varieties of cherries and despite the name, they can range in color from black to a deep red. While much research attention has been given to tart cherries, black cherries are very closely related and have much of the same benefits.
Fresh cranberries can be quite tart as the sugar content is not as high as some other berries, but the health benefits are too sweet to pass up!
Pumpkin seeds are extremely versatile, tasty and most importantly – great for your health! Join us to learn why and how to add pumpkin seeds into your diet.
With over 10,000 peer-reviewed articles, turmeric has an extremely impressive resume of disease-preventing and fighting actions. Learn how this health-giving powerhouse packs a punch from head to toe.
Rosemary is one of those herbs you often see in a bundle laying whole on food. Its incredible fragrance and flavor make it a great addition to all kinds of dishes. It is very hardy and is an excellent starter herb for even the most novice herb gardener!
Thyme is an all-star herb stemming from the mint family with a rich history in culinary arts, medicine and spiritual practices. Whether you’re a novice or cooking expert, we’re sure you’ll find some new and interesting tips that will stimulate your appetite for health!
Shiitake mushrooms have been cultivated in Asia for nearly six hundred years, but only recently have they started to gain traction in Western countries. And it’s a good thing too—these mushrooms are too beneficial to pass up!
Welcome to our weekly exploration into food as medicine. Armed with the knowledge of what is healthy, you can be empowered to take control of your health. It can be intimidating to try new things especially when you don’t know what it is good for or how to...