Try this fast button mushroom recipe. A natural Immune Booster & Cholesterol Buster.
Almond is the only nut that alkalises the body, all other nuts acidify.[i] In Ayurvedic medicine it is revered for its ability to support the reproductive system, particularly in men by improving sperm count. Almonds can be eaten raw as a snack but those with a weak digestion should soak them overnight first & remove the skins as this activates the enzymes & increases their nutrient value. Like all nuts they are an excellent source of plant protein while being particularly high in Vitamin E & Manganese. They are also a rich in flavanols, antioxidants and are known to help with managing cholesterol & there are many discussions on its potential benefits for brain health & Alzheimer’s[ii]. The high quantity of manganese may also explain it benefits in cholesterol & brain health.
Mindfulness seems to be the new buzzword popping up everywhere, Schools, Hospitals and local community centres. Mindfulness is a translation from the Sanskrit word Sati, meaning to be in the moment and aware of the present. It seems a contradiction that the translation was interpreted as mindfulness as opposed to mindlessness or perhaps Embodied Living might be better again. To be practising present moment awareness in any scenario, all our senses need to be engaged.
A yoga practise increases vitality when it is reflecting our current needs, whether this is to cope with an injury or support a stressful period, an athlete looking to improve performance or a student undergoing exams. On completion of a beginners yoga course with Siobhán Shinnors (YogaHerbalist), a student will have enough knowledge to do a routine of core postures correctly and safely and begin the journey of practising yoga intuitively.