Calming Flower Herbal Tea

A delightful daily sipping tea to deal with heightened stress, anxiety, quite the mind, chil-lax the body, calm nerves, or just to relax at the end of a long day. Ingredients: For one 12 ounce cup: 2 tsp of pre-mixed herbal tea, or more if desired:  Chamomile Flowers Lavender Flowers Linden Flowers Skullcap Rose Petals   For 1 pound: 2 Parts (4 ounces) Chamomile Flowers 1 Part (2 ounces) Lavender Flowers 1 Part (2 ounces) Linden Flowers 1 Park (2 ounces) Skullcap 1 Part (2 ounces) Rose Petals   Directions Combine all herbs and gently mix well. Place 2 tsp […]

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Lavender

Most of us know that this little purple plant is good for one thing or another, but what are those amazing health benefits of lavender that people always rave about? Here you go. Ancient texts tell us that lavender essential oil has been used for medicinal and religious purposes for over 2,500 years. The Egyptians used it for mummification and as a perfume. The Romans used it for bathing, cooking and for scenting the air. What are we using lavender for today? Breathing in the smell of lavender has been rumored to have a calming effect; turns out, it’s true. Research […]

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Apple Pie-Phase 2

For the Filling: Ingredients: 7-8 apples 1 Tbsp Cinnamon 3 Tbsp Sweet-E 15 drops liquid Stevia Vanilla 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice Roughly pulse 5 apples in a food processor into tiny pieces, toss lemon juice and 1 tsp cinnamon over it and dehydrate for a couple of hours or longer at 115 degrees F. Blend remaining apples and other ingredients into apple sauce. Mix all in a bowl, pour into pie dish and refrigerate for 2 hours. For the Crust: 2 cups Raw Almonds 8 drops of Stevia 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil 1/4 tsp Cinnamon Place all ingredients in food […]

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Pomegranate and Digestion

The Benefits of Pomegranate: Pomegranate peel, bark and leaves are used to calm disorders of the stomach caused by any kind of digestive problems. Pomegranate benefits your digestive system by providing B-complex vitamins that help your body efficiently convert fat, protein and carbohydrates into energy. One fruit provides 25% of the folate and about 1/6 of the thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B-6 you need daily. It also provides 11 grams of fiber, more than twice the amount of fiber in a bowl of bran flakes. Fiber helps food move through your body effectively, assisting with digestion. Pomegranate also plays a […]

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Raw Cranberry-Pomegranate-Ginger Relish

  Makes 4 cups/ One quart Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of fresh or frozen cranberries, culled 1 TBSP skinned and coarse chopped fresh ginger Zest of one orange 1 navel orange, supreme (cut away skin and de-pith), quarter and cut away core http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-puth-citrus-home-hacks-108049 2 cups pomegranate seeds 2 TBSP finely ground black chia seeds, optional Directions: Place ginger and cranberries into food processor and pulse until chopped fine Add orange and pulse again until well mixed Remove and place into appropriated sized mixing bowl Add pomegranate seeds, orange zest and ground chia seeds, mix well Cover, place in fridge for […]

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The Beauty of Skin Brushing

The skin is the largest organ in the body and aids tremendously in the detoxification process. Saunas and sweating have been shown to be one way of utilizing this huge organ but skin brushing is also effective.  Your skin is an organ of elimination. One third of your body’s toxins are excreted through the skin and dry brushing helps to unclog pores and excrete toxins that become trapped in the skin. Regular scrubbing is important because it unclogs pores allowing skin to release toxins trapped daily inside the body. Excerpt from There is a Cure for Diabetes by Dr. Gabriel […]

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Spiritual Warriorship

The unique walk is how we hold all of the levels within the heavens and the earth at the same time. We are multi-dimensional beings. This includes the physical, emotional, and mental planes, and the plane of direct knowing or the World of Atzilut. Integrating those levels is part of spiritual warriorship. Spiritual warriorship is a very important component of spiritual life. The Native American way puts a particular focus on spiritual warriorship, which is part of what the Inipi ceremony and the Sun Dance are about. It is no accident that many of the great enlightened spiritual teachers were […]

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Lemon-Ginger-Turmeric Tea

Ingredients: 1½ cups of filtered drinking water 1 teaspoon of fresh thin sliced turmeric root (or ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder) 1 teaspoon of thin sliced ginger root (or ½ teaspoon of ginger powder) 1/8 tsp whole stevia leaf or 3 drop of stevia liquid ½ lemon, juiced (with or without peel) Black pepper or cayenne to taste   Directions: Heat water to about 175 degrees Add the turmeric, ginger and whole stevia leaf allowing it to steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Do not let the mixture come to a boil Strain the hot liquid and pour into a […]

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Treehouse Dressing

Phase 1 1 cup Filtered Water 2 cup Chickpea Miso 1 cup Lemon Juice 2/3 cup Ginger Juice 2 cup Olive Oil Blend ingredients on high speed except olive oil. While the blender is running, add the olive oil to emulsify the dressing. This recipe will fill a Vita-Mix. Note from the chef: For Treehouse Squared, in addition to the the above ingredients, blend in the following items to make a variation on our class house dressing: 1 or 2 tsp Spicy Mustard 2 Tbsp Spirulina

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