HISTORICAL HERBS AND SPICES OF CHRISTMAS

HISTORICAL HERBS AND SPICES OF CHRISTMAS By: Donna Easto, C.H., H.C., M.H, H.Ed. Frankincense and Myrrh:  Our modern understanding of the gifts of the Wise Men focuses mostly on their monetary value.  However, there’s an even more important reason that the Magi chose...

LIVING GLUTEN-FREE FLOURS CONTINUED

GF starches and flours used in blends can be confusing. Recipes often call for a ratio of about 80% starches to 20% whole grain flours. The following list is not exhaustive by any means – I’ve not even touched on most seeds, nuts and legumes. However, I have...

LIVING GLUTEN-FREE, FLOUR

Adapting to a gluten-free diet may seem overwhelming – especially after reading recipes that call for flours and starches you’ve never heard of before. A gluten-free diet means eliminating all items that contain the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and...

FODMAPS

Experiencing digestive problems such as gas, abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation or diarrhea?  You may be consuming something from a group of foods (FODMAPs) containing small carbohydrates (sugars)  that are not being adequately broken down in your small...

COVID CONSTIPATION

By:  Donna Easto, C.H., H.C., M.H., Certified Herbal Educator Covid-19 has resulted in considerable changes to our day-to-day activities.  The need to stay home and remain isolated from others is the main cause behind something being dubbed ‘quarantine...