Kitchari Cleanse


            Recipe by Ingrid Petres         At this time of year many people are feeling the need for detoxification from the holiday excess.  Moderate fasting can be effective at healing and nurturing your body in a way that can help eliminate cravings and detoxify the body of […]

The Abuse of Ma Huang (Ephedra sinica) by Jeff Actions and Energetics of Some Common North American Trees by Laurel Redmon Alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy by Cheryl Aromatic & Herbal Remedies for Animals by Cheryl Aromatherapy (Essential Oils) and Herbs for SARS by Jeff & Cheryl Catnip as Mosquito Repellent by Jeff Do You […]



QUESTION: One year ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Sometimes it hits hard when you least expect it. I have been in situations where I was doing repair work (which is my living) on the floor and the pain would hit so hard I couldn’t stand up. I know other people with this condition, who […]

by Laurel Redmon, M.S., L.Ac. Dipl. C.H.     Turmeric rhizome, Curcuma longa, or jiang huang has been enjoying the limelight in recent months.  It was the herb-du-jour, in the wake of the Vioxx scandal, along with a bit of research funding and an urban myth that Indian women never contract breast cancer.  Media scrutiny […]

In a large pot cook fish in broth: 1 lb White Fish, fresh 6 cups Hawthorn/Eleuthro Broth (see recipe)   Simmer until fish is cooked, remove fish (leave broth in pot) and when cool enough remove skin.   To the same broth used to cook fish add the following: 2 cans Coconut Milk (13.5 oz […]

Saute until onions are fully cooked. Add small amount of water or broth if more moisture is needed during cooking process. 2 cups Onion, chopped small   8 cloves Garlic, fresh, minced 3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil 1 Tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons Turmeric powder 1 Tablespoon Garam Masala* powder 1 Tablespoon Holy Basil 2 Bay […]

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