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Winter Season and Digestion

By BHP Education Specialist Samaya Cullerton The winter season is considered in traditional Asian medicine, the yin within yin. The attributes of yin are femininity, darkness, coldness, introspectiveness, quiet, calm and slowness. During this time, even our modern world slows down … Continue reading

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Salad dressings are easy!

For most of us, when we want to eat healthier, automatically add large salads as an easy way to include a variety of vegetables in our diet. This is an admirable task, especially when one goes beyond including salad basics, … Continue reading

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Using herbs in our diet to enhance our health

Most of us try to live a healthy lifestyle: eat a good diet, exercise regularly, and tread lightly on the planet. Even so, sometimes it can be hard to incorporate herbs into our regular routine and keep it up when … Continue reading

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Holiday Special

If you are anything like us at BHP, the holidays seem to be filled up running to one special event after another. Invariably, the sweets are too tempting and many times they wreck havoc with how we feel. Our reactions … Continue reading

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Turmeric

Turmeric is a distinctive spice, both in color and flavor.  Like many other spices, it has had a multitude of uses in folk and alternative medicines throughout history however modern medicine has done little research to corroborate ancient theory. It … Continue reading

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Herbs to grow, part 2

We are continuing our series on the health benefits of herbs to grow in your garden. **** Rosemary Historically, rosemary has been used for a variety of complaints including alleviating muscle pain, improving memory, boosting the immune and circulatory system, … Continue reading

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Herbs to grow for our health, part one

We all know that fresh herbs are where it’s at when cooking, but aside from being superior flavor-wise, our common cooking herbs have a surprising number of health benefits when regularly included in our diets. All of the following are … Continue reading

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Cardamom health benefits

We are continuing our series on the health benefits of the spices you can find in your pantry. **** A primary ingredient in Garam Masala, cardamom is a tropical spice that is considered one of the most valuable spices in … Continue reading

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The Flavor Bible

I’ve mentioned before that one of the projects my mom worked on off and on was a cookbook. Her idea was to create a book that was less individual recipes and more a way to put together building blocks of … Continue reading

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How cinnamon can help keep us healthy

Cinnamon is ubiquitous in any pantry, being a staple spice in baking. I use it in many of my mid-winter treats because its spicy taste warms from the inside. It is versatile and can be used in sweet and savory … Continue reading

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