Cooking is as Great an Invention as the Wheel!

Cooking is fantastic! Not only because it kills potentially harmful bacteria but also because some nutrients become more bioavailable. When you soak, cook, mash food, you help your digestion so that it doesn’t need to use strong stomach acids to break up the food to get the nutrients out, and therefore they are more bioavailable, meaning … Continue reading Cooking is as Great an Invention as the Wheel!

Raw Food Isn’t Necessarily “Natural” Either!

If I have a choice I wouldn't elaborate the food more than I have to, so that the nutrients in it to do the best for me. I wouldn’t peel or grate a carrot. I wouldn’t cook what is better for me uncooked. But, I would cook what is best for me cooked! When I’m … Continue reading Raw Food Isn’t Necessarily “Natural” Either!

400 Million Animals Are Slaughtered Daily!

When I did my Yama-work (mind detox, see yesterday’s blog) the first time, it became very clear that I couldn’t support violence in any form. I tried to find out how I did that unconsciously in anyway, as a voter, a consumer, a citizen. Did I support violence indirectly? I saw many areas that I … Continue reading 400 Million Animals Are Slaughtered Daily!

Wake the Grains Up with Kisses!

Until you soak grains, any grains, they stay dormant. It's life encapsulated and protected with a fiber shell and enzyme inhibitors. These enzymes, a bit bitter in taste, stops the grain from activating this life force, Prana, that it contains. Prana is the force that we call life or being alive, the force or energy … Continue reading Wake the Grains Up with Kisses!

Soak Them and Get More

At Olive Retreat we soak and germinate grains, rice, beans, nuts and seeds as much as possible and we always do so if we have a guest that has a food intolerance or digestive health issues (i.e. most of the retreats!) We are often asked how to soak and why, so I thought I would … Continue reading Soak Them and Get More

Pre-biotic and Pro-biotic for Your Microbe Friends

We are walking National Parks of bacteria. On the inside and on our skin, we carry over 100 trillion (yes you read it right!)  microorganisms on us all the time. After the big genome discovery, now we know that this is what really makes us healthy or sick. Genes we can only turn on or … Continue reading Pre-biotic and Pro-biotic for Your Microbe Friends