These energy balls are a modern day version of a wonderful postpartum/recovery treat from the East Indian tradition. I was introduced to this Qi or energy building sweet by my mentor, Master Gladys after a Qi-gong healing treatment back in acupuncture school. Since then, I have recommended it to patients and made them at home too.
Essentially, the combination of ghee, dried fruit, nuts and spices supports digestion, builds the blood and warms the body. It is great for anyone who is recovering from surgery, an illness or giving birth.
This recipe is modified from a more traditional version from
The first thing we will do is make ghee or clarified butter out of 1 stick of butter. Ghee is considered to be very tonifying and the cooking process removes impurities from the butter. It is a little bit of added work but totally worth the time involved. See below if you need step by directions for ghee
Today we are looking at Mucus. Cervical mucus to be exact. How to learn what to look for, how to track it, and ways to improve the quality at home with food therapy and self-care.
Okay, ladies, starting around day 10 or 11 of your cycle, I ask for women to look for a change. There is a range of days women notice this change, anywhere from days 3 to 5 is typically seen. Like your period, there can be a smaller amount in the beginning and then it increases and has a peak day... but not to worry if you feel there isn’t a huge change because I am here to support you in improving your mucus!
Well, your cervical mucus is easiest and most...
Zebbuga (pronounced za-booch) or olives are one thing that this Mediterranean girl is never out of!
As a second-generation American, my roots run deep to the isle of Malta where my great grandparents were proud olive farmers (capers too). I love the taste, color, and versatility of this powerhouse ingredient. Whether it’s the oil in my homemade marinara, in salad dressing or a snack, we are without a doubt an olive household. My boys eat them by the handful. Packed with amazing health benefits, I would say this is one thing I am okay keeping in bulk.
As a therapeutic herb in traditional Chinese medicine, olives/oil is considered neutral in temperature meaning it is safe and useful no matter what time of the month or year you want to use it. The flavor is both sweet and sour. Sweet things support the Spleen and Sour supports the Liver. Often found in food therapy as a detoxifying ingredient, olive oil is safe to use any time. Though, if trying to...