Author Archives: Chanchal

The importance of a healthy gut flora and balanced microbiome

This is fascinating study that verifies the incredible importance of a healthy gut flora and balanced microbiome. We already know this matters for your mental health (depression is linked to gut dysbiosis), to auto-immune diseases through the issue of leaky … Read More

Review of Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Medicines

Abstract

Medicinal plants and their secondary metabolites are progressively used in the treatment of diseases as a complementary medicine. Inflammation is a pathologic condition that includes a wide range of diseases such as rheumatic and immune-mediated conditions, diabetes, cardiovascular accident, … Read More

Review: Innisfree Farm offers a tranquil oasis for an al fresco lunch

We thought we were just heading up to Royston’s Innisfree Farm for a nice Saturday lunch – who could resist a menu like the one posted above?

Innisfree in the past has held a few farmhouse dinners, which we have

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Probiotics, fermented foods linked to good health

The bacteria located in your GI tract play a crucial role in the development and operation of the mucosal immune system in your digestive tract. They also aid in the production of antibodies to pathogens. Dr. Mercola takes a closer look at the vital importance of probiotic gut bacteria...

Pacific Northwest Wildflowers

I am very happy to share with you the wonderful Pacific Northwest Wildflowers website that I discovered today. There are 16235 wildflower photographs by Mark Turner the photographer and co-author (with Phyllis Gustafson) of the award-winning field guide, Wildflowers of … Read More

Baldwins Herb Map of Europe

Thanks to Baldwins Herbs in London for this lovely herb map of Europe – truly a work of art and also quite useful.

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2013 Calendar – by Topic

FOOD IS MEDICINE SERIES

Saturday April 6th                 9.30 am – 5.00 pm

Spring Cleanse

Friday April 19th                   6.00 – 9.00 pm

Lacto -Fermentation

 

Friday May 3rd                      6.00 – 9.00 pm

Herbs in Health and Cooking

 

Saturday

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Innisfree – March 2014 Press Release

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Probiotics linked to reduced risk of chronic diseases – Dr. Mercola Review

Research is confirming that probiotics - like those found in naturally fermented foods like kefir, kombucha and saurkraut - are potent determinants for a healthy gut and strong immune system

Calorie Restriction enhances Cancer Treatment – Dr. Mercola

Experts using nutrition to treat cancer are finding that a key aspect of cancer prevention and treatment is intermittent fasting. In this article, Dr. Mercola explores the evidence showing how calorie restriction enhances the efficacy of chemotherapy for cancer patients.