At first, when I started hiking for mushrooms, I was bummed out to learn that Reishi, Chaga or Cordyceps don't grow in my area. Some of the most famous mushrooms just aren't here where I live.But then I got to know more about the mushrooms that do grow in my area and discovered: Lots of … [Read more...] about Hiking for Mushrooms
The more I’ve gotten into nutrition, the more I’ve realized the importance of having an actual connection to food.The reason there are 10,000 different diets, with a new one coming out every day, is because the civilized human species has largely lost this connection, and this leads to all kinds … [Read more...] about Crabbing, Fishing and Connection to Food
The other week I attended a seaweed foraging class that was put on through ForageSF.This required me to wake up at 2:45 in the morning to drive a few hours up the coast, but it was worth it.I’m amazed at how something that seems so difficult at first, can turn into something so easy with a … [Read more...] about Seaweed Foraging
The question you may be asking yourself is, "Should I take Nettle Root Tincture or Powder?"In this article we'll discuss some of the differences between these two and whether you will want one, the other or both.The fact is that different methods of preparation bring out different benefits … [Read more...] about Should I take Nettle Root Tincture or Powder?
With a nickname like “the Miracle Tree”, it’s not difficult to imagine that moringa deserves your attention. Moringa oleifera, or simply moringa, is a tropical tree that grows plentifully in Central America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Having been used medicinally for more … [Read more...] about The Miracle Tree: Moringa and It’s Many Health Boosting Properties!
I was just up in Oregon a little while back.One of my aims is to spend a little time in nature each day. This is great to be deep in the heart of a forest, but just a park inside the city is better than nothing.One study I just read about with hospital patients, showed that those simply … [Read more...] about Hawthorn Park
While the Achuar were the peoples that we got to spend the most time with in the Amazon, we also did a quick visit to the Quechua in Sarayuka.After drinking guayusa tea mixed with a number of barks in the morning, I got a tour of their herb garden that surrounded the hut.They grow a … [Read more...] about Amazonian Herb Garden
If you’re practicing pesticide-free gardening, that’s great for you—and the earth. And it’s great for one other reason: You might be able to harvest and eat some of the plants that would otherwise be considered weeds.That’s right: If you don’t spray your yard and thoroughly clean anything you … [Read more...] about Edible Backyard Plants
Everything old is new again. - Peter Allen Today with big groups of people moving towards hunter-gather, ancestral and paleo nutrition, there has been a shift to look back at our ancient roots to discern what the best ways to eat are. I like to think about nutrition outside the lens of a … [Read more...] about Tonic Herbs as a Source of Primal Nutrition
Chicha.The word is used to describe a number of different drinks all across Central and South America.It is a sacred and very important daily drink of the Achuar people in the Amazon jungle.There it is made with the manioc, also known as yuca or cassava, roots. After harvesting they are … [Read more...] about Yummm…Spit Beer