Posts by Lauren

Playing with Fears

I am just back from my morning swim, and I have to tell you what happened. I was presented with a writing prompt too perfect to pass over. That topic would be fear. What makes it even more interesting is that the topic of fear has come up several times in different ways this week.…

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Black Bean and Butternut Squash Stew

Is it simmering stew season yet? Just to be clear, that means a veggie-full stew, and this one totally fits the bill. Not only is it packed with fall harvest vegetables, the spice combination is divine.  I brought this along to a house concert potluck, and I had to think twice if I really wanted…

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What Gemmotherapy can do for your Acute Symptoms

When you face a cold or flu there are a number of options to choose from that are readily available to address your symptoms. I’m sure at one time or another you have experimented with each of these. As a child, the choices for your acute care were based on your parents’ understanding of health,…

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Introducing the Restoring Immunity Podcast

Today I am so excited to announce my latest project. With the help and inspiration of one of my new interns and Gemmo Moms, Megan Ethridge, I have created the Restoring Immunity podcast!   This first series with Megan is geared particularly to moms. Each 20-30 minute episode covers a common acute issue and how to…

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Cleansing Kitchari

If you haven’t tried Kitchari, now is the time. The traditional Ayurvedic cleansing meal is perfect for fall. If the ingredients listed aren’t readily available or you aren’t up to tracking down the spices, you can simply order this kit from Banyan Botanicals and get started. Be sure to plan for a large batch as this…

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Everyday Lessons

From the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we settle in at the end of the day, we are afforded so many authentic places to practice. Every experience of hardship provides fertile ground in which we can root our practice. — Justin von Bujdoss, “Ask a Teacher” This beautiful, everyday life…

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Spicy Chickpea Soup

I first made this recipe during a cold, wet March in Austin. The good news is, I happen to love soup and have an endless array of recipes to help us wait out these Austin-style cold fronts. My daughter Kate shared this recipe when she gifted me a jar of homemade harissa paste. While she…

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Why I Study Gemmotherapy: Dana Campaen

by Dana Campaen A few years ago, my homeopath doctor gave me some “drops” when I had some health problems. And it worked like a miracle. I live in Cluj-Napoca, a beautiful town in Transylvania where Gemmos are produced at a very high level. My primary healthcare training is as an M.D. I have been…

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Mushroom Spinach Soup with Cinnamon, Coriander and Cumin

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Here’s my take on a yummy mushroom soup that appeared in a New York Times fall soup feature. I love the challenge of taking on conventional recipes and creating a vegan/gluten-free version — and this one is no exception. Although I rarely pass up a mushroom recipe, this one has a combination of cinnamon, coriander…

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Where Does Gemmotherapy Fit in the World of Herbal Medicine?

It isn’t often that my schedule permits me to offer a live class in the U.S., but I cleared the weekend of Nov. 9 when an invitation to teach at AOMA Graduate School for Integrative Medicine arrived. If you are looking for an opportunity to study with me directly, here is your personal invitation! (Register…

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