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Homemade Bone Broth ~ How to Make Chicken Stock ~ Vitaclay Organic Crock n' Stock Pot

Homemade Bone Broth ~ How to Make Chicken Stock ~ Vitaclay Organic Crock n' Stock Pot

Vita Clay Organic Clay Crock 'n Stock Pot | Review & Demo Recipe

Vita Clay Organic Clay Crock 'n Stock Pot | Review & Demo Recipe

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Did You Know Black Beans Are Good For You?

Did You Know Black Beans Are Good For You?

Winter is the best time to nourish as our body is designed to absorb the rich and nutritional foods during cold season of the year. In TCM, when kidney is highly active, black beans are thought to tonify the Kidney Qi and nourish Yin and Blood. The Qi, or energy, of the Kidney system is essence f...
Colon Cleanse for a Healthy Gut

Colon Cleanse for a Healthy Gut

Why do a colon cleanse? According to Dr. Axe, a well-functioning colon is so important for overall well-being. Colon cleanse helps removing bacteria, heavy metal detox, eliminating excess fatty acids from the body. A colon cleanse can also impact the nervous system positively, which is why it mig...

Romantic Dinner Ideas on Valentine's Day

MEDITERRANEAN SLOW COOKED SHORT RIBS SERVED WITH POLENTA  Easy steamed lobsters CREAMY SHRIMP SCAMPI WITH PASTA IN 30 MINUTES VEGGIE MUSHROOM PASTA FAGIOLI SOUP 11 BEST VEGETARIAN SLOW COOKER RECIPES INDIAN COCONUT CURRY BUTTERNUT SQUASH BISQUE VEGETARIAN GUMBO EGGPLANT STEW WITH CHICKPEAS...

5 Things You Should Be Kind to Your Liver

5 Things You Should Be Kind to Your Liver

You only have one liver, it’s important to know how to look after it. Your liver is the largest organ inside your body and does hundreds of essential jobs. Fighting infection and disease Destroying poisons and drugs (including alcohol) Cleaning the blood Controlling the amount of cholesterol Pro...
Winter Nourishment with Soothing Chicken Soup for "Chi" or "Qi" and Beauty

Winter Nourishment with Soothing Chicken Soup for "Chi" or "Qi" and Beauty

Winter is a perfect season for nourishment! Enhance energy “chi” flow and balance “yin” and “yang” with chicken shiitake mushrooms, goji berries, astragalus, ginseng soup, also calls my beauty soup! Add these along with ginger, wine, and water in your VitaClay to brew for 2 hours. The reason I ad...
Self-Care and Social Distancing

Self-Care and Social Distancing

I had years of experience with social distancing before COVID-19 hit. My first-hand knowledge of being isolated, however, resulted from a mental disorder rather than a contagious virus. Anxiety and fear led me to over-exercise, under-eat, and study alone. I wasn’t motivated to manage my hygiene o...

Top Foods to Prevent Growing Gray Hair

Top Foods to Prevent Growing Gray Hair

Can Foods Prevent Grey Hair? Gray hair can be the result of a nutritional deficiency such as a lack of vitamins B-12 or B-9. However, it is also a result of the natural aging process -- as you get older, your chances of gray hair increase by 10 to 20 percent every 10 years after the age of 30. N...
Take Care of Yourself to Maintain Your Immunity and Stay Hydrated

Take Care of Yourself to Maintain Your Immunity and Stay Hydrated

Drinking hot tea, hot soups may help kill the coronavirus and minimize risk of contracting COVID-19. So stay dehydrated. Don’t forget to add Ginger, garlic, turmeric and onion in your soups as they are the perfect herb spices to help prevent from the coronavirus too! Stay safe and be well... ...
Winter Healing with Soup

Winter Healing with Soup

Creamy organic mushroom taro soup with turnip’s leaves. A perfect season and time of the year for healing... cooked in my #vitaclay for 30 minutes!

The Mighty Tangerine!

The Mighty Tangerine!

The Mighty Tangerine!  Well, tangerines are in season right now! Enjoy its juicy, vibrant burst of sweet citrus flavor, but did you know that you can use the peel of the tangerine to make a delicious tea, which can help to soothe what ails you? According to TCM, tangerine peel is famous for helpi...
Winter Healing with Brain Boosting Foods, VitaClay 12 Days of Giving

Winter Healing with Brain Boosting Foods, VitaClay 12 Days of Giving

Another good thing about winter is that it is full of Brain-Boosting foods! Leafy greens such as collards, kale & broccoli are full of vitamin K, lutein and beta carotene which may slow cognitive decline. Walnuts for healthy fats and memory. Oily fish like salmon and sardines are rich in ome...
Holiday Walk and Wassail - VitaClay 12 Days of Giving

Holiday Walk and Wassail - VitaClay 12 Days of Giving

Holiday Walk & Wassail  One way to brighten an unusual holiday season is to go for a long walk and enjoy all the beautiful lights. The cool weather will be refreshing and you will be doing something healthy while having fun! Call it a Holiday Twofer – a gift that keeps on giving! Walking is ...

Nourish Your Skin... VitaClay 12 Days of Giving

Nourish Your Skin... VitaClay 12 Days of Giving

Nourish Your Skin! Your skin is your largest organ. It protects you and it helps you remove toxins. Healthy skin is not a given and during the winter we need to take extra care to support it.  The hands down best skin-care nutrients are vitamins A, C, D, and E + selenium and zinc. And don’t forge...
At-Home Spa Time - VitaClay 12 Days of Giving

At-Home Spa Time - VitaClay 12 Days of Giving

At-Home Spa Time Winter is the perfect season for a Magnesium foot bath. Here at VitaClay we use the time we gain from quick, cooking in clay to take care of ourselves and you should too. A quick, easy way to reduce tension and set yourself up for a restful night’s sleep is to give yourself the g...
Wild Yam Roots Simmered in Clay, Your Beauty Foods on the Go!

Wild Yam Roots Simmered in Clay, Your Beauty Foods on the Go!

Wild yam roots simmered in rich sauce, meat or meatless! Cozy, healing and comforting! Wild yams are know as a beauty food to nourish your skin! According to TCM, wild yams enhance energy “chi”, balance “yin” and “yang”, helps heal gut, nourish lungs & ease coughing, aids in digestion! It’s a...

Eating to Support Lung Health -- 12 Days of Giving from VitaClay

Eating to Support Lung Health -- 12 Days of Giving from VitaClay

Plants are the best for our air and our health. Houseplants help clean our indoor air, making it better for us. Cleaner air, happy lungs! Eating plant foods is also good for our general health – consider it a lung-friendly habit. Plant foods (think lentils, beans, vegetables, seeds, grains) are f...

Heal your gut... VitaClay 12 Days of Giving

The saying goes, “you are what you eat” but it really should be “you are what you absorb”. These days many people suffer for poor gut health which causes all sorts of issues from allergies and indigestion to arthritis and joint pain. If your gut is unhealthy you are not absorbing all of the nutri...
Longevity Mung Bean Soups and Porridge

Longevity Mung Bean Soups and Porridge

  Have you heard of the Blue Zones? These are places around the world where people live very long lives. Studies show that genetics plays less than a 50% role in longevity. A common factor amongst all of these long-living groups is that they have a diet rich on vegetables, legumes, whole grains, ...

Finish the Year Strong with Nourishing Bowls...

Finish the Year Strong with Nourishing Bowls...

The end of this year will be very different than years past for most of us: no holiday parties, no office party (sigh of relief?), no big family and friend gatherings, no sports events, no concerts. And, if you are like many, you have already cleaned out the closets and fixed all sorts of things ...
Pickled Garlic

Pickled Garlic

I bought a full packet of garlic so I decided to pickle some of them. The pickled garlic can be a powerful “medicine” preventing from many unwanted chronic conditions with its antiviral, antibacterial immunity support properties! According to seriouseats.com , “Use pickled garlic in salad dressi...
Winter Squash: A Cornucopia Of Health

Winter Squash: A Cornucopia Of Health

Hello Fall and all of your goodness. This may sound odd but when I think of the winter squashes I think of fall. This may be because pumpkins are used for Jack-O-Lanterns in October and pies in November. But winter squashes are so much more than decorations and sweet treat. Think of what the corn...

IMMUNE BOOSTING AMERICAN GINSENG ROOT

IMMUNE BOOSTING AMERICAN GINSENG ROOT

Does anyone know this?  It's American ginseng root! It grows wild in Eastern and Central parts of the United States, particularly in the Appalachian and Ozark mountains. Research suggests that compounds found in American ginseng called ginsenosides may stimulate the immune system, improve ...
Root Vegetables To The Rescue

Root Vegetables To The Rescue

The root vegetable category is vast: turnip, yucca (cassava), radish, daikon, Jerusalem artichoke, yam, beet, radish, onion and shallot, carrot, white and sweet potato, rutabaga, horseradish, and parsnip. And this is just a few. Roots are eaten in every culture and on every continent. Why? Becaus...
Elevate Your Mood with Jicama in this Pandemic Uncertainty Time

Elevate Your Mood with Jicama in this Pandemic Uncertainty Time

Now, it’s a season for root veggies to shine! Improves your mood with jicama! Don’t get caught up with this pandemic uncertainty chaos...My 80+ year old mom loves to eat jicama! She grew up with this and eats this like a fruit! I was always wondering why...Jicama fuels your muscles, brain, heart ...

HELLO FALL

HELLO FALL

Ahhh, Fall! What a wonderful season: apple picking, pumpkin carving, leaves turning to beautiful shades of orange, rust and copper.   Fall is the season of harvest, a time to reap what we have sewed. And if you have been busy building your immunity this summer, you should be reaping good health a...
I Get By with a Little Help From My (herbal) Friends

I Get By with a Little Help From My (herbal) Friends

Herbs can be like friends – they can support and comfort us, make a meal more fun and teach us new things. But just as important: Herbs are another tool in our immune building kit. Below are four vignettes on the power of herbs.   Oregano Oregano is a member of the mint family and has a very lon...
What's In Your Food Pantry in the end of Summer Season?

What's In Your Food Pantry in the end of Summer Season?

What’s in your food pantry in the end of summer season? These rainbow-color veggies are my seasonal foods from local farmers market. Ginger may reduce muscle pain and soreness.  It has many medicinal properties such as, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, cardiovascular protective...


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