People are Talking About
- a16z Podcast: Reinventing Food “about the future of food... including how we define what 'food' really is.” (It did not make me feel better at all.)
- How Carbon Farming Could Halt Climate Change (The New Food Economy)
- Why People Take Drugs from The Natural Mind: A New Way of Looking at Drugs and the Higher Consciousness by Andrew Weil. (Credit to Daniel Ryan for the lead.)
- ReWild Yourself Podcast: Nature as Your Compass: Tristan Gooley on the lost art of reading nature’s signs.
- New bodywork: Structural Integration. (For this in NYC I recommend Susan.)
- Miso: It was never a kitchen staple for me but change is good so I bought in and am making friends. Some things: there are lots of different types of miso; many of you love this brand(thanks!); Healthyish has a ridiculous recipe for gourmet miso PB&J sandwiches that I obviously recommend making into lettuce cups or something (kidding ... kind of); I immediately wanted to make my own miso, until I found out how long it takes.
- I’ve wanted to experiment with branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) for years, and finally am. For a vegan who doesn’t use supplemental protein, but is also getting older (which means it can be harder to maintain muscle mass) I’m curious to see if there’s a notable change.
- Here is a simple explanation of why I don’t supplement with protein:
"A point of concern for some wanting to consume more plant foods is they don’t provide enough protein, and plant-based protein is incomplete. Different types of plant proteins have different amino acid profiles, and our bodies actually create the exact proteins required, when required, and they do this from amino acids, not protein. Our body naturally pools amino acids together from the array of foods we eat and naturally creates proteins for us. Protein is broken down by the body; it’s the middleman that provides the amino acids we need."
- Moon Juice Cookbook
- Feb 15: Self Care Through Herbalism workshop at WeWork in NYC. (Tickets come with a one-week free pass to the Rise by We superspa, btw!)
- Feb 25: Supernatural Herbalism Lunch & Learn: My Picks for the Plant Remedies to Know Right Now. Lots of treats included.
- Every Tues - Sat: Me slinging herbs, you: stopping by.
- Funny & true: The Wellness Habits We Love Too Much To Investigate
- Patchouli is edible.
- What It’s Like To Be Loaded: Terence McKenna on “the quintessential hallucinogen, and consequently the quintessential spiritual and magical tool of this dimension.” (Warning: this gets really far-out.) If you like him, check out Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution.
“... the shaman is the remote ancestor of the poet and artist. Our need to feel part of the world seems to demand that we express ourselves through creative activity. The ultimate wellsprings of this creativity are hidden in the mystery of language. Shamanic ecstasy is an act of surrender that authenticates both the individual self and that which is surrendered to, the mystery of being. Because our maps of reality are determined by our present circumstances, we tend to lose awareness of the larger patterns of time and space. Only by gaining access to the Transcendent Other can those patterns of time and space and our role in them be glimpsed."
- Terence McKenna, Food of the Gods