An interview with leading author Dr. Francis Brinker about his publications, life and background. Francis Brinker is a naturopathic physician and author of 5 books on herbal medicine.
Golden Milk or "Haldi Ka Doodh" is a nourishing and delicious brew with ancient origins that is currently having a renaissance in cafes across the globe. Before documented time, the traditional medicine people of India joined the life-giving properties of turmeric, black pepper, ginger, and cardamom to create a balancing herbal blend that benefits nearly all physical constitutions, or "doshas"
Wild Weed Garden Pesto:
- 4 cups of wild-harvested weeds or vivacious overgrowth of herbs: nettles, plantain, chickweed, dandelion greens, purslane, oregano, basil, cilantro, mint etc.
- ¾ cup of olive oil- amount will vary depending on the fluid constitutions of your chosen herbs
- 2 cloves (or more) of garlic
- Sea salt to taste
- Walnuts, pinenuts, or pumpkin seeds
Turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. We've put together a few of our favorite recipes that include this versatile ingredient. Like any herb, the fresher, the better. These recipes integrate our Fresh Freeze-Dried Turmeric Powder. Our turmeric is grown on an organic farm Hawaii and is fresh freeze-dried, it tastes superior to air-dried varieties and has a beautiful fresh aroma.
With a mission to help busy parents wanting a convenient way to get more raw vegetables and fruits into their kids’ diet, Eclectic Institute has created a great tasting kid's freeze-dried whole food powder. This delicious tasting, nutrient-dense product can simply be added to water or seamlessly blended into foods such as applesauce, juice or smoothies.
In 2012, a group of students from the National University of Natural Medicine wanted to explore modalities and approaches from traditional Nature Cure. Nature cure was a movement from 19th century Europe that included hydrotherapy, dietary changes, and herbal medicine to restore the healing processes of the body. Nature cure was brought to America and eventually was refined and transformed into the basis for naturopathic medicine.
In the latest edition of Growing Oregon, naturopathic and dietary supplements get a closer look and why Oregon companies are leading the way to supply demand. At Eclectic Institute we pride ourselves on pioneering the use of freeze-dried herbs in herbal supplements. We wanted to provide the most natural products possible; by freeze-drying we are preserving all the nutrients and benefits of a fresh ingredient.