I have struggled with skin problems for a very long time. I took Accutane, and when that didn’t really work, I realized that I wanted to get to the root of the problem. I found out I had a hormone imbalance and simultaneously was studying the food system. As I got really interested in my health and the health of our food system, I saw how connected the two were and paid very close attention to how the foods I ate made me feel and where they came from.
Fast forward about four years, and now I am taking prerequisites to apply to
Five Branches University in Santa Cruz to study acupuncture and Chinese medicine. I’ve learned so much about food and health and have made a lot of changes. I still was frustrated with my breakouts, although they were much better. A dear friend recommended to me your Burdock Root Powder. She thought “it might be a good one for me.” I researched the company and the root a bit and put in an order.
I have never seen such a consistent difference in my skin. I truly thank burdock root and Dr. Cowan’s high-quality preservation of it. I can’t believeeeee no one has recommended it me before. Burdock root is one of the blood’s most powerful detoxifiers! Of course, it would help my skin! It has also really helped with digestion and overall well-being. I believe there is a healing food for everyone; burdock root is definitely mine, and I honestly won’t get it from anyone else.
The other day I was asked what I do most days. My initial response was that I see patients two days a week and go to the garden two days a week. The obvious follow-up question was, what about the other three days? After giving it some thought, my answer was, I go for a walk on the beach twice a week, but mostly I process food. That is especially true this time of year.
Our Powders Easily Add Nutrients to Soups and Stews
My good friend and co-author Sally Fallon Morell used to say that her rule with her four children was that they had to eat the breakfast and dinner she served them, and then they were free to eat what they wanted during the day. She was banking on them getting enough nutrient-dense foods during those two meals to keep them well nourished and even well fed enough so that they wouldn’t be looking for junk food.
We’re Looking for Growers!
This past weekend we hosted a small group of people who are interested in working with our company to help us create new products. We toured the Napa garden and spoke about new and innovative approaches to using plants as medicinal food. I had many ideas and examples of plants for them to see, feel and even taste, but I focused on five that I am particularly excited about and that will help us fulfill the dictum “let thy food be thy medicine.”