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Our Dandelion Powder Contains Both Leaves and Roots

Our Dandelion Powder Contains Both Leaves and Roots

September 09, 2019

Dandelion Powder goes to the heart of what our business is all about for two big reasons. First, as I explain to all the visitors to my Napa garden, I am attempting to grow a medicinal food garden. In other words, I am attempting to live the dictum “let thy medicine be thy food.”

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Let Your Wisdom Be Your Guide When It Comes to Food

Let Your Wisdom Be Your Guide When It Comes to Food

September 05, 2019

I’m happy to announce that The Inner Wisdom Eating Summit: Finding a Healthy Relationship With Food in a Disconnected World starts September 20. 

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Rainbow Swiss Chard Is Full of Disease-Fighting Polyphenols

Rainbow Swiss Chard Is Full of Disease-Fighting Polyphenols

September 05, 2019

Swiss chard, otherwise known as beta vulgaris, is the same plant as the common beet.  Historically, beets have been selected and bred for their colorful and flavorful roots, whereas Swiss chard was selected and bred for its leaves.

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Preserving Garden Abundance, Part II: Herbal Blends, and Your Garden in a Jar!

Preserving Garden Abundance, Part II: Herbal Blends, and Your Garden in a Jar!

August 27, 2019

As we approach the end of summer, garden abundance is upon us and will last only a short time.  One of the keys to a healthy diet, one that is rich not only in nutrients but also in flavor, is to take advantage of the harvest when it is most robust.  This is when garden produce is highest in nutrients, and, for those without gardens of their own, when fruits and vegetables are cheapest at the farmers markets.

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Simple Ways I Turn Our Garden Bounty Into Long-Lasting Food

Simple Ways I Turn Our Garden Bounty Into Long-Lasting Food

August 20, 2019

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.

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The Nutrient-Dense School Lunch Your Child Might Actually Eat —  and Love

The Nutrient-Dense School Lunch Your Child Might Actually Eat — and Love

July 29, 2019

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.

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Five New Powerful Plants in the Napa Garden We Plan to Bring to You

Five New Powerful Plants in the Napa Garden We Plan to Bring to You

July 24, 2019

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.”

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How ‘Tending the Wild’ Creates Both Beauty and Bounty

How ‘Tending the Wild’ Creates Both Beauty and Bounty

July 08, 2019

Recently I was away from our garden for almost two weeks while visiting new and “old” grandchildren on the East Coast.   Of course, this is prime growing season for all gardens in the Northern Hemisphere, and Napa is no exception.  It was astonishing to see the amount of growth that had occurred during these two weeks.  But what really struck us was how quickly the garden would become reintegrated back into “nature” if it weren’t for the human work that goes into tending the garden

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How Eating From Each Plant ‘Sphere’ Nourishes the Whole Human Being

How Eating From Each Plant ‘Sphere’ Nourishes the Whole Human Being

June 17, 2019

One of our primary goals is to make it easier for our customers to eat the best diet possible.  One of the aspects of a healthy diet is the daily inclusion of as many different types, colors and growth habits of vegetables as possible.   As Goethe and Rudolf Steiner pointed out, plants and human beings are “divided” into three separate but inter-penetrating spheres.

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Our Low-Oxalate Greens Powder Contains Powerful Nutrients Without the Usual Oxalate Load

Our Low-Oxalate Greens Powder Contains Powerful Nutrients Without the Usual Oxalate Load

June 10, 2019

Although green vegetables, especially when properly prepared — usually with fat, salt and a bit of acid, like lemon juice — are among the healthiest foods we eat, they also have a down side, and that is the presence of oxalates, which are especially abundant in leafy greens.

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We’re Actively Looking for a Grower of This Powerful Herb!

We’re Actively Looking for a Grower of This Powerful Herb!

May 28, 2019

For about 40 years, Drs. James and Dorothy Morré, a husband and wife team of researchers, have been studying cancer and aging at their National Cancer Institute research laboratory at Purdue University.  Specifically, they have studied a group of proteins called the ENOX group, which might shed light on the etiology of cancer and aging.

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Wild Ramps Might Be Timid, But Their Nutrition Is Powerful

Wild Ramps Might Be Timid, But Their Nutrition Is Powerful

May 20, 2019

Along with our leek products, our Wild Ramp Powder is my favorite Dr. Cowan’s Garden product.  Not only does the subtle, oniony flavor of wild ramps go well with almost every savory dish (as Alyssa, who works with me in my office, says:  “Everything tastes better with Ramp or Leek Powder!”), but Wild Ramp Powder also epitomizes the principles that our company stands for.

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