You are what your grandmother ate.
~ unknown

One of the things we love to do (at home and at our member-based/family-run bakery-cafe, Te Amo) is find creative ways to make the most delicious and comforting foods (the ones we feel guilty about consuming) more healthy. In fact, we aim to make them downright nutritious and health giving. Whether it’s greasy-goodness (yes, there IS […]

What is Nutrient Density 1 :: Why Sourdough?

March 8, 2023

Natural Hair Care that Won’t Pollute Land and Water

December 6, 2022

For the last couple Summers we’ve been offering our farm-crafted/home-brewed Kefir Sodas for sale at the Magdalena Farmer’s Market. We have managed to build up quite a store of kefir grains and are eager to share them as well as the process of making the sodas yourself at home. Of course we will still brew […]

Make Kefir Sodas at Home

November 21, 2021

loyli, temaxcalli, inipi, sauna . . . These are all words for the universal use of heat for ceremonial healing and cleansing: the steam that bursts forth when the water hits the rocks, the house of heat, the earth womb, to strengthen the WILL in a sacred way, the spirit…. These are all expressions of […]

Healing Power of Saunas (5 in series of 5)

January 31, 2014

Whether it’s the old black and white photos of a mother holding a giant spoon out to a cringing child or the horror story from your friend who, in a moment of pregnancy induced hysteria, would try anything to get labor going, castor oil tends to have a pretty bad reputation. Your grandmother might recommend […]

Castor Oil Pack (4 in series of 5)

January 22, 2014

Now that we’re on the topic of detoxification I want to talk a bit about dry skin brushing. I encourage all my clients to begin their Coffee Enema rituals with dry skin brushing. Here is why. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and is responsible for 1/4 of the body’s detoxification via […]

Dry Skin Brushing (3 in series of 5)

January 19, 2014

I want to talk about your liver. Well, first I’m going to talk about sheep’s livers, a particular sheep’s liver in fact. I promise it’s relevant. The Liver of Piacenza is an Etruscan artifact and dates back to the late 2nd century BC. It was used in its time for the practice of hepatoscopy, or […]

Why Coffee Enemas Work (2 in series of 5)

January 17, 2014

I admit it. I haven’t completely quit coffee. In fact I still use it regularly…. but not in the way you might think. I have discovered a whole new way to consume coffee that doesn’t jangle my nervous system, mess with my sleep or cause me to be a type A freak. The truth is […]

How to do a Coffee Enema (1 in series of 5)

December 31, 2013

In traditional cultures around the world certain fertility foods have been revered as sacred due to their important place in fertility and reproduction. Traditional peoples were not just concerned about the basic health of their offspring. They knew that the degeneration of health happens progressively over generations. Thus, a man and woman realized that they […]

Sacred Foods for Fertility

October 27, 2013

My family has been drinking unpasteurized milk for more than 5 years. I weaned my first child on raw milk and drank it throughout my second pregnancy. We have never been slightly sick from the milk we got while we lived in Oregon including our own fresh backyard goat milk. On the other hand, in […]

Drinking Unpasteurized Milk

April 15, 2012