From the monthly archives:

February 2011

Freedom from Depression

by admin on February 23, 2011

happy woman in a field of oats

There are different kinds of depression and different reasons for it. Most common, and most logically is the depression which occurs after a sad event like the death of a loved one, or loss of job, or other life change. It is accepted and understood that time will heal and mourning is appropriate. It is understood that financial strain causes stress, and boredom causes sadness. So looking for and finding another job or redirecting attention towards getting occupational retraining can help solve these. These normal life occurrences give most people a taste of depression which for others becomes an inescapable state of being for months even years. Sometimes depression is hormonal and health related only and sometimes it is a hereditary or acquired chemical imbalance in the brain.
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Red Rice Medley with Nettle Take Charge Tea

by TeaLady on February 5, 2011

Herbed Red Rice Medley

A wholesome crunchy rice dish that is high in iron, B-vitamins, protein and EFAs. It can be served as a salad or as a hot side dish or as a main lunch dish:

Cook 1 cup of brown rice and 1 cup of red rice with 3 cups water and a 1/4 cup of butter and a half teaspoon of salt in a rice cooker or over stovetop.

Sauteé in butter: one diced zucchini, one red pepper, 2 tomatoes, handfull button mushrooms and one onion.

Add tablespoon of oregano, teaspoon of garlic powder and a half cup of dry Take Charge Tea (nettle/mint/stevia).

Add cooked rice to crunchy sautéed veggies and herbs and stir into a big metal bowl or serving dish with a half cup of shelled hemp seeds

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