Common Sense Immunity (II)

By ignacio | 14 September, 2020

Boosting our own immunity is possible through different means, such as fasting, vitamins, minerals and our attitudes and emotions; and all this is down to being an integrated whole: body, mind and emotions. Welcome to the second part of the post Common Sense Immunity (I). FASTING: Before going on long fasts, it is better to…

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Common Sense Immunity (I)

By ignacio | 31 August, 2020

Are we going to sit around with our mask on, waiting for a vaccine? My grandfather used to say that “common sense is the least common of the senses.” We are living in a highly “medicalised” society and it seems that our immune system can only be boosted via drugs and supplements. My question is, just as the…

WHY I CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT QUINUA

By ignacio | 5 July, 2020

I love quinua. It is digestive, nutritious and easy to cook. But I have learned a few things about the way it is grown and sold globally. Do you want to learn more? WHAT IS QUINUA? Scientifically known as Chenopodium quinoa. Botanically, it is not considered a cereal grain, although it closely resembles millet nutritionally.…

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WHY DO I NOT TOLERATE BEANS?

By ignacio | 10 May, 2020

The easy answer could be: “Because you don’t cook them well“. Indeed, many people believe that beans and grains should be cooked just long enough for them to be on the harder rather than the softer side. “Al dente“, as italians would put it. Well, not really. Beans are very rich in nutrients and not…

WHAT IS CELERIAC, HOW TO COOK IT AND WHY YOU SHOULD USE IT.

By ignacio | 17 October, 2019

Celeriac is the root of a type of celery, from the Mediterranean area and northern Europe, but it is quite unknown in Spanish cuisine. It is also known by its French name (celéri). It differs from the common celery (from which the stem and leaves are mainly used) in that its bulbous root is used,…

LATE SUMMER – SOIL

By ignacio | 28 August, 2019

There is a universal law: everything changes. We can see it now around us. Although the leaves on the trees have not browned yet, it feels like the end of a cycle. It’s the end of summer, it’s late summer. I would like to tell you about this stage and how it influences our energy,…

SUMMER AND THE “FIRE” ELEMENT

By ignacio | 29 May, 2019

Can we see how nature provides us with the necessary foods to help us make balance with each season of the year? Eating according to “natural laws”, i.e. local, organic and seasonal produce, it makes sense we will be much more in balance with the environment. Now, if we have tropical fruit, sugar, ice cream and…

SPRING AND THE TREE ELEMENT

By ignacio | 5 April, 2019

In this new post I´d like to look again at the ancient Theory of Five Transformations of Eastern and Chinese medicine. Since spring is already here, let us talk about Tree Energy within the 5 Transformations cycle. INTRODUCTION In spring it is important to discharge excesses accumulated during the winter (more quantity of food, fattier, saltier and more baked…

WINTER AND THE WATER ELEMENT

By ignacio | 4 February, 2019

There is stillness in the air. Everything is “silent” and latent. Waiting. The energy of winter is dormant waiting for spring. It is a stable energy, which flows like water. But, within that calmness already lies the potentiality of the resurgence of life. In winter we must take special care with our kidneys and bladder.…

NIGHTSHADES

By ignacio | 28 November, 2018

In all my cooking workshops and classes shocked students ask why macrobiotics does not support the use of nightshades. Who can blame them? Potatoes, peppers, chillies, aubergines, tomatos are staple foods in western diets. They are everywhere and it´s almost impossible to eat out without finding them in your plate. In order to explain the…

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