Bonjour mes amis! Welcome to this week's link roundup.
February tomorrow! In honour of this month's association with love and lovers, may I present a Mountain Rose Herbs' DIY massage oils. Get tips on formulating an essential oil blend that'll hit all the right notes for you and yours.
My supervisor Dr. Louise McCrindle from the Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome focus shift was featured in a Huffington Post article this week on managing chronic pain. The FM/CFS shift runs Fridays from 8am-2pm at the RSNC at CCNM and provides a complementary and dedicated approach to helping manage both fibro and chronic fatigue. If you or someone you know could benefit from seeing an intern on the FM/CFS shift, please don't hesitate to contact me with your questions.
On the topic of pain, here's herbalist Kiva Rose's recommendations for herbs that can be used topically to help relieve muscle aches and tension. Although we get significant training in botanical medicine as naturopaths, I find that reviewing and supplementing with herbalists' experience gives me a better and nuanced understanding of a lot of the herbs I regularly work with.
Calling all quinoa lovers: as tends to be the case with 'superfoods' that take off in wild fads, areas of the world where quinoa was once a staple food are suffering the consequences of producing a coveted export as prices are being driven up by demand. Check out what The Guardian reported this week.
Mmm...some recipes I saw this week:
- Kind of unusual for me but I think these crab-stuffed mushrooms from Against All Grain sound delicious
- Make perfect guacamole with Heidi from 101 Cookbooks
- Seafood risotto from my friend Anna and her sister Molly's blog Tupp Ups
- I've been snacking on raw cashew pieces all week so paleOMG's smoking and spicy candied cashews would fit nicely with my current habits
- oh MAN pressure cooker carnitas a.k.a. massively delicious pulled pork from hip pressure cooking, so good and so EASY!
Have a good weekend :)