I have been inspired by the shifting I see in our global community as we reflect and begin to reimagine our world and what we wish to create. What if our model of health was one of these areas we re-vision? What would it look like to support our natural self healing mechanisms, to strengthen our body and spirit so that we can respond to pathogens and other health challenges in the best way possible? I am excited to think of a time when this becomes our primary approach to health, instead of simply the treatment of disease.
Yes natural therapies have many effective remedies that can act against pathogens and heal diseases - but that is just a part of what a natural approach to health offers. To shift into a natural health model means to foster our well being, to strengthen our resistance to disease rather than simply treating diseases once they are established. Such an approach empowers us to be proactive with our health, to consider and nurture that which needs support so that we can allow our natural self healing mechanisms to be restored rather than just fixing what has been broken.
I invite you to deepen your connection with your well being during this time. What areas are calling for nurturing in order for you to thrive? Are there mental or emotional blocks you notice to bringing in this nourishment? Do you know that you are worth it? Worth the time, worth caring for and providing the right resources for? Do you recognise that your body is a wise organism capable of self healing? Or do you feel fearful with your health, not knowing that it is possible to be vibrant and well? Let’s take this time to re-vision our approach to our health together. Let’s foster our wellness in a proactive and nurturing way. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other as we move consciously into this new world.
This recipe offers a vibrant, tasty way to get nutrient rich greens into our day. Fresh herbs are high in vitamin C, chlorophyll and beta carotene which are important antioxidants that protect against pollution, stress and pathogens, making this a great recipe for enhancing our immune resilience and well being. The World Health Organisation acknowledges environmental pollution as the underlying cause of 80% of all chronic degenerative diseases, so this is a great recipe for preventative health.
The nuts and seeds in this recipe contain important antioxidants such as zinc (pumpkin seeds especially), selenium and Vit E, further enhancing our immunity. This recipe is also rich in stress supporting nutrients such as magnesium, calcium and vitamin B5 that can support our immunity through calming and replenishing our nervous system and adrenals.
Herbal Pesto Recipe
Naturally gluten and dairy free
Place garlic and salt in a blender with close fitting blades and whizz until finely cut. If your blender doesn't have close fitting blades, simply chop garlic by hand first. You can also lightly saute garlic in oil to offer a more mellow flavour.
Add herbs, oil, nuts, salt and lemon juice and blend together.
Great to serve as a dip with chopped vegetable sticks or seed crackers, toss through pasta or slather on top of roast potato or kumara. Any extra can be frozen in small jars topped with a little olive oil.
ThetaHealer, Naturopath, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Wholefood Cook and Mother.