One of the many things I love about summer is all the fresh organic fruits and veggies at farmer’s markets and even better when it comes straight from Ma McCarthy’s garden! If you’ve got a veggie garden, I’m sure you can relate that there’s no better feeling than eating something grown by you. Plus growing it in your own backyard (or balcony!) means the freshest, most nutrient-dense food possible.
I live in a condo which means I don’t have a backyard, but there are still tons of options for urban gardens or even the option to grow your own plants indoors (there are SO many benefits to come along with indoor plants too!).
The first time I realized the true healing power of plants is when I took an herbal medicine course during my time at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition. I couldn’t believe how just walking outside into nature was a gateway to all of this natural medicine!
Nowadays, people are so quick to turn to the quick-fix of modern medicine such as NSAIDS (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen) to mask their symptoms, without recognizing all of the negative side effects that come along with them. That’s not to say everything in nature is entirely safe and it should still be approached with caution. However, it doesn’t come with the wealth of negative side effects that conventional medicine does.