Before we get started, I want to say that this is a very surface level, linear version of my food story. As with all of us, the story surrounding my relationship with food is full of deep groves and sharp turns. I spent a lot of my childhood in foster care, going back and forth between relatives and strangers, learning food and habits in a different homes every year. Yet, I recognize the privilege I still have as white woman raised in a developed country. I created Rune Haus to be totally inclusive and attainable for everyone, so please know that if your story is similar or vastly the opposite of mine, you are welcome here.Read More
Most of us know which foods are considered healthy and nutritious and which are not. I mean, there are entire health and diet companies built on helping us change what we eat. So, why do we make the food and drink choices that we do when we know a plate full of veggies is most likely the better alternative? .Read More
What happens when you mix the mood-lifting effects of chocolate with medicinal herbs and mindfulness meditation? Pure bliss. Nestled in the back loft of Milieu in Portland is a medicinal chocolate shop running on passion and serving up said bliss.Read More
So what does ashwagandha do? Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng is a medicinal herb that has been used in India and around the world for over 5,000 years. Long used in Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha is one of the few calming adaptogens and has traditionally been used for anxiety, bad dreams, mild OCD, insomnia, and nervous exhaustion. Ashwagandha may help support emotional balance and brain function and acts as a potent antioxidant to assist the immune system.Read More
As the tall oat plant which sways gracefully with the changing winds yet remains firmly rooted and grounded in the Earth, so too will those who take oat’s medicine.Read More
The official day of Autumn Equinox in Portland is September 22, following closely is the full Harvest Moon on September 24th, making the days surrounding the equinox full of renewal and changing energy. This is a time of balance and reflection when the light is perfectly poised between day and night, each one exactly equal.
Nettle is the quintessential nourishing herb that has gained a reputation for being the need-to-have plant in your pantry. And the buzz around nettle is for good reason. Nettle is basically the Beyonce of the herb world, aka flawless. Nettle is highly alkalizing and nutrient dense, it restores vitality and supports the entire body.Read More