Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer Too Hot for You?

I have been in the studio diligently editing my latest episode on summer nutrition. Your body is affected by the weather and seasons, as well as our digestion, more than you might think! In this episode a couple of my guests are experts at Ayurvedic nutrition. Talya Lutzker and Elizabeth Cunningham Bossart share with us how the summer can change the way we feel depending on our "Dosha." Some of us may love the warm summer and feel "defrosted" while others of us are overwhelmed by the heat!

Being of the fire dosha, Pita, this made me laugh to learn about myself. I can remember summer as a child and going to sleep away camps. One particular summer at Girl Scout camp, (Yes I was a Girl Scout for 10 years!) when I was about 12, the other girls were impressed with how warm I stayed when it got cool at night. A few of the girls wanted me to sleep next to them as their personal heater!

Though I love the sun and warm weather the best, summer can often be a hot, miserable time for me if I don't take care of my body and nourish it with cooling foods and lots of water.

Here is just a taste of this upcoming episode. In this 4 minute clip, Talya shows us how to make a cooling, raw, vegan pesto. It is so tasty! She gave me a full jar of it to take home afterward and I ate the whole thing with a spoon right away! I couldn't control myself! It was just that good!

I hope you enjoy this teaser and look for the full episode in the next couple weeks on Community TV of Santa Cruz County or on the Healing From the Roots website,

Friday, July 16, 2010


Healing From the Roots is now blogging! Santa Cruz County's local health and well-being television show is making it's debut in the online world of rants and raves for your health! Healing From the Roots is a cable cast television show out of Santa Cruz County, California.

We stand for free distribution of information and letting you know about life changing, life saving, natural healing modalities that have been considered taboo by the mainstream media.
We demystify natural and holistic options for your health and explain how they are legitimate, scientifically based practices for living healthier, happier lives.

You can learn more about our show and even see web-cast episodes on our website,

Our blog will feature information about guests, sponsors, and "try this at home" tips for your health and happiness. Also, anytime we hear about a great deal or an exciting event happening, we'll let you know! We want you to have the latest information for living a balanced, healthy life and exploring more of yourself to discover well-being of your mind, your body, and your spirit.

If you can find more health, it frees up more mental space to focus on your dreams and goals. If you don't have to worry about pain or illness in your body, it puts you at ease and brings more peace and happiness to your life on the whole.

Our mission is to make the world a better place by helping individuals realize natural methodologies for healing your body and your life. When people are happier, they are nicer to their fellow humans. It is the fundamental principal that our show draws from to spread more peace in the world, particularly through health and mental well-being.

Follow our blog to get health tips and practices for bringing more peace and happiness into your life from the experts interviewed on the show. We'll be posting a few times a week to keep you entertained and informed.

To your health!
Rebecca Cowan
Producer and Host of Healing From the Roots