Welcome to Our Healing Roots, a blog exploring natural medicine that returns us to the roots of health and wellbeing. Our Healing Roots, LLC, is a private natural healthcare practice and experiential learning center that advocates the safe use of integrated, natural medicine. Many healing ways have gone by the wayside with the advent of conventional medicine. While it is important to receive professional medical advice for serious conditions, there are many things we can do at home to prevent disease and maintain our health. The Latin word for doctor is docere, which means to be a teacher. Our Healing Roots wholehearted embraces the importance of teaching in healthcare, so that people feel empowered about their health and wellbeing. More information about this business can be found at www.ourhealingroots.net.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Delicious Sourdough Day

Saturday's sourdough class was simply divine! After scrubbing our hands and nails clean, we dived in to kneading dough, baking without hard and fast recipes, whipping up pancakes, and baking a sourdough pizza. After practicing the basics of feeding and maintaining a starter, everyone got to take their own starter home. The tastes and smells of it all were deeply rewarding, too.

We reworked Friday's pancake recipe with much success. I think I made Friday's pancakes too thick for my preference. So, these pancakes were thinner. We tried a carrot cake version of the pancake--shredded carrot and broccoli stem, raisins, cinnamon, clove, allspice with a touch of sweet. These pancakes were excellent! Eureka!  (I highly recommend this idea for parents trying to slip vegetables into breakfast.)

As Saturday's class closed, an overwhelming sense of joy emerged. Back in 2001, I volunteered and worked full time as an experiential educator. I helped teach classes in team building, global hunger issues, as well as teaching cheese, soap, bread, herbal medicines, candles, and paper making. I loved that time of my life; however, my heart was also called to study naturopathic medicine. So, I finished my undergraduate degree, went off to naturopathic medical school, completed a residency, and then entered full time employment. It was all very well and good, but I found myself missing the fun, experiential classes. Now, I am pleased to see patients, as well as teach experiential classes again. I feel two life callings of my are finally merging together, and what a joy it is!

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