And just like that...it's November.
This past month has been a whirlwind, to say the least; we did another shoot for the Membership (I hope you're loving the new recipes!), gifted many an Essential D3/K2 to keep all of your immunity supported, and hosted an amazing retreat in Spain. We've been squirrelling away at Artah HQ, working on what is probably our most exciting launch (since our actual launch), and are looking forward to celebrating our first official birthday on the 18th! As always, the team and I are super grateful for your continued support, loyalty and enthusiasm for what we are doing - it means the world. I hope you enjoy this month's round-up.
Read this: The Science of Stuck, by Britt Frank
If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll probably have seen that we were back where it all began last week at our beautiful retreat property in Spain. We had the pleasure of hosting a group of incredibly inspirational women, including psychotherapist, author, and speaker, Britt Frank. Britt has a refreshingly authentic approach to helping people navigate the inner workings of the complex human psyche and immediately making you feel at ease, regardless of what emotions or patterns you’re stuck in. While I was on the retreat, I ordered her book and gobbled it up immediately upon my return. The Science of Stuck offers insights and tools rooted in neuroscience and delivered in an uplifting way to help navigate our often-complex landscape of emotions.
Try This: OTO Balance CBD Oil
Make this: Crunchy Miso Noodles
This is one of my favourite recipes from The 28-Day Reset because of its simplicity. You can swap in any firm root vegetable that is easy to spiralise, or do a mixture of half vegetable and half normal pasta. This recipe works perfectly hot or as leftovers at room temperature as a healthy take-to-work lunch the day after.
- 1 large or 2 small swedes, spiralised
- 1⁄2 bunch parsley, chopped
- juice of 1⁄2 lemon
- 1 tbsp white miso paste
- 100 ml vegetable stock (organic, sugar & additive free)
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 spring onion
- 1 tbsp ground almonds or 3 macadamia nuts, grated with a Microplane
- salt and black pepper chilli pepper for garnish
Heat the miso and oil in a nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the stock, lemon and 1 tbsp of ground or grated nuts and whisk together. Season with black pepper. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook spiralised swede for 2 minutes. It should be heated through and al dente but not soft. Strain the swede and add to the miso emulsion. Add parsley and spring onion, and toss until the swede is coated. Before serving top with the rest of the nuts, more black pepper and serve immediately.
Product I’m Loving: Cellular Defence
The annual seasonal cold and flu bugs have been back in full force over the last few weeks, and whilst I’m always good at taking my core supplements I’m usually a little slow to get the preventative support in place when I need it even though I know how important it is. With the lack of sleep from being a new mom, the thought of being struck down with an illness fills me with dread, so this year I made the extra effort to be prepared, and have restocked with Cellular Defence, our anti-viral and anti-microbial immune support. It has all the immune essentials you’d be looking for, like Vitamin A + C, Zinc and Selenium, and is bolstered by medicinal mushrooms and beta-glucans. It also has one of my favourite herbs from when I was in clinical practice – Astragalus. Astragalus is an anti-viral immune support but is also one of TCM’s most treasured adaptogens and is seen to be emotionally and physically grounding in addition to its role in immunity.
What I’m Watching: How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan is an American Author and journalist who has topped the New York Times bestsellers list 6 times. His interest is in exploring ‘the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds.’ His miniseries on Netflix, How to Change Your Mind, delves into the fascinating history of the use of psychedelics from their cultural significance and therapeutic uses to the taboos around them today. It's a great series for anyone looking for an interesting, albeit slightly nerdy, night in!