Holistic Health & Nutrition
Managing the tensions between modern living and our natural physical dispositions is a challenge. Because of the natural dispositions that your body may have to certain external influences, making it imperative for you to take your nutrition and holistic wellness seriously.
Within the Healthy Nutrition category of our Healthy Hildegard posts, you will find practices and resources to help you maintain a healthy relationship with your body by using the philosophies of Hildegard von Bingen. At Healthy Hildegard, we strive to navigate the different dimensions of our lives with a healthy perspective on weight management and holistic health. Continue reading below to learn more about nutrition inspired by Saint Hildegard of Bingen.
For those who struggle with over-eating, we recommend psyllium husk for weight loss. Increasing fiber intake by adding small amounts (even a pinch or two) of psyllium can help to create a “full” feeling.
We often hear the question: “is spelt gluten free?” Although the answer to that question is “no,” we’ve found that spelt represents a reasonable alternative for those with grain sensitivities.
What do spelt benefits have to do with a Benedictine nun who lived in Germany during the Middle Ages?
So what is psyllium husk? Psyllium (sill-E-um) is the common name of plants from the plantago genus. There are around 200 species of plantago found throughout the world. Psyllium is indigenous to the Mediterranean region, where its name was derived from Greek words for flea, due to its small, prolific seeds (each plant can produce…