Let’s Talk About Thyme

To kick off our series on herbs, let’s talk about thyme — a prized and popular herb native to the European shores of the Mediterranean — whose name is derived from the Greek word thūmós, meaning "spirit". This versatile herb has been used for its medicinal, spiritual, and culinary benefits for thousands of years. It offers a variety of benefits from all of its plant parts — stems, leaves and flowers.

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Melanie Geist
The Hidden Magic of Leafy Green Vegetables

Leafy green vegetables are a food that we can all benefit from adding to our plates—and at GRK you will be sure to find greens galore in many of our summer offerings. Leafy greens are a nutritional powerhouse—promoting healthy skin, normalizing blood pressure, supporting bone and muscle health, improving digestion and elimination, and so much more.

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Melanie Geist
Embracing Raw Foods & Seasonal Spring Veggies

Spring is in full swing and many of us have been feeling the heartiness of winter shedding from deep within—as the lightness of spring prepares to carry us forward. Spring is a time where we intuitively steer towards lighter foods—like vibrant, crisp, and refreshing raw fruits and vegetables. This shift in energy makes spring the perfect time of year to cleanse our digestive systems!

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Melanie Geist
Spring Reset: An Interview With Dr. Rachel Farber

This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Rachel Farber—a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac), who has been serving Santa Cruz and the greater Bay Area for 20 years. Over the years she has specialized in healing eating disorders and depression through her work, yet more recently her research has focused on autoimmune disease.

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Melanie Geist
Winter Wellness & Seasonal Self-Care

The winter months are a crucial time to focus on self-care and wellness, as we are experiencing shorter, darker, and colder days—as well as a tendency toward lowered immunity. As we move past the initial New Year’s boost and roll into the end of February—a time where spring is just at our fingertips—it is imperative to continue to practice regular self-care to maintain our health through this final push of winter.

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Melanie Geist