One of the projects currently under development at Wandering Dao is The Nutritional Healing Resource. We are currently in the process of compiling both an E-Book and a phone Application that will provide valuable information on a huge range of foods, herbs, illnesses and natural remedies. Coming from a holistic perspective, these resources will be presented in a fun and easily accessible format, allowing you to quite literally ‘play with your food’.
Although The Nutritional Healing Resource is still under construction, we wanted to provide an insight into where we are currently. We hope the article below will give an idea of what there is to look forward to. Enjoy!
Honored throughout history for their culinary and medicinal properties, onions have been used as medicine in India since the 6th century.They were also highly praised by the Egyptians and used as currency to pay the workers who built the pyramids. They were even placed in the tombs of kings, including Tutankhamen, to carry the gifts bestowed with spiritual significance to the afterlife.
Onions, like garlic, are members of the Allium family. They have no fat or cholesterol and are packed with vitamins (niacin, folate, choline, betaine pantothenic acid and vitamins A, C, K and B6) and minerals (calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, selenium, flouride and iron).
Onions are rich in antioxidants, improve blood sugar balance and can even increase bone density. They have antibacterial properties that help to prevent infection and anti-inflammatory properties which lower the risk of colorectal, laryngeal and ovarian cancer.
Though onions may bring a tear to your eye and a pungency to your breath they will also delight your taste buds. Eaten raw or cooked, add them to salads, omelets, stir-fried dishes or as a nutritional booster on burgers!
The Nutritional Healing Project is being compiled by Wandering Dao’s WSP students. If you would like more information about our Work/Study Program, click here