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Bajos: Mayan Wisdom for Postpartum Care

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Rooted in Central America, there is an ancient well-respected healing practice known as bajo. It’s a relic of ancient Mayan midwifery that has been passed down through generations of childbearing women, and traditional healers, modern midwives and holistic doctors who understand that the herbal remedy is an important part of postpartum care. During a bajo treatment, gentle heat, soothing moisture, and medicinal […]

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Black History Month: Saluting Black Midwives

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All over Mama Africa, midwives were revered, adored and the backbone of entire villages. A woman was called into midwifery through a whisper from God, appointed by the community elders, chosen by an elder midwife, or moved by community need. The Grand-midwives taught the apprentice midwives the traditional rituals and rhythms of womanhood, birth, and […]

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Glow Foods: Azla Vegan Ethiopian Restaurant

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I grew up in California with exposure to incredible cuisine and somewhere along the way became very snobby about really good food. I love visiting Cali because I know I will eat well. I am accustomed to fresh, vibrant tasting, varied textured, and incredibly nutrient dense plant-based food- all the while it must also be […]

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