Shiso, also known as perilla, is a leaf commonly found in Japanese and Korean cuisine. "A cousin to mint, it has a distinctly clean and herby flavor," says New York City–based recipe developer Beth Lipton. Here, it's paired with green tea, lime, gin, and raw honey for a hit of sweetness.
“Crystals and other alternative ways of healing are becoming more prevalent because people are getting results,” explains Heather Askinosie, a crystal expert and author of CRYSTAL365. “Instead of looking outside for the answers, they are now seeing that they can look inside themselves to heal and transform.”
But advocates for crystal healing argue that it is a spiritual practice, not a medical or scientific one. What’s more, even authorities in crystal healing don’t see it as a substitute for other types of medicine or healing. “I don’t think it’s very important for a practice like crystal healing to be confirmed by scientific research because it should just be an addition to your wellness routine,” explains Erica Joy Dunn, reiki master and founder of The Wellness Mercantile. “A spiritual practice is very personal. We have so many resources in the healing process, and crystal healing is just one of many great ways to tap into your body.”
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