Dry January Profile: Meet Elisa Wickstrom of Rhizome
Posted on January 15 2020
Elisa Wickstrom of Rhizome wants to heal your gut. Her company offers a delicious all-organic drink that does just that in three flavors: Super Tonic, Honey Lime, and Tart Cherry. All are brewed by hand in small batches in Portland, Oregon.
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Rhizome is both a botanical and philosophical concept.
Ginger and turmeric are rhizomes. They grow horizontally and infinitely. They have no beginning or end. Each piece of ginger and turmeric is part of a larger whole.
In philosophy, rhizome describes a non-linear process. A new way of approaching thoughts and activities. A rejection of the belief that thought and culture are by default hierarchical.
Our Rhizome drinks offer a new way to hydrate while healing.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR DRINK?
For centuries ginger and turmeric have been used in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to reduce inflammation, treat colds, prevent nausea and improve gut health.
A few years ago, during our own gut-health journey, we began to brew fresh ginger turmeric tonic and consume it daily. Not only did we love the taste, but within weeks we were astonished by the improvements in our overall well-being. We were hooked, and we wanted to share the benefits with as many people as possible.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE RHIZOME PRODUCT?
My favorite flavor is definitely Super Ginger ($16). It is the spiciest of our Tonics and I have a warm mug of it every morning. Right now my favorite product is our Mini Travel Gift Set ($18). It's always in my carry-on and is the perfect travel companion to ensure you stay healthy on your journey. It also makes a great hostess gift!
Looking for a delicious way to get healthy? Check out Rhizome's website at http://DrinkRhizome.comThis is the third post in our Dry January Profiles series. Check out the first post on Sascha Archer of Sauvie Shrubs and second post on Martha Wright of Clear Power Coaching.