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Preventing and Relieving Symptoms of Dementia Naturally

Holistic healing and natural living methods that focus on strengthening vitality, immunity, and mental acuity can help slow down the progression of dementia.

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Coronavirus: Wisdom of Seasons and the Flu

As students of Hildegard von Bingen, it brings joy to watch her folksy wisdom regain relevance in modern times. While Hildegard lived almost 1,000 years ago, her forward-thinking approach to holistic healing appears less antiquated today.  Her wisdom appears in our nascent understanding of seasons and the flu. Hildegard believed in the concept of Viriditas,…

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Medieval nun on coronavirus

A Medieval Nun on Coronavirus

What to Learn from a Medieval Nun on Coronavirus? As fans of Hildegard von Bingen, we harken back to Medieval times for a frame of reference during the corona crisis. Quarantine feels arcane, partly because modern medical advancements elevate us beyond the widespread fear of sickness. We rely on stable systems to provide cures for…

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4 Affordable Holistic Healing Practices to Try at Home

Interested in holistic healing but not sure where to get started? There’s no shortage of holistic and traditional healing practices to explore, but the abundance of options can be overwhelming to those new to ancient medicine. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of holistic healing practices that are easy and affordable to try on your…

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Feeling Exhausted? Why Holistic Healing Might Help You Find Your Feet

For many of us, feeling exhausted is simply a fact of life. Between grueling work hours, long commutes, and the stresses of modern life biting at our heels, fatigue can be a constant state. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Instead of relying on energy drinks and coffee to keep you going through…

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Why is Hildegard of Bingen Important?

Why is Hildegard of Bingen Important?

Why is Hildegard of Bingen Important? Hildegard of Bingen produced major works of theology, music and medicine. Her work continues to influence our ways of thinking today. Hildegard is one of only 36 people to be named Doctor of the Church, a title given by the Roman Catholic Church to saints whose writings, research or…

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The Herbs Of Hildegard’s Original Bitters Tablets

After perusing our website, we hope you quickly appreciate our enthusiasm for bitter herbs, healthy fasting, and the remedies defined by Hildegard of Bingen medicine. Years of tireless research has resulted in Healthy Hildegard emerging as a leading resource on Saint Hildegard’s life, beliefs, spirituality, and remedies.  In the process of aggregating the collective knowledge…

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A Guide To Natural Bitters

Healthy bitters have been used as a supplemental health aide for centuries. In 1098, Hildegard of Bingen was born. Among her many contributions, Hildegard was a healer and spiritual mystic credited with developing a nutritional philosophy, including the use and benefits of bitter herbs. In the 1800s, bitters were considered cure-all elixirs that could benefit…

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digestive bitters

10 Benefits of Digestive Bitters

At Healthy Hildegard, we are big advocates of the use of healthy bitters for digestive health. And, while Hildegard’s teachings encompass a variety of herbal remedies, fasting techniques, spiritual beliefs, and more, we find her interest in bitters among the most relevant nutrition contributions for our times today. When people think of the health benefits…

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Fall Equinox and Hildegard Feast Day

In Colorado, we celebrate this time of year by appreciating the natural beauty of our changing Aspen leaves.  Hildegard’s Feast Day arrives just in time to appreciate the changing seasons and the fall equinox. Hildegard and the Fall Equinox Hildegard of Bingen knew a few things about changing seasons.  In fact, within Hildegard medicine, and among other well-known…

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St. John' s Wort Benefits

St. John’s Wort Benefits: An Effective Medicinal Plant for Anxiety and Depression

The name St. John’s Wort originates from St. John the Baptist. The plant blooms from about the time of St. John’s Day, 24 June, until August. According to old legend, St. John’s Wort sprouted at the place of John the Baptist’s beheading. And, the devil, afraid of St. John’s Wort benefits, including the healing, protective…

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Linden tea benefits and the healing power of linden

The Linden tree (Tilia cordite Mill. and Tilia platyphyllos Scop.) represents love, harmony, vitality and security. Its heart-shaped leaves bring meaning to the symbolism.  In ancient Greece, the Linden tree was considered a symbol of healers. Today healers on the island of Crete, recognize linden blossoms and linden tea benefits among their oldest known remedies….

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