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Ginger Limeade

Ginger Limeade

The combination of ginger and lime culminates in a flavor profile that is both refreshing and spicy.  A cold glass of ginger limeade tastes great on a warm summer day.  Add some agave nectar and a lime leaf to improve the naturally bitter taste.  Keep in mind, Hildegard of Bingen was a big proponent of the…

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Thai Ginger Chicken Soup

Thai Ginger Chicken Soup

Thai Ginger Chicken Soup, also known as Tom Kha Gai is a healthy classic, using Thai ginger (also know as galanga).  It’s a light soup that’s perfect for summer, and it’s easy to prepare at home.  We think Hildegard of Bingen would have included this meal in a balanced Medieval diet. Thai Ginger Chicken soup (Tom…

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Hildegarden

Meggie’s Hildegarden

My Inspiration, My Hildegarden Reading through Healthy Hildegard, I cannot help but to be inspired. Hildegard of Bingen was near my age when she came into her own. For me, midlife has brought a lot of reflection. I have come to realize that I have made it this far by playing by some set of…

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What is Hildegards creative power

What is Hildegard’s Creative Power?

“We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light.” – Elaine Bellezza, on Hildegard Hildegard’s Creative…

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Hildegard of Bingen Viriditas

What is Hildegard’s Viriditas?

“O most honored Greening Force, You who roots in the Sun; You who lights up, in shining serenity, within a wheel that earthly excellence fails to comprehend. You are enfolded in the weaving of divine mysteries. You redden like the dawn and you burn: flame of the Sun.” –  Hildegard von Bingen, Causae et Curae Viriditas:…

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Hildegarden Medieval Garden

Hildegard’s Medieval Garden

Hildegard of Bingen believed that our food was the best medicine to prevent illness and maintain overall health. In her work, Physica, she dedicated a section on plants and grains she believed to possess healthy properties and healing powers. Though she would study 230 plants in Physica, there were a handful of plants she believed to…

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home remedies for hemorrhoid relief

5 Home Remedies for Hemorrhoid Relief

While no one likes to talk about hemorrhoids, about 75% of all Americans experience them at some point in their lives. Out of shame and embarrassment, many people attempt to relieve their symptoms on their own without seeking guidance from medical practitioners. These strategies rarely meet with success. There are, however, home remedies for hemorrhoid relief that…

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Rosehip

Rose Hip Benefits and Remedies

Rosehip (also spelled Rose Hip) is the fruit of a wild rose plant commonly found in Europe, Asia, the United States, and Canada. Also known as Rose Haw or Rose Hep, rose hips are typically cranberry-sized red-orange berries that form in clusters after the plant blooms. What are Rose Hips / Dog Rose (Rosa Canina)…

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Hildegard´s Medieval Perios Music

Hildegard of Bingen Music

In America Hildegard is best known for her holistic approach to healing, her creative power and perhaps above all, for Hildegard of Bingen music.

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Subconscious Virtues

Hildegard’s 35 Subconscious Virtues

Hildegard believed in a holistic approach to wellness. Her notion of living a good life was based on the concept that wellness was the natural result of the choices and actions people make every day. Wellness is lived, through the pursuit of a virtuous life that is constantly seeking balance and moderation.

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heal hemmorhoids

7 Ways to Heal Hemorrhoids Naturally

These herbal remedies are best in combination with a cooling bath. Generally, one shouldn’t take warm (or hot) baths for the treatment of hemorrhoids, as this tends to worsen the condition. However, baths using herbal remedies can be very helpful to heal hemorrhoids naturally. We recommend using cool water with your herbal bath. Hildegard’s 7…

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gardening crafts

5 Gardening Crafts Using Reclaimed Materials

Hildegard of Bingen was a lover of all things related to gardening, from the process to the final product.  Gardening captures nature’s creative force of Viriditas.  Here are some gardening crafts that add another element to the process and some creative power to your garden. Gardening Crafts After you’ve transitioned to spelt coffee, you can turn…

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