The ideas of rebirth, creation, and spiritual fire associated with the winter solstice can be powerful inspiration for us as we look for ways to begin anew. The challenge can be to create a happy solstice day.
For those who struggle with over-eating, we recommend psyllium husk for weight loss. Increasing fiber intake by adding small amounts (even a pinch or two) of psyllium can help to create a “full” feeling.
We often hear the question: “is spelt gluten free?” Although the answer to that question is “no,” we’ve found that spelt represents a reasonable alternative for those with grain sensitivities.
Known as Bertram, Akarkara, or Pellitory, this is likely one of the healthiest and most versatile plants you have never heard of.
So what is psyllium husk? Psyllium (sill-E-um) is the common name of plants from the plantago genus. There are around 200 species of plantago found throughout the world. Psyllium is indigenous to the Mediterranean region, where its name was derived from Greek words for flea, due to its small, prolific seeds (each plant can produce…
At Healthy Hildegard, we like to look at strength as a skill that may occupy many different vectors of life. It is something that we build through our actions, something to be practiced, not a singular metric to be achieved.
When the soul, body, and mind are equally strong, the four life “juices” are balanced. Our bodily humors thus operate as a healthy system.
Hildegard of Bingen believed Fennel had many benefits, fresh breath being one of them, but she saw fennel as a plant with truly holistic benefits. Hildegard though of a fennel based herbal powder as one of her primary healing foods after surgery and for convalescence and immune building.
Violet cream has been used since antiquity to protect and heal the skin. Violet contains essential oils rich with antioxidants. These radical scavengers neutralize free radicals, which are constantly produced in our bodies during normal cell metabolism.
The nectar of this sweet and humble flower, this harbinger of spring, offers far more than merely a pleasant fragrance.