Healthy Nutrition

Holistic Health & Nutrition

Managing the tensions between modern living and our natural physical dispositions is a challenge. Because of the natural dispositions that your body may have to certain external influences, making it imperative for you to take your nutrition and holistic wellness seriously.

Within the Healthy Nutrition category of our Healthy Hildegard posts, you will find practices and resources to help you maintain a healthy relationship with your body by using the philosophies of Hildegard von Bingen. At Healthy Hildegard, we strive to navigate the different dimensions of our lives with a healthy perspective on weight management and holistic health. Continue reading below to learn more about nutrition inspired by Saint Hildegard of Bingen.

black radish soup

Black Radish- not only as a soup for Colds

The black radish is experiencing a comeback not just as a soup for Colds. Hildegard of Bingen wrote in Physica: “The radish is more warm than cold. After being excavated, it should be left under the ground in a humid place for two or three days, so that its green will be tempered, to which…

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Homemade Turmeric Drink

Homemade Turmeric Drink

This homemade turmeric drink is warming, spicy, aromatic and does not contain caffeine. It’s recommended to add a little fat to the drink to aid in digestion to receive the full extent of turmeric’s health properties.

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Tisane inspired by Hildegard

Tisane is a French term meaning “herbal infusion.” No tea leaves are included, only dried flowers, fruits or herbs. This combination of calming and soothing herbs is a nice bedtime treat which also tastes fresh.

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chocolate benefits

Dark Chocolate Benefits for Health

Chocolate possesses many beneficial qualities. The health benefits of its ingredients are difficult to isolate and quantify, but this article offers a good primer, starting with cacao, the principal ingredient.

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Tapioca Pudding

Sweet Potato Tapioca Pudding

This is variation of homemade tapioca pudding adds sweet potatoes to provide more substance and natural sweetener to the pudding. After preparing this snack, refrigerate in mason jars for quick healthy snacks.

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Fennel coconut

Healthy Hildegard’s Fennel in Coconut Milk

The mild licorice flavor of fennel pairs well with the savory coconut milk and buttery spelt berries in this recipe, which is a perfect compliment to a light fish or chicken dish, although it is filling enough to be a main course.

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Hildegard von Bingen and Benefits of Spelt

A look at Hildegard and Spelt

For centuries before the advent of modern medicine, healing practices were not confined to curing existing diseases and ailments. Pre-modern medicine practitioners, such as Hildegard of Bingen focused on prophylaxis and preventive measures to address ailments before they developed. Diet and nutrition for the healthy and sick alike plays a central role in monastic medicine. …

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health benefits parsley wine

Health Benefits: Parsley Wine

Secrets for Heart Health. Wine, as a remedy, is as old as, well, wine. In fact it may just be the worlds oldest documented man-made medicine.

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Duckweed Elixir

Duckweed Elixir 

Duckweed Elixir is believed to strengthen the immune system and support detoxification. The detoxifying affects can also strengthen the mind and the psyche. Making duckweed elixir at home poses some challenges, so having a finished product would save some sourcing and preparation time. A duckweed elixir prepared according to Hildegard’s recipe is available in Germany…

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BOOSTER TONIC

Healthy Hildegard’s Booster Tonic

This booster tonic has a warming effect accompanied by a soothing, hydrating boost. If you drink more caffeinated beverages than you should, you’ll appreciate this booster tonic.

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Community Shared Agriculture

Consider Community Shared Agriculture

You may have heard of Community Shared Agriculture (“C.S.A.”) or perhaps you even participate already (let us know what you think.) For those who haven’t heard of CSA, or only have a vague idea of how it works, this post will help you understand if joining a CSA is right for you. What is Community…

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cold weather foods

Cold Weather Foods

We’ve compiled our version of winter food groups with specific cold weather foods to help you roast, stew, sauté, and simmer your way to spring.

 

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