A Medieval Nun on Coronavirus

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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Intermittent Fasting Results and Health Benefits

Rather than prescribing a specific form of fasting, the term “intermittent fasting” (also, called interval fasting or periodic fasting) describes a rhythm of eating. In comparison to a strict fasting regimen, an intermittent fasting schedule provides for good meals confined to specific times, and only at certain intervals. The process of intermittent fasting calls for…

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How to make Ginger Tea, but avoid these mistakes

how to make ginger tea avoid these mistakes

When it comes to the question of how to make Ginger Tea, there are a handful of common mistakes that limit the efficacy of this age-old remedy. Few herbal remedies work as well as hot ginger tea for treating symptoms of the common cold. Here’s what to look for to get the very most out…

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Vervain (Verbena): a forgotten medicinal herb 

vervain health benefits

Vervain has a long history as a medicinal herb across many different cultures. We will explore the healing powers of vervain, the many ways you can use vervain as a healing plant, and how to make vervain tea. Read on to learn how this lovely flowering medicinal herb improves health. What is Vervain or Verbena?…

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17 Bitter Foods

17 bitter foods

Our post on the benefits of bitter flavors introduces the taste category of bitter and the many reasons why bitterness is an important part of our diet and how bitters can help to control appetite. We have also covered some herbs and foods that contain the various bitter flavors that we can incorporate into our diet and…

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Wormwood Benefits: Remedies & Cleansing

Wormwood Benefits

The wormwood plant has played a central role in natural medicine and holistic healing for a long time. Because of the numerous wormwood benefits, healers considered it to be a universal cure throughout the Middle Ages.

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8 Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

high blood pressure home remedies

If you are suffering from hypertension and searching for home remedies for high blood pressure you have come to the right place. We will guide you through the common causes of high blood pressure and how you can lower high blood pressure naturally. Read on to explore the long history of herbal remedies for high…

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How to Take Psyllium Husk for Weight Loss

Psyllium for Weight Loss

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.

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