Chickpeas, a healthy nutrient bomb

Benefits of Chickpeas

The many health benefits of chickpeas should come as no surprise. For over 8,000 years chickpeas have appeared in cuisines spanning all cultures.  As a food, chickpeas or chick peas (Cicer arietinum) are ancient,  and they contain lots of proteins, minerals and trace elements. They are rich in B vitamins and fiber, making them a perfect choice…

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How To Cook Chestnuts And Why They Are Healthy

How to cook chestnuts

You can not help singing about chestnuts over open fires during Christmastime.  If you weren’t singing before, we suspect you are now.  Sweet chestnuts also come to mind, because this healthy meal received the honor of Tree of the Year 2018 in Germany. Let’s take a closer look at the edible sweet chestnut and the…

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Are Carbohydrates Bad for You?

Over the past 20 years, carbohydrates and health have entered the crosshairs of our health-industrial complex.  Carbs have devolved into a culprit of ill health and the growing catastrophe of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

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Healthy Alternative to Coffee

a healthy alternative to coffee

If you’re contemplating a break from caffeine, for health reasons or for a cleanse, there is a healthy alternative to coffee, it is called spelt coffee.

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Ancient Nutritional Treatment

nutritional treatment

Hildegard of Bingen’s Viriditas, or “life force”, lies at the heart of her nutritional treatment therapy. Food provides each organism with fundamental energy and healing power. Proper nutrition can prevent the need for pills later on.

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The Beauty of Bitter Flavors

Bitter Flavors

Foods with bitter flavors have played an important role in nutritional medicine and naturopathy for centuries. Saint Hildegard of Bingen regularly employed bitter tasting foods and bitters.

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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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Hildegard’s 7 Health Benefits of Beer

health benefits of beer

Every autumn, a meadow near the city center of Munich transforms into the world’s largest beer and folk festival or Volksfest. Known as Oktoberfest, the 16-day celebration is referred to by many locals as Wiesn, short for Theresienwiese, or Theresa’s Meadow, named for the place where King Ludwig I wed Princess Therese in 1820. This is…

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Spelt Cookies (Vegan)

spelt cookies recipe

Made with whole grain spelt flour and a vegetable-based butter alternative. These quick and easy cookies contain no egg or dairy and are great for those who may have sensitivity to gluten.

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Milk Thistle and Alcohol

milk thistle and alcohol

Encased within the seeds of this prickly purple-blossomed thistle are flavonoids that are believed to possess unique healing and protective qualities specific to the liver.

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