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Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy

Colonic irrigation’s offer something that can not be obtained simply by cleansing the colon alone. While a clean colon prevents the long-term negative reflex activity upon the body caused by a toxic colon, it does not generate the powerful short-term positive reflex...

Thai Beet Soup

Thai Beet Soup

By The Endless Meal This looks like a great use of the beets I have coming up in my garden.  I can't wait to try this nourishing early fall treat! Glad to stumble on this recipe from the Endless Meal. INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons coconut oil1 large onion,...

Gracefully Transition into Fall

Gracefully Transition into Fall

The days are getting shorter and the air is getting cooler (at least in the evenings, that is!)  I like to turn to Chinese medicine during seasonal transitions to glean some ancient lessons that might help for a healthy seasonal change. Many people find themselves...

Wellness in Autumn

Wellness in Autumn

This article is adapted by Cassandra Orjala from an article by Saffron & Sage. You may not think about your colon very much, but as a colon hydrotherapist of over 30 years, I do! Our colons deal with a lot more than you may realize - they get rid of all the waste...

Medicine from my Backyard

Medicine from my Backyard

I've been growing food and medicinals in my garden for most of my life.  I thought it would be fun this month to catalogue some of the current medicinals and unusual edibles that I'm growing.  For you, it's great to reflect on just how much you can nurture even in a...

Calendula Oil

Calendula Oil

I've been growing Calendula for a while now and I love this plant. Oil infused with Calendula is so soothing for many skin ailments. I find myself using it for most any skin problem with great success. Here's how to make it:...

Fever Reducing Yarrow Tea

Fever Reducing Yarrow Tea

This recipe has decades old heritage. It's truly hard to improve upon. If you notice a fever coming on, drink 1/2 cup every 30 minutes to bring on a good sweat. Once you being to sweat, reduce the tea to 1/2 every hour and continue until the fever subsides. 1 part...

Focus on your Immunity

Focus on your Immunity

I'm sharing some information that I received from The Juice Lady about ways that we can keep our immune systems strong. We don't have control over everything ever, but we do have control over what we put in our bodies and how we care for ourselves to keep ourselves as...

Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet

I wanted to share this information that I found on Indigo Herbs about Meadowsweet. This is currently blooming in my garden and I love that I can use it for my health! Meadowsweet is also known as: Bridewort, Meadow Queen, Meadow Wort, Pride of the Meadow, Queen of the...

Rugosa Rose

Rugosa Rose

This excerpt from Joybilee Farms, gives a nice overview of some of the beautiful properties of the Rugosa Rose, "The Rugosa rose is one of the best roses for producing rose hips for herbal medicine... The hips are abundant and rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, and...

Elder Flowers Are Coming!

Elder Flowers Are Coming!

Elder Flower TinctureBy Handmade Apothecary Tinctures are a way to extract and preserve the medicinal qualities of herbs. These will last 1-2 years and can be kept in a cool dark place.Fill a jar ¾ full with either flowers or berries, fill the jar to the top with...

Reopening

Reopening

I can't believe that two months went by without seeing a single one of you. When this all started, we were still in the last grip of winter and now I have poppies blooming in my yard! I'm thankful to have been able to stay connected with people virtually. And, now the...

Nettles Recipes

Nettles Recipes

There are so many delicious ways to eat nettles! I received the below recipe for quiche through a friend of mine. And, for myself, I like to treat nettles very similar to spinach. They are great steams for a few minutes, or sautéd with onion and garlic. I also use...

Healing

Healing

This a poem from a friend of mine that I just love. Healing has nothing to do with Time or Life or Death. Only that a soul remembers it is Spirit and not the flesh. For even 1000 years – if you think of eternity - is only the blink of an eye or the buzz of a passing...

Nettle Tea

Nettle Tea

A few years ago, I went with my son Teuvo to Round Lake to forage wild nettles on Mother's Day weekend.  It was a beautiful day and such a fun experience. Nettles are amazing for times like these with the fear of respiratory illnesses continuing to linger. Nettles...

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