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Inspired by Hildegard of Bingen.  Our Spirit section includes a wide variety of information on the practice of holistic spiritual wellness. Here you will find actionable information based on Hildegard’s work, as well as explorations into creativity, personal transformation, and tips and tools to help you live each day with grace and vitality.

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Science Examines Klosterheilkunde

Dr. Bernard Uehleke is one of the foremost experts in Traditional German Medicine. He began his career as a doctor of gastroenterology, then expanded his focus to include holistic healing [...]

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Interconnectivity through A.R.T.

Hildegard of Bingen was a German Benedictine Abbess, visionary theologian, artist, composer, writer, and philosopher. While it was her deeply spiritual work that elevated her to Saint and Doctor of [...]

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Inspired by Hildegard of Bingen.  Maintain a healthy relationship with your body using Hildegard’s teachings on natural healing and nutrition and principles of German Holistic Health.

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Thyme Benefits

Thyme benefits have been around for over 4,000 years. Common thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) is culinary and medicinal plant with ancient roots. Ancient Egyptians and Greeks both used thyme for a variety of purposes, eventually spreading [...]

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The Dandelion in Herbal Medicine

If not for its association as a weed, the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is among the most beautiful and robust wild flowers. The hearty dandelion plant is ubiquitous, yet very few people know of its power [...]

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The benefits of Sauerkraut

In recent years the power of fermentation for health has drawn a lot of attention. For good reason, fermented foods like sauerkraut are an excellent way to include essential vitamins and minerals in your diet. But [...]

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The Beauty of 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 foods and flavors within the framework of her monastic medicine, particularly via herbal [...]

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Kneipp’s Cold Water Treatment

Hildegard’s successor in monastic medicine, Sebastian Kneipp, considered water therapy important for the prevention of illness and to promote general well-being.  Today, modern medicine recognizes the value of temperature stimulation on the body.  Hydrotherapy can [...]

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Eight Natural Ways to Treat Allergies

Spring is in full swing. Nicer weather and longer days means more time outside. Unfortunately for many people, spring also means allergies. Seasonal allergies can bring ruin to an otherwise lovely day. Even minor allergies [...]

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Physica – Nature’s Healing Power

Hildegard of Bingen wrote Physica during the period 1150 to 1158. For those of us interested in Hildegard of Bingen medicine, or German herbal remedies in general, Physica and Causae et Curae are valuable primary resources. Both [...]

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Causae et Curae

In 1151, Hildegard completed her first visionary work, Scivias (“Know the Ways”). Around the same time, she started work on her practical guides to nature and healing, originally called “Liber subtilitatum diversarum naturarum creaturarum” (the [...]

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Scivias Summary and Images

Scivias, an illustrated tome, was Hildegard of Bingen’s first, and perhaps most famous of her writings. Scivias, (“Know the Ways”) describes 26 of Hildegard’s most vivid visions. The book deals with the interconnectivity of man [...]

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Hildegard of Bingen Writings

The body of work surrounding Hildegard of Bingen writings is expansive and diverse. She was equal parts nun and scientist, theologian and philosopher, musician and poet, and naturalist and doctor. In hindsight, many of Hildegard’s views are ground [...]

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Inspired by Hildegard of Bingen.  Our Healthy Recipes include a growing body of healthy and delicious preparations inspired by Hildegard.

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Cocoa Nib, Seed and Cherry Bars

These energy bars provide healthy, sustainable energy for hours. The crunchy consistency tastes delicious, while the oats are good for the heart. They are fast and easy to make, and the anthocyanins in the cherries will leave you with a “happy-brain”. 

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Cocoa Butter Roasted Veggie Salad with Cocoa Nib Vinaigrette Recipe

This recipe is a nice variation on your typical roasted veggie dish with a cocoa nib vinaigrette, rich in nutrients, antioxidants and a real mood lifter.

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Healthy Hildegard’s German Sauerkraut

"Sauerkraut" is a German word that means sour cabbage. This version includes coriander, which helps stimulate digestive energy. The benefits of sauerkraut include providing fiber, vitamins C and K.

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