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Inspired by Hildegard of Bingen. Discover the ancient wisdom and principles of German Holistic Health and Wellness

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.  Maintain a healthy relationship with your body using Hildegard’s teachings on natural healing and nutrition.

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The Health Benefits of Chocolate

Almost everybody loves chocolate. Whether chocolate is given as a gift of love or as an indulgence of self-love, the association between chocolate and love is not merely a coincidence. Cacao, the bitter beans that [...]

Comments on a Hildegard Fast

The concept of a Hildegard fast is often associated with Causae et Curae, where Hildegard actually makes scant mention any specific fasting regimen. Instead, Causae et Curae focuses on the themes of balance and moderation [...]

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A look at Hildegard and Spelt

For centuries before the advent of modern medicine, healing practices have not been confined to curing existing diseases and ailments. Practitioners such as Hildegard of Bingen have focused on prophylaxis and preventive measures to address [...]

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Hildegard’s Duckweed Drink in Autumn

As the cold season approaches, Hildegard would recommend that we prepare our immune system for the icy months ahead, by using her duckweed drink. Her idea of appropriate preparation for winter meant cleansing the body [...]

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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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Sweet Potato Tapioca Pudding

This is a variation on homemade tapioca pudding. Adding the sweet potatoes provides more substance and natural sweetener to the pudding. After preparing this snack, refrigerate in mason jars for quick healthy snacks. Sweet potatoes offer immunity, [...]

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Healthy Hildegard’s Fennel in Coconut milk

This recipe includes some of Hildegard’s favorite foods. The mild licorice flavor of fennel pairs well with the savory coconut milk and buttery spelt berries. This dish is a perfect compliment to a light fish [...]

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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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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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Interview with Dr. Victoria Sweet

Chasing-down the ideas and prescriptions of a 900 year-old German nun and transforming them into relatable and actionable content is no easy task. So the discovery of Dr. Victoria Sweet [...]

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God´s Hotel, a book review

As we grow the Healthy Hildegard community, we intersect with others drawn to Hildegard. Each one offers a unique perspective on how Hildegard’s life and body of work moved and [...]

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