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Monastic Medicine

Remove financial motivation in medicine, and you’re left with something closer to altruism. Monastic medicine, developed by monks and nuns, was borne from the motivation to help people, not to create repeat business.

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Hildegard of Bingen was…

Hildegard of Bingen was a visionary, theologian, writer, composer, artist, healer, reformer, medical practitioner, prophet, and poet.

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Food Activity Rest

Food, Activity, Rest: how going F.A.R. can help you go long We are responsible for the rhythm of our daily lives. The flow of our actions and periods of inaction are how we compose the [...]

The Slow Food Movement and Hildegard

Hildegard of Bingen could not have anticipated that progress would render the cultivation, preparation, and consumption of food to something of an annoyance, a chore to be avoided in favor of saving time.  She could [...]

7 Natural Constipation Cures

In her book, "Causae et Curae", Hildegard of Bingen suggests certain foods can lead to disruptions in the digestive process in some people. Specifically, some foods are more prone to slowing the digestive process or removing [...]

7 Ways to Heal Hemorrhoids Naturally

These herbal remedies are best in combination with a cooling bath. Generally, one shouldn’t take warm (or hot) baths for the treatment of hemorrhoids, as this tends to worsen the condition. However, baths using herbal [...]

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

Watermelon Mocktail

Our post on 25 flushing foods lists many naturally diuretic foods that you can eat to help ease discomfort associated with water retention. This recipe includes four simple ingredients – all naturally and mildly diuretic, [...]

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Recipe for Grilled Peaches and Ginger

In Colorado we wait anxiously for Palisade peaches to ripen and become available in mid-August.  It's a special time of year, particularly for residents of a state with limited agricultural output.  In anticipation and celebration [...]

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Spelt Breakfast Habermus

If Hildegard had a single food group, it would be dinkel wheat or spelt.  In fact, her successor, Dr. Gottfried Hertzka said that “if I ever would get cancer, I would retire with a bag of spelt and [...]

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Hildegard’s Dynamic Meditation in Nature

Hildegard of Bingen believed that moderate activity was essential to good physical, mental, and spiritual health. She advocated for walking after meals, and regular activity for physical and digestive health. [...]

Hildegard’s Kundalini Awakening Process

We first discovered Teri Degler while trying to broadly understand the kundalini awakening process, and more simply, our own motivations to explore creative spirit.  As it turns out, Teri has devoted much of [...]

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