Healthy Nutrition

Holistic Health & Nutrition

Managing the tensions between modern living and our natural physical dispositions is a challenge. Because of the natural dispositions that your body may have to certain external influences, making it imperative for you to take your nutrition and holistic wellness seriously.

Within the Healthy Nutrition category of our Healthy Hildegard posts, you will find practices and resources to help you maintain a healthy relationship with your body by using the philosophies of Hildegard von Bingen. At Healthy Hildegard, we strive to navigate the different dimensions of our lives with a healthy perspective on weight management and holistic health. Continue reading below to learn more about nutrition inspired by Saint Hildegard of Bingen.

How to Buy Psyllium Seed and Psyllium Husk

Psyllium seed is an ancient medicinal plant also known by its botanical name, Plantago ovata. While its appearance is relatively unspectacular, the positive effects of this plant are remarkable.  The swelling effect of psyllium seeds contributes to a balanced digestive process and increases the feeling of satiety (see also our article “Psyllium seeds and slimming“). …

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What Are Digestive Bitters?

Digestive bitters have traditional roots as medicinal remedies prepared from bitter plants. Typically used to treat digestive ailments like gas, bloating, and cramps, digestive bitters help promote general digestive health. In this post we will cover everything you need to know about the natural digestive aid known as bitters including: Why you need digestive bitters…

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What is spelt

What is Spelt? An Alternative to Wheat

You may be hearing more about spelt, or seeing more spelt-based products on the shelves. With more consumers evaluating alternatives to wheat, the term spelt has entered common parlance. This article describes all you need to know about spelt, starting with the question “what is spelt?” What is Spelt? An Ancient Grain The history of…

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What is Spelt Bread? Delicious.

The origins of bread (and the act of breaking bread) are traced to the first gatherings of people. Ancient clans, long before recorded history, left behind evidence of their close relationship with the precursors of this essential food.

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Popped Spelt Bar Recipe

Popped Spelt Chocolate Bars

These popped spelt and chocolate bars serve as a great snack for something sweet with dark chocolate. Hildegard von Bingen considered spelt among the healthiest grains. These spelt bars made from popped spelt, along with fine 70% dark chocolate serve as a special treat. Enjoyed in moderation, these bars are a delicious addition to a…

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Detox with Bitter Substances

Why a Detox with Bitters is Faster And More Effective

The detox season arrives right after the party season. Many of us choose January as a time to clean-up, replace the champagne glass with a glass of water, and try to eat as healthy as possible. With the recent popularity of detoxing, several companies have developed new products and strategies to help cleanse our livers,…

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Is sugar bad for you

Sugar and Health. What to Know About Sugar

Today, our dependence on sugar leads to obvious outcomes, like obesity. But sugar also contributes to deeper health problems.  In the western world, refined sugar finds its way into almost every meal. Whether added to our coffee or tea, included in our breads, cookies, and cakes, or simply consumed directly, in the form of snacks,…

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Quince Fruit

Quince, A Healthy and Almost Forgotten Fruit

Germany loves to celebrate its plants, trees, and fruits.  So, except for the fact that quince fruits are relatively unknown in America, it should come as no big surprise that the quince fruit was celebrated in Germany as the official fruit of 2017. Its pink and white flowers possess a scent reminiscent of citrus and…

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Roasted Chestnut and Potato Soup Recipe

A delicious, light and healthy soup, this gluten-free and vegan alternative will warm you from the inside during the cold winter months. Chestnuts hold a very special place Hildegard’s nutritional teachings. In addition to their many health benefits, chestnuts are also extremely tasty and digestible. In today’s gluten-conscious and celiac-sensitive world, chestnuts have a unique…

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Pink Grapefruit Smoothie

Pink Grapefruit Smoothie Recipe

Bitter flavors are fundamental for health and digestion. This delicious bitter-fruit smoothie is ideal as a snack between meals. It refreshes, revitalizes, rehydrates, and it’s full of nutrients.  Recipe for 3-4 glasses  700 ml freshly pressed grapefruit juice (6-7 Pink Grapefruits)  1 lime, juice  150g soy yogurt (alternatively almond yogurt or coconut yogurt) 1-2 teaspoons…

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Fried Spelt Recipe

This fried spelt dish is a simple and hearty recipe that is both healthy and satisfying. An ideal dish that also works as a part of a fasting cure according to Hildegard of Bingen. Those who like it a little more grainy can use the pre-cooked dark grains. As an alternative, the dark grains are…

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Spelt Semolina Recipe

Spelt Semolina Apple Casserole Recipe

This spelt semolina apple casserole smacks of a classic cheesecake. It tastes best when cool as the batter begins to firm-up. The spelt semolina apple casserole is easily digestible and delicious. You can adjust the number of eggs. The consistency of the casserole will be slightly firmer with 3 eggs. Ingredients for a Spelt Apple…

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