Healthy Hildegard Home 2017-10-16T02:50:49+00:00

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

  • Traditional German Medicine

Traditional German Herbal Medicine

Traditional German Herbal Medicine is a practice and research area that incorporates the various disciplines and practices of natural medicine that have developed over time.

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A Biography of Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen remains Germany’s greatest mystic and God’s companion. She was artist and scientist, mystic and doctor, poet and political critic.

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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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Hildegard of Bingen was Transformational

Hildegard of Bingen was a visionary, theologian, writer, composer, artist, healer, reformer, medical practitioner, prophet, and poet. We are compelled to describe her through her many contributions to humanity.

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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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18 Bitter Healing Plants

The following plants and herbs contain bitter substances that are an important part of their overall healing composition. Bitters are best consumed in the form of tinctures or teas because the active ingredients [...]

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Thyme Benefits

Thyme benefits have been known and used 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, [...]

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The Dandelion in Herbal Medicine

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

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Spelt whole grain bread of the year

Today, October 16th is international World Bread Day. In recognition of this occasion, the German Bread Institute has designated spelt whole grain bread as the bread of 2018. The German Bread Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board selected [...]

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17 Bitter Foods

Our post on the benefits of bitter flavors introduced the taste category of bitter and the many reasons why bitterness is an important part of our diet. We have also covered some herbs and foods that contain [...]

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Carbohydrates and Health

Over the past 20 years, carbohydrates and health have entered the crosshairs of our health-industrial complex.  Carbs have devolved into a culprit of ill health and the growing catastrophe of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

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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.

Discretio with Discretion

The ancient principle of discretio has deep spiritual roots but is also timeless in its value as an actionable practice for modern living. Finding the right measure in all things poses a unique challenge to our modern harried lifestyles.

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A Contemporary Ordo Virtutum

This contemporary take on Ordo Virtutum, performed alongside Diana Rowan and the San Francisco Renaissance Voices, takes an interesting twist as it incorporates the sounds of traditional North Indian (Hindustani) classical music for which Deepak is famous.

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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 Recipe

"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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