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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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May Cure Cleansing

Hildegard’s Spring Cleanse (the May Cure)

As Spring enters full swing our Winter retreat indoors comes to an end. Fortunately, the sun lures us back into nature. And, along with increased movement, like hiking, cycling, walking, or dynamic meditation in nature, we reawaken our metabolic functions.  The process of purification begins all over again. Metabolic waste stored in our tissues over…

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Headache Natural Remedies

Headache natural remedies address different types of headaches in different ways.  Consider the right herbal remedy for unique headache symptoms, while recognizing limitations.  In some cases, a simple remedy like peppermint oil may beat painkillers for treating certain types of headache symptoms. The many forms of headache Headaches show up in many different forms.  Whether it…

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Breaking Bread

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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Dental Health and Wellness

Surprising Ancient Methods For Dental Health and Wellness

Much like today, ancient cultures valued clean, healthy, and white teeth. In poetry and myth, the description of a noble lady included reference to dental health and wellness. The ideal Medieval image included descriptions like “white teeth and red mouth” or some reference to clean teeth and sweet breath. Conversely, villains were characterized by discolored…

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morning rituals

5 Healthy Morning Rituals Inspired by Hildegard

  Morning rituals often determine how we feel for the rest of the day.  We have assembled these 5 rituals inspired by Hildegard of Bingen to help get the day off to a successful start.  Common sense and experience tells us, our morning behavior affects productivity, energy levels, and satisfaction throughout the day.  The beginning…

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Fasting Supplements

Fasting with Dietary Supplements and Vitamins

As each of us develops our unique personal fasting routine, some may consider incorporating dietary supplements and vitamins.  Refining our individual process, means discovering our vulnerable areas, and identifying means for support.  This includes finding the right dietary supplements to promote the intended outcome. Fasting Inspired by Hildegard We know of fasting as a naturopathic…

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Intermittent Fasting Results and Health Benefits

Rather than prescribing a specific form of fasting, the term “intermittent fasting” (also, called interval fasting or periodic fasting) describes a rhythm of eating. In comparison to a strict fasting regimen, an intermittent fasting schedule provides for good meals confined to specific times, and only at certain intervals. The process of intermittent fasting calls for…

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three levels of hildegard fasting

Hildegard’s Three Healthy Fasts

Hildegard believed that regular fasting should be an integral part of a healthy dietary regimen. In this post we will review the process, purpose, and benefits of three levels of the Hildegard fast.

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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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