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Violet Oil

Violet for Skin Care and Medicinal Use

The unassuming qualities of violet belie the true power contained within the leaves and blossoms. We’ll take a look at some of those traditional healing benefits, including violet for skin care and medicinal uses.

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Hildegard Easter

Happy Hildegard Viriditas Easter

If you celebrate Easter, consider how the resurrection can inspire you to create growth in your life, to encourage the greening of viriditas in yourself and those around you.

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spelt soup

Spelt Soup with Beef (or Lamb)

Spelt Soup with Beef (or Lamb) When it’s cold outside, a warm meal waiting for you at home is a perfect way to keep winter at bay.  The best part about a slow-cooker meal like beef and spelt soup is that it’s hard to mess-up.  You can give this version a try but there is…

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milk thistle and alcohol

Milk Thistle and Alcohol

Encased within the seeds of this prickly purple-blossomed thistle are flavonoids that are believed to possess unique healing and protective qualities specific to the liver.

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Spiritual Fasting

Spiritual Fasting: a Practice of Mind, Body, & Spirit

Fasting and detox products are easy to find. There are whole sections of grocery stores dedicated to cleansing and detoxification.

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Happy Solstice Day

Happy Solstice Day!

The ideas of rebirth, creation, and spiritual fire associated with the winter solstice can be powerful inspiration for us as we look for ways to begin anew. The challenge can be to create a happy solstice day.

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Psyllium for Weight Loss

How to Take Psyllium Husk for Weight Loss

For those who struggle with over-eating, we recommend psyllium husk for weight loss.  Increasing fiber intake by adding small amounts (even a pinch or two) of psyllium can help to create a “full” feeling.

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is spelt gluten free

Is Spelt Gluten Free?

We often hear the question: “is spelt gluten free?” Although the answer to that question is “no,” we’ve found that spelt represents a reasonable alternative for those with grain sensitivities.

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Bertram Akarkara Pellitory

Bertram, Akarkara, or Pellitory

Known as Bertram, Akarkara, or Pellitory, this is likely one of the healthiest and most versatile plants you have never heard of.

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What is Psyllium Husk

What is Psyllium Husk?

So what is psyllium husk? Psyllium (sill-E-um) is the common name of plants from the plantago genus. There are around 200 species of plantago found throughout the world. Psyllium is indigenous to the Mediterranean region, where its name was derived from Greek words for flea, due to its small, prolific seeds (each plant can produce…

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Strength as a Skill

Spirit Mind Body: Strength as a Skill

At Healthy Hildegard, we like to look at strength as a skill that may occupy many different vectors of life. It is something that we build through our actions, something to be practiced, not a singular metric to be achieved.

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Bodily Humors and Balance Featured

Bodily Humors and Balance

When the soul, body, and mind are equally strong, the four life “juices” are balanced.  Our bodily humors thus operate as a healthy system.

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