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Fasting with Dietary Supplements and Vitamins

Fasting Supplements

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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Hildegard’s Three Healthy Fasts

three levels of hildegard fasting

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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Health Benefits of Golden Berry (or, Winter Cherry)

Golden Berry health benefits

Almost 1000 years ago Hildegard of Bingen described the health benefits of the Golden Berry aka Physalis (Physalis Alkekengi, p. peruviana also known as Winter Cherry). “Anyone suffering from a deafening ringing in the ear, smear the Winter Cherry on a felt and put it over the ears to the neck and attach it to a…

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Benefits of rose tea and rose oil

benefits of rose tea and rose oil

We can all appreciate the beautiful appearance and pleasant smell of roses.  Less recognized by most of us today are the healing properties benefits of rose tea and rose oil.  Roses work on spirit, mind, and body and can be used in many ways. The oldest evidence of roses trace back to fossils found in…

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Food as Medicine: Heal with Food

Food as Medicine 1

The principal of food as the foundation of healing is not unique, and the idea of food as medicine is ancient. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said “let food be thy medicine, and medicine be they food.”

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18 Bitter Healing Plants and Herbs

18 bitter healing plants

These healing plants contain bitter substances that are an important part of their overall healing composition. Bitter substances work to stimulate the liver’s metabolic function to restore your body’s powerful detoxifying organ.

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Hildegard’s Spring Cleanse

Spring Cleanse

Hildegard understood the importance of clearing the way for the body to perform the natural function of detoxification. In her natural history book, Physica (Cap. 109), she describes a natural spring cleanse, consisting of wormwood that aids the body’s natural cleansing mechanisms. She describes this cure as follows: “And when wormwood is fresh, pound it and…

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Wormwood Benefits: Remedies & Cleansing

Wormwood Benefits

The wormwood plant has played a central role in natural medicine and holistic healing for a long time. Because of the numerous wormwood benefits, healers considered it to be a universal cure throughout the Middle Ages. In fact, wormwood benefits are so broad that wormwood earned the old German adage, roughly: “wormwood makes everything good”. Hildegard of…

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Hildegard’s Duckweed Drink in Autumn

Duckweed drink

As the cold season approaches, Hildegard would recommend that we prepare our immune system for the icy months ahead, by using her duckweed drink. Her idea of appropriate preparation for winter meant cleansing the body and ensuring the proper balance and function of our juices. Duckweed Drink to Balance Bodily Juices The balance of our four…

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Periodic Fasting: Lose Weight, Grow Healthy

periodic fasting

There are many ways to incorporate a fast into your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to burn fat, lose weight, or just promote a healthier lifestyle, regular fasting can help you achieve your goals. Intermittent fasting, also known as periodic fasting and interval fasting, is becoming a popular fasting method. For good reason. Periodic fasting…

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