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What Are Digestive Bitters?

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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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Why a Detox with Bitters is Faster And More Effective

Detox with Bitter Substances

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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The Digital Detox: What is it? And How to do it.

You may not know it yet, but you need to do a digital detox. Don’t worry. We are here to help. We will cover everything you need to know about a digital detox. In this post, we will walk you through the following: What is a Digital Detox? Why a digital detox is necessary now…

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Stinging Nettle Recipes

stinging nettle recipes

Almost everyone has had some encounter with stinging nettle, usually in the form of painful contact with its leaves. In spite of its unfriendly nature and its perception as a hostile weed, nettle serves as a worthwhile medicinal plant with a long tradition in monastic medicine. Hildegard von Bingen had the following to say about the…

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Food as Medicine: Heal with Food

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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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Duckweed Elixir 

Duckweed Elixir

Duckweed Elixir is believed to strengthen the immune system and support detoxification. The detoxifying affects can also strengthen the mind and the psyche. Making duckweed elixir at home poses some challenges, so having a finished product would save some sourcing and preparation time. A duckweed elixir prepared according to Hildegard’s recipe is available in Germany…

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What Foods are Bitter?

What foods are bitter

The trend toward avoiding bitter tasting foods in favor of mild, savory and sweet flavors has wider implications.  Many of us suffer from digestive weakness, heartburn, bloating, and metabolic conditions.

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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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