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Physica – Nature's Healing Power

Hildegard of Bingen wrote Physica during the period 1150 to 1158. For those of us interested in Hildegard of Bingen medicine, or German holistic health and wellness in general, Physica and Causae et Curae are valuable primary resources.

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Food Activity Rest

Food activity rest

The rhythm of Food Activity Rest predates medieval medical treatments, and yet the concept helps set the foundation for Hildegard’s healing harmony.  We first discovered a modern perspective on Food Activity Rest by reviewing Dr. Matthew Edlund’s work on Circadian Medicine. The value of Dr. Edlund’s mnemonic FAR has far-reaching health benefits.  In its most basic form, it has helped…

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Medieval Medical Treatments

Medieval Medical Treatments

The urgent need for medieval medical treatments was borne from destructive waves of epidemic plague that swept the European continent in the Middle Ages, leveling a dark toll on life and morale.

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