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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Bitter Flavors

Foods with bitter flavors have played an important role in nutritional medicine and naturopathy for centuries. Saint Hildegard of Bingen regularly employed bitter tasting foods and bitters.

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walking after dinner

The health benefits of walking after dinner have been known as long as human health has been contemplated. While the physiological reasons behind the benefits may have been unknown, the value of physical activity – in its most basic form, has been around for a very long time. Walking After Dinner: 100 easy steps to…

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Psyllium 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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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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Hildegard of Bingen believed Fennel had many benefits, fresh breath being one of them, but she saw fennel as a plant with truly holistic benefits. Hildegard though of a fennel based herbal powder as one of her primary healing foods after surgery and for convalescence and immune building.

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