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Anti-Aging Effects and Benefits of Bitters for Skin Care

Bitter Benefits the Skin

While probably not knowing (or, caring) about the benefits of bitters for skin care, early hunters and gatherers emphasized diets rich in bitter root vegetables, wild plants, leaves, and fruits. Wild foraging contributed to healthy living, to support physical performance. In addition, early diets consisted of more natural bitter substances, which we know today stimulate…

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The Sunshine Vitamin

The sunshine vitamin is an appropriate nickname for this unique nutrient, as it is the vitamin that comes from the sun. In fact, it is the only essential vitamin that we can get from a non-food source. There is no other nutrient that binds us so intimately with our environment, so there is much to…

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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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Health Benefits of Peppermint

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Peppermint (mentha piperita) is a hybrid of watermint (mentha hirsute) and spearmint (mentha spicata). All three plants are native to Europe and the Middle East. They are, however, widely cultivated throughout the world. They are all part of the mint (lamicaceae) family of plants. The mint family includes numerous flowering varieties that have a long…

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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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Hildegard’s Interconnectivity and A.R.T.

Interconnectivity

Hildegard of Bingen was a German Benedictine Abbess, visionary theologian, artist, composer, writer, and philosopher. While it was her deeply spiritual work that elevated her to Saint and Doctor of the Catholic Church, it was Hildegard’s work in medicine and scientific inquiry that helped build the foundation for her belief in the interconnectivity of holistic health with…

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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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What is Galangal? Your Guide to the Spice of Life

What is Galanga

Galangal has been used as both a spice and as a medicine since the Middle Ages. We’ll discuss both lesser and greater galangal but our focus is on lesser galangal, which Hildegard included as one of her primary medicinal plants.

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