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Pour yourself a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and let’s chat about plant medicines — how to use them, how to grow them, and how to make them in your own kitchen. I’m delighted to be sharing this wisdom about Green Medicine with you, and I’m eager to hear about your discoveries, too.

So make yourself comfortable, and let’s begin the journey!

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Recipe for Catching a Cold

Recipe for Catching a Cold

Although we refer to “catching” a cold, the truth is that we are surrounded by viruses all the time. Whether or not the viruses take hold in our bodies depends on two major factors: How virulent (“strong”) the virus is How weakened our immune system is The following...

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Five Essential Oils for Peaceful Sleep

Five Essential Oils for Peaceful Sleep

Over one-third of the people who visit a doctor’s office have sleep issues, yet they rarely mention these problems, and doctors rarely ask. Essential oils can be powerful natural allies in improving your sleep.

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8 Most Common Food Allergens

8 Most Common Food Allergens

8 MOST COMMON FOOD ALLERGIES Dairy (milk, cheese, yoghurt, cottage cheese, etc.) Eggs Peanuts Tree nuts, like walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, brazil nuts, and pecans Soy Wheat and other grains with gluten, including barley, rye, and oats. Finned fish (e.g. tuna, salmon,...

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Tips for Staying Healthy: Cold and Flu Season

Far from being a passive victim snagged by viruses and bacteria, you can significantly reduce your chances of becoming ill by cultivating health during cold and flu season. Just as bugs tend to attack weakened plants in the garden, so do bacteria and viruses "invade"...

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Fact or Fiction: Wakeful Presence

  This essay is excerpted from Soul Medicine: A Physician's Reflections on Life, Love, Death and Healing by Dr. Judith Boice. In her late 50’s, Gail had straight black hair, angular hips, large feet, and uneven teeth.     Both of us sporadically attended...

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Qi gong: Vitalizing Body, Mind, and Spirit

Our bodies respond not only to physical medicines but also to the more subtle energetic realms that provide the "juice" or "qi" [CHEE] that sustains our lives. Without this enlivening force, our bodies would be nothing more than sacks of bones and fluids. Many...

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