The Wonderful World of Dandelions

Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale. Digestive bitter | Cellular Chaperone | Nutrient Dense

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The Exquisite Beauty of Nature

There are many more benefits to foraging plants in the wild than just the medicine they bring to us.

Before we pick our first plant, we are brought into the exquisite beauty of nature. It’s the peace and quiet that first draws attention. The utter calm that is so different from the jarring electricity of the urban or suburban areas where many of us live. After appreciating the freedom from disturbance for a few moments, we begin ...

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Hugelkultur Gardening

Hugelkultur Gardening

Victory gardening seems to be on the upswing as people turn their attention to growing food. I’m a big fan of hugelkultur guilds. This type of gardening is super easy and brings high yields!

Hugelkultur is German for “hill culture.” Hugelkultur employs nontoxic and noninvasive logs and branches, fallen leaves, grass clippings, straw, cardboard, food waste, dead things the cat brings in, spent grains from the local brewery, seaweed, manure from chickens, rabbits, horses, etc., compost, whatever biomass is available, ...

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Intro to Salal (Gaultheria shallon)

The leaves of salal contain several phenolic acids including tannic and gallic acids. They dry out congested tissue.

Think of a sponge – when we squeeze a sponge, water comes out, it dries, and is then able to function better. The tannins in salal help to squeeze fluid out of the lungs and sinuses, as it were, bringing down inflammation and opening pathways to allow for better respiratory function.

The ...

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Herbal Respiratory Support

Winter can be harsh on the respiratory system. Everywhere we go, we hear people coughing! We need relief and we need it now!

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Quinoa, Veggie, and Herb Stuffed Pumpkin

Hello friends and happy holidays! Whether it‘s time with friends, family, or starting new traditions, this time of year means gathering together and eating savory food! I’ve put together a paleo friendly recipe geared towards health and great taste! May it become one of your traditional crowd pleasing sides.

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