The Magic and Medicine of the Birch Tree

The birch tree is both magical and medicinal. It’s shrouded in a bit of mystery – my favorite kind of mystery. The mystery unfolds if we sit quietly at its feet and listen.

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Autumn Apothecary

The days are cooler and the nights are longer. It’s not all boots, scarves, incense, and pumpkin spice! Fill your herbal toolbelt with easy to make – and take – herbal remedies that ease cold and flu symptoms, kill viruses, and generally help our loved ones feel warm and cozy!

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Little Fall Is Here!

It’s “Little Fall!” I call the time when plants are telling us that the wheel of the year has turned, but the calendar still says summer Little Fall. Like a “tween,” little fall begins the changes that take the plants from active towards dormant.

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Summer Savvy Health Tips

Summer is here and it’s hot! With the heat and sun come sunburn, heat rash, heat exhaustion, and even heat stroke. We have easy solutions to all the common sun related ailments!

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Crazy Easy Bath Truffles

Who doesn’t love a good truffle, amiright?! Eating a chocolatey herbal truffle while lounging in a tub resplendent with the dreamy scents and fizzy goodness of bath truffles is ecstasy as I see it. Throw in some meditation music and a nice candle and you have the makings of heaven on earth. Guess what, my friends? Bath truffles (the throw-in-your-bathtub kind) are super easy to make and quick to boot!

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Pumpkin Spice Recipes!

It’s harvest time again! That means cool nights, warm sunny days. It means brilliantly colored leaves that float to the ground. Spooky fog that lingers through morning and drifts over the land in the evening. Flannel everything and boots are brought out and shined up for the occasion. Pumpkins are selected and carved. Apples are being pressed. Oh the smells and feels of pumpkin spice season!

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Healing Chronic Inflammation

 

What causes inflammation in the body; how can we find relief and stem the genesis of disease? After a short discussion on the causes of inflammation, we’ll delve into the myriad ways to contend with it and lead a life that is healthier.

Chronic inflammation due to the body’s inability to resolve the primary inflammatory origin can cause tissue damage that then creates continued inflammatory response. Like the ripples that arise from a pebble thrown in the water, the damage can ...

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One day in the apothecary….

Perceived mistakes can turn out to be some of society’s more beneficial inventions. Take tea bags, for instance. In June of 1908, a tea dealer by the name of Sullivan sent samples of teas to customers in small silk pouches. The customers didn’t understand what to do with the bags, and reputedly dunked them in hot water. Viola! Tea bags were invented! Thank you, Mr. Sullivan. You sure did make brewing tea on the go easier.

Even after making ...

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