Turmeric health benefits ~ How to enjoy more turmeric daily

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Conversations about “inflammation” are everywhere. Here’s a trend that is probably here to stay. As research indicates, “inflammation” is a probable cause of most ‘imbalance’ or dis-eases.  I know it’s a busy life. I know that so many of us are truly rushing from one activity to the next and that the last thing many [...]

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Chili-Infused Olive Oil with herbal healers

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You may know that I have been experimenting with “heat” in my cooking. I recently attempted another wonderful infused olive oil to have on hand for the remainder of the winter to add a “picante’ edge to my soups, stews, sauces and marinades! It takes 2 hours to make but it’s EASY and the result [...]

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Irritable Bowel? Here’s a plan and 3 Herbs to HELP!

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Herbal Help for Irritable Bowel Disease  One doesn’t need to go far to meet someone experiencing “Irritable Bowel Disease” or “Irritable Bowel Syndrome”. In fact, 20% of North Americans have one challenge or another which goes under this  ”umbrella” term. That’s about 50 million people! So many of my own clients have ‘digestive system challenges’. [...]

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How to make a Castor Oil Pack and WHY!

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  I’ve used a Castor Oil pack since the 80′s and have taught hundreds of people how to do so for their family needs. The healing qualities of the cold-pressed oil from the seeds of the  Castor plant  (Ricinus communis) are numerous and well-documented. There are entire books written on the attributes of this amazing [...]

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Summer Harvest : Basil & Mints

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If you have a herb garden, you may have extras and wonder what to do with them. Maybe you don’t have a garden but see the fabulous bounty of herbs at your local farmers market. NOW is the time to make plans to preserve the power and good healing components of the plants.. I have been [...]

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Herbs to help with Digestion

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In my herbal medicine practice, one of the prevailing “themes” which seems to be at the root of the majority of ‘imbalances’ or ‘sensitivities’; is a malfunctioning digestive system.  There are such great helpers in the herbal medicine chest and so many botanicals which are easy to add to our daily routines and can make a [...]

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Cilantro~10 reasons to enjoy this herb often!

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Cilantro? You either LOVE it or you don’t! It’s not one of those gentle herbs on the sidelines that everyone likes. If you’re in the “fan of cilantro” category, you may be interested to know that it is a powerful herbal ally. If you’re not fond of cilantro, you may want to find ways to [...]

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SPELT ~ ancient grain + wheat alternative

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I remember the first time I enjoyed Spelt kernels in a dish. It was in Tuscany and it was love at first bite! It’s not always easy to find these tasty little spelt kernels or berries as they are sometimes called.  I did, though at one of my favourite health food stores, and it’s always a [...]

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Easy Dandelion Recipes

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MEATLESS MONDAYS and SPRING = DANDELIONS DANDELIONS are one of my favourite Spring herbs. I use the flowers, leaves and the roots as medicine,and enjoy this delightful highly nutritious “weed” often at this time of year. I’ve been dismayed for many years at the millions of $$$ spent each year to eradicate these  cheerful sunny flowers [...]

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Is Garlic good for you? Let me count the ways…

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I absolutely love Garlic!  Do you?? There are so many reasons to include this pungent member of the Lily family in your daily meals, anytime but especially now.  I will eventually make a “glossary” to help with herbal terms but in the meantime, please contact me if the properties below are indecipherable! The huge list, [...]

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