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Keeping Your Eyes Bright and Healthy
Whether you are in your younger or older years it is important to consider the nutrients for maintaining healthy eyes. Most of us don't think about our eyes very much until something goes wrong with them in our later years but it is important to be mindful of healthy eye health at all stages of our life.
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Your Brain and Gut are Connected
In recent years the scientific community has shed an amazing amount of information about our gut health. One is the discoveris that not only is the brain in your head doing the work but actually there is a brain inside your gut too called the enteric nervous system.
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Lifestyle, Herbal and Food Suggestions for Seniors
This article is an introspective one for me to write because I guess I would be a senior now since I am in my 60's!!! It is an odd feeling to grow older, being amazed at the number of years behind me - and fewer years to go on the other end of life.
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Immune Builder and Digestive Tonic Soup December 2011
At this time of year we are thinking about how to stay warm and healthy during the dark, wet and cold months. One thing we have to remember is that this is the time of year when we may want to be more reflective about our lives as well as take more time for cooking soups and sharing them with people that we love and enjoy being with.
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A HISTORY OF HERBAL MEDICINE FOR HERBALISTS PART 1
How the Arabs Saved Greek Sciences
From Egyptian, Greek, Arab, East Indian and Western European roots, I have found is a rich, colorful and surprising array of characters, circumstances, wars, religions, societies and cultures that have engendered the herbal & medical traditions that we currently have in the modern era.
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The Importance of Minerals
Minerals are amazingly prevalent in our world and have a great relevance to life of all forms.
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Breathing Deeply
So often we take our breathing for granted. But for those with allergies and asthma, breathing can be an effort, may create anxiety and is something they may think about often.
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Coffee - The World's Favorite Drug
A letter to UTNE magazine in January of 1995 regarding a coffee article published the previous month.
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Tonic Herbs : Supplemental Therapy
Rejuvenation and regeneration are prominent in the herbal philosophy and pharmacopoeia of oriental systems of healing. Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine refers to regenerating herbs as tonic or supplemental herbs.
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Healing Herbs in the Spice Rack
If you come down with a cold or flu during the winter months, use spicy herbs that are warming to the interior and help expel the illness by sweating.
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The Sustainable Herbalist; The Sustainable Life
Currently, we are seeing herbal medicine reaching out to many people in our society. There are increased numbers of herbal students, practitioners, and schools engaged in learning and promoting the use of herbal medicine.
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Western Herbalist's Use of Ayurveda in the Clinic
Ayurveda is the ancient healing tradition of India. Literally translated it means, "wisdom of life" and was a part of the ancient Vedic culture and texts.
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Using the Six Tastes of Herbs to Determine a Formula
The Western herbal and medical traditions have placed a heavy emphasis on understanding the physiological actions of drugs and herbs and their effect on the body. While this information is useful, it leaves the herbalist with many gaps in our knowledge.
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Herbs for Teeth and Gums
Many of the clients  that I see have had rather serious dental problems, from root canals, gum disease, crown, bridges and deep pockets..
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Herbs for Safe Travels
One of the problems with traveling is that the digestive tract and gut do not do well with flying or driving to new places.
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A Delicious Way to Use Herbs
Many times when people think about using herbs they think that they have to take pills or extracts.  However, there are many other ways in which to ingest these wonderful green healers..
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Ancient Medicine - China
Many of the clients  that I see have had rather serious dental problems, from root canals, gum disease, crown, bridges and deep pockets..
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Ancient Medicine - The Asklepios - Greek Medicine 400BC
Imagine yourself in Athens around 400BC. You over hear two physician discussing their patients in a language that is not unfamiliar to us; arthritis, crisis, asthma, hypochondria.
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Honey, Propolis and Ancient Egyptians

Looking toward our ancient past, there has been very sophisticated forms of healing, much of which is now lost in the modern times.

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Castor Oil for Healing
Castor oil is an ancient healing remedy that has come back into prominent focus over the past few decades.  The oil is extracted from the seeds of the Ricinus communis also known as the Palma Christi, ( translates as Palm of Christ.).
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Women's Health Issues - Vitex - An Aphrodisiac
Women many times are confused as to what herbs they should take for maintaining good health.  It is important that we attempt to educate ourselves with healthy therapies so that we can know how to go through our various growths and changes with greater ease..
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Ashwagandha

As Ayurveda, the healing philosophy of India, becomes more popular in the West, the herbs from that region also gain recognition.  One of these herbs is Ashwagandha, Withania somnifera.

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An Herbal Story About My Eye

When I was 13 years old I was diagnosed with mild myopia with astigmatism. Since that time I have used glasses for driving or watching movies

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Wisdom from the Ages

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