Health and wellness

The History Of Western Herbal Medicine

Local herbalist, healer and wise woman, Chanchal Cabrera, writes a very eye opening account of the modern subversion of plant medicine: THE HISTORY OF WESTERN HERBAL MEDICINE – Chanchal Cabrera MSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG Herbal medicine is the oldest form of healing known. Possibly massage is…

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The Science Behind Chaga Mushroom

If you’re the type of person who likes to geek out on the details of how something works, prepare to enter the wonderful world of Chaga. Scientific Advisor and Energy Medicine Specialist Dr. Karl Maret reveals the inner workings of this marvelous mushroom and its…

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Wisewoman Susun Weed – Three Traditions of Health

I have been on a Susun Weed spree lately. This woman is wise. “Herbal medicine is People’s medicine” is her mantra and oh how exciting, enlightening and enlivening it is to be guided by such a masterful teacher towards growing and gathering medicine for me…

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The Importance of SLEEP

Getting enough sleep is one thing, getting enough GOOD QUALITY sleep is quite another. I had no idea that one of the ‘diseases of civilization’ that plagues our modern society is sleeping disorders. According to Dr. Stasha Gominak, this is the root of much pain…

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Why We Get Fat

Most of you would agree that gaining or losing weight is based on the amount of calories we eat, right? Caloric intake vs caloric expenditure – the eat less, exercise more mantra of modern medicine. Well what if that’s wrong and the cause of fat…

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Naturopath Barbara O’Neill

Having raised eight (yes, eight!) children and being a former hairdresser herself, Naturopath and Nutritionist┬áBarbara O’Neill has not only educated but inspired me. So excited have I been about her work that for the last month I’ve been personally emailing clients, friends and family with…

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