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    Naturopathica: The Sensorial Skincare Rooted In Herbal Medicine

    In the 1980’s, Barbara Close was studying herbal medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico when her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. Close, a former social worker, decided to go back home to Virginia to support her mom during her treatments. It was through this process that Close was able to see...
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    People turning to herbal medicines for anxiety, pain, insomnia

    The World Health Organization estimates 80 percent of the world's population uses some type of herbal medicine. It's a growing trend in treating a variety of issues like fatigue and stress. Seventy-six-year-old Mia is feeling good these days, but a couple of years ago that was not the case. She...
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    Hometown Herbalist: Herbal Planting Guide

    If you’re anything like me you’ve already hit your budget for this year’s garden, but in the off-chance that you haven’t (or just can’t say no to adding more), I wanted to send you off to the plant store with a list of some of my favorite garden herbs. The herbs featured below are easy to grow...
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    No More Sneezing! 10 All-Natural Herbal Remedies to Stop Seasonal Allergies

    The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping… and your seasonal allergies are acting up again. But instead of reaching right for an over-the-counter antihistamine that can make you feel groggy and less than 100 percent, consider relying on some of these all-natural herbal remedies to combat...
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    1,000-Year-Old Illustrated Manuscript of Herbal Remedies Available Online

    Seeking natural remedies outside of chemical pharmaceuticals isn’t just for Eastern medicine. In fact, plant-based health cure also has a long tradition in Western medicine, as evidenced by a beautifully illustrated book in the British Libary’s collection. The Cotton MS Vitellius C III is a...
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    Folk festival promotes fresh, locally grown organic veggies, herbs

    CANTON — A circle of vendor tables at Saturday’s eighth annual North Country Folk Festival at St. Lawrence University shared a common theme in many cases — promoting fresh, certified organic vegetables and herbs that had been grown locally through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) sharing...
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    Visiting Our Past: The world’s herbs gathered in this mountain bowl

    One of the biggest factors in the shaping of our history here is herbal variety. For millennia, it supported hunter-gatherers, a lifestyle that did not go extinct when agriculturalists swept in. When Europeans settled here, they depended on the Cherokee for woodland knowledge and opened up to...
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    Want to Help Bees? Plant Flowering Herbs

    Herbs are among the most useful plants in nature. We use them in food and medicines. We use them in skin care products. We even use them to scent the air. But human beings are not the only creatures that love herbs. Bees, butterflies and other insects love them, too – as do some birds. David...
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    Think spring, think fresh flavor, think herbs

    Herbs are more than pots on the windowsill or a garnish on your plate — they are an adventure in flavor. These plants, with their fragrant leaves, grow in temperate regions. They have been traded in various parts of the world for more than 2,000 years. Recent news about herbs has been focused on...
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    Merry Christmas

    May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch on your door, And happiness be guided to your home by the candle of Christmas.
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    Moyamoya disease

    Anyone familiar with this? A friend has a daughter who has this. However, information is hard to come by on it he said. Basically, the arteries in the brain are constricted, and can cause all sorts of problems. I'm trying to find him something that may help him, and more importantly his...
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    I get a daily e-mail from Dan Lewis who runs a list called Now I know. He sends out articles on all sorts of things you may or may not know, and the other day it was on Juice. I thought some people here may find it interesting.
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    Site Upgrade

    Thread for questions and problems with the forum upgrade. Watched threads, email notifications, and latest posts Watching a thread means that you would like to subscribe to it to have quick access to see if there's anything new posted there. When a thread is being watched, you'll get an...
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    "Allergies might be good for you after all." - Yale University school of Medicine

    Allergies might be the body's response to protecting itself from environmental toxins, say researchers, just in time for hay fever season. A new theoretical study at Yale University School of Medicine, argues that type 2 immunity, which helps protect against external environmental hazards, by...
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    Fast food salad

    So my parents came back from a cruise. They had mentioned they watched a guy who did a nutrition information show. They said that they soak salad greens in sugar water to get people hooked on eating the salads at fast food places. If true, it is pretty amazing, and no wonder so many people...
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    it works!

    So I was given a few rain barrels by my in-laws. Always a nice gift. But I now had more rain barrels then I had down spouts. So about two weeks ago, I took out all the valves, and connected them through a pvc pipe system. I now had 5 rain barrels all connected to each other, and connected to...
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    Acupuncture Improves Sleep - New Research

    New research concludes that acupuncture benefits sleep. A controlled trial conducted on pigs measured sleep outcomes when the subjects received acupuncture at acupoints GV20 and Dafengmen (an acupoint anatomically similar to human GV20, Baihui). Results were measured using an actigraph...
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    Homeopathy has a valuable role in NZ’s Health Industry

    Homeopathy has a valuable role in New Zealand’s Health Industry The New Zealand Council of Homeopaths endorses the findings of a Swiss report by Bornhoft et al, the most comprehensive analysis of homeopathy done by a government. This report has affirmed that homeopathic treatment is both...
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    Do you grow a garden?

    Do you grow a garden and what type?
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    Not the best garden start

    So we had our first freeze here in Florida. A friend who works nights says it was 22 on his way home at 7am. The garden sprinkler system pipe burst open, and did not see it until around 10am. Lost all my warm crop (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, etc..) but the cool weather crop is still ok I...