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Woman Sues City of Tulsa For Cutting Down Her Edible Garden – NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – KOTV.com |

 

Woman Sues City of Tulsa For Cutting Down Her Edible Garden – NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – KOTV.com |

Unacceptable.  And too close to home.

Brew Your Medicine How To Use Basic Kitchen by Herbalisma on Etsy

 

Brew Your Medicine How To Use Basic Kitchen by Herbalisma on Etsy.

HOW AWESOME IS THIS?!?!  Herbalist Kristi Shapla has created this work that includes photos and instructions on how to make your own herbal brews.  Hazah!  Chin Chin!  Nasdrovia!  Salud!  Cheers and happy brewing!

Dandelion, Burdock, and Cancer – East West School of Herbology – Come study with Michael Tierra

Dandelion, Burdock, and Cancer – East West School of Herbology – Come study with Michael Tierra.

Sage wisdom from one of Herbalism’s great teachers.  Click the link to read an extensive article on the benefits of Dandelion and Burdock, for cancer and other chronic dis-eases.

Red alert for humanity: Chemical damage can be inherited by offspring through unlimited generations

 

Red alert for humanity: Chemical damage can be inherited by offspring through unlimited generations.

Something to consider.  This thought has crossed my mind as a logical concept for many years, which led me to try to be as chemical-free as possible.  Hopefully my children will follow suit.  However, it will take a complete mindset shift to tackle this issue on a global scale.

Castor Oil Packs « Nurturing Health Through The Wisdom of Nature

 

Castor Oil Packs « Nurturing Health Through The Wisdom of Nature.

One of my favorite herbalists, Rosalee, posted this on the East West FB page today and I had to share.  Castor Oil packs are a wonderful remedy for sore muscles and joints, sciatica, and even to dissolve cysts.  This link takes you to a wonderful tutorial and consequently, a really great blog.  Check it out!

Orangette: Consider it ~ Granola

 

Orangette: Consider it.

This is absolutely the perfect homemade granola recipe!  I like to add other nuts and fruits as well.  I have an unhealthy craving for chocolate chip cookies so I like finding healthy alternatives.

Another option is trail mix.  My husband makes the best blend using toasted almonds, flax powder dusted dried cherries and cranberries, semisweet chocolate, and granola chunks.  It gets better the more nuts you add- I like peanuts and pecans.

American Herbalists Guild | An Association of Herbal Practitioners

 

American Herbalists Guild | An Association of Herbal Practitioners.

Check out the 2012 Webinar Series at the bottom of the page.  Many of these will be open to the public, some FREE, and archived on the site.  I just attended the seminar on Allergies and Hyper-sensitivity with Guido Mase RH and it was an excellent presentation.  Great lectures are always invigorating, and they often re-awaken my passion for learning and healing with herbs, as did this one.

Blood Building Syrup « Food as Medicine

Blood Building Syrup « Food as Medicine.

This is a fantastic recipe from Todd Caldecott.  Per an herbalist’s recommendation, to remedy my low energy and feelings of cold I eat 1 tsp/ day of blackstrap molassed to “build blood”.  After taking it for just a few days my energy levels and body temp rose to what I feel is the appropriate level.  I am looking forward to making and trying this even more powerful syrup recipe!

http://urbanherbwifery.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/iron-tonic-syrup/

The above link takes you to another recipe using western herbs that has a similar effect.

One Hundred Dollars a Month

 

One Hundred Dollars a Month.

This ambitious woman has a fantastic blog explaining how she feeds her family on $100/ month!  Of course one of her secrets is chickens!