All posts in 'Vitamins Minerals and Herbs (oh my!)'

Wandering Herbalist: Costa Rica Fruits

Posted on September 7th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food, Vitamins Minerals and Herbs (oh my!)

I have a confession to make that usually puzzles my clients and students who know me to be a food “expert”: I don’t usually eat fruit. It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s that, for some reason that I have never fully understood, my body just doesn’t seem to..
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Wandering Herbalist: Mamon (Rambutan)

Posted on August 1st, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food, Vitamins Minerals and Herbs (oh my!)

Medicinal plants, fruit: Mamon The fruit stacked high on the table at the market looks almost alien. Spiky, with little barbs radiating outward, bright red and about the size of a ping-pong ball; here in Costa Rica, this fruit is known as mammon, though in Asia it is better known..
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Chan – the Next Super Seed

Posted on May 3rd, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Vitamins Minerals and Herbs (oh my!)

Chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds – the Western world is getting familiar with the idea that seeds are superfoods. Little powerhouses of nutrition, seeds are packed with enough goodness to give an entire plant or tree it’s start in life and as such are usually pretty good for you...
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Best Supplements for Everyday and Someday

Posted on February 10th, 2016 · Posted in Vitamins Minerals and Herbs (oh my!)

I often see people grumpily pacing the aisles of Health Food Stores, bewildered by the sheer vastness of selection. When I give presentations to large groups, inevitably someone will ask during the Q & A “What supplements do you take?” I believe that supplements fall into three categories: the first..
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3 Herbs to start Wildcrafting

Posted on February 2nd, 2016 · Posted in Vitamins Minerals and Herbs (oh my!)

Tis the season for wildcrafting. If this is a term you are unfamiliar with, ‘wildcrafting’ means to find medicinal and culinary herbs and plants in their natural habitat and harvest them in a sustainable (read: not picking every last flower or enraging the Lorax) way. I am lucky enough to..
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Emotional Rescue: Bach Flower Remedies

Posted on January 30th, 2016 · Posted in Energy Medicine, Vitamins Minerals and Herbs (oh my!)

Ever hear about something that just seems too simple to be real? As in “if it was that easy then surely someone would have realized this before!”? Bach Flower Remedies have that effect on people. These flower remedies are a basic system of homeopathy that was created by Dr. Edward..
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