All posts tagged 'herbs'

GEMS Nutrition

Posted on October 28th, 2017 · Posted in Energy Medicine, Fabulous Food, Vitamins Minerals and Herbs (oh my!)

We love food. I have written before about how, when you start doing any type of homesteading, you become basically food-obsessed. I think many people in the holistic health industry find themselves in this position, learning more about the body means learning more about how to feed it for optimum..
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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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Clueless attempts at Permaculture: 3.5 months

Posted on June 10th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food, Permaculture

The good news is: food is actually growing. The half-dozen pots of lettuce I had planted as we were getting settled are large and we are consistently pilfering leaves for salads. We’ve had our first little crop of radishes and celery, green onions and herbs are in abundance. Almost every..
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Dreaming of permaculture: our journey to Costa Rica

Posted on May 18th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings

Written for Health Action magazine It started twelve years ago during a Saskatchewan winter. Having just finished my training in herbology and sick-to-death of the cold, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to study herbs in the rainforest. It sounded like a whim and people laughed it off,..
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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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My clueless attempts at permaculture.

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food

OK, so some of you may have been reading about our renovation process and how we are going about rehabilitating the cabinas we have purchased in the jungle. Part of this whole process however is the idea that we are going to live as self-sufficiently as possible and that means..
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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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